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Some of you may be wondering what does an 11-year-old girl want for Christmas anyway.
I am not versed in all 11-year-olds but mine, so this may be skewed.
Let me share the characteristics of my 11-year-old, and maybe you can relate to some or all.
- Homeschooler, which means she is still very much a young girl.
- Imaginative play. She could spend hours playing with her ponies, dolls, and little pet shop toys.
- Creative. Building sets for her toys with craft paper and supplies from around the house.
- YouTube. I don’t know a child that does not watch videos to learn something more about the toy they are obsessed with. My daughter is no exception. She watches videos to make custom toys and more.
My Little Pony
My Little Pony is everything to my daughter. She doesn’t just “play” with her pony’s but she “knows” them. All of their personalities she uses when she plays, and most importantly she can never have too many. So at the top of her list is Ponies.
Every year since she was 2 I have been buying my daughter the Yearly American Girl doll and because of this, she has a few. Some years it seems she could care less about her collection but lately, she has been designing clothes for them. She gets scraps and such from old clothes and repurposes them for her dolls.
That being said she loves all things that are small. Small cook sets for dolls, small beds, food, and gizmos of plenty.
Now as a homeschooling mom I want to incorporate books whenever possible. Chapter books, picture books, and classics make an appearance each year. My favorite is when relatives give her books that meant something to them when they were kids, and they can read it together when they visit.
Warm clothes and pajamas
Last but not least are the necessities. Socks, underwear, and warm winter clothes. One of the many reasons I am thankful to be a homeschooler is the ability to keep wearing clothes until the bitter end. There is little to no pressure to keep up with fashion or what is popular when you homeschool. We can buy clothes we actually need them.
Many families buy their kid’s new pajamas for Christmas eve and I am no exception. I was raised getting to open one gift, which was usually pajamas, and I’ve maintained that tradition in my own home too.
Christmas gifts are easier to buy when you know the person your shopping for. However, if you are a family member looking for a niece or the like I hope this list gives you some inspiration.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.