What is a good alternative gift for my eight year old daughter?
DH's father told her that he was going to buy her a cell phone for Christmas, before discussing it with DH and me. We told him that we weren't ready for that yet and his response was akin to, "Fine, but you have to tell her and let me know what to buy her instead." While the fact that he initially offered the cell phone to my daughter, coupled with his response to our decision could certainly bear an entire discussion of its own, I'm turning to the DW community for suggestions on something that will make her face light up (trust me - she isn't spoiled and is an excellent child) because it is so very cool. Her reaction last night when we broke the news that we weren't going to allow a cell phone yet was pretty heartbreaking but I just don't think she is old enough. Budget for this gift is between $200 and $300 ish. Do you have suggestions? Thanks!!!