The great big 🎁 recommendation thread

It’s December. You’re probably thinking about what to get the kids for Christmas. Me too.

This week I wanted to try something different—let’s use our collective brainpower to help each other find great presents.

Here’s how it’s going to work. Leave a comment if you WANT a recommendation, or if you have BOUGHT something in the last few years that went down a treat. Bonus points for those seeking and offering tips that aren’t just toys! Drop in an age if you can, it should help.

I’ll start with one of each:

WANT: My son (2) is obsessed with Spiderman, and I want to find some good books to read with him. But everything is either World of Reading / Learn to read books, or terribly written short stories. And the toys all look like tat. Any recommendations on Spiderman gifts that are worth buying?

BOUGHT: We picked up Crazy Forts for my daughter (7) almost 2 years ago. She still plays with it regularly. It’s just like the way we used to build forts as a kid, but without the cardboard boxes and using the chairs from the dining table. Now our son is older he’s really getting into it too. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

Over to you …