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#76 Riotproof

Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:01 AM

Ds wants a Nintendo switch.

That kind of means I need something Big for dd to unwrap, and I’m struggling. The main thing she seems to do at the moment is invent games for her stuffed animals and also playing with her Barbies. She also loves dressing up.  I also need to buy something for her early Jan birthday.

So I was thinking possibly the Barbie camper van? She already has a cotton tent for Barbie.

Maybe some mixed stuff for her birthday?  dress up stuff, Barbie clothes? Maybe a kids camera?

Edited by Riotproof, 17 October 2019 - 09:03 AM.


#77 Pooks Combusted

Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:51 AM

RP I got DD the Barbie ambulance that folds out into a doctors clinic, in July for her 4th birthday. She really likes it. I got it cheaply from Kogan.

Thanks for all the Xmas top tips!

#78 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 17 October 2019 - 10:13 AM

View Postkimasa, on 21 September 2019 - 10:36 AM, said:

I found an LOL drink bottle reduced to clear for $2 in Big W so DD officially has one stocking stuffer.

I better not forget that it's on the top shelf of my wardrobe.


I have a 'stocking stuffer' box of nick nacks too  :) .  Sometimes they come out on a rainy day if I need to keep the kids quiet while I get stuff done.

Present wise Im getting the kids a switch game each, totem tennis, and some lego and art stuff.  They are getting board games and art stuff from grandparents.

#79 kimasa

Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:14 PM

DD picked out a Christmas tshirt on the weekend, DH asked her if she was sure she wanted to pick one this early and maybe she would want to wait and see if anything else comes out, but nope, she was sold.

For anyone in need of one, The Reject Shop has tshirts with glitter unicorns wearing Santa hats.

#80 2_little_boys

Posted 17 October 2019 - 01:06 PM

View PostBeAwesome, on 21 September 2019 - 08:52 AM, said:

BadCat - I assume the Brendon Urie Pop Vinyl that was released yesterday is on that list.  My daughter saw it and put it on hers.


OMG!!  Thank you!  DS16 will be in heaven!

now just to find one DS12 will like lol

#81 kimasa

Posted 24 October 2019 - 01:14 PM

Someone talk me out of spending $16.99 on Icelandic Yule Cat cards that I would be buying solely for the amusement of watching people's reactions as they read them.

Edited by kimasa, 24 October 2019 - 01:14 PM.


#82 Riotproof

Posted 24 October 2019 - 01:24 PM

Why would we do that?

#83 kimasa

Posted 24 October 2019 - 04:23 PM

Good point.

#84 Riotproof

Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:30 AM

I made the mistake of asking dd what she wants for Christmas. Basically everything she already has except “glittery”.

So, I typed glitter in Kmart website and have sorted her Santa stocking completely. Just need to actually get the stuff.

#85 Ellie bean

Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:40 AM

View PostPooks Combusted, on 17 October 2019 - 09:51 AM, said:

RP I got DD the Barbie ambulance that folds out into a doctors clinic, in July for her 4th birthday. She really likes it. I got it cheaply from Kogan.

Thanks for all the Xmas top tips!
I saw Target has a barbie plane, it looks pretty awesome

#86 cstar

Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:44 AM

With our kids getting older we now buy 1 big present and just a few smaller ones.

DS18 - Driving course on a race track - he is going to Freak out, probably get him some pj's, some CK jocks too.

DS 13 - Samsung Watch, pj's, he collects money so I am getting him a moon landing coin, probably some nike socks

DD13 - Samsung buds, pj's, leggings, a forky toy as a joke as she loves him, and a calender.

Now to think about what I'm going to be nieces and friends, I'm mostly stuck on what do you buy an 18 year old girl?  She has so much make up already, so don't want to buy that, she has heaps of clothes, I have no idea.

#87 Kallie88

Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:20 AM

18yo girl, nice journal? Stationary? Does she have a special interest? Jewellery?

#88 vanilla_bear

Posted 31 October 2019 - 01:22 PM

Any ideas for my 18mo? Second boy, already has everything!

Need ideas $20 - $50 to pass on to his aunties, uncles and grandparents.

(Meanwhile I have a list a mile long for his big brother!)

#89 vanilla_bear

Posted 31 October 2019 - 01:24 PM

View Postcstar, on 31 October 2019 - 10:44 AM, said:

Now to think about what I'm going to be nieces and friends, I'm mostly stuck on what do you buy an 18 year old girl?  She has so much make up already, so don't want to buy that, she has heaps of clothes, I have no idea.

What about a voucher for driving lessons if she's at that stage?

#90 cstar

Posted 31 October 2019 - 01:41 PM

Thanks PP's.

She's had driving lessons and now drives with her parents.

She will start uni next year, so maybe something for that?

#91 Kallie88

Posted 31 October 2019 - 03:58 PM

View Postvanilla_bear, on 31 October 2019 - 01:22 PM, said:

Any ideas for my 18mo? Second boy, already has everything!

Need ideas $20 - $50 to pass on to his aunties, uncles and grandparents.

(Meanwhile I have a list a mile long for his big brother!)

Bath toys, board books, towels? I found we needed more of all these things with #2

#92 kimasa

Posted 01 November 2019 - 12:53 PM

I've been looking for a book about growing and preparing your own tea for my Mum who is interested in it and wow talk bout a CreateSpace dominated topic.

Work has destroyed book buying for me. All I see now is signs of quality of binding.

Edited by kimasa, 01 November 2019 - 12:54 PM.


#93 Riotproof

Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:58 PM

Target are having a spend this, get this off till midnight tonight. Spend 60, 10 off, spend 100 - 20 off, spend 200 - 50 off.

I got dd the Campervan, plus lots of different craft things for her birthday and a Christmas dress. Didn’t like the boys Christmas shirts at all. Ds probably has one from last year that will fit.  I didn’t like their pjs, plus so many are poly cotton which for summer pjs seems like a mistake to me.

#94 Sash

Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:08 PM

cstar I have an 18 yo DD. Some ideas from things she likes

Stationery (notepads, coloured gel pens, highlighters etc)
Weekly planner/diary (Officeworks have awesome diaries that aren’t too expensive)
Lush bath bombs/shower gel
Perfume
Mimco pouch (the one with the wrist strap)
Travel book (like Lonely Planet)
Cinema voucher

#95 StoneFoxArrow

Posted 06 November 2019 - 05:38 PM

It's pretty much only DD for me. I kind of end up doing a mix of things she wants/likes and things she needs (and books, always books). She's getting:

Clothes
Hats
A gift voucher for climbing sessions at our local rock climbing centre
Books
Possibly a subscription to Anorak magazine

Stocking - bath bombs, hair things, a couple of unicorn things.

I'll get (ex) DP a couple of token things - nothing exciting.

I'll probably make my sister something homemade and edible.

And, just because DD is still into Santa and I don't have anyone to fill my stocking this year, I get to but myself nice things to go in my stocking too (I'm quite enjoying that!)

#96 Riotproof

Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:00 PM

Sfa, ask dd if she wants to get something for exDp. Give her a certain amount of money and let her do it. It’s not up to you.

Edited by Riotproof, 06 November 2019 - 07:00 PM.


#97 StoneFoxArrow

Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:35 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 06 November 2019 - 07:00 PM, said:

Sfa, ask dd if she wants to get something for exDp. Give her a certain amount of money and let her do it. It’s not up to you.

Oh, no, I mean my recently-ex DP. Not her dad. That's going to get confusing...

Although I'll probably buy something for her dad from her too, that's what we normally do for birthdays etc too. But she is getting to an age where she could probably just do as you suggest.

#98 Riotproof

Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:41 PM

Ah, even less your problem then.

#99 Ellie bean

Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:18 PM

SFA I love the rock climbing voucher idea, I might borrow that idea for my dd!

#100 StoneFoxArrow

Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:53 AM

View PostEllie bean, on 06 November 2019 - 08:18 PM, said:

SFA I love the rock climbing voucher idea, I might borrow that idea for my dd!

I'll admit it's at least partly selfish. I'm looking at getting her a 10 session pack, which means I'll worry less about spending the money to take her. Rock climbing is something I do (although she loves it too) so being able to take her so I get to go too is the selfish bit!




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