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3.5yr old boy and 5 and a bit girl


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#1 wickle pickle

Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have no idea what to get my kids for Xmas. I would like something that's more meaningful than expensive, something that's kind of creative or for imaginative play. Additionally, it can't be something very large as we are travelling at christmas. They already have so much stuff - they definitely don't NEED anything! But I obviously want to get them something...other than lego I have no ideas right now (oh, and I am making my daughter a dress).

Any suggestions? They are very typical for their age. They love unwrapping presents! I don't think they would really understand gift-cards or tickets to see/do something...

Thanks in advance!

#2 Sambambino

Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

Have a look at the Play and Keep sections at Little Wagon they have beautiful toys and lots of reasonably priced puzzles, keepsakes etc.

#3 nakedrhubarb

Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

If you are handy with the sewing machine then making this would be a great activity to take along original.gif

http://www.icanteachmychild.com/2011/11/di...r-mat-backpack/

#4 Swahili

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Plasticine, lacing/threading cards, travel size games such as Snakes & Ladders, pencils & drawing pads, stamp kits, hair clips, finger puppet sets. My Wooden Toys and Dragonfly have some lovely things.

#5 wickle pickle

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for the ideas! That's definitely got me started... :-)

#6 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

My girls absolutely love doing Sticky Mosiacs.  in terms of actual shops, I usually buy them from Australia Geographic stores.  You can buy "My First Sticky Mosiacs" which are designed for 3-4 year olds (not as many sticky bits, pictures are more simplistic).  For slightly older kids, you can get all sorts of stuff.  We have given the Fairies kit to DD1's best friend (when she turned 5) and she loved it.  Lots of options for girls.  The Dinosaur kit is great for boys, and there is a cool dragon kit as well (but probably need to be around 5 or older).  If you get the kits that have 4 pictures in them, it keeps them amused for a while.  But the single picture kits are good for a smaller gift too.  

If you are travelling, then maybe consider something like the Crayola Colour Wonder colouring pads.  huge hit with kids, excellent when travelling.  Can buy these sorts of kits from Target, Kmart, etc.  There are all sorts of kits.

My kids also like a good sticker book.  We have bought some dinosaur ones, marine life books, fairy sticker books, etc.  This one was a hit with my DD1 (5.5 yo).  A space sticker book might be good too?

DD1 is getting a Mould-and-paint dinosaur fridge magnet kit this Xmas.  We know she will like it - she always asks for it whenever we go into australia geographic to buy birthday gifts for her friends.  biggrin.gif


#7 Glr-r

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

Hot wheels or duplo for boy, lalaloopsy or littlest pet shop for girl




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