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Need advice about Santa!!!

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My dd is 10 yrs old and is starting to question whether Santa is real. I think we can get one last year of her believing though. My question is what gifts do you give that will be Santa gifts? For example she knows a Taylor swift cd wouldn't come frm Santa, neither would certain name brand clothes. I just need some ideas of what to give her that would be good "Santa" gifts. Thanks!

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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mackiebugsmom
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:56 AM
Idk because in my house Santa had the ability to get anything...including cd's and clothes.
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AMartin81
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I think my dd is just pretending to believe bc she wants so badly for him to be real!! I would love another year of her believing though! It just makes things more fun!!

Quoting Cafe Steph:

In our house, the really fun things or things they really, really want come from Santa, like various toys or whatever, and other things come from us like clothes and books. They love getting new clothes and books, but to them, Santa only makes toys. Mine are 11 and 12 and are at least pretending to still believe so they'll keep getting stuff, lol. Our rule is when they turn 13 Santa only fills stockings like he does for hubby and me each year. It was a good system for my siblings and me growing up, and seems to work well here.


AMartin81
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

That's how we always did in the past but now she Will ask how Santa can go to the store to buy CDs, games, etc. and I never know what to say!

Quoting mackiebugsmom:

Idk because in my house Santa had the ability to get anything...including cd's and clothes.


AMartin81
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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I hope we can get one more year of her believing because it does make it so much fun watching her get all excited!!! 

Quoting robyann:

 Well I am past the Santa stage with all mine, my youngest is 17yo now. But I think they should only get one or two gifts from Santa and the rest should be from the parents. Then when they don't believe anymore they just don't get that one or two from Santa but still get those from the parents.

I tried to prolong the believing for as long as I could, makes it more fun.


AMartin81
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:34 PM

A few years ago I could've gotten away doing something like this but now I think it would definately give it away, she would recognize mine and my dh's voice and honestly it would probably freak her out!!!

Quoting lauren11988:

What i really think you should do is this:

Hire a really tiny guy to dress up as an elf.. and have him give a digital photo frame that changes pictures.. Well im not really sure what a 10 year old thinks.. but maybe she will be amazed at how the pics are changing without her even touching..


Or... you could dress up as santa or get someone else 2 dress up as santa and pretend to sneak into the house and "accidently" wake up ur dd and say ho ho ho and hand her a gift.. Or it would be better if u get a friend of urs to do it.. So when ur dd calls u then u can come and be like "omg santa! i havnt seen you since last year.. hmm u seem to have put on more weight".. or something like that..


AMartin81
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:35 PM

We LOVE Polar Express!!!! That's our favorite Christmas movie!!! Good idea!!

Quoting dee1603:

Something to try to make her believe longer is get a bell, ring it, and ask her if she hears it. Remind her about the Polar Express movie and that you can only hear the bell if you believe in the magic of Christmas and Santa.

Good luck!


Mama_Dolly
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM

I didnt question if the gifts came from santa. or if they were "santa" gifts as a kid. 

maybe books. or homemade things...

alexis_06
by AnnaLisa on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM

 in my house santa was someone ya got a picture with once a year, and someone who we donated stuff to, and then he passed it on to the kids that didnt get anything.    i never "believed" in santa growing up..neither did my daughter. (shes 8)  sorry i'm of no help..lol

signingmama2915
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM
Funky socks, like toe socks. Maybe a book like The Dating Book For Girls, or a journal.
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Leissaintexas
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 7:58 PM
I just think 10 is way too old for the Santa thing. If she's into clothes and Taylor swift, she's old enough to not be lied to. Why can't Christmas be fun and exciting without Santa? I'm not sure I understand what she'd be missing.
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