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Birthday presents for four year old twin girls Help!

  1. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I don't like what I got them, and this afternoon in three hours my time, (it is now 1pm.) I need to think of something. Ideas?

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What did you get them?

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Colouring sets, but I was over there the other night and both of them were using two huge new ones!

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          sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh I see the dilemma. How about telescopes.  Yes!!! Telescopes.

  2. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Time... Create a deed of time between you and them. (don't 4get the pressies tho lol)

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes, I give them almost all of my time, and a lot of individual time listening to them one at a time is important too. smile Where else am I going to learn that much? smile

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    How'bout Barbies?

  4. Ladybird33 profile image74
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    Get them the same thing, I am an identical twin an at that age, you have to get them the same thing, like barbie dolls with two different outfits.  Or baby dolls, one you feed, one you change the diaper. Good luck smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They are not overly interested in dolls, keener on world domination i think. Although very different people the twins like to talk, watch TV jump on the trampoline, play with there pets or a grandparent, color in and draw pictures.

  5. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Nylon long wigs with hairdresser set for children

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gotta be DressUp Earnest.... (But NO Beards) hmm

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks tantrum, that's not a bad idea!

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          They will loveit. all little girls do smile !

  6. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    No, no, no, Earnest. They're SOOOO trying to be little ladies. If they're what I call "pink" girls, then they need goodie bags filled with nail polish, anime type stuff, and everything frills. Get them everything they need to do a fake mani/pedi and they'll be happy.

    If they're not "pink" girls, then they will be looking to every movie (Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, etc.) for their inspiration, and they will appreciate you even more for recognizing that.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You know ya nippers alright! Yes they are little 20 somethings already, and dangerously clever smile I will have to include at least some glitter, and may yet go for the whole cabbage! smile

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It is probably more likely that they would really like this idea maybe telescopes for Christmas or something. smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Sandra, I am still a bit keen on the telescopes! smile

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    No, no, no... get Telescopes!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is a wonderful idea! I could be further away and cop less chocolate cake on my black Jacket.  smile

  8. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    At four:

    1.  Matching horse sets (one bay, one chestnut), include stables, barn, riding ring and all riders' accessories. If the horses neigh, all the better (try Breyers, they extremely durable and good)
    2.  A gift certificate for a pony ride to go with #1;
    3.  Breeches and riding gloves to go with #1 and 2;
    4.  A bin of molding clay that can be baked and then painted (include paint brushed - hair, not nylon, acrylic paint, embellishments for decorating)
    5.  Scrapbooking material and scrapbooks - die cutters, scissors with non-traditonal straight edges, embellishments, markers, glue, tape, gel pens
    6.  Paint by number kits -- pick a animals that they like (either matching the paiting exactly, or matching the type of animal), include a good hair paintbrush as the ones in the kits are not very good
    7.  Easy Bake Oven -- add aprons, extra boxes of mixes, cup cake liners and so forth
    8.  Tea set -- to go with #7 so they can serve tea to friends (or even you!)  Include some nice herbal teas for them to choose from.

    Hope you get this in time for your ideas Earnest and Good Luck!

    Wish the girls happy birthday!!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lovely Beth. You are a dear, as you all have been. I will decide partly on which things I can find, but will be looking based on the suggestions here as far as I know anyway smile I thank you for your love, and will now go hit the shops!

  9. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Good luck Earnest!  Happy shopping!!  big_smile

  10. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Hmmmm....you may be keen on telescopes, but you need to stop thinking about what YOU want to get them and start thinking about what THEY want. I remember my second daughter's 4th bday. She was a clean, organizational freak even then. (Have no idea where she got it from...). The best prezzie she got was from her Montessori teacher who gave her a whole desk organizer set. My daughter pretty much threw away all of her other prezzies and stuck with the desk set.

    The motto here...listen to them. Don't get them something you WANT them to like.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Irohner smile I have listened, and I like the idea of dress ups. The biggest thing I'm getting lately now they are big girls is that they want to control! I am a twin you see, and this is where the problem started smile Both get along fine together, and are at times quite fascinated by so many things I get lost. I think I will lean to your advice, it feels like something they can enjoy doing together without those pesky adults, like grandfathers, who are easy enough to take out anyway when your a "big girl", but can create minor nuisances smile

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        When my girls were that age, their FAV thing was a big trunk that I filled with (crap, quite frankly) from the consignment shops. Old dresses, hats, gloves, etc. It was truly big-girl dress-up for them, and really, really cheap for me! smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That is a fabulous idea! I will look at that one with a bit more tiime in hand.

  11. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Just a wee thought on the Telescopes idea Earnest ,which I think is a cool one BUT like Sandra suggested Xmas be a better time because of the Stars being easier to be seen ,summertime etc....just a thought..

    If they love to colour ,how bout an artist palette..(like the ones they have in pre-school.

    Enjoy the family fun n laughter smile

  12. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    FYI...I think telescopes will be REALLY COOL for them when they're a few years older and can start to recognize that as quality time with grandpa.

  13. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I'd vote for a nice building set (like L'egos)for each of them.  It would keep them busy and probably in "parallel play" at that age.

    Some of kind of little dolls or little doll family with stuff that goes with them (like little furniture, camping equipment or anything that would let the girls "make the people do things" by using imaginative play).

    This doesn't sound very exciting, but children that age love play food and play dishes.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is great, but they have heaps of that, and yes they love it. smile

  14. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Back from the party. 2 glasses of champagne, and the kids had a ball! 2 parties, one with their peers in the morning, and with the family from 4pm.
    I got binoculars and dress ups! One went straight for the binoculars, the other one for the dress ups! Asha does not need her binoculars this evening as she parades around in her finery, dripping with jewels! Lauren was still looking at everything through her binoculars when I left. smile
    Both happy with their toys, thanks everyone! The two ideas chosen here both worked. smile Ah hubpages, where you can find love for children and solutions to loving them on a simple forum. smile

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So happy the party was a hit.  Glad your grandkids loved their gifts. big_smile  Sounds like you had a really great time.  Way to go Grandpa!!! smile

    2. charanjeet kaur profile image61
      charanjeet kaurposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh wow anything given as a token of love and little thought is always appreciated. I am glad they loved it and you had a nice time.

  15. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I got princess accessories for a 4 year old girl last year.  The little jeweled crowns and wands were relatively cheap, and she was so excited to get princess gear.

 
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