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What on earth do i buy teen dd!

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whoppet Thu 17-Nov-16 13:56:10

She's not really into clothes (she has sensory issues so comfort over fashion)

She has an xbox 360 which is rarely played on. She isn't really into gaming.

She has a phone she is happy with.
My parents are replacing her ancient tablet which she uses a lot.

We have a tiny house so no big stuff, she has currently stopped all her hobbies sad

She has asked for a £25 make up set and brushes

She won't go out on a bike etc

Her sensory issues mean she won't wear rings/watches/chains.

She does have earings but despite having more is wearing the same £30 pair they were pierced with.

I literally have no idea.

My mum has got her a tablet and two lots of concert tickets she wants.

Xansmam Thu 17-Nov-16 13:58:38

Does she listen to music? My dd got a cheap record player last year and loves it so much she has asked for an upgrade. She loves searching through vinyls and saves up to buy them.

SloanePeterson Thu 17-Nov-16 13:59:14

My son has sensory issues and I've bought him a really lovely, heavy snugly blanket. He too has stopped doing much outside and would much rather curl up with his tablet. I'm also going to buy him new headphones as he's chewed the wires of his so badly

chicaguapa Thu 17-Nov-16 14:01:32

Is she in any fandoms? ie Supernatural, Sherlock?

I think experiences are good for that age, when they have everything they need. A driving/ flying lesson or zoo keeper experience?

ShowMeTheElf Thu 17-Nov-16 14:03:23

Theatre or gig tickets. An experience (walking with alpacas, indoor skydiving, driving off road, falconry?)
A weekend break with just you.

Chillyegg Thu 17-Nov-16 14:03:51

Some nice bits for her room?

Nice funky socks?

Nice bath sets?
A makeup tutorial at a counter ie mac r something

whoppet Thu 17-Nov-16 14:12:27

Ohh thankyou.

Are the mac make up tutorials expensive?

She would love the walk with alpacas!

She has done zoo experiences

She has seen most musicals as I used to work in West End.

She doesn't really listen to much music or watch tv.

She loves animals and has only asked for another dog or horse (not happening) I am going to look into riding for the disabled or pony club as she did riding in a normal class and struggled.

happsymum Thu 17-Nov-16 15:04:44

A hamstergrin

TwinkleTwinkleLittleBat Thu 17-Nov-16 15:10:43

Something like this for her room. Or even a fish tank with lights.

noramum Thu 17-Nov-16 15:17:57

Magazine subscription
Headphones and audiobooks
Items for her room or a room makeover, more grown up stationary or other bits for the desk

Chillyegg Thu 17-Nov-16 15:57:51

Not sure on cost im guessing a tutorial willl start from 30 depending on the package.

whoppet Thu 17-Nov-16 16:22:39

She won't read. I'm not sure about audio books. She might try that.

Fish tank would be nice. We are away at weekends a lot though. Can you buy feeding blocks or something.

Doing up her room would be good


sweetheart Thu 17-Nov-16 16:26:26

They were selling Mac makeup classes on Groupon - 3 huors for £30

NattyTile Thu 17-Nov-16 16:40:35

Yep fish are perfect pets for going away for the weekend - you can get weekend feeding blocks, automatic times for the tank lights.

Just don't get a goldfish in a tiny tank.

TheSpottedZebra Thu 17-Nov-16 17:24:07

Well now I want a walk with alpacas too.

Do that. It sounds amazing grin

Leeds2 Thu 17-Nov-16 17:36:36

My DD did walking with llamas for her birthday party. It was fabulous! They got to share a llama between two of them (the llamas had minds of their own, and we were told that one each would be too much!) and half way through the walk stopped for a picnic supplied by the owners of the llamas. Everyone's picnic included a banana, and the girls got to then feed "their" llama with the banana skin. Apparently banana skins are their favourite treat!

whoppet Thu 17-Nov-16 18:00:10

That's sounds fab Leeds!

whoppet Thu 17-Nov-16 18:01:11

Fab will check Groupon.

No if we got a tank I would like a proper tank!

Leeds2 Thu 17-Nov-16 18:55:45

You could also do a driving experience if that would interest her. DD did the one at Mercedes World, and eligibility depended on height rather than age. You can do off road driving, or use the special Mercedes World road layout which has roundabouts, junctions, traffic light etc.

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