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Aibu, Toothbrush for christmas?

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Jessicahyde85 Sat 08-Nov-14 06:47:55

So I was in Costco and spotted children's sonic air toothbrushes for a really reasonable price. I mentioned them to the old git and said they would be good for Christmas presents and he was horrified I should be so mean to even suggest getting them for our boys for Christmas....

Whaaaa??!!! Aibu? I really don't think I am!

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Sat 08-Nov-14 06:48:27

My dc always get toothbrushes in their stockings

VerySlightly Sat 08-Nov-14 06:50:39

We got toothbrushes in our stockings every year. smile smile

pippinleaf Sat 08-Nov-14 06:54:25

I always used to get a Tube of toothpaste with a stripe in it - SO exciting!

toriap2 Sat 08-Nov-14 06:56:29

Dd is getting an electric toothbrush for Christmas. She asked. There's nothing wrong with getting a toothbrush in your stocking.

youbethemummylion Sat 08-Nov-14 06:56:45

DS always get a toothbrush and some sort of character flannel and bubble bath for xmas

elQuintoConyo Sat 08-Nov-14 06:57:04

I got a new toothbrush every year. So are Dc now - they love it! Different colours, different characters etc.

Love the nickname for your DP grin

billibob Sat 08-Nov-14 06:57:57

I must be mean then! I have always put a toothbrush in my boys stockings.

TheRealNightsWatch Sat 08-Nov-14 06:57:57

I always put a toothbrush and toothpaste in the kids stockings.

If given as a main present I would feel it was stingey but as an extra in a stocking I think it's fab and my kids are always desperate to use their new toothbrush.

marriednotdead Sat 08-Nov-14 06:58:07

Another one who always does toothbrushes in stockings. Teen DS got a Boots voucher a few Christmases ago and bought himself an electric toothbrush with it so he gets a pack of replacement heads now instead grin

tigerdog Sat 08-Nov-14 07:01:13

Yanbu. Presumably it isn't their only present! Doesn't hurt to get practical things as well as fun stuff IMO. We also got toothbrushes, new flannels and sponges in our stockings every year as children. We didn't really care at the time, as it was something to unwrap and in later years me, db and dsis had a good chuckle at the tradition.

Mehitabel6 Sat 08-Nov-14 07:04:07

I often put them as stocking fillers.

whatadrain Sat 08-Nov-14 07:05:08

I'm getting mine character electric toothbrushes for their stockings. I don't see the problem!

So I get that it's probably not a child's dream gift, but it's practical and will have the 'Christmas' novelty factor that makes it a little more special than just getting a toothbrush on a normal day. It's much better than getting a load of tat that's never used!

OwlCapone Sat 08-Nov-14 07:07:15

I think there is a difference between shoving an ordinary toothbrush in a stocking and buying them a more expensive electric toothbrush. Assuming the OP is talking about a Sonic Care one.

Jessicahyde85 Sat 08-Nov-14 07:08:28

Great I will show him this thread! Knew I was right, as usual! Haaa! smile

Jessicahyde85 Sat 08-Nov-14 07:10:20

Oh dam is it sonic care? I am such a dick! Yes its one of them ones!

Monathevampire1 Sat 08-Nov-14 07:11:31

I always pop a toothbrush in DCs stockings they love it.

I've never given or been given a toothbrush for Christmas and never will, but nothing wrong with it if you think they need it / will like it.

Eva50 Sat 08-Nov-14 07:26:33

Two years running my ds1 & 2 got toothbrushes, toothpaste and a small book from Santa at their Christmas party. The parents had to wrap the present, (no more than £5) label with the child's name and hand it over first.
Some parents really went over the top. Big toy fire engines and dolls. "It should have been £30 but I got it for £4.99 in the sale!". Which was not the point of having a limit

My boys were always delighted with their gift and other children were often more interested in what mine had than their own. They are 19 & 17 now and still like new toothbrushes.

RedButtonhole Sat 08-Nov-14 07:28:53

DS usually gets a toothbrush, toothpaste and a facecloth in his stocking- he is 5 and they usually have a superhero or character from a film on them.

Don't see anything wrong with giving it as an extra present if it's something they need.

RedButtonhole Sat 08-Nov-14 07:31:56

Eva50, seriously? Some people just like to show off I suppose!

Our Santa presents are organised by the school- most of the time it's a book and a selection box, keeps everyone the same which I think is better.

nooka Sat 08-Nov-14 07:42:24

New electric toothbrushes were my children's favourite present one year. Just cheapie kids battery ones in their stockings, nothing special, but for some reason much appreciated.

bigbluestars Sat 08-Nov-14 07:44:40

I have often bought toothbrushes- the novelty ones are great stocking fillers.
I have also bought my teenagers good electric ones as gifts. DS will be getting a good rechargable Braun one this year too.

nohysteriahere Sat 08-Nov-14 07:48:16

Mine always get toothbrushes, toothpaste, toiletries, pants, socks, pjs, dressing gowns and slippers.

They also get fun stuff grin

poolomoomon Sat 08-Nov-14 07:54:16

Mine always get a toothbrush in their stockings too! And a wash mitt, undies, bubble bath/body wash grin. All the fun stuff.

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