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Old 10-20-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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I have to come up with gifts for 52 children of various ages for our annual christmas party. The age groups are as follows:

2-3
4-8
8-13

For both boys and girls. My question is if you have girls and boys in that age range what are their favorite toys. Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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What's the budget for each gift?

I think the 8-13 is a pretty large gap in age- you might focus on 8-10 and 11-13.

And for the 10+ girls you can do inexpensive lip glosses and nail polish- wal-mart sells the wet 'n wild brand and everything is around $1.00

Boys like those mini skateboards- teck decks I think they're called. They cost about $2.50 each.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:29 PM
 
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What's the budget for each gift?

I think the 8-13 is a pretty large gap in age- you might focus on 8-10 and 11-13.

And for the 10+ girls you can do inexpensive lip glosses and nail polish- wal-mart sells the wet 'n wild brand and everything is around $1.00

Boys like those mini skateboards- teck decks I think they're called. They cost about $2.50 each.
The budget is $50 or less each...and no video games, because it's too hard to keep track of which games and sysytems they all have. I was thinking of doing Hanna Montanna for the younger girls, bedazzlers for the tweens...how does that sound? I don't have girls so they are always the hardest for me. I was thinking tranformers for the younger boys...but I'm stuck on the tweens...I was thinking video gamer chairs.

The tek decks sound great for the grab bag items...I will have to look into that. Any help is appreciated. thanks!
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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Not sure of what boys like (grew up with only sisters) But for girls:

2-3- barbies or perhaps Kellys (barbie dolls) because they are cheaper), stuffed animals
4-8- barbies or perhaps Kelly (barbie dolls) because they are cheaper, travel games, anything to play outside with such as sidewalk chalk, or even a baton
8-13- nail polish, anything glittery, LIP GLOSS , gel pens, fancy little notebooks, smaller purse, beads to make jewelry with
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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If they have access to the internet- webkinz are good. I think they run around $15. It's a stuffed animal, but they come with a virtual identity on the webkinz website. Welcome to Webkinz® - a Ganz website

My 10 YO wants a Vera Bradley backpack. I haven't priced them....if the girls in your area like Vera Bradley, maybe a small purse or wallet with a $5 tucked inside.

Hair beaders for the older girls- I think Wal-Mart even has them now. Product Page - SpinMaster (http://www.spinmaster.com/products/productsMain.jsp?key=221 - broken link)
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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Ok these are sounding good...keep them coming.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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Girls & Boys in the 2-3-4 range love the tiniest most miniscule toys you can get your hands on...Polly Pockets; mini-my little pony; little matchbox cars....Sidewalk chalk was a good idea for this age, too; also 'pretend play' stuff (like doctor's bag; pretend iron; cleaning stuff) all pretty inexpensive.

Girls 4-8 ...lip gloss/ books/ age approriate craft kits/ science kits
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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The littlest pet shop toys are cute and start at $5 for the little kids
How about body soap/gel for both - I have a 12 year old girl and a 16 yr old boy and they both like stuff from bath and body works
The older boys might like a remote control helicopter they are under $30 and they are great - for indoor use
tween girls might like scrap book kits - they are really popular right now too
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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I'm a fan of giving board games....
You can find a variety of them for every age.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:00 PM
 
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Books make great gifts...I always keep extra onhand for last minute gifts
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