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What will your 8/9 year old girls be getting this Christmas?

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NotAnotheChinHair Sun 22-Nov-15 07:51:49

I am sorry if there's another thread going but I can't find anything. I would love some ideas for a main present for my 8YO DD who's already swamped by playmobil, sylvanian and lego and doesn't like dolls. TIA

lavendersun Sun 22-Nov-15 08:16:59

Toy wise DD(9.5) loves Schliech Bayala and is getting this from GPs with a few small pieces from us. She has collected it for 3 years and has a fair bit already

We have moved on to things for her room this year, new lamp and rug, books, deco patch owl to cover, books, a couple of special dresses.

VinoTime Sun 22-Nov-15 08:19:10

DD (8.5 yo) is getting:

- A keyboard, a keyboard stool and some music books (inexpensive 'big' present - keyboard was £29.99 @ B&M Bargains, stool was £19.99 from Amazon and the music books were around £15 for both)
- The Lego Elves collection and a purple Lego storage brick
- Disney Descendants DVD, books and dolls
- Our Generation Sienna doll
- Some Harry Potter bits
- Shopkins ice-cream van
- A beginners knitting set
- Monopoly board game

My parents have bought her a tablet.

BrandNewAndImproved Sun 22-Nov-15 08:28:15

Dds 9 but 10 after Christmas. She doesn't like dolls either.

So far she's getting
A pikachu onesie (she loves pokemon)
A coding for beginners book
A minecraft soft toy
Harry Potter colouring in book
Harry Potter trivial pursuit
A Greek myth book
Pikachu slippers to match
New bedding

Her dad's buying her a kindle for her main present and I'm going to pay for her amazon account thing that means there's books to download that she won't have to pay for. Not sure what that's called but that's her main present!

Will get her the newest now cd, some smellies, electric toothbrush, stationery and the rest of the percy jackson books she wants.

FabFlo Sun 22-Nov-15 09:19:50

A lola ball
A tablet with headphones
Harry Potter books
A box of craft bits
A diary with a lock
Stationary from Smiggle
Wordsearch book
Lego friends pencil pot to build and keep on her desk.

She would love a gym bar but thats more for summer.

NorthernLurker Sun 22-Nov-15 09:32:52

Dd is getting a bike. I got a total bargain in Halfords last week - end of line Pendleton bike of perfect size and colour, reduced from £250 to £125! Apparently they'd only put it out a few minutes before I walked in. Dd has seen it as we needed to check the size and she knew that was the plan anyway. She will be getting a chess set and some playmobil from other relatives. I also plan to get that Harry Potter colouring in book too.

fairyjasmine Sun 22-Nov-15 09:38:20

DD is turning 9 just before Christmas. Between birthday and Christmas, from other relatives as well, she's getting:

Our Generation Anya & Sienna + doll tent + clothes (from China via Ebay)
Tsum Tsum stuff
Lego Friends stuff
Lego Creator seasons house
Smiggle stuff (build a light, erasers)
Books - inc Dork Diaries, Guinness book of world records and the illustrated Harry Potter
Sequin Art
Kindle Fire
DS games (Lego Friends & the new Animal Crossing)
Cra Z Knit

Fuckitfay Sun 22-Nov-15 09:55:35

Kinetic sand
Stampy' lovely book
Guinness book of records
Elves lego
Harry Potter box set of books
Smiggle talking clock
Maze ball to replace her one that DD3 sat on

Shemozzle Sun 22-Nov-15 19:02:33

Gosh I've not heard of half of these things! Am I out of touch?

Dd 8.5 is getting
Kindle fire for kids
Playmobil penguins set
Some Lego elves sets
Ramona and Beezus boxset books
Illustrated edition of 1st Harry Potter
Couple of books from a manga series she collects
Wild Republic soft toy
Brainbox animals edition
Stocking of mostly tat
The new wimpy kid book

NotAnotheChinHair Sun 22-Nov-15 19:48:33

Thank you everyone, I am getting some fantastic ideas here, also stuff I've never heard of before!! blush Please keep your ideas coming! smile

ThornyBird Sun 22-Nov-15 19:56:07

DD (just 9) is getting:
A CD player with iPod dock (she has my ancient iPhone 3G with stories on it).
A £20 camcorder as that was the top thing on her wish list.

She had loads of Barbie/Playmobil for her birthday so we've decided we are not adding to it although family might.

Tuiles Sun 22-Nov-15 19:56:40

Big present is Thunderbirds Tracy Island and vehicles as joint present with her brother
Her own Transformer as she covets her brothers (and I found one for a knockdown price)
Set of Famous 5 books
Hama beads
Fossils and gems
Boxtrolls DVD
Onesie & Slippers
Labyrinth board game (joint present too)

Tidypidy Sun 22-Nov-15 20:06:36

My dd just 9 is having amongst other things a new bike, origami paper and a book, Dick King Smith books, pjs undies and socks, and hair accessories. Have tried to cut back a bit this year and buy fewer more exciting things than the usual big pile of stuff.

Nearlyadoctor Sun 22-Nov-15 20:21:25

Sorry to jump on the thread but can I just ask those who are buying Playmobil for 9 yr olds what sort of sets you are buying?

DD 8.5 plays with hers quite a lot and we have the pony farm, some fairies/ unicorns and hotel. I have bought a couple of small pony / stable sets and wondered if she was getting too old. Would love to think I could still be adding to it next year!
Have also bought Pony ranch advent calendar.

Girlfriend36 Sun 22-Nov-15 20:26:59

Was in a similar dilemma with my dd who is 9yo, she has lots of Sylvainians, play mobil and lego already so have decided on a Hudl 2, it will be her first tablet so hoping she will like it.

Have also got her some smaller lego sets, a crystal mining kit, a few dvds and a horsey hoodie that I think she will love.

ThornyBird Sun 22-Nov-15 20:29:27

nearlyadoctor she got the big Princess castle thing last year and has added to it. She already had vets and horse bits so asked for more Princess/Fairy and animals/farm for her birthday. Her younger brother has pirates, emergency services, dinosaurs and Wild West so it's not unusual for them to mix it all up!

ThornyBird Sun 22-Nov-15 20:30:34

Oh and to add, 14yo dc1 loves 'setting up' the Playmobil sets up for the younger 2 so you've a few years yet by my reckoning wink

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 22-Nov-15 20:41:44

DD is 8. I got a bag of books from the charity shop for £2 and it includes Skullduggery Pleasant, several Anthony Horowitz, Wimpy Kid, five Horrible Histories and several others. Have also bought the new Walliams. Otherwise...

A Diablo
Magazine subscription
Archaeology gubbins
Some Buddy Holly CDs

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 22-Nov-15 20:42:35

Oh and some tea bags of various flavours, mainly fruit.

NotAnotheChinHair Sun 22-Nov-15 20:42:57

My DD has the caravan, swimming pool, ferry and zoo. LOVES all of it.

wizzler Sun 22-Nov-15 21:07:59

DD is getting Sequin Art, various Beanie Boos ( whole school seems to be collecting them), Sparkle Science, tickets to a concert . She is 9 in Jan

Nearlyadoctor Sun 22-Nov-15 21:18:27

Fab, thank you. I was hoping we had a few more years. We have had Sylvanians for about 4 years and they were never really played with - started Playmobil at 7.5 last Christmas and was a mega hit smile

Kim82 Sun 22-Nov-15 21:20:56

8 year old dd is getting a sew cool sewing machine, a make up set, some clothes, a few books, some chocolate, slippers and £50 cash to spend on what she likes.

hels71 Sun 22-Nov-15 21:24:05

lego friends
21 Famous Five books
some things to make
a couple of minion bits and bobs
Horrible Histories activity book
Horrible Histories Joke book (which I will regret by breakfast time!)

Lindy2 Sun 22-Nov-15 21:25:34

A proper camera and a zoo keeper experience at Woburn Safari Park.

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