What are your 12 year old girls getting as their main presents this year?

(64 Posts)
sweetheart Fri 23-Nov-12 16:54:02

I've got plenty of stocking type ideas for dd this year but I'm really stuck with her main present. What will your dd's be getting this year please?

Ihatemytoes Thu 29-Nov-12 08:55:36


Pygmy hedgehog?

Framed art print

Ice skates with membership to the nearest ice rink

Railcard/megabus voucher, if they do those, with spending money for a holiday (half term?)

I am shock at what 12 year olds are getting these days!

My 12 yo has recently discovered roller skating (I know - a bit late) so she is getting roller blades.

She is also very artistic so she asked for a several pc programs and a tablet that allow her to do fancy graphics stuff on the pc, but they have proved either too expensive or will take too long to arrive, so regretfully that will have to wait for her birthday.

Startail Thu 29-Nov-12 10:23:00

1/2 an Xbox and 1/2 a kinex.

Her almost 15 yo sister is getting the other 1/2.

She wants curling tongs and Converse for her 12 birthday which is not long after Xmas.

qo Thu 29-Nov-12 10:23:34

he's getting an x-box with kinect, she LOVES playing on my friends one

qo Thu 29-Nov-12 10:23:44


sweetheart Thu 29-Nov-12 11:21:20

OMG those hedgehogs are super cute - my kids would LOVE them! They'd both quite like pet's actually but i just can't face the trauma after dd's pet hampster died 18 months ago. It was awful, she hand fed it for about 3 days as it chose a bank holiday weekend when the vets were closed to die hmm

TurkeysDontVote4Xmas Thu 29-Nov-12 11:45:18

GHD's. I'm delighted as it will stop her nicking mine

Startail Thu 29-Nov-12 17:06:13

Oh and a hockey stick, bag to put it in and a leotard, but those are kind of in recognition of all manner of hobby related stuff DD1 has had off EBay through the year.

CanonFodder Thu 29-Nov-12 19:55:39

Quirrel...this is exactly why we have just said not our 8 year old having an iPod touch. It seems that by the time kids get to 12/13 they have everything on a plate and nothing left to want, so parents have to go to bigger and bigger extremes. Tis crazy I tell you, when we were kids we were excited about walkmen or bikes or something at 12. Bloody modern life...bah!

CanonFodder Thu 29-Nov-12 19:56:08

No To our8 yr old, sorry.

I didn;t mean to be sniffy and snobby but I do agree with you! What's wrong with five or six things for Christmas- a book, jeans, CD etc. How are you supposed to "bond" with stuff if you have to share it with 20 other things...I mean my mum says that she could only afford an LP she really really wanted every couple of months or so when she was a teen (70s), and it was such a huge deal when she got one, she treasured it and still wore it out playing it so much. And at Christmas she got mostly practical things like clothes. And she still had a million interests and loads of friends.

But then I am a total Luddite, so I don't like kids getting games consoles and things anyway! wink

Greenjellybelly123 Sun 22-Jun-14 22:18:08

My daughters getting a 22 inch tv. A kindle fire. A camera all off me. And her dads getting her an iPhone 5s and tickets to see the vamps. Her grand parents are getting her a ps4 and a docking station between the 3 of them

CharmQuark Sun 22-Jun-14 22:25:17

A 132" 3D TV, a jaccuzzi (plus outhouse to put it in and potted palms etc) , a personal visit from Justin Bieber, a chinchilla, a MacBook Pro, tickets for her and 3 friends to go to Barbados for a week, and some Uggs.

Unless she changes her mind - which 12 year olds do quite a lot over 6 months.

Still, it can all go back (except the Chinchilla) and her grandparents can maybe get a pony instead.

Or one of those micro-pigs.

But they give me the creeps a bit.

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