Just something little, a nice book, for example from the works or redhouse, a toy under £5, or even a pair of PJs with their favourite thing/character on eg Thomas PJS or button PJs with cars or diggers on can be picked up at a reasonable price.
Older kids in the past have had bionicles, craft kits like glass pebble painting or window painting kits, or again, a good book I know they will interested in.
Yes I do. Under £5 usually. This is the first year I've got over 5's so not so sure what to get them, but saw some nice books in The Works which I will getting for the under 5's. They are now £3 reduced from about £9 so even better
I buy sets of books from the book people and split them up, I dont spend much at Christmas as I buy them bigger pressie for birthdays so in theory it is spread out more, but once I had 3 mindees with the same birthday!
I saw this company at a conference this weekend and they had some really nice things, including finger puppets from £2.50. I will definately be ordering for christmas gifts (boughta gingerbread man on the day) so thought I would share the link as an idea for those still with buying to do. They had some fairy puppets for £4.50 which were gorgeous.
My kids' child minder always gave them something little, but well thought out at xmas. Pj's from primark, or mittens or a little book (I'm sure it was never more than a fiver per child). It was really just a thought, but so clearly thought out for the child, that it was much appreciated. I always gave her a lovely expensive gift at xmas because I was so grateful for the wonderful care she gave my precious children. However, I know that not all the parents gave her presents, but she always gave all the kids the same type of gifts. I had a part time nanny for 6 months and was really irritated that she didn't even bother to give my children a little present or even a card on their birthdays.