Any ideas on appropriate gifts for an 11 year old girl? She is past dolls.

Deborah - posted on 07/28/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am about to adopt an 11 year old girl who has been in and out of Foster Care in another State since she was 7, and he parents don't to do the work to have her back in their lives. Any ideas on appropriate gifts for an 11 year old girl? She is past dolls.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/29/2012

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I would get board games fun ones, instead of electronics IMO. Chances are she has not had a lot of one on one time with adults, and sticking her in front of the tv with games will just make her disconnect entirely.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/29/2012

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I would get her just some simple items for her room, and definitely take her shopping. Since you don't really know eachother yet, she may feel awkward asking for items. So starting her out with some key things, mirror, some cute cloths from somewhere like Target (they have great styles, and if she doesn't like them you have not spent a ton of money) maybe some nail polish, some books for her age range (get all different types, maybe even some best sellers right now for 11 year old) maybe pick out some paint swatches for her to choose from. A good idea before actually taking her out would be to get some magazines and go through them with her to see what styles she likes so you know where to go.

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Bethany - posted on 12/11/2012

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I think you should get her something like the board game headbandz or the logo board game just to start out with then you can see what she likes then buy more of that topic

Brittanie - posted on 07/28/2012

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PS: That way if you take her shopping, you'll get an idea of what she likes, you can talk, have lunch, get to know her more.

Brittanie - posted on 07/28/2012

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I would take her shopping actually. Just ask where she wants to go, and if its more than one place or two, just say that she can get like one or two things from each place. I'm sure she would love to go out and go shopping, get a nice few things. Other thing, games. Like maybe get her a Nintendo DS or a wii, i know that I would have loved those things when I was her age. I hope this helps. :)

Deborah - posted on 07/28/2012

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Thing is, I don't know what she is into yet. Just wanted to have something for her when we meet. If I knew what she was into I wouldn't have had to ask. Not sure nail polish will be ok in the minds of her current Foster parents, or DSS.....Art supplies could work. A book wouldn't be real interactive ... not sure what movie would be good. I know she likes games--but what games do 11 yo play these days?

Dove - posted on 07/28/2012

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What IS she into?

Art supplies, books, movies, gift cards, and nail polish are a few of the things that immediately come to mind.

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