Just wondering as last year i pretty much got most of ds xmas list witha few surprises. However after most of it was a waste of money this year i am thinking i may do it differently. How do you 'cut' the list though ?
I normally just go with the things that they have been ranting about. There are loads on the lists but to be fair most of it was seen that morning on the tv adverts or whatever. I normally know what they really want cause they have talked loads about it.
LOL Eniddo but some things that i have hated buying and precieved to be crap have been used a lot 'crapola Peppa pig house' which is nearly worn out. DD1 would be happy with anything and tbh will play with everything she get's. But last year ds hardly played with half the thing he got so ebayed them all and he wanted to know who had cleaned his wardrobe Determined not to waste anymore money on him.
Once you have brought the chosen items (usually the ones which they have gone on about most as per singyswife)I think it is really important to go on about how great it would be if Santa got those and how great they are so they really do want them come Xmas day
I just buy what I know will be played with, last year I bought what she asked for and had been begging for for months, a £60 doll that has lay at the bottom of the toy box every since. Not even one week of play,
Definitely agree with the 'talking up the toys you have bought' approach. So pick a few things, then every time Christmas comes up, or you see something linked to it, say how wonderful it is, by Christmas ds will REALLY want it
Of course, if the other things are cheap, and you want to, get them anyway, you can always ebay them before next Christmas!