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AIBU to ask what's the hot craze among 8-9 year old girls?

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StarlingMurmuration Wed 24-Jun-15 08:49:03

My niece is 8 on Friday, and I need to get her a present - something I can get from Amazon Prime, really. I'm largely nc with her mother so can't ask for suggestions. I know it's awful of me to leave it so late but I've been pretty ill recently, with an operation scheduled for next week, and it's just slipped my mind until this morning. So those of you with girls of about this age, what is 'in' at the moment?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Missm00 Wed 24-Jun-15 08:55:45

If she's into crafts, there is the "doh Vinci" play dough kits, where they make pretty designs using a special play dough 'pen' I think.

19lottie82 Wed 24-Jun-15 08:58:11

I don't think anything's really "in" at the moment, in terms of a great craze. But my DSD'd love craft things, especially kits where they can make their own jewellery and stuff like that

MrsNextDoor Wed 24-Jun-15 08:59:41

At the moment I don't notice any one big craze but if you get her cafty stuff then she'll like it....Claire's have sets of make your own jewellry aimed at girls this age...a nice jewellry box might be a good choice girls also love sets which let them make snow globes.

dancemom Wed 24-Jun-15 09:02:09


Hunger Games

Hair accessories

Funky socks

19lottie82 Wed 24-Jun-15 09:03:46

Hunger Games

maybe a bit too old / violent for a 7/8 year old!

dixiechick1975 Wed 24-Jun-15 09:04:39

Top model friendship book on Amazon. My dd got one as a present and has given one to her 2 friends turning 9 and it was a hit.

No big craze at the moment (loom bands were 2014) dd and her friends like mine craft, video star app and playing Harry Potter.

Rockdoctor Wed 24-Jun-15 09:05:48

Agree with dancemom, stationary is the big thing here - funky pencil cases, gel pens, novelty erasers, notebooks etc..

hazeyjane Wed 24-Jun-15 09:06:02


TwinkieTwinkle Wed 24-Jun-15 09:06:21

Not Hunger Games for a nine year old. Don't know of any real crazes but I know DS female friends are really into these karaoke and dance games you get for games consoles. If they don't have one why not put together a 'girl's night kit' she can use with you or her mum? Girly DVD, wee nail polishes a facemask, lip balms, popcorn etc.

treaclesoda Wed 24-Jun-15 09:06:54

My dd and her friends love stationery, hair accessories, pyjamas, that sort of stuff.

Rockdoctor Wed 24-Jun-15 09:07:10

Oh yes, any of the Top Model stuff - although her mum won't thank you for the sets that include make up grin

wonderpants Wed 24-Jun-15 09:07:32

I don't think you can ever go wrong with a big pack of coloured/ neon/ glittery gel pens!

dixiechick1975 Wed 24-Jun-15 09:08:27

My dd and her friend both loved the girl tech password journey too - £18.99 on Amazon. Like a secret diary they set a voice password up for.

shitebag Wed 24-Jun-15 09:08:27

DS and his best friend (shes a girl) are just about 9 and both of them spend most of the time in his room playing Minecraft.

She loves raiding through his Minecraft Guide books.

dixiechick1975 Wed 24-Jun-15 09:08:44

Journal not journey

Floggingmolly Wed 24-Jun-15 09:09:14


queenofthemountains Wed 24-Jun-15 09:09:16

A massive box of sharpies, my daughter drools over these in WH Smiths.

CantBrainToday Wed 24-Jun-15 09:09:41

Stationary or art stuff goes down well at this age. Also secret diary type things.

FuckitFay Wed 24-Jun-15 09:12:17

I have an 8 yr old. She's never heard of hunger games!
At the moment she is into
Cartwheeling (would like anything gymnastic related)
Roller skates
Secret diaries
Anything arts and crafts

What's your budget?

UnspecialSnowflake Wed 24-Jun-15 09:12:30

Anything from here

We had a Smiggle shop open in our town last year and all the girls I know love their stuff.

FuckitFay Wed 24-Jun-15 09:13:08

Oh and she's not into shopkins but her class are massively into beanie boos

Contraryish Wed 24-Jun-15 09:13:19

My 9 yo loves Beanie Boos and looom bands!

But she'd also love stationery, craft kits, etc. Or a Nerf Rebelle!

SunnyBaudelaire Wed 24-Jun-15 09:16:26

a quality tin of coloured pencils like Caran D'ache, loom bands, jewellery making kit, gel pens....?

meglet Wed 24-Jun-15 09:16:28

sniggle! my 6yo dd is obsessed with it, she wants everything for her birthday. very expensive though.

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