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Gift for 13 Year Old Girl?

My dad's girlfriend's daughter's 13th birthday is today, and since I am visiting my dad, I will be at her birthday dinner and want to get her a present. I just found out it's her birthday, and I hardly know her, so I have no idea what to get! When I was her age I loved girly stuff, but she's a tomboy so I really don't know what she would like. I also can't really spend more than 20 dollars because we're on such a tight budget right now. I just really want to get her something she'll like. Please help!

EDIT: My dad is useless, and I would really like to get something more thoughtful than a gift card, that's why I came on here and asked!

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So What Happened?™

Thanks for the help, I ended up getting her a bath and body works gift set and a journal. She seemed to like it.. I know I might seem silly for worrying so much over a silly birthday present, but it's important to me to make her feel welcome. Thanks again! :-)

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I don't typically like to give money or giftcards, but i think it's appropriate for a teenager unless you know their tastes well.

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Journal
Hat from a skate shop
Bath and Body Works set (even tomboys like to smell good)
Keychain that holds digital photos (Walgreens has a nice one for $20)
Small messenger style bag
Patches she can put on stuff

I agree with not giving her a giftcard. This can be a way for you to connect with her since that seems to be what you are looking to do. Very thoughtful of you to reach out.

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I don't typically like to give money or giftcards, but i think it's appropriate for a teenager unless you know their tastes well.

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13 yr old girls, tom boy or not, usually like to write stuff down. Id give her a nice journal and pen. And if you ever kept a diary, tell her about it just a bit, and make friends with her. She might someday need to confide in you as her big sister.

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DVD of a season of Glee or Modern Family - both shows are pretty popular with young teens. Justin Beiber Never Say Never movie is pretty new. Earrings with a gift receipt so she can return if she doesn't like. Supernatural books (like the vampire stuff). SIGG water bottle.

Very nice of you, by the way, to take her a gift. Read so much family drama on here that it is nice to hear of someone extending warmth to dad's girflfriend's daughter.

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ok... Stay away from Justin Bieber. My son is turning 13 in 2 weeks, my daughter is 10 (and a slight tomboy herself). They (and ALLLL their friends) think Justin Bieber is the biggest JOKE. Can't STAND him. My daughter's spring talent show even featured a comedienne who's entire spiel was a rip on him. So unless you KNOW that this girl likes him, do NOT go that route.

A journal is a great idea..put it together with a funky pen of some kind.
Or yes, the dreaded iTunes card. Both my kids love iTunes $. It isn't limited to songs ya know... they can buy apps with it, too. :)

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Nail polish or lip gloss (even many tom boys like them once in a while).

How about a good book? My almost-13 year old LOVES the Percy Jackson series, Narnia series, and has just discovered Goose Girl and Enna Burning (by Shannon Hale).

I agree - avoid Justin Beiber, as well as Miley Cyrus. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez still seem popular though.

And you can't go wrong with a gift card, if all else fails!

Visa gift card, Itunes, Bestbuy giftcard, CASH!

:)

What about something that you two could do together? Lunch out or an afternoon bowling (or whatever she likes to do)?

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