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Quite cheap but huge present??

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curiousgeorgie Mon 10-Nov-14 21:27:23

My nephew loves a big box (who doesn't?!!)... We've already got him some presents but they've been things his parents have asked for which are all very small packages... We really want to get him something extra that's in a really big box wink

Any ideas? He's 2..

ShatnersBassoon Mon 10-Nov-14 21:29:40

An art easel. Or just a big, empty, gift wrapped box.

aftereight Mon 10-Nov-14 21:29:56

How about an actual cardboard box (free!) cut into a castle/car/house shape, with a pack of crayons attached for him to decorate it with?

blindcaptaincat Mon 10-Nov-14 21:30:05

Helium balloon!

xalyssx Mon 10-Nov-14 21:31:14

Inflatable toy off amazon for 1.50 blown up before being wrapped.

trice Mon 10-Nov-14 21:31:47

They have the tomy rocking horse in asda for £10 - it comes in a massive box and toddlers love them.

Mrsgrumble Mon 10-Nov-14 21:32:14

What about a tunnel (ikea) for him

mummybear1985 Mon 10-Nov-14 21:33:37

A big box filled with cheap balloons, paper streamers and maybe some glitter/foil shapes! Maybe pop 1 or 2 helium ones in the top so that they float out the top when he opens it! smile

agoodbook Mon 10-Nov-14 21:33:54

off the wall here - but why not get a big box and cover with wrapping paper, then put the other toys inside, maybe buy something second hand to add to the bulk. We have bought DGS a happy land set in lovely condition but not new to go with other new presents smile

agoodbook Mon 10-Nov-14 21:35:01

X posted with a few here! grin

MegBusset Mon 10-Nov-14 21:37:30

A helium balloon

curiousgeorgie Mon 10-Nov-14 21:37:51

Thanks everyone, great ideas grin

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 10-Nov-14 21:41:52

A pop up tent? and you could stick all the other toys inside smile

MsAspreyDiamonds Mon 10-Nov-14 21:56:04

Asda have a huge long box of giant bricks for fifteen pounds.

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Mon 10-Nov-14 22:06:41

without a doubt helium Balloon S.

Just had toddler bday, got about 4 Helium Balloons, she was by far more interested in these than the presents she got. Make sure they have lovely long string so when they float to ceiling he can pull them down and then they float back up, they look lovely in room too.

Card factory sell a brilliant shiny range for about 2.49 per balloon.

Honestly. It will be his best present.

HolgerDanske Tue 11-Nov-14 08:24:32

Buy a huge box (or three, or five!) off ebay or amazon or wherever, and make a castle/tower/tunnel/boat/airplane/play house/whatever. Cut windows out, paint it in bright colours, voila! You will be very popular smile

BedPig2013 Tue 11-Nov-14 08:28:28

My dd is almost 2 and she just loves boxes she can climb in, she pretends they're a taxi or a bus! I'd just put all your presents for him in a big box and wrap it up

ilovehotsauce Tue 11-Nov-14 08:35:07

I'm getting dd a massive box aset one of her gifts, I'm going to wrap it in jazzy paper and make her a window & door. There a few how too's on pintrest to make them collapsible which might be handy for storing it.

HolgerDanske Tue 11-Nov-14 08:35:57

Oh oh, present AND a helium balloon, all wrapped up in a giant box smile

God, little children make christmas such a joyful time, don't they.

HolgerDanske Tue 11-Nov-14 08:36:18


squiggleirl Tue 11-Nov-14 08:48:30

There are all sorts of cardboard toys on-line - all sorts of different prices. The come flat-packed, but you could assemble it ready for use. I love this one: Rocket

HoHoHappyHolidays Tue 11-Nov-14 09:08:07

Playmobil 1.2.3 6754 123 Large Zoo for £14.53

Littlemousewithcloggson Tue 11-Nov-14 09:41:34

Definitely agree with helium balloons. Did similar for DD when she was younger. Wrapped presents in the bottom of a bix box and 3 filled helium balloons on top to float out when opened. Balloons provided hours of entertainment, box was played with for the rest of the day and the actual presents didnt get opened at all until a couple of days later!!!

Littlemousewithcloggson Tue 11-Nov-14 09:42:23

"big" box that should read!

WildFlowersAttractBees Tue 11-Nov-14 09:45:37

Sainsburys have a huge box of mega bloks for £11.99

Argos/Aldi etc also had cardboard colour in castles for under £10

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