Gift for a 7 y/o who has everything???
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|Fri, 06-22-2007 - 9:37am|
My niece is turning 7 next week and I'm completely stuck on gift ideas. I asked her mom for ideas. All SIL could offer was that she wanted to cut down on the toys.
So no toys, which is good because with four kids my SIL's house looks like an explosion at Toys R Us. I won't buy her clothes anymore because I've never seen any of the kids wear anything I've ever bought them.
My niece is obsessed all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies but she already has just about every item associated with the movie ever created: dolls, clothes, books, DVDs, costumes, even a table and chair set.
Crafts are tricky because she has three younger siblings, including 1-year-old twins who are about to start walking any day now. My niece has a tendency to leave things laying around, and crafts with their tiny pieces would be a disaster waiting to happen. I also know from personal experience with my own DD that most crafts require adult supervision. With four kids under the age of seven, I'm sure SIL doesn't have that kind of time.
I know she likes books, but I don't know how well she reads or what subject matter her parents will approve of. For example, my DD who just turned 8, LOVED "Mars Needs Moms" by Berkley Breathed. But I understand that many parents had an issue with that book. SIL and I don't see eye to eye on many things regarding our respective children, and I don't want to unwittingly overstep any boundaries.
Jewlery? This child is dripping in 18k gold every time I see her. Like her clothes, I can't afford that much "real" jewelry, and apparently costume jewelry is out of the question.
DVDs? Forget it; the moment a movie comes out it's in SIL's shopping basket.
I refuse to spend more money on American Girl clothes than I spend on my own.
Essentially my niece has everything, all of it well beyond our budget. What could I possibly get her? All I can think of an iTunes gift card and accessories for the iPod she's getting from her parents for her birthday.