Chicken Gift Generator

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Afishwish, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Thanks @whatchyagonnado and @hellohelloagain, I'll look at the Amazon tablet! The reviews on the leapfrog ones seemed mixed so I'm glad I asked.

    If anyone is looking at Melissa and Doug toys, they are doing free shipping over $49 and you can also use code JUST4SF for 40% off everything on their website.
  2. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    My dad likes things like Ticket to Ride and Careers. Does anyone have insight on if Pandemic or Catan would be a better gift? I have no experience playing those.
  3. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Pandemic I guess? Catan is more fun between those two, IMO.
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  4. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Pandemic is cooperative (everyone playing vs the game), Catan is each for themselves. I love cooperative games (Betrayal on House on the Hill is my favorite because it starts cooperative then becomes all players against one), but Catan is very fun.
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  5. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I’m weird because I don’t like that House On The Hill game but literally everyone else in my friend group is obsessed.
  6. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    My vote is Catan though I think Pandemic would probably be a good choice as well. Catan is more similar to Ticket, but Pandemic will widen his game exposure. A bit more complex, but one of my favourite games is Castles of Burgundy.
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  7. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Can I have your fiends? Our group didn’t care for it.
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  8. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    What a delightful typo
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  9. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Especially considering the game!
  10. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    BIL’s girlfriend just got a new dog and BIL said she’s wanting things for the dog. I got a couple of dog-centric things, but want to get her something. So what are some good good human-focused gift that goes with the dog stuff?
  11. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Check Dogs Being Basic and Grounds & Hounds. I got M a "World's Best Dog Dad" mug from DBB a couple of years ago.

    Eta: dog books too. My faves are Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote and A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz.
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  12. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Three handle leash? Or you mean like dog themed human stuff?
  13. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Things more for the human of a dog.
  14. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Dog-themed picture frame(s), "I love my dog/specific breed if any" tshirt, dog ears beanie type hat.
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  15. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Novelty socks with dogs or paw prints, a hoodie or tee with a dog or a cute phrase
  16. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Does the city she lives in have a dog group? My city (and a couple others) has an association that sells brewery passports to dog-friendly breweries and t-shirts/apparel that raise money for local rescues.
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  17. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    If she’s got a solo pup, maybe a tumbler that says “Bruno’s Mom” or whatever?
  18. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Also just realized I’m wearing a T-shirt right now that says dog mom.
  19. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I recommend the “dog mom AF” shirt (and I need to find mine...)
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  20. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Advice for best play food set? E has a big play kitchen and food set and stuff at MIL’s but I wanted to get her a couple of things to have at home. At 2, do you think she’s young for a fake cutting and veggie type set? Or will that confuse her into thinking she can touch knives? She’s got a tea set with a spoon she plays with and yells “Cook! Cook! Cook!”

    I see lots of different ones on Amazon, any y’all actually recommend?
  21. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Personally I’ve been a really big fan of the soft IKEA sets and have a bunch, but Learning Resources also has some nice quality harder plastic sets. Melissa and Doug are nice too, but I don’t trust my kids not to knock each other out with the wood.
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  22. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    C LOVES the Melissa & Doug pizza kit. For play food I got some at Target that he never really played with.
  24. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I didn’t buy these so I don’t know the brand, but L has some that are cut in half with Velcro in the middle and she loves pulling those apart and sticking them back together.
  25. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    @scotchbutter I can’t necessarily recommend, since she hasn’t opened it yet, but we got C this barbecue set for Christmas since it was on sale and didn’t have 800 pieces that’ll get lost around the house. Pretty much just a hamburger, hot dog, some utensils, and condiments.
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