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FrutiFlutey Tue 10-Jan-17 14:31:40

A friend has 3 children whereas I only have one, she's hand made ds (5) a teddy, and it is beautiful and taken plenty of time and brought me a slow cooker for Christmas. We haven't seen her since Christmas.

We're due to see her this weekend, the only problem is she has 3 children. Twin 3 year old boys and a 6 year old boy.

I am planning to buy her a beautiful bracelet, yes, haven't done this yet, would it be so bad if I brought a present for her children to share? If so what could I get?

Money is an issue as buying 3 separate children's gifts that aren't tacky will add up super fast

YouAndMePlus3 Tue 10-Jan-17 14:33:51

A Joint gift is fine I think if it's an item that is designed to be shared such as a board game or a DVD. Maybe accompany it with 3 packs of individual sweets? X

Chloe84 Tue 10-Jan-17 14:36:05

Bracelet sounds lovely. What is your budget for the kids?

Maybe a new Disney DVD? Something they can watch together.

FrutiFlutey Tue 10-Jan-17 14:36:22

Plus - thanks would the 3 year olds be ok with board games?

AmeliaJack Tue 10-Jan-17 14:36:45

Joint gift is fine if it is something that can be used by all e.g. Football goals or basketball hoop for the garden.

YouAndMePlus3 Tue 10-Jan-17 14:41:33

Yes I think 3 upwards they're just starting to get the concept and it'll be a nice oppourtunity for the older one to 'teach' them. Orchard press games are good or things like ker plunk or 'soggy doggy' are good for younger children. We got soggy doggy for Christmas and it's v good and amusing smile

FrutiFlutey Tue 10-Jan-17 14:48:51

Chloe - about £30 I would think, though I would aim for less if I could

FrutiFlutey Tue 10-Jan-17 14:49:35

Thank you all! Soggy doggy sounds new so
I may opt for this! Hopefully will save a few pounds too

GreenTureen Tue 10-Jan-17 14:52:20

Plenty of games that would be suitable for all three - I would recommend Wet Head op. Mine are 6 and 8 and love it but I can easily imagine a much younger or older child enjoying too.

FrutiFlutey Tue 10-Jan-17 14:54:12

Thank you green! I will look into this too smile

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