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What to put on pre-teen DS's advent?

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DullUserName Sun 25-Oct-15 14:32:51

We've outgrown the Playmobil advents and the Lego advents. Older DD gets a shoebox of 24 little gifts, such as pencils, notebooks, decent pens, etc, as she does a lot of art. Not sure what equivalent to do for DS though. Did pens and some little Lego bits for him last year year - he liked the idea but wasn't as impressed with pens!
He's into Scouting, Marvel and Minecraft.
Any ideas for what to put together for him that won't break the bank? Thanks!

Jenijena Sun 25-Oct-15 14:34:49

If he likes scouting, does he have a camp blanket? In which case some cloth badges to sew in it would be good...

BlueBananas Sun 25-Oct-15 14:39:31

A torch and a compass for 2 of the days maybe?

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Sun 25-Oct-15 14:54:21

Amazon have loads of little mine craft bits such as:
Various plush

DullUserName Tue 27-Oct-15 23:41:31

Thank you all :-)

He does have a camp banket with abundant earned and fun badges, plus places we've been to, but I shall try to find some Marvel ones if I can. Torches and compasses we have in abundance.
I have now got some Minecraft stickers and pencils on order. :-)

LibidinousSwine Wed 28-Oct-15 07:32:53

It doesn't exactly fall into the "bargainous" category but did you know you can get Lego mini figures personalised to look like your scout? DS had one in his cracker last year and it's brilliant, you just choose the hair colour, glasses etc and upload a photo of their scarf colours.
Hang on, I'll go and take a photo smile

LibidinousSwine Wed 28-Oct-15 07:36:34

Very accurate, though DS isn't actually yellow grin

fastdaytears Wed 28-Oct-15 07:39:43

Love the Lego minifigures so much.

There should be some fun badges around too that he might like.

Hmm I shall keep thinking! I'd love your DD's box by the way!

Racundra Wed 28-Oct-15 07:52:30

Libidinous, may I ask where the minifig was from?

LibidinousSwine Wed 28-Oct-15 08:12:54

See racundra, it occurred to me after posting that somebody may ask and I would have to admit to having forgotten so I will go and have a quick google grin

LibidinousSwine Wed 28-Oct-15 08:19:40

Well that was easier than I thought- I suspect thats a case of cookies in action grin

Racundra Wed 28-Oct-15 08:43:11

Thank you! grin

d270r0 Wed 28-Oct-15 08:57:54

What about a set of minecraft lego? Split it up over a number of days, cut up the instructions ( or photocopy them first) and put the corresponding piece in the pocket with the lego. The number of days you can split it into depends on the size of the set.
Alternatively, don't give him the instructions but let me put it together as he chooses, then give him the instructions at the end.

DullUserName Wed 28-Oct-15 10:25:49

We have those minifigs :-) (Scout son and Guide daughter) They are wonderful. Well worth spending the extra to get the correct necker. Quite a few of their printed tiles and other figs featured in last year's advent (minions, Adventure Time...)

Splitting up a Lego set is genius! There's the set that's all just blocks... perfect! THANK YOU! :-) :-) :-)

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