10 yr old girls.what are you getting yours?

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MikeLitoris Sat 09-Nov-13 13:48:44

Dd is having a nexus tablet so just need a few other things.

So far I have a jacket she liked. Will also be getting clothes and trainers.

She doesn't really like board games, lots of craft stuff from last year not been used.

Looking for a few ideas around the £20 mark.

Marne Tue 12-Nov-13 14:25:30

We spend £30-£40 on birthdays, mainly because their birthdays are not that long after Christmas and because we think that is a fair amount. If I had more money I would not buy them more but maybe buy them slightly better gifts (dd would like a kindle but i cant justify buying one this year so she's getting some books). With my dd's i think its more about the amount of gifts rather than what they cost (i guess its more for me as i like seeing their faces when they come down to a pile of presents) but like i say 'most only cost £5 each' so not expensive gifts.

I wouldn't but the things you have mentioned even if i did have the money as i don't think a 10 and 8 year old needs those things, but if i was loaded i would happily buy them a pony or a posh playhouse for in the garden grin.

ThreeMyselfAndI Tue 12-Nov-13 14:26:51

we have asked and no, for them holiday time is more exciting as it's with nana and papa its something special that they do.

we are saving though to do a long holiday in florida for 4 weeks it will take us about 3 years to afford for the 5 of us so sacrifices will be made closer to that time.

none of the amount boils down to dcs its on me and dh, I guess we get a rush out of filling the place with presents for them.

Marne Tue 12-Nov-13 14:30:10

I get a rush out of it too, just wish dh would feel the rush too grin

I came to find a thread to get ideas for dd and have managed to come away with about two ideas and a really crap feeling about what I'm getting the kids. I had thought I was doing really well too sad.
Thank goodness for spoiling grandparents.

DumSpiroSpero Tue 12-Nov-13 15:34:26

I do love indulging DD too - and because we just have her she does mostly get what she wants, just not everything.

TBH if I had more money to spend on her I would, but it would be on experiences rather than 'stuff'.

For the last 2 years she's had concert tickets for her birthday, and we've had a girly weekend in London (West End show, overnight stay, meal out and some kind of daytime activity) at the beginning of the summer hols which she loves.

I wouldn't hesitate to spend more on that kind of thing if I could, but more actual material things wouldn't feature.

CockyMcChicken Tue 12-Nov-13 15:53:53

I have got DD (9) so far:

A hudl
A schleich horse stable and horse toy thingies.
A monster high design your own monster set.

And I am going to get her some lush bath bombs, nail art pens, slushy maker cup, Jacqueline Wilson books and a one direction onesie.

She never really asks for anything and would be quite happy with some eons and paper so she can draw and design things.

HeirToTheIronThrone Tue 12-Nov-13 16:01:24

Hmm. I have an almost-10 DN and have got her a set of Shakespeare stories (she loves reading) and a kit to try and grow a world-record tallest sunflower. Looking at your posts I think this is a bit young now (though she is quite a young 10 I think) Will she hate these gifts?? Have no experience of 10 year old girls since I was one!

BitOutOfPractice Tue 12-Nov-13 16:01:33

I am about to read back and shameless farm this thread for ideas

All my DD has asked for is some crimpers confused

BitOutOfPractice Tue 12-Nov-13 16:32:25

You marvellous marvellous people. You have solved all my worries! thanks

Now...what about 13YOs

MikeLitoris Tue 12-Nov-13 17:05:00

13yos are probably having boob jobs and sports cars bitout grin

ProfYaffle Tue 12-Nov-13 17:06:45

I got this from another similar thread but have a look at hell buddies They do dolls based on minecraft skins or bespoke portrait dolls. I've ordered a couple of the latter for our 2 dds, v excited to see them!

HolidayArmadillo Tue 12-Nov-13 17:31:28

DD 10 so far has a Teksta electronic dog, Moshi monsters mall, hair dryer, brushes, clips and bobbles, key stage 2 workbooks (I know, I'm such a horrible mum!) and a handful of DVDs (classics including grease, return to oz and labyrinth).

CambridgeBlue Tue 12-Nov-13 17:39:27

I have been quite depressed reading this and other similar threads, not because I can't afford to spend what some people do (although we're far from loaded) but because of the lists of stuff many people are buying. Is it only me that hates the idea of people in general, but especially kids, having such a vast quantity of possessions? Does anyone really need quite so much, especially all the endless gadgets and stocking fillery tat?

I am far from minimalistic, I like to shop as much as the next person, but I am horrified by just how much some people are spending for the sake of spending it seems - it just sits badly with me and I think it's sending out all sorts of wrong messages to kids and setting up a worrying precedent for the future.

My DD would love half the stuff on these lists and she will get some of it (we tend to do one big present and a stocking of smaller ones plus she gets plenty from friends and relations) but even if I was really rich I don't think I could bring myself to just keep buying and buying in the pursuit of... I don't know what?

I am well aware I sound bitter and judgy but I just find it all really distasteful.

DumSpiroSpero Tue 12-Nov-13 17:50:43

On that note Cambridge, I should probably clarify that my lists upthread are lists of ideas - not of what DD is actually getting grin!

BitOutOfPractice Tue 12-Nov-13 17:53:57

YY OP grin

Mine's getting a nose job as well

MikeLitoris Tue 12-Nov-13 18:09:12

I just cant get worked up about what others buy tbh.

I love buying for my dc but they see that we work really hard for what we have and they know that it is a treat. They are not spoilt brats as some people here will call them. They never cry or beg for stuff and certainly dont expect anything handed to them on a plate.

I think we are teaching them that if you want something in life then you get a job and work until you csn afford that thing. The older two know we dont buy on credit and have no credit cards.

I also dont necessarily agree with only buying things that will get used all the time. To me Christmas is about having fun. I buy things that will make them laugh.

So my point is I dont give a shit what you all buy but you need to give me ideas what to buy mine grin

Phoebe47 Tue 12-Nov-13 18:52:49

I think it is up to three what she buys her children for Christmas and how much she spends. I couldn't afford to spend that much money but my children still have a lovely Christmas and they are happy with what they get. I do think children need to understand that they cannot have everything they would like and that they have to wait for some things (or not get them at all!). However, three does what she does and she should not have people being rude to her on here because they disapprove of what she does. Live and let live. I buy what I can afford and some people spend a lot more than I do. As long as my children are happy I am happy. We always have a lovely Christmas and the children love their presents and are happy with them.

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