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Old 10-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Tween Girls Christmas Gift Ideas?

DD10 has always been the hardest to buy for Im just looking for some ideas =)

She has an iPod Touch 32bg from last Christmas and will more than likely get iTune cards from family =)

Heres what I have so far:

American Girl Doll Cecile
Bike
Ipod Speakers


Thats it! I do not plan on buying additional American Girl stuff since her sisters will be getting the accessories and DD10 is more into having the doll as a collectable instead of actually playing with her.

She likes to read
Play on her ipod listening to music and watching movies
She loves crafts
She loves funky looking shoes (has way too many)

Dislikes anything too girly
Dislikes Pink anything
Dislikes Shopping (no gift cards)
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Since she likes to read, I'd look into a Nook or Kindle.

Last year I filled a basket with "spa" items for DD12 - lots of nailpolishes, bath salts, etc. I also got her a foot spa. She loved it!

Or how about something like a bean bag chair or saucer chair? DD loves her saucer chair that her Aunt gave her a couple of years ago.

A lava lamp? Again, DD loves hers. She turns it on every evening, I have to turn it off when I go to bed.

Does she have a docking station for her iTouch?

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Dd11 and dd9 got kindle fires last year, which they still use daily. Dd11 wants a certain pair of Uggs this year.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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My daughter is 11 years old. She is getting some Abercrombie clothes, Uggs, Lego Friends sets, Cake Pop Maker, and maybe some Vera Bradley stuff. She has been tough to buy for too. I think it is the age!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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asked for one of those backrests for her bed.

Also "must haves" here are"
Uggs, Northface, phone, my kids like lava lamps too.. they have them at Target.

I also collect books all year from various sales so she has a new pile.

If she loves crafts how about some duct tape? DS is obsessed with it. Otherwise a latch hook kit, or cross-stitch maybe? DD got a chocolate mold making set one year that she loved.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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I have a similar issue...down to the "no pink".

Last year i got my daughter a kindle & she loves it but she still loves her books. Stick with some of both-depending on what is allowed at school & camp. The biggest deal was a tracfone. She wanted an iPhone but w the replacement cost and data plan, monitoring etc I thought it was too much for 10 but the tracfone made her just as happy.

I probably am going to go the iTouch route this year.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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DD10 has a beanbag from last Christmas maybe upgrading her to a new bigger one wouldnt be too bad =) She has 2 lava lamps. And she uses the Nook app and Kindle app on her iPod touch she hasnt mentioned upgrading. See what I mean this girl is hard =) We havent bought her toys since around 4 or 5 years old she has always been into other things really electronics. I am planning on a ipod dock =)

I really like the Spa Kit idea!! She LOVES Pedis!! And I considered Uggs she loves mine or better yet a pair of Toms thats more of her style.

She already knits & I am teaching her how to crochet would love to find her some other crafty things to do =)

My Mom normally buys them 4-5 outfits each which is plenty since my kids are in strict uniforms 5 days a week.

Keep ideas coming! I know im not the only one with a hard to buy for tween =)
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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I LOVE the ducktape idea!!! A bunch of ducktape with a how to book!?
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #9
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My 10 year old wants walkie talkies for Christmas and the fortune cookie maker(walmart exclusive).
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I LOVE the ducktape idea!!! A bunch of ducktape with a how to book!?
of "how to" videos on youtube.. my son has gotten tons of ideas there.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #11
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My DD9 loves to help bake and cook so she will be getting some baking supplies. That age is really hard, they really don't want/need any more toys, but they are quite grown yet either. We are going on a cruise in January so I will probably give some cash for Christmas so she can go shopping on the islands.
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* mini donut maker with recipe book: http://www.amazon.com/Sunbeam-FPSBDM...ds=donut+maker
* recipe book or two for the younger set -- maybe cooking could be her new "craft"! http://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Spo...n+cooking+kids
* felted animals kit -- these are small and she could give them to her sisters to play with or gift them away; here's a kit http://www.amazon.com/Dimensions-Nee...ng+animals+kit and here is a book on it http://www.amazon.com/Little-Felted-...ng+animals+kit
* basic cross-stitch or embroidery kit -- I got a sampler kit at that age and loved it.
* make your own birdhouse -- crafty AND it doesn't stay in your home!
* make your own notecards -- stamp set of some sort
* books -- Geronimo Stilton, Sisters Grimm, Chronicles of Narnia, The Little Princess
* shoe cubby or rack of some sort? Bonus points if it is funky too!
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My DD who is 15 has gotten into the parachute cord bracelets and hemp/bead bracelets. She also made some rainbow braided ones from Pinterest. She has no idea what she wants for Christmas (and her birthday is 3 weeks later) but I mentioned a camera to her and she perked up a bit. She has a NorthFace, UGGS, Itouch and Tracfone already. Doesn't like Tom's I think they're really cute. I refuse to get her an Iphone which she would flip for, but I'm not willing to pay the additional monthly costs for her, especially when driving school and car insurance are around the corner for us. She likes doing her nails (actually just used the Sally Hanson nail art tonight for first time, came out really cute). You can find them at 5Below for around $3, along with Nicole nail polish and sometimes Essie. I'd like to find her a nail dryer (fan type) since her's broke.

Have you heard of the Wreck this Journal series? She had some fun with that over the summer. I don't know where you live but we may be in for a messy winter, how about a snow tube (I bought the kids double inflatable ones last year since they love piling on friends).
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Have you heard of the Wreck this Journal series? She had some fun with that over the summer.
Thinking about getting one of the Wreck this Journal books for my stepdaughter. Is any in the 'series' better than others?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #15
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For dd10...little things, but thinking about:

duck tape
pre-wrap (soccer) in multiple colors--they make them into headbands
Taylor Swift Album


She's saving for an ipod...so we'll see if she buys it by x-mas, if not..that's the big gift for sure. If she does, then some good head phones...(I know there is some trendy brand out there)

Uglies bathing suit (for swim team practice)....
Jewelry holder from Justice

My dd is very into Justice---she's in 5th grade which is still elementary here. The middle school seems to be into the Ambercrombie, Hollister, etc.---so I have one more year!
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