It’s Amy’s 6th birthday in exactly three months and she’s already writing her birthday wishlist. Okay, she’s working on her Christmas list too but we’ll ignore that for a while longer. At the moment, I’m focussing on her birthday wishes. Not because I’m super organised but because there are some fantastic bargains to be made. Argos for instance still have amazing sale offers and if you combine them with their 3 for 2 offer as well as some promo codes (www.discountpromocodes.co.uk/argos), you can save yourself a little fortune.
What’s on Amy’s birthday wishlist
Yep, that’s the one big item that she’ll have to do without but I’m happy to oblige when it comes to My Little Pony figures. She’s got most of them already but after seeing the cartoons she is really keen on adding Nightmare Moon, Twilight Sparkle and her brother to her collection. I don’t even know if they’re available as characters but I’ll try and keep an eye out for them.
A robotic dog
I have got no idea why she would want a robot puppy but for some reason, Amy thinks these things are the coolest thing ever. I remember having a pink robot dog when I was little. It was one of those fluffy pink ones and all they could do was walk, bark and sit while looking absolute creepy on the inside. Today’s robot dogs look really advanced in comparison.
I’ve actually done a bit of research and the Teksta dog robot actually responds to your voice, physical gestures, touch, and sounds. You can even command it to sit, walk, cry, sing, and even do a back flip! And that, dear people, is what kind of puts me off getting this because I already know that it will be annoying as hell.
I still remember the V-Tech crawling ball that Amy got when she was 3 or 4 months old. She loved it and the thing drove me insane! The music, the voice – argh, it was horrific. Don’t fear, though, I got my revenge by buying our friends the exact same toy when they were expecting their very first baby!
These I can totally get on board with. Amy got the Aqua Beads Frozen set for Christmas and she absolutely loves playing with it. It’s the perfect quiet and non-messy craft project and I really love that I don’t have to get my iron out to get the beads to stick together. They’re a definite will-buy.
Tiptoi is an audio digital game and learning system by Ravensburger that I think isn’t available in English yet. Amy, however, loves the German version of it. You basically get a big orange pen that you hold onto symbols, pictures or text passages in the books and games available within the range and you hear sounds, stories, music and more. Amy has a number of different books (English language, Animals, First Numbers, In the Forest) as well as a card game on the human body. Now, however, she has found out that board games have been added to the range, so, of course, she wants to try one of them. I really like the system, so I’m currently trying to decide on the best game for her – there’s such a big selection!
Amy starts school in September, so obviously, she can’t read yet. She is a massive bookworm, though, which is why I couldn’t be happier to find books on Amy’s birthday wishlist. We read a bedtime story every single night and always read little bits here and there throughout the day. Reading is such an important skill and it’s something that I will always support as books to me are an investment in your future.
Amy is obsessed with bath bombs. I’ve written about it a couple of times on this blog, so didn’t come as a surprise that she asked for some new bath fizzers and bombs. Lush is her favourite shop in the world, so I know I’ll pick up a few bits and bobs for her before her birthday
What’s on your kids’ birthday wishlist? Do you shop for gifts in the sale or do you use discount codes to make your money go further? Leave me your saving tips in the comments below…