Christmas help please!

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Angelica Haze's picture
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Christmas help please!

There is a very real possibility of my sisters kids staying with me for the long run, I am planning on doing lay a way at Kmart and Walmart this year (kmart for clothes walmart for toys) but I have absolutely NO idea what to buy for a little boy... you'd think with 3 nephews i'd know but i've not even gotten to see the older two but a hand full of times since brother and ex sil split.. Help ladies! He likes cars and toy story but other than that I havent a clue.

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remind me how old he is. . . .Everett is into all things toy story, he has all sizes of woody and buzz and will play hours on end at them. We also spend a lot of time with wooden blocks and the Lego Duplos (build and destroy)

I don't know how much you plan to spend but the best gift we have EVER recieved was this http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3502336 Everett got it for his 1st birthday and he still rides on it now and D is about to start playing on it too. Stickers are almost gone but it's awesome!

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What are the ages? Are they all boys?

Angelica Haze's picture
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I thought I forgot something there haha! The oldest is a 4 year old girl, i know exactly what to buy her. The little boy is two, and they are all august bdays to boot, yea 3 little Leo's running around can be fun..fun..fun haha.

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It's funny you say you don't know how to buy for boys. I don't know how to buy for girls Lol

When E was 2, we got him a lot of toys that were really to old for him, but the toys that are "designed" for 2 year olds are often to babyish. Like Amy said, I would suggest dupelos and wooden blocks. Lightening McQueen stuff is big this year too.

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Wow - you will really have a set of stair steps in your house!!! I was going to suggest beginner board games like Memory and Chutes/Ladders so they could do stuff together, but with a 2 year old, that would be interesting. I second the duplo idea and those shake up cars, Savannah still gets a kick out of hers. If a kitchen set is too girly, maybe one of the grills they make for kids.

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"PWammy" wrote:

Wow - you will really have a set of stair steps in your house!!! I was going to suggest beginner board games like Memory and Chutes/Ladders so they could do stuff together, but with a 2 year old, that would be interesting. I second the duplo idea and those shake up cars, Savannah still gets a kick out of hers. If a kitchen set is too girly, maybe one of the grills they make for kids.

We don't have a kitchen set at our house but my MIL does and EJ plays with it when his girl cousins are around. He really likes the cash register and food like pretend grocery or McDonalds. Everybody might like that!

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We have an awesome kitchen already (maddison got a very nice one for christmas) and he loves it! i've never figured out why kitchens are considered girly tbh, most chefs are men after all! But I was thinking a tool bench! at least for the big present (we do ONE big present and then a few smaller nice ones) but i have no idea what tool bench is good. any recommendations? I'm also thinking they all need bean bag chairs.

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we have the home depot tool bench but he never plays with it. He plays with the tools, but is at a loss with the bench.

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"AmyJo86268" wrote:

we have the home depot tool bench but he never plays with it. He plays with the tools, but is at a loss with the bench.

Ditto at our house. I thought maybe Z was too young but aparently it's just a "the bench isn't cool" thing LOL!