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Gifts for kids in UK

Any suggestions for 3 and 8 year old kid gifts, what to take from CH to UK?

No food please

Budget per kid 10-50 CHF

p.s. mistake in title not "from" but for

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Re: Gifts from kids in UK

Knives are always a hit with kids that age.
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Re: Gifts from kids in UK

We got our nephew a cow that moos and yodels. But mainly to wind up my sister.
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Re: Gifts for kids in UK

Cash, or a payment card. Everyone is happy.
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We got our nephew a cow that moos and yodels. But mainly to wind up my sister.
I once got my nephew a helmet with a red flashing light and a siren. I also got extra batteries which I gave him when my brother wasn’t looking.

Nephew now approaching 40, he seems to have survived the experience.
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Re: Gifts for kids in UK

What about a book? I.e. Heidi https://m.exlibris.ch/de/buecher-buc.../9783314103667
Or Flurina i.e https://www.buchhaus.ch/de/buecher/belletristik/schweizer/detail/ISBN-9783280040300/Carigiet-Alois/Florina-and-the-Wild-Bird?CSPCHD=01c001000000E8hLjVkSjU0000bkXkHNTgSumq YAC$KxGegg--
Or Schellenursli https://m.exlibris.ch/de/buecher-buc.../9783280014837
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Re: Gifts for kids in UK

If they live in a part of the U.K. with the chance of a bit of snow in the winter then I think these are brilliant:

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Cash, or a payment card. Everyone is happy.
You'd need to be careful with that one. Not every is happy seeing you give case... they make take it as an indication that you don't care, could not be bothered to put some effort or time into finding a present etc....
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Re: Gifts for kids in UK

Switzerland t-shirt or hoodie. Works for both ages.
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You'd need to be careful with that one. Not every is happy seeing you give case... they make take it as an indication that you don't care, could not be bothered to put some effort or time into finding a present etc....
The recipient would much rather spend your money the way they want to.
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Cash, or a payment card. Everyone is happy.
Better, their parents' credit card number and that security number on the back. And PIN - why not?
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The recipient would much rather spend your money the way they want to.

I'm sure a three-year old (and an eight-year old) would prefer a present to money.
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Re: Gifts for kids in UK

Depends on the kids to be honest.

Best gifts I've taken back were a Star Wars hoodie for a mate's 9yr old boy who's Star Wars crazy. Only cost CHF20- but it was a design which wasn't available in the UK.

Another friend's daughter is named Heidi, so I got her some Heidi logo clothes from Migros. She was thrilled to have 'her own brand'.

If the 3yr old is a girl, I'd be buying her this cute St. Bernard backpack https://www.swisseshop.ch/sortiment/...rnhardiner?c=7

I find 8yr olds aren't too bother what you give them, as long as it's personal to them and age appropriate. A couple of my friends' kids have names which are more common in Switzerland than the UK, so I often buy anything with their name on when I see it.

Also, with a possible shortage of toys in the UK this Christmas, it might be worth asking the parents if there's anything they're finding difficult to get. I did that when the hatching dinosaur eggs were popular.
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I'm sure a three-year old (and an eight-year old) would prefer a present to money.
I agree. They only start to appreciate monetary gifts when they’re a bit older than that.
At that age it’s all about actually opening the gift.
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Re: Gifts for kids in UK

Maybe some Swiss chocolates? I think most kids like chocolates.

Also, maybe check out some of the shops in the airport here or the main train stations. They often seem to sell Swiss-themed stuff for kids. (I apologize if someone already mentioned that).
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Re: Gifts for kids in UK

For the 3 year old:
https://www.exlibris.ch/de/buecher-b...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

For the 8 year old - a child's pocket knife - there is one with a rounded edge on the main blade.
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