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7-8yo boy, £30-£70 ?

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ragged Wed 28-Oct-15 20:24:20

Gift suggestions appreciated.
I'd prefer one rather nice gift rather than loads of small ones.
Youngest of 4 boys
He wants & I wanted to get him an Android phone so he could play Clash of Clans but DH has good reasons to object.

7yo is not so difficult to please, I'm the fussy one who wants to get a gift that is just right.

Already have in the house: 2 tonnes of Lego, posh marble run, dinosaurs, overflowing bookshelves, bikes, scooters, footballs, swords, several years of The Beano, 20 x hamma bead boards, unloved science kits, micro machines, 35 DSi games, a sea of cuddly toys, well-ignored crafts stuff...

WipsGlitter Wed 28-Oct-15 20:26:33

Watching.

Scalextric?

MumOfTheMoment Wed 28-Oct-15 20:27:10

Raspberry Pi
Good magic set
Hot wires
Skylanders (if you have ps3/wii/xbox)

earlyriser Wed 28-Oct-15 20:29:37

How about a hudl? Slightly more than your budget but you might be able to use tesco vouchers to get it for half price. My 8yr old boy loves his!

OSETmum Wed 28-Oct-15 20:32:34

the hudl is being discontinued but I read on the bargain thread that the kindle fire is on offer at Tesco.

ragged Wed 28-Oct-15 20:34:19

A household like ours ought to have one, but really, What is the Raspberry Pi good for? I think DS is too young or just not quite geeky enough.

DH would have loved something like the R-Pi when he was about 10-11, though.

I'm planning on getting a gpaws recorder for DH, actually.
He'll probably put the sodding cat on Strava!!

DingbatsFur Wed 28-Oct-15 20:35:17

There is a 49£ kindle fire on sale at amazon.
Basic electric circuits set gets a lot of use around here (elenco snap circuits, though Bright minds have their own version).

DingbatsFur Wed 28-Oct-15 20:36:47

www.brightminds.co.uk/cambridge-brainbox-primary-2-electronics-kit/p66

MrsMolesworth Wed 28-Oct-15 20:37:26

Would you consider getting him a pet? A guinea pig and cage would be about £50-70.

ragged Wed 28-Oct-15 20:37:55

We have had electronic circuits but the boys didn't really go for it.
I don't think my kids are that kind of clever.

DS would love a regular maid service, honest. He loves to make his bed or tidy the house, or at least have the house tidy.

DingbatsFur Wed 28-Oct-15 20:40:53

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00Y3TM6CO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1446064801&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=Kindle+Fire
You can get them to turn the special offers off by contacting customer services.

DingbatsFur Wed 28-Oct-15 20:41:54

Real tool set and some balsa wood? He could build stuff.
Or brick house with the disolveable mortat?

MumOfTheMoment Wed 28-Oct-15 22:19:41

Well dd is yr2 and she uses the Scratch programme at school so I'm sure your ds could use it. If he is interested though! I think dh likes it the most in our house grin

MumOfTheMoment Wed 28-Oct-15 22:20:02

it = raspberry pi

trixymalixy Wed 28-Oct-15 22:27:22

Nerf guns?

BertieBotts Wed 28-Oct-15 22:44:42

Raspberry pi is not really worth it if you have a family computer that you don't mind him messing around on. You can do more on Scratch.

Get him a steam cleaner grin

What about one of the games which you buy the extra characters for? Skylanders or Disney Infinity? There's a lego one which looks great but it's about £100 I think (just for the game shock)

ragged Thu 29-Oct-15 09:10:48

He'd probably love the steam cleaner!!

Thanks for replies, sorry to be awkward.
Screens: can't coz we don't want Clash of Clans argument.

Nerf guns: I despair when they gather dust & go crazy when DSs play with them: anyway, we have too many plenty already.

Don't have ps3/wii/xbox, so skylanders out.

OMG, I've discovered where Sheldon shops (!)

DSs are currently playing conkers...

Bimblywibble Thu 29-Oct-15 09:57:16

I'm thinking k'nex roller coaster for my 7'year old, but also reading for other ideas...

ragged Thu 29-Oct-15 11:27:30

I'm thinking about a portable pocket microscope that takes pictures that can be downloaded via USB or other interface.

BrandNewAndImproved Thu 29-Oct-15 11:30:30

What about a video camera with editing stuff on it?

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