I'll apologize in advance if this is in the wrong spot, sorry!
We recently have been lucky enough to move nearby my little cousin (she is my uncle's daughter, but she lives with her mom and step-dad) and she and I have been spending time together as she doesn't really get to spend girl-time with her mom much. We'll call her Candace. Anyways Candace is turning 11 soon and I'm stumped as to what to get her as a gift. She is very particular in her clothes (or rather, her mom is--certain materials are off limits, along with any clothes that look "tom-boyish", certain brands, etc.) as we learned while helping them with back-to school shopping. I tried to look at different little things while we were at the mall the other day, but each thing that Candace liked her mom said no to (Legos "are for boys", plus her little sisters could choke on them--I can understand the concern about the little kids though; nail polish sets were "too tacky", it went on like that all day--ugh).
I'm leaning towards getting her a little gift basket from Bath and Body works with some cute girly lotions (they still make those, right?) or maybe some cute jewlery but would love some other suggestions. Candace loves animals, reading and "pretty" things, but I just am stumped. She did just get an iphone and an xbox for her birthday, but I don't know if I should look at getting some accessories for those or not.
Thanks for any ideas you guys have!
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