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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:44:17 AM
I am always wondering what others decide to give as gifts to their children each year. So, what are your kids getting this year under the tree??? I love to hear other people's Christmas lists, no idea why.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:37:24 AM
My son will be 11 next week and Im thankfully done shopping. I got him:

Wii U
2 games to go with it
2 lego Hero Factory sets
4 lego Ninjago sets (no huge sets as he doesnt like the really big ones)
Some books including a new Garfield and Diary of a Wimpy Kid - he loves comics
A few new board games
A couple DVDs
A couple DS games

Other than that its all little stocking stuffers.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:46:39 AM
for my 9 yo DD

a kickboard
a blanket with her team colors
an ATG
swim caps
Taylor Swiift T shirt and notebooks
mini Barbie castle
alto recorder
Girl Scouts T shirt
Smash journal

That's it so far.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:47:12 AM
My brothers, 10 and 15, are getting Android tablets. My nephew, 15, is getting a TARDIS mini-fridge, a video game light switch, a Doctor Who watch, and some other small nerdy things.

My ds, 3 in January, is getting a scooter and I don't know what else. I have a lot on his Amazon list but haven't looked at what's left.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:57:03 AM
My 10yo DD is getting an AG doll (scored the $50 Today show deal yesterday!!!) and a bed and a retired AG doll school desk (from eBay). She got her ears pierced for her birthday, so she's getting a pile of earrings, as well as some decor for her new room.

5yo DS is getting Avenger toys, Transformer figurines, a new bike (Avengers, natch) and an Avengers shirt.

3yo DS is getting a Matchbox racetrack and some accessories, a Transformer, a construction worker play set, and a new game and app card for his beloved LeapPad.

The baby is getting a couple of little toys. She's not quite big enough to get it all yet, and she has a ton of toys to play with as the youngest of 4, so we're cheating a little on that score.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:03:31 AM
7 year old DS is getting:

Teenage mutant ninja turtles secret sewer lair playset
Action figures for the playset
Lego sets
Lego hero factory kit
UNO roboto game
Angry birds star wars game
Pj pants
Various stocking stuffers

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:04:50 AM
dd1l- Nikon d40x
dd2- Nikon d40x
sil- REI gift cert.
ds- park snowboard
ds- 2 airsoft guns, new I-touch or phone, depending upon which we decide on
2 grandkids that I haven't decided on yet, waiting for dd to fly in with them and we'll shop together.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:07:28 AM
13yr old DS: 2 video games, Husker hoodie, 5 DC shirts (they r having a great sale) money, disney gift cards.

6yr old DS: Lots of legos, a minecraft membership, robolox membership, it's like a pillow pet that lights up? , disney t shirts, Jake and the neverland pirates stuff, and disney gift cards.

We're going to disneyworld in Febuary so thus, all the disney gift cards. Our oldest son knows it but our 6yr old doesn't. We are still thinking we might surprise him in the airport. That's gonna be a hoot.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:14:53 AM
Way too much stuff. Like, embarrassingly too much stuff.

Ride on pirate ship, crawl through pirate ship tent, dancing Mickey, bounce house, books, the list goes on.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:45:01 AM
Niece is having her birthday party this weekend, so smaller stuff will wait until after then.

iPod Touch
dart board
VB mini hipster
iPod Alarm Clock
sleep mask
duct tape

After the party we will see if she still needs the new Wimpy Kid book and the new Taylor Swift or One Direction CDs.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:46:23 AM
This year, we've finally hit that wall of "no one can give me an idea of what they want for their "big" gift." At 14 and 18, I thought we might have another year or two.

My son is getting his usual pile of new video games, the Dragon software he requested, and his "big" gift is a fancy gaming chair for his room. There's a bunch of other odds and ends that I've come across that I thought he'd like/enjoy.

My daughter's big gift is going to be cash. She's likely to use some of it for a tattoo she wants. I'm not thrilled with the idea but the money is a a gift and she's allowed to use it in the way she will enjoy most. She too will also have a bunch of other things that I've picked up along the way since October that I think she'll be happy with.

There's just not going to be that OMG THIS IS WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED type of gift under the tree this year. I'm trying not to panic.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:49:42 AM
DS is getting a Kindle Fire, an xbox game, a sweatshirt, an amazon gift card and a tye-dyed Buckeyes shirt. I'm also givng him a box of Flatbread Crisps- a cracker that both he and DH eat everyday! We go through 3 boxes a week.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:53:29 AM
My kids only get 3 gifts-because that's how many Baby Jesus received and they don't get more than him.

DD 10- North Face jacket
Virgin mobile cell phone
??? She wants UGGS but most likely not getting them. I have some
Vera Bradley luggage for her but might save that for her birthday
in June when she might actually need to use it.

DS 12- a pair of Derrick Rose basketball shoes-actually already has them
he chose to get them early
Virgin Mobile cell phone (he didn't necessarily ask for this but
he is beginning to need one)
???? not sure. He wants Dr. Dre beats headphones but not likely
he will get them

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:54:13 AM
Eldest DS (19) will be getting a backpack as he wants to defer uni next year and go travelling in Europe. We'll be getting one in the post-Christmas sales because we'll get a better deal then (he suggested waiting until then. I've taught him well!).

Youngest DS (17) has asked for a new stereo for his car. Only problem is, I've just taken his keys away because of a car-related incident today. I did say he could use the car on Saturday to work, but he can't drive to school. We'll probably still get the stereo, but car use is up to us.

Besides that, I've got them new beach towels, some t-shirts, a couple of things from Think Geek and other bits and pieces. I think they'll do.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:54:14 AM
Fishing Rod
Fishing Rod holder (for the 20 rods he already has!)
Phace Off- mask for riding in bass boat to keep rain and snow off you face.
jeans and shirts
You might be a redneck game
corn hole game
that gigantic Whitman's sampler


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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:55:15 AM
I realized the other day that I have reached a milestone. I'm done Christmas shopping for my kids, and I don't need to buy ONE battery!! Yippee!! Here is what they are getting-

12 yo dd- Ikea "chandelier" for her room, Ukelele, a pair of shoes, and a magazine subscription.

10 yo dd- Josephina AG doll, pair of shoes, 2 books, and a ballet set for her AG doll

6 yo dd- Kit AG doll, an outfit, 2 books, and one of those cardboard houses that the kids color on.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:08:25 AM
My kids already got their gift - we upgraded our phones and we got them iPhones. And they'll get the ubiquitous socks and underwear and they each want some books.

ETA: they are 19 and 16.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:38:00 AM
DD's 13, 11, 5

Smash journal kits (I made the journals, bought goodies, and grabbed goodies from my scrap stash.)
soccer balls
soccer cones
portable soccer goal
tye died soccer socks (I tye died them.)
I made a photo calendar with birthstone earrings for each month.
Monster High dolls
DS games
spirit wear (from their schools)
nail polish
hair ties
mechanical pencils
LaLaLoopsy minatures
sugar scrubs
hats, leg warmers, and boot socks (If I can get them done by Christmas.)

All my dd's wanted for Christmas was a kitten. We told them we would get a kitten in the spring, so I'll have some stuff under the tree for their kitty too. I'm going to make a bed and get some bowls.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:38:38 AM
DD7 - Our Generation 18inch doll
DS4 - backpack of Spiderman stuff (action figure, mask, gloves etc...)
DS2 - peg building set

group gift - we got that Lego/Duplo Walmart deal on black friday and I also added 2 Lego building plates

And of course they will get a huge pile from 3 sets of grandparents. (I've been told about some of it - 18inch doll clothes, Lalaloopsy, Cars stuff, Wedgits, books etc... )


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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:40:01 AM
All of the kids are getting Guitar Hero as a family gift, and they're each getting a soup mug with a "cozy" that can be microwaved, so you can hold it without hot pads.

Star Trek the Next Generation board game circa 1992
"Property of Starfleet Academy" sweatshirt.
Doc Martin's type combat boots
3 ballet programs from the 50's. Two for NY City ballet, and one for the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo.
Ballet warm ups

All three Lord of the Ring movies
Hunger Games blanket
Hunger games t-shirt & Sherlock Holmes t-shirt
Combat Boots
a new charm bracelet with a handful of new charms

Robot "piggy" bank from Target...filling it with M&M's hehe
A couple of video games
Big stack of origami papers
Mythbusters experiment kit
Android Tablet (Christmas + Birthday)
He'll get some accessories for this on his birthday (9 days after Christmas)

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:44:43 AM
he is getting custom Reebok shoes, jersey sheets (first thing on his list), a video game, a remote helicopter (from his long off grandfather), and a game-worn Canadian minor league hockey jersey.

He also understands that part of his gift is his lacrosse travel team participation fees.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:46:26 AM
10 year old son
big gift is huge lot of lego minifigures from Ebay.
vintage typeset trays to hang on wall to display those minifigures *I'm beyond thrilled with this gift idea*
some lego sets
Indiana Jones box set DVD's
2 board games

8 year old daughter
American Girl Caroline
Caroline accessories
Terrifyingly ugly sneaker-boots
inline skates

Toddler son
trains, trucks, tractors, books

I'm happy with this year's gifts. The list is diverse enough that they don't have a bunch of one thing...not ALL legos or American Girl. A little bit of everything.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:51:09 AM

My kids only get 3 gifts-because that's how many Baby Jesus received and they don't get more than him.

by the way, I love this!!! I'm working on cutting back on what we give. My husband grew up getting TONS of gifts and still wants to see that huge pile. I'd love to have it be just a few awesome things. As they get older, I think i can do that.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:59:24 AM
13 yo DD:
A digital point & shoot camera
Gift certificate to pick out a new bike in the spring
Polar express DVD (she loves this movie and just realized we don't own it)
An Oragami Owl necklace along with a few charms inside it
A couple shirts from Delia's that she picked out
Some socks & water bottle from LittleMissMatched
Something else (can't remember right now) that she picked out at a craft show and I told her she couldn't have til Christmas
A stack of $5 gift cards to various snack-type places at the mall for when she goes with friends


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:02:54 AM
My DD turns 14 the week before christmas, so we have:
Sodastream-I got in on that half price deal a few weeks ago -she has been begging for one of these
turtle beach head set (also half price!!)
another hoodie buddie
just dance 4
big bang theory seasons 1-5
rolling stones subscription

ipad mini
skylanders giants (hopefully she is still into skylanders)
madden 13
titanic blu ray 3d
brave blu ray
big bang theory plush blanket
big bang theory belt
xbox live gc
itunes gc
dc shoes

and other random dvd's/games etc that will be divided between birthday and Christmas

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:03:19 AM
OMG that ninja turtle set!!!!!!

the boys (7 & 8) are getting:
bean bag chairs
pillow pets
hoodies and jammies
an mp3 player
madden 13 wii
pirates of the caribbean DS
ninjago wii
avatar for DS
football cards
star wars headphones
light up nerf football
headband flashlights
ninjago legos

and the entire set of skylanders - both games and tons of people.

i want to get one more thing for DS7...since his brother is getting madden 13. a race track perhaps...

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:07:15 AM
I'm entirely sure what I have in the closet, LOL, but it amounts to mostly Lego for my older DS, and mostly Duplo & Star Wars things for my younger DS. He has never seen Star Wars, but he fell in love with it by way of his brother's Lego versions of the characters.

I'm also putting together a "Family Movie" night box for all of us and a "Snowy Fun" box for all of us.

I did get a few books for both of them, and new pajamas.

Other than that, I think it's just stocking stuffers.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:27:39 AM
DD#1 is getting cash/GC. Also got her a pair of slippers because their new house is concrete floors. Several books she requested.

DD#1's fiance: A flip and Stitch quilt (very soft and comfy for TV watching). the Harry Potter series of books. He has never read them and wants to.

DD#2: A guitar. She actually helped pick it out the weekend after thanksgiving because the music store we love was having a huge sale. The guitar is gorgeous and great quality for an awesome price. Also all the stuff for the guitar. The only thing we haven't gotten her is a stand, she isn't sure she will want one in her dorm room. Some warm stuff since there will likely be snow when she goes back to college.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:48:36 AM
I'm getting the following:

DD14 - New Ipad3, video games for her xbox,clothes, itune cards.
DD12 - Clothes, AirMac laptop computer, itune cards, computer games, ugg boots!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:48:41 AM
I'm getting the following:

DD14 - New Ipad3, video games for her xbox,clothes, itune cards.
DD12 - Clothes, AirMac laptop computer, itune cards, computer games, ugg boots!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:56:53 AM
For the big gifts:

DS#1 (almosts 13) is getting a prepaid cell phone that we'll pay the bill on. He has no idea & will be thrilled. We've always told him he wouldn't get one until he was 14, but many times it would be convenient for us if he had a phone. He's also getting a Kobo mini (e-reader)

DS#2 (10yo) is getting a good remote controlled helicopter (which he'll also be thrilled about - he's wanted one for a long time) and a Kobo mini

DS#3 (7yo) getting a remote controlled car (also something he really wants) and a DSi so he has his own.

I think we've really nailed it with the big gifts this Christmas. I can't wait to see their faces!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:57:10 AM
dd 13
laptop (hers broke and she needs it for 4-H)
2 pr boots
gift card to Hot topic
mini cupcake maker

stocking full of nail & hair stuff, movie tickets,

dd 23
2 pr boots

still shopping for her

dd's bf
Jurassic Park trilogy
Planet of the Apes boxed set

ds 30
gift card to Home Depot (he just bought his first home)
tool box for his garage

stocking - small tools, bungie cords,

Time, Newsweek & another magazine from 1980-1981 w/ John Lennon coverage (she collects JL stuff)
Movie reel end table

I have not finished shopping for oldest dd or ds yet. Still keeping my eye out for that something that really catches my eye for them.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:58:14 AM
OP, Thanks for posting, I like these threads, I always get some good ideas.

7 year old DS
* Razor 360 (not sure of exact name)
* Skateboard - one of the skinny bright color ones
* Video Games
* Misc Toys

17 year old DS
* iPhone 5
* Clothes
* Couple DVD's

19 year old DD
* Clothes and Shoes
* Fossil Purse
* Perfume

She didn't give me any ideas, so I am hoping she likes what I picked out.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:59:48 AM
Miss Lerin who is 7 is getting:

Monster High Dolls
Littlest Pet Shop Treehouse
Monster High Playhouse
Guess Who game
a rainbow maker for her room
a cakepop maker
a couple of Wii games & a couple of movies

Miss Keegan who is 3, will turn 4 in Feb is getting:
Barbie Cruise Ship
Doctor Mommy Doll
Hungry Hungry Hippos
a Monster High Doll
and a few other things (I can't recall now off the top of my head)

They each get the same number of gifts to open and I make sure they get whatever is on their list from Santa (only 2 things each). I think total, they are getting like 14-15 gifts a peice from Santa and from mom and dad.

They are also getting a gator powerwheel from Santa together.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:01:14 AM
We finally gave in and did the video game thing. Both boys are getting DS's and an XBOX360/Kinnect for a "family" gift. We did a couple games for each and jammies and clothes. Besides stocking stuffers, that's pretty much it. It doesn't seem like much when it's all sitting there in a pile but it's the most we've ever spent on Christmas for them. They are getting to the age where everything they want is small and expensive!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:09:59 AM
the high-powered paintball gun that he covets
paintball t-shirts
paintball accessories
pajama pants

AA batteries
2lb gummy bear
pajama pants
video game

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:11:33 AM
DS (15) is just getting one gift, a Dell laptop suitable, other than stocking stuffers. He is in the multimedia program at his school, so we got him a computer that is good enough to run all the Photoshop and similar programs, hopefully for the rest of his high school career.

His birthday was in November, at which he got all the video games and clothes that he wanted.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:21:17 AM
For Hanukkah, my girls are getting:
a robe
a board game each
and they're sharing the AG dining table/tea set.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:39:48 AM
- Karaoke machine
- Fancy Nancy chapter book
- Uno card game
- Needlepoint craft kit
- Flannel rag quilt made by me
- Christmas ornament

- Leappad
- Berenstein Bears treasury book
- Tri-Ominoes game
- Needlepoint craft kit
- Flannel rag quilt made by me
- Christmas ornament

Each girl's stocking will have:
- Pretty spiral notebook and 4-color pen
- Holiday mini-Barbie doll
- DVD (Lady and the Tramp or An American Tail)
- M&M's
- oldest DD - Barbie fashion sketch pad
- younger DD - Littlest Pet Shop hidden pictures activity book
- pack of glitter crayons
- mini Etch-a-Sketch

I also have a pair of houseshoes for DD7, but haven't decided if I'll give those to her early. We have a tradition of going to look at Christmas lights in our jammies, so she might need them then.

I'd like to get them a new Wii game or 2, but am trying to hold out for a great (cheap!) deal.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:39:58 AM
DD (almost 12):
Thirty-One tote she wanted, with her name and design
Viola necklace
Lord of the Rings "The Ring" necklace
Easel and supplies
School mascot sweatshirt
makeup kit

Her dad got her a new tv for her room at his house, and will be building her a new gaming computer.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:09:15 PM
Still trying to figure it out.

My dad is getting all 4 boys Android tablets. My MIL is getting 3 of them robes/pj's/slippers. The fourth one some kind of flying simulator for his computer.

All I have is stuff for my oldest. Pj/robe/slippers and some artist paint. The younger ones I haven't a clue.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:16:32 PM
For dd 9:
american girl outfit and book
Digital camera (canon)
Our Generation Kitchen for her AG dolls
OG doll scooter
Art kit with drawing pad and how to draw angry birds book
2 art/craft kits (design your own purse and jewelry kit)

For ds 6:
2 rescue bot transformers
Arnie talking walking dino from dinosaur train
Rescue bots police station
Lego duplo fire station with peg board and storage box
Star wars darth vaders tie fighter

Neice 7: American Girl
Neice 5: Kitchen set (coffee maker, belnder, toaster)

Nephew 17: $ to put towards a new snow board


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:17:02 PM
DS is getting a PBTeen shearling bean bag, the latest Wimpy Kid book, snowboard pants and jacket, and stocking stuffers.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:27:58 PM

My kids are getting tons. Every year dh and I say we will cut back but we never do,

We like to indulge them a little at Christmas. They have all their "needs" taken care the rest of the year, so Christmas is mainly for "wants and wishes".

We absolutely over indulge here too. In fact, I was irritated with my husband last Friday night because we (along with our 11 year old) were out shopping for Christmas gifts for my dad.

The 11 year old found a pair of Under Amour sweat pants she wanted. My response: 'Great...I'll add that to my list of ideas for Christmas'.

My husband's response: 'What? You don't get sweatpantsfor Christmas...just buy then already, you Grinch'.

We sometimes disagree, on what makes a Christmas list, especially three weeks before Christmas, but he always wins because deep down inside, I agree.

But someone has to be a hardass around here once in a while.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:39:20 PM
13yr old ds
* hoodie jacket and a couple Tshirts from his favorite store
* watch
* shelving/mirror set for his locker at school
* CD (Katy Perry)
* blu ray movie (Dumb & Dumber set)
* XBOX game
* XBOX Live membership
* headphones
* iPod case, iTunes gc (he just got an iPod Touch and 'needs' these!)
* speaker ball thing you can plug iPod into

9yr old ds
* hoodie, Tshirt from favorite store
* another Tshirt hes been wanting
* personalized drinking mug
* 2 XBOX games
* XBOX Live membership
* 2 CDs (Beastie Boys and Adele)
* wallet with his favorite cartoon character on it
* ear buds
* watch
* alien thing (you put it in a test tube, add water, feed it, and watch it grow)
* kit to survive a zombie apocalypse (I'm making this for him)

4yr old ds
* old fashioned arcade shooting game
* puzzles
* toy gun
* XBOX game
* Cuponk
* movie (The Lorax)
* Hungry Hippos game
* Spiderman sleeping bag
* Spiderman tent
* Rev N Go Garage
* Imaginext pirate ship
* Superman action figure

These are a combo of things the kids are giving to each other, what dh and I are giving them, and what Santa is bringing.

Santa is also bringing our family a movie and Twister.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:40:15 PM
Older ds(8)
he asked for 6 weeks of Mad Science class at his school(a 6 week spy class)

Younger ds(4)
Hungry Hungry Hippos
I have no idea what else because he wants everything his brother wants


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:51:01 PM
DS 14:
bed back rest thing
bed in a bag
video camera
Assassin's Creed III
Battle Field III
xbox points card
xbox live memebership
AE hoodie
sleep pants
still need to get some tees and a sd card for the camera

DD 9:
bean bag chair
bed in a bag
K'nex set
design your own purse set
Brave and Tangled for DS
Ghoulia Yelps, Monstrer High
fashion designer stencil kit and art kit

still need a cotton candy machine possibly, still not sure about that


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:57:35 PM

My kids only get 3 gifts-because that's how many Baby Jesus received and they don't get more than him.

This is brilliant! For years I always tried to buy so many gifts for my kids so the tree would look "full" underneath. It was a lot of thought and work and I am just not into it anymore. This year I gave them a sheet to fill out that I found on Pinterest where they list one thing they want, one thing to read, one thing to wear, and one more thing so four things total. My 10 year old ds's were cool with it but my 12 yr old dd wasn't happy. I am not giving in though. I think next year we will adopt the rule above.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:01:49 PM
Meg is just about 4.5 years old.

She's getting :

Doc McStuffin's Doll
A Barbie make-up kit and a Caboodles case to stick it all in
Play-Doh Candymaker
Poster paint/pad/brushes
Spongebob Squarepants Christmas Movie
Monster High Doll set (5 in one box)
Barbie Doll Outfits
Tinker Bell and Periwinkle Dolls from the new Tinker Bell movie (those were on THE LIST)

An airbed with pink sheets and a purple fuzzy blanket. (She likes to play on an airbed on 'movie nights' and ours got a big hole in it)

A Nintendo DS with an assortment of games.

~ "It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Give it 12 weeks. Don't quit." ~

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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:14:37 PM
DS15 is getting Soul headphones, a boom box thing for his iPod, a couple of video games, some clothes, money, and my parents bought him a new iPod touch and a case.

DS8 is getting video games, books, clothes, money, a couple of Lego sets, and a new iPod touch. His iPod was supposed to be his big gift and the Soul headphones his brother's big gift but my mother bought the older one an iPod after I asked her not to (you can't argue with Gammy!) so now I'm not sure what else to get the youngest one. It's probably fine because he has no idea how expensive his brother's headphones are and he doesn't know the difference between his 8GB iPod and his brother's 32GB one. I am going to get the younger one some headphones to go with his iPod because he hates any and all earbuds. He likes over the ear padded headphones better. So things will look pretty even under the tree even if the big kid will get more in terms of what was spent.

It is much harder to Christmas shop when you can't just clear out the toy row.


I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. --Susan B. Anthony

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