What Are You Getting Your Kids For Christmas

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
2964 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 # 5
3259 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
7050 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

10 year old- DS games and Legos

2 year old- Doll house and wooden train set

Post # 7
7323 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
6580 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@trueblue14:  omg I am so sorry for your loss. thats so sad.

Post # 9
6580 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
1286 posts
Bumble bee

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
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 13
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
2505 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

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