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Oh dear, think I may be way off the mark with gift for 10 year old girl

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missmargot Tue 08-Dec-15 15:11:31

I asked DH to pick up two small gifts for children of friends, we usually do token gifts rather than anything big or expensive.

He's done well for the teenaged boy but for the 10 year old girl he's bought a lamp that's a cross between a plasma ball and a lava lamp. Now I would have loved it at that age but I'm not sure whether most girls that age would.

I don't know the girl that well, she's not overly girly and I know she's just had her room redecorated so she might be happy to have a new lamp for it.

Those of you with DDs around that age- what do you think?

feetheart Tue 08-Dec-15 15:14:42

I'd say he's done well. DD would have loved one at 10 - still would now at nearly 13 smile

berylbainbridge Tue 08-Dec-15 15:18:17

Sounds good to me. My non-girly 10 y o dd has 2 lava lamps.

Whoknewitcouldbeso Tue 08-Dec-15 15:18:55

Sounds good to me too!

babyiwantabump Tue 08-Dec-15 15:19:55

Would be a big hit here with 11 year old DD !

missmargot Tue 08-Dec-15 15:42:06

Phew! I am so out of the loop with that age group having a 15yo DSS and a 2yo DS. Thanks for putting my mind at rest smile

insan1tyscartching Tue 08-Dec-15 15:45:43

Would be a hit here too smile

thedevilinside Tue 08-Dec-15 16:03:29

My ten year old DD would love that, in fact she wants one for Christmas

tassisssss Tue 08-Dec-15 16:05:50

My 9 year old girl would love that!

RB68 Tue 08-Dec-15 16:21:32

I would keep the receipt and let Mum know you have it if needs be and not get too precious if she decides to exchange/refund it etc

thebestfurchinchilla Tue 08-Dec-15 16:36:17

Sounds good. My 11 year old asked for a lava lamp 2 years ago. Still has it. Well done him.

Jw35 Tue 08-Dec-15 16:44:15

Yes great! My 12 year old wants a disco ball

TheoriginalLEM Tue 08-Dec-15 16:47:26

Well done that man, my DD would love it and she is very non girly

Grumpyoldblonde Tue 08-Dec-15 17:59:23

Perfect I reckon, worry not.

Heavenscent86 Tue 08-Dec-15 18:57:09

I think my nearly 9 year old would love that too. She has butterfly and Swarovski wall stickers for her room for Christmas this year!

cuntycowfacemonkey Tue 08-Dec-15 19:03:04

DH bought me one for my 23rd birthday. I was a little hmm but if I'd been 10 I would probably have loved it grin. To be fair I think he just ran into Woolworths on his way over and grabbed the first thing he found.

In all seriousness I think your DH has chosen well. 10 is a real in between age I know I'm struggling for 10 year old ds

wigglesrock Tue 08-Dec-15 19:24:19

My 10.5 year old has one on her Christmas list grin

triceratops1066 Tue 08-Dec-15 19:25:15

My dd about that age has taken to staring at them when we go into shops!

R0nJ0n Tue 08-Dec-15 19:29:21

From the tile I thought you were going to say you'd bought something like a singing Elsa doll. A lava lamp would be a great gift for a ten year old girl, full marks to your DH.

missmargot Tue 08-Dec-15 21:04:00

DH is really pleased with himself now, this might encourage him to take a more active role in Christmas shopping going forwards grin

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Tue 08-Dec-15 21:12:28

Yeah I think that's a great gift and something pretty different and unexpected my ten year old says she'd love it.

OSETmum Tue 08-Dec-15 21:15:59

Sounds fab to me!

Potterwolfie Tue 08-Dec-15 21:18:35

Top of 9yo DS' wishlist is a plasma ball, sounds like a popular choice this year!

gleam Tue 08-Dec-15 21:23:21

That sounds interesting missmargot - do you know where he bought it?

coffeeisnectar Tue 08-Dec-15 21:26:17

Another owner of a 10 year old dd who would adore this.

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