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Old April 20th, 2014, 02:53 PM
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DSD's birthday is coming up. She'll be 21

I have a few ideas, $$ mascara, bath stuff (there's a particular type she likes), Starbucks stuff, and I'm open to suggestions.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 03:14 PM
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Re: gift help

Are you and your DH not getting her something from both of you? By all means get any of the stuff you listed. It might be different in the US, but I think a 21st present should be significant for your kids, and something that lasts, or at least gives lasting memories. Depends on what the $$$ allow, and what the recipient is in to, but the cool ones i've heard of are:
Overseas holidays,
Antique furniture (antique anything would do),
Silver tea set (or cutlery set),
High end sewing machine
Fancy camera (although these days, that's a bit more transient),
Diamond earrings/necklace,
Any sort of specialist machinery to help with hobbies (eg woodworking stuff)
Life-time ski-lift-pass (lifetime pass to anything they could do for a very long time.)
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Old April 20th, 2014, 05:01 PM
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I want to be on Mrs X's gift list. What GREAT ideas!
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Old April 20th, 2014, 05:56 PM
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hmmm.... Ok, maybe we make a bigger deal out of 21sts than the US!
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Old April 20th, 2014, 06:30 PM
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Here it's mostly a celebration of being of legal drinking age.
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A manicure or a massage.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 06:26 PM
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I received pearls.

I didn't drink.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 07:16 PM
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Ooh! I like the idea of pearls! It's sort of a sign of "growing up." Do you think your DSD would like pearls, snafu?
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I don't know

She already has diamonds ... they were her grandma's
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Re: gift help

If you don't think she'll like pearls that's one thing, but diamonds AND pearls should be in every girl's jewelry box, imo.

Prince even sang about them.
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