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what's trending for 7 yr old girls?

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lizzi50 Mon 19-Oct-15 09:08:34

She's into all things feminine such as jewellery, nail polish and has lots of do-it-yourself kits. That doesn't mean to say she wouldn't enjoy something similar if it was a variation and trending at school.

whitewave Mon 19-Oct-15 09:17:50

Blimey! Do things trend for little ones? Mine were in school uniform and workaday clothes other times with toys!!!!

rosequartz Mon 19-Oct-15 09:23:45

Will 7 year old DGD look at me in bemusement if I ask her 'what's trending'?
Is this leading to an advert?

Nelliemoser Mon 19-Oct-15 09:27:14

Trending? What ever the shops feel they can make a fast buck on.
Those dreadful onesies were trending in fashion last year. I could not imagine a less flattering garment I wonder how much money was wasted on them for them never to be seen again.
Until some daft beggar a few years hence, who missed out on these last year, thinks this might be a good idea to make a fast buck.

loopylou Mon 19-Oct-15 09:46:39

Trending ? For 7 year old girls? confused

Presumably what some adult somewhere who should think of better ways to spend their time decides, rather sad in my opinion.

lizzi50 Mon 19-Oct-15 09:53:35

My mistake. I'm obviously addressing the wrong age group.

J52 Mon 19-Oct-15 09:59:37

Our 6 year old GD has just had a magic set and early science experiment set for Birthday presents. She was delighted! She also got a lot of Disney fairy type merchandise, pleased about that as well!


rosequartz Mon 19-Oct-15 10:07:07

If you are going to be rude, yes, your mistake if you are going to start advertising before Christmas to get grandparents to spend their money on -- useless rubbish-- the latest gifts, yes.

whitewave Mon 19-Oct-15 10:11:22

Oh! as you are signed up to Gransnet I would have thought there was a clue there somewhere.

If you want wisdom and sense listen to us otherwise go somewhere else.

Coolgran65 Mon 19-Oct-15 10:21:32

I'm told that pogo sticks are a favourite this year but it won't be from me....thinking twisted ankles.

I've got a world globe and a microscope set for my 8 year old dgd.
Plus a goodie bag of nail polish, lippy, sharpener, sticky notes, etc.

As her birthday is a couple of weeks before Christmas, for that she is getting a horse riding hat, and a girly afternoon, just the two of us, to the local theatre panto which gives a matinee showing for £9 each.

Coolgran65 Mon 19-Oct-15 10:26:54

Yes..... wee ones do have trending, I.e. whatever toy or fashion item is in vogue...but I usually try and avoid these if I think they are a rip off.

I didn't see any problem with original post.....

Elegran Mon 19-Oct-15 10:28:09

All those replies translate as "7 is far too young to follow trends in anything." Peer pressure to have what everyone else has, whatever the cost in money or hassle to parents, will come to bear on her soon enough. If you are a gran, your role is to let her be a child while she can and ignore fashions.

Do you mean what should you get her for Christmas? That is where we grans are good at sharing ideas.

Bellanonna Mon 19-Oct-15 10:29:54

Oh Rosequartz, you old cynic grin grin. Lizzi50 do you live in The UK? Just wondering... And if you joined gransnet, what age group did you imagine subscribers to be? Weird

Alea Mon 19-Oct-15 10:31:22

My mistake. I'm obviously addressing the wrong age group

Is there a site for 7 year old girls? hmmgrin

rosesarered Mon 19-Oct-15 10:39:18


rosesarered Mon 19-Oct-15 10:47:21

Just a thought for all grans here, when our children were young(under 12)
Sometimes we had nice older visitors, relatives, who brought little presents for them, and invariably the gifts would be a year or more too young for them. The children were thrilled with them and seemed to like the fact that they had ' permission' to play with things that they knew were a bit young.
It helped me buy toys for them at Christmas, just now and then putting in something that seemed young, and they always liked those toys the best!
I think that all children feel pressure once they are at school, and those sort of presents , simple fun things, relax them.

ninathenana Mon 19-Oct-15 11:26:48

I think maybe the op chose the wrong phrase and was simply asking what 7 yr old girls are 'into' at the moment. As in Frozen memorabilia or is that 'old hat' now ? We only have DGSx2 so I wouldn't know. They are into Marvel comic characters. grin

gillybob Mon 19-Oct-15 11:30:45

I don't think there was anything wrong with lizzi50's OP.

Surely she was only enquiring whether we have any idea what 7 year old girls are "into" at the moment.

So in answer to your question lizzi50

My 7 year old DGD is into;

Horses, football, dancing, music, Horses,monster high, lego (especially lego popstars), Brownies, Horses, arts and craft stuff oh the dreaded cutting and sticking, DesignaFriend Dolls (Argos) and all of their accessories...............

WilmaKnickersfit Mon 19-Oct-15 12:25:20

Is Hello Kitty still going strong?

LullyDully Mon 19-Oct-15 12:51:22

Are Moshi Monsters in or out? GD loved them a few years ago

She is now 10 and a real tomboy. Interested in science, .making things and Lego. When she was 7 she was given a token from Claire's. We spend a fruitless hour or so going round and round and round the shop. Nothing took her fancy; she used to love Ben 10 and they had nothing in that green there.

I bought her a hair brushing head thing which she ignored so gave it to her cousin.

P.S. she is great....... just not a red haired pink lover. Prefers blue.

rosequartz Mon 19-Oct-15 13:39:37

Oh Rosequartz, you old cynic
I didn't see any problem with original post.....

Oh dear, I was just a bit suspicious as it came just as we are starting to think about Christmas buying presents
Apologies if your motives are altruistic *lizzi50^

I have heard talk about Moshi Monsters, jewellery making and Brownies (a new exciting venture).

soontobe Mon 19-Oct-15 13:41:02

I dont think your op is wrong.

Just that you probably may not be so aware that grandparents on here tend to be independent thinkers on the whole.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 19-Oct-15 16:11:37

I have a 7yo girl. She wouldn't have the first clue about what's trending but things she likes include: lego, Harry Potter, lego, football, lego. 'real' jewellery (ie not made of brightly coloured plastic!! That's now too babyish apparently). Also Horrible Histories, lego, books...

Her wish list includes: goal-keeping gloves, shopkins (little plastic things), a Horrible History magazine, Junior Nat Geo magazine and some other bits but I can't remember for the life of me what. But probably based on the first list.

She used to collect Moshis and still plays with them but apparently doesn't collect them any more

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 19-Oct-15 16:37:47

My friend Freddy Bear is quite likely to trend. (link there)

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 19-Oct-15 16:40:49

Nerf guns are great!