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Birthday presents for an 11 y.o. girl?
July 8, 2005 | self / vanity

Posted on 07/08/2005 6:49:38 PM PDT by The Other Harry

The little girl next door will be turning 11 next month. I would like to get her a birthday present. As of now, I am stuck. Stuck as the proverbial bug in the rug.

It should not be anything inappropriate or inappropriately expensive.

She can handle tech stuff, but I'm not sure that's the best way to go.

Any suggestions?


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1 posted on 07/08/2005 6:49:38 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: The Other Harry

Cash.

For an 11-yo I would say $20 should cover it.


2 posted on 07/08/2005 6:50:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Durka Durka Durka. Muhammed Jihad Durka.)
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To: The Other Harry

One of those little MP3 players. Then for her next birthday you can chip in to buy her hearing aids.


3 posted on 07/08/2005 6:51:14 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Get all the incumbents out of politics!)
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To: The Other Harry

Are you sure you want to open yourself up to this?


4 posted on 07/08/2005 6:51:39 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (A lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.)
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To: The Other Harry

Does she have a .22 rifle? Every little girl ought to have her own .22!


5 posted on 07/08/2005 6:51:59 PM PDT by Redcloak (We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin' "whiskey for my men and beer for my horses!")
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To: The Other Harry

Don't walk naked in the backyard.

Don't kill her with your car while drunk.

How's that, Harry?


6 posted on 07/08/2005 6:52:17 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: The Other Harry

A gift card is always appreciated!

Cash is good, but the gift card shows that you actually put some thought into the gift rather than as an afterthought. :-D

Most malls sell SIMON gift cards (has a VISA logo on it). You can use those cards just about anywhere since it's treated like a pre-paid credit card.


7 posted on 07/08/2005 6:53:57 PM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: I'm proud of who my friends are.)
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To: Leapfrog

And NO whiskey or vodka for her!


8 posted on 07/08/2005 6:56:31 PM PDT by Constitution Day ("Facts, by the way, still and always will matter.")
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To: The Other Harry

Books are always good....Your local book store might have a suggestion....Or a gift card to the book store would work too.


9 posted on 07/08/2005 6:58:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: The Other Harry

I've got a 13-yr-old and the gifts he likes the best are 1) cash and 2) gift certificates for places like Best Buy and Wal-Mart where he can put the money towards music cds, movies, video games, etc.


10 posted on 07/08/2005 7:02:22 PM PDT by LibSnubber (liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: The Other Harry
How about some Sprinklers?

So you can play in them.......

Playing in the sprinklers Posted by The Other HarryOn General/Chat 06/28/2005 4:58:51 PM CDT · 17 replies · 176+ views June 28, 2005 self / vanity

I just got back from walking my dog. There were a pacel of little girls out playing in the hose at a house nearby. My, that looked good. It's been about 100 years since I did that. I wanted to join them. I was just yesterday thinking about taking my dog outside and hosing him off. I should do that. I probably will. It's that time of year.

11 posted on 07/08/2005 7:03:13 PM PDT by Responsibility1st
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To: The Other Harry

An 11-year-old girl is in that "too old for toys, too young for boys" stage. I'd get her something a little grown up like a pretty bracelet or a gift cert to the mall. I think it's nice that you ask. Good luck!


12 posted on 07/08/2005 7:03:26 PM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals should be seen, but not heard..)
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To: The Other Harry

My niece is 11 and she loves to get gift cards for stores like Gap Kids or Limited Two. You might also get her a gift card at some place like Best Buy where she could pick out a CD or DVD she wants.


13 posted on 07/08/2005 7:14:03 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: The Other Harry
A pair of binoculars and a small book on stargazing and astronomy in general. You might awaken an interest in science. If you shop around you might be able to do it for $20 or $30. Don't bother with those skinny little refracting telescopes on the flimsy mounts. They have turned off more kids than turned on. Binoculars of 40mm objective or 50mm if you can swing it are more than adequate. The magnification is usually in the 8x-10x range and that is perfect for most casual astronomy.
14 posted on 07/08/2005 7:16:27 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopeckne is walking around free)
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To: The Other Harry

How about a magic trick set? Or a board game or book you liked when you were 11.


15 posted on 07/08/2005 7:17:24 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: Leapfrog

And no Wild Turkey.


16 posted on 07/08/2005 7:17:43 PM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (So? People in Hell want ice water.)
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To: The Other Harry
Stuck as the proverbial bug in the rug.

She won't respect you if she hears you mixing your metaphors like that.

17 posted on 07/08/2005 7:33:00 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: The Other Harry

Just be grateful that her wish list doesn't include getting her ears and/or navel pierced...and think that in a few more years...you can teach her how to drive...


18 posted on 07/08/2005 7:34:54 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: The Other Harry
If you really feel like splurging on her:


19 posted on 07/08/2005 7:59:00 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: The Other Harry

Rubiks Cube !

Great little brain teaser.......for adult or kid !


20 posted on 07/08/2005 8:04:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: The Other Harry

I always bought books. My daughter got Audubon bird books, flower books, tree books, you name it. She still has them, today. Don't waste money on stuff that is gonna be garbage before the first set of batteries goes dead.
The best thing you can ever pass down is knowledge, and curiousity.


21 posted on 07/08/2005 8:10:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
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To: The Other Harry
I have a niece about that age. She always asks for art supplies. I collect stuff on sale, ect and put it in a plastic 'envelope' (for case files) and send it along. The envelope is so all the little markers and crayons and paper have a home when her mom wants it all cleaned up.
22 posted on 07/08/2005 8:13:38 PM PDT by Unassuaged (I have shocking data relevant to the conversation!)
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To: Squantos

> Rubiks Cube !
>
> Great little brain teaser.......for adult or kid !

Done. Thank you.

I got her a Cube and a Shania Twain CD. I figure the Cube will appeal to her intellectual side and the CD will appeal to her artistic side. She has both.


23 posted on 07/08/2005 8:57:50 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: Leapfrog

> Don't walk naked in the backyard.
>
> Don't kill her with your car while drunk.
>
> How's that, Harry?

That's fine, but don't get too excited.

I don't bother her -- or anyone else -- and I am working on my drinking problem. It isn't easy, but I am getting there.


24 posted on 07/08/2005 9:31:54 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: Unassuaged

> I have a niece about that age. She always asks for art
> supplies.

That would work, but I'm not qualified to select them.


25 posted on 07/08/2005 9:34:59 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: The Other Harry

They are cool little time killers....I have one at work, home and in each vehicle. Tell her we all said Happy Birthday !!


26 posted on 07/08/2005 9:50:26 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: The Other Harry
There are a few threads about C.S. Lewis books "The Chronicles of Narnia." You could find out from her mom if she has read them. If not the first book is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
I have been thinking about getting it for my daughter. I never read them when I was a kid. It might be a good gift. Failing that, a gift certificate to Amazon.com is good for her to pick out her own book or DVD.
27 posted on 07/08/2005 9:56:07 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: The Other Harry

Get her started early on the coolest thing around come December - a nice edition of "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe!"


28 posted on 07/08/2005 9:58:37 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: IrishCatholic

You beat me to it! That is an EXCELLENT choice for a girl turning 11 (or anyone turning anything, for that matter).

Rings favors boys, Narnia favors girls. Plenty of people love them both, of course.

I always gave books to my friend's daughter, birthdays 10-14, christmas 10-14 (as well as CDs and other stuff) then I started getting her DVDs after she turned 14, but good books are always a great gift!

Her mom told me that she had a nice book collection I gave her, and she loved the books. She would get them and lay them all out and just look at them, very impressed with her collection. She read them all and loved them!


29 posted on 07/08/2005 10:02:33 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: The Other Harry

"It isn't easy, but I am getting there."

Good harry, me too, I'm trying too.


30 posted on 07/09/2005 1:25:33 AM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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To: The Other Harry
How about a book? The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, maybe.
31 posted on 07/09/2005 1:39:59 AM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: IrishCatholic; HitmanNY; The Other Harry

Surely this is kismet.

3 FReepers agree.

Narnia it should be!


32 posted on 07/09/2005 1:42:08 AM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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