26th July 2014

Favourite birthday presents

Need to buy a present for a boy and no idea what appeals to their age? Looking for inspiration for your own boy for their birthday? I’ve fallen into both categories in the past few months, so I thought it would be helpful to ask 11 boys, aged between 1 and 10 years, for the three gifts that they loved most at their last birthday. I find the selections quite fascinating – isn’t it amazing how quickly our little boys grow up from babies to nearly-teenagers?

So without further ado, here’s what our boys (and their mummies) chose…


collage twins

Oliver and George chose: Little Tikes Tool Box,  Wooden Push and Pull Along Butterfly, and Veleda Kids Cleaning Trolley


collage Stanley

Stanley chose: Wooden Fruit and Vegetables Set, IKEA Kitchen, and Digger Truck

3 - Leo

collage Leo

Leo chose: Balance Bike, My First Peppa Pig Laptop, and Wooden Kitchen Utencils Set

4 - Isaac

collage Isaac

Isaac chose: ELC Police Costume, Remote Control James Bond Car, and Grow Your Own Butterflies Kit

5 - Reuben

collage Reuben

Reuben chose: Galt Paper Planes Kits, Playmobile Knights Castle, and the Usbourne ‘Look Inside’ series

6 - Ruben

collage Ruben

Ruben chose: LEGO City Boat, Nuts & Bolts Game, and Walt Disney Dinosaur DVD

7 - Matthew

collage Matt

Matt chose: Bike, Big Book of Drawing, Doodling, and Colouring for Boys (plus felt tip pens), and Skylanders Swap Force

8 - Mekhi

collage Mekhi

Mekhi chose: The Beano Album, Chess Set, and Iron Man Figurines

9 - Joe

collage Joe

Joe chose: iPod Touch, Watford Football Strip and Premiership Football Tickets

10 - Thomas

Tom collage

Thomas chose: iPad Mini, Lynx Toiletries, and Subscription to Football Magazine