DS will be 8 on Xmas Day and is a massive star wars/lego fan. Needless to say these have been the easy purchases! I have family asking what they can get him and I am totally stuck! He has ASD so is pretty obsessive about Star Wars but I would like him to have some other gifts that aren't all about the force :-)
Well he's about the age for getting obsessed by Warhammer but that is a seriously expensive hobby... Or Minecraft. How about Star Wars duvet set, posters etc? A pair of light sabres always goes down well at that age.
Great ideas !!! I bought a bundle of Beano magazines from Gumtree at a bargainous price so that's a magazine sub sorted as can give him one every Saturday. They look as new so will be fine :-) Solar system kit sounds interesting as he yesterday asked for a telescope (!)
Snap circuits look great! He has some k'nex already but am looking at other sets and found some great Lego star wars room decals. Thanks for replying!
He may like a subscription to The Phoenix which is a comic aimed at 8-12 year olds. You could get it for later in the year when the beanos have run out. Would he like play dough or magic putty? Does he listen to audio cds? Mine liked Me Gum and Book People have David Walliams for a tenner (8 books).
DS is v similar. He is also getting Minecraft figures, and Minecraft Lego (he is having star wars lego for birthday immediately after) Books- he loves reading, so have got lots for him Some glow in the dark Star wars spaceship stickers, from Sainsbury's Headtorch Cuddly husky toy (because he wants a real one but we can't due to DH asthma) Star wars rebels season 3 dvd
I think you can get a type of zoob (mentioned up thread) that works with Lego so that might be a nice transition. it clicks together and pulls apart in a really satisfying way that appeals to kids with sensory issues.
Have ordered a box of Zoob thanks it looks great, will look in-depth at other ideas thanks everyone. My mum has got him some Cambridge Brainbox thing so can leave the Snap Circuits shame as they look good too !
Yes I just got that Cambridge set and it seems the same, my DS (also 8 with ASD) adores it
For Christmas he's getting: Three retired Lego sets (his obsessions are transformers and bionicles) T-Rex megazord power rangers thingy Welcome to the dungeon game Playmobil space thing to share with big sister Cuddly rainbow dash Wooden domino rally Space jigsaw
BTW would recommend star wars dobble and also there's a star wars version of the game carcassonne