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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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