Expensive main present. Any other gifts?
Ohdoleavemealone · 08/12/2021 12:45
DS is getting the only thing he has asked for for 2 years. It cost £250.
He will be ecstatic and I don't he will bother about much else.
I however feel bad because he will literally have one box in the middle of the room! He is only 9. Would you buy him a couple bits knowing it won't even be acknowledged or just get the one and hope his initial thoughts at a single present diminishes when he sees what it is?
inkworks273 · 08/12/2021 15:32
Yeah if you can afford to I'd get him some chocolate, a book, a game etc.
Tinkywinkydinkydoo · 08/12/2021 15:41
Is the item a console? As you could get him a few cheap accessories to go with it and wrap them up separately if so.
greenlynx · 08/12/2021 15:46
I would do a few things like stationery, chocolates, soft toy or stress ball, a book.
Noeuf · 08/12/2021 16:01
No - we always do a stocking and then a main present. I’m very comfortable giving someone something they want and not adding frilly bits to it.
Anon0707 · 08/12/2021 16:04
Exactly the same here. My 11 year old ds has asked for 2 presents costing £300.
I’ve bought him some sweets, chocolates, socks etc for his stocking and then a lynx set and phone case. I’ve maybe spent an extra £11-£15 on these bits but looks so much more than just 2 boxes under the tree
Last year the boys had the new Xbox each so again I just bought them a backpack each, stuff for their stockings and a jumper. Got the backpack and jumpers from foot asylum in the Black Friday sale, again didn’t spend a huge amount extra but looked so much more. Honestly speaking though they weren’t bothered they just wanted their xbox lol
Jumpingintochristmas · 08/12/2021 16:07
I would add pyjamas, slippers, a book and perhaps a family board game.
muddypuddles11 · 08/12/2021 16:19
I got DS a switch and 2 games which cost me a lot of money but it doesn’t look much wrapped up. His little brother has a lot more to unwrap as his presents didn’t cost me as much so I’ve just bought a few other things for him. I’ve got him a board game, a ball and a crayola paint station as he loves to draw and paint
Nearlytheretrees · 08/12/2021 16:21
Ds has an expensive main gift. He then has a couple things of chocolate, a bath bomb nd some pj's so he's got a couple of things to open
CrimbleCrumble1 · 08/12/2021 18:00
A book and some sweets/chocolate.
leccybill · 10/12/2021 22:48
DD got a puppy last year that cost £2500 🙈 so she just had about 10 smaller things to open which were mainly books and stuff from Home Bargains. She was obviously fine with this because puppy.
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