/ Suggest a birthday present for a 4 year old nephew?
He seems obsessed with Diney's Cars franchise and I do not want put any money into that putrid business.
I know exactly what you mean about Disney. Our kids got knives when they were seven and could strike matches and light candles before that.
How about a big bubble blowing/making kit?
Do his Mommy and Daddy have an amazon wish list for him? both my sister in laws do for there kids, helps no end!! i nearly gave up with my 1 year old niece last year till she had a list set up for her then Bingo!!! a toy i liked from the list and knew would be a hit was bought!
if they don't, can i suggest you have a hidden list of ideas for next year? i even do this with the Husband!
Thanks for the ideas.
I got a wooden model aeroplane that he needs to assemble (wings & wheels) and the decorate with some paint and stickers. I also got a neat wooden alphabet jigsaw puzzle that requires him to figure out his ABC in a way that creates digger, and I know he loves a digger.
What's wrong with Disney?
Not a fan of its omnipresence in children's lives and their approach of hooking people with film/tv media and then the vast franchising operation that follows relying on pester power to relieve parents of their cash. All seems deeply cynical to be making money from leveraing kids. Additionally I've never found Mickey Mouse very amusing.
Good for making structures/towers out of. At 4 he's unlikely to eat them.
A good use, use and use again toy and edjookayshunal too :)
Airfix - king tiger 1/72 scale
Spitfire or huricane or ME109 are the clasics so much better than disney
The science museum shop is generally good for presents for kids - lots of fun stuff. The only trouble is that you tend to end up wanting to get a load of stuff for yourself as well...
> Not a fan of its omnipresence in children's lives and their approach of hooking people with film/tv media and then the vast franchising operation that follows relying on pester power to relieve parents of their cash. All seems deeply cynical to be making money from leveraing kids. Additionally I've never found Mickey Mouse very amusing.
It's almost impossible to avoid disney as they have deals with a
lot of manufacturers including nappy manufacturers. If you buy one of the good brands of nappy they all have disney charachters on them. If you buy one of the rubbish brands you end up covered in poo (not the bear).
It's quite hard finding kids clothes that don't have some kind of branding and alot of that is disney.
> Airfix - king tiger 1/72 scale
> Spitfire or huricane or ME109 are the clasics so much better than disney
Ideal for a 4 years old!
Elsewhere on the site
I am Matthew Phillips, I'm nearly 14 and I was born without my right arm below the elbow. I started climbing at taster... Read more
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more
As a long-standing name in the UK rockshoe market, Scarpa have a loyal following and many much-loved models. As a fan... Read more
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more