I know I am pretty early with this post. However my brother has 12 year old twins, a boy and a girl, every christmas we usually set a limit of approximately $20 each child (there is a lot of kids to buy for so this stops things getting expensive) this year however I am completely stumped.... they are at that "tween" age and $20 seems to cheap to get them anything. Does anyone have any ideas on what to buy them for Christmas that you recommend (I am willing to spend a little more)
*We are a 1 income family so starting christmas shopping now makes sure everyone gets something without impacting our budget to much.
Thank you ☺
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21-08-2015 17:51 #1
Gifts for 12 year olds on a budget
21-08-2015 17:55 #2
For that age I would get gift cards, maybe typo for the girl and eb games for the boy. I know it doesn't seem very exciting but I'm sure they will love being able to go and pick something out themselves.
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21-08-2015 17:56 #3Senior Member
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I'm looking to buy for twins the same age for Christmas around the same $. For the girl - I am looking at personalised stationary/pens on ebay, you have time to find something. Also on eBay - bluetooth waterproof speakers for around $15 - they can shower with them.
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21-08-2015 18:00 #4
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21-08-2015 18:00 #5
Depending on their personality &what they are 'in to' - i agree with stationary,a nice journal or coloured pens,etc. I know girls that age who would love a nail polish & lip gloss (but other girls would hate it,so really does depend on personality!) Sports type gear,if they are into that (eg,a new basketball).
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21-08-2015 18:06 #6Senior Member
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For the girl, I'd go with something from Lush or Typo and agree with EB games or JB Hifi for the boy.
21-08-2015 18:14 #7
I just rediscovered Kikki K for little presents. It's a treasure trove for girls 10+. I've always bought their shopping list books from there but they have so much more little things my daughters love
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21-08-2015 18:46 #8
What about a colouring book for adults they can be found at Target, Big W or Kmart for around $10-$15 then some pencils to go with it? They have pretty designs etc...
An example in the link...
No idea on the boys suggestions though ha ha!
21-08-2015 18:54 #9
I always get movie vouchers for older kids.
21-08-2015 19:03 #10
Typo is the bomb fir girls of that age.
Eb games for the boys.
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