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What is your 8/9 year old having for Christmas (Boys)

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hulahoopsilove Thu 10-Oct-13 15:53:54

My DS cant decide he wants lego then he wants something else...just lookign for ideas please

Nicknamegrief Thu 10-Oct-13 15:59:15

Nerf Gun, Lego, football shirt and tickets to a football match.

These are the gifts from us (parents) and grandparents. He'll get little things like books, DVDs from Aunts and Uncles.

Last year we got a den making kit, walkie talkies (shared with sibling) and Lego.

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 10-Oct-13 16:06:08

DS2 is 9. So far I have bought Lego, the new David Walliams book and a Lego Harry Potter DS game. I have also seen Doctor Who Top Trumps which he will love.

hulahoopsilove Thu 10-Oct-13 16:08:52

all sounding similar here...Den building Kit sounds interesting can you link it for me please or let me know where you got it from.

Nerf man in this household! alos got the new David W

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 10-Oct-13 16:10:27

That's the one. He also fancies the new Wimpy Kid book but I am buying that for DS1 (who is 11) then when they have read them they can swap.

LegoAcupuncture Thu 10-Oct-13 16:13:42

Disney infinity for the Wii, Dave the minion from Toys R Us (as he is fully animated), marble run.

hulahoopsilove Thu 10-Oct-13 16:15:31

Ah yes the minion mine also loves them I will have a look at this!

Please keep the ideas coming smile

Madamecastafiore Thu 10-Oct-13 16:16:40

Scuba diving lessons.

Nicknamegrief Thu 10-Oct-13 16:24:22

We made our own up with tarp, netting, rope, some tent pegs and mallet. Also managed some 'camo' face paint.

Put it in a army surplus rucksack. M

I think they sell some on though.

We did get proper walkie talkies- not toy ones, these ones but paid less for them.

hulahoopsilove Wed 16-Oct-13 17:43:00

Anyone else?

cupcakeicing Wed 16-Oct-13 17:47:14

Star wars lego and action figures
Nerf gun
Transformers dvds and xbox games
Skylanders swapper force and some skylanders

CoolStoryBro Wed 16-Oct-13 17:50:14

That den building kit on nthst is fantastic! What a great idea!! I'm so nicking it as a more fun alternative to the prerequisite new Skylanders game.

itsnothingoriginal Wed 16-Oct-13 20:27:51

So far he's asked for a Nerf gun, Lego batman set and Lego batman 2 Wii game.

I'll also get him some CD' s and possibly a disco ball to add to his lights as he loves having a disco in his bedroom!!

Oh and a load of books as he loves anything about natural history, WW II and sharks.

He got a subscription to Nat Geographic kids magazine last year which has been a real winner - nice to have a present every month!

Jinty64 Wed 16-Oct-13 22:24:48

A Tesco HUDL, flippers and swimming mask.

hulahoopsilove Thu 17-Oct-13 15:25:21

Love the den kit but so expensive for what it is DS loves minecraft atm

PastSellByDate Thu 17-Oct-13 16:06:47

Hi hulahoopsilove:

Have DDs myself - but we sent my 9 year-old nephew & my brother jointly a LEGO video game for them to play together and both have said how much they've enjoyed it. We're repeating it this year with a new one (but mainly because they've been heavily hinting to us how nice that would be).


elskovs Thu 17-Oct-13 17:56:51

Im thinking we will get them an ipad each this year. They are 6 and 8. Our new neighbours have them and they are a huge hit with mine.

They don't have ds or wii or xbox or anything, so this would be the year we buy them a games console. With an ipad we wont have to spend £30 per game though.

jamaisjedors Thu 17-Oct-13 18:00:05

Lots of books and some lego I think. Am waiting to see if he comes up with any ideas.

afromom Thu 17-Oct-13 18:05:51

Tesco Hudl and Real Madrid kit from GPs.

New bedroom makeover with our old TV to link XBox up to from us, as well as Fifa 14 on XBox and some War Hammer figures.

Scooter, more warhammer and book of records 2014 from 'Santa'.

Other years he has had Lego, football stuff, remote controlled helicopter, XBox games, Hot wheels tracks, a remote controlled car that works from his IPod and and IPod!

You're very lucky your DS doesn't know what he wants OP, my FS always has a huge list and we have to just pick a couple of things! Then the other things get relegated to the birthday list!

hulahoopsilove Sat 19-Oct-13 07:49:48

Some great ideas here thanks. Lego game is a good one will look into that.

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