By Candace and Morgan Derickx
Shopping for a tween girl can be stressful. Let’s face it. They can be fickle little creatures. So, I sent my 10 year old daughter Morgan on a recon mission into the schoolyard to find out what tween girls really want this year. This is what she came back with. Morgan wrote the list, I added notes where necessary.
The most popular thing was surprisingly a laptop. Who knew? I did.
2) Make Up Kits
Next up is a makeup kit. Ahhhh…. were growing up so fast.
3) Cell Phones
OMG I need a PHONE! Mom all of my friends have one!
4) Apple Products
MOM can I have more iThings? Hee hee this is so fun.
5) A Dog
Why can’t a dog be a girl’s best friend? Awwwwwwww look at that face who can resist? (Editor’s Note: Most experts say that giving a dog for Christmas is the worst thing you can do. It should never be on a whim, but a conscious decision. Choose wisely.)
6) Gift Cards/Money
Perfect for shopping sprees! (Editor’s Note: These are also fun gifts for mom.)
Who doesn’t want cute motion-activated slippers!
Clothes from Justice what a surprise? (Editor’s Note: For those that don’t know Justice is tween heaven and can sometimes look like someone threw up the 80s) (Morgan’s Note: Mom, you’re so old.)
9) One Direction Dolls
Who can resist? Zayn you are so mine! (Editor’s Note: Not a chance Morgan)
Let your tween rockout with their very own guitar!OH YEAH BABY! (Editor’s Note: This mom suggests lessons to accompany said guitar or Advil)
*sniffle*sniffle* It’s been so fun but I need to leave the keypad (for now duh) but do take my advice because I just saved you so much trouble!
Bon voyage and a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah,
Bio: Morgan is a precocious 10 year old who drives her mother crazy. She is also whip smart, gorgeous and the love of my life.