Go shop for them at the Goodwill or neighborhood thrift store. They may not be brand new, but they will be new to her. Put in some elbow grease and scrub them clean, add some fresh paint and anything else to brighten them up.
Since she likes being outside, get her a kid's gardening book, some hand tools, potting soil, seeds and some containers. Make it a hobby you can do together, outside.
By the way, Christmas Eve is just a tad late to be fretting about this, don't you think?