I'm fresh out of ideas for Xmas shopping for my little people, both 7. The grandparents started early this year and already got them just about everything I had on my list. Which is good in a way, but now I'm a little stuck. We've avoided video games so far and I want that to continue as long as I can get away with it. We have a nice big level yard, but they aren't very interested in most sports yet. They're normal active kids but Daughter is more artistically and musically inclined, and she loves Disney princesses, Barbie and all kinds of animals. She likes to think of herself as a girly girl even though half the time she acts like a tomboy. Son is more scientific and mechanical, he likes to build and is into superheroes, pretty much anything related to natural science (favorites are bug collecting, fossil hunting and star gazing) and Star Wars. We don't have a lot of space for bulky stuff, unless it goes outside. I do have a big mostly enclosed back porch where I can store all kinds of stuff for the yard, and we often end up with half the neighborhood monkey troupe out back hanging from the trees anyway. I've never gone hog wild for Christmas and this time around we're on a tighter than usual budget because of my layoffs through the year, so I really just need a few good ideas. Any thoughts? Suggestions?