Its started already - the real answer is either I don't know or things this person wld go - "oooh no I am not buying that" to
So what can 86 yr old Granny get a 12 yr old girl? She usually gets clothes but its getting to the point where child wants to do her own shopping but granny wants to buy something. SO I was trying to think of a thing easily bought on high street particularly M&S or WHSmiths and the like?? Still got my side of the family to think for as well - I love she gets stuff she wants but by the time Christmas comes I am out of ideas. Oh about £50
My nearly 90 year old MIL is buying my 9 year old "the worst witch" book box set (£7), a selection box (£3) and a £40 Primark voucher. Granny gets to wrap and give proper presents and DD gets to do her own shopping. Maybe suggest something similar?
We don't live close by so the shopping together won't happen. She may go for some books and vouchers will give that a try, she doesn't do online and doesn't want us to do the shopping for her to wrap.
Alot of this is about her issues - fiercely independent, doesn't want us to know what she gets either (which is another issue) and does buy lovely things so am trying to work with it!! Her mobility isn't great so I know she basically gets to M&S and then gets assistance from one of the floor staff, but also hates being a nuisance as she sees it so likes to know what she is getting...
My own Mother told me off for being too organised "she is not thinking of christmas yet" as she says - has its own consequences!!!