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Present for 10 year old girl?

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Libra Wed 19-Jan-05 13:29:20

Urgent help needed! My son has been invited to a classmate's birthday disco on Friday and needs a present. I have only got boys - what do ten year-old girls get for their birthdays these days? I want something between about £5 and £10 please that can be bought in a rush between bus trips on my way home. I don't really know the girl and DS1 is not the most descriptive - I think she has short hair, is into Destiny's Child, and already owns a cool pencil case (my first suggestion). All I really know is that he asked her out last month and she ran away! Obviously he needs an well-cool present to impress!

nailpolish Wed 19-Jan-05 13:31:52

what about a diary with a lock and key? i got a treasure chest sort of 'secrets' diary and address book for my 10 yr old niece at xmas and she was delighted!

you could get them in woolies, superdrug, i got mine in m and s.

or bratz is the in thing just now, again woolies and other toy shops

Libra Wed 19-Jan-05 13:32:26

A diary is a good idea! What is a bratz?

littlemissbossy Wed 19-Jan-05 13:32:38

Make up, nailpolish, girly toiletry set or voucher for a cd?
I know what you mean, I'm a boys only mum too

littlemissbossy Wed 19-Jan-05 13:33:08

bratz are dolls and are very popular with girls, although more than £10

nailpolish Wed 19-Jan-05 13:33:34

bratz is like barbie, but cooler. they have dolls, books, games etc, a whole range of stuff

very cool at the moment with girls

Libra Wed 19-Jan-05 13:34:09

I wasn't sure if ten year old girls' mums would be too impressed by make-up, but anyway this was completely vetoed by DS1, who feels it will give the 'wrong message'. Whatever!

nailpolish Wed 19-Jan-05 13:35:50

i wouldnt buy make up for a 10 yr old.

claires accessories is a good shop - wee purses, bags, necklaces, bangles etc.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 19-Jan-05 13:36:54

My DD1 is 10 and she loves treasure boxes, lockable diaries, Bratz (should be some in the sales), animals, art sets and music. I'm a mum who doesn't like make-up for my DDs (time enough for that later). hth

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 19-Jan-05 13:38:10

Another thought, my DDs were given booktokens and they were so excited. So that might be a good idea. If you wanted to just buy a book a lot of 10yo girls like Jacqueline Wilson. Her latest book is called Diamond Girls.

littlemissbossy Wed 19-Jan-05 13:40:12

I only meant a bit of lipgloss or nailpolish - I didn't mean a full face of slap!!!!

Libra Wed 19-Jan-05 13:41:20

Oh a book sounds a good idea! But I thought Jacqueline Wilson wrote about 'issues', which might not be acceptable - are her books OK? Sorry to be a pain, but am enough of an outcast in the village (I'm the only working mum in the village....)

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 19-Jan-05 13:45:21

Jacqueline Wilson does books for the younger girls as well. She has some "older" books but lots for younger girls. Just ask in the bookshop or have a quick scan of the back. My DD loved Diamond Girls and as it's the latest one maybe she would enjoy that.

I vet my children's books and can happily recommend JW. hth

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 19-Jan-05 13:47:12

littlemiss, sorry, I didn't mean to offend you or imply anything. Just responding to the fact that the mum might not like make-up in any form. I try not to encourage any make-up at all and if it does come home I encourage them to share liberally with their friends when they come round so that it is finished quickly.

Libra Wed 19-Jan-05 13:47:14

OK. Diamond Girls it is. Thanks for everyone's help. Boys are so much easier... a new Aberdeen football scarf and they're happy!

bluesky Wed 19-Jan-05 15:30:05

If not too late, the little 10yr old girls I know I really into the POP PARTY cd, apparently very cool.

Slinky Wed 19-Jan-05 15:51:12

My DD1 who will be 10 this year likes:

Compilation CDs
Diaries/notepads/stationery sets
Books - currently reading Diamond Girls
Anything from Claires Accessories

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