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Does anyone else run out of birthday present ideas for subsequent children?

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4andnotout Sun 13-Sep-09 14:05:58

We have 4 dd's and dd3 will be 2 next sunday but we have no idea what to buy her for a present, we already have trikes,bikes,prams, pushchairs dollies etc etc that are dd1 and dd2's.

Does anyone else have the same problem?

liahgen Sun 13-Sep-09 14:09:02


We have everything, or have had everything, big stuff, (kitchen) has ended up being garden toys.

I'm really struggling for christmas tbh, am scouring carboots on a weekly basis.

ds, (12 next month) has asked for all 3 chelsea kits so that's what he'll get.

castille Sun 13-Sep-09 14:23:31

We do, and we've only got 3 DC. 3yo DS has all the toys he could possibly need for the next 5 years at least.

That said, as some of the toys are getting quite eldery they do sometimes break, providing a good present opportunity. So he got a brand new shiny red boy's scooter for his birthday because 11yo DD1 broke the original (slightly girly) one showing DS how to use itgrin

PinkTulips Sun 13-Sep-09 14:27:37

god yes, i only have 3 but am at a complete loss what on earth ds2 will get for presents as the older two have everything!

belgo Sun 13-Sep-09 14:29:28

Don't run out of ideas. Just run out of money. And space.

juuule Sun 13-Sep-09 15:34:16

Like Belgo, we just run out of money and space.

Ceolas Sun 13-Sep-09 15:46:09

Space definitely. I am trying to ask people to get small things for our DCs. We have a large extended family and end up with tons of stuff at Christmas/birthdays.

belgo Sun 13-Sep-09 16:31:22

You can never have too much lego.

4andnotout Sun 13-Sep-09 16:32:29

Er at 11pm when you are tiptoing across the bedroom floor you can definately have too much lego <<wince>>

belgo Sun 13-Sep-09 16:39:27


4andnotout Sun 13-Sep-09 21:31:57

I think we have settled on play food and cooking equipment for the kitchen she got last year and a huge plastic trunk to keep it all in, does this seem like a decent pressie for a 2 year old?

Ceolas Sun 13-Sep-09 22:27:19

Sounds like she will love it

sweetkitty Sun 13-Sep-09 22:30:28

Animals you can never have too many animals according to DD2, ELC do these little metal cases of animals and you can add more to it.

4andnotout Sun 13-Sep-09 22:36:34

Ooh she does love animals and dinosaurs too...

sweetkitty Sun 13-Sep-09 22:39:03

ELC do dinosaurs too

My DD1 is the dolly/pram/barbie girl
DD2 dinosaurs/animals/trains/cars

Don't know about DD3 although she does like driving her cars about the floor, I am struggling about what to get her for Christmas as well.

CarGirl Sun 13-Sep-09 22:39:16


I'm working on the "trips" out with friends and relatives rather than clutter gifts for them.

4andnotout Sun 13-Sep-09 22:42:32

Well this is my busy season, dd3 is 2 on sunday, then dd4 will be 1 next month (what on earth do i buy a one year old shock) then dd1 will be 8 in november, couple that with christmas and i'm going to be all presented out grin

CarGirl Sun 13-Sep-09 22:43:40

ds lite games are good, very small.

Ceolas Sun 13-Sep-09 22:43:42

We have just had 4 birthdays in 4 weeks here! Must get thinking about Christmas...

sweetkitty Mon 14-Sep-09 07:30:07

July our big month 3 birthdays in 6 days

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