5 great Christmas presents I received as a child
4th December 2014
No, this is not my December wish list, nor a gift guide.
I was recently thinking about Christmas presents that I had received in the past and it got me feeling all nostalgic. Some toys stood out to me as my absolute favourites, but I’m pretty sure I had many more amazing gifts as a child that I simply can’t remember. Perhaps when I go home for Christmas I can dig out some of the old photographs to remind me.
Here’s a list of 5 of best presents I received as a child.
1. Animal Hospital everything
I don’t know about you but Animal Hospital seems kind of tainted now, what with Rolf Harris and all that. Enough about that though!
I received so many Animal Hospital toys for Christmas over the years. I’d never actually play with it like a hospital though. I’d put the human toys to one side and pretend it was an animal hotel with helicopter rides and all that. I had such an imagination.
2. Nintendo DS
The original and the best. Actually, not really the best considering it broke about a month after Christmas. My mum took it back to Woolworths and they could only replace it with a pink one. I was DEVASTATED!
I still have my pink DS but I find it highly frustrating that I need to upgrade to a 3DS to play the new Animal Crossing.
3. Playmobil Airport
Like Animal Hospital toys I had a lot of Playmobil over the years. My first major set was the Playmobil airport, which I guess isn’t your typical choice for a young girl, but I chose it over the fairy tale castle and other overly pink sets. I guess I’ve always loved travelling.
4. Fisher Price kitchen
Having my birthday so close to Christmas means that I can’t remember what presents I received for Christmas and what I received for my birthday. However, I’m confident that this play kitchen was a Christmas present.
I loved pretending to cook, and often pretended to run a cafe. It’s a hilarious to look back at it now as I hardly spend any time in our kitchen!
5. Sesame Street camper van
I have no idea why I remember this toy so well. Googling it to find an image was the first time I’ve seen it in about 15 years and I feel so nostalgic. I don’t ever remember watching Sesame Street as a child but perhaps it was the bright colours that attracted me to the toy in the first place. I just loved it!
What was the best Christmas present you received as a child?