R&N Christmas 2021

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  1. kirstybumx3

    kirstybumx3 Mum to two boys, R&N

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    Hi everyone! Feels good to be back. I love doing these lists and reading everyone else’s :)

    This year seems to have flown by, I have no idea what I’m getting for anyone this year and I’ve usually made a start by now but this year I haven’t got a single thing.
    We are going on holiday 2nd October for two weeks so I probably won’t start til we get back, which fills me with panic!!!

    Will edit thread and update lists shortly :)


    Rio:
    Need for speed switch game
    Hot wheels switch game
    Hotwheels corkscrew crash set
    Hotwheels 20 car box
    UNO showdown
    Minecraft creeper light
    Minecraft TNT light
    Minecraft pig light
    Minecraft light up creeper keyring
    Minecraft pyjamas
    Toxic waste sweet stocking
    Giant sloth teddy
    Guinness book of world records 2022
    Ripleys believe it or not book
    Walking boots
    Roblox adopt me backyard bbq
    Roblox advent calendar

    Among us large plush (entertainer)
    Among us figures
    Fast & furious spy racer switch game
    Animal crossing logo light (maybe)
    X rocker veleno 2.1 audio gaming chair (big maybe lol)
    Gaming steering wheel and pedals
    Wireless headphones
    Sloth hot water bottle (primark or tkmaxx)
    Laptop lap pad replacement


    Niko:
    Super mario 3d pencil pot jigsaw
    Dinosaur 100pc jigsaw and book set
    Thomas minis advent calendar
    Minions 3 jigsaw set
    Minions tshirts x3
    Minions matching game
    Twister

    Super Mario piranha plant escape game
    Super Mario hover shell strike game
    Super Mario Jenga
    Super Mario Enhanced Wireless Switch Controller
    Wiggly Worms Game
    Spider-Man 4x 100 piece jigsaws
    Mario 4x 100 piece jigsaws

    Super mario bowser ship (smyths)
    Super mario money box
    Mario party superstars switch game
    Ipad (maybe)



    I’ve started to get a few bits for other people so will pop lists here too so I can keep track.

    MIL - Molton brown shower gel set, 1.5l southern comfort, maybe slippers
    FIL - RL socks, RL jumper, liquorice set
    Sister - Stranger Things T-Shirt, Stranger Things Socks, Stationery set
    Mom - Plug in wax melt warmer, Long hot water bottle
    Dad - RL socks, Reed diffuser
    OH - Moschino Loungewear sets x3, Slipper socks, yo sushi dip set (boots), japanese sweet box
     
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    Welcome back!
     
  3. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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    Hey welcome back !!
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Great to see you back
     
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    Hey. Great to see you x
     
  6. kirstybumx3

    kirstybumx3 Mum to two boys, R&N

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    Just been to menkind and picked up 14 rolls of wrapping paper (OTT I know lol)
    But they were 8 metres of good quality wrap reduced from £4 a roll to £1 a roll!
    If I could carry more I would have got double :haha:
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    That's really good. I bought a few rolls from studio and keep telling myself I don't need as much this year as I'm cutting right back but it's still hard not to buy it as it'll still be good next year!
     
  9. kirstybumx3

    kirstybumx3 Mum to two boys, R&N

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    Exactly!! I've got several in the loft but they can be used another year! (we all know I will buy new next year too....)
     
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    kirstybumx3 Mum to two boys, R&N

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    Popped into the entertainer today and got a few ideas for the kids. They have some among us merch in which Rio will like. Niko is really into jigsaw puzzles so saw a few in there that i have put on his list.
    Still not planning on buying much til we are home from holiday but want my lists to be healthy so that when it comes to getting things I am organised and ready.

    Adult gifts are going to be a problem this year as I have no idea for anyone. And i want to keep it simple really, with gifts that they will appreciate and use, even if they are slightly more expensive. One big money item that has a purpose is much better than lots of little ones that dont IMO - ill see how well i stick to that lol.
     
  11. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    I'm also stumped for adults this year so hopefully we can get ideas from each other haha
     
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    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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    Fab lists so far!
     
  13. kirstybumx3

    kirstybumx3 Mum to two boys, R&N

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    We got back from our 2 week holiday to Devon at the weekend so now I can get focused on Christmas properly. Though I am still at the panic stage rather than the excited stage at the moment.
    Forgot about a buy now pay later expiring on Very for an iphone so have had £1200 added to my account plus £550 interest!! So my minimum payment has gone from £30pm to £130pm which has absolutely pi**ed me off because I knew I needed to pay it off. An extra £550 on top for nothing now and the additional £100pm has come at totally the wrong time!

    Anyways thats so off topic sorry lol!

    We have booked a polar express train ride for 21st Dec so im super excited for that. Have a day at the garden centre planned with MIL next week (sounds so unexciting but its so festive there and we always spend a few hours browsing then get hot drinks and cakes and chat all things christmas so it feels really festive)

    Desparately searching for ideas for the boys and failing miserably at the moment!!
    Hope everyone is well xx
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    That's so frustrating about the Very payment, these things always happen at the worst possible times.
     
  15. c1403

    c1403 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no Kirsty, how annoying. I used very for emergency washing machine this year. I have one due end of January. Just double checked its in my diary for end December.
     
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    How frustrating :(
     
  17. kirstybumx3

    kirstybumx3 Mum to two boys, R&N

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    Impulse purchased a hotwheels set for Rio yesterday from amazon and now ive read the reviews they say its noisy and rubbish basically. Oh well its here now lol.

    Also pre ordered Mario superstars for Niko's switch which will 100% be a hit as he is mario obsessed.
     
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  18. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully its just a case of people being fussy. I've had things that we've had no problem with but others have given low rating
     
  19. kirstybumx3

    kirstybumx3 Mum to two boys, R&N

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    Never been so stressed about Christmas, ever.
    I am so unorganised, haven’t saved any money this year whereas I usually do.
    then yesterday decided to impulse order a skip to be delivered and started to strip out the dining room for redecoration. I mean who even does that close to Christmas? Never mind with no saved money to actually do it :haha:
    Currently knee deep in clothes because I thought it would be a good idea to sort my wardrobe while the skip is here, who even am I? I think I’m having a midlife crisis, seriously lol.
     
  20. c1403

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    Nope you're not the only one. I always get impulse to decorate/sort out before Christmas. We've done living room, kitchen and bathroom (just painted mainly but I've bought new acessories) not needed expenditure when I've had to get a new boiler and haven't even started on Christmas
     

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