On Monday I gave you some ideas for what to buy a 12 year old boy for Christmas.
Because to be honest, I’m struggling myself with my soon-to-be 12 year old.
But I had lots of requests for ideas of what to buy a girl.
I have a 9 year old former tomboy, slowly discovering what it’s like to be a pre-teen.
She doesn’t really ‘do’ girlie – although she’s definitely discovering her hair and different looks with her clothes – and has totally outgrown toys and nick nacks.
So, what to buy a 9 year old girl for Christmas?
Here’s my list of ideas.
- Wall sticker, from Icon Wall Stickers, £10.99
I am mother to a total animal nut, so the thought of a tiger watching over her at night is Mia’s dream come true. These wall stickers are so quick and easy to apply and a great way of changing a room for little cost.
- Tin candle from John Lewis, £6
Every year Santa buys Mia a candle, from him to her. These are brilliant as they come in their own tin – and the smell is wonderful too. Last year she had Fairy Dust.
- Exercise books from John Lewis, £6.99 and Vintage style journal from eBay, £14.99
Mia cannot get enough stationery. Like mother, like daughter. I love these books; the vintage journal is a great ‘grown up’ book for non girlie girls.
- Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Face Wash from John Lewis, £14.95
I’m a big believer in looking after your skin from an early age. So just as my mum stopped me using soap at a similar age, I’ll be encouraging Mia to use the natural goodness of Liz Earle on hers.
- Insulated mug from Paperchase, £7
For those weekends on the touchline watching her brother play rugby!
- Stationery from Tinc, from £1
I could fill her Christmas stocking with stationery and Mia would be utterly delighted! I love the things in Tinc; simple, fun and a reasonable price.
- Converse from Next, starting at £25
Cool, comfortable and still robust enough to be able to climb trees in. Almost the perfect kids shoe.
- Hair crimpers from Boots, £19.99
Very retro but great for a quick change of appearance!
- Biker jacket from New Look, £27.99
Grandma bought Mia this very jacket for her birthday and it’s hardly been off since. She looks SO COOL in it and I suspect she feels a million dollars.
- Zippy earphones from Tinc, £4.50
Great stocking filler; Mia listens to music a lot and these are funky and functional.