Do you have a Wow! gift?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Jenny3, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

    May 28, 2009
    Thank you for your suggestion. I actually picked one up a few weeks ago. It was $100 on sale but it is 10' with a swivel screen and remote and USB port and sd card player. I know she will love it.
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  3. pilesoflaundry

    pilesoflaundry <font color=green>it doesn't get scratched as ofte

    Jan 7, 2009
    I am doing that to my son this year. He's much harder to find that "wow" gift for at his age. He wants video games, movies and things like that which are so obvious from a mile away what they are when wrapped and also look smaller under the tree compared to toys his younger siblings are getting. So I'm putting them in empty cereal boxes or large boxes from online orders and wrapping them. I think he's going to laugh when he opens a box of lucky charms or a large cardboard box and it will take him an extra minute or two to open things.

    I haven't really found that "wow" gift yet for any of them. I know they will be happy with what they are getting because I stuck to the list for the most part but it's hard finding wow stuff for bigger kids.
  4. MrEVILdrPorkchop2u

    MrEVILdrPorkchop2u DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2012
    For both kids this year we decided to do new TV's for each of them. DS leaves for college this fall and his TV broke a few months back. It was a flat screen hand me down that died. We were able to get good deals on Samsung 1080 TV's for the kids. Figured it was the perfect time to get them.
  5. StephMK

    StephMK DIS Veteran

    Mar 22, 2004
    DD12 is getting a cell phone. It's a go phone pay as you go phone but will have wifi capability. She wanted a smart phone but this is as close as she will get. I don't have one, she certainly won't but the wifi access will be exciting for her.

    She had a phone briefly last year but didn't keep it charged so we quit paying for it. I think she will take good care of this one!

    DS10 is getting a guitar amp that I hope will be a big wow. It sounded really cool when the guy in the store showed me what he can do. DS really wants an xbox but we decided to hold off another year or two.

    DD18 does not have a wow gift yet and I'm stumped for her.
  6. erin22

    erin22 Earning My Ears

    Nov 1, 2012
    Well my stepDD13's big gift is tickets to see Lion King in January, but I am pretty sure her Wow gift will be the Roku for her room. She loves to watch Netflix in the living room, but isn't allowed to have control of the living room TV all that often.
  7. Terry36

    Terry36 DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2007
    Dd's wow will be an iPhone 4S...this is an upgrade for her. But I'm stomped as to how to surprise her....How can I give her the phone without her knowing...don't we have to take her current phone in to have the SIM card added? She's gonna keep her same number also. :confused3
  8. taymaesmom

    taymaesmom DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2006
    We upgraded our girls to smartphones 2 years ago for Christmas. We told them Christmas Eve morning to get in the car we were going to get them a present. Thats all we said until we got to Verizon and then told them they could pick out their new phone. After they picked them out I snuck and bought cases for their phones to stick in the stockings.

    This year DD18 is getting Lady Gaga tickets. DD13 is getting to take a friend to Disney Word with us over Christmas break as her "big" gift so I'm trying to find something to set my her stocking from Santa but Im stumped.
  9. Tinkerbell58

    Tinkerbell58 DIS Veteran

    Oct 12, 2003
    When we gave our DD a cell phone for Christmas, we made sure it was charged up. We wrapped it on Christmas Eve and put it under the tree. In the morning, when DD was unwrapping her gifts, I called the cell phone number. Imagine her surprise when her gift was ringing under the tree!
  10. SnoWhiteRabbit

    SnoWhiteRabbit DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2001
    We call our "wow" gifts "Open Last" gifts. Santa leaves the kids presents in a pile, but there is usually three boxes in front of the fireplace, one for each kid, with a special tag that says:
    To _______
    Open Last
    Love, Santa

    This Year's Open Last gifts are:

    DD14 - a good camera (she's had a point & shoot for a few years)
    DD 12 - Tickets to Wicked
    DS 10 - Bike
  11. Mom2Ben02

    Mom2Ben02 <font color=red>Our little souvenir from WDW was b

    Nov 16, 2003
    I just adore reading these!! I so love the forgiven school loan - what an amazing, amazing gift!!

    This is the first Christmas since 2008 that my husband has been fully employed. There will be plenty of WOW!

    DS10 (my ADHD kiddo) - he is obsessed with Legos. He has gazed longingly at the Lego Mindstorms. It was way way way out of our range. However, a friend sent me a text message and said her neighbor is working for Lego. I ended up getting it for $140. He has such problems making friends, and I am so hoping that joining a group will be his "A-HA" moment.

    DD8 - loves, loves, loves her American Girl doll. SO, I am building something similar to this: . I bought her a laundry room set to go inside - Grandma bought her a kitchen. I also was able to get the $50 Marie Grace this morning!!

    DS2 - is my Toy Story guy. I found this at Walmart Black Friday for $18 :) Totally not in the same price range as the other kids' gifts, but the WOW factor is the same.

  12. debbiedana

    debbiedana DIS Veteran

    Dec 8, 2003
    DD13 is getting a trip to Disney! We leave on January 2nd! Woo hoo! I can't remember that last time that *I* was so excited about Christmas morning LOL

    This is a great thread - I love all these fantastic gifts. Best part is what really makes a WOW gift for each kid :)
  13. Pooh Girl 71

    Pooh Girl 71 <font color=red>Good looking, half naked men and c

    Jul 21, 2002
    Best. Gift. Ever.
  14. ChiCat

    ChiCat DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2010
    It should be a wow gift, I'm getting my two of my nephews (age 10 & 8) an Xbox 360 with 3 games. They are pretty poor, so they aren't expecting it but they aren't very grateful or polite so it could easily be not a big deal :rotfl2:

    Oh well, I tried.
  15. richmond282

    richmond282 Trumpet players don't have egos, we're just better

    Jul 7, 2008
    Wow. I wouldn't call beats earphones, an electric scooter and uggs (assuming they are the real deal) "smaller items."

    My DD8 is getting an AG Kailey doll. I found it on my FB yard sale group in mint condition in her meet clothes for $50!!!! My DD's name is Kaylie so it's perfect. She will be so surprised! She asked for a current AG knowing that "you can't get Kailey anymore..oh well". I also snagged the $50 AG bed from the deal this morning. STOKED!
  16. holden

    holden DIS Veteran

    Feb 21, 2005
    Now that is a wonderful gift!:yay:
  17. skip323

    skip323 Mouseketeer

    Mar 6, 2009
    For DD13 it was supposed to be Taylor Swift tix but they have not gone on sale yet here.

    DD11 : probably all the monster high stuff I'm getting her
  18. fiveforall

    fiveforall DIS Veteran

    Dec 17, 2002
    DD 17: Nexus 7

    DD15: Bieber and 1D tickets

    DS 12: Beats
  19. katie111

    katie111 DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2006
    Love this thread!

    My DD10 is getting a Kindle Fire HD as she LOVES to read. And some Harry Potter stuff that I know she will be so excited about.

    DS9 is getting a Pocket Rocket (an electric motorcycle). This is the only thing he asked for and he doesn't think he's getting it so he will be so psyched.

    DS5 is getting a power wheels dune buggy. All he asked for was an Iron Man toy but he has some mild special needs & is such a great kid I wanted to get him something extra special. I can't wait to se his face when he sees it.:yay:

    I can't wait for Christmas morning!!
  20. mrsbornkuntry

    mrsbornkuntry <font color=FF6666>I'm worried about raccoons<br><

    Jul 8, 2004
    For my kids it's a trampoline, they will all be absolutely shocked. I have been dead set against them having one for years and have always told them that it wouldn't happen, however I found out DS8's best friend is getting one and he lives a couple houses down so if DS is going to be on one I want him to be where I can watch him, plus I don't want him annoying his friend wanting to play on his trampoline all the time. And they've outgrown their bounce house. I think I got a good deal, $199 for a 12' one on Amazon.

    It's going to be from Santa and I'm going to fake being angry with Santa Christmas morning.
  21. MickeyHereWeCome!

    MickeyHereWeCome! DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ds15 is getting an XBox, which he doesn't think he will get!

    DD12 is getting 1D tickets!!!! This will definitely be her WOW gift:goodvibes.

    Ds9 is obsessed with Furby's, so he will be thrilled to see that Santa brought him not one, but two (he wants to have a couple to have them interact).

    Dd7 is really into Angry Bird's Star Wars, so he will be on cloud nine to find that Santa has brought him all AB Star Wars stuffed friends!

    Usually Santa only brings what the kids ask for, but they are still wowed!!

    I like to give some surprises from we get some credit, too!

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