Yesterday I told you all about what I thought the perfect gifts for girls would be and today it’s the turn of the boys – boys of Master Frugal’s age to be exact, although I’m sure that lots of the presents in this gift guide will go down just as well with girls of a similar age.
Something to read
I always buy at least one book for the kids for Christmas – this year’s most requested book from Master Frugal is the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. I also have the box set of Tom Gates books which are along a similar line of the wimpy kid books. I also have a great book on how to draw things which is an Usborne book that I bought from Waterstones but probably could have picked up cheaper if I bought it online.
Something to watch
Every year I buy the kids a DVD and this year, I didn’t even have to think about which one to buy Master F. The Lego Movie has been his favourite film of the year and I know he’ll watch this over and over!
This year Master F has been loving playing online on the XBox 360 with his friends but I haven’t liked having to sit in the Living Room while he plays because, although I can’t hear his friends, I can still her the sound of the game and anyone who has a child who loves Minecraft will tell you that it has the most annoying tune ever! We’ve got him a pair of headphones that plug in to the Xbox as well as the controller so I don’t have to hear it – he’ll love them because they’re a good comfy pair but I’ll love them even more I think!
I’ve bought a cheap Lynx set for him as he is starting to show an interest in smelling all manly! He loves Lynx Africa and the gift sets that are about £6.50 in Boots have been reduced to £3 in both Tesco and Superdrug recently which is a much better price!
I like to sneak in something educational so I bought a globe for him to go in his room. He often asks questions about where things are in the world so this will be ideal!
Something to play
As much as he would love to wake up to a big pile of xbox games, it’s not going to happen! I love games that the whole family can join in with and I know that he’ll love the new version of Bop it Beats. We have an older version and we’ve played with it for hours so I’m hoping this will be similar. It’s quite pricey at the minute at around £20 so I’m waiting for a little while in case somewhere drops the price a little.
Something to use
Miss Frugal has started going to a movie making class once a week but poor Master Frugal is too young to go so I thought this would make a good substitute. It’s a movie making kit that I found online but when I went to order one, they were out of stock. I searched to see who else stocked them and found the exact same one on eBay for less money AND free postage!
And if you’re kids are anything like mine then you’re going to want to check out the best spy toys for kids post by the lovely Becky.
Something absolutely Vital
It seems that everyone of all ages loves Sharpies as they’ve appeared on Master Frugal’s wish list as well!
And that concludes my second #FrugalGiftGuide of the year. Please don’t forget, they might not all be super cheap gifts but they’ll be appreciated and they won’t be hidden away in a drawer and never used!