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Comingroundthemountain Sun 27-Sep-15 20:33:08

My kids' presents now all sorted. Help me stop buying, I think they have enough in their stockings and enough main presents from us now. We're holding off buying their santa present until nearer the time so we know what they really want. It'll be a toy of around £20-£30 though.

And for those wanting ideas we've got:

Stockings (DD 5 DS 3)
bubbles in an ice cream cone shaped bottle
Pen with four different multi coloured ink
clockwork duck family
Ben & Holly figures
Holographic plastic mug
Bath toy squirter
chocolate
small cinderella mirror (dd)
fireman sam card game (ds)
biscuit tin in shape of their favourite biscuit

DD presents
Glow in the dark planets
Revolting rhymes
Swimming float
Toy fairy
character wall clock
kiddie binoculars

Ds presents
dragon
Fireman Sam annual
Swimming float
Kiddie binoculars
character wall clock

And there will be presents from GPs etc of course.

Also are we being mean? I think this is loads until I read what everyone else gives...

EmGee Mon 28-Sep-15 12:01:36

That's fine. Looks like a lovely selection of presents! You just have to be strong and not twitch, which is hard to do as Christmas approaches and others post on the bargain/Amazon Black Friday threads about all the great bargains they have bought!! I did this last year and it got ridiculous. Kids had far too much stuff and I felt so guilty afterwards (bit like you do when you've eaten obscene amounts of chocolate).

Just remember, a bargain is a bargain only if you need it. Some people will give their kids huge sacks full of presents, some will give expensive gifts like iPads, some will give much smaller amounts. Each to their own. I was swayed last year and 'twitched' but I can assure you I will not be swayed this year and am keeping a firm handle on how much I buy/what I buy.

I think you are very wise to hold off buying Santa's presents until nearer the time. Might as well get them something they want/ask for (within reason) rather than having to keep adding to the ever growing pile!

LittleMissGreen Mon 28-Sep-15 12:05:27

I think that is a lovely list. No need to buy more - just read the threads by people in July about how much hasn't actually been touched.

elQuintoConyo Mon 28-Sep-15 12:06:31

Don't buy any more. Just don't. (Apart from the Santa presents).

We set a budget. Everything has to be something we know will get played with/worn/used. Presents for presents' sake is just daft and such a waste.

candykane25 Mon 28-Sep-15 12:39:34

Jumping on board. I looked at DDs stash this weekend. Shes 2 and its overwhelming really so might hold some back for boxing day!
Its stuff for DM ans DMIL and DSis I need now - and they haven't adked for anything yet.
But really do need to stop buying toys. I might have to stop looking at the main bargain thread and FB pages.

FattyNinjaOwl Mon 28-Sep-15 12:56:27

That sounds lovely. I've bought way too much, again this year.

DS1 (will be 7)

Shed loads of Lego
Samsung galaxy tab 4
Colouring pencils and colouring book
Giant enderdragon teddy
Minions fart blaster
Minions operation
Dr. Who how to be a time lord book
Explosive experiments kit
Really rotten experiments kit

DD (will be 2)

Smart trike
Small kitchen
Trolley and food
Stickers
Hatching dinosaurs egg
Hoover
Minnie mouse story book
Large dragon
Toy unicorns
"Frozen" musical instruments

DS2 (is a baby and won't remember)

Garage
Chunky cars
Hide and squeek eggs
Fisher price activity...thing.. confused
Crocodile
Hippo
Lion

I only need duplo for DD (big box of mega bloks minis, cheaper than actual duplo) from Santa and DS2 is getting a rugby kit (he's only a baby) I've sorted my mums present, my DB wants a gift card and my other DB will just get chucked some money. My dads is sorted so just my step-dad and step grandma. My kids don't need any more... They really don't... Sits on hands to stop self going online shopping...

mrdaddypig Mon 28-Sep-15 19:52:32

here is a list for my 3 children

oldest daughter (6)
tablet
stretchkins requested from santa
frozen anna doll
frozen hamper basket
coloring book set & hobbycraft set

daughter (4)
stretch kins
tablet
sofia the first doll
coloring book
sofia the first toy tablet
toy cash register
disney toddler doll

son (2)

Fisher Price Thomas & Friends My First Delivery
little tikes ride on horse
Chicco Turbo touch Fast car
jcb ride on digger
table and chairs
coloring book and crayons the simple things they like the best
Chicco Fit 'n Fun Goal League

gamerchick Mon 28-Sep-15 19:54:51

You're all going to twitch yanno grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 28-Sep-15 21:01:15

I was going to say "Watch out for The Twitch " fgrin]

Comingroundthemountain Mon 28-Sep-15 21:08:27

I hope not - they both have Dec birthdays too.

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