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Help Santa needs ideas for DD nearly 8!

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andirobobo Sat 07-Nov-09 22:22:27

DD is struggling to come up with things from Santa for christmas! Unbelieveable I know, but true! My Mum would say that is because she has everything - but no pressies on Christmas Day would make her sad!!

Santa is getting a bit jittery as time is passing on - so - any ideas?

She is nearly 8 and is not a girly girl, does not like pink, etc. She is into horses, horses and horses, and Build-a-bears!.

She already has a DS and a Wii, and most stuff from last year has hardly been played with, so Santa has a budget of £50 to £60.

Lilyloo Sat 07-Nov-09 22:26:17

I have got ds nearly 8 an ipod shuffle , the older style new for £30.
How about some credits for buildabearville , ds getting these off family.

Take it she has puppy in my pocket etc
If not someone selling a half price set on here from sainsbury toy sale on toys section

Or i am getting my dd 5 a karaoke machine ??

frazzled74 Sat 07-Nov-09 22:38:31

I love ponies,polly pocket, sylvanians, skateboard, mp3 player, art craft stuff. there is a lil luvvables bear maker she may like as a "cheap diy build a bear"

Lilyloo Sat 07-Nov-09 22:40:16

sorry meant 'pony' in my pocket

andirobobo Sat 07-Nov-09 22:49:32

Skateboard could be an idea - we saw one today in a shop and she was really examining it!

She is not really into the ocket stuff - we have bits and pieces and again it is not played with.

She got an MP3 player last year - another 5 min wonder!

I do wonder why she is not like other girls - she doesnt really play with stuff - but will read and doodle and chill. She is old before her time I think! She does lots of activities - Brownies, dancing, football, swimming, etc but there is no bigger present I can see to get for her. sad

my dd is horse mad too, so I found this and this horse top trumps and a horsey washbag. How about a wind up torch? Dd loves things like that, or a mask and flippers for fun swimming?

henryhuggins Sun 08-Nov-09 15:48:52

what about something like the bop it game?

Takver Sun 08-Nov-09 17:32:02

Is there some brownie uniform she doesn't have (or the brownie keepsake box)? Or a really good pair of goggles for swimming/new swimsuit etc? Riding lessons (cost about £7 for half hour round here, so a series of say 5 would leave you enough for something else too)?

If santa was paying grin my dd (same age) would love:

all the brownie uniform (atm she just has t-shirt)
a cd player to go in her room
audio books / normal books
a proper but small workbench of her own (lovely one in the Axminster catalogue but it costs £80!)
her own sewing box with stuff in it
a sewing machine that she was allowed to use without me hovering 2 inches away
one of those little mini-scooters

She had 6 riding lessons for her 7th birthday which she loved.

She's also recently bought herself some rollerblades with her saved money which have been a big hit.

andirobobo Sun 08-Nov-09 21:34:52

Some good ideas, thanks.

I was kind of thinking she needed a main present and a few other bits, but she produced a list today that will be sent to Santa tomorrow!

Night vision goggles and metal detector featured, as well as a zip scooter and I love ponies pony camp! Also some random lego stuff - all from the Argos catalogue!!

DaftApeth Sun 08-Nov-09 21:45:20

I see you are sorted but for anyone else who has pony mad dcs, I usd this website last year to buy stuff for my pony mad god-daughter. I Love Ponies - it's veerry pink!

Also for anyone with too much money to spend i.e. it's very expensive, Julip

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