Ok i cant rember how old my niece is but shes going through that strange girl stage were they like toys but dont want them, they know what they want but wont tell you, to young for makeup to old for dolls. Im sure you know what im talking about. Shes growing up.
Anyway Im totaly clueless on what to get her. she is into basket ball but has everything she needs for that, she loves a few music people but I covered them for her birthday. We are stuck on what to get her for xmas. I say a gift card hubby hates the idea he wont buy gift cards for anyone. I love buying cloths but she is so picky, Jeans cant touch her croch but cant be to big on her butt, shirts cant be cut to low but then agin they cant be to high, It cant be pink but some pink is ok, frills are bad unless she likes it, to many pockets not enough pockets, Just all around very picky when it comes to cloths.
its hard to shop for her but when you get it right its totaly worth it. Any ideas?
Movies wont work she has so many not even her mom knows what she has and i covered Music for her birthday.
Nah money is worse then a gift card. hes so funny we love going xmas shoping its fun but he thinks he has t do the shoping and sometimes will get real mad when he cant find something great for someone. I already brough up gift cards money and all that and they were all nope we are going shoping. He cracks me up sometimes
Does your niece have a favorite Basketball team? If so, perhaps a jersy of that team or a favorite player. My oldest daughter loved that when she got one several years ago at Xmas. I have 3 daughters I can relate to the dilema of Xmas shopping. Another idea would be to give her a call or drop an email and let her give you some ideas. Wish you well on your endeavor.
I think shes into the lady bears. Shes kinda privite so im not totaly sure. I asked her what she wants she said i want my mom to get me a 4weeler I said ok what can uncle mike and I get she said i dont know. I said what do you like she said I dont know. this went on for a wile and that was that.
Ill think of soemthing I always do im the cool aunt. Its just getting harder and harder every year.
Depending on what you are planning to spend, there would be several options. The mp3 player is a good idea if you want to spend a little more. If you are looking for an inexpensive gift, you might try things like decorative, notebooks, pens, hair accessories, purses, etc. Even though girls that age are too old for dolls, they are still little girls at heart for some of the more "cutsie" things. Good luck!
Its a shame about the no gift card thing. Most teens just love to shop on there one. Well one thought i had which is sorta a gift card but not really.. are the movie passes or tickets. Sometimes you can get package deal that include a small soda and popcorn. Or make up a fun mix of stuff. Like a grap bag. You can put in bosy sprays and lotions, bubble bath, hair stuff, nail polish, maybe some jewerly!! Cool socks...etc. That way you get to the shopping thing and you don't have to look for anything specific it can just be a bunch of fun stuff!
Or just get her a nice necklace or bracelet.
Good luck I am ususally in the same boat as you, but this year with my hubby's 11 neices and newphews we are doing a polyanna!! Thank god!
perfume with a gift card attached. So she gets a surprize and something she can spend on what she really wants.
Like someone else mentioned jewlery.A nice watch. My Kids love gift baskets with thier favorite food treats too.Fill it with all kinds of junk food..twinkies,candy, jerky, little debbies...heck throw in a can of spam for a good laugh!LOL!
How about a nice cozy body pillow or bean bag? A reading lamp with a gift card to a book store.If she dont like to read this might get her interested.
I love the mix of items idea and the bean bag. I think we will do the mix though she changes her room all the time. right now its the beach she got rid of her butter fly chairs for those reclining chairs and its been over a year sence her room has changed so im just wating.
Last year we got her a lamp that rains. Its this oil stuff that goes down these threads but it looks like its raining. real cool lamp. Shes growin up so fast. a few years ago we got her yeago (SP) cards and we rocked for that now shes into big girl stuff. Its crazy how girls grow up so fast boys get bigger fast but i dont think they ever totaly grow up. My husband still loves BB guns and my dad still rides scooters.
Things for her room... funky lamps, photo frames, rug... OR a cool journal and neat pens OR craft items to get her involved in a hobby OR I know, I know... technically a gift card... but it's fun... Movie Passes - my nieces love them...
I put together a stamping kit, with adult craft supplies, I was a director of daycare for 14 yrs with 50 children ages ranging from 5 to 12 yrs old, so I know girls of these age groups love this kind of stuff. I bought a carrying case, and filled it with pretty paper, friskar edger scissors, different kinds of stamps, and about 6 colors of ink, then for the stamps that are to big for the ink pads, I bought the color that you can paint onto the stamp, added glue stick, elmers glue, and a stamping book, now my niece can make her own cards for any occassion. I got my nephew the CSI finger printing kit, and a hand writing analogy kit.