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    Default I don't want to buy Christmas presents this year.

    I love Christmas but I'm so sick of buying my kids Christmas presents that get inevitable tossed away hours/days/weeks/months later.

    I'm seriously considering surprising them with a flight and day at Taronga zoo instead.

    Thoughts?

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    I think thays a great idea! This year my kids are only getting durable outdoor toys and books and clothes. We're considering yearly passes to Dreamworld as well but will depend on finances.

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    I think if you wrap up some big novelty tickets and make it something tangible they can unwrap on Christmas morning then that would be feasible!

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    I think that's a great idea! My boys are getting a cubby house and three little things each for under the tree.

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    Sounds good
    I was so much happier when I realised that I didn't actually have to buy a heap of new christmas presents like we're "supposed" to, we could celebrate it however we chose!

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    I think its an excellent idea! We dont give many gifts to the kids at xmas- they get 1 bid thing to share (this year it is a massive trampoline, past years have been jumping castle/waterslide, swing set etc), and 1 or 2 smaller things each like clothes or books. Tbh our kids dont even really do the present thing- they wake up, look to see what presents are for who, we have breakfast and then open gifts and the kids spend the rest of the day running around and playing with family. They get more excitement out of seeing everyone than they do the gifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    I love Christmas but I'm so sick of buying my kids Christmas presents that get inevitable tossed away hours/days/weeks/months later.

    I'm seriously considering surprising them with a flight and day at Taronga zoo instead.

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    I would buy their favorite animal in a stuff toy or book to wrap up with the announcement that your going to the zoo.

    That way they have something under the tree and something to hold and build excitement until you get to go.

    I'm imagine them opening a lion with a tag around his neck. So you think I am cool wait to you see me face to face on xyz day.


    Edit because my auto correct hates me.
    Last edited by LoveLivesHere; 06-11-2014 at 09:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    I would buy their favorite animal in a stuff toy or book to wrap up with the announcement that your going to the zoo.

    That way they have something under the tree and something to hold and build excitement until you get to go.

    I'm angina them open a lion with a tag around his neck. So you think I am cool wait to you see me face to face on xyz day.
    Love this idea!

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    Thank you everyone! I've floated the idea with DP after your responses and he thinks it is a good idea too!

    Very much appreciate the responses

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    I would buy their favorite animal in a stuff toy or book to wrap up with the announcement that your going to the zoo.

    That way they have something under the tree and something to hold and build excitement until you get to go.

    I'm imagine them opening a lion with a tag around his neck. So you think I am cool wait to you see me face to face on xyz day.


    Edit because my auto correct hates me.
    This is a great idea, I've also been toying with the idea of not telling them exactly where we are going but completing almost like a treasure hunt


 

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