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    Default Christmas and presents

    Im stuck on what to get the kids for Christmas.
    I really want to get them a chubby house ( pre built and big enough to double as storage/shed after they grow up ) but if i get it there couldn't be much left over to unwrap under the tree.
    Then i thought i could re do their whole rooms new beds draws clothes wall decor. But dp said no because if they went back to school and asked what they got their answer would suck.. :-/
    Or I get ipod touch each and a few little things.
    Ds would be a different story since he is only one and a tonka truck and a box would please him for months. But my girls are 10 and 4 and we have ENOUGH toys for all ages.

    Give me Ur ideas ladies :-) !!!!

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    I say go the cubby house and get some play things for inside the cubby that can be wrapped up. Like fake food etc a clothing parcel and book parcel.


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    My first thought was isn't 10 a bit old for a cubby house? Maybe a cubby house for the younger ones and an ipod or something like that for the 10 year old?

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    Probably should have stated my 10 yr is special needs. She is great at video games but when it come down to it would rather play with the baby toys
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    Do you have a trampoline? I think that would get more use than a cubby. I like the idea of doing up their rooms, I think your husband's response was odd - if one of my friends told me they got a brand new bedroom I would have been very jealous!

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    I'd just get things for the cubby like fold up chairs for the kids, toy food, chalk (put a chalkboard in there). The kids will open up the stuff and wonder what it's for ... then you can show them.

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    I think a cubby or tramp is a good idea. As for under the tree presents you could get them dolls, dress ups, art and craft sets, jewellery, clothes, boatd games, books . Maybe a nintendo DS for the 10yo. Girls lego is pretty good. Maybe a scooter, bike or sandpit.

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    I would love a new bedroom too! Already had 2 tramps sold one and need to replace the mat on the 16ft. By cubby i mean 1500-2k worth of cubby so there would not be much to put under the tree at all but i think wrapping the stuff up to go in it would be great! I wonder who has lil kitchen sets and stuff!

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    We bought our 6 and 3 yo a cubby house for Christmas, so they only had little bits and bobs around the tree with a picture of the cubby house pinned on the tree. I have to be honest though, I'm a little disappointed at how little time they have spent in there, at other people's houses they stay in them for ages but with their own, not so much. We actually contemplated selling it a month after Christmas, made me really sad, I thought it was a cool present.

    ETA Kmart had lots of cheap (plastic) stuff that we put in, I think the ironing board set cost me $6, I bought a toaster and kettle set I think for $6 as well and a dustpan and broom set - all really cheap and have lasted more than a few months.

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    You could get a second hand timber cubby from gumtree or trading post.
    We got ours for $100 and had to pull it down and rebuild it once we transported it back but its got heaps of character.

    We built our own sand pit next to the Cubby too, just used some sleepers to box it off and lined it with black plastic and got a delivery of sand.

    What about a large swing set that has those small cubbys attached to it that you see at BIG W or toys r us?
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