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Really stuck on what to buy 7 year old dd ?

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leesam Sat 14-Sep-13 23:09:46

Having real difficulties in buying something for my dd who will be almost 8 at Christmas. Has now outgrown dolls ,likes retro things like sooty and basil brush,loves strictly come dancing ,theatre etc any ideas? Thanks

marzipanned Sat 14-Sep-13 23:23:52

Would she like dancing lessons? If could sign her up say for a course of tap lessons and give her tap shoes as wrapped gift?

Theatre related stuff.. all I can think is a trunk full of dressing up stuff, or perhaps one of those little wooden fold out stage things (like a Punch & Judy set but bigger - if that makes sense!)

Beehatch Sat 14-Sep-13 23:27:19

A camera
Dress up stuff
Costume design set (like those stencil type things)
A sewing/knitting kit

cariadmawr Sat 14-Sep-13 23:30:42

Ds will be just 8 and we getting a 7 inch tablet always use iPads in school these days but planning on not spending.a lot as we all know accidents happen .

leesam Sun 15-Sep-13 08:13:26

Ahh those are brilliant suggestions ,she goes to theatre classes and is in the xmas production ,will sound her out on dance lessons, ALready got a galaxy ,but good suggestion. Could see her with the sewing and knitting kits .

jamtoast12 Sun 15-Sep-13 08:50:33

Dd just 8 is getting lego friends, more design a friendstuff, a logo ball, monster high 13 wishes stuff. Don't forget the new frozen movie is out early December and the disney store are getting the merchandise in for that around the same time so I'm saving at least 3-4 presents for that as I'm sure she'd like the figures, handbags, stationary etc for that.

jamtoast12 Sun 15-Sep-13 08:51:05

Lolo ball

jamtoast12 Sun 15-Sep-13 08:52:33

Ooo what about a candy grabber? I got dds this last year and still a hit!

HometownUnicorn Sun 15-Sep-13 08:55:23

mine will be getting a few vouchers in amongst the presents - cinema tokens go down well.
lots of stickers/stationery - she has tonnes, but there's always room for more

davidtennantsmistress Sun 15-Sep-13 09:23:33

Fab jam toast my ds (7) would love that,

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WhereMyMilk Sun 15-Sep-13 10:38:51

Last year for my DD (8) I got her her own sewing basket and filled it with buttons, ribbons, needles, materials squares, embroidery threads, felt, glue gun etc She has loved it so so much and got hours of entertainment out of it!

Mipe Sun 15-Sep-13 20:26:26

My dd is also nearly 8 but still loves toys, she is getting lots of sylvanian families stuff smile

Mipe Sun 15-Sep-13 20:27:37

My dd is also nearly 8 but still loves toys, she is getting lots of sylvanian families stuff smile.

How about some nice beads to make her own jewellery?

DragonsAreReal Sun 15-Sep-13 20:29:19

My dd will be eight after Christmas

YY to cinema tickets

I'm getting her a few things like melt and pour soap moulding, glass painting and sand art.

Trying to think of things shed want to play with Christmas day. All she wants is the new Pokemon game.

PickledMoomin Sun 15-Sep-13 20:29:27

We are getting DD (nearly 8) a sewing matching

Mipe Sun 15-Sep-13 20:29:58

Or maybe some roller skates (especially if you have a roller disco locally)?

girliefriend Sun 15-Sep-13 20:39:56

My 7yo is getting;

books (she is just about an independent reader now and still building up a collection of books)

games for her leapster

a new scooter (this will be the main present)

one of those balls with a plastic thing around the middle you can jump on (is that a logo ball?!)

she wants a new drs kit bag (she plays with the current one all the time!!)

some moshis (these are still very popular)

not sure what else tbh grin

Marne Sun 15-Sep-13 21:01:55

Dd2 likes baking so am getting her some cookery bits, she also likes lego (friends and city), she has asked for the moshi monster mall but all the other moshi play sets we have bought have been rubbish and break so I am hoping she will change her mind before Christmas.

She also likes music and musical instruments so I might try and find her something a bit different (she already has drums, guitar and keyboard).

I could buy loads for dd2, I wish dd1 was as easy (seems to get harder each year).

leesam Sun 15-Sep-13 23:34:54

Thanks for all your great ideas ,she would love the candy machine ,vouchers ,soap making a good one too! Outgrowing moshi monsters now , might try her out on baguss. Love Sylvanian families but dd never liked it, already got a scooter and roller skates , thanks so much everyone xxx

My DD will also be 8 soon, some great ideas here, the seeing box one especially, she is really getting into sewing and crochet. I was given one around her age and loved it. In fact I'd love another myself, all my stuff is in plastic boxes.

clr2014 Tue 17-Sep-13 10:45:47

I'm wondering about a kiddie ( or just small basic) sewing machine for my 7yo...

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