What did your 11/12 year olds really love this Christmas?

(43 Posts)
moldingsunbeams Wed 25-Dec-13 18:29:23

Going to be prepared for next year grin

Poppylovescheese Tue 31-Dec-13 17:47:39

Ipad mini

Nocomet Tue 31-Dec-13 17:58:55

DD2
Nexus 7
Adult subtle coloured Onsie with penguins
Stylised grown up penguin top
M&S adult vest and snow flake knickers
Penguin slipper socks
Penguins ordinary socks
Full size straightness (she curses her little ones and they won't do DD1(15) great mane. Doing each other's hair is one of their things)

For once I seem to have got the grown up/but still a nod to childhood favourites right. I haven't had a single moan about anything. She also got a scarf, hat and fleece blanket of other people she approved of.

marialuisa Tue 31-Dec-13 20:38:45

Calligraphy set, Thomas sabo charm bracelet and Pandora earrings were all hits. Also liked Topshop big knickers and nail varnish that were in her stocking. No real misses which was good!

Davros Tue 31-Dec-13 20:58:34

Hits - Cambridge satchel co satchel with Lindsay tartan panel (my maiden name, her middle name). Record player with random records from charity shops. Eos lip balm.
Miss - foot spa. She wanted one but it's very tame and a bit meh. I didn't get the best or most expensive as I think it would have been a take-it-or-leave-it gift

curlew Tue 31-Dec-13 21:01:46

Bass guitar
Bluetooth wireless speaker (last minute impulse buy half price in Sainsbury's!)

Surprise hit for dd was the Tangle Teezer.

ChestnutsroastingintheFireligh Tue 31-Dec-13 21:23:51

Dd loved her Raspberry Pi

She also liked her hair dryer, Ghost perfume, tickets to Ghost the Musical, Owl handbag & purse (& £20 gift card for the local shopping centre)

Misses were the Next vouchers (not really her style) & funny wooden puzzle cube. Also the kids mail varnish set (she loved her proper varnish though)

ChestnutsroastingintheFireligh Tue 31-Dec-13 21:24:47

She also loved her swarowski bracelet & earrings.

moldingsunbeams Tue 31-Dec-13 21:56:16

Funnily enough I went in the next sale for dd and there was nothing in there she would wear really, their pre teen range seems miles off this time.

dementedma Tue 31-Dec-13 22:03:49

Bear Grylls survival kit and knife.
Nerf gun
Strange glass hand boiler gadget thingy from sis
Qi board game
Remote control helicopter

spottymoo Tue 31-Dec-13 23:21:59

Dd loved her iphone
Jack wills & superdry clothes
Pandora leather bracelet
Hippo hottie was a big hit as well.

moldingsunbeams Tue 31-Dec-13 23:27:38

Ohh dd would love the survival kit!

17leftfeet Tue 31-Dec-13 23:31:21

My little pony rainbow dash & a unicorn that projects stars onto the ceiling

She's very ironic!

DD who's 11 loved
wreck it journal (has spent hours and hours on it and it's not even 1/4 done)
laptop (when sims was loaded)

arfishy Tue 31-Dec-13 23:35:09

Best present was the GoPro camera, closely followed by a skateboard.

Books - they are expensive here so Grandma sends them over. She got lots of Michael Morpurgo, the new Wimpy Kid and the Demon Dentist.

ilovesmurfs Tue 31-Dec-13 23:38:15

Mimecraft model lot.

Lego.

Samsung Galaxy tab 3.

Den building kit from eden project.

Bear grills books.

Head torch.

Earlybird Wed 01-Jan-14 13:54:39

All seemed to be 'hits', though excited about some more than others:
phone and case (I'm the mean Mum who made her wait so long for a phone), small fabric purse/wallet with a long strap so it can be worn across the body or used with a wrist attachment, wool coat in lovely blue (something she wanted but didn't 'need' and is a trendy alternative to her everyday coat), marker maker kit, puzzle, books, bracelet, bathrobe/pajamas/slippers.

The strangest gift she received was from her godparents, but she loved it: a small box filled with coins from countries all over the world (there's one way to get rid of the spare change from decades of international travel!). She loved looking at/sorting through all the different shapes, sizes, colors, and countries.

Kipling bag
Earrings (she had hers pierced in July)
'Honey' perfume (Marc Jacobs)

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