Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ideas anyone? Anyone at all?

I'm in need of some help, some guidance if you will. Most of my Christmas list is relatively taken care of, the exception, my friends two daughters.

I am realizing that no longer am I cool, although I'm doubtful that I ever was, but no longer do I have any insight on what would be something they would like, in fact, get me a pair of mom jeans I think I'm ready for them.

Her girls are great, as is she, they offer to help out with the boys when I'm frazzled, they entertained them on Thanksgiving so that flyboy and I could have adult conversation with their parents, they babysit at a moments notice, and they keep coming back!

I'm having a hard time coming up with something, I'm not sure what to go with, they are 12 and 14. Anyone have any ideas? Anything anyone? Or should I just go with the fail safe Target giftcard?

I'll pick me up some mom jeans while I'm there.


  1. Whoa whoa whoa. No one, I repeat no one, is ever ready for mom jeans. Those things should be illegal.

    One of the things I'm seeing a lot of this year is Fashion Design toys. They seem pretty popular because of Project Runway and Next Top Model. Also, things like DIY spa, makeup or perfume kits where kids actually make these products themselves.

  2. I'm not sure what the "cool" gifts are anymore either.

    Maybe cute purses? Or maybe an iTunes (if they have iPods) gift card?

  3. Popular gifts for that age group are bath sets, but they're probably get several of those for Christmas. Maybe a cover for an ipod, if you know which one the have. I don't know if Vera Bradley is popular where y'all live, but you can get them a $10 change purse and Vera Bradley has tons of different patterns. Or you could just go with a gift card. I always loved getting those.

  4. At 12 and 14, all I wanted in the world was to be an adult...or at least a real teenager.I think a fun idea would be like a "spa kit" with bubble baths, DIY manicure/pedicure stuff, luxurious (not necessarily expensive) lotions, etc.

  5. If they're girly, I say go with the girly spa stuff. Or nice-smelling body spray or lotion, I remember liking that in middle/high school.

    You can never go wrong with a Target giftcard, for anyone.

    If they have iPods, I second the suggestion of a gift card to the iTunes store.

    If they like to read, consider buying them a book that you enjoyed at that age.

    NO MOM JEANS UNTIL AFTER 40! Do not make me come up there and stage an intervention!

  6. My nieces that are that age like things like Abercrombie & Fitch gift certificates. Or the other thing they seem to like is Limited Too.

  7. I agree with the spa stuff, I think that would be fun. Another idea would be a gift card for a specific store that you take them too at a later time. Like a girls "shopping day" where they can pick whatever they want. Just a thought...

  8. If you buy a pair of mom jeans we NEED to have a SERIOUS talk ASAP!

    I like everyone's spa idea. Also are they into the Twilight books? Seems to be a big hit these days and there are plenty of novelty items to buy twith that.

    Itunes is also a big hit if they have IPODS.

  9. this year my daughter got money (cause she was going away with her dad) so she went out with my hubby and got herself clothes,clothes and an ipod shuffle. Those small ones that dont cost the earth.
    she also likes jewellry. she just bought an anklet for herself, so maybe that might be something. and i definatly rekon ipod gift cards.
    Jess has been more of an 'avril lavigne' type of girl. so she really isnt into spas etc.
    i rekon you cant go past clothes and gift cards.

  10. what about a gift card to the movies? I know our theater has deals where you get a ticket, popcorn & pop gift certificate!!!

  11. gift cards suck, we solved the problem by taking grandkids on a Christmas cruise......


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