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I have a 12 year old son and I feel pretty clued into what boys want but clueless when it comes to the 10-12 year old girl. Lucky for me, I have a girl who lives next door who fits the bill and she has friends!! Thet very graciously agreed to help me out and wrote “All I Want for Christmas”. Thank you to Whitney and Lawson. To see more recommendations, keep reading!
All I Want For Christmas…
What do ten-twelve year old girls want for Christmas?
We want electronics like the Nintendo 3DS XL, Windows 8 laptop, flat-screen TV’s, iPhones and iPods (of course, the new ones!), Kindle Fires and Nook Colors—(Sorry, let me catch my breath!), the mini iPad, the awesome Nikon Coolpix camera, and the newest Wii U.
But as we all want those gadgets, we also like crafts such as craft looms (to make headbands and potholders), duct tape, pottery stuff, and cool designer portfolio kits.
If you’re wondering what colors we like, then pink (not totally uncool), purple, turquoise, neon EVERYTHING, especially orange, yellow and green. Most of our age bracket still likes pink, just not on everything.
Something unique that your friends won’t have is: color changing L.E.D. showerheads or Liscribe 4 GB Echo Smart-pens to help with taking notes (You talk into it and it records what you say onto paper!).
My mom thinks I should get outside more often, so here are some great outdoor gift ideas: a Ripstick (similar to a skateboard), a Spark Scooter, or a Railz Snow Scooter (it can ride in the snow!). A new bike is always great, too.
Fun games for the Wii are Super Mario Bros U, Just Dance 4, or Wipeout (like the hit game show).
We heart 1D (one Direction), Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry. (And for some of us, Justin Bieber!) We all like iTunes gift cards, and you might be surprised, but most of us girls love to read! Barnes & Noble is a great place to get your books. Some of our favorite books are series like Harry Potter, and My Sister’s a Vampire. Lauren Myracle is also a popular author who writes many great girls’ books.
Accessories like lip-gloss, scarves, handbags, and hair accessories, cool bows, headbands, hair elastic bands, and barrettes. They make us look ‘fashionable’, and ‘stylish’.
Did I mention board games? Don’t worry; those are still fun to us, too! Everyone I know likes Apples To Apples and Life. But there are some new ones based on TV shows and fun apps, like Wheel Of Fortune, and Words with Friends. If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad you probably know what that is. Monopoly is still pretty popular, too, and I know some people who would like to open that up on Christmas morning and play it with their family. Scattergories and Boggle are appropriate for ten-twelve year olds and just when it is easiest for us to understand it.
Those are some great ideas of gifts for girls that we would love. If you get something in this article for your daughter, niece, grandchild, or friend, we are sure they will be very happy with their gift.
By: Whitney and Lawson (Both between ages ten-twelve)
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Turn your backyard into an adventure park! Most people agree that slackline kits are one of the most exciting new items that you can put in your backyard for hours and hours of enjoyment. Slacklines help improve core strength, and balance all while walking just a few feet off the ground. Great activity for people who love the outdoors! Follow the directions and your slackline will be set up in 10 minutes.
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Geo Mate Jr.
Geocaching turns every location into an adventure! Players use GPS-enabled devices to navigate to an outdoor location. Once there, they might search for a hidden container filled with small treasures, solve a puzzle, or complete a challenge. This “find it” starter kit will get you ready to start your search!
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Nike Elite Socks
All the rage for boys and girls!
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