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What are your DC getting from grandparents?

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BearSoFair Sun 17-Dec-17 22:13:41

I love reading the 'what have you bought for DC' threads but don't think I've seen one for GPs (or any other family members!)

Please don't turn this into a judgy thread as sometimes happens with present threads, can we just live and let live...


DS1 (15)
From my parents: Bluetooth earphones, Vans beanie, Batman calendar.
From MIL: Star Wars lava lamp, wallet.

DD (10)
My parents: 3D pen, emoji backpack, Roald Dahl colouring book.
MIL: Bead jewellery kit, Pass the Pen game.

DS2 (8)
My parents: Spy goggles, Lego 'Everything to know' book, thinking putty.
MIL: Lego Ninjago clock, monkey puppet.

madasamarchhare Sun 17-Dec-17 22:20:41

Sadly my parents (who are no longer with us, who would have made an absolute fuss of their grandchildren) so obviously nothing from that side. From DH’s side they will get whatever we go out and buy (after all our shopping is done and wrapped)
Which we will pay for, wrap and give and
Will eventually be reimbursed for. Absolutely pisses me off every birthday and every Christmas since both children were born. Even tried giving them specific ideas but they will not go out and do it for themselves. Have also suggested they bring the presents when they come, be it xmas afternoon or Boxing Day so they can see the children open them. But no they are not interested whatever we say. Despite only
Living an hour away, mid sixties and in good health and drive. Neither work any more. So no excuse really is there!! This is also the in laws who have never in 23 years cooked a Christmas dinner for me - I have done it every year!! They just can’t be arsed.
Sorry to upset the thread at the off but feeling particularly peed off for my children tonight and the grandparents that would have made a fuss that they don’t have any more.

Notso Sun 17-Dec-17 22:25:39

DD 17,
My parents: stuff from Lush,
PIL: dressing gown and Liz Earle stuff

DS1 13
My parents: books
PIL: I don't know they haven't asked for ideas this year

DS2 7
My parents: watch
PIL: Mr Pop and other stuff but not sure what

DS3 5
My parents: watch
PIL: a large superhero toy hmm and other stuff not sure what

Babababababybel23 Sun 17-Dec-17 22:27:39

Apparantly they don't believe in giving gifts and save money in the bank - no proof of this though. They don't mind buying each other gifts though and get arsey because we don't buy them anything hmm

Floralnomad Sun 17-Dec-17 22:33:46

I only know what mime are getting from my mum and dsis , no idea what MIL will do although her budget is £20-25 for them so it will not be monetarily more than that . From my side :
Ds (24 ) Superdry jacket , pyjamas , superdry boxers
Dd(18) iPod touch 32gb , Pizza scissors ,

Cockmagic Sun 17-Dec-17 22:35:21

DD 9 - A talking panda

1stTimeMama Sun 17-Dec-17 22:50:19

I have bought my children's presents from my in laws, but I don't know what my parents are getting them, so:

DD8 Moana Lego
DS4 Playmobil Ghostbuster Ecto1
DS3 Hot Wheels 10in1 Track
DS1 Toddler tampoline.

I even had to buy my husband his present from them!

KnightsOfCydonia Sun 17-Dec-17 22:53:42

From my Gran- interactive panda, frozen polly pocket thing.
From my mum - a tv for her room (which will obvs be restricted, and off well before bedtime)
From MIL - hatchimal

DS8 -
From my Gran - BB8 Lego and marble run.
From my mum - hoverboard
From MIL - FIFA 18 for the Xbox.

Laniakea Sun 17-Dec-17 22:54:26

both sets were super organised this year & had finished shopping before November so I had to ask what they were getting to avoid duplicates.

dd(17) - makeup palette & ice skating lesson
ds(11) - lego (dc superheroes) & lego (not sure which)
dd(8) - Sylvanian cottage & Sylvanian furniture
ds(6) - Thomas (trackmaster) & Thomas (minis)

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 17-Dec-17 22:56:07

DS17 will be getting toiletries, an electric shaver, iTunes voucher, Irish coffee set, cafetiere, and t shirt off my parents. My nan will get him toiletries and (yet another) iTunes voucher and some chocolates. And probably will put money in a card.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 17-Dec-17 22:58:56

Just realised I didn't mention in laws. They both died when DS was a baby.

TittyGolightly Sun 17-Dec-17 22:59:54

DD (7) will get some money from my parents, sister, grandma and aunties.

She’ll get fuck all from DH’s parents, siblings, granddad and aunts.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sun 17-Dec-17 23:03:02

DD1 9
My mum - pusheen stuff inc colouring book and sharpies.
My sister - dressing gown and book she asked for

DD2 5
My mum - moana animator doll case, couple of books
My sister - soggy doggy game and jojo bows.

PIL have bought an excessive amount for each of the girls from their amazon wishlists. At least 10 things each and not small presents either.

Silverthorn Sun 17-Dec-17 23:08:55

No idea. It's a surprise.

Neiflette Sun 17-Dec-17 23:09:20

From my grandparents to DD 22months - A my little pony toy, two DVDs, new coat, the Beatrix Potter 50p coin set, 2 jigsaw puzzle sets, a scooter, duplo, musical pinky ponk, clothes (leggings, tops, hat and scarf set), and some more stuff that we haven't opened yet (Had early Xmas with my GPs yesterday at their home, but have saved some unopened presents to be taken back home with us for Xmas day).

From PILs - A baby Annabelle with a pram, hobby horse, some little soft toys. These were opened last week when they came to visit. Will be visiting them between Xmas and NY so no doubt there will be more by then.

From DPs grandparents - a little wooden train with each carriage being a letter of her name, a cup, a snowglobe.

willfuckformichilenstarfood Sun 17-Dec-17 23:21:53

My mum will be buying my step daughter a trolls karaoke machine, few other bits and from her actual grandparents (PIL) they will get her an outfit and a toy (Barbie, baby Annabel etc) xx

Haudyerwheesht Sun 17-Dec-17 23:26:40

Dd (7)
Baby born doll (grandma)
Paddington bear (grandma)
Styling head (grandma)!
Bike (granny)

Ds (11)
Gaming chair (joint present for bday) (grandma)
Goal posts (grandma)
Football team tracksuit (granny)
Football shirt (granny)

They also Barbie stuff, vouchers, PS4 game, books etc from aunties and uncles.

pinklemonade84 Mon 18-Dec-17 00:38:25

Sadly my parents have both passed away

But from pil, dd will be getting
A schwinn trike
A wooden activity cube
A few other small presents to open at their’s on the day

GoingIn Mon 18-Dec-17 00:43:35

Clothes and couple of books or dvds.

CrimbleCrackers Mon 18-Dec-17 00:47:34


RosesInTheHospital Mon 18-Dec-17 00:48:40

DS - 5mt

An activity table
A high chair
Sleeping bags
Clothes in the next size up

Gammeldragz Mon 18-Dec-17 00:56:50

My parents: £5 each (all they can afford ATM)
DH's parents: dressing gown, slippers and sweets/chocolate.

Stompythedinosaur Mon 18-Dec-17 00:58:50

Dm has got my dds (age 6 and 4) the playmobil pyramid to share.

Dmil gave them each £10 in a card.

Bil and Sil got them a scratch art set and a stamper set respectively.

DB is getting them some DC Superhero Girls dressing up stuff and a paw patrol set.

They will be happy with all of those.

Arlama10 Mon 18-Dec-17 01:35:48

DD 7

From nana- shopkins jet, slime, Jojo siwa stuff, pj's and a few other little bits.

From my 3 brothers- heelys & Claire's voucher, smiggle voucher & a robotic dog


From nana- fisher price movi, little tikes my place, pj's & a few other bits.

From my 3 brothers- wooden washing machine & clothes voucher, toy recycling lorry & mlp toy.

They'll receive a gift after Xmas from Their grandad who lives abroad.

SleepingStandingUp Mon 18-Dec-17 01:40:14

For my son

Toddler trampoline and dolly pushchair from the inlaws plus money in the bank.

Keyboard and some other bits from my DF and DSM

Toddler Table and chair from my DM

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