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Present ideas for 8year old boy and 7year old girl?

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Ohfourfoxache Fri 21-Nov-14 08:20:08

Sorry but I haven't got a clue!

Fairly distant relatives but we normally get them a little something each for Christmas.

Budget is about £10, no more than £15

I know that they like meerkats (thought about an "adopt a meerkat" package each but I don't really want to start a tradition. There are significant problems with our "link" relatives - with whom we are currently nc - so there is no guarantee that we'll be in contact next Christmas and I don't want to either disappoint the kids or start something that their parents feel they have to carry on).

The boy has a name that is quite popular, but the girl has an unusual name/spelling so it's difficult to find anything that is personalised.

So, does anyone have any bright ideas? Their parents are lovely and are quite "hands on" (craft stuff, baking etc) but I'd like to get something that shows a bit of thought rather than just get a craft set for the sake of it iyswim.

Thank you! grin

VanitasVanitatum Fri 21-Nov-14 08:25:41

Try the wicked uncle website.. I have parent friends who swear by it.

vikjul Fri 21-Nov-14 08:52:49

Get them a card game each! These are all brilliant (especially Sleeping Queens), should be fun for both of them (and their parents!):

Sleeping Queens:
www.amazon.co.uk/Gamewright-230-Sleeping-Queens-Game/dp/B0009XBY3A/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1416559654&sr=1-1&keywords=sleeping+queens

Zeus on the Loose:
www.amazon.co.uk/Gamewright-Zeus-The-Loose-Game/dp/B000GKD470/ref=sr_1_6?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1416559654&sr=1-6&keywords=sleeping+que

Rat a Tat Cat:
www.amazon.co.uk/Gamewright-204-Rat-a-tat-Cat-Game/dp/B00000GBQJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1416559737&sr=1-1&keywords=rat+a+tat+cat

Or why not a sound machine each? My kids (and ALL their friends) love this (there is also a black "horror" one and a green "comics" one):

www.amazon.co.uk/WWP-W5769-Sound-Machine-18486/dp/B002ICWDIK/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1416559479&sr=1-1&keywords=sound+machine

Otherwise, for meerkats, this (if they like Playmobil, not all kids do):
www.amazon.co.uk/Playmobil-4853-Meerkat-Family/dp/B0032OAQJQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416559082&sr=8-1&keywords=playmobil+meerkat

or something like this:
www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=meerkat+plush&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ameerkat+plush

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Fri 21-Nov-14 20:15:01

I've bought friends children the game wright games before and they were a huge hit!

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