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I have no idea what gift to get DD13 for around $100!!


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#1 jeninpa  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 8:43 pm

I got 3 of my 4 kids large gifts but DD13 can't think of anything for me to get her!!! I got everything she wanted almost but it is all small things, the largest was Karaoke Revolution for $45! I need 1 bigger item that costs around $100 to even things out. We have 2 Wii's, she has a DS, a DSi, a PS2 w/all the Singstars, we have 2 XBox 360's in the house, she has a TV and DVD player, we have a trampoline......I am just lost!! DS14 is getting a 32" flat screen DD10 is getting a fouton DS6 is getting a 12.1" netbook (the older 3 already have laptops) I would like it to be something that will be used almost on a daily basis or atleast often,lol.
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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 8:53 pm

I will say that you have some lucky kids :) About the only things I can think of that you don't mention she has already.... iPod (the Nanos are around $100) portable dvd players (those have come way down in price though) cell phone portable digital tvs Rockband 2 digital camera (I know the DSi is a camera,but is it a good one? idk) Flip video camera actual musical instrument (e.g. guitar) Good luck. I'm still not done shopping for my crew yet but I still have a few days left to panic :tongue1:

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#3 jeninpa  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 9:02 pm

I will say that you have some lucky kids :)

About the only things I can think of that you don't mention she has already....
iPod (the Nanos are around $100)
portable dvd players (those have come way down in price though)
cell phone
portable digital tvs
Rockband 2
digital camera (I know the DSi is a camera,but is it a good one? idk)
Flip video camera
actual musical instrument (e.g. guitar)

Good luck. I'm still not done shopping for my crew yet but I still have a few days left to panic :tongue1:



She has a regular iPod and she isn't very responsible with it,lol. She has a portable DVD player....never uses it. She has a cell phone with unlimited everything...never remembers to take it with her & we have no service here. Not sure about a portable TV...I will look into that! We have Rockband (1st one) and it has been played all of about 3 times,lol. I thought about a camera too but with how forgetful and clumsy she is (she has ADD & a few other minor issues,lol) I think she would break it or lose it if she even remembered it,lol. I thought about getting her a large Casio keyboard but she has just never shown in interest in music other than singing,lol. Thanks for all the great suggestions though!! They are making me think anyway! lol
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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 9:12 pm

What about a gift card to Aero or somewhere? My 11 yo loves getting gc's and picking things out herself. Concert tickets for you and her? Since she likes singing what about a karaoke machine?

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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 9:13 pm

What about an Aerie GC and a promise of a shopping trip? Most 13 YO girls would love to go clothes shopping! A keyboard or guitar might just spark her interest in music. Make sure you grab a DVD course or a book so that she can try to test the waters on her own before she commits to lessons. What about a room makeover? New comforter/sheets and some cute piece of furniture?
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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 9:31 pm

What about a gift card to Aero or somewhere? My 11 yo loves getting gc's and picking things out herself. Concert tickets for you and her? Since she likes singing what about a karaoke machine?


I already got her a Club Penguin GC & a Fusion Fall gift card and she is not much of a clothes person....she wears what is comfortable and could care less what it is,lol. We had a karaoke machine & tossed it after we never used it anymore since she has all the Singstar, American Idol & Karaoke Revolution games that exist,lol. A concert I would have to take DD10 or the guilt would kill me! lmao

What about an Aerie GC and a promise of a shopping trip? Most 13 YO girls would love to go clothes shopping!

A keyboard or guitar might just spark her interest in music. Make sure you grab a DVD course or a book so that she can try to test the waters on her own before she commits to lessons.

What about a room makeover? New comforter/sheets and some cute piece of furniture?


She is a TomBoy! lmao The only thing she would want to shop for would be a horse,lol. I might get her a mini one for her birthday to keep her pygmy goat company,lol.

We are actually moving soon to a huge house so they are getting room makeovers in February. I am doing hers brown/blue & DD10's pink/brown,lol.

I finally just bought her a bike. Hers is only a 24" & I remembered her complaining the brakes didn't work right anyway,lol.

Thanks everyone for helping me think!!! It honestly didn't come to me until I was saying everything she did have when I realized even though she had a bike it was junk! lmao I feel sooooo much better!!! DH doesn't get his bonus check until the Friday before Christmas so it is always rush rush finishing up!!!
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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 9:52 pm

I'm glad you figured it out! As a tomboy, here's my list (for future reference): more boots saddle TPX Slugger bat Adidas Aswego running shoes pitching machine batting cage (yes, I've been BEGGING!) Berne Coat (carhartt-type) My Carhartt is CRAP! did I mention more boots? I just bought a new bicycle, but I want a cushy seat and a cool water bottle.
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#8 jeninpa  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 19, 2009 - 10:08 pm


I just bought a new bicycle, but I want a cushy seat and a cool water bottle.


Thanks!!!! I have to get a cushy seat for her!!! lmao
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Posted Dec 20, 2009 - 6:12 am

I'm glad you thought of getting her a new bike--that will be perfect! Merry Christmas from one tomboy to another ;)

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Posted Dec 20, 2009 - 7:59 am

How about a chi flat iron? or a vanity for her room? Those things are nice for girls who are just starting to care about how they look and boys. The only other thing I can think of in that price range that hasn't been listed is concert tickets...

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Posted Dec 20, 2009 - 11:25 am

I read that you decided on a gift for her, but thought I would add some suggestions just in case anyone else needs some. :)

Uggs Indoor/Outdoor Slippers! DH gave me the Cozy II for my birthday ($90) and I LOVE them! I have the Classic Tall boots and the Bailey Button boots and I LOVE them too, but sometimes they are too warm and the Cozy II slippers are so YUMMY!!!

Cozy II
http://www.uggaustra...4&model=Cozy II

A nice pair of hiking boots or even a North Face Denali jacket. I LOVE my down vest by GoLite, I'm not sure if the ladies x small would fit her, but I know that Patagonia and North Face have young lady versions. These pieces are nice looking, but also very practical for a tomboy! They keep her warm and looking cute! I wear mine out shopping and out hiking and haven't "worn them out" yet!

North Face Denali Jacket ($99) @ REI.com

http://www.rei.com/product/786934

@ NorthFace.com

http://www.thenorthf...kets-vests.html

Down Vest

@ NorthFace.com

http://www.thenorthf...variationId=001

and

http://www.thenorthf...variationId=4F2

Have a great Christmas! and have a low stress move!

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Posted Dec 20, 2009 - 1:41 pm

How about a chi flat iron? or a vanity for her room? Those things are nice for girls who are just starting to care about how they look and boys.

The only other thing I can think of in that price range that hasn't been listed is concert tickets...


I did want to get her one she seen advertised that spins but she didn't know the name of it and the spinning part scares me,lol. She has curly hair & hates it although it seems more wavy than curly now that she is older.
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Posted Dec 20, 2009 - 6:58 pm

I did want to get her one she seen advertised that spins but she didn't know the name of it and the spinning part scares me,lol. She has curly hair & hates it although it seems more wavy than curly now that she is older.


it's called the instyler and sold at bed bath and beyond, we own one

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Posted Dec 20, 2009 - 7:47 pm

it's called the instyler and sold at bed bath and beyond, we own one


Yes! That is it! Does it work good? Does it get stuck in hair? lol
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Posted Dec 20, 2009 - 8:32 pm

Yes! That is it! Does it work good? Does it get stuck in hair? lol


We have two, they are okay for some, my daughter likes hers, my other daughter and I can't get it to work like we want, But we must be doing something wrong




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