What are you getting your 5-6 y/o DD for christmas?
Spin-off from my 12-24 month topic.
, Nov 26 2011 03:26 PM
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:26 PM
I got such good ideas for my 12mth old that I thought I'd ask this question here too, in the hope I can get some suggestions as to what to get DD for christmas.
So, what are you getting your 5-nearly 6 year olds for chrissy?
Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:30 PM
DD has just turned 6. So far she is getting a hula hoop and a set of beads to make jewelery from.
I need more ideas though, I might hang around here for some inspiration if that ok
Edited by caesie'n'linc, 26 November 2011 - 03:31 PM.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:32 PM
She has asked for a leappad, so she is getting that.
She is also getting a barbie camper, hula hoop and a couple of leappad games.
She got a lot of craft things for her birthday (art set etc) so I'm staying away from that for Christmas. Her favourite birthday present was a game of Charades.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:44 PM
DD is getting a trampoline, some DVD's, 2 Wii games (Barbie Masquerade and Just Dance 3), a watch, clothes, assorted Barbie stuff (campervan, jet etc) from family, and a bunch of miscellaneous stuff in her stocking.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:51 PM
A couple of barbies - a singing rapunzel one, and one from the Princess Charm School movie. Barbie car.
Swirly pretty dress
A princess boogie board for in the pool
Lots of bits and pieces in her stocking.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:58 PM
My DD has got
A Trampoline (Share Present with her sister)
Slip and Slide (Garden game)
For her Birthday (Next week)
Barbie I can be Panda vet
From Family she is getting;
Tangled vanity set
Barbie swimming pool
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:19 PM
My DD 5 nearly 6 has said she wants all sorts of seeds for Christmas - so we're thinking we'll get her a little garden bed/ some digging tools and various seeds. Might also get her and her siblings tickets to see a show- Annie's coming out early next year, or a circus or similar. She'll probably get a few books too... My oldest 2 are harder to buy for- any ideas for a 12 and 9 y/o girl?
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:31 PM
So far I have for DD (who is 6 on 22/12/11): a digi-piggy digital piggy bank, some clothes, books, going to get her some wii games (maybe 2) and a DS game. Still need to get b'day present which is difficult so close to Xmas! She has asked for a netball hoop but we're not sure. She has a bike, scooter, shared trampoline and swing set. I love outside stuff but am looking at a game of Twister for the crummy weather we get here.
DS is easier - clothes, DS super Mario, digi-piggy, new bike helmet and maybe a laptop (big maybe).
Still need help!
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:34 PM
I am getting my nearly six year old a Barbie car/bus as her pressie fron Santa and I managed to get some barbie dolls from a friend pretty cheap too : ) They will be from me
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:38 PM
We bought our kids (6 & 4) a 10 foot trampoline, which has already arrived and has been set up.
On Christmas morning, my 6 year old will get a little Squinkie pack to open...c'est tout! We are all about "the one major present" in our house! We've asked both sets of grandparents to contribute to the trampoline if they'd like, but our kids already have enough "stuff" to last a lifetime!
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:47 PM
Another trampoline here - she needs something to burn off all that energy - we bought a Vuly in hope that it will last a few years so DD2 can get use of it (joint present with DSD) - it is arriving early December so they will get it when it arrives
A new school bag, plus new undies and socks
A new special dress
Not sure what else - maybe some costume dress ups as she loves them
We don't have a lot of $$ at the moment so she isn't getting a huge amount (I like the idea of the netball hoop though)
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:49 PM
DD (6 1/2) is getting an iPod touch (so is DS)
Taylor Swift ticket
Monster High Doll
Older books for her to read (she is reading very well and enjoys reading)
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:50 PM
Far too much
A slackline (shared with siblings)
A toy cash register
A lalaloopsy doll
An ipod touch
A nice cuckoo clock for her room
Playmobil Vet clinic
Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:16 PM
My DD turned 6 today!
For her birthday today she got:
Disney fairies scooterBarbie camperSome barbiesDisney fairies teapot house and tiny fairiesSticker mosaicsSnorkel and flippers (what she asked for)Barbie poolBarbie clothesSylvanian families busSylvanian families meerkat familyFur Real duckTinkerbell dress up outfit
For Christmas she is getting:
Barbie dream house Barbie carSome barbiesLots of Disney fairy dolls and play setsRainbow fairies chapter booksAnother set of sticker mosaicsDisney Bambi stuffed animalSnow white dress up outfitLittle mermaid, snow white, Minnie mouse, Cinderella play sets (like Polly pockets)Sylvanian ambulanceSylvanian monkey family
I budget throughout the year so they get a lot!
Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:44 PM
Barbie doll - princess charm school
She has also asked for squinkies, zu zu pets, and a zu zu pet carrier.
That is the main items, apart from that I have her a boogie board (cheapie from target) and bucket and spade set for our summer beach holiday. Updated sets of textas ans pencils etc, new skipping rope.
Her nanna is getting her a wardrobe for her build a bear clothes ( spoilt much!). And her other grandmother is getting her a watch. (yes very spoilt !)
Her birthday is a few weeks later and I have a Lps set and lalaloopsy doll (baby one).
Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:59 PM
Wow, some very lucky little girls out there!
Keep the ideas coming pls, nothing has really jumped out at me yet, though I have to admit I have no idea what squinkies, lalaloopsy, zu zu or monster high toys are. Given that DD has never mentioned them it's probably safe to assume she doesn't want them or know what they are. The only thing she has asked for is a sticker book!
I'd like to get her some really good books with decent stories and great pictures as she loves reading these days, but without spending a couple of hours in a bookshop (if I can find one) I really don't know what is suitable.
What books are you giving your 6y/o's?
Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:05 PM
DD is about 6.5 and will be getting...
A watch (I got one on eBay for about $20, plus $6 post - it's cute and offers help when figuring out that 3 is 15 minutes too, as it says this around the outside of the more obvious numbers - if I make any sense at all with this explanation... lol). THis one: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/110772506250?ss...984.m1497.l2649
Also got a few things from Amazon, so they better arrive in time (it says they should, but I'm paranoid)...
A "Walkables," LPS dog thing - she really wants one of these, even though I doubt it'll be used.
A remote controlled LPS car. It's about $20 cheaper on Amazon than in the shops here.
Scrabble and Monopoly Jr - approx $10 each!
2 DS games - Starfy and Tangled
I also got her a Billie B Brown book - it's 12 stories in 1 big book and was $18 at K-Mart. Good age-appropriate stories, with a book a little more advanced than a regular picture book (this is for DD to read herself - a lot of more advanced books have stories that are too grown up for her, but Billie B is just about a tomboy girl who does normal kid stuff).
And I got someone to make her something on Etsy. I had planned to do it myself, but was having troubles sourcing everything I needed... might have been able to find the bits and pieces online, but then had to find time to do it without her seeing... so instead got an Etsy seller to make it for me. She did a better job than I would have... lol. They're little bendy dolls, in a modern Strawberry Shortcake theme... http://www.etsy.com/transaction/64401096
OP - if you're looking for books, DD likes Billie B Brown as above, but also Pearlie. Pearlie is written by Wendy Harmer, and is about a fairy that lives in a suburban park. It has some nice colourful pictures - Billie B Brown doesn't.
Edited by Polly Esther, 26 November 2011 - 08:07 PM.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:20 PM
OP- books my 5y/o DD is into: Tashi, Horrible Histories, Harry Potter... I'll probably get her a Horrible Science book for xmas- she hasn't seen them yet and they look just right!
The amount some of you must be spending on christmas is mind-boggling! I have an absolute maximum $100 per kid policy... If we don't get tickets to a show for them it'll be more like $60 each. Hope they never discover EB and feel ripped off
Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:38 PM
How are the Tashi books PP? How many pages/word size/pictures like? etc.
I know I haven't spent too much - I got most things quite cheaply. THe most expensive thing I've gotten (individual thing) is the set from Etsy, and I felt I HAD to get those because I had told DD I'd make her some for Christmas... and then realised I couldn't in time. So that sucks... lol. But someone put effort into those, so I figure it's more than a reasonable price for 6 dolls.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:43 PM
My 5yr old but will be 6 at christmas is getting
barbie CD player
tangled house thing she picked it out today
apron and chef hat
barbie mic that can plug into her iphone and sing along
boxer shorts (she loves these cause daddy wears them lol)
trampoline (she got it a few weeks ago when it arrived)
and whatever else i impulse buy when we get to sydney
Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:52 PM
DD1's 5. She's getting a v-motion gaming console and a bunch of games, a stack of books and a new bike.
She will also get her whole school uniform in a new personalised school bag. She's so excited about that. To be honest, I can't remember what else she's getting. I stockpile things I see through the year and then pull them all out mid december, check the kids have roughly the same amount of things, wrap them up and stash them in the shed.
Her favourite books are the Faraway Tree series (Enid Blyton). I think they're re-releasing the large illustrated versions soon. I'd get her a copy of those. We also have them on cd to listen to them in the car and we've read them to DD1 probably 6 times each. She absolutely adores them.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:09 PM
my 6 yr old is getting
2 pet shop sets (plane and rescue centre)
pack of pet shop animals
2 ds games
and a light shade for her bedroom
and some books if I find any she will like
Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:17 PM
My just turned five year old will be getting this book: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Pippi-Long...n/9780192782410
, along with pyjamas, art and craft stuff, a karaoke microphone, a DVD and other bits and pieces.
We're implementing austerity measures for both financial and non-materialistic reasons. They both have enough "stuff" to last them a long time and we don't have the resources to go all out this year, so it's back to basics.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:37 PM
Both of my girls (almost 5 and 7.5) are just learning to swim so I'm probably getting them a summer pool pack with a hat, towel, goggles, dive sticks and flippers in a wetbag.
They are both getting a rainbow in my room - cheap from amazon.
My kids are right into animals and I've found the Steve parish finger puppet books great for early readers, and more advanced readers who just want a picture type book read.
They want elefun and hungry hippos.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:32 AM
Lego (she got the Belleville set last year and plays with it constantly, so got the beach set this year), a new bike and a sewing doll kit (ballarina). Thanks for the idea about the garden, might do this for my DD8.
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