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Initial post: Nov 6, 2012 2:27:51 PM PST
Space Queen says:
Hi. I need to buy birthday gifts for our 3 and 5 year old granddaughters TODAY. Can you suggest some great gifts under $50?

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 2:34:18 PM PST
Space Queen says:
Trying to keep this near the top, so I'll get some replies. Sorry

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 2:39:04 PM PST
Brian says:
Maybe they would enjoy "Killjoy". It's about a children's clown (named Killjoy). They might like it if they're into clowns.


Posted on Nov 6, 2012 2:41:18 PM PST
I have kids that age, the younger being a girl, and they both love games, especially Spot It, Zingo, Blink, Scrambled States and Sequence for Kids. My daughter also loves play doh sets, stencils, rubber stamp sets, puzzles and arts and crafts of any kind. She got a gift box once of a bunch of different types of art supplies and loved it! Also in the past they have gotten passes to swimming centers and museums as gifts or gift certificates for movie theatres, bowling and play centers. Her other favorite past time is playing dress up so a dress up box with dresses, leotards, tutus and fairy wings were a hit with her. Good luck!

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Posted on Nov 6, 2012 2:51:37 PM PST
Space Queen says:
Okay, thanks First Time Mom, and not so much Brian. But I'll be happy to remember Killjoy for your birthday!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 2:55:24 PM PST
Rise2it says:
Whichever ones come in the biggest box, because the BOX is what 3 and 5 year olds will end up playing with...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:29:21 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 6, 2012 3:38:30 PM PST
south texas says:
fishing pole and eraser. tie the eraser to the end so they can practise casting. i have not seen a kid that does not enjoy it.

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Brian says:
Emotionally, you're a loooonely middle-aged woman.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 5:59:55 PM PST
Lexi Lou says:
My kid loved this when she was younger:
Twilight Turtle - Constellation Night Light

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:11:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 6:12:53 PM PST
I wasn't sure from your question if you were planning on spending $50 per child or if that was the cost for the total for both kids.
If the former, read on:
What about a doll house. I get it that it is really stereotypical gift, but they could both play with it together instead of having to purchase two individual gifts they might enjoy sharing this with each other. The thing about some of these doll houses (not just this one featured below) is that you can purchase add on playsets for other you could get a swingset or a car for Valentines day or Easter or whatever....and those sets are under $20.00

Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Dollhouse

Also in the spirit of them playing together, you could get a cheap Karaoke (sp) machine. What child doesn't enjoy singing and putting on concerts for their grandparents.
A bonus for them is that you can record these for them and play them back at their sweet 16 party.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 3:12:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 3:17:30 PM PST
Ken says:
May I suggest if a boy a few Hot Wheels and a small track. If a Girl a Ken and Barbie Doll. The oldies are the goodies. Do not try to guess with all this new stuff. Boys always like cars and girls like Dolls. May I also suggest to purchase items here on Amazon, I always been happy with my Purchase's .
Be care full on what some people may say here.

Have a great day

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:41:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 3:42:55 PM PST
Shevi says:
Books. Lots and lots of board books and picture books. Try Guess How Much I Love You, preferably with a matching stuffed animal, The Cat in the Hat, I Love You the Purplest, and The Kissing Hand. Stuffed animals are great too. If you can take them to Build-a-Bear, they can get one that's exactly what they want, and you can record a message to go into it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:44:50 PM PST
Shevi says:
Ugh. As a mom, I can say we get way too many Barbie dolls. Mulan, Rapunzel from Tangled, or Merida from Brave would be better.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 3:51:37 PM PST
D. Walker says:
I would go with barbie, disney princess, fairies, and dress up clothes. I have a 5 year old and they never get old. Books also like the bad kitty books or amelia bedelia books are a big hit for kids now. Doll houses as well. If you are doing $50 each I would get the 5 year old all the dress up clothes and shoes and maybe a doll. The three year old I would get a craft desk or a play kitchen.
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