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Nicpem1982 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:12:19

My dd has been invited to a birthday party of a child from nursery I don't know child or parent

I rsvpd on the day that we received the invite thanking for invite and confirming our attendance and asked if there is any gift list, present preferences, voucher type requests. This is normal in our friendship group and an amazon wish list is not unusual

Mum replied with oh don't worry about a gift too much just something girly will be nice

I know party mum doesn't want to appear Grabby/entitled but literally I couldn't pick this child out of a line up and my dd isn't really helpful as she's 3. The other thing is this child could be 3 or 4 so some suggestions would have been helpful to me

Can you lively mnetters help

allthegoodusernameshavegone Wed 11-Oct-17 16:15:20

Pretty fairy lights for her bedroom

hibbledobble Wed 11-Oct-17 16:17:01

Some ponies or a dolly?

I wouldn't stress about this.

2ndSopranos Wed 11-Oct-17 16:17:35

Something generic like jigsaws, or some colouring things (like the Crayola stuff), play doh, play food, that type of thing.

SheepyFun Wed 11-Oct-17 16:18:14

I tend to get games or jigsaws from Orchard Toys - you can order them on Amazon. This jigsaw:
www.johnlewis.com/orchard-toys-dolls-house-jigsaw-puzzle/p607684?sku=232333106&s_kwcid=2dx92700019177413657&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIybjt3u7o1gIVKbHtCh2REgNNEAQYASABEgJl_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
has been popular, and is clearly reduced at the moment!

Sirrah Wed 11-Oct-17 16:18:18

Depends on your budget!

Hufflepuff719 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:18:53

A nice purse/small bag? You can some pretty floral purses from Cath Kidston that I don't think cost much.

A jigsaw/game? A Disney princess jigsaw?

2ndSopranos Wed 11-Oct-17 16:18:56

Oh sorry, only just saw "something girly". Still the same suggestions!

Duplo?

ThaliaLuxurySpa Wed 11-Oct-17 16:19:12

OP,

What's your budget? And how long until the party? (i.e. do you have to be sorted by Saturday?!).

altiara Wed 11-Oct-17 16:19:37

Lego
Colouring pens
Shopkins or whatever equivalent is 'in'
A reading book
T shirt
Handbag
It's so easy at this age!!!! Try 11 year olds 😱

2ndSopranos Wed 11-Oct-17 16:19:55

What about a lovely hat/mittens set? I appreciate that very much as a parent!

Nicpem1982 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:20:25

I'm not stressed as such I struggle with girly as my dd really isn't and I don't really want to get something party girl doesn't want and will end up binned

Nicpem1982 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:21:49

Sorry budget is 10-15 and I have until next Saturday to sort.

redexpat Wed 11-Oct-17 16:21:53

Something for her hair. Maybe one of those little bags with frozen on and hair bands and hairslides inside.

Za1ny Wed 11-Oct-17 16:22:31

Sparkly play doh
Princess puzzle (fiver on the entertainer)
Tiara and wand set
Dressing up shoes

OuchBollocks Wed 11-Oct-17 16:22:48

DNiece was very taken with a little snowglobe once

Za1ny Wed 11-Oct-17 16:23:38

If your budget is between £10-£15 the Disney store have their dolls on offer atm for £10.

You can also get a styling head with your budget

Nicpem1982 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:24:21

Altria- by 11 I hope my dd is able to input for her friends bday presents.

2ndSopranos Wed 11-Oct-17 16:25:23

Ah but by the age of 11 the stuff they want costs a lot more...

Nicpem1982 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:25:59

2nd that's a fair point I think that's where vouchers come into play more.

2ndSopranos Wed 11-Oct-17 16:28:47

Or cold hard cash grin

Nicpem1982 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:29:20

grin

00alwaysbusymum Wed 11-Oct-17 16:31:35

My 3 & 5 yr old love kinetic sand and it comes in girly colours or always craft things like 'paint your own' etc

alwaysthepessimist Wed 11-Oct-17 16:31:40

Sainsburys 1/2 price toy sale starts next Wednesday get them something from that. Also don't stress it and drop your budget - I am mean, kids I don't know with parents I don't know...less that £10 - try to keep it at £5 tbh

ThaliaLuxurySpa Wed 11-Oct-17 16:31:43

This is well made and meets the brief!

www.wickeduncle.co.uk/presents/girls/age-4/sweet-hearts-bead-set

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