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My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to do the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I don't know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like them to be

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  1. #1
    pseuzanne
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    My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to do

    the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I don't

    know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If

    these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like them

    to be something they'll enjoy.



    The agency recommends the following breakdown, per child:

    $20 - clothing item

    $20 - toy (or teenage equivalent!)

    $10 - school supplies



    Both parents are to get a $20 practical gift too. I'm thinking about

    fleece pullovers for them (we're in New England).



    Any ideas about what to get the girls? Other than makeup, what are

    teenage girls into these days?



    Thanks,

    Suzanne








  2. #2
    Nancy R
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    I would get them Walmart gift cards so they can get what they want/need.



    Nancy



    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>





    > My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to do

    > the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I don't

    > know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If

    > these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like them

    > to be something they'll enjoy.








  3. #3
    herberkids3
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    Walmart has cheap CD players, like walkman's, for around $15. That

    would make a great gift, and add in something like fun bubble bath,

    lip glosses, etc.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me

    to do

    > the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I

    don't

    > know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If

    > these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like

    them

    > to be something they'll enjoy.

    >

    > The agency recommends the following breakdown, per child:

    > $20 - clothing item

    > $20 - toy (or teenage equivalent!)

    > $10 - school supplies

    >

    > Both parents are to get a $20 practical gift too. I'm thinking

    about

    > fleece pullovers for them (we're in New England).

    >

    > Any ideas about what to get the girls? Other than makeup, what are

    > teenage girls into these days?

    >

    > Thanks,

    > Suzanne

    >










  4. #4
    annaelizabethmack
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    There is a CD out called NOW 28 (I think thats the right number) It's

    a compilation of all the hottest top songs right now. I've seen them

    at wal-mart for under $10. That's what my brothers (of the same age

    as those girls) asked for.

    Hope that helps a little.

    Merry Christmas!

    Melissa





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >


    > My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to

    do

    > the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I don't

    > know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If

    > these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like

    them

    > to be something they'll enjoy.

    >

    > The agency recommends the following breakdown, per child:

    > $20 - clothing item

    > $20 - toy (or teenage equivalent!)

    > $10 - school supplies

    >

    > Both parents are to get a $20 practical gift too. I'm thinking

    about

    > fleece pullovers for them (we're in New England).

    >

    > Any ideas about what to get the girls? Other than makeup, what are

    > teenage girls into these days?

    >

    > Thanks,

    > Suzanne

    >










  5. #5
    JPM6966@aol.com
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    <FONT id="role_document" face="Verdana" color="#000000" size="3">

    It's funny, I find it so much easier shopping for the girls. Here are some suggestions from my teenager....

    Besides make-up, they love purses, costume jewelry, shoes (if you know size), hair accessories, a blow dryer, gift basket of hair care products.
    If they have a dvd player.. movies... Highschool Musical 1 or 2 orHairspray. Music..... Jonas Brothers, Fallout Boys. New sheets (cool teen stuff) or curtains, throw pillows with cute sayings.

    I hope that helps you a little.

    Mery Christmas!
    Paty

    In a message dated 12/6/2007 12:15:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, pseuzanne@yahoo.com writes:


    <DIV id="ygrp-msg">



    My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to do
    the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I don't
    know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If
    these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like them
    to be something they'll enjoy.

    The agency recommends the following breakdown, per child:
    $20 - clothing item
    $20 - toy (or teenage equivalent!)
    $10 - school supplies

    Both parents are to get a $20 practical gift too. I'm thinking about
    fleece pullovers for them (we're in New England).

    Any ideas about what to get the girls? Other than makeup, what are
    teenage girls into these days?

    Thanks,
    Suzanne




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  6. #6
    Tressa Watts
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    My daughter is 13 and LOVES claires...(jewelry store) every mall I have been on the west coast has one..I am assuming they are everywhere...well they are always running 10 items for $5...I got my daughter $15 worth of stuff...Necklaces, earings, cell phone covers etc. so now when she fixes up an outfit..she can go through the misc box and find new jewelry for it...The kids think she "shops" all the time cuz she has lots of "new" jewelry all the time.. Accessories help make a few outfits look different which is "important" to teenage girls..LOL we keep a gift box at the house also and we stock up on stuff from Claires....if they dont have the sale..I woudl get a gift cert to Claires...they can find alot for a little.

    Tressa

    also my daughter LOVES funky "toe" socks...





    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    From: pseuzanne@yahoo.com
    Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 17:15:23 &#43;0000
    Subject: Budget101.com : Gifts for 17 & 14 y.o. girls





    My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to do
    the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I don't
    know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If
    these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like them
    to be something they'll enjoy.

    The agency recommends the following breakdown, per child:
    $20 - clothing item
    $20 - toy (or teenage equivalent!)
    $10 - school supplies

    Both parents are to get a $20 practical gift too. I'm thinking about
    fleece pullovers for them (we're in New England).

    Any ideas about what to get the girls? Other than makeup, what are
    teenage girls into these days?

    Thanks,
    Suzanne



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    JPM6966@aol.com
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    <FONT id="role_document" face="Verdana" color="#000000" size="3">

    Yes, my 14 yr old also loves Claire's as do her friends who range in age up to 17. You are correct, they must be across the US if you have them on the West Coast..... we're in FL and have not only Claire's but also a store named Ice, which is owned by the same company and sells most of the same things @ the same prices.

    Paty

    In a message dated 12/6/2007 5:45:49 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, TressaPSGT@hotmail.com writes:


    <DIV id="ygrp-msg">



    My daughter is 13 and LOVES claires...(jewelry store) every mall I have been on the west coast has one..I am assuming they are everywhere...well they are always running 10 items for $5...I got my daughter $15 worth of stuff...Necklaces, earings, cell phone covers etc. so now when she fixes up an outfit..she can go through the misc box and find new jewelry for it...The kids think she "shops" all the time cuz she has lots of "new" jewelry all the time.. Accessories help make a few outfits look different which is "important" to teenage girls..LOL we keep a gift box at the house also and we stock up on stuff from Claires....if they dont have the sale..I woudl get a gift cert to Claires...they can find alot for a little.
    Tressa
    also my daughter LOVES funky "toe" socks...




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  8. #8
    Shawnee
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    I personally think that the $10 for school supplies should be

    forgotten about at this point. By this time of year, most kids have

    what they need, unless it is a one time deal and there would be no

    way of knowing specifically what would be needed for later in the

    year projects.



    My suggestions would be an inexpensive hair straightener (they are so

    handy for all hair types), a nice coat if you can find one on

    clearance that is in style, snuggly boots like the tan ones with

    white fur inside, a nice hat and scarf, a few different "layering"

    tees in different styles and colors, slipper socks (those really soft

    ones), journals, I personally would also see a gift basket of Aussie

    shampoo/conditioner and other hair stuff from that line going over

    really well also.



    I would stay away from makeup since it is such a specific thing to

    get the right colors to match girls you do not know.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to

    do

    > the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I don't

    > know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If

    > these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like

    them

    > to be something they'll enjoy.

    >

    > The agency recommends the following breakdown, per child:

    > $20 - clothing item

    > $20 - toy (or teenage equivalent!)

    > $10 - school supplies

    >

    > Both parents are to get a $20 practical gift too. I'm thinking

    about

    > fleece pullovers for them (we're in New England).

    >

    > Any ideas about what to get the girls? Other than makeup, what are

    > teenage girls into these days?

    >

    > Thanks,

    > Suzanne

    >










  9. #9
    Shawnee
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    Anymore, the cheap CD players are not good for kids, most kids I know

    burn MP3's and most of the inexpensive CD players will not play them.

    Cheap MP3 players make it where most people do not use discmans. Just

    my 2 cents there.



    Also, as a mom of a girl with EXTREME skin allergies, bubble bath is

    always a waste around my house... LOL.

    Things like that are what makes it so hard to shop for anyone you do

    not know. I wish all agencies had really detailed forms for people to

    outline what they need or want.







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "herberkids3" <herberkids3@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Walmart has cheap CD players, like walkman's, for around $15. That

    > would make a great gift, and add in something like fun bubble bath,

    > lip glosses, etc.

    >

    >

    > --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@> wrote:

    > >

    > > My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me

    > to do

    > > the shopping. There are two children, girls ages 17 and 14. I

    > don't

    > > know much about what kids like after about age 5, so I'm lost! If

    > > these are the only gifts these kids will receive, I'd really like

    > them

    > > to be something they'll enjoy.

    > >

    > > The agency recommends the following breakdown, per child:

    > > $20 - clothing item

    > > $20 - toy (or teenage equivalent!)

    > > $10 - school supplies

    > >

    > > Both parents are to get a $20 practical gift too. I'm thinking

    > about

    > > fleece pullovers for them (we're in New England).

    > >

    > > Any ideas about what to get the girls? Other than makeup, what

    are

    > > teenage girls into these days?

    > >

    > > Thanks,

    > > Suzanne

    > >

    >










  10. #10
    Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons
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    > Anymore, the cheap CD players are not good for

    > kids, most kids I know burn MP3's and most of the

    > inexpensive CD players will not play them.



    But don't you have to pay to download songs onto an

    MP3 player? And have a computer at home to do that? I

    want to make sure not to give a gift that requires

    resources they might not have.



    Suzanne





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  11. #11
    Karen
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    Please do not give up on the idea of school supplies. Often the

    notebooks are full by now and the pens are dry or lost.



    My 14 year old daughter likes: to draw, make beaded jewelery, funky

    socks and mittens.



    You might get some lotions, candles and even a small stuffed animal.

    What girl would not like a new handbag or inexpensive watch. Maybe a

    small clock/radio or a mug full of Hershy Kisses even a small

    flashlight. Kids want to remember their friends disposable cameras with

    processing is good.



    I have given kids in the Boy Scout troop Water Bottles filled with

    Christmas Candy. Boys seem to appreciate Scarves around here more than

    anything. The polar fleece hats never seem to die...I know they came

    from me because I make a series of them each year in interesting color

    combos. (Fun seeing them come out of HS in them.)



    Hope this helps

    Karen in Colorado








  12. #12
    herberkids3
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    MP3's are burnable to CD. The CD player I got two years ago for a

    family we sponsered played MP3 cd's, and it was only $10 at Walmart.

    I was in direct contact with the mom, and asked what songs she would

    approve of, and what the kids listened to (she had 5 kids, but only

    the older two were sponsered by me, and they were in their early

    teens- 13 & 14 or 15 I think). She gave me a list of about 40-50

    songs, and I went with songs I already had that she approved of, and

    made the CD's for the kids. That way, they got the cheap player, and

    a CD for it so they could use it right off the bat.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons

    <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > > Anymore, the cheap CD players are not good for

    > > kids, most kids I know burn MP3's and most of the

    > > inexpensive CD players will not play them.

    >

    > But don't you have to pay to download songs onto an

    > MP3 player? And have a computer at home to do that? I

    > want to make sure not to give a gift that requires

    > resources they might not have.

    >

    > Suzanne

    >

    >

    > Join this group to find out about local deals and bargains:

    > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frugalinmassachusetts/

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

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    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    alot of kids use free downloading sites such as Limewire. I know my girls were

    using it every chance they got. I would uninstall it from the computer, they'd

    put it back on until I finally banned them from using the computer at all. These

    sites are a hotbed for viruses. I've been without my home computer over a month

    now due to it crashing from a virus. I finally get it tomorrow. They guy who

    fixed it said he's pretty sure it was Limewire or something like it that left us

    vulnerable.



    I'm not computer saavy enough to understand all the details, but I already told

    my girls if anyone uses one of these sites, they will be banned from the

    computer except for school projects (and under MY supervision) for well into the

    future.



    But, it is true about CDs, I don't know hardly any kids who purchase them

    anymore. They all download.





    Donna





    =====================

    From: Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>

    Date: 2007/12/13 Thu AM 07:42:52 CST

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Gifts for 17 & 14 y.o. girls





    > Anymore, the cheap CD players are not good for

    > kids, most kids I know burn MP3's and most of the

    > inexpensive CD players will not play them.



    But don't you have to pay to download songs onto an

    MP3 player? And have a computer at home to do that? I

    want to make sure not to give a gift that requires

    resources they might not have.



    Suzanne



    Join this group to find out about local deals and bargains:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frugalinmassachusetts/



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    herberkids3
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    Not to mention sites like Limewire are not legal- you're also

    opening yourself up to potential lawsuits.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, <donnalawn@...> wrote:

    >

    > alot of kids use free downloading sites such as Limewire. I know

    my girls were using it every chance they got. I would uninstall it

    from the computer, they'd put it back on until I finally banned them

    from using the computer at all. These sites are a hotbed for

    viruses. I've been without my home computer over a month now due to

    it crashing from a virus. I finally get it tomorrow. They guy who

    fixed it said he's pretty sure it was Limewire or something like it

    that left us vulnerable.

    >

    > I'm not computer saavy enough to understand all the details, but I

    already told my girls if anyone uses one of these sites, they will

    be banned from the computer except for school projects (and under MY

    supervision) for well into the future.

    >

    > But, it is true about CDs, I don't know hardly any kids who

    purchase them anymore. They all download.

    >

    >

    > Donna

    >

    >

    > =====================

    > From: Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons <pseuzanne@...>

    > Date: 2007/12/13 Thu AM 07:42:52 CST

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Gifts for 17 & 14 y.o. girls

    >

    >

    > > Anymore, the cheap CD players are not good for

    > > kids, most kids I know burn MP3's and most of the

    > > inexpensive CD players will not play them.

    >

    > But don't you have to pay to download songs onto an

    > MP3 player? And have a computer at home to do that? I

    > want to make sure not to give a gift that requires

    > resources they might not have.

    >

    > Suzanne

    >

    > Join this group to find out about local deals and bargains:

    > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frugalinmassachusetts/

    >

    > __________________________________________________ ________

    > Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page.

    > http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs

    >










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    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    you are right, I told my kids that families have gotten hit with large fines for

    using Limewire and sites like it. That doesn't seem to affect them as much as

    losing computer priveledges. But it worried me!



    Along these lines, does anyone know if there are sites that are legal but you

    don't pay per song? That really adds up. I'm thinking a membership type deal

    might be more economical, especially when there is more than one MP3 in a house.



    Donna



    =====================

    From: herberkids3 <herberkids3@yahoo.com>

    Date: 2007/12/13 Thu AM 10:25:40 CST

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Limewire





    Not to mention sites like Limewire are not legal- you're also

    opening yourself up to potential lawsuits.






 

 
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