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    Good kids presents?

    It's always a trial for me, trying to find good stuff for kids. Not plastic, no offshore crap, possible educational but entertaining. And last longer the Christmas day.
    Apparently Michaels has some good stuff, and today they have a big sale, with 50% off coupons in their flyer, or print off the net.

    Any other good ideas?
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    Just got this for my 2yr old nephew.

    He probably won't be able to ride it for a bit, but I don't care. I had the money now and couldn't resist buying it for him


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    I was going to say a Desmosedici but they're made offshore. Beyond that, I got nuthin'.

    Michael's? Isn't that a craft store? How old are these kids?

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    got my brother this thing http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/9a06/ . going to count down how long 'til he gets suspended from school

    there is a lot of cool stuff on that website.
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    RC cars for my Nephews and a shit load of batteries !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    Condoms are good, age dependent of course.
    well, if they are too young to use them in the way intended, then they become balloons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LKim View Post
    Just got this for my 2yr old nephew.

    He probably won't be able to ride it for a bit, but I don't care. I had the money now and couldn't resist buying it for him

    My son has one of these "balance bikes". He's 3, but it took no time at all before he started lifting his feet and doing some coasting. Unfortunately, I started his older sister on a bike with training wheels--I wouldn't do that again. He'll be riding a two-wheel pedal bike before she does I'm sure.

    As for the OP: How old are the kids? Lego is always good. Books. Anything that encourages being outside and not in front of a TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSP View Post
    Lego is always good. Books. Anything that encourages being outside and not in front of a TV.
    +1 for Lego City. It ain't your daddy's LEGO.......

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    I was just at the mall. Everything xmas is 50% off. Toy section in sears is get one toy and 50% off the second.

    Very Quiet! All the sales people were expecting a mad rush but no one showed up. I saw on News hour how they said it would be crazy since its the last weekend before Xmas. Maybe that scared everyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSmechanic View Post
    It's always a trial for me, trying to find good stuff for kids. Not plastic, no offshore crap, possible educational but entertaining. And last longer the Christmas day.
    Apparently Michaels has some good stuff, and today they have a big sale, with 50% off coupons in their flyer, or print off the net.

    Any other good ideas?
    Ideas, depending on budget and the kid.

    Meccano - but only if you want to entertain the kids dad for a large # of hours too. Not sure of costing. My kid got an RC one the other day. I'm 2 hours into it so far, and still not resembling the picture on the box.

    RC cars are good too. Try a hobby shop rather than Radio Shack for the good stuff. There seems to be a lot of RC helicopters around this year too. Any mall or Future Shop will have them. $40-60 I think.

    Hockey gear - even for street hockey. Hockey stuff, stick, gloves, helmet, balls/puck etc....maybe a net, or if he's already got one, maybe a shooter tutor. Crappy Tire has a good selection.

    Smaller kids - Thomas Trains or pieces. Go for the wooden ones if you can.

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    The indoor RC helo is great fun. Too small to do any damage to the walls/ceiling/wifes dust collectors. I bought one for my 7 month old grandson and he loves watching me fly it!

    $40 at London Drugs and As Seen on TV. There is a cool one that looks like a 500D at Autoworld as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSmechanic View Post
    Not plastic, no offshore crap
    Lego are great, but they are plastic.
    RC trucks are the best, but they are made in China, "offshore crap"...

    Retro "Made in USA" wooden toys are boring for kids and $$$, won't last 15 minutes... pick up a few pine cones and let the kids use their imaginations.



    Play doh, cheap and fun for all ages.

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