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#1 EssentialBludger

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

DD (8) is getting from us:

Moxie girl
Furby + carry bag

+ Santa stocking with little bits and pieces (pin art, nail polish, bubbles, magic set, bubble cup, journal etc)

DS (3) is getting from us:

Buzz and Woody
Ten pin bowling
Giggle and hoot PJ's

+ Santa stocking (pin art, bubble cup, bubbles, game, ball etc)

Not sure what they're getting from family.

Christmas is my favourite time of year! I can't wait! What are your kids getting? original.gif

Edited by EssentialBludger, 18 December 2012 - 02:16 PM.

#2 .Jerry.

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

No idea. Haven't started Xmas shopping yet.

#3 Rachiee

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

A baby rabbit biggrin.gif

A "mummy" set including a dolls change table, cot, baby bath and high chair

A couple of books

Some home made dolls clothes and cloth nappies

#4 Liadan

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

I'm waiting for the replies from those who have gotten their kids enough crap to fill up a small storage unit!

DD is getting:
a hootabelle cushion
a hootabelle backpack
a CD of kids songs
a small piggy bank

There was one other thing I was thinking of getting her, but it's a bit large, and I don't have the room for it.

ETA: Disclaimer. If I had my own place and didn't have to contend with my mums and my sisters crap all through the house, I would most likely be getting DD enough crap to full up a small storage unit.

No judgement on those who have gone overboard with gifts for their kids, wish I could do the same. It is so much fun watching them opening the pressies on christmas morning.

Edited by Liadan, 18 December 2012 - 02:41 PM.

#5 Jax12

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

Oh god, I'm too embarrassed to say.  I think I've gone overboard...we've only got the one and now that he's 2 and more into Christmas I have just thrown myself into the festive period.  

Let's see...lots of books, a big dump truck and stand and play car thing and painting gear.  Then after I was done I went to the ABC shop...big mistake.  Now he's also go a Hoot lunchbox, jocks and books, a Charlie bear and even more In The Night Garden toys!  A few little stocking stuffers too - play money, cheap imitation crocs with ITNG croc jewels, some Avengers bubble bath from Coles.

Next year we will have a lot less money so embracing one last year of spoiling him rotten at Christmas and hoping he's too young to have the same expectation next year.

I LOVE Christmas!  Cannot wait for everyone to open their presents.  They are all wrapped and stored in the roof.  First time ever we won't be doing a mad shop Christmas Eve and staying up until midnight to wrap.


Edited by Jax12, 18 December 2012 - 04:10 PM.

#6 EssentialBludger

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

Jax12 - I had to tear myself away from the ABC shop before I went crazy with stuff for DS! So much stuff in there he would love!!

(I personally love seeing the overboard lists biggrin.gif )

#7 Mose

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

I'm the Mum that left ordering what DS wanted too late, and now can't get it til next year some time.

Lady on the phone: I'm really sorry, we just won't have it, I don't know what to say
Me: Not to worry, he's not yet 2, I doubt he'll really register whether he got it on Christmas day or not
Lady on the phone: ** Stunned silence **

Apparently she had spent all day consoling Mums whose "entire Christmas was ruined" because of a delayed shipment from overseas.

So, he is actually getting a few bits and bobs in his Xmas stocking (CD, little books, a couple of small toys) and from us a puzzle, some bigger books (one he has been asking for) and a new outfit with THOMAS on the front.  I'm pretty sure he'll be thrilled, and get another thrill when his trike actually arrives.

#8 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE (Liadan @ 18/12/2012, 03:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm waiting for the replies from those who have gotten their kids enough crap to fill up a small storage unit!

I'm waiting for the ones who swear they only got their child a single, hand reared Tibetan carrot.  laughing2.gif

My kids are getting:

Lego Mindstorms
Telescope upgrade
Settlers of Catan expansion pack
Small World board game
More books
Massive Minecraft posters

Edited by BadCat, 18 December 2012 - 02:35 PM.

#9 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

DD 4 years

- a bike and helmet
- 3 Dinosaur Train characters
- a backpack for Kindy next year, with lunchbox, sheet set and drink bottle
- a Robo-fish pink and orange clownfish in a bowl from Australian Geographic

DD 1 year

- a ladybug wheelie bug
- a rag doll
- a spinning top
- a few musical instruments
- a 'Little Mermaid' Little People carriage
- a pettiskirt

The big kid, DH, 30-something years

- a bike
- a video game
- a french connection man bag for work, and lunchbox
- the new JK Rowling book
- a couple of super soakers
- some Angry Birds sauces

Edited by SlinkyMalinki, 18 December 2012 - 02:36 PM.

#10 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

Family present is a iPad. Mainly because I really want one so a good excuse. And DD1 has asked all year and her birthday is on the 29th so she will get some iTunes vouchers to use on it.

Santa presents are new bikes and helmets for all 3.

Santa sacks will have books, undies, socks, lollies, some little items that they ask for and really want but I say no to all year.

From us they will be getting a big lego set each and DD2 is getting a cheap plastic cubby. And a new board game each.

Edited by kriattica, 18 December 2012 - 02:35 PM.

#11 EssentialBludger

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'm waiting for the ones who swear they only got their child a single, hand reared Tibetan carrot.

I love those posts too Tounge1.gif

#12 Mose

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'm waiting for the ones who swear they only got their child a single, hand reared Tibetan carrot.

I think you'll find the actual carrot has been donated to a needy family.  The child will be receiving a recycled card outlining the wonderful gift that has been given on their behalf.  Said card will then be re-claimed by the parent so it can be re-used next year.

#13 Mose

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

Also, I'm going back to EB school for Christmas and learning how to quote properly!

#14 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

Of course Mose.  My mistake. blush.gif

#15 Littleone84

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

DSS (8) is getting:

Penny (Skateboard)
Ray Bans
Green Lantern gun
The Sword from Adventure Time
Playstation games(3)
DVDs (3)
Rip Curl suitcare bag thing on wheels (for our holiday)
New School Bag for next year
Everlast shoes
chocolate stocking
in car DVD player
Trash packs

Plus he is going to the theme parks in QLD

#16 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (Mose @ 18/12/2012, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, I'm going back to EB school for Christmas and learning how to quote properly!

Just click on the quote button at the bottom of the post you want to quote then hit reply.  The post will come up as a quote and you can delete any bits you don't want to quote.

#17 summer80

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

DD 3 is getting;

- mini micro scooter / helmet
- 3 books
- clothes
- drink bottle
- girly hairbrush
- wooden toy food
- kids gardening set with watering can and gloves
- harmonica
- kaleidoscope
- fairy wand
- pool noodle
-vintage style doll with cute knitted outfit
- Stocking fillers (stickers, little soaps, choc coins, lollipop, tin clickers etc)

More than I intended to get but lots less than some. I love Christmas and find it hard to strike a balance between wanting to spoil her a bit (she's a pretty good kid) and going totally OTT. Last year she was really overwhelmed by all her gifts.

She will also recieve gifts from 2 sets of grandparents + 3 sets of Aunties/Uncles/Cousins

#18 Mose

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 18/12/2012, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just click on the quote button at the bottom of the post you want to quote then hit reply.  The post will come up as a quote and you can delete any bits you don't want to quote.

oooh, look at that!  There's my New Year's Resolution taken care of, thanks BadCat!

#19 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:49 PM



Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

11 yo DD:

Furby and carry bag

9 yo DD:

Furby and carry bag

They get a stocking each (pillowcase) filled to the brim with:

Shower products
Lip gloss and nail varnish
An outfit
Smiggle stuff
Beach towel
Shoulder Buddy
Underwater camera
Wind-up torch
Toothbrush and paste
Drink bottle

To share they are getting:

Soda Stream
Slushy Magic
Board game
Wii Just Dance 4

#21 Baggy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

DD (4yo) is getting:

- Kitchen (with pots and pans etc)
- Cabbage Patch Doll
- Book set
- Ball hopper
- Hungry Hippos
- Geleez
- Pillow Pet

DD (21months) is getting:

- Elmo Kitchen  
- Cabbage Patch Doll
- Book Set
- Ball Hopper
- Little People farm
- Play doh
- Pillow Pet

They'll probably get a stocking with a few chocolates and little bits and pieces in too.

ETA: And a dress each to wear on Christmas day original.gif

Edited by Baggy, 18 December 2012 - 02:51 PM.

#22 Tunip

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

My son (3.5yo) is getting:

A Dino Lego set - Dino Defense HQ. He has been asking for it for months and I can't wait to give it to him! He is a bit young for it, but he is really into dinosaurs and loves Lego. He and my husband (also a Lego lover) will have a great time building it together.

A Raa Raa The Noisy Lion t-shirt.

A green double bell alarm clock from Smiggle (the closest I could find to Raa Raa's red one).

He receives so much from our extended family that we decided to just give him a couple of things we know he will really love.

#23 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

My DS is only 14 months old and doesn't understand unwrapping presents yet, do far I have gotten him....nothing. I can't believe Christmas is next week!

To be fair to me, I did but him some presents but then I gave them to him because he wanted to play with them.

I am going to get him a sand and water table and a clam shell thingy for the backyard but might wait until after Christmas.

#24 tres-chic

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

The boys are getting skateboards, lego, some stocking fillers incluing swimmers, Trash Packs and lollies and chocolates.

All three are getting Pillow Pets and DD is getting a Peppa Pig talking doll, a pretty plate and cutlery set, a Snow White dress up costume and some Duplo.

They will get lots of other stuff from rellos.

#25 mumof2.3

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

DD (4)
Figit (is that what they are called, like a furby)
playmobil castle
stocking fillers

playmobil hospital
nerf guns
set of cars
stocking fillers

little people car set
peppa pig boat (love the abc shop)
stocking fillers

I love christmas !!!

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