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Do you give the present they wish even if you feel they wont use it?

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Enkopkaffetak Sat 12-Dec-15 20:09:48

DD3 has only 1 wish for Christmas a ViiU.

In my opinion she will not play with it for more than 2 weeks then grow tired of it. She has form for this sort of thing and I am convinced it will repeat.

However despite several prods for other wishes she can't come up with anything else.

As the year has gone on she has got a new bed/bedroom and computer due to changes in our household set up and some unexpected money that meant we could afford new bed etc. So she doesnt need much in her bedroom. She does have interests r (rockclimbing) she likes minecraft but not anything she needs more off.

She has come up with the idea of some good craft supplies and I am keen to give her more of that.

HOWEVER
DS her big brother by 2 years is wishing a xbox one and we do intend to give him this.

Additionally there is about £200 to spend from grandad and grandad (my dad and stepdad) who both sent over money. So it would not be a financial stretch to give it to her would just mean any present from us would be a bit smaller.

I am just reluctant as I think she wont use it. I KNOW ds will love the x box and be delighted.

So what would everyone do?

AutumnLeavesArePretty Sat 12-Dec-15 20:21:43

I'd buy it, it can be used for family game nights and guests if she does fall out of love with it.

SirChenjin Sat 12-Dec-15 20:26:16

I'd buy it. I get where you're coming from, and it's frustrating, but I'd still get it for her.

OSETmum Sat 12-Dec-15 20:43:09

Yep I'd get it, it's what she wants and you never know she might love it. If not, well you'd have spent the money anyway so it's her loss of it gets wasted.

PrincessHairyMclary Sat 12-Dec-15 20:46:41

My Dd wants masking tape and doggie doo - she's getting both

Enkopkaffetak Sat 12-Dec-15 21:19:25

I WISH my dd's still wanted stuff like that Princess

jamtartandcustard Sun 13-Dec-15 10:24:09

I'd buy a wii u. She may not play constantly but it's great for kids to play together so if she has friends over etc. Plus it's something that will last for years.
I saw the title and thought it would be some sort of tat your child is asking for. ds is desperate for the golden coin maker but no chance am I buying it for him.

Enkopkaffetak Sun 13-Dec-15 23:10:00

ok it is now in my basket ready for check out (I shall blame people I have never met to make me feel better smile ) dd3 will be thrilled I know.

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Sun 13-Dec-15 23:30:45

Where are you buying it from? Smyths had wii u for £179 including a game and sky landers set

Enkopkaffetak Mon 14-Dec-15 00:08:24

thank you for that Little Reindeer sadly out of stock

d270r0 Mon 14-Dec-15 07:39:19

We don't have a Wii U, but have a Wii, and its excellent. Its great for the whole family, really kid friendly games, bright and colourful, fun when people come round, there are lots of games for it she will probably really like (mario cart in particular). Some games are really good for multiplayer.

d270r0 Mon 14-Dec-15 07:40:25

Also how old is she? She might be happy with a second hand Wii, save some money, there are still tins of games around for it

MackerelOfFact Mon 14-Dec-15 10:39:49

You could get her a tablet for the same price as the Wii U - she can still play games on it but can use it for other things too, like looking up craft tutorials on YouTube. Would she be disappointed with something like that?

foxessoxes Mon 14-Dec-15 23:08:01

Buy second hand. Lods on eBay you can get in mint condition with box etc. Less of a blow if she doesnt use it

GingerFoxInAT0phat Mon 14-Dec-15 23:14:46

My son is extremely faddy but loves his wiiu, infact we all do! You can go on YouTube etc on it and all play together as a family even my 2 yr old plays Mario on it.

Kitsandkids Tue 15-Dec-15 12:32:07

I haven't bought my boys what they want because I had in mind something else that I thought they would play with more.

But, my mum wanted a suggestion of what to get them and as their desired present was within her budget she has got one for each of them, so they will still end up with what they want.

If it was something too expensive I would have told them we couldn't afford it, as we have to send money to Santa for the presents.

atticusclaw2 Tue 15-Dec-15 12:36:25

I wouldn't buy an xbox and a wiiU. Why would you do that. Can't you get them the Xbox OR the WiiU to share?

I also wouldn't buy a wii now since the new titles are not being made for wii anymore and so it is already obsolete.

Millie2013 Tue 15-Dec-15 19:53:30

My mum asked for a spiraliser, every year she asks for a gadget and they all end up in the back of her cupboard, then she moans she's got no space
I've rebelled this year and bought her some Joseph Joseph nesting mixing bowls, as she finds her traditional bowls too heavy now
She can buy her own spiraliser (to collect dust) <bitter>

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