I haven't taken part in Kate takes 5 Listography for aged and ages but this week I vowed I would link up (and ironically, she has just tweeted her link to the top 5 christmas toys) so here goes!!!!!!!!!!!! These are in my experience (3 kids in the last 8 years) sure fire winners and destined NOT to hit the scrap heap!!
My kids get bought all manner of plastic toot from the grandparents and other relatives and so I always try and get them something that is NOT going to end up in plastic toy toot heaven.
1) A Bike
Come on, this HAS to be the number 1 Christmas toy ever?! Not a present for every year, but when the time comes for a new bike or upgrade to a bigger size, we always wait until Christmas and put a great big bow on the front!!!!
Yep, this is a winner for all ages. We have my lego from the 70s which was all big boards and just bricks and now have various collections from star wars to Ninjango. It all ends up in the big lego box at the end of the day despite my attempts to keep "sets" together.
3) A Dolls House
This is on our list this year and I think its more for me than Pixie!! I can't wait to get decorating and arranging....finally, finally I will have the house of my dreams that is neat and tidy house!!!
4) Nerf Gun
Ok, I know. It's a gun. I don't believe that giving boys guns will lead to gun toting hoodies in later life although I wouldn't buy a replica looking colt 45. These nerf guns though are good fun and the boys play nicely together so I'm all for that!
5) Sports Equipment
Mine are all sports mad and have had tennis racquets, rugby balls and football strips in the past. I actually think buying them something like this is great as it not only will be well used, it is something they need! If your kids are not into sports but love music then why not get them something music related?! We have also got them tickets to international rugby games and footy matches which they have loved!
How about you??? What are your top 5 christmas toys??
Peace and Love