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Sewsosew Thu 08-Oct-20 14:14:55

Have ordered some Funko pops and lots of art things. Will get chocolate, PJs, bits of clothing.
Beyond that I am stuck. She’s not into make up/products at all, she’s quite alternative and likes Japanese stuff.
Was thinking of some colour changing lights for her room.
Any other good ideas?

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gretagreengrapes Thu 08-Oct-20 14:16:24

A grow your own Bonsai kit? That's Japanese.

DarrellRiversTuckBox Thu 08-Oct-20 14:25:22

Watching with interest smile

11 y.o. DD has asked for an 'oodie' which I believe is a super-baggy hoody, without a hood?!

She had a birthday recently and had an American sweet hamper which she loved.

I'm planning on getting a 'holder' thing for her bike so she can record with her phone when she cycles? She has also asked for a light projector for her room which I think makes the ceiling look like the Milky Way.

Other than that I'm stumped. Have you looked at those Japanese sweet kits?

Sewsosew Thu 08-Oct-20 14:35:09

She has food allergies so can’t order foreign sweets unfortunately.
The oodie sounds good!

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Aponcetasticchristmastoall Thu 08-Oct-20 14:36:50

I posted this on a previous thread, I have a just turned 12 and 13 years old DD’s and these are things that are went down well for the last few years.

A Sonos speaker
Cool trainers (and socks apparently this year)
Mis matched earrings
Chillis water bottles (and stickers to decorate)
Books with strong female leads of non fictional books on inspirational women
Chocolate fondue set
Toasting marshmallow kit
Bubble tea kit
AirPods or equivalent
Pricier branded stuff to do with sport/hobby
Fiji Polaroid camera
HP sprocket
Fairy lights with pegs to clip pictures from on
Dot journals
Scrap book/journal type books
cool pins/badges for rucksacks/denim jackets etc
Fire stick 2 with Alexa for TV (Amen to Disney Plus)

Sewsosew Thu 08-Oct-20 14:41:26

Thanks she had mentioned the Polaroid actually. Where did you get your lights from @Aponcetasticchristmastoall ?

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Aponcetasticchristmastoall Thu 08-Oct-20 14:59:05

@Sewsosew I think they were these ones if I remember correctly. smile

www.johnlewis.com/little-home-at-john-lewis-peg-clip-line-lights-clear/p1697771?sku=237935774&s_ppc=2dx92700055674833356&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImrqFzpOl7AIVCLrtCh3j3gnUEAQYASABEgL0yfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Sewsosew Thu 08-Oct-20 15:00:43

Thanks!!

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Wheelyyyy Thu 08-Oct-20 15:05:21

Loving the ideas

OohKittens Thu 08-Oct-20 15:45:33

Loungefly bag
Mini fridge
Giant beanbag (I bought a velvet lounger from great british bean bag company when I decorated my daughters room)
Slush puppy machine or snow cone maker
My daughter has a hello kitty instax
Wreck this journal
Mini fridge

FlyingByTheSeatof Thu 08-Oct-20 15:51:27

I bought my DD that age Korean / Japanese stuff like washi tape, Kawaii items and wierd small squidgy rubber animals, and a kawaii animal sandwich making kit which she loved and you can buy online but she saw it when we went to Comi con in London with her older DS one year.

FlyingByTheSeatof Thu 08-Oct-20 15:54:57

www.tofucute.com

Sewsosew Thu 08-Oct-20 18:10:19

Oh that’s a great and VERY pink site 🤪

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CountFosco Thu 08-Oct-20 18:17:54

DD1 has asked for lots of Totoro stuff. I found some great pictures on Etsy, also rather randomly a rolling pin.

She also wants a proper (SLR) camera, we're well supplied with Instax already but they are very popular with her friends.

CountFosco Thu 08-Oct-20 18:22:39

Wreck this journal

We bought this for my niece last year, she and the DDs had so much fun with it, it was a fantastic gift. If I say so myself smile.

HPandTheNeverEndingBedtime Thu 08-Oct-20 18:28:06

I bought a Japanese sweet box from Amazon, it was well worth it, came packaged in a cardboard box wrapped in a piece of Japanese newspaper which Dd found intriguing, some of the sweets weren't to our liking but exploring them and trying to work out what they were was fun.
Also Kracie fun cooking sets are always a winner too.

Dd has recently had her 11th birthday and I bought her some logic games which she likes, IQ puzzler, cat crimes (there is a dog version too) and gravity maze all from Amazon.

Swatsup Thu 08-Oct-20 18:30:00

Calligraphy pens? Possibly Japanese calligraphy set?

OohKittens Thu 08-Oct-20 19:21:47

Artbox is another brilliant site. They also have a shop in covent garden.

Sewsosew Thu 08-Oct-20 19:55:57

I’d love to go to that Covent Garden shop (if we weren’t 300 miles away 😥)

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ravensoaponarope Fri 09-Oct-20 13:19:04

Has she got a How to draw Manga characters book?

LifeInAHamsterWheel Fri 09-Oct-20 13:25:32

@DarrellRiversTuckBox just so you know, the oodie has a huge hood! It's a fleecy blanket with arms & a hood on it. My DD would love one, she's 10 and small-ish for her age and the actual branded Oodie would be far too big for her. I see that Next have one coming later this month so I might order that one for her (and it's a lot cheaper than the branded one!!)

FlyingByTheSeatof Fri 09-Oct-20 13:56:33

@LifeInAHamsterWheel I'm loving the sound of the oodie

OP Amazon have the kawaii animal Squishies - you get quite a lot in a set - they're about the approx length of your thumb.

LifeInAHamsterWheel Fri 09-Oct-20 14:37:04

Me too @FlyingByTheSeatof - might end up with one on my own Christmas list grin

Sewsosew Fri 09-Oct-20 15:13:33

@ravensoaponarope yes, for the specific anime series she watches too (pleased when i found that!).
I ordered some small badges as well this morning.

I hate the fact everything is so small 😂

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CantSleepClownsWillEatMe Fri 09-Oct-20 15:57:38

LifeInAHamsterWheel

*@DarrellRiversTuckBox* just so you know, the oodie has a huge hood! It's a fleecy blanket with arms & a hood on it. My DD would love one, she's 10 and small-ish for her age and the actual branded Oodie would be far too big for her. I see that Next have one coming later this month so I might order that one for her (and it's a lot cheaper than the branded one!!)

@LifeInAHamsterWheel Do you have a link for the Next one please? I don’t see it on the site.

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