What did you buy your daughter for her 13th birthday?

(16 Posts)
MrsMeow Wed 26-Jun-13 17:42:29

Just wondering if anyone could throw a few ideas my way please as I'm really struggling!

We've already bought her 'big' present of 1D tickets but they're for next year and she already knows about them so I've bought her a few bits & bobs, just little bits of make up, hair stuff etc as I'm going to make her a little beauty hamper thing so she has something to unwrap on the day, but am stuck for what else to get? We did originally plan on a keepsake such as a Links bracelet that she can add to, but it's a bit much now that we've bought the tickets and she wouldn't be able to wear it much anyway...

Any ideas? She's into the usual teen stuff, music, clothes, boys etc. but I want something a little bit special for this birthday smile

HairyPotter Wed 26-Jun-13 17:50:02

I got dd1 a small silver Tiffany heart. It's on a fine chain and is a lovely keepsake. It helped that we were in America not long before her birthday.

celestialsquirrels Wed 26-Jun-13 17:50:34

My dd wanted an SLR camera which was quite expensive so we paid for half of it and she paid for half with money that she had saved. She still loves it 2.5 years later.
Small things - I can't really remember. I think her sibs gave her nail polish, clothes, things like that. I have a memory that I have wiped of a union jack onesie...! That might have been christmas though.
Something nice for her room? My DD is into little photo frames everywhere with pictures of her with her friends in them. She also loves scarves, music, cool stationery...

bigTillyMint Wed 26-Jun-13 17:52:48

She got --my old--ipod touch

RumersHasIt Wed 26-Jun-13 17:53:05

I got an original Gameboy and a hamster for my 13th birthday.

HTH grin

MrsMeow Wed 26-Jun-13 19:38:15

RumersHasIt that made me laugh! I probably got a Naff Naff jacket or one of those velvet hats like Blossom used to wear!

Thanks loads everyone, some good ideas there. She would be made up with a Tiffany necklace to be honest, she covets mine but never has chance to swipe it and hide it in her midden of a bedroom as I always have it round my neck wink

lbab1702 Thu 27-Jun-13 09:26:34

I made my daughter a Teenage Survival Kit. I bought a wooden lockable box, had a sticker made ( that said 'Teenage Survival Kit' on it) and stuck that on the lid. Then I filled it with; A diary, a New Look gift card, a variety of travel size body creams, shampoos, conditioners, deoderant, hairspray, face masks, false nails, nail vanish, hairbands, makeup etc. I wrapped up all these bits in different coloured tissue paper, so loads to open on the day. I have to say it's the one present she talks about all the time, and she is constantly ( even after 2 months ) taking all the things out ( that she hasn't used yet ) and rearranging them in the box. She just loves it. http://cdnmn.com/emo/te/1.gif

Myliferocks Thu 27-Jun-13 09:29:32

DD2 is 13 in a couple of months.
She already got an iPod touch for her last birthday and she got a new mobile phone for Christmas.
For this birthday she would like one of those black Superdry jackets that everybody is wearing.
Cheaper birthday this year! grin

imnotmymum Thu 27-Jun-13 09:30:58

We got her a tablet.
Love that idea Ibab I am going to do that thanks

peeriebear Thu 27-Jun-13 09:32:12

DD1 is almost 12 so watching with interest smile
For my 13th birthday I got a radio/cassette player combo and £20!

MrsMeow Thu 27-Jun-13 19:45:10

Ibab that is such a fab idea! Can I ask where you got the box from? I've already bought her a few little bits & pieces so might just steal the idea!

Peerie - grin I remember getting £21 in total for my 11th. I thought I was a millionaire haha!

Arcticwaffle Fri 28-Jun-13 10:52:32

Sailing lessons.
And lots of books and art stuff.

She's loving the sailing.

lbab1702 Fri 28-Jun-13 11:28:15

I got the box off ebay. Search for this
NEW LOCKABLE PLAIN WOOD WOODEN BOX DECOUPAGE 29 x 25 x 15 cm (P29/15) CRAFT
and I got the label to stick on the lid made at http://www.make-a-sign.co.uk.
I got the plain wooden box as I though she'd like to paint it at some point to personalise it. For now though, she likes it as it is.

MrsMeow Fri 28-Jun-13 20:38:20

Artic, how lovely for your girl! Unfortunately our nearest body of water is the duck pond down the lane so not sure sailing lessons would work too well for DD!

Ibab, thanks very much that's really helpful smile

BackforGood Fri 28-Jun-13 23:55:58

Half a kayak grin

(Other half was for Christmas, we didn't saw it in half wink)

Startail Sat 29-Jun-13 00:16:49

I think she got money to feed her book habit.

DD has a serious paper and electronic book habit, not helped by a boring bus route.

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