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Please help - what are the "in toys" for 9/10 year old boys this year?

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Isla77 Sat 01-Oct-11 21:44:08

I am really struggling to think of something to buy for my new (ish) nephew - my brother's step-son - for Christmas. They live 300 miles away from us so we do not see them often and so I have no idea of what he has got but it sounds as though he is the boy who has everything. He is a lovely lad and I want to get something he would really like. No use asking my new(ish) sister - in - law as she just says "oh, don't bother too much, he has got loads of stuff anyway." Thing is I do not want to treat him any differently than I do my brother's own ( much older) children but I really do not know what is "in" with this age group nowadays.

bodiddly Sat 01-Oct-11 21:47:00

How much do you want to spend? How about an itunes voucher so that he can download some music if he likes?

Isla77 Sat 01-Oct-11 22:00:17

That's a good idea. I spent £25 last year. Thanks for your reply

Isla77 Sat 01-Oct-11 22:06:11

Any more ideas?

takeonboard Sat 01-Oct-11 22:10:49

game voucher would be my 10 year olds fave gift or amazon

Isla77 Sat 01-Oct-11 22:49:38

Thank you for that. I will have a think about it. Might well be the way to go.

moosemama Sun 02-Oct-11 13:52:50

Could you ask what his main interests are at all?

Reason being, my own 9 year old boy's absolute favourite present from last Christmas was a magazine subscription. He loves it every month when his magazine drops through the letterbox. My ds is really into Nintendo games, so he had a subscription to The Official Nintendo Magazine, but his Great Aunt also did a Beano subscription for him and that gives him every bit as much pleasure.

mogs0 Sun 02-Oct-11 15:16:38

I agree with the magazine subscription. Ds had Kids Nat Geo (via Tesco Clubcard points) and loves it when it drops through the letterbox every month.

Would this be any good? You could get it sent straight to him or get him a voucher to design his own? I haven't got as far as to price it up though, sorry.

My 9yr old ds is having a leapfrog globe, a dart board, lego.

What about cinema vouchers? Or bowling vouchers?

AFuckingKnackeredWoman Sun 02-Oct-11 15:57:22

Lego is still the number one gift for my 9 year old.

DrNortherner Sun 02-Oct-11 15:58:54

My ds is 9 and would love lego, a voucher for GAME or HMV, or a NERF gun.

Lilyloo Sun 02-Oct-11 16:20:36

My ds would like an i tunes voucher ,anything national geographic goes down well , microscope , telescope , metal detector etc

Pinot Sun 02-Oct-11 18:08:55

Vouchers can be a bit dull for that age (DS2 is 10) but a nerf gun or a magazine subscription sounds fab.

ggirl Sun 02-Oct-11 18:11:46

ds just turned 9
his favourite birthday present besides his new bike was a remote controlled helicopter

Isla77 Sun 16-Oct-11 00:19:45

Thanks for all the great ideas. Now just need to choose one of them!

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