Xmas gift ideas for dd14?

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  1. hereyago

    hereyago DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2008
    I asked dd14 what she wants for Christmas and she has no idea for now,lol. Yes, I should be greatful she hasn't given me a big expensive list,but I am at a loss. The only thing I can think of right now is she is going to NYC for spring break with drama class.so I plan on getting her a camera and a photo box,since it will be her first trip there. She has an ipod(so she can get gift card).a cell phone,wii ,etc. She is very artistic(so perhaps a gift certificate to local paint your ceramics place).but after that I am at a loss. Any ideas would be appreciated.TIA
  2. dreamin_disney

    dreamin_disney DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2008
    My dd will be 14 in dec.
    Heres whats on her list

    samsung gallery 3 tablet
    giftcards to 2 of her fav clothing stores.

    I plan on getting her itune cards and some cute animal socks so she can wear around the house. Maybe some Pj's. She picks our her own clothes so I have no idea what else to buy her
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  4. wdwmom0f3

    wdwmom0f3 Disney Bound!

    Aug 10, 2008
    Here are some random ideas.

    iPad mini
    Miss me jeans
    iTunes gift card
    North face jacket
    Spa day
    Concert or event tickets
    Beats, dd just got some hot pink ones that are cute.
    New bedding
    A puppy
    Gift cards
    Pedicure & manicure gift card
    A photo shoot. :joker:
    A great book
    A nice purse or new back pack.
  5. reginaastralis

    reginaastralis DIS Veteran

    Aug 30, 2005
    My kid sister will be turning 15 right after Christmas but the best thing she got last year were itune giftcards and things to decorate her room. She'd gotten a computer the year before. She's really into batman and anime, so I'm sure she's going to get something else for her room from one of those two categories from my mom. My mom got her a cupcake pop maker, she likes to cook so that was a hit. She also got a case of ramen, which was from my brother as a joke because it's one thing she'll consistently eat. :confused3

    Like I said, she's not a typical girl, she returned the clothes my grandma got her for Christmas last year and bought her own keurig.

    This year I've bought her a batman case for her iphone and batman earbuds. We're looking at getting her a really neat comic series for her wall for her birthday(less than a month after Christmas), but I'm really afraid to invest the money in case the "coolness" of batman wears off. Tom's are also really cool for her group.
  6. cornflake

    cornflake DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    If she's artistic, why not an actual art class, like a pottery class, or painting or photography or whatever she might like? There's probably a YMCA or JCC or community college that'd have reasonable classes taught by professionals.
  7. indimom

    indimom Are We There Yet?

    Jul 18, 2008
    DD15 NEVER tells me what she wants. Which just drives me :crazy2: .
    I came up with a trick a couple years ago that helps quite a bit. We go Christmas shopping for the rest of the family early (like about now to mid-Nov.), and I pay close attention to what catches her eye as we're out and about. You know how it works, you might be at Best Buy checking out the latest tech gadget for dad, but they have to pop into the videos and see if the latest chickflick is out, or whatever.
    We just went shopping yesterday and I happened to stop in Berean Bookstore looking for a gift for my MIL. We go to church regularly and DD enjoys it, but this is not a store I would typically think of when shopping for a teen; but, she was positively drooling over some bracelets (a bit Pandora-like) and the CDs. So, I now have one or two ideas up my sleeve. :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2
    Of course, this only works, if you can refrain from buying the stuff for her in the moment, or prevent them from buying it themselves. Sometimes I struggle with that. :rotfl:

    I also agree with the poster who suggested a class. My cousin was always artistic and really enjoyed a cake decorating class one year. Ceramic stores usually have classes also.
  8. mrsbornkuntry

    mrsbornkuntry <font color=FF6666>I'm worried about raccoons<br><

    Jul 8, 2004
    My DD16 is travelling next summer so that's going to be her theme for Christmas this year. She's getting a suitcase, a neck pillow, something to wear under her clothing for money/passport, passport cover, probably an amazon gc so she can get some more books on her kindle and a journal. She likes making her own jewelry so I'll probably get her some craft supplies for her stocking.

    Some other things you could get are gift cards to the movie theater or fast food. You could get her a purse or a travel bag (something like baggellini for her trip).
  9. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

    Feb 24, 2008
    My dd will be just shy of 15 at Christmas, she is getting a new cell phone as her big gift. Other things are
    ski pants and boot bag
    Hunger Games DVD and companion books
    SIMS something game
    hair curling wand
    Katy Perry perfume
    Wreck Me Journal
    A bunch of rolls of Duck Tape and an project book
    Smash Journal and accessories for it
    PJs and an ornament (Christmas Eve tradition)
    Itunes card
    She has mentioned that she wants the new 5th generation ipod touch, since they changed the design, added a better camera and it has Siri. She just got a 32GB one last year and wants to sell it, along with her older version one and then ask "Santa" for the rest of the money to buy the new one. I'm on the fence about this, but maybe for her birthday.

    She is also artistic and in the past I have given her things like sketch books, good pencils, paint sets and brushes.
    Drawing cartoon/anime software and a drawing pad for the computer
    Animation software
  10. Jenn

    Jenn DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 1999
    My 15 year old daughter is in theater and is also artistic. Some ideas from past gifts:

    Camera, accessories
    Video camera
    Concert tix
    Broadway show tix (went to a smaller theater and saw Chicago recently 3 tix for less than $100 total and she got to bring her BFF)
    Oil paints, brushes
    Cool vintage costume jewelry
  11. DisneyMissy318

    DisneyMissy318 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2006
    Subbing - I had to google "wreck me journal" - WOW! I added one to my Amazon basket... great idea - she will love it!

    My DD is pretty tough to buy for... she's a little off of the wall, okay - a lot off of the wall :upsidedow

    I've picked up a few My Little Pony items - who knew she would get back into them at 14?? I also ordered a new generation purple Furby. She'll definitely get some art supplies - looking for a nice art portfolio... other than that I'll be looking for more ideas.

    Thanks! :cheer2:
  12. hereyago

    hereyago DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2008
    Thanks everyone. Reading the posts made me go :dang,why didn't I think of that? Lol.
  13. sunshine1178

    sunshine1178 DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2008
    gift card to Ulta (or wherever she buys makeup/hair stuff)
    movie passes
    pound of favorite candy
    OPI mini polishes
    metallic ink pens
    scratch off tickets
    mani/pedi gift certificate
    Charming Charlie gift card
    character slippers
    Apple tv
    Netflix subscription
    roll of quarters
    ring pop
    pre-paid Visa, Discover, AmEx, etc.
  14. DisneyMissy318

    DisneyMissy318 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2006
    Really don't want to lose this thread! Any more ideas?

    My DD is into video games - especially for the PC. Target is running their "Buy 2 - Get 1 Free" deal this week. I got some of the expansion packs for Sims3.

    She also loves the Monster High dolls - not to play with, just to shelve - but there are some new cute costumed dolls out now.
  15. kirstenb1

    kirstenb1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Uggs (our 14 yr old has the knock offs, but would love the real thing)
    North Face Osito jacket (or Oso---one is for kids, one is women's), anyway, it's the one with the super soft fleece
  16. Terry36

    Terry36 DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2007
    DD, who's turning 14 in March, loves to listen to music and dance so it doesn't surprise me that her wishlist includes the following:

    - Dr. Dre Solo Beats headphones*
    - Ipod Touch (4th or 5th gen)* - (her current Ipod is a refurbished 2nd or 3rd gen that she's used for about 5 years. It's on it's last left :lmao:)
    - Xbox Dance games - Dance Dance 4 and Hip Hop Dance
    - itunes card

    *I'm on the hunt for the best deals for these...especially those that offer a Giftcard.

    Additional gifts: -
    - GC's to clothing stores, Starbucks and Smoothie King (Stocking Stuffers)
    - Pandora starter bracelet (I snagged this during Pandora's recent sale.)
    - Northface jacket

    I'm glad she gives me her list early so that I have suggestions for others when asked. ;)
  17. mrsbornkuntry

    mrsbornkuntry <font color=FF6666>I'm worried about raccoons<br><

    Jul 8, 2004
    Over on a Christmas thread on the Family board they were suggesting Bose headphones instead of Beats, they're supposed to be better quality. I don't know from personal experience, just thought I'd pass that along.
  18. delmar411

    delmar411 DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007
    DD14 has asked for:

    desktop computer
    small desk to put it on
    GCs to places she eats out with her friends
    GCs to the mall stores she likes
    GCs to the movies
    Itunes GCs

    That's about it. She's got everything else electronic already so she's hard to shop for.
  19. erin22

    erin22 Earning My Ears

    Nov 1, 2012
    DD 13 never asks for anything so I have to make it up as I go along, but this is what she is getting this year:

    Earrings (cheap pair in her favorite color because she loses them all the time)
    Uglies (the first in a series of YA books, I always get her a new book I think she will like)
    Wooden Chess Set
    itunes gift card
    smash book
    Tickets to see The Lion King when it is here in January
    a Roku for her room
    shirt from Aeropostle
    Vera Bradley weekender bag for sleep overs
    book sox
    A neon lamp for her desk
  20. MrsDoubtfire

    MrsDoubtfire Mouseketeer

    Aug 23, 2010
    The only gift my DD14 has asked for for Christmas is a newer model cellphone - we will be getting her a Samsung Galaxy S III with a data plan.

    Even though she asked for nothing more - she will be receive:

    Ugg boots (low style in Chestnut color) and Ugg preservative to seal them
    a Clarsonic
    an electric throw
    Boyfriend pillow and cover (PB Teen)
    Down-alternative comforter and duvet set
    a glitter Lava lamp
    Guinness Book of World Records 2013

    For her stocking:
    a Speck case (Hard Candy Shell) for the phone
    GC to Sephora
    a giant Hersey bar
    bath bubble bar and bath bomb (from Lush)
    body spray from VS
    warm,fuzzy socks

    That's pretty much it.
  21. Hayloburger

    Hayloburger Mouseketeer

    Mar 14, 2007
    These are great ideas. I love the journals!

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