So, I'm specifically looking for ideas for my 8-year-old daughter who is too old for toys, but too young for teenagery stuff (mostly)...
But ANY experience or unique gift ideas for any age group or gender would probably help at least someone out there reading along!
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01-11-2013 12:50 #1
"Experience" gifts and other unique gift ideas
01-11-2013 12:59 #2
Our older kids are only a couple of years older than your DD. We love this style of gift as they get super excited by the voucher then have the fun day out too We've done-
Cupcake decorating class- massive, massive hit for all inc DSS
Animal farm visit- who doesn't like a petting zoo?
Amusement park pass- huge success
Movie voucher- always a winner
Bowling vouchers- they all love this
Laser tag- I watched them do this on the night vision cameras they had at the venue- hilarious, they loved it
Manicure vouchers- the girls enjoyed this, felt very pampered
Whale watch cruise- big hit, they loved the novelty of a boat trip and seeing dolphins and whales was a huge deal for them
Dolphin swim- we did this as their big present last Christmas. It wasn't cheap but worth every cent- they were utterly delighted and talked about it for weeks and weeks.
01-11-2013 13:01 #3Senior Member
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My mum is taking all the girls in the family to the nutcracker ballet instead of giving presents this Christmas.
01-11-2013 13:02 #4
How about an animal experience at Sea World or Australia Zoo?
When I first met DF the first Christmas we had together he was wondering what to get his DD for Christmas, I think she was about 11 at the time. My suggestion was that I would pay for us to get into Sea World and he paid for a getting up close with a dolphin experiences (she was really into dolphins at the time). Way to me for getting oodles of brownie points with DF, DSD and her Mum!!
01-11-2013 13:30 #5Senior Member
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I ed this exact same question on facebook. What about a kids cooking/pottery class, swim with the dolphins, whale watching?
01-11-2013 14:00 #6
I guess it would depend on where your DD's interests lie.
If she likes animals you could go for currumbin wildlife sanctuary or alma park zoo tickets. Underwater world- probably a bit boring for most kids though.
Theme park tickets.
Tree top adventure parks. ( my almost 9 year old loves them). Not sure if there is a QLD version though?
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01-11-2013 16:54 #7
Last year we had the Movie World/Wet n Wild/Seaworld yearly pass and this year we've already got the Dreamworld/White Water World one, so that's already out... and we've done the animal thing a million times over.
She likes animals, but I think she's a bit funny about actually interacting with them. When we got a koala photo, we had to seriously convince her just to have it anywhere near her. So... she's a bit too nervous for animal experiences, which sucks because they would otherwise be great, and they seem to be one of the easiest things... but like I said, she's a bit nervous.
I think MAYBE a farmstay might be okay if I was there holding her hand along the way... does anyone know of any in Qld?
01-11-2013 16:57 #8
Zoo pass and a
Zoo explorer pack ; bag, digital
Camera, sketch pad and pencils etc hat, drink bottle
Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.
01-11-2013 17:00 #9
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01-11-2013 17:04 #10
What about surfing lessons? My 8 year old twin DD love the water and are going surfing for their birthday this weekend 😊
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