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Old 11-13-2007, 12:25 PM   #11
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Just tell her: - you get no present because you are so picky! or is it pricky?
Just kidding.

Can you talk to her friends or kids her age? See what they would recomend.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:32 PM   #12
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Thing is, I am in Germany. So, at 17 you cant drive yet (although gasoline gift cert. is an interesting idea). Gift certificates to a clothes store would be something, but thought of that and decided for whatever reason I want to avoid it. I suppose I could find stores similar to Claire's or Sephora's here and take that route.

I will be coming to the US over Thanksgiving and thought about things you can get in the US but not here and drew something of a blank, though that is a potential avenue. Bath and Body was also an idea, but dont think thats her thing.

I still think I am leaning towards the iTunes certificate...
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:35 PM   #13
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What if they hate everthing including gift cards!!! I have a couple of those on my list and there is no way I can skip buying them a gift. Ughhhhh! Another reason why I call it the Holidaze!!!!
What about a donation to a charity in their name/honor? Anyone who complains about not liking that gift is the one who's going to look bad.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:45 PM   #14
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Maybe a good book, or a Movie would work....A Christmas Carol, by Dickens would be a good place to start!


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Unless she's an avid reader, it's likely she's already overwhelmed with reading and I don't think a 17 year old would appreciate that book. My 16 year olds reaction was, shall we say, less than enthusiastic (to say the least )
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #15
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Unless she's an avid reader, it's likely she's already overwhelmed with reading and I don't think a 17 year old would appreciate that book. My 16 year olds reaction was, shall we say, less than enthusiastic (to say the least )
Perhaps you missed the point........
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:57 PM   #16
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When I was 17 my mother gave me a suitcase......

It matched her set. Not sure what the message was there.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:12 PM   #17
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If she has an Ipod you could get her a customized skin for it and an iTunes card.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:19 PM   #18
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What about a donation to a charity in their name/honor? Anyone who complains about not liking that gift is the one who's going to look bad.
I like this PABaker. now I know what my brother is getting for Christmas! something I know he will like. He is type who gives to all the family and does without himself. This is right up his tree. Now to figure out which one to give to. Too many choices to consider. I have given to many already for our family. May not be over $100 but I give. This weekend Boy Scouts are coming for some of my staples. Have to remember, no glass jars. Sure appreciate your suggestion and hope you get what you want. This sure was best suggestion, to me anyway.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:37 PM   #19
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Perhaps you missed the point........
Or maybe I changed the point I'm pretty much the queen of bah humbug and the holiday doesn't exactly exist in my house, especially this year with my father going to Thailand rather than coming down for Christmas.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:57 PM   #20
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Or maybe I changed the point I'm pretty much the queen of bah humbug and the holiday doesn't exactly exist in my house, especially this year with my father going to Thailand rather than coming down for Christmas.

I'm sorry to hear that............
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