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Kreacheriscleaning Tue 21-Jul-20 16:25:26

We have holiday, new baby, dd's 4th birthday and then Christmas in what feels like quick succession so I need to get organised for gifts.
But I have no idea at all this year. We have a massive family and dd is the only little one at the moment so already has a lot of the big items that I would have considered: bike, scooter, kitchen, blocks, doll house, till, doll and pram.
We have no garden so outdoor toys are no good. She is not especially bothered about dolls etc.

To help me to get some ideas together can I ask-
What are your 4 year olds getting this year?
What are the most played with toys at your house?

I already plan to buy some days out as part of Xmas and birthday presents but need something for her to open.
Thank you for the ideas.

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DelurkingAJ Tue 21-Jul-20 16:47:22

DS2 is 4 and wants proper Lego. He also is hankering after a Paw Patrol towel (?!) and some Thunderbirds vehicles. How are you for craft supplies? Or books (even audiobooks for car journeys?).

WellTidy Tue 21-Jul-20 16:52:46

At that age, duplo. Ds absolutely loved it. We had the house, zoo, farm, under water, numbers and quantities train, alphabet (theyre only available in upper case which is a shame but still great), probably loads more.

I’d 100% recommend. The more bricks, the more adventurous they can be with their building.

We also have a marble run set that is compatible with duplo.

Geomag sets - again, great to have some big sets and then they can build more adventurous things.

Den making kit.

Easel with blackboard one side and magnetic white board the other side - can use dry-wipe marker pens and magnets on the white board side or use it for painting.

MyNameHasBeenTaken Tue 21-Jul-20 17:01:04

At 4, she wont understand the value of presents.
Dd had swimming lessons from her aunt. With a new cossie and goggles.
Obviously the lessons were the expensive bit, but she got to open the other bits.
She also got "home clothes" fancy socks, not grey school ones.
Fancy trainers. Again, not expensive but they flashed as she walked.
CD player or ipod dock for her bedroom?
New bed set?

KatyN Tue 21-Jul-20 17:03:07

I save up but so the actual shopping at the time. I have both children’s birthdays within a month of Christmas. I was a fool with my timings!!

MyNameHasBeenTaken Tue 21-Jul-20 17:04:40

Or one that ds loved.
He gets a 'robot's for the day
Get his dad (or other adult) to dress up as a robot. Card board boxes etc.
Write some numbers on his fingers (robot) and when child presses 1. He chases child. Press 2 for a tickle. 3 for a piece of cake.
You make the rules!
No junk to keep and good memories of the day

Angelmonkey Tue 21-Jul-20 17:35:04

Lego or dressing up clothes. Both my children were given a CD player at age 4, and cds. Disney soundtracks have been a hit or kids pop compilation

Kreacheriscleaning Tue 21-Jul-20 18:31:38

Lego is a good idea. We have a small amount but more would let her do more.

She has mentioned mighty pups/ paw patrol toys too @DelurkingAJ but I'm not sure about how much play she will get out of it before she outgrows paw patrol and they are so expensive.

Flashing trainers are a good idea too.

Please keep them coming. I will be asked by family too so need a good bank of suggestions.

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Kreacheriscleaning Tue 21-Jul-20 18:54:06

The robot idea is very cute @MyNameHasBeenTaken.

She won't dress up unfortunately.

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Marmite27 Tue 21-Jul-20 18:56:32

I know you said no outdoor toys, but we have this inside (in a tiny terrace) and my 5yo and 2 yo adore it. It packs up pretty small.

Mydarlingsleepthief Tue 21-Jul-20 18:59:52

My 4 year old DD loves LOL’s, Poopsie Unicorns, slime, basically all the plastic crap that costs a fortune grin

Kreacheriscleaning Tue 21-Jul-20 21:00:26

We're not there yet @Mydarlingsleepthief but I'm sure that it won't be long before she discovers slime etc
She already has a worrying glitter habit.

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