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Marioandluigi Thu 01-Oct-09 09:45:38

Do you buy your chilren shared presents? My DS2 and DD are only 19 months apart, and I am thinking of getting them the new ITNG nad Waybuloo DVD's to share from thier brother. I cant decide which DVD would be best for each child, so I thought they could just share.

Is this a bad idea? DH says its a funny idea.

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 01-Oct-09 09:47:51

We do - usually bigger things (like sand pit, play house etc.) but if they like the same DVD's, then I don't see why not

fatzak Thu 01-Oct-09 09:47:59

Not a funny idea at all. There's 2.4 months between my DSes and last year they shared lots of Brio train track and this year we're thinking of getting them a scalextric (spelling???) They both always want want the other has been given so it solves a lot of probs!

seeker Thu 01-Oct-09 09:59:07

Mine are 8 and 13 and still have some shared presents. The guitar and amp, for example is shared property. All the "family" type dvds - like School of Rock are shared. My brother gave them a weather station last Christmas that they both liked a lot.

And this year I think they are going to get a video camera to share.

isittooearlyforgin Thu 01-Oct-09 10:02:14

am asking all main relatives who would like to buy for my dcs to get them shared theatre vouchers as we can't afford to take them to a big london show but they'd love to go. think shared presents are great, they can get a much bigger gift they really want rather than small presents they might not.

BlingLoving Thu 01-Oct-09 10:03:52

No no no. Please don't. Or at least, not as their main present. My DB and I were close together in age and we hated shared presents. It was fine if we got say, a new thing to swim in the pool with but only if we also got personalised gifts that were all ours and that we could HOARD!

ChopsTheDuck Thu 01-Oct-09 10:12:51

yes, we do and we've never had a problem with it.

They got a playhouse one year, and a trampoline another. I find that it cuts down on arguments. If I gave something they would all like to one of them, they'd hoard it and wind up the others over it.

FlameWithTooManyHormones Thu 01-Oct-09 10:14:49

We tend to have a mix of shared and individual.

The DS last year was a whole family present, and they were both absolutely fine with it.

Marioandluigi Thu 01-Oct-09 15:40:57

Glad that everyone agrees and doesnt think its a bad idea.

CTD - no, not as thier mani present, just a present from my other DS to them iyswim.

1dilemma Mon 05-Oct-09 01:09:05

lol flame I read that as you gave everyone a darling son last year and they were thrilled grin

(as obviously they would be!)

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 05-Oct-09 01:14:02

Mine got a computer between the three of them last year. They did get small individual gifts as well though. I initially felt a bit bad, because the computer was mainly because DD1 had started secondary and needed it for homework, but a year on, DD2 and DD3 are using it just as much.

scattykatty Thu 08-Oct-09 18:06:29

My sis and I always got one shared thing each year to 'encourage' us to share!

twirlymum Thu 08-Oct-09 18:16:01

My two had a trampoline last Christmas. It's great, as they can both use it at the same time!

BobbingForPeachys Thu 08-Oct-09 18:28:45

We do a combination- the Wii was a big one, but sometimes games, and this year Mum has been asked (she wanted ideas) to get the older 2 family trivial pursuit

I think its good and fine, as long as it's not all the time. There are things like the Wii they wouldn't have had otherwise

cat64 Thu 08-Oct-09 18:36:29

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