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What to get my dd who is turning eighteen this weekend?

She has all she ever wanted...what do you get an 18 yr. old who has everything?!?!?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Adult Children (18+)

Answers (14)
  • jewelery. purse. get accesories for something she already has.

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 10:37 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Maybe instead of getting her something give her your time...whether that means she picks the activities you do together (within reason) or you set up a spa day, lunch, and a movie or whatnot. You could even give her a spending limit and go shopping together for the clothing or other items she wants. The choices are endless. Some of my fondest birthday memories are days I spent with my mom...usually with a spending limit for clothes and lunch together...we did do the spa day once too.

    Answer by JewelsE at 10:40 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • gift certificates to a movie theater, or to fast food restaurants. I have a 17 year old daughter, she'll be 18 in the summer plus a 22 year old daughter and a 25 year old son. My two daughters love gift certificates to CVS for all of the makeup and magazines to look over leisurely. Also a brunch out with your dd frieinds could be very special. A stay at a hair salon or spa?

    Each year we try to give our kids something very special to carry into adulthood - cufflinks or money clip, pocket watch for my son, and a necklace, bracelet, wallet or pocketbook for our daughters. Styles change so those things are always available.

    Answer by lfl at 10:42 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • I love the spa ideas. Money is always appreciated too. Something sentimental maybe.

    Answer by AK_aries at 10:51 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • why not do a mother-daughter spa day or something? if she has a lot of material things, why not give her something she can remember when she is older. plus, the spa would be relaxing for you too :)

    Answer by c_lotte1107 at 11:36 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • My son turned 18 on the 12th and we gave him a $100 shopping trip for clothes. 18 is the big bday here, all 4 of our sons got the same gift when they turned 18. We also had a party for him with a few close friends and 3 of his cousins. We had 2 sheet pizzas, chips, soda and cake and they played Rock Band for a few hours and had a blast. He had a great night.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • maybe sit down and write her a letter, in this letter maybe tell her what a pleasure it has been watching her take her first breath and her first steps, first words etc and then watching her become a young lady, all the things you feel but never really get said

    Answer by mommie2twogirls at 4:16 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • jewelry locket for keepsake


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • SPA day SPA day !!!!!!

    Answer by pnwmom at 11:41 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Didn't mean to yell that but I absolutely loved spa days with my Mom.

    Answer by pnwmom at 11:42 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

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