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    Christmas Gift ideas for DC- too early ;-)
    kristinmarie722 posted:
    I always start shopping early because I am on such a budget.
    I am totally clueless this year. DS hasnt offered up many ideas either, basically because he wants everything! LOL.
    Normally I have an idea of a few gifts.
    I did find some Bakugans on sale for $2 or $3 a piece. DS is still into playing with them. So I picked up some of those and also some clothes from an Old Navy sale.
    I know I want to get him some more craft supplies, he loves to write his own books. And the game Hedbandz.

    Any ideas on what you are getting your DCs?
    DS- 7/4/2005
    ryanandleigh responded:
    DS is into Star Wars/Clone Wars so we are getting him one of the larger toys that he said he wanted. And we are getting him a new MP3 player. He use to have a Fisher Price one but it doesn't work like it use to so we got him a MP3 player that shows videos and plays music. He loves listening to music before bed with his headphones on. He of course will get something from Santa and a few smaller toys in his stocking but only 2 gifts from us. His grandparents are getting him a bike since he has outgrown the one he got at age 3. He has also asked for a few Wii games and of course more Star Wars stuff. Oh and a remote control helicopter.
    Leigh, Jacen (6), Alexa (3)
    crunk05177 responded:
    I was in Walgreens today and Paper Jamz were $15 off! I got each kid a guitar and a I got one they were $9.99 each. I don't think they are as popular but my kids never had them and I know they wanted them!

    I know 5 is kind of old but we are getting them a power wheel also. We never had a yard before so I am really excited about it. The baby is only 2 so it will def get a few years worth of use.

    My 5 year old isn't into Star Wars or Bakugan or anything like I need suggestions too! His birthday is Dec 7 plus Christmas....he needs some big boy toys....can't wait to hear what everyone else is getting!
    Me (28), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
    kristinmarie722 replied to crunk05177's response:
    What exactly are Paper Jams?

    I have seen them, but have no idea, exactly what they are.

    I need ideas bc I dont want a repeat of last year.
    DS wanted a Pixo set, got it and he never plays with it. It takes too long to get the beads in a shape and then you have to wait for them to dry. PITA if you ask me.
    Got him a Kinext set that has a motor and it was really cool, however that is not my fortay and I could never figure out how to put it together and make it work right. I tried to just leave it all in the box, so he could take it to his dad's and they could put it together, but that never happened and the pieces are all over the place. LOL.
    Oh and the Real Construction set. He did play with that, but we never actually built anything. Again, not my fortay. We just tore up the "wood" pieces and drew on them.
    I felt like I wasted a ton of money last year. LOL. And the dang Super Mario Bros pjs that my mom told me were going to be too small, but I was no, I got this, I know his size. Well, I washed them twice and they shrank. LOL.

    I so need to do better this year.
    DS- 7/4/2005
    Iocasta responded:
    Levi wants DH to give him magnatiles and I'm to pick out a Lego set with at least 1000 pieces (from star wars theme). His is all over the map for a Santa gift. He was going to ask for a Nerf gun but I kind of put a bit of pressure on that so he has changed his mind there. I don't care if turns everything he has into a gun, which he pretty much does. But I am not going to buy him a facsimile of a gun. In his stocking, I am getting some clone war figures, a retractable measuring tape, children's chop sticks. I need a couple more items.
    cinder44 responded:
    I go to amazon or toys r us & search for toys for 5-7 yrs olds(or whatever age group) & see if there is anything they may like. I also let them look at magazines or sale fliers we get & they usually tell me I want this & this &this... I do remind them we don't get everything we want though.

    This year DS wants a Imaginext space shuttle. Or what about hot wheels tracks? Or are his friends into bey blades?
    Me, DH, DD(4), DS(4)
    Mom2Emma23 responded:
    I need to start shopping also. We do know our "big" gift this year and it will be a bike. She only has a tricycle still so she is ready for a small bike. I even know which one im getting so I need to just get it. Other than that IDK. Everything she sees she says she wants but usually she doesn't play with her toys! I will say i am cutting back slightly this year and will end up getting more books than toys i think.
    SarahDHEmma (4)
    sarah0323 responded:
    We are getting them remote control cars this year. My SO has a gas powered remote car and the boys are always wanting to play with it. I'm not going to make that type of investment yet so we are doing battery powered remotes from Santa.

    Mrs. Clause will be brining them each 5 new outfits.

    Dad is getting the boys a nerf gun. I'm still not sold on that so I may change my SO's mind yet.

    I'm getting the younger boyss Lincoln Logs and Jacob is getting Lego's and everyone is getting a pillow pet.

    For their stockings they will be getting some small hand tools. The real thing not the toy ones. They like to "help" so we have decided that it is time for them to start their tool boxes. For stockings I also get them a 20 oz bottle of their favorite drink, shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste and deodarnt and some hot wheels.

    The last few years the boys only wanted hot wheels for Christmas.

    We are scaling back this year. I may pick up a few other little things but I have found most things are forgotten a few weeks after Christmas.
    Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
    mommycdg responded:
    DS will be 4 on December 16th, so Christmas and his birthday are always crazy. You can never start shopping too early I don't think. I usually start in September. DS is really into hot wheels this year, as well as transformers. any type of cars really. But he is always very spoiled.
    sarahdear responded:
    George wants a Ben 10 watch, it's like $12 I think at Target, so that will probably be from Santa, and Grandpa will probably get him a couple more Ben 10 figurines.

    Danielle wants a set that is Cinderella and Prince Charming, she's adamant that she get the one that also has the prince. She's also recently interested in My Little Pony and Hello Kitty

    Their combo Santa gift I already bought, it's a backyard safari pack with binoculars (I already had bought a 2nd pair for a prize but will now save them for Christmas) a little lantern, a shelter tent thing (open on one side) and a camo cover for the shelter. They are both super nature/science kids, so I think they will really enjoy it.
    Sarah 31, DH 37, George 5, Danielle 3
    phoenix31674 responded:
    DD will be getting some Legos and a Thomas Playset along with a few trains in the stocking. She's also going to get a Tag and few books for that. She saw a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse rocket in the store yesterday and wants that, but I'm pretty much done getting her stuff. I may take inventory of what we are getting her and give in on the rocket since she's such a big Mickey fan and I have nothing Mickey for her this year.

    DS is just over one so he's going to get a learning computer and a couple of Weebles to go with his play set. Not much really.
    Me (37), DH (36), DD (4), DS (10/4/10) and a cat
    cshyronia responded:
    am always last minute shopping ds that is 15 will prob gets some clothes and a prepaid gift card. dd she wants everything but she is really into dolls and dress up. i was able to find her a disney dress up trunk 36 pieces for 18.00 at walmart on black friday . my ds 10 months loves pushing his train around so im gonna by him some trucks to push around and i seen the remote car for babies where they move the rattle and the car moves
    VicsEandJ responded:
    I have no idea what to do for the kids for Christmas this year. DH & I have decidded that they are getting bikes, but that's it. They didn't even open some of their presents from last year until late spring and others they've only recently started playing with regularly, so I'm not inclined to do too much. But you can't have a bare looking spread under the tree. Plus now that we've got our elf on the shelf, they're going to expect some good payoff for their month of fear! LOL!!
    We've asked the families to rein themselves in this year because the kids were overwhelmed last year- but I doubt if my sister and MIL will listen!
    Stephensmom1214 responded:
    We have Birthday 11 days before Christmas, so I'm splitting it up... "Santa" is bringing the big boy bike (which he is SOOOOOO excited about!!!!), and other than that, some puzzles, legos, books, hot wheels and Transformer stuff. That's from everyone in the family, not just us, LOL! We have the bike, a floor puzzle, and 2 cars. The grandparents tend to go WAAAAY overboard, so we thought we'd set the standard by only doing a few things.
    Patty, Erik, and Stephen (12/14/06)

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