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post #21 of 39
My 5 yo ds is getting

- an Art kit, paper etc...
- 2 starwars figurines
- A few Dragon figurines
- A book
- A PJ
- Juggling balls with DVD instructions

The boys will also be getting a collective gift which is this Castle
post #22 of 39
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post #23 of 39
My ds isn't quite five yet, but here is what we got him so far:

1. Zoomorphs (there are actually several different sets, this one online is the most basic; we are getting him a set with some bird heads and wings, etc.)

2. Automoblox Minis: They are cars and a building toy in one. I think he'll dig them.

3. Books

4. Socks and Underwear, lol!

5. A football helmet we found at Goodwill.
post #24 of 39
I am sure this won't be of use to you but last year when my ds was 5, he really really really wanted a princess dress and a "real magic wand"... so I made him a princess dress and a little wooden wand and he was totally thrilled.
post #25 of 39
My 5 year old DD is receiving:

From Mama & Daddy:

Two six inch Ojamajo Doremi dolls
Three new "room" sets for her dollhouse
several new books and a CD & book read-along set
a toy shopping basket filled with felt play food
a stuffed, fleece unicorn
a necklace with a pewter unicorn pendant
a pair of bear slippers
a "Word World" DVD
possibly her own digital camera (She keeps taking ours and using it very, very effectively. We feel that she may have real talent, so we're thinking about getting her her own.)

From Grandmama:

two new outfits
a set of flannel sheets
a few books/coloring books
three small toy unicorn figures (Can you tell DD is into unicorns this year? )

From Pap:

an indoor mini-trampoline
post #26 of 39
My 5-year-old DD is getting a Playmobil set, some colored pencils, and a set of chopsticks.

(She'll also get stuff from other family members, but I have no idea what!)
post #27 of 39
Can't go wrong w/ Playmobile.
post #28 of 39
I still haven't figured this out! I'm getting my 2.5 year old D D a baby doll set, and my 8yo a nerf gun and wii remote, but my 5yo DD doesn't know what she wants. Maybe some Calico Critters? I want to get a dollhouse, but it should probably be a gift for all the kids...
I got the game "Shut the Box" for my 5yo, hope it'll work out.
Oh, also an LLBean lunch box, so she can pretend to be a "whole-dayer" at school!
post #29 of 39
Finished shopping for ds yesterday and he is getting:

Marbles w/a homemade marble bag
Hoppity ball
Horseshoe-shaped magnet w/different shaped magnets to go with it.
Playmobil dragon to go with his castle set
Morphibian RC car
Castle Logic - a small building game
Knitted gnome hat and matching scarf

I know he'll get a lot from family, our list was supposed to be shorter. Got a little excited at the toy store yesterday.
post #30 of 39
My DS is 4 1/2, so not quite 5 either, but I thought I'd add my list, as this thread has been helpful to me as well...

This is what DS will be getting from us and grandparents:

a Haba play scale
a couple of small Playmobil sets, all ocean related
a Curious George board game
Ewok Lego set
Yoda Lego minifigure
Haba cash register
Haba wooden coins
Felt play money, made by me
UP DVD
Pajamas
Play silks, dyed by me
kazoo
harmonica
A call bell (for pretend play)
snowball maker
snow block maker
The Silver Spoon for Children (DS loves to cook)
A good quality domino set
Green Toys dish set for the play kitchen
Lego digital camera - he will be so excited about this one!
Some CDs by They Might Be Giants
A floor puzzle
Some new hardcover books

We got him Automoblox last year - very cool high quality toys, but he never got into them too much. We can't go wrong with Playmo or Legos for this kid. One gift that went over VERY well last year was a Quadrilla marble run. Those things are awesome. We got a couple of extension sets and it still gets played with all of the time. It's great quality and nice to look at, too. I imagine we'll be playing with it for years to come. If DS wasn't already getting so much, I'd get another extension set for that, for sure.
post #31 of 39
This is from us and 1 set of grands and includes his birthday (dec 29th)

Ed Emberley books
2009 Hess Car
Nascars
Magnatiles
Leapster with Pet Pals
Connectagons Treetops (hearthsong.com)
Hyperdash
Rush Hour Jr
Blockus 3D
Zingo
blutrack http://www.blutrack.com/
American Innovative Teach Me Time Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight http://www.amazon.com/American-Innov...=2KY1H4HD3NTBU
Geotrax-Steamer and Samuel
Matchbox Mega Rig Pirates Ship http://www.amazon.com/MATCHBOX-Mega-...=2KY1H4HD3NTBU
Cordz
doodle track car http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...=255/568.0.1.1
Kleen Kanteen
watch
morphibian rc
pipsqueak markers
colored pencils
post #32 of 39
DH and I bought DS a telescope, some Usborne art books, and pajamas (we get these every year). Here's the list he sent his grandparents:
IPod shuffle (DD has one and he's very jealous. . .our kids love music)
Digital camera
Scooter http://www.razor.com/products/cruiser-scooter.php
Helmet http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Alibi-You...By=addFiveStar or http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Trigger-Y...7645433&sr=1-1
Clothes for his build-a-bear Eeh Eeh Ahh Ahh

I've posted this on MDC a lot, but my DS's (and my DD's) favorite thing is his explorer backpack. We took a backpack and filled it with binoculars, magnifying glasses (in two sizes), flashlight, hat, granola bar (for energy), a homemade book that says "What I've seen" that he draws or writes in (you should see the pic of the ants eating the centipede), colored pencils for rubbings or writing in his book, I'm sure he got a camera which will also go in his backpack (we used to buy him disposable ones once in a while to take along). His backpack has a place for a drink where he carries his thermos. DH also wants to get him a pocket knife for the pack, but I think that I'll only let him take it to certain places so he can be watched while he's using it.
post #33 of 39
Thread Starter 
This has been a great thread! I ended up getting a few things mentioned here. That Haba Scale looks too cute, but I think I've already bought enough things now. From this thread, I ended up buying him that Lego Camera. It's a little expensive for us, but I think he'll love it. And last year my MIL gave him one of those Fisher Price (I think?) digital cameras, and it never worked. I had always promised him I would go get it exchanged at Target and never did. So, he is kind "owed" a camera!
post #34 of 39
Wow...you mamma's go all out. No wonder dd (almost 6) has a hard time sharing for show and share at school after the holidays!
I wonder if we are the only ones who do so little?

From Santa: A waldorf doll made by his elves

From Me: Wooden fairies for her doll/fairy house
Some "Barefoot Books" (4 of them)

From DP: A lego set
Books that they will read together

From Grandparents: Skis (and hopefully that's it, but you never do know!!)

Stocking: flashlight, socks, a garden for the doll house, mini books (Ollies Ski Trip, The Snow Children, The Root Children, The Wind Children), playsilks, doll pjs, beeswax crayons and a hefty stack of drawing paper...oh and a big old orange!
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by northcountrymamma View Post
Wow...you mamma's go all out. No wonder dd (almost 6) has a hard time sharing for show and share at school after the holidays!
I wonder if we are the only ones who do so little?

From Santa: A waldorf doll made by his elves

From Me: Wooden fairies for her doll/fairy house
Some "Barefoot Books" (4 of them)

From DP: A lego set
Books that they will read together

From Grandparents: Skis (and hopefully that's it, but you never do know!!)

Stocking: flashlight, socks, a garden for the doll house, mini books (Ollies Ski Trip, The Snow Children, The Root Children, The Wind Children), playsilks, doll pjs, beeswax crayons and a hefty stack of drawing paper...oh and a big old orange!
I can't believe the amount of stuff a lot of children get for the holidays. My kids get 3 things from DH and me (a big gift from santa, a book, and pjs) then their grandparents usually send one present each (they have a lot of grandparents because of multiple marriages).
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by LaLaLaLa View Post
My DD is five. She is getting:

Qwirkle game
Melissa and Doug sticker set with, like, 600 stickers
Find-It game
Chicken Socks clothespin dolls kit
Hula Hoop
Marble Run
Probably a book
Maybe some new tights

And in her stocking:

Keychain with her name on it
Flashlight
Tape Measure
Wooden whistle
Coloring book
Markers
Stick-on glow in the dark stars
Personalized name stamp
Stamp pad
Our dd who is 5 either already has or is getting most of this list for Christmas! We have simliar kids or like to buy similar things, right down the the Melissa and Doug 600 sticker set I bought yesterday! Have you bought the M&D colouring pages? We LOVE them around here---they're beautiful and on good paper that can handle markers if dd is in a marker phase. Best of all, they're non-commercial characters that dd still loves!
post #37 of 39
My son got two toy buildings (dollhouse and the school from High School Musical) that we scavenged from the trash in October, so I am giving him a set of dollhouse furniture.

He frequently watches the 3 Wallace & Gromit shows we taped off PBS with pledge breaks years ago, so when I saw at Costco a DVD of those plus 2 more he's never seen, I decided to buy that. It will be easier to use than the tape.

Last night I remembered how he's been complaining that he's tired of the wall hangings in his room, which have been there all his life, so I made a fancy certificate promising that I will take him to choose new fabric and make him 2 new ones. They're just patterned poly-fleece with a casing sewn along one side that slips over a strip of wood that hangs on 2 nails, so they're easy to make and to switch. The certificate will be in his stocking.

Also in his stocking will be a small wooden helicopter and a raspberry Panda Candy stick.

His dad, grandparents, and uncle each will give him approximately that much stuff, and a few family friends will give him one gift each. I know at least two people are planning to give him dolls or furniture for his buildings.

Aquarius and Uno are great card games for 5-year-olds, but we already have them.
post #38 of 39
My 5 year old is getting:

Lego City corner
Crayola art case (like a big wooden briefcase full of pastels, crayons, markets, etc)
Pop up soccer goal
Bendaroos
Mini animal stampers
Bakugan starter set

To share with younger brother:
Imaginext Dragon World Fortress + 2 accessories
books, I think 6 paperback picture books

In stocking:
rudolph pez
m&ms
2 small lego sets
probably a small calculator
post #39 of 39
My 5yo DS is getting (from us and all family members):

a pogo stick (the one thing he asked for)
dress-up clothes
a guitar (not a proper one, but I think a bit better than toy quality - my sister is getting this for him)
hopefully a 'Knifty Knitter' if I can find it (he loves knitting)
stocking - art supplies, a bit of candy, a few little toys like spy glasses
pjs and an outfit
a few books
a make-your-own-snow etc science kit
probably a magic kit, but haven't bought it yet
a sock monkey if I manage to finish it in time
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