Presents for 4 year old boy?

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SOT3 Fri 27-Aug-21 08:34:04

Can anyone suggest ideas for a present for a 4 year old boy please? Budget around £40.

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MrsPworkingmummy Fri 27-Aug-21 08:41:09

Similar to my 9 head old DD, our 4 year old DD will be getting:
Skate board
Skateboard ramp
Helmet
Kinetic sand
A skating themed lego set
A remote controlled lake boat

Maybeyesno Fri 27-Aug-21 09:06:34

Play Mobil,
Lego,
Dinosaurs,
Scooter,
Orchard games,
Annual membership to a local farm or similar attraction.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 27-Aug-21 09:07:15

Playmobil
Brio Builder
Thomas track master
Kid Knex
Kinetic sand construction box
Magnetic tiles

Ninjawannabee Fri 27-Aug-21 09:30:10

As the mother of a 4 year old I'd be inclined to say spend £5 on a book and give any other budget in notes in a card for parents to save. They grow out of toys so quickly, expensive toys can be a real waste and it breaks my heart.

Better to have a growing stash for when they're older / to buy something they love at a different point in the year

22WR Fri 27-Aug-21 09:38:03

Ninjawannabee

As the mother of a 4 year old I'd be inclined to say spend £5 on a book and give any other budget in notes in a card for parents to save. They grow out of toys so quickly, expensive toys can be a real waste and it breaks my heart.

Better to have a growing stash for when they're older / to buy something they love at a different point in the year


Also as a mother of a 4 year old, I'd entirely agree with this!

SOT3 Fri 27-Aug-21 09:39:38

Thank you all very much for your suggestions, I really appreciate your help.

I understand what you are saying Ninjawannabee but it is actually my grandson that I am buying for so I want to give him a nice gift. I used to give a big bag of smaller gifts for previous birthdays and Christmases but wanted to give one large gift this year which he would hopefully enjoy using.

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Twilightstarbright Fri 27-Aug-21 09:43:35

What does he like? My 4yo is getting very into Lego and would enjoy the fire engine, airport or police sets. He’s less interested in playmobil at the moment.

birdsong7 Fri 27-Aug-21 09:47:51

Lego is always a winner

SOT3 Fri 27-Aug-21 09:51:19

Sorry if this sounds stupid but do you mean the smaller traditional Lego bricks or the larger Duplo ones?

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MotherOfCrocodiles Fri 27-Aug-21 09:57:55

My 4yo likes both DUPLO and Lego but for lasting value I'd go lego. She does have good fine motor skills for age though and has only recently (since 3.5 maybe) been able to manage the little bricks.

The sets have age ratings on them - at 4 he would need help to follow the instructions for any set though

TenThousandSpoons Fri 27-Aug-21 10:05:48

Imaginext batcave. My ds started playing with this age 4 and still played with at age 8.

SemiFeralDalek Fri 27-Aug-21 10:22:37

Air hogs remote control car.
Spiderman/iron man duplo
Push and go train duplo.
Magnatiles
Nerf Thor hammer, Thor dressing up costume (h&m)

SemiFeralDalek Fri 27-Aug-21 10:28:55

DS is 5 at the end of November, he likes the little lego for following instructions and building but we get the most play value out of duplo because its more robust for actual games.

changeyourname Fri 27-Aug-21 10:41:24

Pantomime ticket and an ice-cream in the interval. Making memories together beats plastic explosion, with the added benefit of your outing giving the parents some time to wrap presents whilst little one is out of the house. Whichever panto you go to see, gift a copy of the book or a toy of one of the characters to unwrap on Christmas Day. It could be the start of a Christmas tradition that little one looks forward to each year.

RosiePosieDozy Fri 27-Aug-21 10:47:48

Playmobil (check the age on the box)
Scooter
Dress up outfits

I think days out always go down a treat. You could get him a few things to open and then make a 'ticket' for a grandma and grandson day out.

GameSetMatch Fri 27-Aug-21 11:11:30

Treasure X pirate ship, it’s one of the most played with toys in our house.

BertieBotts Fri 27-Aug-21 11:26:32

Role play item like kitchen/workbench/shop till and trolley set (if parents have room and agree)

Easel and art stuff (again clear with parents!)

Annual pass for local attraction

Trike or bike or ride on car if they have a garden

Construction type set for building things like Knex/Meccano/there are some generic wooden type ones.

Brio or equivalent

Lego City - these are the simpler of the "small lego" sets, it's a good age to start moving on from Duplo.

Playmobil set in a theme he likes - my 3yo loves the rubbish truck.

Dressing up sets

Good quality toy keyboard, maybe with a little audio recorder kit (whatever the modern version of a tape recorder is).

QuestionableMouse Fri 27-Aug-21 11:28:34

My five year old nephew recently had a birthday and his most played with thing is a big play doh set.

Lolololololol Fri 27-Aug-21 12:15:19

My 4yo loves PJ Masks, and has requested this from Father Christmas. I'm hoping it comes down in a sale before December....

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/pre-school-and-electronic-learning/pj-masks/pj-masks-2-in-1-mobile-hq-playset/p/189784

FoolShapeHeart Sat 28-Aug-21 02:23:10

Lolololololol

My 4yo loves PJ Masks, and has requested this from Father Christmas. I'm hoping it comes down in a sale before December....

www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/pre-school-and-electronic-learning/pj-masks/pj-masks-2-in-1-mobile-hq-playset/p/189784

@Lolololololol it's currently £50 on Amazon ☺️

Lolololololol Sat 28-Aug-21 09:06:35

Thank you!! smile

CarolinaWeeper Sat 28-Aug-21 10:23:29

My 4 year old DS would like:

A playmobil set, something like the rocket, fire engine or carry along doll's house.

Ticket to see a show or to the cinema with a corresponding book or cuddly toy.

A baking set with some ingredients and utensils easy for them to use but not too babyish so there's growing opportunity.

Schleich or Papo animals or dinosaurs

Football goal and ball for the garden

MrsPworkingmummy Sat 28-Aug-21 16:36:05

This thread inspired me to pull my socks up and get organised. Just ordered the following from Smyths which I'll collect tomorrow. Earlier in the year, John Lewis were selling off remote controlled boats for £18 so he has that too and I still need to buy him a helmet.

HungryHippo11 Sat 28-Aug-21 21:24:04

Might be a good idea to ask the parents for ideas he would like so that you don't get duplicates, they could at least give you ideas of what topics he is interested or not interested in.

Lego is a pretty sage bet for that age, the normal lego bricks not duplo. Playmobil too is always good.

This fire engine is half price on Amazon www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079MNQTNZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_G0MHEPZZWHHBATKPP27K?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

For your budget you could also get this fire rescue boat and helicopter. Pretty cool combo for a 4 year old boy.
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZTX6ZLT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_8HV554QQSE3RPP0JJTCG?psc=1&_encoding=UTF8&tag=mumsnetforu03-21

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