I know what the kids are getting for Christmas!
Wooden blocks! I found some at the thirft store and the boys are obsessed with building with them. Not the wooden ABC ones, these are real hardwood blocks of various sizes. I checked online and boy are they spendy! $300 for a full set of hardwood ones. Amazon had better deals and free shipping. They are so creative when they buld with them and our basement is the perfect place for a block collection.