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

MrsSJG Wed 25-Dec-13 18:31:19

his nerf gun
A very nice camera

Branunion Wed 25-Dec-13 18:34:48

A sewing machine
A cuddly Buckbeak grin

Dededum Wed 25-Dec-13 18:36:48

A telescope
Simpsons / Minecraft annuals

Nexus 7 tablet. Clothes. Minecraft and Dr Who annuals

MrsVaughnRice Wed 25-Dec-13 18:40:42

DD was delighted by the calligraphy kit that I picked up from the Middle Aisle of Wonders at Lidl on a whim. Also very pleased with her copy of House of Hades (new Percy Jackson book) and her tiger onesie.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 25-Dec-13 18:41:11

Minecraft annual
Minecraft lego
Nerf crossbow

MrsVaughnRice Wed 25-Dec-13 18:41:30

And now I need a cuddly Buckbeak.

Branunion Wed 25-Dec-13 18:49:17

He's one of the best things I've ever bought. Dd says he will protect her smile

GraduallyGoingInsane Wed 25-Dec-13 18:52:09

She's 13 but..

Hollister, Abercrombie and Jack Wills clothes
Her own straighteners
Oodles of books - Judy Blume, Hunger Games, a couple of classics (Jane Eyre and Emma)
Nails Inc nail varnish calendar

moldingsunbeams Wed 25-Dec-13 18:52:26

Branunion you gave in and got it then grin remember your other thread, tis very lovely!

hugoagogo Wed 25-Dec-13 19:04:40

I need a cuddly buckbeak! I am well jelly. shock

dd is pleased with her ipad mini and her minecraft annual.

ninja Wed 25-Dec-13 19:05:58

Doctor who books and DVDs, a ethnic jewelry box (and a tablet). Very grateful for them all

MothershipG Wed 25-Dec-13 19:06:31

A very large box, that her brother's game chair came in. Bless, 11 and she still loves a box grin

Actually the chair was popular too, it vibrates!

mathanxiety Fri 27-Dec-13 08:13:12

DD4 (12) got a cheap android tablet that will be worn out by February and a zebra patterned slanket to wear while playing candy crush on it. She is sleeping in the slanket this very minute.

She also loved a little natural eyeshadow palette by Elf and an overnight toilet bag. DD3 bought her a nice perfume (Peace, Love and Juicy - a small bottle) and I think she may have poured some into her bath to make sure every single square inch of herself got coated.. And nail polish and a decent manicure set that has been put to good use.

I got her the eyeshadow because she has been helping herself to mine.

Hulababy Fri 27-Dec-13 08:24:15

Dd loved her laptop and especially once loaded with Sims game.

No misses this year - she's loved everything she has had.

DD2 loved her stompie slippers
cd's ID
Little Mix
Now Music 86
Ice skating skirt

Last year's big hit was a camera.

daisychicken Fri 27-Dec-13 15:20:10

Ds1 loved everything... biggest hits were laptop, laptop bag, headset & robotic arm (off different people!) plus gilet and minecraft annual.

Ds2 (9) had a laptop which was a big hit plus cooking kit (including digital scales as he hates my "old fashioned set"!) and guitar stand smile

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 28-Dec-13 15:07:38

Year younger but DS loved his laptop and the new monopoly were amongst favourites but he loved it all.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 28-Dec-13 15:10:53

iPad mini
National Geographic book.

kissmelittleass Sun 29-Dec-13 08:06:45

ds(11) loved his minecraft and diary wimpy kid books, nerf gun, xbox live, microsoft points,hightop trainers, hoodies and skinny jeans that he had pointed out and best of all he loved his onesie!

iheartdusty Sun 29-Dec-13 16:50:51

DD said it was her "best Christmas ever" present-wise.

Top hits were a polaroid camera, ipod classic (her request), a box of Lush and Body Shop things, eyelash curlers, Wimpy Kid calendar, and a cushion.

TheZeeTeam Sun 29-Dec-13 16:55:18

His drumkit (me, not so much) and his $5 Nerf pistol that came in his stocking.

Swanhildapirouetting Sun 29-Dec-13 17:59:43

Dd 11/12 loved her adult sized straighteners, Daisy perfume, lots of books (from godmother) stationery (envelopes and letterheads), a red reindeer jumper from Boden (although I gave that a few days earlier), sale converse (black/pink/snakeskin), eyeshadow, angel shaped candle, cheap bracelet, patterned tights

Misses were from godparents: manicure set, and a (sophisticated)make your own bracelet set - she HATED them

Ds2,11/12 loved camcorder, James Bond remote control car, small James Bond car, Dr Who Dvds, magic tricks. I suspect he would have been happy with more transport toys too, if I had provided them. He has mild ASD, so not very cool in his tastes. He also was delighted with a new hoody and shirt from Gap and some Lego sets and new development LOVED some Ted Baker bodywash and bodyspray soap of rope set, rushed into shower to use it, which is unheard of! Another odd thing he liked was the Hornby mug I put in his stocking as an afterthought (had it leftover from previous Xmas pile) and he doesn't even like Hornby. He just liked having his own personal mug!

I think my twins would have really enjoyed some large soft toys and some new dressing gowns/pjs, small decorative cushions for their beds, and posters but it is too late now...just thinking to myself that it wouldn't have gone amiss.

Swanhildapirouetting Sun 29-Dec-13 18:00:52

Dr Who Calendar was also a success for ds2.

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

Ipad mini

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

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.


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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