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What won't Santa be touching with a bargepole?

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littlemisscomper Mon 23-Oct-17 00:38:05

Is there anything you're flatly refusing to get the kids this year? I always avoid toilet-humour themed board games/story books/sweets and character toys.

Insomnibrat Mon 23-Oct-17 00:40:47

Mountains of plastic tat. They have a toybox filled with planes/garages/trucks/drums and all manner of flashing, whirring nonsense they hardly touch.

scrappydappydoo Mon 23-Oct-17 00:49:16

Same as every year - I flatly refused to buy the chocolate coin maker but every year it goes on the list hmm

Ilovechocolate111 Mon 23-Oct-17 00:56:56

Yep this Magic sand crap. My 3 keep seeing it in the telly and say look Mum we can make a sand castle (yes you can and you can do it for free at the beach and not be in my house everywhere !) I hate sand it's a complete nightmare....

GlitteryFluff Mon 23-Oct-17 00:58:34

Ds who is 3 keeps asking for a treadmill and a new window (a sky light to be precise).
He isn't having either of those!
He also wants the paw patrol lookout tower that is £110!
He isn't getting that (well I'm refusing to pay that but his grandparents probably will hmm...)

Haudyerwheesht Mon 23-Oct-17 01:30:02

chucky luvabella

thatslow Mon 23-Oct-17 06:17:24

Hatchimals. I might waste some money on the little ones or a hatchimal game but no way buying the big £60 one.

sjd84 Mon 23-Oct-17 06:27:06

Any game involving toilets, poo, bogeys, etc. A laptop (helpfully suggested by by DH) - he's if only 4!

onefortheroadplease Mon 23-Oct-17 06:34:03

Luvabella is incredibly creepy grin

Justabadwife Mon 23-Oct-17 07:29:54

Them balloon like things that you pump up then they stick together then you can attach arms and eyes. Looks like it would just get played with once. :/

Mummyme87 Mon 23-Oct-17 07:33:58

Nerf gun. My DS is 3 and constantly asking for one but I won’t be having guns in the house

ladyvimes Mon 23-Oct-17 07:36:08

Doggy doo and the lol doll bath bomb maker - absolute crap!

NextInLine Mon 23-Oct-17 07:39:01

Luvabella and LOL dolls.
Although I’m thinking about getting the cheap version of LOL from eBay, LQL I think they are, anyone any experience of them?

Moana123 Mon 23-Oct-17 07:40:38

Hatchimal here too! No way I’m spending £60 on something that will be played with once! I have bought the small one though as they are currently half price in the Sainsbury’s toy sale.

dantdmistedious Mon 23-Oct-17 07:51:39

Easy braider, chocolate coin maker and any of the other shite that mostly seems to be from John Adams.

I am still traumatised by not getting a mr Frosty as a kid but I understand why now!

weebarra Mon 23-Oct-17 07:54:04

No hatchimals, lol dolls or Pokémon here. Nothing against Pokémon but I have two DSs who love it and the house is swimming in those cards.
DD would love a jojo bow but she’s only 4 and not getting one!

Chocolatecake12 Mon 23-Oct-17 08:07:49

Fast forward 20 years and our children will be on mumsnet on a thread titled ‘what did your parents deprive you of?’
Hatchimals and coin makers!!

Going back to my childhood I wanted a cabbage patch doll but never got one - my parents thought they were expensive and ugly.
And a mr frosty maker.

As pp has said toilet related items are a big no no in my house.

wobblywonderwoman Mon 23-Oct-17 08:11:28

I spent yesterday chucking out / putting into a charity bag - tonnes.
Toy area looks fantastic.

This year.. No crap. I have Santa done and wrapped and nothing silly or noisy. Plenty I'm there. I am also not impressed with playmobil vehicles. Ds has pulled them all apart into pieces

flutterworc Mon 23-Oct-17 08:17:47

Paw Patrol rubbish. Namely, the Sea Patrolled. £70 for a toy that, without the bloody logo on, would sell for about £15. Just no. Huge, poor quality and will grown out of it immediately. So am now on a 6 week campaign to have it removed from the list in place of something a little more palatable.

elQuintoConyo Mon 23-Oct-17 08:25:50

Our 6yo doesn't have a list. We know what he likes and will buy him that. We purposefully don't watch the Boing channel (we're in Spain) as it has adverts and i can do without him pestering me.

We have bought the odd Paw Patrol thing in Christmases past, but sandwich box, cups, umbrella - things we would have bought anyway.

We bought him a mini whoopee cushion from Tiger last year - it is still played with daily! Hours of fun. But i wouldn't get a reindoor that poos maltesers or anything like that.

We aren't buying anything electronic, much to the bemusement of many family/friends.

Sparkletastic Mon 23-Oct-17 08:35:34

A gecko. confused

SideOrderofSprouts Mon 23-Oct-17 08:44:35

Chocolate coin maker


A pony. (Yes a real one)

JennyOnAPlate Mon 23-Oct-17 08:49:56

Orbeez foot spa (has anyone’s dc got one btw? I’d be interested in an opinion!)

It was on last years Christmas list and Santa overlooked it. Dd insists it’s going back on this years list. Essentially, you sit with your feet in a tray of beads confused

JennyOnAPlate Mon 23-Oct-17 08:52:16

Oh and a pug puppy. That isn’t happening either. Santa can’t bring live animals due to customs regulations.

elQuintoConyo Mon 23-Oct-17 08:54:42

Sparkletastic you're a meanie!

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