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Stocking fillers for a 14 year old boy.....any suggestions?

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Lovemy3kids Mon 19-Nov-12 11:29:08

I have already purchased my 14 year old his main present - but am struggling with ideas as stocking fillers.

Toiletries - he gets them every year - but will consider these again.
He's not really into any music and rarely listens to it so CD's are out.
He has a blacberry so can't buy him itunes voucehers.
The price of xbox games makes them not stocking fillers - and besides this has been taken off him at the moment - but that's another story!

What do you buy you 14 year old as a stocking filler???

schilke Mon 19-Nov-12 11:46:23

I have a 14 year old ds. So far I have got...
earphones(not sure what he does to them, but always breaking)
Stig Lego key ring
photo book of London 2012
poster of Super Saturday (again London 2012)
a book(can't remember what it is as I bought it ages ago!)
tin of cashew nuts
sweets
mini football
gloves
plastic popcorn & fizzy pop cup - I have got all 4 dc these retro cinema popcorn holders.

amck5700 Mon 19-Nov-12 11:46:55

Mine are a little younger at 12 and 11, but things like novelty things for their room - like Angry birds items I usually get those to put in their stocking. This year I have bought survival bracelets - these are make of cord that they can unravel to use in a survival situation - they love stuff like that for scouts, I got some Origami post-it notes. Multi tools/scout knives, chocolate, books, sweeties. For outwith the stocking but as smaller presents, the guinness book of records and ripleys, one is getting an assassins creed calendar and the other the diary of a wimpey kid one. Then I stick in toiletries, fancy socks/novelty pants.

They both like art stuff some some sketch books and fancy pencils. Onesies, DVDs, games, wallets, Keychains etc all have been given in the past too.

schilke Mon 19-Nov-12 11:51:18

Ooh amck5700 thankyou - just googled those survival bracelets. Might get one each for both my boys - 14 year old is doing DofE this year, so might be useful!

Theas18 Mon 19-Nov-12 12:01:17

earphones- many and cheap!

Socks tradition!

Pants tradition!

DVD

Edible items- coins/ choc santa maybe dried fruit/nuts

Beano annual- tradition! Maybe another book too

Pens/pencils/post it notes etc Sellotape dispensers are great if they haven't already got one

Bit of silliness from hawkins or similar eg flying monkey or grow it yourself Xmas tree

Lynx/deodorant

(BTW yes we are bonkers as each "usual item" generally provokes a loud chorus of " tradition" from fiddler on the roof from my 3)

amck5700 Mon 19-Nov-12 12:03:53

definitely - my boys learned how to do that weave thing the other week and have made their own woggles and have nicked every available lace in the house to practice on! There is loads of survival stuff you can get - mine are getting the Bear Grylls scout knives/multi tool - they do great fire fork things that you can put on a stick to roast marshmallows and sausages. Plus Sporks are always handy too, and a fire lighting set.........my boys love all these things. Eldest would be happy with a pile of sticks and a knife for his stocking!!

PropositionJoe Mon 19-Nov-12 12:25:59

Phone case, shower gel, headphones, colour-change lights (a fiver from b and q), cheap watch (really cheap - £6), chocolate reindeer... not finished yet.

KittiesInsane Mon 19-Nov-12 12:56:44

Theas, your kids might get on with mine -- if anyone mentions exam work, they burst into a chorus of "Revision... Revision!" to the tune of Tradition

shoppingbagsundereyes Mon 19-Nov-12 18:08:08

My sister has got my nephew a onesy from primark, smilies, a cool plectrum case from notonthehighstreet , a magic 8 ball, sweets and some books (he is into the spooks series)

shoppingbagsundereyes Mon 19-Nov-12 18:08:28

Smellies not smillies

nkf Mon 19-Nov-12 18:15:31

Just the thread I need. Where do you get all these survival thingies. And the marshmallow forks.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Mon 19-Nov-12 18:18:19

Rubix Cube
Boots have a Magic 8 Ball
Socks and pants
Magazine of his interests (aside from porn!! Maybe a music mag or a movie mag)

zipzap Mon 19-Nov-12 18:20:11

have a look at the book people for cheap books - there are usually free delivery codes or money off codes if you look on the latest bargain christmas thread!

they have all sorts of stuff and although my ds are younger, it looks like they have lots of stuff that will appeal throughout the ages!

amck5700 Mon 19-Nov-12 18:22:55

The marsh mallow forks are called FireForks and are by a company called Light My Fire - they also do sporks and fire lighter kits - I got ours from Tiso's but sure Amazon etc will have them - Bear Grylls does a whole range of various knives and survival kit - quite a lot of it is reduced on amazon just now too - I also got the bracelet things there but again google is your friend smile

No1 son also has a great wee tool for removing ticks!!

cornykatona Mon 19-Nov-12 18:25:08

gloves to use with ipad/iphone
bath disco lights
books - how to speak zombie. Darth vader and son
beanie
lush have some nice firework bathbombs

amck5700 Mon 19-Nov-12 18:25:35

www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_5_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=survival+bracelet&sprefix=survival%2Caps%2C267

www.amazon.co.uk/Light-Fire-Grandpas-Fork-Sweden/dp/B000N3Q2IS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353349440&sr=8-1

www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_nr_scat_318949011_ln?rh=n%3A318949011%2Ck%3Abear+grylls&keywords=bear+grylls&ie=UTF8&qid=1353349493&scn=318949011&h=6fcac9dbe8e26bacc5a1da2bafdf07abb9ea90be

Theas18 Mon 19-Nov-12 18:30:20

@kittiesinsane fabulous! Lovely to hear we aren't the only bonkers family :-)

racingheart Mon 19-Nov-12 19:06:03

ski gloves (try Lidls for cheap ones)
Giant toblerone
Fireworks for New Year's Eve
Cheapo kettle, two mugs etc - we used to love making our own drinks in our rooms when we were teens - made us feel grown up - could still be true?
Posters (HMV) from his favourite films/tv shows?
Pack of cards and a card game book?

Allalonenow Mon 19-Nov-12 23:35:21

Some super ideas on here, thank you.

Clary Tue 20-Nov-12 00:12:49

Lynx etc shampoo etc
socks and pants (sorry lads!)
Some kind of book he likes eg for DS1 (who is 13) it would be a geeky fact book
sweets/giant Toblerone always good
stationery - bit boring but nice pens for school are useful
Any sports he likes? cricket ball/gold tees/tennis balls/goalie gloves?
Mobile phone case
new SD card for camera
Ooooh yes any ind of Olympic memorabilia would be good here
Lego mini figs. DS1 needs Yoda as he has tragically gone missing. He is Quite Hard to Find.
Calendar with theme of choice - football/cars/wildlife etc
Yeah DVD could be a £3 gift after all.

Survival bracelelts sound good!

fortyplus Tue 20-Nov-12 00:41:29

Waboba Ball bounces on water

T-shirts go down well and take up space!
A Buff

fortyplus Tue 20-Nov-12 00:44:11

Bottle opener key rings
Small pen knife

fortyplus Tue 20-Nov-12 00:55:18

Go to Poundland - there are always some appealing goodies there - surprisingly good quality sometimes.

Lovemy3kids Tue 20-Nov-12 16:38:42

Thanks MNetters.....you've given me loads of fab ideas :-)

1978andallthat Tue 20-Nov-12 18:28:16

A magazine

A lottery ticket (exciting as too young to buy own)

Chocolate. Lots of it

Some pens

Socks

Hair gel

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