Post # 1
Well Thanksgiving is over and now Christmas is around the corner… Yay!!! I’m curious to see what others are getting their kids, and maybe someone can get some ideas for their kids as welll. So what are you getting the kiddos and have you started shopping yet?
I started shopping here and there in October but I haven’t bought much, we’re waiting on dh’s bonus to buy the bulk of what we need to get, but since we have 4 kids, I want to shop little by little so it’s not such a big pain to buy it all at once.
Kids made their Christmas wish list: they get 3 things from their list plus stocking stuffers. But we might do 4 gifts this year.
13 year old ds: either a smart phone or psp vida. Not sure what else to get him. But his list has laptop and foosball table on it as well… he is not getting either.
6.5 year old: Barbie play tablet, ken doll. That’s what I have so far. She wants a Cinderella bouncy ball, Guess Who game and a moxie girl styling head so we’ll get her one of those items. Plus we’re getting her a big girl bike since she now knows how to ride without training wheels and has been asking for a new bike.
5 year old: Woody (from Toy Story.. he’s been asking for him since last year when he got Buzz). We’re getting him a nice baseball bat with ball since he likes to play Baseball and dh wanted to get him punching bag with boxing gloves. He’s also getting a big boy bike (dh will teach him how to ride without training wheels). And now he also wants the red hulk and Superman (he’s big into superheros). Really hard to narrow it down to just 3/4 gifts this year LOL.
Baby (will be just shy of 4 months come Christmas): We got him a waterproof bath book, a teether rattle, and electronic musical book. I might also get him the glow worm or seahorse.
Also stocking stuffers: chocolate of course and smaller toys plus movies and games. rattles, bath toys and such for the baby.
Post # 3
Well my daughter is deceased, but as a child, I did not want her to get so caught up in the gift aspect of the holidays that she did not get to enjoy the celebrations! I made sure she always got one nice/large gift (bike, dollhouse, mini stereo system when she got older), several small gifts (games, books or whatever). And Santa always filled her stocking. That was it. I knew she would be getting additional gifts from relatives and I was determined not to raise an overly materialistic child. We concentrated far more on things like decorating, crafts, making cookies, listening to holiday music and watching specials, and going on Christmas light tours. Time and togetherness are the very best gifts of all. Make memories and traditions that will always be cherished.
Post # 4
@trueblue14: I’m sorry to hear about your daughter. And you;re right. That is why kids get 3 gifts, then stockings and I learned that the hard way. We love the holidays: my kids and I always trin the tre together, decorate the house, make Christmas cards for family and close friends and do fun activities for Christmas. Love love love this time of year. We’ll be blasting X-mas music tomorrow as we trim our tree.
Post # 5
I do not have kids of my own but I shop for my nieces and nephews. For my brother’s kids I pretty much do the same thing each year. Their birthdays are right before Christmas so I pay them toys for their birthdays and for Christmas they get clothes because my SIL never plans very well and either buys one or two outfits for back to school or nothing. So by Christmas time the kids are always short of clothes. This year they are each getting three pairs of jeans and a top (they have more tops then pants).
My sisters twins are getting an outdoor basketball hop by fisher price that grows with the kids as they get older and a mini basketball.
Post # 6
10 year old- DS games and Legos
2 year old- Doll house and wooden train set
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
15 year old DS- Tickets to see Jim Gaffigan, PJs (tradition), ornament (tradition), stocking stuffers (iTunes gift card, movie tickets, nail clippers, tons of chapstick, some Magic and Yu Gi Oh cards, some candy), and a few books (tradition and he loves books).
As he gets older it becomes more difficult to come up with gift ideas for him. We’ll probably skip gifts for his upcoming birthday because we’ll probably be buying a car for him to use when he gets his license. We’re planning on drivers ed over summer break (eek!), so that’s a pretty huge expense right on the horizon.
Post # 8
@trueblue14: omg I am so sorry for your loss. thats so sad.
Post # 9
@bridalprincess: I don’t have kids, but for my niece and nephew they make it easy for me, they make a wish list on toys r us, and I just get them what they ask for.
Niece-her birthday is dec 17 so she gets double lol – birthday she is getting the Dora Explorer gymnast, and a car seat carrier for her baby dolls
Christmas she is getting this new toy thats out, its a baby monkey that talks and you cradle, cuddle, keep it happy
Nephew- he asked for a new Batman cave by Imagenx i think
Post # 10
I got my 11yo daughter an iPod touch (hated dishing out money for that, but that’s what she wanted!)
I got my 7yo son a PSP Vita package – walking dead package. He wanted it. I’m sure he won’t be allowed to play the game, but I couldn’t pass up the deal on Friday. And I got him a bunch of Legos. He bday is right before xmas too, so double up on gifts!
I don’t know what else to get my daughter. She doesn’t want anything. She’s tough! She just reads. Fantasy books and plays games on her computer. That’s about it.
Post # 11
My baby will only be 6m at christmas, but we plan on doing 4 gifts: want/need/wear/read. want=stacking cups (just going to assume lol), need= convertible carseat(nextfit), wear=pacifiers in the next size (they “wear” em, right?haha), read= You Are My Miracle (christmas book)
Post # 12
@rickhurst35: Where did you get the package. Prety sure if we can swing it, I’ll be getting 13yr old ds the vita but it is so expensive, then there are the games… ouch!
Post # 13
Oh man, we’ve been so inundated with pressies for our baby girls (3 months old) that we’re not getting them anything… They’re not going to remember, and I don’t need any more stuff!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
My husband has an 11 year old half sister, an 11 year old half brother, & a 15 year old half brother that we buy lots for! He also has a 20 year old brother with a birthday near Christmas so we’re just giving him $$ & gift card to go out to eat for him & his gf since they just moved out.
11 y/o girl: Katy Perry CD, specific Wii game, new jacket, bead set, & candy!
11 y/o boy: Specific remote control car, Tech Decks/accessories, Nerf gun, electronic Monopoly, & candy!
15 y/o boy: New jacket, set of miniature tools for working on electronics, specific computer programming thingy, & candy!
I have a 16 year old sister & I got her a VS Pink sweatshirt & a Nike gift card. I also have a 21 year old brother & we got him a new motorcycle stand, as well as a gift card for him & his gf!
We start buying in like October sooo it’s not as bad as it seems haha.
Post # 15
DD has gotten almost a new wardrobe (girl will NOT stop growing), books galore, video games for her 3DS, movies, a bracelet loom kit… I think that’s about everything, except for an ‘Ever After High’ doll that we need to pick up.
Post # 16
@brighteyedgirl: What’s up with those dolls? They’re new right?
Well we’re done shopping for my kids and it feels great… well almost done: We have to go get the psp vita tomorrow.
So this is the final list:
Ds: psp vita, 2 pairs of sneakers, Ecko Unlimited t-shirt. Dh will be getting a new phone soon so he’ll get dh’s smart phone. Stockings?? chocolates, uno card game
Dd: big girl bicycle, ken doll, Barbie tablet, doll head mannequin for hair styling. Stocking: mini monster high dolls, Disney princess watch and wallet, candy
Ds: bicycle, Woody, red hulk action figure, Captain America shield. Stocking: Ben 10 wallet and watch, candy
Baby boy: Glow worm, electronic musical book, bath time book. Stocking: monkey teether and bath toys.