absolutely stuck with dd (14) this year...any ideas?

(30 Posts)
Gatekeeper Fri 04-Nov-16 21:43:35

I've bought her clothes and smellies but am now stuck

she loves drawing but has millions of artist pens/pencils/paints/paper/drawing board etc

Loves anything Japanese/Manga/Anime/Kawaii

she doesn't read much, rarely buys magazines or cds/downloads stuff

doesn't want make-up lessons/ experience type presents

Not bothered about jewellry or a watch
Not sporty

Arghh- twas much easier when I could buy a load of cute fluffy things and a fairy costume

any suggestions gratefully received

NapQueen Fri 04-Nov-16 21:47:46

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289305153/puella-magi-madoka-magica-mahou-shoujo

This framed for her room?

NapQueen Fri 04-Nov-16 21:51:37

www.wickeduncle.co.uk/presents/girls/teens/burn-after-writing

This looks good!

AlwaysInTheMiddle Fri 04-Nov-16 21:51:38

Place marking, such a difficult age to buy for.

I've bought a huge fluffy blanket, lots of smellies and jewellery but now I'm stuck.

NapQueen Fri 04-Nov-16 21:54:58

Tiger is a good shop for pens, pencils etc some really funky stuff.

I got a soft felt bag for a friend's dd (15) from there it's perfect size for files, grey, with a leather look pocket on the front and it was £4!

pieceofpurplesky Fri 04-Nov-16 21:55:55

If she has a phone get her a virtual reality attachment - lots of manga stuff to download on them

Sadik Fri 04-Nov-16 22:03:44

Don't have the answer, but I got some good suggestions on this thread.

PandoraMole Fri 04-Nov-16 22:22:05

This is a bit left field as you'd have to either do it as an early present this year, or an IOU for next year which is a way off, but if she's into manga would something like this
Hyper Japan Expo interest her?

Or tickets for ComicCon.

I guess she might already have Letraset Promarkers and they also do a pad designed especially for use with them which are great for manga drawings.

www.truffleshuffle.co.uk is good for quirky retro TV/film themed gifts. My 12yo DD and her best friend are getting Little Miss Blogger and Little Miss Selfie mugs.

The other thing she's after is a either a Polaroid type camera like a Fuji Instax, or an HP Sprocket which enables Polaroid style printing from a smartphone. Would something like that interest your DD?

beardedladydragon Fri 04-Nov-16 22:43:04

What about pro markers? I think you can get a set that are specifically for manga drawing

DorothyL Fri 04-Nov-16 22:53:06

How great is that wickeduncle website!

Gatekeeper Sat 05-Nov-16 09:19:02

thank you all- some lovely ideas smile The Hyper Japan Expo...I would bloody love to go to that as well but alas too far for us to do in a day . Hope for something similar here in North East

We bought her a massive set of Promarkers last year and they are still good despite being used almost every day: can recommend them 100%

Have sent off for a virtual reality thing for phone, that book from Wicked Uncle (fab website) and a poster from Etsy. Really tempted by the HP Sprocket printer for her phone- I remember the fun me and my best mate used to have as kids with her Polaroid camera

Thanks again; am very, very grateful!

Spice22 Sun 06-Nov-16 12:08:45

Could her get a bonsai tree ?
Is she into makeup?

Gatekeeper Sun 06-Nov-16 12:48:24

Bonsai tree is a good idea

Been thinking a bit about make-up last day or so...am off to post in Style and Beauty re japanese cult makeup brands etc
thanks smile

CinderellaFant Sun 06-Nov-16 12:49:11

Mermaid tail blanket?

PikachuSayBoo Sun 06-Nov-16 12:54:35

How about an IOU for tickets to next year's Japan festival in London? They do it twice a year and dd is nagging non stop to go to the one at the end of this month but we're already going to doki doki in Manchester next weekend.

Manchester also do a good comic con every year.

Dd is getting some Zoella stuff. Some Fly boots, a Kawaii/Lolita skirt. A skirt in Zara she saw and liked. An illustrated Harry Potter book. Some Tanya burr make up and some Too Faced makeup.

Gatekeeper Sun 06-Nov-16 12:56:56

what does the shirt you bought look like Pikachu?

PikachuSayBoo Sun 06-Nov-16 12:59:52

The Lolita one was this one

www.lolitadressesshop.co.uk/sweet-party-pink-tale-knot-lace-cotton-lolita-skirt-p-3241.html

Found a fab kawaii style ruffle blouse in Primark as well to go with it.

Gatekeeper Sun 06-Nov-16 13:07:43

some corking stuff on that website but her tastes are a lot more basic and scruffier grungier alas

Groovester Sun 06-Nov-16 13:10:25

Look at blippo.com - really cute stocking fillers and stationery.

Gatekeeper Sun 06-Nov-16 13:13:16

ooohh @ Blippo

ShowMeTheElf Sun 06-Nov-16 13:17:09

Will she be starting DofE next year? If so perhaps some equipment? Really good lightweight sleeping bag etc?
Hyper Japan expo as a weekend with hotel for the two of you?

BradleyPooper Sun 06-Nov-16 13:27:35

My dd is a year or so younger but wants to replace some IKEA furniture in her room for something nicer. We are trawling Etsy for a wooden handmade chests and cabinets, some really beautiful options and hopefully something she can keep as she grows up. She's also asking for accessories for her room, cushions, vases etc.

Gatekeeper Sun 06-Nov-16 13:59:14

she's too bone idle to do DofE grin

PikachuSayBoo Sun 06-Nov-16 20:34:17

tokidoki tshirt

PikachuSayBoo Sun 06-Nov-16 20:35:49

I see your post about London being too far for the expo. Dunno if Manchester is do'able but doki doki I said this weekend! Just saying! grin

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