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'Get her something very girly'

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theredlion Thu 12-Nov-15 21:56:41

I spoke to SiL about a present for DNiece 6.5.
SiL suggested a Girls World head or something similarly girly.

I've looked at Girls Worlds but a lot of the reviews are terrible, please can I have more girly ideas?

usual Thu 12-Nov-15 22:00:11

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NerrSnerr Thu 12-Nov-15 22:02:05

I'd just go with the suggestion. My sister had a Girls World head about 25 years ago. I was so jealous but was never allowed to play with it.

Holstein Thu 12-Nov-15 22:04:02

Oo-er- there was an AIBU thread yesterday where someone was moaning about their SIL going 'off list' and not getting a girls' world!

Can't remember the title of it...

usual Thu 12-Nov-15 22:08:58

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Holstein Thu 12-Nov-15 22:15:10

That said, I would bristle with rage at someone saying 'get something girly' for their 6yo, tbh. And go out of my way to get something gender neutral.

But it depends on your relationship with your SIL!

IoraRua Thu 12-Nov-15 22:18:09

Really Holstein? What if the child is eh....girly? Nothing wrong with that.

If SIL has suggested Girls World OP I'd go for that. Bead sets or any of those craft kits would probably be nice too.

NerrSnerr Thu 12-Nov-15 22:24:33

Would you go out of your way to get something gender neutral even if you knew the girl wanted the Girl's World (or something else girly?) That just seems mean.

Holstein Thu 12-Nov-15 22:37:27

It's mean?
Surely what makes something 'girly' is that it's played with by girls? So it could be anything in fact?

Diddlydokey Thu 12-Nov-15 22:39:00

Fashion plates

NewLife4Me Thu 12-Nov-15 22:43:55

I saw a girls world head for nails today, it was either wilco, morrisons, M&S,
never seen it before, but have never bought that type of thing, so don' usually look tbh.
It looked good for girly girls.
Mine would have hated it and it would have stayed in the box grin

theredlion Thu 12-Nov-15 22:49:31

That generation of my family including my DCs are 6 our girls, 1 boy.

This particular DN is thought of as the tomboy in the family particularly by my Mum who likes to stereotype her Grandchildren grr so she often receives more gender neutral presents.

I think DN has girly tastes but hasn't always been allowed to indulge them again by my Mum so in this instance I'm happy to buy her a Girls World if that's what will make her happy.

Similarly, I'll buy her a remote control car, a rugby ball or whatever else she wants.

I just don't want to get her something that falls apart.

Lovelydiscusfish Thu 12-Nov-15 23:00:47

A Girls' World Head sounds pretty terrifying to me (am assuming that it is some kind of disembodied head that one makes up, styles etc - vaguely remember them from the 80s, but was fortunate not to have ever seen or touched one.)
Nontheless, if dn wants one, then why not? However shoddy, it's unlikely to fall apart on sight. I can't imagine it's too shoddy, anyway. I imagine, were I a toy manufacturer and so inclined, I'd be able to manufacture a fairly robust rubber head.
And they're probably enormous fun, and I'm probably just a big killjoy. Regardless, just buy the child what she wants - you clearly love her smile smile

scarlets Fri 13-Nov-15 07:53:23

I liked mine when I was a kid. I'd go with what she suggested, just in case your niece is expecting it now.

Littlemousewithcloggson Fri 13-Nov-15 08:47:55

What about the Elsa or rapunzel styling head? My DD 6yrs would love one

ChristmasZombie Fri 13-Nov-15 09:03:38

Tesco have the Disney styling heads for about £15. I think they look better than the Girls World ones.

Branleuse Fri 13-Nov-15 09:19:31

theres a zapf version of girls world that has better reviews

Branleuse Fri 13-Nov-15 09:20:36

Pengweng Fri 13-Nov-15 09:23:40

I would get it for her but they are bloody terrible. I bought the Dts some last year and it barely had any hair and i ended up throwing it out after a month.

B&M have Disney styling heads that come with a dress for the little girl too so maybe that would be better as when the doll broke they could still have the dress.

Sorry just realised it is not a styling head but a doll plus dress. Still pretty "girly" though.

Pengweng Fri 13-Nov-15 09:24:54

They also have an elsa and a cinderella styling head too.

LittleAlligator Fri 13-Nov-15 10:57:20

I have seen Little Mermaid styling heads in B&M.

Also a Design A Friend Doll, from Argos, would make a lovely present. I would recommend them.

Catanddogmake6 Sat 14-Nov-15 00:02:42

Last year my daughter was given this one
It's lasted although not heavily played with. Personally in your situation I would phone SIL and say that the Girls World one has bad reviews, you have found an alternative styling head x, is that alright or will DN be upset if she doesn't get the specific one? Although I don't think these dolls have improved much in 30 years and are still as rubbish as when we had them, so not sure there is a superb answer.

theredlion Sat 14-Nov-15 11:30:38

There are some great suggestions here, thank you all santa

Yes discus I do love her, I love all of them, they are the best grin

I'm going off to buy lots now.

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