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    Gift Ideas for an 8 Year old

    My son is 8 in a couple of weeks and I am looking for any ideas for his birthday.
    He is getting a DS for a combined birthday and 'well done for good school work'!
    But I am now stumped as he seems to be the in between age - any ideas greatfully recieved! He is pokemon mad but there seems to be limited 'fun things' for pokemon.

    Thanks one and all!

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    a ds would be enough? maybe games for it?

    Yeah I'd go for games for it.

    take him to toys r us and let him choose?

    My OH's sister is 9 soon, and wants vouchers as she wants to pick herself

    how about dinosuar king starter set?

    he can use the ds when he's out'n'about, get him an xbox 360 for his bedroom

    there is a good selection of pokemon things here including ds games
    argos.co.uk/web…%3E

    how about microscope set or a telescope set?

    these were my sons best presents this birthday, he has just turned 8

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    blackpeppa;5124800

    how about microscope set or a telescope set?these were my sons best … how about microscope set or a telescope set?these were my sons best presents this birthday, he has just turned 8


    A microscope sounds good - where did you get yours from?

    I am really finding this year difficult - we have just gotten rid of all the stuff that is too young and I noticed apart from lego and other building sorts there is not much fun in his room!! He hasn't asked for anything which is a first - and I wanted some ideas of stuff for the rellies to get him - a microscope sounds good - thanks

    A pair of walkie talkies? kids love them and he can mess around with his mates too.

    Honestly, if I was you I'd save myself money on other things, if hes getting a DS then he wont look at anything else.

    There are tons of Pokemon stuff you can buy for the DS, even little cases/bags to keep them in.

    Also if your a bit worried there are tons of games for learning for the DS too.

    Or even buy him a giftcard for Game or Gamestation and let him choose his own games.

    I think a DS is more than enough for b'day,I usually spend way less on mine on b'days,this yr be an exception as I bought a DSi when released just incase I can't get hold of later on in Summer for eldest b'day.

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    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5125614

    I think a DS is more than enough for b'day,I usually spend way less on … I think a DS is more than enough for b'day,I usually spend way less on mine on b'days,this yr be an exception as I bought a DSi when released just incase I can't get hold of later on in Summer for eldest b'day.


    I totally agree - we have a limit of £50 on presents normally - but we made a deal that if his school work was greatly improved and his end of term reports reflected this he would get a DS for his birthday - he did us proud in his school work but now it will cost us!! (On hindsight it should have been for behaviour - but you can't have it all!!)

    Original Poster

    Thank you all! It is a trip to Diggerland at Cullompton for a birthday treat - and I am going to put the other suggestions to the family so they can take their pick - one spoilt child! He had better be smiling!

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    its free and easy good luck but nintendo ds best present

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    r4 card is a memory card that you can put nintendo ds games on that you download free
    no need to buy any ds games these cards about 40 games
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    its very easy to do
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