What is your 10/11/12 year old boy having?

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SwedishSolveig Mon 11-Nov-13 10:06:29

I have no idea what to get him. We do not do ipads and the like as I don't believe a child needs something like that. We might get him a cheap mobile phone. What toys does your 10/11/12 year old want? (He is 11)

BiddyPop Mon 22-Aug-16 09:07:57

My about to turn 11 yr old DD - who thinks she's a boy- will be getting an iPad because she has recently cracked the screen on the iPod she had been using for the past few years. Mostly for audiobooks going to bed and some Netflix and games.

She's getting a new bicycle for her birthday on Boxing Day as she's grown again.

I'll probably add some Lego as she really loves that. I will suggest boating bits to relatives, or Lego. She also got a couple of games in the past few years which she loves - QBitz, Logic being 2 I remember, which are not "run of the mill" games. And a science set.

Books- always a couple of books. At least one novel I think she'd enjoy and usually another non-fiction book as well.

themumfairy Sun 21-Aug-16 22:56:18

Ds is 9 and absolutely no interest in toys.
His favourite things that he already has are
Playstation (limited screen time)
Headset to talk to his friends online
David Walliams book set
Counting money box

Hes mentioned he'd like
New ps4 game
Headphones
Adidas clothes/trainers
Football goals
Water speakers
Bean boozled or how ever you spell it. A box of sweets that has nasty flavours disguised as good. Think vomit, dog food etc confused

Technology, especially at high school age, is a major factor in fitting in whether we like it or not

MrsMargeSimpson Sat 20-Aug-16 13:16:04

Mine will be 10 just after Christmas - he's asked for more Lego and some PlayStation games. He will get those, and we always get books, a board game, a teddy/blanket etc.

I8toys Sat 20-Aug-16 13:14:20

Just looking at what I've pre-ordered at Amazon - Hasbro Pie Face Showdown, Stoopido, Dig In, Pokémon Sun and Moon, Numerous X box games, expansion pack for exploding kittens, the new Sushi Go Party, Nintendo Classic Mini - NES system, Uno Jackpot.

DeliasPancakes Sat 20-Aug-16 10:49:09

Oh and zombie brawlers card game. Thinking about the exploding kittens one too

DeliasPancakes Sat 20-Aug-16 10:46:50

Lego, Minecraft magazine subscription, tripod for his phone to make his stop animation videos, Carcassone board game, cluedo, bloody Pokemon cards, bloody Magic The Gathering cards, gift card for Xbox live, Chemistry set and the new DanTDM book (released soon).

Also a box of Japanese candy because of all the YouTube videos about it. hmm

Fishcake72 Thu 11-Aug-16 10:54:58

El Gato for making gaming videos and a new IPhone here. He is gaming and technology mad (he is eleven) and if I buy 'toys' they will end up unused under the bed.

OldBeanbagz Thu 11-Aug-16 10:52:28

My 11yo DS wants a fitbit but i need to work out if any will fit his super skinny wrists. He does a lot of athletics training and wants to log it all on his iPhone. Other than that he's only asked for an xBox game.

It's also his birthday in December so i'm really stuck for ideas for that too.

mumbathing Thu 11-Aug-16 10:44:38

Ok my 12yr old is a dd but very ungirly. Toys are not looked at. Lego is still good but just to build then put on display. No playing with them. Also a minecraft obsessed home! PlayStation/wii games. Mobile phone. She was fine with a cheap Nokia at 11 but as soon as she started secondary school it had to be an iPhone so we bought a secondhand 5c. Unfortunately once they hit secondary brands are very important to fitting in. Laptop, tablet, technology is very important.
I've been informed that hype is the cool clothing brand at the moment.

panegyricS1 Wed 10-Aug-16 22:03:43

Stew magazine has failed, it seems. I had never heard of it until i read this thread today.

Br4duck Tue 19-Jul-16 17:57:05

I am act silly 12 myself ( I have a strange addiction to online forums) and this year for Christmas ( albeit half a year away) I am asking for some manga,a canon 600d and dragon frame( I have a stop motion YouTube channel) some Jordan's, clothes ( I like Abercrombie,ralph Lauren and air Jordan) and maybe some other stuff ( the usual,chocolate etc)

Preciousbane Wed 13-Nov-13 19:23:09

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Taffeta Wed 13-Nov-13 19:22:51

DS (10) into football and Minecraft

New bag
All the football annuals
Poss a subscription to MOTD mag
Lockable diary
Minecraft annual
Football boots (from GPs)
Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Another XBox controller (he just got it for his birthday, with FIFA 14)

He plays football x 4/5 times pw, so the boots are a necessity. But I expect he will want the latest ones. hmm

WaitMonkeysDoppelganger Wed 13-Nov-13 19:19:55

A familiar theme here - Nerf Guns and minecraft grin DS is 9.5

Make your own rocket/Can robot
Leather bangle
Light up shoes laces (light up)
Minecraft annual
Airstorm Curve z
Natural History books (thinks he is the next David Attenborough)
Counting money box
Hexbugs and habitat thing
Skull candy head phones
Marvel boxers
DVDs

There are some great animation apps for the iPad too

CremeEggThief Wed 13-Nov-13 18:46:49

DS (11) is getting two games for his PS Vita console, a Nerf gun (he requested this instead of the Lego architecture set I was planning to get him hmm ), a couple of books, a Minecraft calendar and a Horrible Histories annual, as well as a few stocking fillers.

Animation cameras
What did people get please

Waswondering Wed 13-Nov-13 13:38:20

(marks place)

KungFuBustle Tue 12-Nov-13 09:28:17

Cheap x box controller cover 92p with free delivery. Nice stocking filler for Xbox fans who like to mod their stuff.

spottymoo Tue 12-Nov-13 07:31:00

Dss 10 doesn't play with toys so I haven't got any this year for him we've got him

Ice watch
Ted baker smellies
Monkey slippers
Hoody
Xbox infinity
Xbox stuff in general points etc
Guinness book of records
David walliams book

The pile is very small this year due to xbox things

thekitchenfairy Tue 12-Nov-13 07:03:30

...and I've picked up some great ideas here too grin!

I liked stew quintessential Agree the content isn't perfect but my DS really doesn't like the zombie-horror books that seem to be fodder for older readers. Some of stew is tongue in cheek and I think DS will get that, I also think it will spark some debate within him, and I haven't seen anything else around that will do that.

Sorry DS poorly so I jumped away and missed this yesterday kingfisher the Maps book is an A3 hardback, beautifully illustrated. Both my DS are map obsessed and think they will love this.

www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/aleksandra+mizielinska/daniel+mizielinski/maps/9606976/

And Love, Nina which is shortlisted too is a good read, witty and lighthearted I am sad to be nearly at the end!

KungFuBustle Tue 12-Nov-13 00:17:48

BMX
Real Power Workshop
Set of real tools
Gaming chair
Tablet
Xbox subscription for another year.
Halo figures

He's 10. Once again hasn't asked for anything. Previous experience shows we tend to get it right grin

dementedma Mon 11-Nov-13 21:57:29

I thought Stew looked ok.a bridge between comics and "teen"magazines with their tips or oral sex!

Ds is 11 and will be getting a nerf gun, Bear Grylls outdoor stuff, draughts and chess,books,a lava lamp.
He wanted an iPod touch but too expensive so will get that for his birthday in January.

Carlat86 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:52:40

Last year we got SS a stop animation camera and some modelling clay so he could make little videos. It just plugs into a pc or lap top and he had hours of fun making all the characters and doing all the voices. We didn't realise but he is actually really creative. He used some Lego too and made some really good short films (only a minute or so in length). I got it from amazon I think.

iheartdusty Mon 11-Nov-13 21:44:54

that's great, soontobeslendergirl, really helpful, thank you thanks

I was also not impressed by Stew, as a parent I am still the one deciding what is good reading for my young impressionable children. And I am not too keen on a magazine that is glorifying McDonalds efforts towards "child health" by talking about them supplying books as opposed to crappy toys with happy meals, nor giving my children the idea that it is normal for parents to raid their savings. hmm

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