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what gift you have bought for your 8-9 year old boys?

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Autumnsky Fri 16-Dec-16 10:41:48

I found it is quite difficult to buy present fo my DS2 now, he doesn't play with toys anymore. He only plays computer games, neff gun( which he has lots already), board games. We talked about Christmas present, he doesn't have any ideas himself except some computer games.

What have you bought?

grafia123 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:17:51

I have got my ds alot of DVDs. A lot of his favourite movies came out on dvd recently. He is a star wars fanatic so he is getting lots of star wars figures and toys. I know he wont really play with them and it is a total waste of money getting them for him but there really was nothing else to get him.

My ds is quite sporty so he is also getting a basket ball hoop and swingball.

It is hard isnt it?

Autumnsky Fri 16-Dec-16 11:22:23

Thanks, grafia. DVDs is a good idea, I will try to find some. Yes, there are mountain of toys in the house, I am trying to stop buying and gradually get rid of the ones in the house.

GizmoFrisby Fri 16-Dec-16 11:40:42

Nintendo nes mini,remote control helicopter,target practice gun,nerf gun, onesie, batman pyjamas, Star Wars pyjamas,marvel jumper,boxers,jelly bellys, aqua beads(don't ask) chocolate lolly maker, scaletrix, joules wellies, now 95, secret life of pets DVD, finding dory DVD, lego chest, more lego. Think that's about it

pishedoff Fri 16-Dec-16 11:40:47

8 year old DS...

Black panther mask and claws
Build a bear bits and a voucher
Pokemon Sun DS game

And a few other little bits!!

CocktailQueen Fri 16-Dec-16 11:43:48

Dinosaur Society membership
Lego Jurassic World bits
football tactics game
match annual
spy stuff
code breaking book
crystals kit
den making kit

irvineoneohone Fri 16-Dec-16 11:48:08

Ds 8 requested

Computer game soft x2.(Both very old ones.)
Sheet music from game.
colour changing pens.
Dinosaur model.

Autumnsky Fri 16-Dec-16 11:50:14

Thanks! I have ideas now.

pishedoff Fri 16-Dec-16 11:53:42

Ooh cocktail, dinosaur society sounds interesting!

thatsthewayitgoes Fri 16-Dec-16 11:57:43

Raspberry pi + screen + keyboard for my 8 year old x

GertrudeBelle Fri 16-Dec-16 11:58:16

If he likes board games do you buy the conventional ones - Monopoly etc - or go more niche?

There are hundreds of really really cool games which never get to supermarkets and toy shops etc.

Have a look on

Autumnsky Fri 16-Dec-16 12:05:59

Thanks,GertudeBelle. I will have a look. We have chess, Monopoly, Risk at the moment.

atticusclaw2 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:12:03

computer games (he likes thing like skylanders and lego dimensions with the figures)
pool table/air hockey table
board games - exploding kittens and star wars carcassonne
how to draw book
character stationery
couple of hoodies
stocking fillers

Guadalupe Fri 16-Dec-16 12:16:57

Ds2 has asked for a portable dvd player with 'a twisty screen' as he put it so he's getting that. Also, a ramp for his scooter plus some dr who stuff, remote control dalek and sonic screwdriver. He's also got some game related clothes, minecraft jumper and cap and a tshirt with something else on can't remember what now!

GizmoFrisby Fri 16-Dec-16 12:31:57

My son got one of the twisty screen DVD players last year. They are a great present

Guadalupe Fri 16-Dec-16 12:37:53

Is it good, Gizmo? I haven't actually got it yet, still dithering over how much to spend. Tempted by the £40 ones but not sure what the quality will be...

MiladyThesaurus Fri 16-Dec-16 12:38:49

DS2 (in Y3) is getting:

Pokémon sun (and the Pokémon sun/moon guide book)
A Star Wars Lego set
The chronicles of ancient darkness books
Some Phoenix comic books
A Pokémon card set (rayquaza ex)
Pokémon PJs

The PILs have got him super mario maker 3DS.
My mum has got him Lego Star Wars: the force awakens for the DS.

ThreeHens Fri 16-Dec-16 12:45:37

crystal mining set
pokemon book
football table

GizmoFrisby Fri 16-Dec-16 12:52:40


Yes he watches films most days on it. I think his was around £80 but it's a really good one. He likes the idea of being able to do it all himself

Guadalupe Fri 16-Dec-16 14:14:11

Thanks, Gizmo. What make did you go for if you don't mind me asking? Good to get a recommendation!

bettycat81 Fri 16-Dec-16 19:25:23

My DS is 7 but I bought him a basketball hoop in the hope it will last a good few years!

MrsHathaway Fri 16-Dec-16 19:39:17

MP3 player, dock and headphones. He's just getting into pop music.

Some Pokemon stuff (book, onesie, plush).

Rubiks Cube / chocolate / socks etc in stocking.

BlueChampagne Fri 16-Dec-16 22:15:12

MP3 player, headphones and audio book.

BlueChampagne Fri 16-Dec-16 22:16:11

Board games: recommend Smash Up and King of Tokyo.

TheRadiantAerynSun Fri 16-Dec-16 22:20:08

A kindle fire
A bladebuilders spinning lightsabre set
Star wars jammies
An x-box game
A kids cookbook
The latest diary of a wimpy kid book.
A selection box

That's it I think.

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