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Suggestions for cheap but big/exciting looking presents for 5 yr old boy.

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Miloarmadillo1 Sun 06-Dec-15 19:31:56

His main present is an iPod shuffle ( I.e. Tiny tiny box) and his stash of presents from FC looks meagre compared to 1yr old sister who has several large boxes of flashy plastic toddler toys. I need some low budget suggestions to even things up a bit, please!

iwannadancewithsomebody Sun 06-Dec-15 19:34:30

A work bench? Can get them on amazon for about £20

A kitchen or shop? We got a kitchen in tk Maxx for £25

Do you have Tesco vouchers you can double up? Or boots card points?

Miloarmadillo1 Sun 06-Dec-15 19:38:17

We have a toy kitchen but workbench might be an option, will have a look at those.

SisterViktorine Sun 06-Dec-15 19:38:19

Bigtrak? Big box, flashing lights, buttons. So retro and old-tech but I'm pretty sure my 5yo DS is going to love his (from grandparents) more than the Kindle Fire he is getting from us.

DragonMamma Sun 06-Dec-15 19:40:52

We got soon to be 5 DS the playmobil set with the exploding volcano and t-rex. The box is possibly one of the biggest we've had delivered in a while, it's so difficult to hide so would definitely take up some room for you?

DragonMamma Sun 06-Dec-15 19:41:31


Cressandra Sun 06-Dec-15 19:53:49

basic easel

Ours is still up in our playroom and the whiteboard side is in regular use. My youngest is turning 7.

KP86 Sun 06-Dec-15 19:55:16

Bubble-blowing gun.

Penguito Sun 06-Dec-15 19:57:01

Lego table?

Leeds2 Sun 06-Dec-15 20:00:23

Pop up wigwam/tent.

A football, spacehopper and hula hoop!

BrianButterfield Sun 06-Dec-15 20:01:38

Very big and very cheap!

throwingpebbles Sun 06-Dec-15 20:02:40

Board games? Things like hungry hippos? Marble run or a domino run?

throwingpebbles Sun 06-Dec-15 20:03:08

Basketball and a basketball hoop?

throwingpebbles Sun 06-Dec-15 20:03:42

Or try 2nd hand selling sites? I have picked some lovely stuff up for my boy on these

BrieAndChilli Sun 06-Dec-15 20:07:08

How much is your budget? I got DS the bat cave from asda as was reduced from 65 to 35. It is really big.

madmother1 Sun 06-Dec-15 20:08:30

A huge box with balloons in!!

BifsWif Sun 06-Dec-15 20:09:50

That playmobil set mentioned above is fantastic. We bought it two years ago and it gets played with daily.

RabbitSaysWoof Sun 06-Dec-15 20:18:21

My Mum got this for my ds, he is too young to know what real lego is, so he will be impressed.
Also I keep seeing shop versions of popular games for around a fiver if you are bulking out with medium size looking toys.

SitsOnFence Sun 06-Dec-15 20:30:26

You can pick scooters up for under £15 if he doesn't already have one or needs a new one.

SitsOnFence Sun 06-Dec-15 20:33:18

Those inflatable garden space hoppers can also be picked up for under £15 and would be a fun for Mum and Dad a 5 year old. They come un-inflated in small boxes, but you could get it out and blow it up before wrapping/sticking a bow on it.

Miloarmadillo1 Sun 06-Dec-15 21:51:05

Thanks everyone. He has scooter and space hopper. The castle looks fab! That's the sort of thing I was after. He's too little to think about the cost of presents, size is everything!

OSETmum Mon 07-Dec-15 08:07:52

I got DS a play tent to bulk up his birthday presents. The best bit is that it folds up small so doesn't take too Mach space to store!

EnglishRose1320 Mon 07-Dec-15 09:41:54

I'm having the same issue, older ds is getting a guitar which will look huge under the tree. If I get to ikea before Christmas I am hoping to get this market stall for my younger ds, it looks like it will be great fun, fairly big under the tree but not last forever so can de clutter at some point and at only £10 a good price as well.

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