Which Christmas presents were a hit - or miss - with DC???

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OllieWollieWoo Sun 28-Dec-08 16:03:25

Was just wondering which presents were a hit with your DC - as well as which ones were not???

My DSs loved the rocket from ELC (as does DH!) and a lovely large wooden bus from Habitat. Also the wooden drawbridge from Tescos for their train track was a big success (only a fiver too!!!) Their new PJ's were just silently handed to me with a withering look - guess boys just don't get the idea of clothes as presents!

ProtegeMoi Fri 28-Dec-12 20:33:51

Whoops didn't realise sorry blush

PearlyWhites Fri 28-Dec-12 20:24:16

I did think the 2009 diary was a bad presants even if the pages were intact!

Roseformeplease Fri 28-Dec-12 20:22:00

Weird, ancient thread where things come from Woolies!

shriekingnora Fri 28-Dec-12 20:19:46

I didn't even notice (am in a wine and choclate stupor).

HairyPotter Fri 28-Dec-12 18:19:22

Why bump a four year old thread? hmm

piprabbit Fri 28-Dec-12 18:16:42

The UDraw pad for use with the XBox was a huge success with everyone for a tenner.

DS loved his VTech Switch and Go Axl the Ankylosaurus - he is 4.5yo and took it to bed grin.

PolkadotCircus Fri 28-Dec-12 18:12:57

Dd nearly 8- Stateside roller blades,decorate your own helmet and pads,SF Willow Hall,SF hamster family and a pair of SF crutches

Dtwin s 9 Lego Monster Fighters ghost train, Appgear fishing rod

Dtwin s 9 Stylaphone from Hawkins Bazaar

All 3- shared Lego Monster Fighters Vampre Castle

ProphetOfDoom Fri 28-Dec-12 14:55:04

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Dromedary Fri 28-Dec-12 14:42:15

My DCs (8 and 10) got a whole year's subscription to the fab weekly comic The Phoenix. So that'll keep them busy with fun stuff to read until next Christmas!

WeAllHaveWings Fri 28-Dec-12 14:38:44

ds(8) loves his MGP stunt scooter, its been raining most of the time since Xmas morning so he hasnt been out on it much, just strokes it lovingly.

iPod was a surprise for him and a huge hit. Skylander Giants also good.

Hit games are Jungle Speed and Q-Bitz (thanks to whoever recommended both on here).

Only miss so far is Uno Roboto, could be an ok game, but really really quiet so we cant hear what its saying most of the time without everyone being silent and pressing the repeat button which is annoying. We already had and loved Uno and Uno Extreme, but cant see us playing Uno Roboto again.

pateran Fri 28-Dec-12 12:13:45

DS 6 Internet Tablet - loves it never put it down the whole of Christmas day and DS2 1's toy jeep. I can see tears. Also DS6 loves the Brain Box World game oh and the Nerf Jolt.

DS2 1 Tomy Pic 'n' pop
Mostly all a big success.

shriekingnora Fri 28-Dec-12 11:50:21

Guinea pigs have gone down a storm here! No misses really.

Loulousmummy Fri 28-Dec-12 11:42:23

Spent ages trying to put the marble run together. Dd dropped the marbles in once and hasn't bothered since.

ProtegeMoi Fri 28-Dec-12 11:19:28

I have a cupcake stand that i'm trying to swap if anyone is interested?

It's a pink wire one, think 3 tiers but not opened the box to check.

It's brand new, unwanted gift. Very nice just I don't bake.

Would swap for virtually anything, smellies, make up, slippers, socks etc. or anything suitable for DD 10, DS 8 or DD 7 months.

VisionsOfSugarPlums Sun 28-Dec-08 23:54:51

Ds1 loves his Guitar hero World Tour
Ds2 loves a game called Worms 3D which I actually had to get second hand as he really wanted it and it had been discontinued. He had asked for it last year and not got it so I would have felt terrible not getting it for him this year.
Ds3 loved his Ben 10 Omnitrix ( spelling) but seems to now have lost it!hmm

DD (20 months) loves her Upsy Daisy Bed and her etch a sketch

DSD (5) loves her v tech digital camera and a crappy little pink plastic purse she has (with 10p in it grin)

mrsmaidamess Sun 28-Dec-08 23:16:11

Fake dog poo -MAJOR hit

Micro Scooter -Won't come out of the box for months......

EachPeachPearMum Sun 28-Dec-08 23:15:10

mimia my DD (2.10) is also loving her doctors set- though she uses the syringe sideways for some reason! grin

seringoutthosebellstonight Sun 28-Dec-08 23:06:35

Planx has been a big hit with everyone

IllegallyBrunette Sun 28-Dec-08 23:01:21

Dd1&2 are thrilled with wii fit and Animal Crossing (as am i).

Dd2 also loved a set of books that I got her and she has read 3 already shock.

Ds loved all of his Star Wars stuff, especially his scooter.

kitbit Sun 28-Dec-08 22:59:24

ds (4) particularly loves his playmobil castle, his tractor keyring and his Thunderbirds rocket - the rocket and all accompanying bits come to bed with him every night and is set out carefully on his bedside table.

Surprise hit was the 2nd hand Eye-TV camera dh found in the GAME shop and interactive pre-Wii stylie game for our PS2. Total cost about a tenner, played with over Xmas ad infinitum.

Rubbish gifts gratefully received in the good spirit in which they were given but actually are totally crap:
2009 diary from pound shop, all the pages fell out when I opened it
Ugg style slippers which don't stay on sad my feet are COOOOLLLD
annual candle from MIL with weird swirls on which smells AWFUL, I might use it if the cat poos in the shower tray again to mask the smell but otherwise...

feedthegoat Sun 28-Dec-08 22:55:06

Ds loves little tikes digital camera (even though pics are awful) and playmobil dustbin lorry.

MilaMae Sun 28-Dec-08 22:52:09

Ds5 adores his Playmobil trainset, Mini Skalectrix and trick poo from Hawkins.

Ds5 adores his MP3 player from ELC,watch, Dr Zeuss books and Tummy Ache.

DD3nearly 4 adores her double dolly pushchair,Baby Born, Hairy Mclarey set of books,Lauren Child's Goldilocks and Sylvanian Families Primrose Nursery.

Misses were Golden Coin Maker,ds loves it but it's crap,we've only made 1 coin so far. Voice changer-it's driving me bats!!!!!!!!!!!

gemmiereindeerlegs Sun 28-Dec-08 20:57:23

the dolls house has been popular with both dcs and they have been fightingover the electronic Ben 10 watch that Santa 'almost' forgot. dd has already exhausted me with her new mog books, she has now got all of them so i can read Mog stories every night of the week.

dh is inordinately pleased with his guitar hero World Tour and I got my favourite kind of duck egg blue Tiffany bag with a silver bracelet which was wonderful for being frivolous, just for me and entirely unexpected

MrsDoylesMole Sun 28-Dec-08 20:45:38

Nintendo ds
HSM dance mat
Playmobil
HSM microphone
Various books inc Calm down boris
Were all hits

Fureal friends puppy has gone the same way as the cat ,it just wont do anything it is supposed to do.

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