Birthday present for tween girl who has everything?
September 26, 2007 12:35 PM Subscribe
Stumped for birthday present filter: Ideas for a 12-year-old girl who has everything?
posted by cocoagirl to shopping (44 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Help with a present for a niece, please? She's going to be 12 but seems younger than that--definitely more "12 going on 10" than "12 going on 29." She has just about everything you can think of (iPod, Harry Potter set, projection tv, digital camera, cats, dogs, iPhone, clothes, tennis lessons, seen cirque du soleil several times) and things I wouldn't have thought of (designed a dress which was then hand sewn by someone). We gave her an electric guitar one year.
Her dad's an early adopter gadget-wise, so she has lots of gear. She travels extensively with her parents--both long international trips and short domestic jaunts--so even a present of a trip somewhere doesn't have the sheen it might for someone else. For other kids her age I've given bunches of movie vouchers so they can go to the movies with a group of friends. From what I can tell over the last few years, she doesn't really have a clique and is a bit introverted. She lives quite rurally, which might have something to do with it. I don't think boys are on the radar screen, at least explicitly. My only idea so far is an evening at the theater with us and dinner beforehand. But in our families, scheduling an event like this tends to drag on and then no longer feels like a birthday present when it actually arrives months later. I've read all the posts with the tag 'birthday' with no real leads.