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    good morning.

    I have 2 new boys starting afterschool this week, who both have a birthday in a fortnight! I want to get them something, but as yet I don't really know them, and as they have moved area/house/school this holidays, they are a bit negative about everything! they came to visit with mum and barely spoke. I know it will get better, I'm not concerned about that, but I do want to get them each a birthday present they will like and I'm really stuck for ideas ! ( Their all about me forms only tell me that they are unhappy about the move )

    I'm looking at spending around £5 each.

    thank you

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    This is always my dilemma, I always want to give a present that has a positive impact, showing that I know the child quite well, educational etc.. but don't want to spend too much. Last year I gave a 'magazine ' ( comic) and favourite chocs to a child ( abandoning all healthy eating policies) as this is what he had said he never has. I checked with mum beforehand about the terribly bad for you chocolate gift. He loved it, the comic was read to,death, the free toy played with...short term happiness. I overheard another child later saying that "xxx gives you a magazine for your birthday, I hope she gets mine craft "... so for the older child this has now become an expected gift. For some children a comic is a real luxury and much more interesting than a book, though books are still my favourite gift to receive from someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloraDora View Post
    This is always my dilemma, I always want to give a present that has a positive impact, showing that I know the child quite well, educational etc.. but don't want to spend too much. Last year I gave a 'magazine ' ( comic) and favourite chocs to a child ( abandoning all healthy eating policies) as this is what he had said he never has. I checked with mum beforehand about the terribly bad for you chocolate gift. He loved it, the comic was read to,death, the free toy played with...short term happiness. I overheard another child later saying that "xxx gives you a magazine for your birthday, I hope she gets mine craft "... so for the older child this has now become an expected gift. For some children a comic is a real luxury and much more interesting than a book, though books are still my favourite gift to receive from someone.
    Thank you ... that is an excellent idea to give a magazine/ comic! I will head conversation that way over tea this week! (And sound mum out on the sweets front!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloraDora View Post
    This is always my dilemma, I always want to give a present that has a positive impact, showing that I know the child quite well, educational etc.. but don't want to spend too much. Last year I gave a 'magazine ' ( comic) and favourite chocs to a child ( abandoning all healthy eating policies) as this is what he had said he never has. I checked with mum beforehand about the terribly bad for you chocolate gift. He loved it, the comic was read to,death, the free toy played with...short term happiness. I overheard another child later saying that "xxx gives you a magazine for your birthday, I hope she gets mine craft "... so for the older child this has now become an expected gift. For some children a comic is a real luxury and much more interesting than a book, though books are still my favourite gift to receive from someone.
    This is a good idea. As a child I always got comics so wouldn't have thought to buy for mindees but as you said I never see them with comics now, books yes and tablets whenever I bump into the whilst out n about. I may have to save this idea. Good thread. Good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loocyloo View Post
    good morning.

    I have 2 new boys starting afterschool this week, who both have a birthday in a fortnight! I want to get them something, but as yet I don't really know them, and as they have moved area/house/school this holidays, they are a bit negative about everything! they came to visit with mum and barely spoke. I know it will get better, I'm not concerned about that, but I do want to get them each a birthday present they will like and I'm really stuck for ideas ! ( Their all about me forms only tell me that they are unhappy about the move )

    I'm looking at spending around £5 each.

    thank you
    We've had a good evening and the boys were happy and enjoyed themselves.
    I'm going to look at craft and/or football magazines. X

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