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Christmas shoe box 10 year olds

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hstar1995 Mon 17-Nov-14 14:52:46

I'm doing a local shoebox appeal this Christmas for a 10 year old girl. However, I'm not quite sure of what to get, I was thinking of sweets loom bands and hair clips but don't know what to get other than that. Any ideas?

Leeds2 Mon 17-Nov-14 16:18:30

Notebook, pencils, rubber, pencil sharpener etc.


Pack of cards.

Key ring.



The ones that go abroad usually ask you to put in soap, toothbrush and tooth paste but I don't know if they say the same for boxes to be delivered in this country.

curlycat Mon 17-Nov-14 17:42:39

Fancy notepads and pens
Coin purse
Flavoured lip balm
Bubble bath
Hair accessories
Small teddy/soft toy/beanie type thing
Cheap dvd
Expanding face cloth
Chocolate coins
Trinket box
Character toothbrush

MsAspreyDiamonds Mon 17-Nov-14 18:26:33

Is it for Operation Christmas child or Samaritans purse? If so, be wary because of they have a very over zealous missionary element to the whole campaign. There are more knowledgable people on here who know more about these organisations than I do.

Leeds2 Mon 17-Nov-14 18:57:21

You are often not allowed to send liquids, so things like bottles of bubbles and bubble bath are ruled out.

DD packed a lot of boxes in the summer as part of the Challenge, and she said that the only sweets which were allowed were boiled sweets which were individually wrapped. So, no chocolate or soft sweets such as Haribo.

I'm sure there will be guidelines you can check with. DD did them many years ago at primary, and chocolate wasn't banned then!

Sukebind Mon 17-Nov-14 19:46:54

MsAsprey - The OP said it was a local thing specifically for a ten-year old girl. Why does this have to turn into yet another Operation Christmas child bashing thread? Especially if you yourself do not know much about them. Have you spoken to anyone who works for them or has helped local churches abroad distribute the boxes? If not, then perhaps best not to criticize.

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