J.E. asks from Sacramento, CA on June 12, 2007
Good Birthday Present for a 7 Year Old Girl?
My neice will be 7 this weekend. She is a very imaginative little girl - likes to play pretend and dress up. She is a girly girl for sure - not really into outdoors or sports related things. Already has everything Disney / princess related. I would like to get something unique that others wouldn't think of - either related to pretend play or arts/crafts or ? If you have a 7 or 8 year old daughter what things do they like to play with? Thanks!!
V.W. answers from San Francisco on June 15, 2007
How about a ballet video with a matching outfit? My daughter loves the Bella Danceralla series - she is 7.
K.C. answers from Los Angeles on June 13, 2007
My daughter is 6 1/2 and she was recently given an Easy Bake Oven. I think shes a little young but she was so excited that we were cooking right away. The box says 8yrs+, my daughter loves it. Also she likes her craft set where she's able to crochet pot holders.
Z.S. answers from Los Angeles on June 12, 2007
I think it would be a neat idea if you took your niece to a Build A Bear Workshop, where she can stuff her own animal and dress it up as a 'girl.' Or you can to a 'Color Me Mine' studio and have her paint a cup or plate or there's other similar shops that also have young children do arts and crafts...you may want to get her a gift certificate for that.
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C.C. answers from Bakersfield on June 13, 2007
I'am an independent crew member for Noah's Ark Animal Workshop. We are a traveling workshop that comes to your events or you can just simply order what is called a Noah-to-Goah kit. It comes with an animal or doll of your choice, and your child will hand stuff the animal, wish on a wishing star, dress it, then fill out the birth certificate. The kit can run you anywhere from $30-40 dollars and kids love it! you can visit my website if you ____@____.com/cathleengandara2343 or give me a call @ ###-###-#### Have A Great Day!
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C.E. answers from San Francisco on June 12, 2007
Are you familiar with Discovery Toys. They are all educational toys with lifetime guarantee. Right now is a big sale, and we have a Sticker making kit for $6.99, a jump rope that you attach to your hose and get misted while you jump for $6.99 , and so much more. If your interested let me know and I can get you more info and the toys can be shipped directly to your door.
K.V. answers from San Francisco on June 13, 2007
How about covering the costs for an arts & crafts class? I'm sure this little girl has tons of toys already so check w/the mom to see if she wants to take a kid's pottery class or some other kind of crafty class.
M.C. answers from Honolulu on June 13, 2007
My 5 year old got a mosaic stone kit for her b-day and it was a big hit! It came with lots of shiny stones, tiles, etc and you mixed the concrete, poured it into the form and pressed in the decorations. It is now in our garden. Beading kits are also fun, too.
F.C. answers from Los Angeles on June 13, 2007
Check out www.discoverytoyslink.com/fatimac
There is a great sale going on now- up to 60% off!
You can also have a personal shopping party, where a DISCOVERY TOYS consultant comes to your home with toys and your neice shops! I'm in the Los Angeles ares, but you can certainly find someone in Sacramento.
Have fun shopping!
L.P. answers from Sacramento on June 13, 2007
My daughter is now 9 and is VERY girly ... but loves to be a tom boy too. Friends of ours (parents of teenage boys) give her the BEST gifts. She can't wait to open their gifts because she knows it's gonna be awesome!!
She has gotten a finger puppet stage setup where she decorated the finger puppets, a bead art set, an art set (kinda like the bedazzler of old) made for 6-10 age group where she could decorate articles of clothing (it came with a plain t-shirt and shorts), a knitting machine (for Christmas ... it's too warm for that now), a hat decorating kit with 4-6 plain hats with instructions on having a tea party (the girls make the hat to wear for the tea party and take it home with them), a jewelry making set, one of those loop sets, a soap and "fizzer" making set, the list goes on and on. Most everything she has gotten has been easy for her to understand with very very little help from me (which is wonderful). My daughter now makes gifts for her relatives which they find endearing.
I finally asked our friends how and where did they find such gifts and was told in the crafts aisle of a craft store.
Hope this helps. But ... if you need brand names to search ... respond and I'll run upstairs to her room and look.
C.L. answers from Los Angeles on June 13, 2007
Create a dress up box for her. Get a Big Hat Box or a fun toy box and fill it with, dresses, shoes, jewelry, hats, gloves, crowns, boas, you name it :) She would have a blast with this. And if its too expensive, maybe someone else could go in on it with you :) Good Luck