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Help! What are you getting your 7 year old boy?

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NigellaEllaElla Tue 18-Nov-14 22:07:59

Mine has bike, scooter, iPad, wii and ds (and doesn't play with either). He is outdoorsy and we have no idea what to get him and he doesn't even know himself what he would like. He's asked Santa for a "surprise" hmm

Please give me some inspiration. Please.

FayKnights Tue 18-Nov-14 22:11:15

I've got 7 and 8 year old DS' who both love their roller skates.

jimblejambles Tue 18-Nov-14 22:13:51

We are thinking of getting ds (just turned 7) a set of football goals. Not entirely sure if he will be able to use them before April though blush

tippytappywriter Tue 18-Nov-14 22:15:29

Ds would like a train set.

leesmum Tue 18-Nov-14 22:16:30

Basketball net? My nearly 7yr old is the opposite and is a more indoor boy, and yes he also has kindle, D's we got him some Lego Movie Lego, minecraft figures, Shaun the sheep DVDs, junior scrabble and Teksta Dalmatian (interactive puppy) because I'm a mean mum and won't allow any pets!!!

fruitpastille Tue 18-Nov-14 22:19:41

Considering a guinea pig! Hot wires circuit set was massive hit last year, played with a lot. Have you got a trampoline?

atticusclaw Tue 18-Nov-14 22:21:31

mine is having half a PS4, half of a few PS4 games, half a table tennis table (all shared with DS1 who is 9)

He then has:
an air zooka gun (DS1 also has one so I'm expecting air blast wars on Christmas morning)
books - George's cosmic universe set and the history quest set
audio book - michael morpurgo collection
2 lego sets
Now 89
Articulate for kids

Then a few little stocking presents all under £5.

We are doing quality not quantity this year - although the list still isn't bad

NigellaEllaElla Tue 18-Nov-14 22:23:23

He has football goals and he uses them ALL the time so think they'll be a great pressie Jimble
We've got him some Minecraft Lego and I did look at the figures but wasn't sure if he would actually do anything with them? We've got him quite a few littler presents but our other two children have got a "big" present too as they wanted new scooters, and we have always done a big present and then lots of little ones, but I'm really stumped for a main pressies, and DH just says something will turn up hmm
I've got pretty much everything now though and am just stressing over this.

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Pompbear Tue 18-Nov-14 22:50:26

outdoorsy? den kit? binoculars? science stuff? stick insects??

Llareggub Tue 18-Nov-14 22:51:06

I'm pretty stumped too.

All mine wants in Lego. We seem to have everything but I like the roller skates idea a lot.

Clueing4looks Tue 18-Nov-14 23:42:38

What about a peddle go kart? My son has had so much use out of his, him and his friends play real life mario kart.

Guitargirl Wed 19-Nov-14 07:33:52


Den-making kit?

elenasalvatore Wed 19-Nov-14 07:37:35

I got mine a den making kit and a set of good walkie talkies which went down a treat for a recent birthday

TiffanyToothache Wed 19-Nov-14 07:38:50

Lego train set

hellodave Wed 19-Nov-14 07:41:47

Does he like a specific football team/do you have a local team. Dh and i are not keen on football be ds2 aged 7 loves it so he is getting our local(championship) team replica kit, new boots, membetship to their childrens club and some tickets to take a friend to a match in the new year. May buy a new ball too.

Roseformeplease Wed 19-Nov-14 07:43:08

Mine are older but top toys were binoculars, a bug collecting kit, a metal detector and walkie talkies. All fairly cheap. Just got my niece and nephew walkie talkies for £15 from Amazon.

Callmegeoff Wed 19-Nov-14 07:45:05

Heelies? Those trainers with wheels in, my dd 9 loves hers.

youmakemydreams Wed 19-Nov-14 07:50:01

Agree den making kit. Ds is 8 so not much older. He is getting a tablet which yours already has.
He asked for a metal detector too. Not got him a big fancy one but imagine he will have a bit of fun with it.

atticusclaw Wed 19-Nov-14 07:59:41

table football?
skateboard and ramps?
zoobs are a big hit in this house (although they are generally used for making laser blasters etc)

Would he play one of the more toy based wii games like disney infinity or skylanders with all the characters. They've been life savers for us in recent years since you can bulk out the present pile with the extra figures.

As a smaller gift there is a good set of books for minecraft if he has the minecraft game

In past years mine have liked

night vision glasses and army vests with lots of pockets
so much lego we could set up a shop
sucker tip bow and arrows from decathlon. These were a massive hit last year and the whole family has had fun using them

NigellaEllaElla Wed 19-Nov-14 18:15:35

He loves Minecraft but I was looking at all the figures etc today in Toys R Us and I'm not sure he'd play with them.

However, I am about to research the den kit and pedal Go Kart. Thanks everyone, some fab suggestions!

dancingwitch Wed 19-Nov-14 18:40:56

Swingball? Has the advantage that you can play it against yourself.

NigellaEllaElla Wed 19-Nov-14 19:11:22

Regards the pedal Go Kart, he's 7.5 and all the ones I can see on Amazon say they are upto age 8, does anyone know of any others that are larger? Thanks

Clueing4looks Wed 19-Nov-14 19:25:02

Not sure if they're still about but ours is a kettler, it's for up to about 10yo. I originally bought it for my little sister in 2001 (big age gap) and she passed it down. Was about £100 ish but it's worth it, it's still as good as new, never had no trouble at all (other than a respray)

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