Hard time shopping for kids

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  1. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This year is tough for our 2 year old boy. Between us and grand parents this year, he’s got every toy you could think of. I’ve been racking my brain on what to get him for Christmas. I want something he’ll love to open on Xmas morning.

    many ideas from fellow parents? This kid is loaded down with toys, toy guns (his favorite) even has a John Deere power tractor he rides around in the yard with me when I mow.
     
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    Large cardboard box.
     
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    He’s got one of those in about every room. Lol

    the non toys are his favorite. Boxes, remotes, oven mits, kitchen spoons...
     
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    Puppy ... little brother/sister ... 21 year old buxom Swedish nanny ...
     
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    More toy tractors or trucks one can never have to many tractors or trucks and they never go out of style like the latest cartoon type toys. My 6 year still plays with most all of his trucks and tractors he has gotten over the years. Another possiblity tricycle, wagon, or bicycle or even a sand box to play in if you gave room.
     
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    He's two. Face it, you're buying for YOUR reaction to his opening the present. He won't remember a week later what happened. So, that's not a Debbie Downer reply, it's a reminder that you will likely get the same benefit from a shiny toy truck or a $500 gaming system.
     
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    Learning toys. Never too early for a kid to learn to be smarter than everyone else’s honor student
     
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    buy him a lifetime NC hunting and fishing license and a 60 acre farm in Halifax county. He'll thank you later, or sell it for taxes lol
     
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    Amazon Fire Kids tablet. Loads of learning content and games and will grow with him. Also has a good 2 year warranty against anything a 2 year old can do to it (ask me how I know.... :))
     
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    I’ll tell you what one of my son’s favorite toys was around that age, maybe a year older. A toy vacuum. This popped up on my wife’s timeline (or whatever it’s called on FB) about a month ago. :D

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    Winner. ^^^^^ He will not remember much of anything until about 3. However there are plenty of options for something that will last a lifetime.

    This is what I did for my grandson minus the farm. If you haven't already get him a nice firearm. Something special that he will cherish for his lifetime and long after yours. My father gave me the shotgun that he hunted quail with. I wouldn't take a million dollars for it. Doesn't have to be a kid size. Get him something for later when he will remember it. I have several for my grandson. One I bought before he was born.
     
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    Big ol' plastic tool kit.
     
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    I know just where to get one of those!!! Close by my house too. And put him to work!
     
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    You wouldn't if ya lived a little closer. LOL
     
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    Want me to wrap it in brown paper and mail it to you lol
     
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    A red wagon.
     
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    Now there is an idea. Just don't write sex toys on the wrapping.
     
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    Lifetime hunting license?

    At his age, the “thing” will be forgotten by the time the paper is in the garbage. I recommend getting him “future stuff”...a silver dollar with his birth year (repeat annually), drop some money into an investment that he can get at 18, stuff like that.


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    Did that too before he was a year old. Set up and education fund for him. And it is also a lifetime fishing license. So there. :p
     
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    Books, books, and more books... along with the time to read to him...

    Looking back on my boys' younger years, I don't regret much but I sure miss when they were little enough to want me to read them a story.
     
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    Fine den!


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    Absolutely this ^^^^^. My wife got the twins one and one of them have it in their hands at all times. Yo want to have a great dinner while also taking the little one? It will entertain for the whole dinner and the ride home. You will never regret it.
     
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    Cut holes in his blue jean pockets so he has something to play with Christmas morning.
     
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    50cc 4 wheeler.

    Actually, at 2 it's pretty easy.
     
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    I second the books comment! Get them loving reading while you still can.
     
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    At 2 you are starting a little late but better than not at all. I started reading to my daughter as soon as she began to move. Yes still in the womb. I read to her everyday until she was born and for a long time after that. It instilled a love for reading in her that is still strong today. She can sit down in a weekend and read a novel. I taught her to read before she started kindergarden. I firmly believe you can create an intelligent child. She is so far ahead of me in intellect that it isn't funny.
     
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    On the serious side ... start him young and right ... Lincoln Logs, Ticker Toys and Lego BLOCKS not the scene kit stuff. You 2 will have hours of fun together along with teaching him some structure and mechanical type lessons. NO BATTERIES only a keen eye to watch out for that Lego that gets away until you’re barefoot.
     
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    I liked this one for the lego/barefoot comment.LOL
     
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    I read to my son in the room womb as well. Doing that created a lot of cherished memories. And I read to my son nightly. He is an avid reader now and no longer needs me to read to him but we still like to talk about books together. As an Language Arts teacher, I did what I could to instill that love of reading early. It helps that he sees his daddy reading all the time, as well.
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    Hold on, why would you want to shop for kids?!? Its a lot more fun making them! :)
     
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    I am a firm believer in what that can do for a child. Not to mention the benefits for you as well. It is hard to explain to someone else but you having done the same thing understand what benefit I am speaking of.
     
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    That's on my Christmas list too.
     
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    My suggestion is not to park the kid in front of a tablet or other electronic device. Get him some Lincoln logs or legos and books and let his imagination run free. Get him interested in being outside and enjoying nature. He will hopefully appreciate those things later in life and can pass that love to his kids as well.
     
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    Serious question ... why is penmanship not taught today? My wife taught my kid how to write ... print and then longhand. She tricked him on longhand saying it was “calligraphy” but his handwriting (senior in high school) is nice and very legible while most of his friend’s scribbling look like a doctor’s with severe arthritis.
     
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    my kids will love anything i give them...for about 5 mins. after that its just another thing to trip over and search for missing parts or replace dead batteries. i cant keep up with the next new thing that is cool so i just take them to the store and let them pick it then daddy buys it for them. i get the thank you dad and they get the next useless piece of junk to keep them happy for a short time period.
     
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    Most likely because of the pressure of testing.
    Teachers are in essence judged by their reading and math EOG scores (and in some grades science). Since the test does not contain a writing piece (except in high school and even then the penmanship is not scored) it is often the first thing to get pushed to the side due to lack of time to teach it. But those are just my thoughts, not necessarily the right answer.
     
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    I think that may depend on the gift. For all of you saying they'll never remember - I made a rocking horse for my granddaughter 2 years ago, age 1-1/2 at the time, and she loves it to this day. And she knows where it came from.

    Yeah, I agree, a game system won't do it - but give from the heart and it will mean something long after the giving.

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