Met police Christmas tree project

(40 Posts)
Ilovenannyplum Wed 02-Nov-16 18:45:18

I've just signed up to this and been allocated a boy aged 4-7.
My DS is only 2 so I don't know what 4-7 year olds like, any suggestions?

Budget is up to £20 smile

mintthins Wed 02-Nov-16 18:47:26

Lego?

mintthins Wed 02-Nov-16 18:47:50

And thank you, I hadn't heard of this, and now plan to do it. :-)

PotteringAlong Wed 02-Nov-16 18:50:02

Lego or avengers stuff here. Or playmobil if you can get it on offer

CheeryPoinsettia Wed 02-Nov-16 18:50:03

Marvel, mashers, lego, playmobil, superhero stuff etc

Ilovenannyplum Wed 02-Nov-16 18:50:29

Perfect! I didn't even think of that smile

This is the link I used, I got an email pretty much straight away with my allocation

http://www.met.police.uk/christmastree/

doctorboo Thu 03-Nov-16 10:05:03

Thank you for the met Christmas tree link ilovenannyplum I've put my name down.

Gardencentregroupie Thu 03-Nov-16 10:08:01

I got a 14 year old boy last year, that was hard work, but I found a Lynx gift set at half price (teenage boys seem to love drowning themselves in that crap) and then topped it up to £20 with Cineworld vouchers, so he could take someone to the cinema with him if he anten or go twice.

Miastar Thu 03-Nov-16 10:54:20

My dc were into Lego, superheros, playmobil, hot wheels , paw patrol , scooby doo etc.

Maybe some nice character socks, lush bath bomb , board games like game of life, monopoly, cludeo all the junior versions.

This is a great idea, does anyone know of anything similar in Scotland?

Ilovenannyplum Thu 03-Nov-16 12:24:39

Does anyone know if it has to be one present or if I could do a couple of little smaller ones?

If I bag them together and label with the ref number it should be ok?

doctorboo Thu 03-Nov-16 12:28:59

I've passed on the link to a few people.
I've been given: 13yo boy, 2yo girl and 7yo girl.

shakemysilliesout Thu 03-Nov-16 14:04:34

I didn't know about this project but it sounds lovely, just like that movie Paper Angels.

doctorboo Thu 03-Nov-16 14:26:29

ilovenannyplum I was going to put smaller gifts (for one child) in a single gift bag, if that makes sense?

My 5 year old son loves transformers (the 1 and 2 step figures), superheroes, Hama Beads, paw patrol, spy gear. His 6 year old cousin loves anything science based.

UniversalTruth Thu 03-Nov-16 14:56:52

This is such a great idea, but the information on the website is a bit rubbish!

Ilovenannyplum Thu 03-Nov-16 15:20:19

Doctor
I'm going to do the same. I think that perhaps they might prefer 2 or 3 smaller value presents instead of 1 higher value item.
I know that these go to children that don't have much so I can imagine they would be happy to have 2 or 3 gifts that are just theirs and the excitement of getting 3 little parcels

The thought of a little boy reviving these gifts makes me want to cry
although I'm due on so extra emotional today blush

Ilovenannyplum Thu 03-Nov-16 15:24:53

Receiving not reviving blush

There will be no revival necessary with anything I buy!

Tralala33 Thu 03-Nov-16 18:47:11

I've been allocated a 14 year old boy. I might have to steal the Lynx and cinema vouchers. Or maybe a Nando's gift card, teenagers love that place!

Ladydepp Fri 04-Nov-16 11:11:03

Our borough wasn't on the list this year for some reason. I can remember feeling really intimidated last year going into the police station to drop off my gift, but the woman on reception was so lovely when she saw why I was there. This year I've made a donation on the Just Giving page.

I think cinema/Nando's vouchers are a great idea for a teenager.

AdoraBell Fri 04-Nov-16 12:49:54

Place marking, hadn't heard of this either, thanks for link. I'll be back.

Treadlightly Fri 04-Nov-16 12:53:45

I've been allocated an 11 year old boy
Does Lego mine craft sound ok?

This is such a great idea!

wheresmyliveship Fri 04-Nov-16 15:52:50

Thanks for this - I hadn't heard of it at all but signed up.

AdoraBell Fri 04-Nov-16 17:11:11

Okay, as we no longer live in London I will speak to step son, works for another force, and see if they are doing the same.

Sharkteeth Fri 04-Nov-16 17:23:48

I've been allocated an 11 year old! Does anyone have any ideas? I spend all my time with much younger children! Thanks smile

HTKB Fri 04-Nov-16 17:47:30

17 year old boy here.... I've no idea! Ideas very much welcome!

Cheesecake53 Fri 04-Nov-16 18:36:55

I was given three boys! A baby and a 7 and a 9 year old. That is such a good project!! Thank you for drawing my attention to it, Iloveanyplum!

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