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Nov 24, 2013

This is it…the week that the mayhem swirling around Christmas and holiday festivities officially begins.  The turkey will barely have settled in our tummies before some of us will venture out into the frigid, winter cold at zero-dark thirty on Friday morning to catch the first hint of a sale.

Black Friday

I’ll admit that I’m not much of a Black-Friday kind of girl.  I’d rather stay in bed and fully sleep off the gluttonous coma that I fully intend to put myself into the day before.  My sister Chrystal, on the other hand, rises early and hits every neighborhood store she can.  She’s back home and in bed before I’ve even brushed my teeth and said “Good Morning” to anyone in my family.

So, while I won’t be out shopping for Christmas gifts this week, I have started to think of what I might get my three boys this year.  Jerry and I like to buy them a couple gifts apiece and then my parents, whom my boys affectionately call Poppy and Nonny, get them a few more to open at their house.  Thing is, my mom has too many grandkids to brave the stores on each of their behalf.  So, she emails me and my siblings with instructions to buy a couple things for each kid and give her the receipts.

Bottom line: I’ve got to figure out several gift options for three little boys ages eleven, nine and five.  And this year, like every single Christmas since they were old enough to want something more than a stuffed animal and a rattle, I’m clueless as to what I should get them.

I figure that there have to be a few of you who feel the same way that I do.


So, how about you leave some suggestions based on gifts your son or daughter has enjoyed in the past or something that you intend on getting them this year.  If we get a good list going, we could save each other a whole lot of time this holiday season.  Leave as much detail as you can about the product (like brand/company name) so that we can easily find it online.  Better yet, post the link!

I’ll start.

Someone bought this for my boys over five years ago and each of them have played with it when they were between the ages of 2 and 7.

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 1

Tunnel 2

As you can tell by the well-worn box, it has gotten alot of usage in this house.  Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Play-Tents-Tunnels-Junction/dp/B00005KGOJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385327394&sr=8-1&keywords=Tunnels+of+Fun+junction+set

It’s a little bit pricey but it has provided years of fun.  All three of my boys have loved it and my youngest, Jude, still pops it open in his bedroom for he and his buddies to crawl in and out of.

My two oldest sons are really into Legos right now.  Here’s their most recent interest:

Chima Lego Set

Apparently, all the sets that come in the “Legends of Chima” collection are something worth unwrapping at Christmas time.  Here’s that link: http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Chima-Eagle-Interceptor-70003/dp/B00A8HOX4E/ref=sr_1_1?srs=2595364011&ie=UTF8&qid=1385328027&sr=8-1&keywords=chima+lego+70003

I’m so sorry that I can’t help much with girl options (although I do think that the tunnels would be great for little girls and boys alike).  I haven’t been down the barbie-doll or hair bow aisles in decades.  But, I know there are a bunch of other ladies with daughters who can.

So, sisters, please chime in.  We need suggestions for boys and girls, toddlers and teenagers!

Let’s make OUR Christmas list together!

Happy Holidays!Priscilla