What is everyone getting for their 7/8 year old daughters?

(32 Posts)
orangina Mon 26-Nov-12 19:17:45

I'm in a bit of a muddle, as I really don't know what to get for dd who will be 8 in the spring. When asked, her answers are

1. A phone (haahahahaha! Fat chance....), or
2. A DS.

Which I'm loathe to do (#2).

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

TheWombat Mon 26-Nov-12 19:24:30

My DSD 8 is pony mad. On her list was:
Boden pony appliqué top (eBay)
Boden pony skirt
Sylvanians pony and cart
Pony overnight bag
Pony friends silver locket
Sylvanians show jumping set
Subscription to Pony Magazine

DH and I are consoling ourselves with the fact that pony - madness may keep her off boys for a while!grin

DoubleMum Mon 26-Nov-12 19:25:22

My DD is also 8 in the spring. She has asked for a Monster High doll, Irish dancing uniform and a wig (!). She isn't getting the wig.
She knows she doesn't get a phone until secondary school and she already has a 2ndhand DS. i've also got her a Fashion Designer sketchbook, a onesie, new slippers, a Lush bath bomb, a Wii Sing game, build a bear outfit, Monster High DVD and lunch box.
Popular presents last year were inline skates and Cool Cardz.

TheWombat Mon 26-Nov-12 19:29:17

YY inline skates also on the list here too!

orangina Mon 26-Nov-12 19:34:49

Oh the pony thing just goes on and on doesn't it.....!

DD got roller skates last year and they went down a treat! Also, some Hello Kitty coolcardz, which she loved.

Aurgh. I wished she needed a bicycle or something......

(bangs head against wall)

Dd is 9 in february, she quite likes crafty stuff. I have got her a make your own build a bear type kit and sewing stuff from the boots 3 4 2 that she will enjoy. Fashion friends books from amazon were popular last year, and have used these as presents for friends too.

TheWombat Mon 26-Nov-12 19:55:47

We got DSD a teepee for her 8th birthday, that went down well smile
Like this:ebay

orangina Mon 26-Nov-12 19:58:10

Oh she would LOVE that Wombat, but we live in a flat w no outdoor space.

(boohooooooooo!)

Will look @ the build your own bear set kareoke, thank you...

Dd2 has just turned 9. She likes Jacqueline Wilson books, girly Lego with people, music - CDs, DVDs, drawing. Ermmmm she says she still likes barbies but she has them and never plays with them so I'm not wasting money.

zipzap Mon 26-Nov-12 20:03:07

How about a camera? Unfortunately too late for the Canon £50 instead of £130 bargains on amazon last week but there are usually some good deals in the run up to christmas.

ornellaia Mon 26-Nov-12 20:04:37

DD is just 7 and has asked for a pink scooter and an old-fashioned typewriter confused. She does tend to ask for odd (but not unreasonable) things - for her birthday she asked for a calendar and a magnifying glass.

me23 Mon 26-Nov-12 20:04:49

We are getting dd (7) 8 in June. A 3story dolls house and she has asked for monster high everything! She already had a 2nd hand ds so may get her some games for it. Also she wants roller skates but am worried she may nt be able to use them as she still can't ride a bike.

chocolateicecream Mon 26-Nov-12 20:17:09

Wombat, we have got our youngest one of those teepee's, we can just bash all of the toys in it and make the place look tidier. Ummofun, girly Lego is cool, and fun for grown up's too.

Our 7 yr old is getting the Sylvanian families Hotel for Christmas (bought at a bargin communal buy 3 for 2 last year. I have noticed that the shop are not including the large pricey sylvanian items in the 3 for 2 this year.

My 7 yr old loves crafts. She has asked for one of those Lalaloopsy dolls but it appears that Santa has unfortunately ran out of them. On the plus side she hates Barbie and Brats.

Would she like a microscope?

orangina Mon 26-Nov-12 20:23:13

Oooh, great ideas, many thanks!

I had a microscope when I was about 8 or 9 and loved it, will look into that.
Am also thinking about a decent quality diablo, as she has a cheapy which she really enjoyed, but has found a bit frustrating in that it is limited.
Sylvanian families just get left in their box and never played with here.
A real camera is a good idea too, thanks for that. She was given a v tech camera a few years ago which she loved, but may have grown out of now.
DD also loves crafts and makinjg things, but I so often find that the crafty kits are just assembling, and there is not a lot of creativity in it.....

(Lots of food for thought here!)

Thank you, any more ideas, please keep them coming.....

smile

DorisIsWaiting Mon 26-Nov-12 20:26:35

DD1 (7) is getting some sylvanian stuff from us (first year she's discovered it so will see if it gets played with) and some Lego friends. she also getting a couple of second hand games for her (2nd hand) DS she had for her birthday. (From us not FC).

chocolateicecream Mon 26-Nov-12 20:28:02

Don't get craft kits, invest in things like wool, buttons, ribbon, fabrics, those card boxes for them to decorate, felt, stamps, nice paper etc.

I got my dd the book Green-Crafts-Children-Emma last year and she enjoyed making many of the crafts in it.

chocolateicecream Mon 26-Nov-12 20:29:06

Woops, Emma Hardy.

humblebumble Mon 26-Nov-12 20:30:07

Diary/journal and pen
Set of colouring pens/paints

Guitargirl Mon 26-Nov-12 20:35:07

I have ordered some Djeco craft things from here for DD - they have 10% off on a £50 spend and the prices are a bit cheaper than have seen in different shops.

My dd (also 8 in spring) has asked for a scooter, new helmet, chocolate lolly making kit, spirograph, a beauty bag with horses on (?), a moshi monster cuddly toy and Top Model felt tip pens.

Scooter is main pressie (Nana's getting the helmet) and will get variations on most of the other items. Planning on getting a Lakeland chocolate lolly mould rather than one of the crappy kits aimed at kids.

nickelbabeuntiladvent Mon 26-Nov-12 20:44:45

i agree that if you're going down the craft route to get separate items and make your own kit.
you could put anything in it then.
ooh i know and buy a plastic toolbox with little compartments to keep the stuff inun!
she'll think that's really grown up.

but i live the camera idea toil.

TheWombat Mon 26-Nov-12 20:52:59

How about a dressing up box with old clothes / makeup / hats / shoes / handbags of yours? My DSD 8 would love that!

PolkadotCircus Mon 26-Nov-12 21:12:05

My dd is 8 at Christmas.

From everybody for Christmas she's having roller skates,helmet and knee pads,books, Hama bead pony set,JW journal and some Sylvanians(camper van and tent). This has been the first year she has really got into said Sylvanians.

For her bday from everybody she's having gerbils(real ones), Polly Pocket pet shop(only bit of tat entering the house this year),Lego Friends house,Sylvanian hamsters and I suspect a few other SF things.

Her brothers are having the Lego Vampye Castle which she is uber excited about too!grin

orangina Mon 26-Nov-12 21:21:04

Oooh, like the tool kit idea full of crafty things......!

tougholdbird Mon 26-Nov-12 21:27:50

DD is 8 in spring, she will be getting dr dreadful zombie head, monster fighters lego, art set, and a Yuu Bag

Everythingwillbeok Mon 26-Nov-12 21:35:50

Mine is 7 and is getting :

Lego friends stuff
Monster high doll
Monster high roller boots
Bouncy the dog
A furby
An art easel
Brave DVD
Brave aka. Merida pjs and slippers
Justin bieber perfume
Tatty teddy lamp house
Sweets/chops/nail varnishes/jewellery.

Everythingwillbeok Mon 26-Nov-12 21:49:42

Not chops don't think she would be too impressed! Chocs

TheWombat Mon 26-Nov-12 21:53:11

Agree with you on the phone thing OP! DSD got her older sister's cast-off phone this year - her first one, and she was so proud.
A couple of nights later we tucked her up in bed, only to hear a scream from her room half an hour later...
We raced upstairs to find her shaking with terror because a monster was 'buzzing' in her bedroom. Of course, it turned out to be the phone, which she'd left on vibrate without cancelling the text notifications...she immediately settled down again but has shown no interest in the phone since confused

Whyamihere Mon 26-Nov-12 22:11:00

Dd is 8 and wants a video camera (so I've bought a cheap one), a skateboard and clothes, oh and lots of Hama beads as she is a bit of a fanatic of them.

orangina Mon 26-Nov-12 22:33:17

Yes, Hama beads, she would like those too.......

(Think I may be the only person who has no idea what monster high is....... off to google now, if only to not be the only one....!)

Everythingwillbeok Mon 26-Nov-12 22:38:05

Not the most attractive of characters but she has lots of barbies/ bratz/ moxie type dolls.

I think they are just a bit different,they are massive in Spain when we were on holiday they were everywhere they even had monster high lollies and ice cream.

Pennybubbly Tue 27-Nov-12 04:50:35

My DD will be 8 early next year.
She is having
3DS & game,
Brave DVD
Books (world flags, human body & a couple of novels)
Sylvanian family set
magnet & iron flints hmm
geometry set
Mikado sticks game
Bag 'with long shoulder strap' [her orders]
[plus whatever else is lurking in my Present Drawer that I've forgotten about]

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