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    Default Ugh, I have zero Santa gift ideas

    Especially for DD, who is impossible to shop for. Newly 13 but not into girly or trendy 13 yo things. She has already (mainly from previous years): a chrome book, a kindle paper white (loves to read), a phone. Santa often brings something impractical that mom & dad wouldnít buy. I canít do an experience gift from Santa. She of course doesnít actually believe but I still need something to go into the Santa sack. Any suggestions?
    momma to DD 12/08 & DS 3/13

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    Kestrel is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    How about something crafty/creative? Beads, paint, something like that? Tie dye is big in that age group here.

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    I just bought my 13 year old airpods for his birthday. Totally unnecessary and frivolous, but they felt really special and fun to him.

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    Iím struggling, too! What about a box set of a favorite book series? Home decor - art, prints, one of those lights that cast an image (sunset or moon phases)? Phone stand or ring light? IPad? One of those pictures frames you can easily upload pictures to - we got a grandparent the Skylight one?
    Iím going to be following for other ideas!


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    https://smile.amazon.com/Animetrics-...s%2C135&sr=8-3. What about something like this? If she isn’t an animal lover, there are other subjects. This one is cool:https://smile.amazon.com/Paint-Stick...s%2C208&sr=8-3

    What about taking a fun photo of your daughter and putting it in an ornament? I recently snapped a couple of photos of my dd with dance friends and put it in a cute Shutterfly ornament. Their turnaround time is really good.

    I know you said she isn’t into girly things but I found that changed seemingly overnight with my dd. The creative aspect of this might interest your dd: https://www.amazon.com/Mixify-Beauty.../dp/B071NGVDRZ

    I am thinking of all the creative things the girls in my crafting group enjoyed. Several of the teenagers loved these embroidery kits: https://smile.amazon.com/HaiMay-Embr...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1 And my daughters friend fell in love with cake decorating when we tried it so a kit like this might be fun: https://smile.amazon.com/Cake-Cupcak...s%2C128&sr=8-4
    Last edited by gatorsmom; 12-04-2021 at 09:21 AM.
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    I bought something like this library model for my 13yo niece. Hers is a Cat Cafe, but I'm obsessed with the library and want it for myself.

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    My almost 13 DD is getting AirPods. Also on her list (but she is into trendy): squishmallows, prisma colored pencils (got a set at Costco that has other items too), Harry Potter crochet kit, crystals, Spotify premium subscription. She is also getting an Echo Dot with clock (currently has an older one) and I am looking for a lighted make up mirror.

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    Y’all are the best! Lots of good ideas here. I’m likely going to either get her something like the baking kit (she loves to bake and we have lots of things, but could use some proper icing spreaders and a turn table for cake decorating) or a Bluetooth speaker for her room, which I thought of with mention of the AirPods.

    We’ve decided to travel for Christmas, so it takes some pressure off of having under the tree look full, which is a real struggle now that most of what my kids receive can fit in a shoebox or smaller.

    Just in terms of sharing ideas, both my kids are getting nice headlamps and Swiss Army knives. I’m getting DD a silk pillow case to hopefully help with her long tangly hair. DS is getting another accessory for his ninja line. We always get a new family game or two (this year ticket to ride).
    Last edited by Snow mom; 12-04-2021 at 04:05 PM.
    momma to DD 12/08 & DS 3/13

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