My daughter will be 10 in 1 week, and I'm not really sure what to buy her. Can anyone help?

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Amanda - posted on 11/12/2009

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Quoting Aimee:

A journal - just for you and her to share. This is for her to write in - she is getting to the age where questions will be coming, sensitive questions that she may not feel right 'voicing' to you and writing may be easier. She can write 'anything' to you and only you in this journal and leave it under your pillow. You can journal any responses to her or at any time write things you would like for her to hear, sensitive issues or simple praises, etc., and leave it under her pillow. It is so important to 'be connected' to our girls at this pre-teen age and this is a great way to connect!!


This is a wonderful idea I got it from my sister in law three years ago it was something she did with her daughter. A year and a half ago my sister in law was killed when she and her husband were hit by an intoxicated driver while on a family vacation. We rushed to Florida to be with the children and all my niece who was twelve at the time wanted was her special journal so she could see what her mom had written.

Amanda - posted on 11/12/2009

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Quoting Aimee:

A journal - just for you and her to share. This is for her to write in - she is getting to the age where questions will be coming, sensitive questions that she may not feel right 'voicing' to you and writing may be easier. She can write 'anything' to you and only you in this journal and leave it under your pillow. You can journal any responses to her or at any time write things you would like for her to hear, sensitive issues or simple praises, etc., and leave it under her pillow. It is so important to 'be connected' to our girls at this pre-teen age and this is a great way to connect!!


This is a wonderful idea I got it from my sister in law three years ago it was something she did with her daughter. A year and a half ago my sister in law was killed when she was hit by an intoxicated driver while on a family vacation. We rushed to be with the children and all my niece who was twelve at the time wanted was her special journal so she could see what her mom had written.

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A journal - just for you and her to share. This is for her to write in - she is getting to the age where questions will be coming, sensitive questions that she may not feel right 'voicing' to you and writing may be easier. She can write 'anything' to you and only you in this journal and leave it under your pillow. You can journal any responses to her or at any time write things you would like for her to hear, sensitive issues or simple praises, etc., and leave it under her pillow. It is so important to 'be connected' to our girls at this pre-teen age and this is a great way to connect!!

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Have you sujested having a few freinds over and them making their own pizza and renting a movie or two. Kids love to cook and of course make their own disisions on what goes on their food. Plus you can make it fun and a learning experience.

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i can remember my girl at ten yrs. she was really into nailpolish lipgloss and also wanted a party. so i invited 12 of her good friends had them arrive at my house . they came in evening dresses for dinner. some had fake mink coats and looked like small women. we ordered chi-takeway and had plastic wine glasses and non-acho-fruit wine. they all had a blast. she has always talked about that party at ten.if your little one is into fashion clothes and acceries would be an idea. something that she can pick herself on a shopping day. hope this helps

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2009

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We are doing one of those pre-paid mastercards. it makes them feel grown up and she won't lose it as easily as she would money. maybe u could try that. She can make her own choice of what she wants then and maybe u could make it into a mommy daughter day, go to the mall or her favorite store together and just hang out for the day and then maybe have lunch or dinner together.

Stacie - posted on 11/12/2009

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As my kids were getting bigger and we realized they had too much "stuff ", we found that alot of times the time shared was better than the gift. I took her to her first "concert" for her 9th birthday. (Hillary Duff at a local state fair) It was less than I would have spent on a gift and a birthday party, and she still tells stories about the great time she had with her mom four years later. I've now talked my family into the shared time gifts (like a trip to the museum or a football/baseball game) and we don't have things that end up broken or left laying around the house. The kids love it and have priceless memories. Good Luck and Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Shamekia - posted on 11/11/2009

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Whats her favorite fictional character, game, singer. Or who does she idolize, what type of clothes does she like to wear. Also whats her favorite place to go? Hopefully that helps.....

Amy - posted on 11/11/2009

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If she is in to clothes and "fashion" they have these project runway toys. My daughter who is 11 wants it so bad. They carry them at Toys r Us. It has the model so they can design there own clothes... The cost is about $20 or less

KARI - posted on 11/09/2009

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Hi, sometimes buying something isn't always the answer. I asked my daughter what she wanted for her 10th bday and she had no clue. So I did something I thought she would enjoy. Mom & daughter day. NO BOYS ALLOWED. I took her to get a mani & pedi, took her for brunch and she had the afternoon at the house with her closest friends. Said it was the best bday ever. Not to mention it wasn't expensive! Hope your daughter has a blast on her bday!

Joelle - posted on 11/09/2009

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An i-pod was a hit for my kids at that age along with one of the i-dog adapters or penguins or whatever else they have out there. My daughter loves horses and books about horses or any animal for that matter. She also is begging for a guitar. She will be 12 in Dec. but has been begging for one since she was probably 8. I figured this year would be the best for that.

Anne - posted on 11/09/2009

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Does she like horses/animals ? What about a stable management day at the local stables or a day as a zoo keeper

Margaret - posted on 11/09/2009

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My daughter will be 10 this March and I've also had this subject on my might lately, I want to make this birthday really special for her. What kinds of things is she interested in?

Michelle - posted on 11/09/2009

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He is 11 years old. I would just sit him down and tell him the Christmas budget is very small due to dad being out of work and leave it at that.

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My son is 4 and I have a brother who is 6 and sister who is 8, they all love gift cards, I make it exciting by telling them all that it's their own money and they can do it all by themselves. They love it! Just an idea. Also I know alot of little girls who are into those little Bonnie Bell make up things, my sister loves to play dress up.

Julianne - posted on 11/09/2009

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Does she like to read? Does she like science--k'nex kits, science lab in a tube kits, What types of things does she like? arts and crafts--goto a craft store and get her a craft kit

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