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    • PinkPrincess
    • By PinkPrincess 1st Dec 10, 9:57 PM
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    Prezzie ideas needed for a 14 year old 'Emo' girl? Help!
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    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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    • creditcard123
    • By creditcard123 1st Dec 10, 10:07 PM
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    I am not too sure what Emo actually means
    Is it a bit like Goths?????
    Would she like the Twilight films Tesco were doing the 3 films in a box set - out on Monday
    Or what about tickets to see her favourite band

    What about an Ipod or docking system or new phone - not sure how much you want to spend?

    Good Luck

    I dont like the teenage years I currently have a 14 yr old boy and 18 yr old girl with another 3 close behind AAGGGHHH
    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 1st Dec 10, 10:24 PM
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    How about an iTunes voucher?
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    • themull1
    • By themull1 1st Dec 10, 10:29 PM
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    They've got the Monster High plush dolls out - my daughter loves them. The Frankie Stein Doll is cute, Black Bedding, gothic mirror, gothic makeup - like urban decay maybe? handbag? jewellery, boots, ( Does EMO mean Emotionally Disturbed?) They had a group of them on St Trinians 2!!
    • MoaningMyrtle
    • By MoaningMyrtle 1st Dec 10, 10:41 PM
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    Black/navy nail varnish, fingerless gloves.
    • Myrtle
    • By Myrtle 1st Dec 10, 10:43 PM
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    Blue Banana gift voucher?
    • sapphireeye
    • By sapphireeye 1st Dec 10, 10:58 PM
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    I second the twilight thing... plus ebay has loads of merch, particularly based around Team Edward/Team Jacob. If you're not sure if she's into Twilight, the Eclipse dvd is coming out soon so you can somehow find a way to throw it into conversation. If she's 14 and heard of Paramore then it's probably as a direct relation to the Twilight films as Paramore were responsible for the theme song for the first movie. Lots of teenage girls now love them because of that!

    Also I highly recommend truffle shuffle ( for random gifts, but they're quite retro so might be a bit beyond her. Worth a look though Emo is the new version of grunger and when I was 14 I thought I was it when I was going through that phase. Me and my friends like cool jewellery, stuff with random cartoon characters on (I won't lie, I still do and I have some stuff from truffle shuffle!). My brother's recently been through an emo faze and he liked studded belts in random colours, hair is a big thing so emo style accessories or colourful hair dye for random colour streaks, make-up (not for my brother obviously but for girls, black eyeliner etc) and he wore a lot of t-shirts for bands that I'm sure he couldn't have even known who they were like KISS. Oooh also, a lot of those types are into Nightmare before Christmas and all the Jack Skellington & Sally stuff. She might have heard of it or she might not, again pretend it's on TV over Christmas or something and see what she says.

    Here are a few things I found on truffle shuffle:
    Bat necklace -
    Party ring necklace -

    What sort of clothes does she wear? I always loved David & Goliath tees, a few suggestions: (this is glow in the dark!)

    Does she have a games console or anything? Guitar hero features paramore songs and her and her friends could pretend to be rockstars.

    If you give us anymore info I might be able to help some more If all else fails, just type 'Emo' into an ebay search and you'll come up with loads of stuff!
    Last edited by sapphireeye; 01-12-2010 at 11:11 PM.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 1st Dec 10, 11:09 PM
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    I second the Twilight theme (after casually dropping it into the conversation if you aren't sure if she's into it...though asking 'Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob might be a bit obvious lol!)

    How about a Paramore CD if she went to the concert? Or as suggested, an iTunes voucher if she has an iPod.

    There is also a range of clothing called Emily Strange which she might like.

    Emo has actually been around for years (since the 1980s). Here's a definition by Wikipedia

    'Emo has been associated with a stereotype that includes being particularly emotional, sensitive, shy, introverted, or angst-ridden. (though this seems to describe pretty much any and every teenager lol!)

    Has she dropped any hints as to what she might really like for Christmas? I don't know what your relationship is like but perhaps she might enjoy an afternoon shopping, just the two of you to choose something?

    Oh, along the vampire theme, there are lots of teen books similar to Twlight out atm, The Vampire Diaries (also been on TV so you might get a DVD) are popular. If she likes reading then a good book shop will be able to help you choose.
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    • pandora205
    • By pandora205 1st Dec 10, 11:24 PM
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    My daughter - a bit older and has passed through the emo phase - suggests:

    studded belt
    black skinny jeans
    black eye liner
    dark bangles - possibly choker (but more Goth than emo)
    gig tickets

    I'd add a hand made book/journal for writing and a roller ball or fountain pen but my daughter says it's a cliche that emo types like to write!
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    • PinkPrincess
    • By PinkPrincess 1st Dec 10, 11:31 PM
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    Thank you for all the replies!

    She's a big Twilight fan but already has all the books and has seen all the movies! She's 'Team Jacob' so I bought her a framed poster of him along with a keyring, bookmark and pen.

    A few things that I know she likes are Blue Banana clothing (so the gift voucher is a good idea, thanks!), Skelanimals, Marmite and Paramore.

    She's got an iPod Touch but already has all the songs she wants. I was thinking of getting her an iPod docking station as I know she wants one but I'm not sure whether her mum might be getting that for her? I also know that she wants Sims 3 for Xbox but again, her mum might have already got that.

    The two things I was going to buy her, she's bought herself from with her birthday money (which was at end November) and that was a leather look biker jacket and a Babyliss curling wand.

    She's already dyed her hair a purpley red and had it cut recently too so a hairdressers voucher isn't worth it. 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? I've got her a few items of jewellery from Claire's (skull earrings, safety pin necklace etc).

    Ummm, she's into the 'vampire' theme and she also likes Ed Hardy perfume. I was thinking about getting her a lava lamp or some kind of lamp for her room - any suggestions? Also PJ's and a hot water bottle - does anyone have any recommendations?

    It seems most gifts for teens are either pink (which I've been told is a complete no go!) or way too girly for her. I've got her a few bits and pieces but nothing really substantial, if you know what I mean?

    Thanks again in advance, you've all been a great help!
    • PinkPrincess
    • By PinkPrincess 1st Dec 10, 11:33 PM
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    Funnily enough, I remember her showing me this t-shirt a while back and she said she really wanted it! I have a feeling she's going to buy it with her birthday money though. Here's hoping she's forgotten like I did and I can get it as an extra Christmas prezzie! At least I'll know that it's something she definitely likes!
    • PinkPrincess
    • By PinkPrincess 1st Dec 10, 11:35 PM
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    I'd add a hand made book/journal for writing and a roller ball or fountain pen but my daughter says it's a cliche that emo types like to write!
    Originally posted by pandora205
    This is a good idea, thanks!

    Does anyone know where I can get one with a type of design that she might possibly like...?
  • JG82
    What about some SkullCandy headphones as oppose to the docking station? I know they are quite popular with the EMO young people I work with.
    Urban decay make up or the GOSH range would be good.
    Can get some nice black hot water bottles online too using google search.
    You mentioned she has dyed her hair. What about some coloured hair extensions?
    Pair of Converse?

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    • pookiewn
    • By pookiewn 2nd Dec 10, 11:23 AM
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    How about a remington colourlights? Its got lots of different coloured extensions that stay in for at least a month. Refill packs are available when they've run out. How about Nightmare before Christmas notepad, pen and bin? It's all quite emo/goth and fits with being christmas? HTH.
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  • xellieqx
    I dunno if they deliver over here, but there is a store in the US called hot Topic which has everything you probably need... you could look stuff up on there and then see if you can buy it over here?

    Ooh, just had a check and there is a Hot Topic UK site -

    I'd say that most stuff on there can be found at a lower price though. Good for ideas. Good luck!
  • LeonP
    any black/pink bag or backpack
    ticket to the her favourite band's concert (pack of disk with a concert)
    any discount coupon
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    try this ndmade
    • adouglasmhor
    • By adouglasmhor 2nd Dec 10, 12:59 PM
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    Got my soon to be 15 year old niece this pink cookie watch which they sell at argos and from littlewoods etc. it came with a little coin purse in the same design as well.

    • themull1
    • By themull1 2nd Dec 10, 1:13 PM
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    They've got a fake candle and a bin in the pink cookie range as well in argos, what about a coffin jewellery box? nightmare before christmas snowglobe/fingerless gloves, skull necklace/ring/earrings, black rug for bedroom, black cushions/throw. They do ed hardy towels, glasses, phone cases etc
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