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Anyone else have problems buying something for someone? Usually a parent or Uncle you don't know very well?
I need help figuring out what to buy for an 11 1/2 year old girl, in the beginnings of puberty, too old for little kid stuff and too young for teenage stuff. Any help would be appreciated.
Or if you have someone you need to buy for, give details and maybe I or someone can come up with something.
-- Cherri (email@example.com), December 13, 2001
Clothes. She'll never remember where they came from but will enjoy the wearing and that's the point right?
-- Carlos (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 2001.
If it wasn't for Borders bookstore, I'd be in trouble. They have a tremendous selection of books, including books on tape, plus enough CDs (good old-time jazz is my favorite category) to provide a little variety in my gift-giving. I get most of my presents there.
Then there is the edibles category: Cianti Classico for my brother and his wife, perhaps a jar of gooseberry jam, something out of the ordinary.
To get to the case of the 11 1/2 year old, my impression is that there are some pretty good books for all ages.
-- Peter Errington (email@example.com), December 13, 2001.
Fingernail polish, jewelry, craft kits, robot toys, computer games...
-- helen (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 2001.
My boys and I received from my sister last year, gift certificates for Borders. For those of you who don't have Borders, they are kinda like Barnes'n'Noble; large bookstore/CD/movies/coffeshop. We had the greatest time going to pick out our gifts, and we are still enjoying them. I think it's a grande idea for gifts for any age.
-- (email@example.com), December 13, 2001.
Gift certificate for a mall she likes.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 2001.
no no no! Kids wanna unwrap something they can hold right away!
-- helen doesn't "do" gift certificates (email@example.com), December 13, 2001.
Maybe little kids, but I would bet an 11 year old girl would have no problem with a mall gift certificate.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 2001.
Cherri, maybe in a case like that, perhaps you could get some hints from her first?
(Interlude while Eve leans back, looks up with a grin, head slightly tilted, finger on her chin, the picture gets blurry, then does a fade out and fade in, all to those nauseating harp arpeggios...)
Ah...now I'm recalling the days when my boys used to toss the shirt over their shoulder right in the tailwind of its giftwrap, and with the same, fluid backhand motion, looking for the "real" gifts...
-- Eve (email@example.com), December 14, 2001.
Five gallon bucket filled with crumpled up 5.00 bills! Or shoe box with 1.00 bills if you be poor that week.
-- Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 2001.
If she doesn't already have them all get one of the Harry Potter books. You might as well introduce her to satanism at an early age.
-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), December 14, 2001.
JBT! yer bad
-- (email@example.com), December 14, 2001.
The gift for any 11-year old who has everything: brussels sprouts! They are tasty, versatile and come in a wide variety of sizes. Just one color, though. I hope your niece looks good in green. As I said in 1989, green is the color of the nineties!
-- Little Nipper (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 2001.
Just a thought here, Cherri, but my second daughter thought it was quite a bit of fun. I didn't have a lot of money to spend in one chunk, so I gave her something small, with a note that she would receive more every month for a year. This was for her birthday one year, and I had lots of fun buying little things for her the entire year. She also had lots of fun OPENING those little things the entire year. 11.5 is the "trinket/creative" period, IIRC. "Glittery" nail polish, flavored lip gloss, hemp and an assortment of beads to weave necklaces and bracelets, maybe even instructions on how to create a Dream Catcher, and the materials to make it.
-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), December 15, 2001.
I have an 11.5 year old girl and her list right off the top of my head included these:
Nail polish in lt. blue, lt. green and clear all sparkly colors of course Body glitters and glitter body washes Gel pens, gel pen writing pads and journals Books Cute stuffed animals ??? (I thought they were all cute, but...) Clothes, of course only the latest fads
Hope this helps some. The gel pens and glitter stuff seem to be the b- day gifts her friends have been requesting too....
-- Vipper (email@example.com), December 15, 2001.
Dang, I swear I put them on seperate lines... Here they are again in better format for reading:
Nail polish in lt. blue, lt. green and clear all sparkly colors of course
Body glitters and glitter body washes
Gel pens, gel pen writing pads and journals
Cute stuffed animals ??? (I thought they were all cute, but...)
Clothes, of course only the latest fads
-- Vipper (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 15, 2001.
"Clothes, of course only the latest fads"
Not a fair answer. You have to list the latest fads and descibe in detail the clothes that fit the fad. Do it quick because fad information lasts like three days.
-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), December 15, 2001.