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What does an 11 year old girl want for her birthday?

My son is invited to a birthday party for a classmate that is a girl. We have no idea what to buy her. I have only sons and my son doesn't know what she is into. I was thinking a gift card, but am not sure where to buy it. He said that she isn't really girly, so I don't think a jewlery store like Claires is a good idea.
So what are your thoughts?

 
SleepingBeautee

Asked by SleepingBeautee at 12:59 PM on Apr. 17, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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Answers (14)
  • Not all girls like girly stuff.

    I just asked and she said: iTunes card, Target card, Justice (limited too) card or Barnes and Noble card.

    Mine just turned 10 and she loved a generic Visa Gift card that a friend of mine got her.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 7:46 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • Anything girly and grown up but not too grown up. At that age you want to be grown up so bad, so yeah claires is a good choice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • You can never go wrong with a gift card.
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 1:07 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • Yeah, Claire's would be good, they have stuff that's not super girly there ... flip flops and other things like that. You could try a book or bookstore gc. My son is 11 and loves to get books as gifts. Nancy Drew is good for that age.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 1:09 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • When my SIL turned 11 last year we got her clothes. Maybe a gift card to a clothing store? Nail polish works too :)
    YzmaRocks

    Answer by YzmaRocks at 1:12 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • What about just a regular Visa gift card, then she can use it anywhere she chooses.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • Gift cards a safe bet!!
    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 6:18 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • I don't get why everyone is saying clothes and nail polish when OP said this girl is NOT girly, Maybe a gift card to a more "general" store would be best. Target. Barnes and Noble. Maybe just a general mall gift card to spend at any store in the mall she choses (they have them at mall customer service I believe.)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • Girls like girly stuff, so a gift card for a girly store like Clares or LImited Too or something, or if he really wants to impress, get her a gift card for a pedicure at a local salon. A lot of them run deals for about 15-20 bucks. Girls LOVE getting pedis! :)
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 7:04 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • I'd get her a gift card to Target.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Apr. 19, 2010