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Old 10-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Teen Xmas Ideas

At this point I usually have a list and have 1/2 bought by now!
We are off to WDW and this is causing me further delay!

I just don't know what to get my girls 16 & 13! They have Iphones and kindles; at this point I only have 1 thing in mind: custom designed otterbox for the phones!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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My DD is 14 and it is defintely hard to know what to get for them. One thing I am getting DD is "expereinces" over stuff. She will have some stuff to open (mostly clothes) but I also got her tickets to a concert and a vouvher (that I made) for an item from the show.

not sure what else but would love to see what others are thinking as well.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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i know how you feel, OP. DD15 already has everything she wants and needs - nook, smartphone, mp3 player, tv and dvd player, digital camera and computer. i don't know what we could possibly get for her. she'll need some clothes, but her great-grandmother will probably buy those. she plays clarinet in the marching band and is going to NOLA at the end of the year to march in the sugar bowl on january 2nd, so DH and i are toying with the possibility of buying her a new clarinet. she needs one; but, if we did that, it would be so expensive, it would have to be her only gift, and it makes me want to cry to think of one, sad-looking gift under the Christmas tree.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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That is a tough age to buy for I bet! In addition to the custom phone case idea (which they will LOVE), girls that age usually love gift cards...either iTunes, movie theater, or their favorite clothing stores.

Here are a few actual gift ideas that you can wrap:
-Diamond stud earrings (I got a pair when I was around 12. I'm now 28 and still wear them daily unless I wear matching earrings to a necklace)...there are amazing sales on diamond studs around Christmastime so they are very affordable
-Digital camera or Flip Video (I think that's what it's called)
-Hair accessories
-Hair styling tools: high quality flat iron or curling iron
-Makeup brushes: high quality set
-High quality eyeshadows
-Lip gloss
-Nail polish set
-Docking station for iPod if they have one
-"Gift Certificate" for Room Makeover
-New comforter or room accessories
-Professional photo session with their friends

Hopefully those ideas will get the ball rolling for you!

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #5
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My 16 y/o's laptop just died, so I will probably be getting her that for Xmas this year (hopefully I can find a good Black Friday deal!)

Other ideas I had were concert tickets, AE clothes and cash for a car
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Im in a even worse spot mine is 13 she wants concert tickets and a I phone i can swing the phone but not the monthly bill ugh!! a she wears uniforms to school so she really doesn't need clothes other than a concert t!

thinking of looing for a cheap phone plan maybe just wed and text with a few mins as she usually mostly texts

I also have considered park tickets o seaworld as we live in Tampa but that seems like a lot with nothingto actually use o christmas

unless I get phone !!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by heartsy77 View Post
custom designed otterbox for the phones!
The lifeproof cases are FAR superior to the Otterbox cases. They are more durable, less clunky and don't come off as easy. Plus they are completely waterproof to a certain point. www.lifeproof.com

My 14yo has had hers for a year and a half and it's pretty dinged up, but the phone is still safe. I can't say that for her very short experience with an otterbox Defender. Properly installed it fell out of her pocket while running down the street and the motion of jostling out of her pocket pulled the rubber off the top and side enough that when it hit the ground the case split open exposing her phone and breaking one of the clips that holds the front and back together. Her phone has suffered many of the same falls with the lifeproof and the only damage are some dings on the case. (side note - WHY are the pockets on girls shorts & pants so shallow?)

Anyways - dd14 is getting a new color lifeproof and the bike mount. Her 1st edition nook that she dearly loves has died. She's getting a new simple touch and cover. And that's all. Her two sisters are each getting an iTouch and lifeproof case. That's it. That's stretching what we can afford to the top end of the budget, but they are gifts that will be well liked and used often and for a long time so I'll make it happen.

I second the idea of experiences. Last year my oldest got tickets to see Cirque. That was her only gift. Well, she did get a program also. So if there's anything coming to your area soon that your daughters would like, why not wrap up some tickets? For this age in an era where kids in general already have more than what they need in tangible items, experiences are a great alternative and create more memories than things.

I think the key is to think about your own kids and what they really like and get what they like regardless of what is popular or how many things it ends up.
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