What are we buying our 7-10 (ish) year old girls?

(44 Posts)
KevinFoley Fri 16-Nov-12 09:52:09

Let's share ideas, I'll start. DD is getting a proper sewing machine, a sewing basket filled with tools (fabric scissors, tape measures, pins, buttons, etc) and fabric, ribbons, patterns, sewing books. I think she'll get a lot of pleasure from this and I'm really pleased with my purchases.....oh, and a much asked for Furby which will hide at the bottom of the stocking so FC will get credit for that one.

schilke Fri 16-Nov-12 11:07:24

Dd1 (8 soon to be 9) a yellow Furby and Sylvanian Families house - possibly Highfields Farm, I still can't decide! My mum has bought her a sewing box and filled it with threads, needles etc..

Dd2 (6) a pink/purple Furby and something else, but I don't know what yet!

vodkaanddietirnbru Fri 16-Nov-12 11:21:01

dd(9) has decided she likes Barbie (a bit late!) so is getting a horse and carriage, the closet, a couple of dolls and some extra fashions. She is also getting a tablet as her main present. She has no interest in a Furby (thank goodness!)

KevinFoley Fri 16-Nov-12 11:27:41

Sounds great, Sylvanian families have been much loved in this house. Barbies not so much sadly but maybe that is still coming. Furby seems to be on many lists this year, I'm surprised the shops haven't sold out.

Khaterine Fri 16-Nov-12 12:05:47

I believe that a music doll or plush toy is always loved by children. Also you can think about a drawing kit or various games like Monopoly, Darts, Rummy.

jester68 Fri 16-Nov-12 12:19:05

My daughter is 6 (she will be 7 in March).

For Christmas she has asked for and is getting:
Playmobil vets stuff (have got her the clinic and the operating theatre set)
Playmobil family boat
Horrid Henry talking doll
Horrid Henry books and DVDs
Horrid Henry slime
CD player with Horrid henry CD and Jessie J album.

Other bits she is having which we have chosen are:
Furreal friends gogo walking pup (reduced from 59.99 to £14.99 in Argos)
2 joke/trick sets
Disney princess art set
Scooby doo fleece blanket
cooking mama 2 DS game
Toy story 3 DS game

Then she will have a joint gift with her little sister of massive play doh set, Tom and Jerry DVDs and Mona the vampire DVDs

My mum is getting her the playmobil camper van and also a joint gift with her sister of huge wooden dolls house and all accessories.

And 1 auntie is getting her scooby doo figures.

She also has other aunts/uncles and grandparents. Some will buy gifts, others will give money

feetheart Fri 16-Nov-12 12:26:57

Seems to be a bit of a sewing theme smile

We are hoping to get DD (9) a second-hand keyboard if we can find a good one at the right price (otherwise it may be a joint Christmas/birthday present - 10 in Feb) but am also putting together a sewing kit and fabric plus a David Walliams boxset.

I'm the one that wants the sewing machine.

Loolah Fri 16-Nov-12 18:09:11

A red furby (I can't wait to try it out brfore it gets wrapped up grin,
mp3 player ( so she doesn't keep borrowing my expensive ipod touch)
CD's, DVD's, Clothes, DS games and not much else

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 16-Nov-12 18:12:58


Ipod & docking station
Paper Jamz Microphone
Fashion Wheel
Fashion Lightbox
Harmuki Sets
Joules Smellies
Cool Cardz
Little Mix album downloaded on to IPOD, LM book and LM Calendar - she's a bit obsessed with Little Mix!

AngryFeet Fri 16-Nov-12 18:17:55

DD (8) is getting:-

Nintendo DS
Moshi Monsters DS game
Jewellery Box
Mood Ring
CD Player and set of Roald Dahl audiobooks
Science Kit
Plus a few little bits like PJs, top trumps etc

lljkk Fri 16-Nov-12 18:36:39

DD is 11 now but seems to be that lots of previous years I got her Schleich animals and Blue Noses. Hordes of them.

Bonsoir Fri 16-Nov-12 18:39:20

Some furniture and accessories for her dolls house.
A piano (perhaps)

My mind is a blank - it was her birthday only a week ago!

DorsetKnob Fri 16-Nov-12 18:40:37

Den kit
a couple of CD's from us

Roller blades
Skateboard from others.

insanityscratching Fri 16-Nov-12 19:02:33

Dd is having a laptop, lots of books and crafts, some Monster High dolls and a cuddly "Lady" form Lady and the Tramp.

spottymoo Fri 16-Nov-12 19:50:40

Dd 10
Kindle & case
Black furby
Jack wills jumper
Jack wills head phones
Superdry body warmer
Acrylic paints brushes paper / canvas
Hot chocolate gift basket
Ugg boots
Lush smelleys
Tatty teddy

Chocolates and Kelly's

Not done stockings yet

rhondajean Fri 16-Nov-12 20:46:02

Dd2 8

Monster high dolls/ coffin bean play set / monster maker etc
Barbie bloody closet
Some Moshi monsters stuff (can't remember what)
Several arts kits
Brave bow and arrows (I've obviously lost the plot)
Monster high portable DVD player
Mario kart 3 DS game and the wheel
Boden outfit
A many art sets as I can afford
Smellies, pjs, slippers, CDs, DVDs, dress up jewellery...

ChicMama25 Fri 16-Nov-12 20:50:00

A kindle nook (John Lewis pay corp tax here so I'm doing the 'right' thing plus the reviews are better)

Gilmour Girls box set (kind of a present for me as well! )

And I'm kind of a bit stuck for ideas otherwise!

ChicMama25 Fri 16-Nov-12 20:50:29

Oh DD is 7 nearly 8

twolittledarlings Fri 16-Nov-12 20:53:46

DD(8) will on 9 on 19th Dec will get the following for both birthday/Xmas

Mini iPad
Canon A4000 camera
3 fashion angels books
3 annuals club penguin, Moshi monsters, horrible histories
5 boxes 1000 jigsaw puzzles
2 boxes sequin arts craft
Hair accessories/ charm bracelet
2 CDs Justin beiber, pop party
3 packs of Moshi monsters and a Moshi monster box
10 small puffles - club penguin
Tin of 50 colouring pencils Disney princess
Bath stuff
Towel, socks
Nail set
Moshi advent calendar
2 woodcraft craft kit
iPod dock alarm clock

DD10 who will on 11 on Xmas eve will get
Mini iPad
Canon A4000 camera
3 fashion angel books
3 annuals one direction, little mix, Tracy beaker
5 boxes 1000 jigsaw puzzles (3 for 2 deals in Tesco)
2 boxes sequin arts
Charm bracelet/hair accessories
2 cds one direction and little mix
3 packs Moshi monsters and tin
10 small puffles - club penguin
One direction box of 50 colouring pencils
Bath stuff
Towel, socks
Nail set
Moshi advent calendar
2 woodcraft kit
iPod dock alarm clock

Also they will share

Connect 4 ( asked for)
Ravensburger puzzle store
NBitz game
Bop it smash

For the moment, that is all. Will need to get some stocking fillers and maybe if I see something else, then that too.

As its their birthday too, I usually asked them on that date how many presents they would like to open, they usually say 2-3 so I just chose 2-3 things for them to open and the rest, will wait for Xmas.

Bunnygotwhacked Fri 16-Nov-12 21:08:08

DD 10 is getting a
Hollywood clapperboard
3 M.H dot dead gorgeous dolls came as a set for £25
2 lego friends kits small ones
emerald star
momi figure
a Merida doll from brave she loves the film
still need to pick up some headphones hers are broken and one more monster high doll
DD is a very young 10 though and still loves her dolls. It doesn't seem much when you type it out like that but her gp are getting all three a trampoline to share so i think that will trump anything I get her

Ileithyia Fri 16-Nov-12 21:12:43

Holy shit, just how much do you people spend on christmas presents for your children?? shock

3b1g Fri 16-Nov-12 21:19:29

DD is 8, she'll be getting:
A board game called Enchanted Forest (similar to Labyrinth)
A game for the Wii called Animal Crossing
2 Fetlocks Hall books
3 Cornelia Funke books (the ones for younger girls)

Plus the Brownie Annual from the grandparents

Plus some bits & bobs from FC (a LPShop beanie & some Poundland type stuff)

She has two godparents who will probably buy her craft kits.

3b1g Fri 16-Nov-12 21:20:51

Ileithyia: about £50 on each child including the stuff in the stocking.

anja1cam Fri 16-Nov-12 21:23:55

DD(8) is getting (from us / FC), including bits that go in her stocking:

collection of Magic tricks
Fleecy Pyjamas
Revolting recipes book and a jar of ingredients (home made) to make a recipe from the book
Maths Magic Game
A number of books in English and German
Seal Jigsaw & Wind-up seal
Crafty bits

Jointly with other DD(5)
Domino Rally
Family straegy Game (German: LogiGeister)
More books
Tickets for the whole family to go and see 'George's Marvellous Medicine'

From GPs she's getting a Nintendo DS - second-hand from my Niece, with a few games - some extra games kept in reserve for her next birthday!

3b1g Fri 16-Nov-12 21:24:14

I like the sewing basket idea, will try to remember that one for her 9th birthday next summer.

MikeLitoris Fri 16-Nov-12 21:26:07

Dd (8yo) is having

An xbox and kinect.
Dance central.
New board games.
Pair of vans.
Hoodie (not sure which yet)
A few onesies.
Accessories for her laptop.
A craft hamper.

She has never liked dolls or playsets.

Ileithyia Fri 16-Nov-12 21:29:00

3b1g phew, I was beginning to feel like scrooge, my budget is similar to yours!

PriscillaLydiaSellon Fri 16-Nov-12 21:33:10

DD (8):

In-line skates, as hers have fallen apart
Michael Morpurgo box set
Some grisly books about vampires
Gangsta Granny
Terrible Tudors jigsaw
Beano annual

That's it, thus far!

exexpat Fri 16-Nov-12 21:33:58

I haven't actually started shopping yet, but top of DD(10)'s wish list is a hot glue gun hmm - she is very into craft and already has a sewing machine.

I expect she will also want more Monster High stuff, but she got a load for her birthday recently, so I'm not sure what's left to get...

Otherwise, probably some Lego (Ninjago or Monster Hunters, or possibly one of the architectural/famous buildings sets), almost certainly some books (I think there are a few Robert Muchamore ones she hasn't got yet), maybe some CDs or DVDs, and probably some clothing. She's in that tweeny stage of wanting toys and more teenagey stuff.

3b1g Fri 16-Nov-12 21:34:57

We bought the Wii game pre-owned and the books came in sets from The Book People, so it wasn't too hard to stay within budget.

Merrin Fri 16-Nov-12 21:35:54

Roller skates, helmet and pads.
Mario olympics for the wii
Art stuff

ChicMama25 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:36:35

Don't worry guys my budget is very small too. DD is getting the best presents the rest of the family are getting whatever is on offer at tk maxx grin love it!

ninah Fri 16-Nov-12 21:42:30

budget here too and no sewing stuff. Otherwise, who knows? it's November .....

muddydevilsonhorseback Fri 16-Nov-12 21:43:03

22" HD TV/DVD combi + bracket
Monster high fairy tales dolls x3
Monster high stationary sets
Moshi monster HQ
Moshi monster moshi sets x4
Moshi monster DS game
Craft box ( i've put together)
hair stuff box (clips,brush,headbands)
She also has the moshi monster advent calander
I know there's more as i've been getting things since July! grin

muddydevilsonhorseback Fri 16-Nov-12 21:43:38

Sorry blush DD 10

muddydevilsonhorseback Fri 16-Nov-12 21:51:57

forgot blush

Jewellery box
Costume jewellery ( big job lot on ebay)

moogalicious Fri 16-Nov-12 21:58:57

Ileithyia another cheapskate here!

DD10 is getting:
new hat and gloves from monsoon
djeco glitter art set
and something else for a fiver, not sure what yet maybe something owl-based.

plum100 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:03:12

dd is 8 and I am quite stuck as what to get her as all she has asked for is an ipod touch - she says thats al she really wants. But i cant just get her that so struggling really - got her a monsterhigh tattoo/nail set half price in argos but havent a clue what else to get her

twolittledarlings Fri 16-Nov-12 22:34:36

Also forgot to mentioned that I ordered from Amazon the Horrible Histories 50 books set, 20 books histories, 20 books science and 10 books murderous maths for both dd to share.

It is also their birthdays.

Squiglettsmummy2bx Fri 16-Nov-12 22:48:12

My DD will turn 10 at the beginning of December. For Xmas she is getting loads of monster high stuff; the dolls, a house for them, furniture, a car, some arty stuff, CDs, calendar, games & an iPod touch.
My DS1 is 7 & is getting a hot wheels wall track, loads of pokemon bits, a 3DS & games for that, CDs, a calendar, games, arty stuff, Olympic velodrome & spiderman.
My DS2 will be almost 11 months & is getting a smart trike, books, musical instruments, clothes, a shape sorter, Disney train & some cars.
All their presents are bought & wrapped already grin I've really enjoyed the planning this year & have got some things they will be so surprised about, can't wait to see their faces grin

Dancergirl Fri 16-Nov-12 23:04:36

Dd (nearly 10):

iPod touch
Matilda Tudor doll

BarryShitpeas Fri 16-Nov-12 23:12:12

A pair of shinpads
A lead for her rabbit (not sure about this one personally)
A raspberry pi
The Charlie Bone set from the Book People
a onsie (finally caved in, hate them)

AuntieShirley Sat 17-Nov-12 15:58:44

DD 7 is getting
Monster High dolls
Schleich fantasy figures and unicorns
Roald Dahl books
Story Cubes
Childrens Charades
Djeco colouring bits
'Daisy' book
Brave DVD and triplets dolls.

Probably a few other bits too.

DD11 is getting
Bass guitar
book on Hubble Space telescope
chocolate making stuff
Djeco colouring stuff
Nano Challenge
Dance on Broadway Wii game
purse with a Primark voucher
Sixteen Candles DVD (Molly Ringwald!)

mummmsy Sat 17-Nov-12 16:06:23

from me, dp, grandparents etc, dd 7 is getting

crawling walking doll
chemistry set
magic set
ds moshi theme park game
moshi figures
galt sewing kit
guess who

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