Then I usually get a big family present which this year is a trampoline.
Dd is 3.5, ds just turned 1 and we have a swing set for them this year. In their stockings will be a bottle of bubbles, some paints and new shovels/castle moulds for the sandpit.
Dd *really* needs a new bike, she got it for the Christmas before her 2nd birthday so it is getting much too small for her long legs now. Just not in the budget though
DS is getting an outside climbing frame, an easel, some Grug books and new swimmers from Santa, and a restored wooden barn and animals from me and DP.
My dd...is nearly 3. She'll get a bike. A special outfitted for kids with disabilities. I hope it's ready in time. So we'll buy a helmet etc. We get the bike through our funding. Which is great because money is tight.
I bought some duplo early in the year. And I might see if our budget stretches to a splash pool for summer. And then a few little things like sticker books etc.
She has no idea is christmas...but I think she'll enjoy unwrapping presents.
I am so sick of toys! We are boycotting toys this year!
Yearly pass to the zoo
Camping gear for the family (their own sleeping bag, torch, camp chair etc)
A small pet each
Plant, pot and soil
Things for the beach
Art & craft
Tickets to something they love (my DS is getting strikers tickets)
Science kits - either bought some national geographic etc or make your own
Outdoor things - ball, skipping rope, cricket bat, totem tennis etc
Last year my mum bought my kids a cooking set, so a bowl, wisk, apron, hat, cookie cutter, wooden spoon and some ingredients each. Was a huge hit!
I'm not sure yet. I want to get the kids balance bikes but I want the trikes.
They don't need anything else except clothes they really need clothes.
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