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Initial post: Dec 10, 2012 9:56:33 PM PST
tamtanrae says:
What to get my 14 year old daughter that is NOT electronic?

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:05:05 PM PST
A. Lamont says:
My neice wanted an OBEY Snapback hat.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:16:38 PM PST
T. Smith says:
My daughter wanted a letterman jacket. Guess those are back instyle?

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:31:11 PM PST
Ronaldregean says:
Take her out to do something fun that she normally doesn't get to do, one on one.

If it has to be a tangible, find out what kind of clothing, makeup, or jewelry she is into and get one of those things.

Outside of electronics, or possibly a pet of some sort that might be your only bet.

Does she play a musical instrument? That could open a lot of doors if so.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:37:38 PM PST
L. E. Gill says:
If she's into any hobbies or expressed any interest, see about enrolling her in some kind of local athletic or crafting class (like pottery, etc.)? Or, this would depend on her, but when I was 14 (with my naturally curly, terribly unmanageable hair) I would have loved to have been given some salon time/ consultation with a good product for my hair type (I now use Ouidad). Sometimes a pedicure, manicure, etc. could be a special gift if it's not something she does a lot anyway and it's a time for you two to spend together.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 10:41:33 PM PST
Dynomoose says:
A signed book by her favorite author. A gift card to her favorite clothing store. A locket with photos of both her parents, as children, in it. Concert tickets for whatever nauseating crap she's listening to.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:42:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 10, 2012 10:46:33 PM PST
OK, this is electric but perhaps a good idea - get her a sewing machine and a few lessons at a Joann's or another fabric store. She can get creative, design her own fashions, and learn a valuable skill.

Here's a nice little machine at an affordable price of $72.49 :
Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Sew Affordable 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:45:35 PM PST
Why would your 14-year-old daughter be electronic?

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:49:28 PM PST
Playgirl.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 10:50:22 PM PST
According to another thread, it's evil sexism to assume girls want sewing machines. Save the sewing machines for the boys and give her a politically correct GI Joe doll.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:58:04 PM PST
esanta says:
Are we to assume that you have another 14 year old daughter who is electronic?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 10:59:56 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 11:33:53 PM PST
T. Bell says:
i suggest a sewing machine also....im getting my daughter one. does she like to draw or make things.....walmart has plenty of craft gifts for girls her age if shes the creative type.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 2:26:40 AM PST
My teen daughter loves Lush products. They have all kinds of gift boxes for Christmas, starting as low as $14.00. She is now 18 years old, and has put her "Lush" list in to Santa. Her love affair with Lush started when she was around your daughter's age. If you have a Lush store near you I would suggest that you go and check it out. The people there are great, and are more than happy to give you free samples of whatever products you're interested in.

http://www.lushusa.com/Christmas-Gifts/christmas-gifts,en_US,sc.html

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 3:05:20 AM PST
nina says:
it depends on what your daughter is inclined towards. my daughter, almost the same age as yours, likes to bake. so i decided to get her a couple of those cake pop machines with the chocolate dipper.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 3:05:49 AM PST
vanchocstraw says:
I'd recommend The Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman. I read voraciously at that age (still do) and if she's not a "big reader" it might
start her on the path to being one.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:06:02 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:11:51 AM PST
I bought this Through My Eyes: A Journal for Teens for my niece for her 13th birthday last Jan. It's not your typical journal, just read the reviews! After seeing it in person (she actually brought it to our Cabin on vacation this summer) I bought 3 more copies & tucked them away for when my older granddaughters (10 & 8) and another niece (8) become teens. Its that good. :)

(Deleted previous post; link wasn't right & couldn't correct it)

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:13:35 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
A good book.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:15:32 AM PST
Amy Adkins says:
There is a Klutz book "All about me". It is a fun journal with questions to ask friends, and games with friends. My daughter loved it when she was 14.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:16:24 AM PST
Country Girl says:
I have a 14 year old granddaughter.

Gift card at her favorite local clothing or shoe store.
Wristlet wallet/purse.
Pajama jeans
A beginner telescope like the Astroscan
The Hunger Games books
Scrapbooking materials
Nice smelling bath products/perfume, especially if it is the brand of her favorite rock singer
A gift card at Sephora or Ulta
Subscription to Seventeen or Teen Vogue magazine
Smoothie machine or bullet blender with smoothie recipe book

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:33:06 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:33:38 AM PST
A. H. Harvey says:
Music, books, clothing, jewelry (all dependent on what she's into), something cool for her room (lava lamp, puzzle box, signed print, a comfy chair). Take her to a concert, a play, or the theater. Something she's never done before (skiing, pottery class). A family board game.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 4:38:49 AM PST
Deb just Deb says:
I have never responded on a feed here. I barely notice them really. This one caught my eye. I APPLAUD you for thinking out of the box. The more "connected" we are the more "disconnected" we become. I liked a lot of the ideas here. My favorite being doing something one on one with her. Get pedicures, see a play, take her to a nice dinner. Good Luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 12:15:59 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
Another nice blank book:

Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Ruled, Red, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)
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