DD’s Christmas is a bit dull so far, help!!
Loveatthe5anddime · 04/12/2021 12:42
Not only am I so disorganised this year I don’t seems to have lost my usual excitement and or any inspiration for my DC’s Christmas particularly my youngest DD10.
It’s such a funny age and while there are things she has asked for and is getting (mostly for pony) they are all very practical and dare I say it a bit dull.
At 10 I’d still like her to have a bit of sparkle, fun, surprises so I’m looking for some more ideas.
We don’t need any tech/snuggly blankets/bed room lights etc, she likes a bath bomb and will have one in her stocking but other than that not into smellies.
To give you an idea of the kind of things I’m look at I’d seen a wicker basket which has Midnight feast printed on the front and was going to fill it with some of her favourite things but unfortunately it’s out of stock!! Another thing was an old fashioned sweet shop set with glass jars etc I have also looked at a few of the bigger Maileg sets as she still collects them but then realised I’d need to sell a liver to fund it
So basically it’s magical part that Santa would bring that I’m trying to fill.
Does anyone have any ideas? I’d love to hear what everyone else’s 10 year old DD’s are getting!
UniBallEye · 06/12/2021 10:53
I really love the idea of the midnight feast hamper, very magical and not something she'll see in every toy shop etc.
I also love the idea of filling it with magical, unusual things that she might not see everyday. Sugar mice are a great call.
One year my dd was really into willie wonka and we managed to find some wonka bars with golden tickets online for her stocking.
I'd look in the confection section of the really posh shops - waitrose, harrods etc to see if you can find some unusual treats. It will definitely keep the magic alive!
Personalise things too - nutella jar with her name, dairy milk did them one year too.
twocandlelady · 06/12/2021 00:07
Anyone who has bought the Wreck This Journal - does it matter which one I buy? Is it dated like a diary? Should I go for the girly ones?
OP your idea sounds amazing I would have absolutely loved that at her age. Midnight feasts were just the best things ever!!!
Lipsandlashes · 05/12/2021 14:28
Can you say what the k boxes are? I googled and it seemed like Japanese coking set?[/quote]
Of course. Not exactly cooking but making up ‘sweets’ with powders and water (and occasionally using the microwave). Honestly - I dread to think what’s in them but the girls love them and it’s such good fun. Have a look on YouTube, they have loads of tutorials and what the different sets are. I buy them from Samoorai snacks
Howareyouflower · 05/12/2021 09:00
The midnight feast idea? Buy a basket, fill it yourself, and tie a big label on it with "Midnight Feast" written on it!
thesunwillout · 05/12/2021 07:57
I was pony mad, very lucky to have a pony.
I still have my original favourite pony fiction book. A Stable For Jill by Ruby Ferguson.
I was looking at them on eBay last night.
Has she ever read it, the Jill books are so great for the hay filled pony world. Maybe pop one in the basket?
SavoyCabbage · 05/12/2021 07:44
Is the hamper because she likes Enid Blyton? If so I once did my dd an 'adventure backpack' for her birthday which she absolutely loved.
Bird sounds whistle for signals
Red and yellow bandanas for signals
Stick on moustache for disguise
ElfontheShelfisLookingatYou · 05/12/2021 07:36
Can you say what the k boxes are? I googled and it seemed like Japanese coking set?
MostlyGuesswork · 04/12/2021 23:28
Could you make her a treasure hunt with rhyming Christmassy clues leading to the hamper?
Notbornwithit · 04/12/2021 22:01
I’ve had a notice board made on Etsy for my 8 year old and I’ve printed out some pics of her and her friends
GreenOranges · 04/12/2021 21:59
I have 2 DD's a similar age and popular things they have/are getting:
Wreck this Journal (both LOVE this)
Guinness World Records
Chris Colfer &,Tom Fletcher books
Cookies in a jar kit
Neon sign writer
Reading cushion for in bed. I saw someone recommend above. My DD who reads a lot at night loves it.
Pegasussnail · 04/12/2021 20:13
I've younger boys but I got fairy toadstools for the garden (they love elves etc)
Some board games you might all enjoy? Card games. Air dry clay.
Vouchers for a day out eg zoo
Nice school bag or stationary
Softpebbles · 04/12/2021 20:01
Marshmallow or hot chocolate bombs for the sleepover kit. Popcorn, maybe a DVD.
My DD liked those sheet face masks.
Thanks to whoever linked to the Fimo clay. My DC is slightly older and I think would really like this. 🙂
WashableVelvet · 04/12/2021 19:53
Christmas crumpets with teeny posh jams and ganaches to spread on, in little glass jars? Honey on the comb?
dahlia83 · 04/12/2021 19:48
If she is getting lots of bits for her pony, then for her that is really exciting! So it may seem dull to you if you aren't horsey! (Apologies if you are..just that if you are 10 your pony is the most exciting thing in your life of you are lucky enough to have one)
MMAMPWGHAP · 04/12/2021 19:01
MMAMPWGHAP · 04/12/2021 19:00
Christmas tree shaped tortilla chips would bulk out hamper nicely.
jocktamsonsbairn · 04/12/2021 18:54
Oh that's great that you found one! What about hot chocolate sachets, popcorn, Pringles, Christmas themed sweets, can of fizzy juice, candy canes, American sweets, things she's not usually alllowed?
Loveatthe5anddime · 04/12/2021 18:35
Ok so I have gone with my original idea of a midnight feast hamper. Found a seller on Etsy who personalises wicker hampers and it will look near enough identical to the one I see. Non plastic, useful and very old school magical and know she will like it, perfect for sleepovers!!!
Now I need to fill it with some north pole treats, that would one put in a midnight hamper from Santa clause, so far I have thought sugar mice...
Ponoka7 · 04/12/2021 17:02
My GD wants heelys, resin painting and diamond kits. Would she want a pony diamond painting kit?
Lipsandlashes · 04/12/2021 16:38
My mum has got her a polaroid style camera which I think she'll like too.
My DD8 has just had the Instax camera for her birthday, from my parents. Massive hit! The film is expensive though
simpledeer · 04/12/2021 16:26
I have a niece same age and she is getting kinetic sand, hair scrunchies, an animal print onesie, a load of stationery she wanted, and this amazing book
Loveatthe5anddime · 04/12/2021 14:25
@CaptainChannel my older DD loved her Polaroid camera at that age and it got a good reaction on Christmas morning.
CaptainChannel · 04/12/2021 14:18
I've struggled a bit for my DD9 this year, especially as she just had her birthday. I've got my DCs bikes this year which sorts out the main present but for other bits I've got her a couple of books, a 'Miss Sparkle gift set' from Next and this Nutella gift set with a plate, nutella knife and a jar because she loves nutella!
My mum has got her a polaroid style camera which I think she'll like too.
languagelover96 · 04/12/2021 14:18
Biscuits and cookies
Fruit and cheese platter
Loveatthe5anddime · 04/12/2021 14:15
@jocktamsonsbairn some great ideas thank you! 😊
@UsernameInTheTown she is pony daft and can mostly be found in a pair of welly boot with hay in her hair, but I like to keep the Santa magic going just a little bit longer.
She is currently making said pony and advent calendar out of empty toilet rolls and planning his stocking, he very adored and she knows how lucky she is. 😊
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