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Trying to even up the pile, but is this a mad idea??

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TwoNoisyBoys Sun 23-Nov-14 22:57:27

I've finished shopping! Well, I have for the two noisy boys....just some boxers and pencils for their stockings. I've even wrapped it all too, which is unheard of....go me!

But.....the piles are different sizes. And there's a difference in the amount of presents too...(I'm not bothered about any difference in cost....they don't notice stuff like that yet!) DS1 has 7 presents, DS2 had 8. As we try to make a point of opening them one at a time, there's a good chance they'll notice.

Soooo....I'm getting the twitch! I'm thinking of getting DS1 another gift to 'even it up'.....but I want something in a biggish box. And I've had an idea which could either be mad or ace! He's got some special needs, and this used to really show itself in his eating. He was very much a creature of habit, and wouldn't try much new stuff. But since going to high school he's getting on great with that side of things smile and is trying new stuff all the time. His latest love is toasted sandwiches....so I'm thinking if getting him a toastie maker! I think he'd love it....and he has got a really great sense of humour.....but is this a really weird gift? What do you reckon?

Over to you, Christmas Topic jury smile

Bluestocking Sun 23-Nov-14 22:58:32

I think it's a genius idea! He can experiment with all sorts of fun fillings and be the Toastie Masterchef in your house.

minkymuskyslyoldstoaty Sun 23-Nov-14 22:59:32

how old is he?

HolgerDanske Sun 23-Nov-14 22:59:49

Yes, do it fsmile

WhispersOfWickedness Sun 23-Nov-14 23:06:49

That sounds brilliant, do it grin
I am with you on the quantities too, I am really conscious of both DC having an equal number (they wouldn't notice cost yet, but would definitely notice more or less presents!).

TwoNoisyBoys Sun 23-Nov-14 23:07:07

I'm so pleased you think so! I was hoping for a bit of a nudge as I just couldn't work out if it would be complete madness or a great present!

He's 12 Minky, and just starting to do cooking at school, which he's showing a great interest in!

TwoNoisyBoys Sun 23-Nov-14 23:07:40

BlueStocking, I think he'd love that title smile

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 23-Nov-14 23:10:47

My DS would love his own toasted sandwich maker!

Jenda Sun 23-Nov-14 23:12:42

Fab idea! He can make turkey toastiesgrin

BathshebaDarkstone Sun 23-Nov-14 23:17:16

I think it's a lovely idea and by the sound of it he'll love it! smile

TwoNoisyBoys Sun 23-Nov-14 23:23:15

Thank you so much everyone....it's going on my list of things to buy tomorrow smile

LaughingM Sun 23-Nov-14 23:30:05

Nice idea! They have them in wilkos for £6 as well, so needn't cost much to make it more even!

Bluestocking Sun 23-Nov-14 23:42:03

I fancy a Festive Toastie with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce ... now I'm making myself hungry, at nearly midnight. wink

WildFlowersAttractBees Sun 23-Nov-14 23:47:46

Fab idea. Make sure you have plenty of toastie related food in as if he is anything like my DC's he will want to try it asap!

crje Sun 23-Nov-14 23:59:24

Fab idea
Get him a paper chefs hat to go with it.

TwoNoisyBoys Mon 24-Nov-14 00:10:11

I'm all excited about it now imagining his face when he opens it! grin

fuzzpig Mon 24-Nov-14 07:16:24

I think it is a brilliant idea smile

To me this is what Xmas presents are all about - that unusual gift that might make others think WTF confused but to the recipient it's perfect grin

marne2 Mon 24-Nov-14 11:28:48

I think it's a great idea, my dd has sn's and I'm tempted to get her a pop corn maker as she loves popcorn.

Unexpected Mon 24-Nov-14 11:33:26

I think it's a great idea, we bought DS2 a smoothies maker for his 12th birthday and it was a huge hit. He would love a soda stream as well but he's not getting that! I think once they are teenagers they are beginning to get past the stage of tat and actually like presents which make them feel grown-up.

Thumbwitch Mon 24-Nov-14 11:35:03

What a fab idea! HOpe he loves it. smile

TwoNoisyBoys Mon 24-Nov-14 13:01:28

I went out and bought it this morning and managed to get it for a tenner, so I'm chuffed with that! Looking forward to seeing what concoctions he comes up with! grin

Frostyfoxy Mon 24-Nov-14 14:51:57

I hope he's not like my sn ds who would love that as a present and then make you prawn and chocolate toasties!! Fab idea though! grin

TwoNoisyBoys Tue 25-Nov-14 16:12:54

Ha ha! Yes....perhaps I should say I'm dreading the concoctions!!! grin

Caramelkate Tue 25-Nov-14 20:01:47

I would get a cheap recipe book to go with it!

Cocolate Tue 25-Nov-14 20:03:41

Just make sure you've plenty of bread and cheese/ham/whatever in so he can experiment IMMEDIATELY!!!

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