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What are you buying your 10/11 year old dds please?

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Dancergirl Mon 04-Dec-17 14:58:29

I am totally stumped this year.

She will be getting a phone at some point but not for an Xmas present, it's only dd1's old one anyway.

She has a Kindle Fire and I don't want to buy any more tech.

She likes clothes and 'stuff' but is super-fussy. When I shop with her she takes ages to choose the smallest thing. I thought she would ask me for specific things but from talking to her today, it seems she would like a few surprises to unwrap!

Any ideas please? She loves reading, art, animals and unicorns smile

HillaryWinshaw Mon 04-Dec-17 15:54:22

My daughter has just discovered a love of space so we bought her a telescope. Otherwise we bought her a big art supply case and paper.

whimsical1975 Mon 04-Dec-17 16:08:44

We've got our DD10 an Instax Mini 9 Camera, as well as a bundle pack to go with it which consists of a camera case, selfie lens, photo paper, frames etc. It's a great little camera that comes in beautiful pastel colours. It prints as you take the pic which is what DD is going to be most excited about.

If she likes art then what about a sketching set? Or a "How to Draw" book - DD has 2 of these books and she loves learning how to draw different animals etc.

We are also getting DD a unicorn pool float (but we don't live in the UK). I also got her a unicorn washi tape dispenser that comes with rainbow washi tape (for her desk) and a bright pink pineapple pencil holder.

I've seen unicorn earphones that she'll love as well.

Numberonecook Mon 04-Dec-17 16:37:39

We got the instax which the accessory kit last year and she loved it. We were in two minds thinking novelty would wear off but she still uses it regularly!

This year we got her a telescope as she loves space. We also got her a portable DVD player for long car journeys and when she storms off in a sulk away from her sister hmm

4forksake Mon 04-Dec-17 18:30:44

Unicorn - loads of stuff on new look, flamingo gifts, in fact most large stores seem to have an abundance of unicorn paraphernalia 🦄


Decent paints/pencils, sketch books

This website has some different ideas for hobbies

Websites like this often have quirky ideas

Dancergirl Mon 04-Dec-17 20:01:33

Wow, some really fab ideas, thank you so much!

Instax camera may be a possible idea - number and whimsical - did your dds ask for one or was it a surprise?

fork thanks for great suggestions, I'm going to have a proper look this evening.

Alexindisguise Mon 04-Dec-17 20:06:09

We've got dsd11; fimo set, hair chalks, nail art set, pug onesie, unicorn underwear (Primark), lush bath bombs, Smiggle smelly pens, vblogger annual, lip gloss set.


Dancergirl Mon 04-Dec-17 20:11:08

Ooohh, where did you get the pug onesie please alex?

Gorja Mon 04-Dec-17 20:14:45

We got a video camera for my ten year old. Also some acrylic paints and canvases, some make up and a few clothes.

trumptown Mon 04-Dec-17 20:17:21

Pusheen stuff (stickers, bag etc), H&M voucher so she can choose her own clothes, alarm clock (the mini lumiere thingy), electric blanket, a laptop bag. For her 11th birthday she got a polaroid instant touch - similar to the Insta max - she loves it and uses it loads, it came with a brilliant bundle of accessories.

Alexindisguise Mon 04-Dec-17 20:57:58

I cant find where I bought it from now, but similar to this one pug

Arcadia Mon 04-Dec-17 21:39:20

This is so gorgeous, got one for my DDs bday last week

whensitmyturn Mon 04-Dec-17 22:35:04

Getting dd (11) a pop socket for her phone, Adidas superstar trainers, tickets for wicked next year, clothes from H&M, a waffle maker from Costco with small pots of Nutella and syrups, and against all my better instincts Im making her a DIY slime hamper (ingredients, Tupperware, apron)

Dancergirl Mon 04-Dec-17 22:45:21

against all my better instincts Im making her a DIY slime hamper (ingredients, Tupperware, apron)

That will make you Best. Mum. Ever smile

Dancergirl Mon 04-Dec-17 22:46:02

Love the unicorn onesie arcadia, what size did you get? Do they come up big or small?

Zevitevitchofcrimas Mon 04-Dec-17 22:58:26

Some of great ideas.
I thought the instamax camera you had ti buy endless expensive paper for it?

We got felt sewing machine, half price with some stuff to make in it. Knitting kit, gubs card game, cat onesie, I wad going ti get king of Tokyo... But not sure...

How to draw book, fingerlings, and a ton of books!! Warrior cat and animal of farthing wood series.

The literary website is a revalation

chaplin1409 Tue 05-Dec-17 06:09:26

Slime hamper would be fab. My daughter is obsessed with making Slime. Can I ask what recipe do you use?

FairyPenguin Tue 05-Dec-17 06:40:21

Watercolour brush pens
Sketch pad and pencils
Slime kit
Matilda tickets
Kindle gift card for more books
Purse with cash inside

FairyPenguin Tue 05-Dec-17 06:44:51

Lockable diary
Fountain pen
Calligraphy set
Hot water bottle

Toomanycats99 Tue 05-Dec-17 06:49:30

My 10.5 dd is getting a mini sewing machine, a big pile of vlogger books and tickets to cursed child. She also loves notebooks and gel pens.

For her birthday (although there is nothing to stop you doing it for Christmas) she got money for shopping and I took her for a proper clothes shopping trip in London and let her choose whatever she wanted. We had a nice lunch and stopped for snacks as well! She had a really lovely day out as usually I am still buying her clothes so the chance to have her own money and make her own choices was great.

whensitmyturn Tue 05-Dec-17 07:02:33

chaplin just adding couple of bottles of contact lense solution, shaving foam, baking soda, formil from Lidl, pva glue and food colouring.

Arcadia Tue 05-Dec-17 08:19:52

OP she has just turned 8 and the 7 is fine for her. She is about average for her age.

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