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What do 9 and 13 year old girls like?

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gregssausageroll Thu 04-Oct-12 08:55:03

Boys in my family so no idea. Circa £10.

TeaOneSugar Thu 04-Oct-12 10:45:14

My DD will be 9 soon, she's into club penguin and moshi monsters, for both you can get lots of books, stationary, annuals etc.

Books or book tokens go down well.

It seems to be a tricky age, too old for dolls and too young to be interested in clothes etc. (in DDs case), although she has a thing for earrings.

Small present wise it's difficult, I'm dreading people starting to ask what she wants.

TBH for DC that age and older I tend to go for gift vouchers or cash, to avoid buying something that they won't use, DD still has things from last Christmas she hasn't opened yet, which I fear will happen again if people insist on getting her something to open.

gregssausageroll Thu 04-Oct-12 11:39:20

I was just going to be lazy and get claire's vouchers. Do 13 year old girls still shop in there?

Floralnomad Thu 04-Oct-12 11:45:13

For the older one Primark voucher , most girls that age love the place , and it is cheap , for the younger one a Smiths voucher so it can be used for lots of things.

cocolepew Thu 04-Oct-12 11:47:39

Put £10 in the card and then they can spend it where they want.

TeaOneSugar Thu 04-Oct-12 11:56:45

I'd give cash, so they can put their christmas money together and get something bigger if they want to.

I usually get those Christmas money wallets for cash and vouchers.

lilolilmanchester Thu 04-Oct-12 12:46:41

I don't think vouchers are lazy if you just don't know what to get them, infact my DD positively loves having cards and vouchers so she can go on a spree. I think a voucher for somewhere like Primark or New Look is more likely to appeal to the older girl, Claires ok too.

Obviously it depends so much on the child, but if you wanted to get a gift, if they are arty-crafty, something like a card-making or scrapbooking kit. Or cupcake making "stuff".

But really, I tend to ask the parents first if they have any ideas - they might well have a massive list and be hoping for people to ask!

LeonieDeSaintVire Sat 06-Oct-12 14:02:09

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gregssausageroll Sat 06-Oct-12 16:29:33

primark is great. thanks

Waitingforastartofall Sat 06-Oct-12 17:28:34

I wud say a high street vouchers but only because I live in an area with hardly any shops and if the dc got vouchers for somewhere further we mightn't get round to it as have no car if they can get to somewhere then its a great idea.

Startailoforangeandgold Sat 06-Oct-12 17:45:03

Money I'm afraid. 13 would love Primark vouchers, 9 depends on their local store. Ours kids stuff isn't great. The bigger ones are better.

H&M vouchers would cover both well.

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