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CinderellaFant Thu 24-Nov-16 10:10:59

Ds is 6. Whereas most of his friends are into superheroes or football, he loves things like big foot, the Loch Ness monster, reading books about crop circles etc.

Does anyone have any ideas for gifts we can get him to go with these interests? I see fisher price released a radio controlled big foot a few years ago but it's a bit babyish for him! Age appropriate books etc would be fab!

Crystalline Thu 24-Nov-16 10:28:00

Metal detector
Walkie Talkies
Den Kit
Compass and Binoculars
Books: Guinness Book of Records or a book of optical illusions, would he enjoy books like The Famous Five?
He might enjoy some sort of magnetic toys/kit
Melissa and Doug magic set

attheendoftheday Thu 24-Nov-16 10:34:29

There is a set of playmobil vikings that includes a Loch Ness monster.

attheendoftheday Thu 24-Nov-16 10:36:20

Also have a look on amazon for the big foot rescue kit and the yeti rescue kit.

2014newme Thu 24-Nov-16 10:36:38

National geographic kidsinfopedia
Book people have it

CinderellaFant Thu 24-Nov-16 10:43:57

Thanks so much for the ideas... these sound fab! I love the Bigfoot and yeti rescue kit, and found this on Amazon too book

SatsukiKusakabe Thu 24-Nov-16 10:52:04

My quirky 5 year old is getting a metal detector from his grandparents, so second that motion.

He loves Lego so is getting a bit of that.

He is also obsessed with stationery, spy pens, diaries and the like.

He has expressed interest in the Guinness Book of Records book.

Bug finding kit/small fossils/binoculars

He also has a thing for Loch Ness etc and loves movies like The Water Horse.

He likes David Attenborough programmes and accordingly one year we bought him a cuddly giant squid which he loved as well as a DVD - maybe something similar for Nessie?

CinderellaFant Thu 24-Nov-16 11:40:12

I've just watched the trailer for the waterhorse- it looks right up his street! We may watch it this weekend for a movie night!

He loves bugs, previous Christmas presents have included an ant farm! He has countless bug encyclopaedias and is really interested in dinosaurs too.

We have already bought him the Ripleys believe it or not book, I will look into the Guinness world records one.

Brilliant ideas everyone thanks so much!

Youranus Thu 24-Nov-16 11:42:58

My six year old daughter has similar interests, and also loves Steve Irwin, Steve Backshall and searching for and reading about the Aurora Borealis. She will love finding the following in her stocking this year:

www.amazon.co.uk/Brainstorm-Toys-Northern-Southern-Projector/dp/B00BGK7B64/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1479986953&sr=8-2&keywords=Aurora+projector

www.amazon.co.uk/Safari-Toobs-Around-Miniature-Replica/dp/B0081GG6KI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1479986958&sr=8-8&keywords=Toob+safari

www.amazon.co.uk/Deadly-Factbook-Bizarre-Beasts-Backshalls/dp/1444010042/ref=pd_sim_14_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=253QVB3ES5PTE0ZF9MPJ

www.amazon.co.uk/Bigfoot-Rescue-Kit-Plush-Book/dp/144131010X/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=FR0HS6HJV326GW85218G

www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Bigfoot-Everything-Animal-Planet/dp/1250040906/ref=pd_sim_14_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=H6FTSBCP2D4TZCJW2KHB

www.amazon.co.uk/Beastly-Tales-Bigfoot-Monster-Readers/dp/0789429624/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KD1YY45FH1STWSRQMYZD

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MD1QXXQ/ref=twister_dp_update?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

www.amazon.co.uk/Brainstorm-Toys-Outdoor-Adventure-Vision/dp/B00SWSLCCW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1479987623&sr=8-2&keywords=Brainstorm+night+vision+torch

SatsukiKusakabe Thu 24-Nov-16 11:56:04

Ooh might he like This? I have been considering it for mine. The illustrations look beautiful and it has good reviews.

CinderellaFant Thu 24-Nov-16 12:39:30

Bug bingo looks fabulous! I'll definitely get that and I've already ordered the Bigfoot rescue kit. I'm so excited to see him open it!

Deadly 60 is a big hit here too, he has all the books and dvds! I would recommend the deadly 60 top trumps, he loves playing that!

I have a huge wish list of things to get him now! grin

BearAusten Thu 24-Nov-16 12:53:02

I bought these beautiful books for Christmas and birthday, respectively, last year for my six year old: An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales.

www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Illustrated-Treasury-Scottish-Folk-Fairy-Tales/0863159079

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782501959/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0863159079&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=7VKP2K1W7BREQ260CPWH

Also Papo Plesiosaur (one of this year's stocking fillers)
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0036MDNNK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and
Bullyland Ammonite
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000JBXWA0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Another big hit was The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Nature:
www.amazon.co.uk/What-Earth-Wallbook-Timeline-Nature/dp/099301996X/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WGDVZV1FE8KW924K4624

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