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Ideas for a joint present for 1 & 4 year olds

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WindInThePussyWillows Mon 21-Nov-16 11:05:07

I have two nephews, 1 and 4 and was hoping to get them 1 bigger joint present this year. Or should I go individual? I see them maybe 4 times a year, we aren't close.
Any ideas with a total budget of £40

Afreshstartplease Mon 21-Nov-16 11:06:55

It's a wide age bracket

All I can think of that's suitable is some toot toot stuff

Stickerrocks Mon 21-Nov-16 11:08:28

Play tent & tunnel?

attheendoftheday Mon 21-Nov-16 11:22:53

Cash register and toy food.
Easel and craft supplies.
Dollshouse (or fire station/police station version if they would prefer).
Toy farm.
Stomp rocket

NapQueen Mon 21-Nov-16 11:24:05

At 1yo id say you can just about get away with a joint gift, but next year who will be the one to open it?

NapQueen Mon 21-Nov-16 11:24:47

Oh the easel is a good shout! Especially if built too and then wrapped as it will need both of them to open it

wobblywonderwoman Mon 21-Nov-16 11:26:27

That is a tricky age gap. Mine are 2 and 3 and like the schleich animals (that could work) and bruder toys.

Train set (they more than likely have this but tesco have wooden buildings to go with then that are lovely) Thomas magnet trains are great (Argos)

Other options - lidl have a wooden tool table that is around that money - its in store on thurday

Balance beam from IKEA or childrens table and chair set

or the ikea wooden sand pit table - I would love this for my DC as I has a table top and inserts for messy play

mintthins Mon 21-Nov-16 11:28:58

My first thought was a play tent/tepee, but I'm not sure you can get them for that price... If you can get it for that price, this is gorgeous!

228agreenend Mon 21-Nov-16 11:36:50

I would split it and do individual presents.

4 year old - Paw Patrol, Thomas the Tank, Hot Wheels/cars, etc

1 year - anything age appropriate from ELC

You'll easily get decent presents for £20 each, or spend a little extra on the older one, and less on the younger. At that age, they won't know the value of money.

SatsukiKusakabe Mon 21-Nov-16 11:46:10

My 2 (similar age gap different sexes) have had a big box of Diplomats, wooden railway, play tent (ikea cheap), play kitchen stuff, garage and cars.

All of that you can get for well under 40, and get them something small to open each as well.

SatsukiKusakabe Mon 21-Nov-16 11:46:51

Diplomats - diplomats are more for the over 5s

SatsukiKusakabe Mon 21-Nov-16 11:47:27

Argh Duplo!!! What have Apple got against Duplo!

BertrandRussell Mon 21-Nov-16 11:49:46

I have the same sort of age gap and the only joint presents I can remember being successful is a sturdy easel that was double sided, and a tent and tunnel. Oh, and one of those dance mat things.

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Mon 21-Nov-16 11:53:02

Would imagine they'd have one but garage with cars?

Avebury Mon 21-Nov-16 12:10:41

Giant floor keyboard from ELC

noramum Mon 21-Nov-16 13:06:18

Lego Duplo. But I must say I would go for two gifts.

WindInThePussyWillows Mon 21-Nov-16 15:42:10

Thank you all so much for your ideas! OH said if he was a child he would feel cheated out of a present having a joint one but I thought it would be nice to have something they can play with together grin
Love the Easel idea and the Wayfair teepee is gorgeous! You're all stars.

Acunningruse Mon 21-Nov-16 15:55:21

I have a baby and just turned 4yo and I am getting them the Tomy ice cream factory as a joint present, it's not £40 though

Howmanysleepstilchristmas Mon 21-Nov-16 19:17:46

Ez fort?

MoMandaS Mon 21-Nov-16 19:19:41

Casdon oven and dishwasher (look on Amazon).

busyrascal Mon 21-Nov-16 22:12:19

CD player!

Sgtmajormummy Mon 21-Nov-16 22:26:55

A grandmother I know who's very involved with caring for her toddler grandchildren (I saw a picture of at least 4!) got one Little Tikes car for them all to be kept at her house. A great use of resources, I thought.
Would that be too expensive?

UniversalTruth Mon 21-Nov-16 22:43:34

If they share a bedroom or playroom you could buy joint wall stickers or poster then get them an individual present for £10 each? Tbh it's probably less hassle (and wrapping time) to just buy them separate gifts!

Bobsmum02 Tue 22-Nov-16 09:03:10

I did something similar last year, I got an ikea storage box and filled it with paints, a paint tray (with the little pots for different colours), brushes, paint sponges, IKEA aprons, crayons, coloured paper, play doh, cutters, chalk etc. Then wrapped it in clear selophane with a big bow. They loved it and it is still used almost 12 months on.

BertrandRussell Tue 22-Nov-16 09:39:15

Just found this picture of the easel. Maybe not such a good idea......grin

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