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    PinkPrincess
    Prezzie ideas needed for a 14 year old 'Emo' girl? Help!
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    • 1st Dec 10, 9:57 PM
    Prezzie ideas needed for a 14 year old 'Emo' girl? Help! 1st Dec 10 at 9:57 PM
    I'm finding it really hard to know what to buy for my 14 year old step-daughter for Christmas? She calls herself 'emo' which seems to be a trend amongst her teenage friends but this means I have no idea what to buy her! I've bought her all the obvious toiletries (body sprays, bubble bath etc) which are mostly in blue, green or black colours but that doesn't really amount to a lot!

    I've also bought her a few items of clothing that I know (hope) she'll like as well as a Paramore calendar as she's a big fan of them (went to their concert last month for her birthday) but that's about it really!

    Please help as I'm really stuck!
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    • inishowen
    • By inishowen 2nd Dec 10, 1:26 PM
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    inishowen
    This is a good idea, thanks!

    Does anyone know where I can get one with a type of design that she might possibly like...?
    Originally posted by PinkPrincess


    You could buy a notebook and print a design on to sticker paper to cover it. I bought Polaroid sticker paper in Poundland and used it to cover some notebooks. There are a few skull designs here that are 25p to download http://www.printableheaven.com/section.php/1463/0/Halloween or you could always make your own using clipart.

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    • neveranymoney
    • By neveranymoney 2nd Dec 10, 3:29 PM
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    What a great thread, my almost 12 year old is the same, we've already had a palaver with boots that had to be returned (which I ended up with a credit note for as I paid by high street vouchers, grr arrgh) she just doesn't like boots apparently, unless they are Converse. I totally second vampirey things and for t shirts, have a hoak at T K Maxx, they do Iron Fist stuff reduced and all sorts, we got her a t shirt that says 'I am nerd', my mother thought she would be offended by that..... She was into the Ed Harvy stuff too, so I bought loads of it on BrandAlley, I casually dropped the brand into conversation and she doesn't like it either now apparently. Total nightmare buying for these brats. I am actually dreading Christmas day as my son is only 5 and his stuff will look so much more. Damn you pubescent children! Going to google the headphones and hair do dah now!
    • kate_pixie
    • By kate_pixie 2nd Dec 10, 3:42 PM
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    Oooh finally I thread I can contribute too! As one who never grew out of their "emo" phase I would suggest a website called www.emp-online.co.uk for cheap, kooky clothing and jewellry that she might like. They do a great range of Emily The Strange and Nightmare Before Christmas items. Even bedspreads and bedroom bins etc.

    If she's beginning to get bored with Twilight presents every birthday and christmas, I would suggest the Charlaine Harris books which were the basis for the TV programme True Blood. Maybe get her a copy of Lost Boys on DVD to show her how "old skool" vampires used to roll ;-) hehehe (Although best to check the age restriction on that film. I wouldn't want to get you into any trouble).

    Maybe getting her or knitting her (nice and cheap) a pair of long fingerless mittens a la Bella from Twilight would be a good move too.

    Do you know what bands she's into? Maybe a CD or iTunes voucher would be appreciated.

    Anyway, I hope some of that helps. xx

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    • xXMessedUpXx
    • By xXMessedUpXx 2nd Dec 10, 3:58 PM
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    Might find a few good idea here

    http://www.bluebanana.com/section.php/960/1/accessories/66143b32e20b30da276f7e1f63d6b5b4
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    • Buttercup2305
    • By Buttercup2305 2nd Dec 10, 4:04 PM
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    http://www.darkkitten.co.uk/

    great for goth/emo shoes
    • sapphireeye
    • By sapphireeye 2nd Dec 10, 5:49 PM
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    sapphireeye
    On the notebook/journal front, paperchase do some stuff which might appeal:
    http://www.paperchase.co.uk/notebooks/enchantment-a4-subject-notebook/invt/00475001/ (there's a whole range, not just this one)
  • PinkPrincess
    On the notebook/journal front, paperchase do some stuff which might appeal:
    http://www.paperchase.co.uk/notebooks/enchantment-a4-subject-notebook/invt/00475001/ (there's a whole range, not just this one)
    Originally posted by sapphireeye
    Thanks, she'd love that design!
    • sammyjammy
    • By sammyjammy 2nd Dec 10, 6:09 PM
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    sammyjammy
    This is a good idea, thanks!

    Does anyone know where I can get one with a type of design that she might possibly like...?
    Originally posted by PinkPrincess
    TK Maxx have some lovely softback leather ones.
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    • themull1
    • By themull1 2nd Dec 10, 9:01 PM
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    themull1
    Actually, T K Maxx had a nice black purse with skulls on it,( i love goth stuff!! and i'm 42)!!
  • PinkPrincess
    I found this hot water bottle on ebay today so have bought her one which is another little prezzie to add to the list. I thought I'd post it here as an extra idea for others who are stuck with gift ideas for emo girls like I am! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170556761949&var=47001 0018998&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 2nd Dec 10, 10:25 PM
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    Lol! I don't know about emo, but I think that hot water bottle might be appropiate for me....well the grumpy bit anyway
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    • By creditcard123 2nd Dec 10, 10:48 PM
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    . This may sound odd but I know that she wants a bin for her bedroom, it's just trying to find one that she'd like which is the problem! I was going to fill it with all her toiletries that I've bought her - any suggestions?
    Originally posted by PinkPrincess

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Funky-Wheelie-Toy-Storage-Bin-Lucky-Dip-Bin-WE183205A-/140460273065?pt=UK_HG_ChildFurniture_RL&hash=item2 0b415ada9

    what about this bin it comes in different colours and is a bit different to your usual bedroom bin
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 3rd Dec 10, 12:03 AM
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    Sounds mad but if she likes Marmite theres loads of Marmite themed stuff about for Xmas - BHS have a good range, I think Debenhams do it as well - theres Marmite chocolate which has sort of dark looking packaging - might be a nice gimmick for her. Also not sure where you are in the country but Selfridges have a pop-up Marmite shop for Xmas - bought OH some really funky stuff in there yesterday
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    • By thisuseridistakenagain 5th Dec 10, 1:37 PM
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    i likeThis as a stocking filler.

    Also im betting she would be right into 'The nightmare before christmas' film. Any of that stuff, bags, gloves, hats, purses, would go down a treat.
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    • Fuzzy_Duck
    • By Fuzzy_Duck 5th Dec 10, 3:22 PM
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    We used to have one of these stores in Birmingham and the emo kids loved it:

    http://www.rowfers.co.uk/

    They do affordable clothes, jewellery and other accessories.
  • PinkPrincess
    i likeThis as a stocking filler.
    Originally posted by thisuseridistakenagain
    Thanks, yes she would love this and I've already bought it for her in a sale that ASOS had a month or two ago for £2 delivered! I chose the silver skull and black rose though as I thought she'd prefer those colours but at the time they had the gold skull and red rose available for the same price too. They sold out very quickly!
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 5th Dec 10, 4:49 PM
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    if she likes twilight the game of it is here at toysrus for 10er http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Games/Games/Scene-It-Twilight-Deluxe-Game(0081964)
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  • PinkPrincess
    if she likes twilight the game of it is here at toysrus for 10er http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Games/Games/Scene-It-Twilight-Deluxe-Game(0081964)
    Originally posted by lynzpower
    I bought her the Twilight Scene It game last year, I don't know if that's the game you mean as the link you posted isn't working? But thanks anyway
    • indiegirl
    • By indiegirl 5th Dec 10, 6:08 PM
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    How's her skin? Bought my sis (as a joke) the Lush Dark Angels skin cleanser but she absolutely loves it (and is brilliant on her slightly oily, acne-prone skin). It's as black as you can get! (beware covering the sink in it...!) http://www.lush.co.uk/products/skincare/face/cleansers/dark_angels_749.html

  • PinkPrincess
    How's her skin? Bought my sis (as a joke) the Lush Dark Angels skin cleanser but she absolutely loves it (and is brilliant on her slightly oily, acne-prone skin). It's as black as you can get! (beware covering the sink in it...!) http://www.lush.co.uk/products/skincare/face/cleansers/dark_angels_749.html
    Originally posted by indiegirl
    Oh that's a good idea! She suffers from oily skin and greasy hair so this would be great, thanks!
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