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Ideas 9 year old girl who has everything (almost)

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OvO Tue 10-Sep-13 18:23:19

I've just bought my DS3 a pocket camcorder for his birthday.

I didn't even know such things existed until a few days ago! But they look pretty good.

BreakOutTheKaraoke Tue 10-Sep-13 11:40:00

I'm getting DD an easel, and making a hamper of art related things for her- canvas, sketchbooks, pencils, and one of those little mannequins you can pose and do drawings of. The works has lots of stuff cheap.

chicaguapa Tue 10-Sep-13 07:19:56

DS (9) is getting a subscription to Dr Who Adventures magazine and DD (12) is renewing her Beano subscription. Both are at the lower end of your budget though.

Think the sewing machine is a good idea. John Lewis do a nice coloured one which is more than adequate and you can make a box up of scrap materials, buttons etc. There are plenty of books on Amazon for sewing projects for children and the Button It sewing baskets are very nice too.

lade Mon 09-Sep-13 21:38:22

My 9 almost 10 year old is getting a PGL holiday. One night, two days next may for £99.

Other than that, she is getting clothes and things for her hobbies.

MissBeehiving Mon 09-Sep-13 18:26:09

I'm buying DS (9) a zookeeper experience.

madasamarchhare Mon 09-Sep-13 18:10:39

Thank you for your responses lots of good ideas here

RhondaJean Mon 09-Sep-13 16:39:07

Personal DVD player.

I didn't want to put a tv in dd2 s room either because she would sit and watch it all the time, got her the monster high DVD player last year for Christmas, it's been great. She can go watch a DVD in peace when she wants, we can remove it from the bedroom in evenings or when we don't want her to have it, she can take it on long journeys in the car etc. and I know it only DVDs she can watch too so I know it's vetted content.

It's been a great present and you can get plain ones as well hello kitty/ monster high etc.

lovesmileandlaugh Mon 09-Sep-13 16:10:27

Mine wants a goldfish and a goldfish bowl!

PeterParkerSays Mon 09-Sep-13 16:10:19

A day out / experience thing - handling birds of prey etc.

How about a taster riding lesson?

haggisaggis Mon 09-Sep-13 16:01:18

My dd is 11 - she got a puppet for her birthday (mind you, she still plays with toys). She feels the puppet is a bit more grown up than dolls. She got one of these ones

gleegeek Mon 09-Sep-13 16:00:10

A soda stream went down well here! Dd loves showing off it to her friends. The Soda stream website often does really good deals...

OvO Mon 09-Sep-13 15:59:13


I got my 8 year old one last Christmas and bought lots of books so it was all ready to go when he opened it.

NewBlueShoesToo Mon 09-Sep-13 15:44:58

Tickets for a show
Netball post and ball is a big hit here
Desk with organiser boxes/ files etc
Term's worth of sports class eg ice skating, synchro swimming or something a bit different (which is what we often ask grannies for)
Table tennis ( mine love version which clips onto kitchen table)

Good luck

squiddle Mon 09-Sep-13 15:42:53

Docking station wd be a good gift - I bought dss one shaped like a pig, which he absolutely loved. Earphones might also be good.
Roller skates?
Charm bracelet?
Nice bedroom furniture like a desk or a beanbag?
Or nice luggage - an overnight bag and matching holiday case.
Otherwise tickets to some great experience like Harry Potter or a musical?

GooseyLoosey Mon 09-Sep-13 15:37:18

An invitation to a shopping spree with mum? My dd (also 9) would love that.

She has also asked for a pogo stick.

Specialist stylus and drawing app for tablet?

DTisMYdoctor Mon 09-Sep-13 15:32:22

Does she like crafty/creative stuff? How about a sewing machine?

awakemysoull Mon 09-Sep-13 15:06:17

How about a musical instrument? My mum bought me a guitar when I was 9. I had no interest in music at all but as soon as I got the guitar I never put it down. Same with the violin and piano I was bought for my 10th birthday. I never did get that drum kit though....

madasamarchhare Mon 09-Sep-13 14:59:37

Can anyone help with any big ish ideas that have gone down well with your own children for £50-100? She has iPod and tablet. Don't fancy a Telly in the bedroom and she doesn't really play with toys anymore. Will dabble with lego and loves writing and stationery which is fine but I'm after a bigger present and am stuck? Any ideas??

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