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

(72 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?

amyhamster Sun 27-Jul-14 17:22:14


We book a driving lesson for DS and DD twice a year (usually May and November)
Young Drivers - they need to be 11yo + (I think up to 16-17) and 5' +.

itsbetterthanabox Sun 27-Jul-14 16:33:44


Burmama Sun 27-Jul-14 14:53:41

Get her some rock climbing lessons at your nearest climbing centre.

annabanana19 Sun 27-Jul-14 14:21:26

My 12 yr old asked for a laptop. Fine with me cos she does a lot of homework on mine which has no Microsoft and is slowly dying.

DD is 12 and is hankering after a pair of Uggs or Emu.
She knows 'not until your feet stop growing' so until now I've bought her the Costco Kirklands own brand .

She loves earrings, hair products, clothes.
She has an iPhone (she pays for), TV, laptop.

I'm sure she's been eyeing up the iPad Mini too. <<sigh>>

mamalovesmojitos Sat 19-Jul-14 12:26:07

CharmQuark you had me going there for a minute! grin

mamalovesmojitos Sat 19-Jul-14 12:25:12

I'm stuck too. My dd will be turning 11, but I'm not sure what to get her. She doesn't have a phone/iPod touch/tablet/computer/telly in room but I don't think i want to change any of that yet, she's still young. We have been gifted a pre-loved wii, she only has Just Dance but she loves that!

She has a bike already. She loves reading but is joined the library! Has toys. Maybe some art stuff or uggs....Or an 'experience' like horse riding smile.

Stocking fillers, I'm thinking stationary, slipper socks, chocolate coins, body shop fruity soaps. None of this is very original!

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.

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

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

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

No To our8 yr old, sorry.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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.

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.

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!

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


singingmum Wed 28-Nov-12 19:31:32

My 12yr old dd is hoping for a 3dsxl as her ds is now starting to fall apart as she's worn it out so she'll prob be havuing one.
She's difficult as well as she's into unusual stuff like skulls etc. In the past she's had an anatomy model, a skeleton(plastic were not quite that weird), an ear model and eyeball that she had to build.
She's also hoping for some converse but the prices are nasty, and she wants some hell bunny clothing which can be a pain to find that's fit.

What about a sport experience like a tour of a footie stadium or something like that.

Marne Wed 28-Nov-12 19:19:33

DSD asked for a i-pad but she's getting a tablet instead (had to explain that £100 ws the max i was spending and she was ok with that), also got her some smellies, socks, giant cup cake mould and butterfly icing cutters (as she keeps pinching mine) and a fake cath kidston hand bag.

KateF Wed 28-Nov-12 19:16:28

dd1 was 13 a few weeks ago and is getting Converse All Stars and some spending money as her main present. She's very into performing arts and for her birthday I got tickets to "Wicked" which she loved - would tickets to something be an idea?
dd2 is 11 and is getting a portable DVD player and dd3 (8) is getting a keyboard as she wants to start piano lessons next term.
They all have some other smaller gifts and a stocking and will get main presents from their father as well so I think they'll do alright.

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