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Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 11 Oct 2015, 19:28
by Where'stheMistletoe
I've given in and started! I am making a few things this year for the kids so figured actually I need to start! Wriggles loves acting out the 3 little pigs at the moment so I've made some felt pigs and wolf (they're very cute!) and am currently constructing 3 very wonky cardboard / felt houses :) .

Treeb wrote:I have way too many ideas of what to get for L, so need to set myself a budget and narrow it down to just the best things.
We have the same problem that it's really easy to think of things for the older one but less so for the younger as you've already got the stuff you liked first time round!

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2015, 05:12
by yorkshirepudding
Oh bums, I've lost a present already! Too organised for my own good.

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2015, 19:25
by sabrina fair
It's IMPOSSIBLE to think of things for squidge. We really don't need any more toys, or clothes, or craft supplies, or books. I was at my SIL's at the weekend and they have SO many toys but barely anywhere to play with them. I'd love to suggest things like days out but people think it's nice for them to have something to open so don't like that idea. But they don't have to live with all the stuff.

OK first world problem rant over! We're lucky we have family who love him enough to buy gifts. We're lucky that 'too many toys' is actually considered a problem. We're lucky we have such beautiful boys to spend our Christmas with.

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2015, 19:26
by sabrina fair
yorkshirepudding wrote:Oh bums, I've lost a present already! Too organised for my own good.


A couple of years ago I didn't find DH's present till mid-january!

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2015, 19:53
by Treeb
sabrina fair wrote:It's IMPOSSIBLE to think of things for squidge. We really don't need any more toys, or clothes, or craft supplies, or books. I was at my SIL's at the weekend and they have SO many toys but barely anywhere to play with them. I'd love to suggest things like days out but people think it's nice for them to have something to open so don't like that idea. But they don't have to live with all the stuff.

OK first world problem rant over! We're lucky we have family who love him enough to buy gifts. We're lucky that 'too many toys' is actually considered a problem. We're lucky we have such beautiful boys to spend our Christmas with.


Maybe a magazine subscription? Or ask for updated versions of things you already have, and donate the older ones?

Or maybe you could get them to do an experience based gift, with just a small token toy to open if they really need him to open something?

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2015, 22:23
by StJuniper
I'm asking the family to get together and get the boys a nice wooden sandbox as a group gift. My sister is pg so I told them if they get me big/noisy toys I'm giving them straight on to her kid

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2015, 22:58
by mamapup
I just got a bundle of octonauts crap for the puppy on eBay. He has been begging for it for a while. Little Croc is super in to dolls so we might get her a doll bed or something.. And probably a peppa toy as she's also in love with her.

Got MrC a supermarket wines guide and a weird cooking implement though. I'm nearly done for Xmas now! Ooh, best one is got my dad two grape vines for the garden.

And now looking at living trees as I hate throwing away a tree, seems so wrong.

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2015, 08:45
by pirate_han
IKEA have a nice doll bed MP. A nice felt bath set too that B loves.

I'm almost done and really happy as after some stellar bargain hunting my Mum's present is the only one I've paid full price for (and it's handmade from an independent seller so was never going to be discounted). I'm heading to the NCT Nearly New sale next weekend to see if there are any nice things for A, and getting personalised label Nutella for DH (£1.49 in Lidl) and then I'm finished. Yay!

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2015, 09:21
by Kitcameron
I've just bought a set of dolls stuff: bed, high hair, bouncy chair, buggy, change bag, for £30 from toys r us to split between the girls. I thought that was a pretty reasonable price

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2015, 10:31
by emzit
mp, we've had octonauts stuff since muncher's 3rd birthday, it's still regularly played with and by both of them. One ofour best toy buys.

I'm doing lists now, squish is getting a balance bike and a trunki but struggling for ideas for muncher. And then when I figure him out, I still have to think up presents for them from DH's family who can't think for themselves.

Re: Is it too early for Xmas

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2015, 03:55
by lizandimo
I'm feeling really disorganised after reading this thread! Although I think DD will just be getting books and some clothes for Christmas, since she just had a birthday and got loads of toys, so that's pretty easy.