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non gadget present for 8 yr DS

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stupidphone Thu 13-Oct-16 22:58:45

I am completely stuck for ideas! We are getting a iMac desk top for the family for Christmas but intend to get 'bits and bobs' for the kids too. Any ideas for 8 year old boy? He likes sports, art, (mainly gadget or tv stuff) blush

wonderingsoul Thu 13-Oct-16 23:02:39

A lightbox so he can trace pictures?
Sharpies, along with pencils etc a desk to draw on?
Pokemon plush ebay have 5 for 13 pound or so.
Also pokemon figures.
Lego?
Electric scooter
Hotwheels
Nerf guns ds2 will be 8 on the 28th dec and this is the stuff hes asked for and hes simlier to your ds

FeralBeryl Thu 13-Oct-16 23:37:19

I've just got DS (7) this watch that isn't a watch that he's been after. You buy little blind bags for £2-3 to put in it. It was £16 and he's been desperate for it.
Not sure what the fuck it does actually but it's called a Yo-Kai watch. It's his birthday at the weekend so I'll report back!grin

Keeptrudging Thu 13-Oct-16 23:39:49

Mazeball - very addictive! It's from happy puzzle company (but may be available elsewhere)? We couldn't put it down.

OrlandaFuriosa Thu 13-Oct-16 23:47:51

Bike
Watch
Duck shoot game, real not electronic
Roller skates/blades
Football goal, inflatable for park if you have no garden
Magnetic darts board ( outstanding for teaching mental arithmetic )
Whittling kit, includes penknife, instructions and sticks to whittle
Chemistry set
Woodwork set
Telescope for star watching and guide yo stars
Table Air football set
Mini table football/ Table billiards
Cookery book and ingredient, bowl and basic kit.
Book token
Books on subjects he's interested in.
Camera
Old fashioned dark camera and light sensitive paper

jojomom Thu 13-Oct-16 23:48:51

Pogo stick

SecretSaffron Fri 14-Oct-16 06:55:03

my 8 yr old ds has got:
Minecraft lego crafting set
laser pegs rocket (form the bargain thread at £6 ish!)
the new dan TDM annual/book
a good sketch book/tin of sketching pencils/sharpener and eraser ( he loves drawing)
The paper planes djeco set ( thanks to recomendatioin on another thread!)

Justputyourshoesonnow Fri 14-Oct-16 06:57:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

stupidphone Fri 14-Oct-16 08:28:06

Thank you for some great ideas!!!

HenryCatPic Fri 14-Oct-16 22:04:14

orlanda where did you get the whittling kit from? It's a great idea

OrlandaFuriosa Sat 15-Oct-16 11:25:33

The works used to do one, in a tube, but I can't see it. You might have to make up your own.

MTWTFSS Sat 15-Oct-16 12:49:04

Something Bear Grylls inspired...

FreddieBoswellsHair Sat 15-Oct-16 23:55:38

DS1 just got Hot Wires for his 8th birthday and he loves it.

Haudyerwheesht Sun 16-Oct-16 00:00:00

Ds is 9 but things from him I can suggest
Goals
Goalie gloves
Keepyuppy trainer
Football
Match / shoot / match of the day annuals
Pokemon cards
Books especially David walliams, jk Rowling, the Jamie Johnson series
Board games - junior trivial pursuit especially
Joke kit
Science kit
Stuff for his room eg football posters etc
Spy kit

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