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    Quote Originally Posted by skatemommy View Post
    I have a tweener. Any gift card from Justice, Aeropostale or Hollister (more pricey in my opinion) are the birthday gift items most coveted. At that age they all love Bath & Body Works stuff. In these parts, Abercrombie is nicknamed AberCRUMMY. Let us know what you decide!
    My kids and I find that our money goes a lot further at Aeropostale than Hollister or Abercrombie (which seems to be OUT). Aeropostale has GREAT sales including jeans at 50% off. My teen son shops there almost exclusively.

    If you do decide to buy books, maybe shop at a bookstore that is easily accessible via public transit and include the gift receipt. If you give a duplicate book, this will make it a bit easier to exchange.

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    At that age, I was given an art set by my grandparents that I LOVED. It had felt tip markers, colored pencils, charcoal pencils and erasers. It couldn't have been very expensive, but I loved it to death and still have it. That plus a pad of drawing paper would make an excellent gift.

    Klutz books are great, too. They even come with supplies.

    If you want to go the cosmetics route, Sally Beauty Supply has a nice store brand called Sally Girl. The products are really decent and only $1 apiece.

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    I have a 10 yr old on my list and I bought her a really cool top and scrapbooking kit. She loves clothes and is into artsy stuff so that will work for her.

    It was the 13 yr old that gave me more trouble. She actually FB'd me to tell me she really liked Justin Bieber so that made things easier for me. lol!
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    The most squeals at our Giving Tree party came from the girl who got a nail color sampler with matching barrettes and, believe it or not, low profile socks. I think everything came from Claire's.

    We get a lot of info on our kids. I got a punkish 13 year old this year and got her a black hoodie.
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    Another mom chiming in here. I agree with some of the other folks here and would also probably do a gift card or gift from any of these stores:

    Claire's
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    Quote Originally Posted by rudi View Post
    Another mom chiming in here. I agree with some of the other folks here and would also probably do a gift card or gift from any of these stores:

    Claire's
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    Agreed. My DD HATES Bieber, Twilight and Glee and makeup. I love Glee; she goes in the other room and watches Nick or Disney. She ALWAYS watches Hannah Montana, Suite Life, ICarley, Sunny With a Chance, etc but would never admit to it or wear anything with those likenesses.
    "awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.

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    I'd recommend giving her a book. I always feel so happy whenever I receive a new book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyanna View Post
    My kids and I find that our money goes a lot further at Aeropostale than Hollister or Abercrombie (which seems to be OUT). Aeropostale has GREAT sales including jeans at 50% off. My teen son shops there almost exclusively.
    Agreed 100%. We went to the mall last week for jeans as DD is growing out of Justice size 14. Hollister size 0 were bordering on porno they were SO low cut and they were $60 a pair. Went to Aero - size 00 fit nice; above the hip bone and $18 a pair. She buys her own clothes with her allowance and got a real good lesson in value! Just wish their T-shirts were a little thicker.
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    Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions. I ended up getting her the Klutz book on making Friendship bracelets along with a pink scarf, headband and glove set. Hopefully she will like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ageless View Post
    Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions. I ended up getting her the Klutz book on making Friendship bracelets along with a pink scarf, headband and glove set. Hopefully she will like them.
    Sounds perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ageless View Post
    Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions. I ended up getting her the Klutz book on making Friendship bracelets along with a pink scarf, headband and glove set. Hopefully she will like them.
    Sounds good! I think she will like them.

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    Don't forget to let us know how much she loves her gift!

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    Unfortunately I'll never know how the gifts go over. We turn them in and the local agency (Salvation Army, I think in this case) distributes them. We aren't present. All I can do is hope she likes them.

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    I'm sure she'll like them a lot; you chose with a lot of care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ageless View Post
    Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions. I ended up getting her the Klutz book on making Friendship bracelets along with a pink scarf, headband and glove set. Hopefully she will like them.
    You did great. I'm glad you didn't get a gift card. When I got my Salvation Army angel they told me no money or gift cards. And the gift receipts that I put in the bag were marked with the Salvation Army stamp so the stores would know not to refund money, just make the kids exchange the gift. I think they are afraid the parents may end up with money/gift cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    You did great. I'm glad you didn't get a gift card. When I got my Salvation Army angel they told me no money or gift cards. And the gift receipts that I put in the bag were marked with the Salvation Army stamp so the stores would know not to refund money, just make the kids exchange the gift. I think they are afraid the parents may end up with money/gift cards.
    Sadly, they are probably right. Good thinking ahead, on the Salvation Army's part.

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    A side note in a gift giving thread...I had a fleece robe and fleece pajamas given to me by well meaning Mom & MIL. I went over to the local nursing home and asked if someone could use them (brand new w/tags). The staff were so thankful and said they were going to wrap them up for a resident who doesn't have any family in the area. on the way out thinking that my unwanted things will be the only gift a dear elderly lady gets on Christmas. (My dad was there for rehab and they took good care of him).
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    skatemommy- there is a long term care nursing home just up the road from us and I have been talking to my husband about bringing the boys up there xmas morning for a bit depending on how things are for my dad. No one should be alone on xmas (who doesn't want to be)
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    We always do angel tree and I look for the kids who ask for clothing because I figure they really need it if they ask for clothes instead of toys. I always at the ones that ask for iPods, iPads, cell phones, etc. This year we had an 10 year old girl. So we went to Gap Kids and Abercrombie Kids. Both stores gave us their employ discount plus some coupons, so we made out with a ton of clothes. I always worry that the people at the Salvation Army will split up my gifts. I wish there was some way to know if the kids like what we get them. Last year, we saw a boy wearing the same sweater we bought for our angel tree kid and wondered if it was him, but of course there's no way to know.
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    ^ I think we will know one day. Jesus said, "as you have done for the least of these, surely you have done for me".
    "awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.

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