Jump to content

HELP ideas for a 13 year old


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#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.

wink.gif

#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 Phasmatis angelam

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 Phasmatis angelam

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 ‚ô•Rumpelstiltskin‚ô•

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 flyingfree

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


blink.gif

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.
Hair treatment and cut.
High tea.





2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How to talk about your pregnancy at work

The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.

Tell us your story to win!

To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.

Where to get help to help your baby sleep

There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.

Vintage baby names having a comeback

What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.

When your partner doesn't want you to breastfeed

Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.

Model mum Sarah Stage shares post-baby selfie

Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.

I'll admit it: I have last child parenting fatigue

If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.

Exhaustion is not the same as tiredness

Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.

Five posterior babies, four home births

I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.

Mum's list of birthday gift demands goes viral

We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.

Kate Middleton to receive 'loyalty discount' for second birth

Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Fish & chip shop owner's sad note goes viral

A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.

Pregnant women need good nutrition advice, not judgment

Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.

When your child wants you to have another baby

Giving your child a sibling when you don't want to have another baby can be a complex issue.

William Tyrrell's mum speaks out: 'We hope he is still alive'

The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".

Family comes first for 23-year-old Tommy Connolly

Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.

Newborn all-girl quintuplets 'doing great'

The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.

Model mum's big baby silences critics

He may be less than a week old, but baby James Hunter has already helped his model mum silence her critics.

Jammy, Hula Hoop, Rage: Reddit reveals most unusual baby names

A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.

Woman awakens from coma, learns she gave birth

A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.

'Give us a break': mum sent shocking letter over Facebook baby pics

Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.

In defense of the dads who do so much

It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.

The modern cloth nappies too cute to cover up

If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.

How breastfeeding can affect your libido

When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.

Should pregnant women be allowed to use 'parent and child' car parking spots?

Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?

Healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man died

Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.

Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Last chance to win a year's supply of toys

You have less than a week left to win your child one of five Fisher-Price toy packs valued at over $600 each - hurry, enter today!

Childcare is a big problem, but there's more to it

Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.

Pink's awesome response to body-shaming trolls

When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.

Fertility clinic offers egg donors $5000

A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.

Baby boy abandoned in India amid fresh surrogacy concerns

Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.

Herd immunity and community responsibility: how free-riders can make kids suffer

Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.

Photographer captures 'unexpected beauty' of birth

If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.

Expectations vs the reality of making a toddler's clothes

Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.

Mum meets 'dead' daughter 49 years after birth

In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.

How pregnancy probiotics can help you and your baby

New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

 

ENTER NOW!

Win a year's worth of toys

Last week to submit a picture of your baby at play for your chance to win. Visit the Play Wall to view our recent entries.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.