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- December 6, 2007 at 5:15 pm #254665
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
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”
> My father is sponsoring a family for Christmas, but has asked me to
> 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
> 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
> 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?
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