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    Default Outside the box gift ideas?

    So I have my kids main xmas presents organised but want a heap of little presents to add to their santa sacks...

    Must be suitable for a 5yr old or 3yr old boy
    Prefer no toys - they have way too many as it is
    DS2 (3yrold) has sensory processing disorder and is adverse to anything messy.

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    Kmart have magic kits. I got my DS a few as he loves magic and has for a few years. I know toys but magic is fun

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    What about some simple science kits?
    Big w have a few, and if you have an Australian geographic store near you (or they have an online shop) they have heaps for all age ranges.

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    Costumes? Lunchbox? drink bottle? Electric toothbrush? Bath toys?

    These are all things I did last year, struggling this year though

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    An experience gift? I'm not sure what state you're in but I know in WA you can do some lovely things at the Perth Zoo, like feeding the giraffes, or doing a special walk etc...The giraffe one costs $5, only for about 15 minutes but still cool.

    What about paint with water books? Or a little homemade book of vouchers for things that are free - museum, art gallery, library etc... or silly things like movie and popcorn night and they get to use one voucher a week/fortnight/whatever is doable for you.

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    This year I have bought colouring book, pencils, writing pads, pjs, lego mini figures for the 5 year old, a batman figurine/toy for the 3 year old, a tshirt each, a book each, a pair of new thongs each and some other bits and bobs. I like to fill their stockings with inexpensive things but things they will use. I'm planning on getting them swim wear too. Plus a chocolate stocking or similar

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    These are all such great ideas thanks!!


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    An experience gift? I'm not sure what state you're in but I know in WA you can do some lovely things at the Perth Zoo, like feeding the giraffes, or doing a special walk etc...The giraffe one costs $5, only for about 15 minutes but still cool.

    What about paint with water books? Or a little homemade book of vouchers for things that are free - museum, art gallery, library etc... or silly things like movie and popcorn night and they get to use one voucher a week/fortnight/whatever is doable for you.
    Gosh miss kitty I wish we lived in WA now! My 3yr old is giraffe obsessed, feeding them would be a dream come true for him! Might have to settle for some Australia Zoo tickets though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    Kmart have magic kits. I got my DS a few as he loves magic and has for a few years. I know toys but magic is fun

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    This is an awesome idea, mr 5 has been pretending to be a magician lately (they had a show at school a few weeks ago) so that is actually right up his alley!

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    I wish you lived in WA too, I'd love to have a coffee with you! Does Australia Zoo offer any "experiences"? Or are there any smaller animal parks nearby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    This is an awesome idea, mr 5 has been pretending to be a magician lately (they had a show at school a few weeks ago) so that is actually right up his alley!

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    They also have a bigger set for $20 which has about 100 tricks to learn and all the equipment in it as well as the smaller sets for only $2 or $3 each which is cheap. Have also seen them at big w for the bigger sets(think they were different as well)

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