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Pressies for 7-8 yr old dd

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Billster Sun 18-Sep-11 12:37:54

Any ideas? Don't want to end up with a huge pile of crap that never gets used and fear the arrival of any more cuddly toys! Help, please, rellies will be asking for ideas very soon!

MrsCog Sun 18-Sep-11 12:42:13

What about practical things that are still nice such as nice new hoodie, scarf etc, nice new set of drawing stuff (it's hard without knowing what your DD is in to - she might hate drawing etc!), look through amazon and set up a wishlist of books/books on CD..?

alarkaspree Sun 18-Sep-11 12:44:10

I always try to push craft kits. They vary in quality, so you either get a pile of crap that gets used once and thrown away or something that you will use time and time again. But you do end up with less clutter.

One of the best presents dd (now 7) got last year was this book.

Also outdoor activities - does she have roller skates?

tassisssss Sun 18-Sep-11 19:13:09

lola ball? ramp for her bike? dd recently got her own bike gloves and bike lock with combination code thing and she's really taken with it.

books and story CDs? lego?

PorkChopSter Sat 24-Sep-11 11:13:17

Any other ideas, anyone?

Billster Sat 24-Sep-11 19:45:40

well she is ready to give up her Barbies and wants a perfume making set. Any other ideas along this line most appreciated.

twinsufficient Sat 24-Sep-11 20:46:52

I'm getting my dd1 (7) the new moshi monsters ds game which comes out soon.

Sinkingfeeling Sat 24-Sep-11 22:01:08

dd1 (8) has asked for ice skating lessons (fine) and a hideous reproduction Victorian doll from our local charity shop (no way). Dd2 (also 8) has asked for a subscription to the Beano (OK by me). Suspect my dc may not be typical 8-year-old girls though ...

Eddas Sat 24-Sep-11 23:14:00

My dd (7) wanted the perfume making set. Also asked for soap science and got given a snowglobe making set. There's loads of those kind of things, have look in the Argos catalogue smile

If she's into crafts my dd's fav pressie 2 years ago was a set of craft drawers filled with stuff. I got a set of plastic drawers for £15ish then went into poundland and went crazy grin her actual fav thing in the drawers was her very own cellotape reel (she drove me mad asking for mine every 5 mins!), I filled it with silver card, tissue paper, sequins, pritt stick, lolly sticks, stickers, tracing paper etc etc. all in all maybe £30 for the lot. she LOVED it and because I'd picked the bits she'd pestered me for but i'd been saying no too she still remembers opening the present even now.

But for relatives I make a list of dvds, cds, and other small priced things the dc mention and suggest those.

This year i'm going to ask people to buy her some non-fiction books for her to look things up in. I picked up a science book aimed at her age group, at fete which she loves so I think she 'll like them even though it's not something she'd mention herself.

In the past I have asked people to buy both my dc a duvet set, which they both loved and was useful unlike another teddy (I feel your pain!)

pramsgalore Sat 24-Sep-11 23:20:22

what about an ipod or an ipod touch , lalaloopsy dolls, girls world, micro scooter, candle making kit, dvd's, books, drawing and colouring items, make your own jewelry kits, bendaroos

ENormaSnob Sun 25-Sep-11 15:41:21

My dd is 7 just after Xmas.

So far she has asked for a bmx and a guinea pig.

Billster Mon 26-Sep-11 19:11:48

Thanks ladies this is great - keep them coming. She saved up all her Xmas and Birthday money and sold her scooter to get an ipod touch. She loves Moshi monsters so we'll look out for that. She is infatuated with those blasted Fur Real cats right now (or train and play puppy) but I think they are an expensive waste. Not so big into crafts at the moment - lots of stuff in cupboards - hoping for a revival at some point!

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