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8 year old girl, help!

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Littlebearlost Sat 08-Dec-12 18:19:55

We have no idea what to get my dh's goddaughter. She is just 8. We have texted her parents but they haven't responded yet and I am hoping to go shopping tomorrow so if they don't answer any ideas? Can spend up to £20. I was looking at monster high dolls but was concerned that she either doesn't like them or already has them. We hardly see her so not sure what she likes.
Thanks!

gazzalw Sat 08-Dec-12 18:21:09

Lego Friends?

aPirateInaPearTree Sat 08-Dec-12 18:21:48

re text them just in case they didn't get it.

all girls are not the same, my dd would have hated those dolls!

aPirateInaPearTree Sat 08-Dec-12 18:22:50

Build a bear voucher?

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 08-Dec-12 18:24:00

Def ask my niece who is 8 wants a batman costume!

fruitcorner Sat 08-Dec-12 18:24:55

Arts and craft type stuff, sylvanians ( but only if she's into SF) Moshi monsters, polly pockets or barbie but it really depends on the child!

Littlebearlost Sat 08-Dec-12 18:25:09

Thanks. Will text again and maybe see if dh will ring them. I haven't seen her since last christmas but she has always been quite girly and liked dolls, Barbies etc. which is why I thought maybe monster high.
Will have a look at Lego friends.

zookeeper Sat 08-Dec-12 18:26:13

loads of arty/crafty girls' stuff in Argos at the moment; 2 for £15

Windowbasket Sat 08-Dec-12 19:30:58

How about some watercolour pencils plus nice paper? Pop cd? Wii game? Books?

1978andallthat Sat 08-Dec-12 19:47:22

Claire's accessories voucher?

MildlyMonica Sat 08-Dec-12 20:34:41

many 8yr old girls start getting into clothes - something from Next is usually good value - maybe an Xmas party top or dress if you can stretch to it?

nannyof3 Sat 08-Dec-12 21:20:19

Colouring books, pens, making things. Reading books... Moon sand

pecans Sat 08-Dec-12 21:20:48

I would go for Harumika (fashion design) or nice stationery - there seems no end to the number of pencil cases 8-year-old girls can have - or something from Claires (which they all love). CDs like the Now That's What I Call Music are great. Or boardgames.

skatebauble Sat 08-Dec-12 23:09:19

Hello kitty stationery
Jewellery box and jewellery
Crafty stuff

YDdraigGoch Sat 08-Dec-12 23:10:30

A onsie. They are all the rage right now.

agnesf Sat 08-Dec-12 23:15:26

Klutz craft books are always really nice - there's a good one called paper fashions where you can make cut out outfits using stencils and lots of pretty coloured paper.

Also second suggestions of watercolour pencils & paper.

At 8 she can do these things without too much adult help which as a craft numpty I find a blessed relief.

agnesf Sat 08-Dec-12 23:16:06

Oh yes YDdraigGoch - onsie's a great idea

Littlebearlost Sat 08-Dec-12 23:40:42

Thank you so much for all your suggestions.
I have now been on amazon and ordered her a dejeco glitter fashion art set. She is very arty and it looks lovely so hopefully it'll be ok. I didn't want to risk clothes as wasn't sure on size as she is quite tall for her age, or at least she was when I last saw her!

Thanks again. :-)

agnesf Sat 08-Dec-12 23:48:49

They look fab - may have to buy some for the girls in our family

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