Christmas Shopping for Teens!

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  1. random3434
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    Is it electronics or clothes this year?





    My daughter just wanted clothes thank goodness, after I told her this was out of the question!


    Apple - iPod touch
     
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    Cash...teens love cash
     
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    I agree with Skull - US teens love those tiny posters of dead presidents with numbers on them.
     
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    My daughter (who just turned 11) wanted a cell phone which we have vetoed. But we got her an iPod - the Nano (like you, the Touch was out of the question). She'll be happy.
     
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    Yeah, I got my daughter the iPod Nano last year, that thing is hooked to her ear 24/7 it seems. Glad she's so into music! But seriously, I wasn't about to get a 13 yo a $250 ipod......no way Hose!

    She's happy with her clothes, we went shopping Sat. and she picked them all out, and some shoes....then I wrap them up and put them under the tree for her to open Christmas morning!






    *she also got other things she doesn't know about..............:eusa_shhh:
     
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    that is what my daughter asked for this year! At first I was resistent because it seems to impersonal and I've picked her up a few odds and ends, like nail polish, an eyebrow shaper (the girl is obsessed with her eyebrows :eusa_eh: ) and a board game for us to play on game night. I also got her a CD and new DS game which I already gave to her cuz I can't resist givng her things that I buy her :eusa_whistle:

    But I'm also getting her a visa gift card and loading it with $100 to do with what she wants.

    She never asks for things, which is nice, because I tell her that she should be thankful for whatever she gets and that getting gifts isn't the reason for the holiday in the first place.
     
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    The few teens buy actual gifts for are getting:

    • a GO card (minutes for a GO phone) because the 17 yo has a mental age of about 9 yo and can't handle money well
    • a Nintendo DS with a special color scheme that has to be ordered on-line (and at 15 she doesn't have a credit card to do that)
    • an engraved plaque for a saddle (same reason as the DS)
    In my experience, girls love clothes, electronics that make texting easier and music - boys like sports equipment, expensive sneakers, music and electronics.
     
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    I bought my son socks, gloves and slippers. (he and I wear the same sizes in evrything. Think of this generousity as defensive gifting. If I want socks, glove and slippers, I have to make sure my son has them, too)

    I bought all my other wards (currently there's five of them) gloves.

    I also bought them all (and myself) 200 gallons of # 2 heating fuel.

    Perhaps if they're really good I'll let them turn on the heat upstairs...but only if it dips below 0.

    Don't want to spoil them, after all.
     
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    Careful, careful, careful. Apple is about to come out with the IPhone Nano.
     

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