My daughter will be 2 over Christmas and my son will be 8 and a half. My daughter - although perhaps not so much my son - loves to have things the same as her brother. They are the things she values most! I was hoping to find a small gift - perhaps even for stockings - that could be the same or very similar but I don't know what. Neither of them are particularly bothered about soft toys. Currently my daughter is carrying around a bouncy ball that her brother has in a different colour cheerfully saying 'X's is purple ball, my is pink ball'
I've tried matching mine too, I've done flashing bouncy balls, bubbles, slinky, bath toy and bath crayons each for stocking. DS is getting a big scooter DD is getting the 3 in 1 micro, DD duplo DS Lego, happyland versions of DS playmobil
Superhero action figures or similar? (Go with what DS likes...batman, Sonic the hedgehog etc and buy DS the one he would prefer and DD another one from the range)
I've done this year after year for 4 kids of varying ages, but my mind has gone blank! We often bought things which the youngest was unable to use properly, but she just enjoyed having the same as her siblings.
A really successful one was a small remote controlled robot called a zibit. The controller was easy for little fingers. Don't know if you can still get them.
I try to do a few matching stocking presents each year as well. I have an almost 4 year age gap between my son and younger daughter.successes have been: Harmonicas or other musical instrument Novelty flannels Bubble bath Slinkies Somersaulting wind up toy Notebooks and pencils Torch Water bottle Key rings for school/nursery bags Magic wands Brush or comb Slipper socks