What to buy my almost 10yo dd1 (not very girly)?

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Marne Wed 16-Oct-13 13:54:18

I have bought dd1 a few bits for Christmas but it doesn't look like much at all compared to the bits I have got dd2 (for a fraction of the price). She asked for the new pokemon x or y ds game which I have pre ordered (only getting her one of them), I have bought a few pokemon figures sets from home bargains and a onesie but have no idea what else to buy her, she loves reading but does not want a kindle, doesn't like lego or any kind of toys other than cuddly toys which she has quite a few of. She cant ride a bike as she has mobility issues, has a scooter but struggles with this also. She's not really into much other than computers and reading (oh and maths and writing), not really into crafty things. I'm stuck sad.

Dancergirl Thu 17-Oct-13 09:04:08

Watch? I'm buying my dds Ice watches this year.

Marne Thu 17-Oct-13 09:49:53

Loads of great ideas, will look at all of them.

fuzzpig Thu 17-Oct-13 11:32:21

Funky bookends for her new shelves?

A reasonably priced digital camera - my dd is nearly 10 , not a bit girly, lives in sports kit..so we are getting her a camera this year - she LOVES taking photos

My just gone 11 yr old DD spent her birthday money this year on a pair of patent leather shiny shiny shiny imitation Doc Marten boots from Primark (lots of other places seem to stock them) and she adores them grin
I pretended to be a bit dubious but, well, they are waterproof, they are sturdy, they have flat soles, they are lace right up her calf... I was over the Moon grin (just nobody tell DD this grin )
She still loves stationery too - sparkly pens, pretty notebooks and novelty erasers, coloured post-its and such like - her bag seems to be full of them. And she has a different bag for each day of the week too grin - my friend bought her a Cath Kidston one (we had no idea how much the damn things cost! so she uses it for school!) and various others too. It seems that there is no such thing as too many bags or too many shoes, or too much sparkly glittery crap "bits" in the world, to satisfy "tweenage" girls...

oscartopia Sat 19-Oct-13 08:49:43

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Marne Sat 19-Oct-13 14:15:02

Thank you, I will look into the raspberry Pi.

Pombear, she would like some doc martins, I bought her a cheap version but she doesn't like the zips on them (just wants the ones with just the laces), a lot of them seem to have zips on them now sad.

She also wants the Miranda DVD's (she loves Miranda) and would love her own dvd player in her room.

The ones we got only have laces. That said, you can get actual DMs quite cheaply on eBay and online, and they make lovely patterns and colours now in smaller sizes. They have the advantage of being so well made they will last for years too grin

jellyspoon1 Thu 07-Nov-13 18:06:41

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Amazon is also good for Dr Martens, I've had several pairs off there.

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