Post # 1
Ok, so Fiance has children from a previous marriage, and I have none. We have been together for years, and while I have interacted with the children before, I have never done christmas with them as we were trying to be approptiate for the children sake.
He has a daughter, who is 14 (going on 30) a 9 almost 10 year old boy, and a 8 year old boy. I am at a total loss as to what to get them for Christmas, and feel like I am over-doing, I am not getting them the “Christmas Staples” (whatever they are?)
Boy A has gotten
A 32 inch flat screen (super black friday sale)
“Exploding” Jenga Board game
Monsters Inc movie
A Lego star wars kit
Some build your own roller coaster robot thing
Super man necklace
and a new PSP controller
Boy B has gotten
a 32 inch flat screen (super black friday sale)
Battleship board game
Dispicable me 2 movie
Super man movie
A lego Marvels comics set thing
a case of lincoln logs
Super man necklace
and PSP controller
I also bought them a xbox 360 (for keeping here, as we see them weekly)
with halo 4, some batman game, some basketball 2014 game and somthing else I cant bring to mind
Daughter 1 has gotten
$100 gift card to sephora
$100 gift card to Forever 21
and an iPad mini.
Is there some “Christmas staple” I am missing. I am so at a loss
Post # 3
@Djacks88: that all looks amazing to me. Our real staple gift was new PJs. Our stockings were also very similar every year – toothbrush, toothpaste, some candy, an ornament, ‘fancy’ school supplies (that mom would never buy) etc.
Post # 4
I think it looks fine. I have a 9 year old girl and 11 year old boy and games are usually a big part of the presents.
I was wondering about the game Halo though for the xbox. That is rated M. I would be pretty pissed off if I found out that my ex’s partner bought my kids a game that was above their age, especially one with so much violence. But maybe their parents are ok with them playing those types of games. If so, then I guess it’s not an issue.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Christmas “staples” usually go in the stocking and for me they consisted of a new toothbrush (usually a battery powered one), fingernail polish, lip balm, Christmas socks, and candy.
It sounds like the kids are getting plenty of presents already based on your list so I don’t think you need to buy more toys/games at all. My parents would usually buy me some practical items like a new purse to carry and leather boots since I love boots.
Post # 6
@Djacks88: ummmmmmmm do you want to be my stepmom? LOL DAMN those are lucky kids.
I have a stepmom….so this is coming from a step “kid”- you have done amazing. Don’t know how they could ask for anything more.
Post # 7
@Djacks88: You are doing WAY better than my step mom ever did!! I would ask them are there any Christmas traditional gifts they are use to. For us it’s getting Christmas PJ’s on Christmas eve.