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I just don't know what to buy dd (6) for christmas - what are you getting your 6 year old dd?

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foothesnoo Mon 27-Oct-08 13:18:43

This year, as every year, it feels as though she has just had a birthday and I am all out of ideas. DD is not easy to buy for as she doesn’t really play with toys much and she’s not a pink and fluffy girl.

I not only have to think of soething for us to buy her, but also also have to come up with suggestions for relatives! So am looking for inspiration. Share your DD’s Christmas lists with me please!

clayrethechildslayre Mon 27-Oct-08 13:22:53

my dd will be 6 in febuary and we have got her DS with HSM game and accesories, thats what she wanted

foothesnoo Mon 27-Oct-08 15:14:49

Thanks clare - ds not an option here for a year or so.

anyone else?

bella29 Mon 27-Oct-08 15:20:55

Can you ask her to do a letter to Santa & use that as a shopping list?

My non-girly dd is into k'nex!

RubyRioja Mon 27-Oct-08 15:23:40

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MadamDeathstare Mon 27-Oct-08 15:28:35

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foothesnoo Mon 27-Oct-08 15:38:28

Bella – she won’t do a list - she just wants “surprises” <sigh>

She’s never really liked dolls – she had one last year and it’s barely been played with at all.

Lego – tricky one, as it’s either film tie ins (which she has little interest in), super-girly (the Belleville stuff) knights and robots (no) or transport (definitely no). Lego really needs to pull its finger out and do some more appealing things for girls like my dd.

She has an older brother so we have lots of construction stuff knocking around at home

Wags Mon 27-Oct-08 15:41:17

I am thinking of getting DD (5.6) a desk and chair, then all nice bits to go on the desk, pens, notepads etc. There isn't much that she needs this year, she does talk about a DS but I think she is still too young and wouldn't use it much so thats not an option for us either.

twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 15:41:43

DD is 7, last year we got her a set of watercolours as she likes to paint and probably some things for her bedroom.

This year I think it will be binoculours, science kit and more painting things.

sundew Mon 27-Oct-08 15:43:53

My dd loved Hama beads at this age - they do a good range from really girly kits to horses kits.

Also good are a CD player with some story CDs + a couple of the awful party disco CDs or HSM CDs

If she is into books - there are lots of book sets now that she might like?

We are out of ideas for my dd (8 this time) for birthday and christmas - so we are decorating her room and buying bits to go into it - bean bags, lamp etc

Good Luck!

RubyRioja Mon 27-Oct-08 15:47:28

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foothesnoo Mon 27-Oct-08 15:57:47

Desk and chair sound possible if we could find somewhere for it to go – she loves doing ‘admin stuff’ in her room…..

Hama beads – please no, we have a huge box of them on a top shelf in her cupboard – am hoping she’s forgotten about them!

CD player was one of her birthday presents – a huge hit (and v cheap). Would recommend as a good 6 year old girl present!

madamy Mon 27-Oct-08 16:01:48

Playmobil? They do a good range to suit all tastes! My dd (5.5) loves art and craft stuff, making models etc. She got a hand held leapster thingy for her birthday which was a great hit, not sure if 6 is a bit old though.

Eniddo Mon 27-Oct-08 16:04:15

my dd2 was 6 last week

successes: playmobil, magnetix, wiki sticks (wax 'strings' that cling to a board and you make pix with - recommended by a mumsnetter and fab!), a lovely french doll

she is adamant that she wants this for xmas hmm

I was thinking of a vtech laptop thing for her to mess about on but the lion seems to be an obsession atm

Eniddo Mon 27-Oct-08 16:05:06

and craft things - my sil bought her a puppet theatre which was a Big Success

piratecat Mon 27-Oct-08 16:07:20

dd likes

Kitty in my pocket
Littlest pet Shop
Playmobile pirate ship
Polly pocket
her farm

for xmas she is getting, (already bought)

A fur real cat (half price in toys r us)
Colouring stuff-kung fu panda
some games, operation, kerplunk
whoppee cushion
a couple of annuals

she would like

blow pens
HSM anything
Rhino Rampage ( a totally rubbish loking game)

Fennel Mon 27-Oct-08 16:09:04

Mine would like that lion. Definitely.

They also at 6 liked/like: sylvanian families, playmobil, geomag, sciency and naturey kits (grow your own bugs, that sort of thing), real pets (hamsters, guinea pigs), bows and arrows, skates, heelies, loads of craft and cooking and art supplies and activities. and lego. and marble mazes. and board games - chess, junior scrabble, mousetrap, downfall, connect4, operation, etc.

nailpolish Mon 27-Oct-08 16:10:43

i got dd1 for her 6th birthday last week a cd player ghetto blaster thing and some cds

i also got her 2 goldfish

she loves her music - i got sugababes mcfly and hsm cds

the cd player was a pink one from woolies - only cost a tenner

i also got those pentastic pens - she has wanted them for ages

other presents she loved - aqua beads, a fashion design toy from marks,

for her xmas i have no idea. a remote control car dh suggested

Bucharest Mon 27-Oct-08 16:11:27

Mine is 5 but not girly and is having a telescope and the playmobile supermarket....

nailpolish Mon 27-Oct-08 16:11:49

puppy in my pocket dd2 iscrazy about

the puppyville hospital isggood

Eniddo Mon 27-Oct-08 16:12:11

please not the national geographic telescope

tis shite

nailpolish Mon 27-Oct-08 16:13:49

cookery books good
waterstones hav ones for children

roald dahlbooks

indie kidd books

Bucharest Mon 27-Oct-08 16:16:51

Discovery World telescope- not expecting much for £9.99!

foothesnoo Mon 27-Oct-08 16:17:43

We have never really got into Playmobil here (although ds had the boat about 5 years ago which they played with inthe bath until last year when I threw it out - stinky and mouldy). What are the good ones?

Enid - one of our nice local retaurants gives away wiki sticks as part of a children's pack to entertain their smaller guests - they are fab I agree.

Fennel Mon 27-Oct-08 16:42:31

my dds do like the pirate ship and fort, with attendant horses and royal family and knights and witches, also the campervan. And there's a new range of fantasy playmobil they currently like with fairies and unicorns.

They like animal hospital stuff too. which is similar but good for children who like animals more than people.

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