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#1 FeralMalinki

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

For our families - we made a Snapfish family album for the first time, I received it today, and am absolutely thrilled with it!

For DH - I found a video game he was talking about a year or so ago, and couldn't track down.

For DD (4 years) - Her main gift is a bike, but I think she'll be most excited about the fact that it has a big basket with flowers on the front, and pink glittery handle bar tassels.  

For DD (1 year) - I've been wanting to get the kids a big tin spinning top since DD1 was tiny, but hadn't been able to find one in stores - I ended up finding one on line.  

Not all the 'big' gift, but the ones I think will be loved original.gif  



#2 WYSIWYG

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

I can't wait for DD2 to open her Peppa Pig Playhouse original.gif

#3 tres-chic

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

Pillow Pets.

DS1 is arguably too old for it but the three of them are getting them and I can't wait to see them asleep in bed with them on xmas night.

#4 PixieVee

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

I am excited for my fiancé to open his new Ray Bans!

#5 nellieb

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

DD is obsessed with dinosaurs and palaeontology at the moment and I found a 'fossil' at the museum shop recently that has paleontology tools to help you 'dig' it out and discover it. She is going to go bonkers when she unwraps it!

#6 FeralBob!

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

For DD, the little purple bag for her toy cat - I didn't think I'd be able to find a bag so exactly what she wanted.

For the ILs, the calendar of DD - they will love it.

For mum, the Swarovski crystal necklace - I think she will adore it!

#7 GamerMum

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

I'm excited to see DF's face when he see's the canvas print of him and DD I got made. He has NO idea that I bought it, and it looks absolutely amazing.

I'm looking forward to DD not caring at all about her presents, but being more interested in the shiny sparkly wrapping paper, that I chose because I knew she'd like it. Tounge1.gif

#8 niggles goes feral

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

For DD - I found the Princess Celestia, the one and only thing she wanted and it's one without the stupid voice chip saying inane things! And it was the last one available too. Merry Christmas to everyone.

#9 lynneyours

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

I was actually most excited about giving my EB Secret Santa.   blush.gif

Have yet to buy most other gifts, although I have a lot for DD's already.

#10 PrincessPeach

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

I've got a couple actually.

Can't wait to see what my nephew thinks of his personalised back-pack we bought him.

I also can't wait to see my parents faces when they open their gift - I slurged on them this year & bought them a digital camera, given they don't have one, it's going to be great.

#11 namie

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I cannot wait to see DS1s face when he spies his new bike-with-pedals under the tree! He got a balance bike last Christmas and loves it, but for the last 4 months or so he's been commenting on the pedals on other kids' bikes when he sees them.

I'm also looking forward to give a trucking DVD to my brother. Sounds kind of lame, but I know he's going to love it and it follows on from the totally awesome birthday present I gave him earlier this year. A little worried about how I'm going to top them next year :/

#12 SlightlyLeftFeral

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

I cannot wait for DD to open her play dough baking set that presses play dough into cakes and bickies. She lose cooking!

And a tea set to go with it.

And I love it cost me $24 for both of them.

#13 livvie7586

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

the main thing i'm super excited about is DDs barbie house.  she saw one in big w last week, and threw her arms around the box not wanting to let go (and of course mummy was mean and said no), so one of her very own on christmas morning is going to be huge

#14 IsolaBella

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

For my mum - splurging on a single bed set for her (Doona cover, European pillow cover and little cushion). She never splurges on herself.

For DH - Star Wars Trivial Pursuit questions. He is a SW nut.



#15 asdf89

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

I got my DP a 5kg tub of nutella to make up for his proper present not arriving in time for Christmas day. Pretty sure he'll be more excited about that than the proper present!

(I've wrapped it up with a giant serving spoon  tongue.gif  he generally lacks self control when it comes to sweets so I'm interested to see how much of it he'll be able to eat on the day haha)

#16 fruitbat72

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

We bought our girls a second hand PS3 and Move as well as the new Little Big Planet game for DSD and the Book of Spells for DD1

They have asked for them many times and we have put them off

Can't wait to see them open it

#17 Becstarinator

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

I can't wait for DBIL who has down syndrome to open his presents.  He loves unwrapping the gifts so I wrapped the 5 smallish gifts separately with all different wrapping papers.

DS is getting a fair bit of lego and a light saber from Santa so will be thrilled.



#18 Freddie'sMum

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

I got the Cinderalla DVD for the girls.

Miss-7-and-a-half has been asking for it ever since she has seen it at the shops / advertised on TV and I have always fobbed her off.  I think she is going to be over the moon when she opens that present.

For Miss-5 - I found her a Lalaloopsy (spelling) cushion.  She is going to love that too.



#19 Wineandchocolate

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

I bought my DH a vacuum cleaner... can't wait to see his face! biggrin.gif

#20 Foogle

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE (fruitbat72 @ 17/12/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We bought our girls a second hand PS3 and Move as well as the new Little Big Planet game for DSD and the Book of Spells for DD1

They have asked for them many times and we have put them off

Can't wait to see them open it


Fruitbat - the Book of Spells is brilliant.  Because we are leaving for Christmas in NZ with my family on the 23rd, we had a mini-Christmas yesterday for family here in Aust so we had present opening.  DS got the Book of Spells and it's great.  He loves it - it's very well put together.  Your DD will love it.

He will have to wait until Christmas day to get Little Big Planet Karting (is that what your DSD wanted? - it's the new one out) and DS has also asked and asked for it and we also have put him off.   biggrin.gif

I cannot wait for Mum to open her wooden German snack/breakfast boards.  She (and I) had long given up finding them but I stumbled across them on a website and have bought her a set.  I can't wait for her to open them.

DH isn't expecting anything else - we gave him his presents yesterday.  He doesn't know about the Scalextric SW set that DS and I have bought him.  I have to somehow hide it in the suitcases but since I do all the packing I should manage to hide it from him (unless Customs decide to search the suitcases upon entry.  I'll cross that bridge if and when we met it).

Edited by Foogle, 17 December 2012 - 04:46 PM.


#21 mummy2amelia

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

I am excited to give my DH a t-shirt that says “No, I will not fix your computer”.  He is an IT guy and everybody always asks him for stuff and advice.  I have even washed it so he can wear it on the day if he wants.  He also has a Jedi robe in there – that will defiantly get worn on the day.

DD and DS are going to be thrilled to find a trampoline in the back yard.  DS is two and keeps showing me the ones in the catalogues.   biggrin.gif

We are going to pretend that all the presents are done and they can go out to play while I do breakfast and there will be a trail of tinsel or glitter up to it from the back door – that sneaky Santa!!!!


#22 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

Can't wait to see the kids faces when they see the trampoline we have got them. After we have opened all our presents I am going to find an excuse to get them out in the yard and surprise them. biggrin.gif

DD1- The Furby that she thinks she is not getting.

DD2 and 3 will be so excited when they see their Mini Mouse Pillow pets. They love mini mouse.

DD2- Santa is bring her Littlest Pet Shop tree house. She is going to be thrilled!

I'm so excited and don't know how I am going to hold out for another week!  biggrin.gif

#23 Mama8

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

looking forward to all of ours to open theirs but my DH's gift is a nice big esky filled with smaller things ive been buying for him biggrin.gif its been a huge secret as we dont usually buy gifts for each other at xmas

#24 Jenferal

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Ooh I can't wait to give my daughter her dolls house and furniture(mostly so I can play with it!) but she'll ADORE the Giggleasaurus her dad's giving her and the BLUE telescope her great grandma is giving her( that I bought after she's talked about it for months).

#25 fruitbat72

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

The Book of Spells might be for me as well...... rolleyes.gif

(massive HP fan here)




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