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The annual 'What the fuck do I buy for Christmas' thread 2015

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PolterGoose Wed 25-Nov-15 19:22:33

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zzzzz Wed 25-Nov-15 19:59:33

Not for you, but I think the osmo looks interesting for iPad owners with tiddlers.

zzzzz Wed 25-Nov-15 20:00:51

www.playosmo.com/en-gb/

Sorry this might help

PolterGoose Wed 25-Nov-15 20:32:15

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zzzzz Wed 25-Nov-15 20:38:31

There's a robot ball that might be good too but I am waiting for someone else to test drive it for me before I spend any cash on it

zzzzz Wed 25-Nov-15 20:43:10

For those with children that can take competition/board games we have really enjoyed

Mental blox www.amazon.co.uk/Mental-Blox-Critical-Thinking-Game/dp/B00ATWUE1O

And rapidough www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/3904732.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156%7Ccid:189934165%7Cagid:18091993045%7Ctid:kwd-94833456410%7Ccrid:77627768125%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:16993117678391541397%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o1&gclid=CLGR-_S3rMkCFRcYGwoda4UByA
This year

Noeuf Wed 25-Nov-15 20:45:27

No idea. Ds appears to think we are zillionaires at this time of year and I am sick with worry over a tax bill that will be due and impossible to pay and he just does not care.
I know he would/does/can't help it but I just cannot face what should be a lovely day battling with his disappointment at not receiving the expensive stuff he wants.

Noeuf Wed 25-Nov-15 20:47:46

Shit. Sorry!
Am a total downer at the moment.

It's just headphones at 40 quid, a scuf controller at 100 quid - all on his list.

So far I've bought the secret diary of Adrian mole because I thought he might enjoy someone else obsessed with their own emotions wink

PolterGoose Wed 25-Nov-15 20:49:43

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zzzzz Wed 25-Nov-15 20:51:07

Arf at Adrian Molegrin

PolterGoose Wed 25-Nov-15 20:54:54

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stillstandingatthebusstop Wed 25-Nov-15 20:56:30

I love Adrian Mole.

My friend said she is getting her son some night vision goggles. I thought that was a good idea. £10ish on Amazon. Don't you lot all buy them up before I get round to it though.

Noeuf Wed 25-Nov-15 22:00:17

Ha no bloody chance. He doesn't sleep - I have no need to empower him on his night wanderings!

zzzzz Wed 25-Nov-15 22:35:33

Tents are always good (and cheap this time of year)

I haven't really thought about it all yet.

ouryve Wed 25-Nov-15 22:48:01

DS1's not asked for anything specific, either. He's getting an expensive magazine subscription for his birthday, next week, so I'm not going OTT. I've got some inexpensive noise cancelling headphones for him. Only problem is, his MP3 player's now bust - and they're now pretty hard to buy as people tend to use their phones, though Currys carry 2 different portable CD players in store confused. He wants to open his tin of money on his birthday, so we may be able to rectify the situation for him.

DS1's favourite present last year was one of those desk pencil sharpeners.

Noeuf Wed 25-Nov-15 23:03:37

Actually he has asked for something called 'I am cardboard' confused

Noeuf Wed 25-Nov-15 23:03:57

Curry or argos for mp3?

sazale Wed 25-Nov-15 23:40:48

For my gaming and fact mad DS8 I've gone for this
www.amazon.co.uk/Guinness-World-Records-Gamers-Edition/dp/1908843659

I'm also contemplating this www.robotshop.com/uk/ozobot-interactive-robot-titanium-black.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA1dWyBRDqiJye6LjkhfIBEiQAw06IThBILY71dsrNCK5Mw86sCd3Gnj519i2c1Fv7z-ocvjAaAvoS8P8HAQ

And to try to stop him kicking his balls (another obsession) around indoors I've took a punt on this
www.amazon.co.uk/Funtime-Air-Power-Soccer-Disk/dp/B003JGSIWY

ari11 Thu 26-Nov-15 09:15:05

For my lego mad ds!!!1
www.johnlewis.com/red5-classic-light-stax-pack-of-36/p1985751

May live to regret it if he starts rebuilding every night before bed!!!!

Borka Thu 26-Nov-15 12:03:16

DS has also asked for surprises - as I used up all my best ideas for his birthday in November, I'm struggling a bit!

Birthday ideas that went down well were:

Plasma ball

Kinetic sand

stylophone

Noeuf this is I am cardboard - it looks quite good.

Noeuf Thu 26-Nov-15 18:53:53

Thanks borka - it actually exists then 😀

PolterGoose Thu 26-Nov-15 20:58:49

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Borka Thu 26-Nov-15 22:12:20

I like those, a Minecraft Christmas tree would be fab!

The kinetic sand is strangely compelling, I've secretly played with it myself a few times when DS has been at school. blush

LaughingHyena Sat 28-Nov-15 18:49:16

Have got dh a kit to make a remote control paper plane, it uses a phone/tablet for the remote. Hopefully the actual electronics will withstand a few crashes, even if the paper plane needs remaking.

For the kids stocking there's usually some sort of fidget toy, this years is thinking putty. DS also has some colour changing lights for the den under his bed. Lots of cheep kits on eBay at the moment.

Ouryve, would the sansa clip zip work. The buttons are on the small side but ours have survived a couple of years of the kids. It was me who killed one. Washing machine strikes again!

PolterGoose Sat 28-Nov-15 21:03:33

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