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Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
Since it's Black Friday soon, I thought I would buy some Christmas presents for my 7-year-old niece but I'm having a hard time figuring out what to buy her.

Do you have any ideas? Say, I'd use a budget of around $ 200.

I thought of giving her books to get ahead in programming and maths which will be useful for her in the future but I think would like to give her something that could activate her body too.

What would you give a 7-year-old girl?
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11-27-2019 04:33 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
One of those pink toy ovens and cook sets.

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11-27-2019 04:36 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
(11-27-2019 04:36 PM)RIslander Wrote:  One of those toy ovens and cook sets.

That's a good one but she got that last year.
11-27-2019 04:38 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
Books. Can't have too many of them. At this age I was going through stuff with very quick pace, and in hindsight I wish I had more. Can't go wrong with Grimm Brothers or Andersen's tales.
11-27-2019 05:26 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
Mindware has what they call "brainy" toys:

https://www.mindware.orientaltrading.com...317-1.fltr
11-27-2019 10:10 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
I am careful to not give my daughter any toys that will confuse here (she is five). So I try to avoid anything that involves some Mary Sue ass-kicking type of propaganda. Also, I think that most little girls don't care about Math, programming. That is just some media misdirection hustle, designed to confuse them so that they become a 50 year-old cat lady that drinks copious amounts of red wine.

Get her something feminine: a barbie, dress, etc. Or get her a little make-up kit.

Encouraging her to be a mathematician or programmer is just throwing money down the toilet. Most girls don't care about that stuff. That is just some media misdirection hustle, designed to confuse them so that they become a 50 year-old cat lady that drinks copious amounts of red wine.

Feminity is like a tree that must be watered and carefully pruned. The enemies are starting early, trying to turn her into an MMA butch dyke. So we must be mindful to not throw sticks onto that fire,

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11-27-2019 10:31 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
In this era, I would just stay away from books. It's a 7yo girl after all, not 70. That book would be collecting dust while she's too busy on her iPad or smartphone.

Keep it simple and buy her a scooter, doll, doll house, or some other girly gadget.
11-27-2019 10:32 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
(11-27-2019 10:31 PM)MajorStyles Wrote:  I am careful to not give my daughter any toys that will confuse here (she is five). So I try to avoid anything that involves some Mary Sue ass-kicking type of propaganda. Also, I think that most little girls don't care about Math, programming. That is just some media misdirection hustle, designed to confuse them so that they become a 50 year-old cat lady that drinks copious amounts of red wine.

Get her something feminine: a barbie, dress, etc. Or get her a little make-up kit.

Encouraging her to be a mathematician or programmer is just throwing money down the toilet. Most girls don't care about that stuff. That is just some media misdirection hustle, designed to confuse them so that they become a 50 year-old cat lady that drinks copious amounts of red wine.

Feminity is like a tree that must be watered and carefully pruned. The enemies are starting early, trying to turn her into an MMA butch dyke. So we must be mindful to not throw sticks onto that fire,

You got a point but I if I go to myself, I think I would have had a lot of use of starting out earlier with maths and such.
She'll have to study it later anyway, so I'm thinking why not let her start early, so that she could have an easier time in school in the future. So it's not to encourage her to become a mathematician.

In countries like China kids start early with that and they're often way ahead.
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11-28-2019 01:43 AM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
I don't have kids, but I do have nephews and nieces.

Here's my gift giving process:

1) I keep it under $50 if I can help.
2) I ask their parents something they want because their parents always know.

As for suggestions, I'd suggest

a) a board-game she can play with other girls
b) a nice looking dress (make sure parents tell her looks beautiful in it) or princess costume
c) if she likes music, a CD. Better yet, one you make for her if you think she'd be able to appreciate it.
d) A necklace or bracelet to remember you by if you are close (just say it reminded you of her and she'll always be safe wearing it)

The point I'm getting at is to skimp on money and load up on thought behind it.

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If any of this sounded condescending I didn't mean it that way, was just trying to be helpful.
11-28-2019 01:53 AM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
We always first ask the parents in such cases.

I would also not spend that much on presents. I dunno the financial situation of your family but in most western families children have _too many_ things not too few. They don't really need anything and the adults literally ruin them early with too much stuff.

I also fight against too much stuff for my own kids. I don't bring it to the edge though so I could do better on this topic.

(There are a few families though where money is a real problem. In that case you should contact the parents and ask them how to spend that money really useful.)

I am hesitant on the science vs girls topic: My approach is that it is not a problem if a girl likes science and advances in that. The only important thing is that she must not believe that it is more important than her God given mission: to give life to children in family. It is ok for girls to be interested in science _as a hobby_. She can also finish a University _as a hobby_ after her children are grown up enough. But it is absolutely stupid to postpone marriage and children in order to study and such.

Maybe I am liberal on this topic because I myself am a science-head: at school that was the only thing that made me interested and I suspect my daughters will inherit this trait. I don't want to ban them from science. They are too young to see their inclinations clearly yet.

I remember that once I got an old used book about physics for Christmas that was dumped from a public library. On that day I found it weird and didn't like it at all compared to the other shiny stuff: later that book became my favorite. It may be that it is better to buy old used books than new shiny ones. They are not full of diverse propaganda and such. And basic science is not something that has to be reinvented.

The way the parents raise this girls is also a question: in general you should not go against their own ways of life. My take is that the parents are the main authority over the children. So if they are against something then you should not be the aunt who gives the child the forbidden stuff.

What most modern day children lack most is attention of their family. Maybe if you can manage you can give some program as a present which you would do together. Spending time with children and improving your bonding is always a good idea. Take her out to some fun program: hiking for example. There you can talk and teach her things if she is interested. The parents will also be pleased if you make them a free day.
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11-28-2019 05:09 AM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
Complete set of Nancy Drew mysteries. She's old enough.

My son read Hardy Boys at that age, and then read the Nancy Drew.

If you can get used ones that were published 30 or more years ago they haven't been sanitized for PC nonsense yet.

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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
Board games are always a good gift. Seven is still young but anything that gets her and her family together for a game night is a worthy gift. Hungry Hippos or something along those lines is probably age appropriate.

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11-28-2019 12:11 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
(11-28-2019 12:11 PM)RIslander Wrote:  Board games are always a good gift. Seven is still young but anything that gets her and her family together for a game night is a worthy gift. Hungry Hippos or something along those lines is probably age appropriate.

I like a board game myself. Then you play the game with her on Christmas to make sure she learns it. My nephews play Monopoly. Guess Who is a fun one that is about faces and people that girls like.

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11-28-2019 12:15 PM
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-67386...pid2037952

Vox Day junior classics reedition, a bit over your budget.

If Vox were a savvy marketer, he would split that collection in 3-5 affordable parts that relatives would gift to nephews, young inlaws etc on an annual basis, kind of like encyclopedia companies used to do.

In France, among higher classes, it is common for example for young girls to start receiving elements of high quality plateware or silverware sets every year that would be a complete collection by the time they are ready to get married.

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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
(11-28-2019 12:43 PM)911 Wrote:  https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-67386...pid2037952

Vox Day junior classics reedition, a bit over your budget.

Wow...what a great resource. I will be purchasing that for sure.

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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
(11-28-2019 12:15 PM)NoMoreTO Wrote:  
(11-28-2019 12:11 PM)RIslander Wrote:  Board games are always a good gift. Seven is still young but anything that gets her and her family together for a game night is a worthy gift. Hungry Hippos or something along those lines is probably age appropriate.

I like a board game myself. Then you play the game with her on Christmas to make sure she learns it. My nephews play Monopoly. Guess Who is a fun one that is about faces and people that girls like.

That's also a booming area right now.

Thankfully we've gone far past the days of shitty Hasbro-published board games and there are almost too many good options to count these days:


Here's a list for you on good retailer's sight, and I've already pre-set the filter to be for board games only at the appropriate recommended age.

https://www.miniaturemarket.com/board-ga...0up&page=1
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RE: Christmas present for a 7-year-old?
Trust the wisdom of the forum.

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