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Old 10-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Need Christmas Idea for 6yo Girl

I have a 6yo Daughter in 1st grade. She is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for! She only shows interest in whatever her older sister (almost 8) is into, and then only for a short time.

I need help trying think of something for her for Christmas. The older one we are getting a Nintendo DS or DSi and we need something "bigger" for the 6yo.

We've taken her to toy stores in the past by herself and tried to gauge her interest, but can't get any ideas. She has an MP3 player, but doesn't really use it. We have a Wii which she likes, but only certain games and gets enjoyment watching her sister play it. We don't want TV's in their rooms so that's out.

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Old 10-06-2009, 12:19 PM   #2
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FWIW, my DD got herself a Nintendo DS when she was in 1st grade (she paid for half and I paid for half) so you could get both girls their own DS.

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Old 10-06-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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I agree that the DS for your daughter may be the way to go. My son 7 got one for Christmas last year and my daughter want to play it all the time. For my sanity she also received one for her 6th birthday a couple months after Christmas.

Another idea would be a digital camera. We bought Kodak easyshare camera's for our kids. They loved them. They were about $80 each.

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Old 10-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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I agree with getting them both DS's. My guess is your younger one will be asking to play with it and wishing she had gotten her own. You can get them each different age appropriate games, which they may even enjoy sharing, and as your older DD moves on, her games can be passed down to your younger DD.

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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My dd is the same age and I ask myself the same questions! She has a DS and loves it. She has an Ipod and loves that too. I usually lean towards crafty items. I asked her what she wanted and the response was clothes. I thought I had a few more years before that came along. I am planning to get her nail stuff (a dryer kit thing a ma jig from Justice.) I bought some Hannah stuff on the disney.com for her room. She has become obsessed with Wizards of Waverly Place but there is not much out there yet. It's a tough age, not a kid and not a tween. I'll be watching to see what ideas pop up.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #6
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My DD turns 7 in a week and she has been asking for all American Girl Doll stuff..........

Do you have a store near you? We are taking her to the store to get her doll's hair braided & ears pierced for her b-day.
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We got our (almost 7 year old) a DS last year, along with her older sister (8). They love playing Mario Cart together (only have to buy one game) and chatting. I'm so glad we got two, I have a feeling there would be a lot of fighting if we just got one.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #8
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Here are some ideas:

* treehouse:


* dollhouse for barbies and some LIV dolls

* American Girl doll....special on QVC on 10/25

Although, I do have to agree that getting them both a DS will solve your problem. My guys laugh like hyenas when they play Mario Kart together...only need 1 game for that too. I am looking for more Mario games like that this year....nothing so soothing as brothers whol usually argue hootin' like hyenas!
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My niece, dare I say it, is all about the Zhu Zhu Pets this year. (I'll let my sister talk to Santa about that one.) She also loves crafts, so I'll probably pick up a few things for her in that department.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:19 PM   #10
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My niece, dare I say it, is all about the Zhu Zhu Pets this year. (I'll let my sister talk to Santa about that one.) She also loves crafts, so I'll probably pick up a few things for her in that department.
I count my lucky stars that dd has not discovered Zhu Zhu pets yet!
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We got my DD7 a DS for this Christmas and decided we might as well get DS5 one as well. They pick things up so easily at this age.

My daughter loves her littlest pet shop, American girl doll, and legos.
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My niece is 6 and she's really into Littlest Pet Shop.

I also think a DS for her is a good idea.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:09 PM   #13
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An Ipod Shuffle. My boys all got them last year, it is the small Ipod, $49, comes in cool colors, and they hold 200 songs. My kids love theirs! Crud, I just read that she doesn't use her MP3 player.....hmmmm, what about one of those dance things. You plug it into the TV and have to dance along to the footsteps. They have them to where they could both play it or a single player. It's like a big fold out dance pad, and the pad marks their progress in the game. It's like the video game Dance Dance Revolution, but made for a reasonable cost to play at home.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #14
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We have the same problem with our DD6. She doesn't play with toys. We go with American Girl doll stuff, crafty things, outdoor things (bike, helmet, inline skates,etc.), clothes, shoes (I splurged on UGGS for her), books, etc.

We did, however buy one toy so far for Christmas. DD6 is really into ancient Egypt (she's being Cleopatra for Halloween), so we ordered the Playmobil Egyptian pyramid. I think she'll play with it and if she doesn't DD2 will (at some point anyway). We are also getting her a guitar (DH is a musician) so she can begin lessons.

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I agree that a DS may be the way to go. Each of my younger kids has a DS, and they use them to 'chat' with each other and race against each other in games.
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