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#1 mini mac

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

I have my 12 turning 13 year old nieces birthday coming up and want to get her something really good.

They are reasonably indulged children that have pretty much everything so it needs to be something maybe a bit cool, quirky and original... She is my only (and seriously favourite favourite favourite) niece and I love her to bits so am open to suggestions and might be able to go in with my other siblings on a present if its expensive.

She is a very cool girl, like no other prissy young lady I have ever known. Beautiful, headstrong, charismatic, musical, funny, she's very switched on and just a gorgeous young lady so I'm racking my brain for something special.

Bring it on.

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#2 9ferals

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Someone posted earlier today about Bellabox - where you get skincare/makeup etc samples every month, you can buy a gift subscription for $15/month.

Is she too young for something like this? Or maybe someone will know if there is a "teen" equivalent?

#3 kuhla

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

What about a really nice, handmade journal?

Or instead an outing to something she'd love - sporting event, concerts, swimming with a dolphin etc

#4 mumto3princesses

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

A huge shopping spree?



#5 mini mac

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (Rubybelle @ 18/01/2013, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone posted earlier today about Bellabox - where you get skincare/makeup etc samples every month, you can buy a gift subscription for $15/month.

Is she too young for something like this? Or maybe someone will know if there is a "teen" equivalent?



I like this idea, but her mum is a makeup queen so she's already got enough... And its all nice makeup too. sad.gif

#6 mini mac

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE (kuhla @ 18/01/2013, 03:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about a really nice, handmade journal?

Or instead an outing to something she'd love - sporting event, concerts, swimming with a dolphin etc


Yup, I already did consider a journal, the thought crossed my mind that kids these days don't write much on actual paper anymore!! :/

The outing concept is a great one.

QUOTE (mumto3princesses @ 18/01/2013, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A huge shopping spree?



hmmmm. yes... maybe... I don't know if I can afford her taste! haha

#7 Angelot

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Does she have pierced ears?  I was wondering about a pair of nice earrings?

#8 mini mac

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 18/01/2013, 03:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does she have pierced ears?  I was wondering about a pair of nice earrings?


Yes. I gave her some beautiful stones and s/s earrings for her last birthday. I guess I could repeat that to go in her special collection. They are her favourites.

Maybe I could go down the 'hippy' route and just get some gemstones pertaining to love, life, strength, friendship etc.

#9 Angelot

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Maybe a simple necklace like this, then?  It's not too expensive but quite elegant for a teen, I think.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90932049/karma...h_type=handmade

#10 mini mac

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 18/01/2013, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe a simple necklace like this, then?  It's not too expensive but quite elegant for a teen, I think.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90932049/karma...h_type=handmade


That's pretty... She is more of a silver girl tho... Will keep it in mind...

#11 Halcyon~

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

What about take her out for a pedicure, manicure or something similar

#12 ♥Rumpelstiltskin♥

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Why not book at hotel and have a girly weekend together/dinner/movies....make some memories that you two can share forever...

#13 Kavity

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

I bought my 13yr old SIL a beautiful simple silver bangle for christmas she loves it original.gif.


#14 butterflyangels

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

What about a nice jewellery box, I like these ones
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/13th-Purple-But...=item4d03c30f51


#15 mini mac

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:47 AM

Bangle and jewellery box great ideas but she already has beautiful versions of both.

Pedicure manicure is a maybe...

Girly time/away good thinking. Might have to bring my little one along with us, ha she would love that! So would I she'd do all the cuddles and nappies!  biggrin.gif

#16 kittycat01

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

Perfume? I got my first bottle at about that age. There are a few scents suited to younger girls that wouldn't be what her mum has that she's possibly borrowing. My sis used to have Ralph by Ralph Lauren which smelled sweet like candy almost, if they still sell it.

Another idea would be mag subscription to something suitable.

Or 'sponsor a child' on her behalf...build her sense of social responsibility.

Kitty


#17 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

What about a class you could take together.  Silver jewellery making, cooking, circus skills, pottery, life drawing etc.  They have good all day/weekend things.

#18 mini mac

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (kittycat01 @ 19/01/2013, 02:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perfume? I got my first bottle at about that age. There are a few scents suited to younger girls that wouldn't be what her mum has that she's possibly borrowing. My sis used to have Ralph by Ralph Lauren which smelled sweet like candy almost, if they still sell it.

Another idea would be mag subscription to something suitable.

Or 'sponsor a child' on her behalf...build her sense of social responsibility.

Kitty


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Great idea. My mum/her nanna and her already have a perfume thing going so I wouldn't mess with that.

Edited by Mini Mac, 20 January 2013 - 08:32 AM.


#19 mini mac

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 19/01/2013, 03:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about a class you could take together.  Silver jewellery making, cooking, circus skills, pottery, life drawing etc.  They have good all day/weekend things.


This is a fabulous suggestion. I'll definitely look into one of those biggrin.gif

#20 anna_garny

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

See a lot of my suggestions depend on her tastes, because at thirteen I would have gone mental over anything from ThinkGeek but I know that one of my girly girl cousins would just go "WTF?" at anything from there...

#21 Jjbeanz

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

We are buying our daughter a Sydney harbour bridge climb, maybe an adventure you could do together? A friend of hers got a skydive for her 14th birthday! A trip to the day spa together. Is she a lover of animals? If it was ok with her parents maybe something like a bunny or cickatiel or a nice fish tank set up. Nice watch or matching wallet and handbag.

#22 monkeys mum

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

For my nephews 13th i bought him a handmade leather bound writing book with a wolf closure as he loves wolves and writing. The seller on Made it had had great girl options too.



#23 nayjay

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

I think "experience" type presents are great. My DD will be 13yr this year and I am hoping to send her and a friend on a horse riding experience.
We have been looking for ideas for our son who will be 16 years soon and if you do a search for "birthday present experience ideas" you can find heaps of ideas. Depending on where you live you can find anything from dinner cruises through to flying a helicopter (12yrs and up can do this).

ETA - My daughter would love to swim with dolphins so this is also something that we are going to work on doing for her one day.

Edited by nayjay, 19 January 2013 - 03:28 PM.


#24 ~sydblue~

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 19/01/2013, 06:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about a class you could take together.  Silver jewellery making, cooking, circus skills, pottery, life drawing etc.  They have good all day/weekend things.

Cupcake decorating perhaps. I know DD13 would love this. She did a pretty good job of the christmas cake this year.
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