What to get a 12 yr old girl.

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  1. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    I've always prided myself on being able to get gifts that make people really happy. Boys are no brainers. And girlfriends have been no brainers most of the time too. I spend so much time around them that I know what it is they need/want.

    In this situation my little sister is a complete blank to me. Not only do I have no idea what she's into, but I wouldn't mind being the "cool older brother", that get's her things she may never have known she even wanted. Now, I have a fairly decent budget for gifts this year.

    If any of you can suggest anything for a 12 yr old girl that she will think is REALLY cool, I will adore you forever.

    My budget for her is basically up to $100, depending on how cool it is.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
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    My 12-year-old wants only clothes by Esprit this year.
    And, of course, new swim suits for racing (not for training, those are different) and new slippers for inside the pool, and a new rucksack only for swimmers, by SPEEDO, and and and... but then I KNOW what my 12-year-old is into.
    Swimming!
    And swimming!
    And swimming!

    And clothes.
    Underwear by H&M and clothes and shoes by Esprit.
     
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    I was thinking of getting gift certificates as a last resort.

    Even to get her really cool designer clothing would be cool. I just don't want to be the guy that gives her a card for Christmas. I want her to be able to open something and really like it.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I don't exactly know where you are, but here anything including the colours orange or turquoise seems to be THE HIT. If it has a hood, even better.
     
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    By her some grown-up makeup? I don't know what your parents will think of that though!
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    I'm in Toronto Canada.
     
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    Do you know what her friends are wearing/doing? ;) That helps a lot.

    It's a tough age, so don't beat yourself up for not knowing what she's into right now. She could be ready to want the cool clothes and boy-band music - or she could still be a bookworm and enjoy her stuffed animals.

    If she IS into the clothes, you could take a chance on a great little jacket or blazer in some designer name that she could wear with jeans and look all grown up. ;) Or if you're uncertain of the style she likes, you could give the gift certificate, and just be the cool big brother who actually takes her shopping and lets her pick out anything she wants (worth a lot at that age). :)

    Any way to do some sleuthing while you have some time?
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    This isn't England. Children live sheltered lives. Plus, that little girl won't be going out with any need for make-up for a very long time if I have anything to say about it.
     
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    She's coming over this weekend. I will be interogating her then.

    Last year I got her a book and some cheap earings.

    I thought she was still into the book worm thing, but the last time I talked to her, she hadn't even read the book. Little bugger.
     
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    I like Terri's idea of a gift certificate and you be the one to take her shopping. I loved anything my brother ever got me. Brothers and sisters have a special bond :D
     
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    one more vote for that. :thumbup:
     
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    We used to have a pretty good bond, but since I moved out I don't even know what she likes anymore. Being twice her age, there's a bit of a generation gap. I'm still cooler than my Dad. I just wanna STAY cooler.

    I would totally take her shopping, it's just hard to get out to where she lives. Or have her come down here.
     

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