2021 journal!

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  1. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, it seemed about time to start my yearly journal.
    So, this year ds1 and ds2 want quite an expensive gift that will have other expensive accessories needed so their list will be very small and mostly be that (gaming pc/xbox) and a few additional sticking fillers picked up in the sales.
    Before Christmas I have ds2 and ds4s birthdays as well as my niece, dh, bil, sil, and then my mum on the 28th so I will include those in the journal to keep track.
    I will do a couple of lists as separate posts on this thread for ease of editing later.

    Thanks for joining me!
     
  2. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Birthdays!

    Ds2 (will be 14)
    The edelweiss pirates book -got
    Football - got
    Track suit - got
    Escape room - got
    Xbox wallet top up - got
    Hercule poirot game - got


    Ds4 (will be 8)
    Injustice 2 game - got
    Jack-Jack - got
    T-Racer - got
    Super Things -got
    The rock wwe figure-got
    Ghost undertaker wwe figure -got
    Lego DC super villains game - got
    Lego spiderman and sandman - got

    Niece (will be 16)
    I'm thinking something like bathbombs

    Bil
    Beer selection and nuts

    Sil
    Prosecco and chocolate

    Mum
    Sheila's Perfume rose bush

    DH
    Lambretta Hoodie
    Jeans
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Family/Friends Christmas

    MIL
    Plant - got
    Chocs

    Bil
    Wine and chocs

    Sil
    Wine and chocs

    Mum and husband
    Record coasters(got) and 'our adventure' book(got)

    Secret Santa mug (got) and stitch keyring (got) mini mint matchmakers (got) mint Malteasers Reindeer (got) mint hot chocolate spoons (got)

    Friend 1 wireless charger (got)

    Friend 2 book (got)

    Friends kids x5 selection boxes (got x5)



    Secret Santa hot water bottle (got) set with socks, mug and hot chocolate (got)
     
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    Following!
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    The boys (some marked as got are only pre-ordered at the moment)

    Ds1 (Jimi) 15
    Moonlanding book - got
    Gaming PC - got
    Pants - got
    Watch - got
    Set with keyboard/mouse/headset - got
    Controller - got
    Friday night dinner talking plush-got
    Minecraft
    Age of empires IV - got
    Sherman tank construction set - got
    Mouse mat - got
    Ps+ -got
    Tech cleaning kit- got
    Poster- got
    Hoodie - got
    3x tshirts - got
    2x pjs -got
    Socks- got

    *stocking*
    Bath Bomb-got
    Phone case- got
    Trench book - got
    Personalised coaster- got
    Collectable coin - got
    Glasses stand- got
    Wallet top up
    Sweets



    *book box*
    Spitfire book - got
    Spitfire mug - got
    Spitfire model- got
    Selection box- got
    Hot chocolate -got
    Ww2 top trumps -got
    Blanket - got

    Ds2 (Zac) 14
    Xbox series x - got
    Guardians of the galaxy - got
    Controller- got
    COD -got
    Fifa 22 - got
    Weights - got
    Pants - got
    2x hoodies - got
    2x jeans - got
    Friday night dinner talking plush-got
    221b Baker Street Expansion pack - got
    Chivalry 2 - got
    The Lord of the flies book - got
    The day the world stopped turning book - got
    Socks - got
    Football - got

    *stocking*
    Bath Bomb-got
    Phone case- got
    Game pass - got
    Coaster -got
    Gloves - got
    Wallet top up -got
    Sudoku cube- got
    Word cube- got
    Sweets

    *book box*
    Selection box - got
    Hot chocolate - got
    Football travel mug -got
    Football book (Goal!) - got
    Football puzzle book -got
    BRX Manchester United player -got
    Blanket -got

    Ds3 (Nate) 11
    Akedo punch attack set - got
    Undertaker wwe figure - got
    Disect it Frog - got
    Ps+ - got
    croods 2 - got
    Space jam dvd - got
    Meccano- got
    Lego Lord of the rings - got
    mafia 3 - got
    Madden 22 - got
    Shawn micheals wwe figure- got
    Ghost Busters the rock - got
    Ghost Busters John cena - got
    Chivalry 2 - got
    Ufc ps4 - got
    Socks - got
    Aew ring - got
    Black panther figure - got
    Hulk figure - got
    Thanos figure - got
    Captain America figure - got
    Tokyo Olympics game - got
    Mick foley figure - got
    Shinsuke Nakamura- got


    *stocking*
    Robot surprise thing - got
    Bath Bomb- got
    Tamagotchi- got
    Wallet top up
    Sweets
    Ps now

    Sticky Elf-got
    Wwe accessories- got

    *book box*
    Dinosaur encyclopedia- got
    Selection box - got
    Hot chocolate- got
    Robo alive raptor green - got
    Jungle boy - got
    Dinosaur mug - got
    Blanket-got

    Ds4 (Seth) 8
    Disect it piranha - got
    Akedo kick attack set - got
    Turbo man - got
    Finn Balor Demon wwe figure -got
    The edge wwe figure -got
    Ghostbusters stone cold - got
    Ghostbusters Shawn micheals- got
    Lego carnage set - got
    Wwe 2k20 - got
    knex - got
    Ron's gone wrong dvd- got
    Nxt ring -got
    Wwe ricochet figure- got
    Headphones - got
    ps+ -got
    Mortal kombat 11 -got
    3x Horrid Henry books - got
    Socks - got
    The upside down mice and other stories book - got
    How to write your own stories book - got
    Lucha figure - got
    Chris Jeracho figure - got

    *stocking*
    Starwars micro figures Lightsaber- got
    Robot surprise thing- got
    Bath Bomb- got
    Tamagotchi- got
    Wallet top up
    Sweets
    Ps now

    Teen titans figures- got
    Sticky Elf- got

    *book box*
    Christmasaurus and the naughty list - got
    Luchasaurus- got
    Hot chocolate- got
    Chocolate- got
    Dinosaur mug - got
    Robo alive raptor - got
    Blanket - got

    Ds5 (Reuben) 1
    Paddington bear shoes - got
    Wooden race track - got
    Octonauts characters- got
    Octonauts Kwazii's shark adventure- got
    Marvel lego duplo - got
    Bluey figure - got
    Toy hoover -got
    Socks - got
    Stickle bricks- got
    Pjs with dressing gown and Teddy- got
    TMNT Thomas Tank cross over trains- got
    Thomas book - got
    Kitchen and accessories- got
    Magnetic drawing board - got
    Wooden coffee machine toy - got

    *stocking*
    dummies -got
    Pencils - got
    Bath toys - got
    Sweets

    *book box*
    Christmasaurus picture book -got
    Wooden animals stacking game -got
    Dino pop it - got
    Christmasaurus cuddly toy - got
    Dino cup - got
    Blanket - got
    Selection box - got
    Hot chocolate- got



    Christmas Eve Box
    Pjs J-got
    Pjs Z-got
    Pjs N - got
    Pjs S -got
    Pjs R - got


    Elf
    Craft ring
    Books
    Colouring books
    Colouring table cloth
    Elf Board game




    John (DH)
    Wild Hogs dvd -got
    Football manager game
     
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  6. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Also need advent calenders and things for the elf to do. And I'm considering having the boys either buy each other something or doing a secret santa just between them so will see how that pans out.

    I've pre-ordered my own advent calender though. It's a wax melt one so my house will smell like Christmas the whole of December haha
     
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    Lots to plan! That's a good idea with the secret santa between the kids :)
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    I ordered 3 more gifts but really need to wait and sort birthdays first now. I have my second covid jab tomorrow and there's The Entertainer right by it so I might look in there before/after and see if there are any little bits for Seth's birthday.
     
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    Hope you manage to find some bits :)
     
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    Me too, although theres so many options I'm sure something will show itself haha
    I've no idea what to get Zac, and he never knows himself. I might have to steal the one thing on his Christmas list haha
     
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    It's difficult when you don't know what to buy and they don't know either! :laugh2:
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Definitely, he rarely actually wants anything anyway but with him needing a new console there's not much point in buying him a game for his old one. I might have to get him a few little bits and just give him money but I don't feel like that's very exciting
     
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    That's a good idea. I'm sure the money will be useful for him :)
     
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    It's better than wasting money on something he won't really get use out of just so he's got something, but I also feel like it's a bit of a cheat
     
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    I went to the Entertainer. They didn't have much of what I was after but I did find a Super Things toy that Seth wanted but we couldn't get hold of (buying online you just get a random one and he wanted a specific one. None of the shops near us had that part of the range, only the blind bags) so grabbed that. Then saw a Jack-Jack toy from Incredibles on the counter reduced from £15 all the way to £2 so grabbed it. I'm not sure who or what for yet but I'll stick it in Seths birthday list for the time being. I went in DNA toys and found some Octonauts toys for £6 each. One set with a few characters in and one set Kwazii's Shark Adventure, so grabbed those for Reuben. I also found a T-Racer toy for £5 rather than the £6.50-7 that it is elsewhere and Miles Morales lego in B&M so picked those up for Seth's birthday too. I'm thinking about getting him and wwe figure too but I'm not sure who at the moment and there wasn't much choice in any of the shops so that'll have to wait and I'll look online. Going to update my lists now
     
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    Glad you managed to find a few things :)
     
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    Found some wwe figures on Smyths cheaper than they had been in the shops today, and more choice so ordered some. 2x for his birthday and 1x for Christmas, so he and Nate have a figure each and a ring to share.
    Also found Marvel Lego Duplo which is suitable from 2 so ordered that for Reuben while there.
     
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    Yay! Sounds like some good finds there :)
     
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    Hi, I don't know whether your sons are into Among Us like my older two boys are, I have found a website called Maqio which are selling single figure packs for £2.95 instead of £5.99, heress a link if you are interested:
    NEW
     
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    OMG the grotto is open!

    Fab to see you here motherofboys can't wait to see your fab buys x
     
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