What to buy 10 and 8 year old dd's

(5 Posts)
marne2 Tue 26-Aug-14 13:58:46

Trying so hard not to buy anything until November but I like to have a list ( or Amazon wish list ) so I know what kind of things I'm looking for.

Dd1 will be almost 11, she's not girly, a bit of a geek, loves reeding fantasy and loves cuddly toys ( has too many ), she has asked for the new pokemon game which comes out in November and possibly a tablet ( either a kindle fire or a hudl), I need ides for smaller gifts.

Dd2 is 8 and has ASD, she likes the same things as most girls her age but tends to break and ruin everything so things like craft kits are a waste of time and things with tiny little bits ( or anything breakable ), she loves music, plays the keyboard by ear, has a guitar, not sure if she could be trusted with a iPod grin she he loves collecting things! has been collecting moshi monsters for years so would like to start her on something different! she has lego ( got this last year ). Havn't got a clue what to buy her.

We usually go OTT and they have a pile of presents, I don't want to do that this year but don't want them to be disappointed by the smaller amount of presents ( but also don't want the house full of broken tat ), would rather buy them 5 - 10 nice presents rather than 20 bits of tat. They don't get a lot from the rest of the family ( no one spends more than £5 on a gift or they just give cash ) . Any ideas??

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 26-Aug-14 20:59:38

Have they read Goth Girl by Chris Riddell?

snowmanshoes Wed 27-Aug-14 06:35:34

Shopkins seem to be very popular this year and are very similar to moshi monsters. My dd8 has asked for those this year. The 'yoohoo' beanies are excellent for cuddly toy lovers! My dd also collects these and I don't mind as much as they are only about 6 inches tall but super cute and come in loads of varieties - they do Christmas themed ones too. We have a Christmas tree one that sings and a star!
Most card shops sell them and of course Amazon!

marne2 Wed 27-Aug-14 13:29:27

Dd2 has mentioned Shopkins, dd1 has a lot of the yohoo teddies grin.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 27-Aug-14 21:34:36

<wonders off to google shopkins>

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