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What are you getting your preteen DD?

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Beautyandtheyeast Mon 17-Oct-16 16:32:45

DD is nine and wants a Barbie house. She's very into Barbie Fashionista at the minute. I was thinking of getting her a real bow and arrow too, she loves archery

It's a funny old age, she loves Christmas but I'm just waiting for every year to be the one where someone lets slip about Santa!

user1476140278 Tue 18-Oct-16 07:16:48

I wouldn't call 9 a preteen to be honest. That's just....well 9 is a little girl. 11-12 is preteen.

Mine is 8 and she wants a bike and various crafty things.

Palomb Tue 18-Oct-16 08:24:11

We're buying DD a TV for her room. She'll be 12 a few days after Christmas. She's also asked for 'happy potter stuff'

user1476140278 Tue 18-Oct-16 10:07:34

Palomb does she actually watch TV? Or is it for Sky or whatver? Mine never goes near the TV only the laptop or phone.

KalamataNostrils Tue 18-Oct-16 10:29:28

My dd2 is 9 , I wouldn't call her preteen. She'll be getting a TV/DVD player and crafty stuff.. DD12 (preteen) will be having clothes, trainers, books and little bits and bobs. She has TV, xbox, tablet and phone.

TheFuckitBuckit Tue 18-Oct-16 10:39:03

I wouldn't call 9 year old pre teen either especially as she still believes in santa. At that age dd was into crafty stuff, Horrid Henry/Diary of a wimpy Kid and Justin bieber!

She's 13 now, want trainers clothes and makeup !

wigglesrock Tue 18-Oct-16 10:41:26

My second daughter will be 9 soon and for Christmas, she's getting a Lego Friends set, Harry Potter stuff, earrings, Sharpies, she's into the Mc2 dolls at the minute. I also have an 11 year old and she's getting clothes, smellies, bath bombs, a bag, sketch pad/pencils - she's more preteeny.

stealthsquiggle Tue 18-Oct-16 10:50:13

Um... don't just casually "think about getting her a real bow and arrows", please! They are lethal weapons.

Join an archery club, by all means. She can use club equipment until she decides what she wants. It is an expensive hobby, though. DD(10) got a flat bow for her birthday to add to her recurve bow, it was about £80 which makes it the cheapest of the ~10 bows we have in the house. DS made her a set of arrows to go with it, but arrow making or buying is an ongoing thing as they get lost/broken/damaged constantly.

We do have a target in the garden, which the DC (10 and 14) use only with DH supervising and only because they have been well trained in all the safety drills. Your garden also needs to be big enough, and/or you will need a catch net behind the target to field stray arrows.

2014newme Tue 18-Oct-16 10:56:42

No more crafts or stationary!
Mine don't play with toys really they like sports and books

stealthsquiggle Tue 18-Oct-16 11:06:08

Actually, can I correct my last post.

Archery can be an expensive hobby. It is if you let my DH loose on it, since he wants all the toys hmm. It doesn't have to be. Juniors can quite happily learn and compete with club equipment, or with a second hand bow if they want one of their own. Most clubs are pretty good at supporting juniors.

Palomb Tue 18-Oct-16 11:22:23

User we don't watch a huge amount as a family but she's taken to watching stuff on the bbc iplayer on her phone - junior vets, bake off type stuff. She also likes to watch some films mainly Harry Potter so we're gonna get her a smart TV and she can use catch up services. At the moment we're in discussions about whether we are going to get her a TiVo. Dh is for, I'm against.

I'm now tempted to buy myself a proper bow and arrow!

IWantAnotherBaby Tue 18-Oct-16 18:03:30

DD is 8, will be 9 before Christmas. For her Birthday and/ or Christmas, we are looking at:
-Kindle, probably
-new bike
-endless tat she has seen advertised on TV
-books (currently heavily into Enid Blyton (gaaah))
-craft stuff; she loves to sew, make pretty much anything, pottery especially

Nermerner Tue 18-Oct-16 18:07:02

Dd3 is 10 and it hadn't occurred to me that she was a preteen!!

She wants football kit, a scooter, a running watch and other sports related stuff.

2014newme Tue 18-Oct-16 18:25:02

Any child or baby 0-12 is a pre teen

MrsHam13 Tue 18-Oct-16 18:35:03

My preteen is twelve on January second.

She's asked for a notebook. A links of London bow ring. Adidas superstars and Adidas hoodie and leggings hmm and make up! She also likes Hugo boss woman perfume so was going to get her that too. That will be between her birthday and Xmas.

Shemozzle Tue 18-Oct-16 18:41:10

My dd is 9 and I can see why you say pre teen as this year she has lost interest entirely in toys. She no longer plays with her Lego, playmobil and has stopped obsessing with my little pony. She is obsessed with Minecraft, Harry Potter, Manga, Anime. She likes to draw. She's not into makeup, fashion etc yet so I'd say pre teen.

I'm getting her
Mini Minecraft collectable figures
A set of Pokemon collectible figures
Percy Jackson box set books
Various Manga books to add to series she collects (Sailor Moon etc)
A lava lamp (she asked for this)
A Harry Potter duvet set
Harry Potter necklace
Some cushions to match her room (reversible sequin, emoji, Harry Potter)
And her main present will probably be a sewing machine or a keyboard. Haven't decided yet.

Beautyandtheyeast Tue 18-Oct-16 19:08:16

I said preteen rather than "child who is still young but who is at the older end of primary" I suppose grin DD is still very childish compared to the children in her class - she is happy with toys, whereas many of them want phones, tablets , clothes and computer games.

Mumstudentbum Tue 18-Oct-16 19:37:47

My eldest DD is 9 and the only thing she has asked for is a fitbit. I don't think she would really get any use for it so I'm hoping she will change her mind. She likes photography but complains i always forgot to get things printed for her so I'm getting her a instax camera (like a polaroid, instantly prints). Im also getting her trainers, new horse riding boots, crafty things and some new audio books for when she's finding it difficult to drift off to sleep.

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