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Useful present for a 14 year old boy

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 06-Oct-13 16:18:45

I have a nearly 14 yo DS (who isn't a clothes lover)

(I've asked DS for ideas, so straight from the Horses Mouth so to speak...)

Pizza Express vouchers (can't remember where I've seen these possibly Sainsburys)
Game MicroSoft Points if he has X-Box (or PS3 or equivelant)

Cinema gift vouchers (Vue cinema + cash for drinks/ snacks)

Starbucks topped up card to spend

Primark do some nice youth clothes - if he's 14 an XS or S would fit him.
My DS doesn't do brands but TBH , if it's something plain or a T-Shirt , who knows the brand anyway?

Maybe a Hamper with Next or M&S naice boxers or trunks (for practical gift) and a load of sweets (for frivalous)

enderwoman Sun 06-Oct-13 15:59:31

Yy to the vouchers. Not sure if you can get fast food vouchers?

VoldemortsNipple Sun 06-Oct-13 14:45:18

I'd give him something like the cinema voucher rather than clothes vouchers. When money is tight, it's the social events which are the first to go. He would probably appreciate being able to go out with his mates and not have to worry about asking his mum for money.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 06-Oct-13 12:57:39

Lynx is never not wanted

and with teenage boys, it is NEEDED grin

soontobeslendergirl Sun 06-Oct-13 12:29:54

My boys got these last Christmas:

That and a Lynx set would come in on budget smile

WildThongsHeartString Sun 06-Oct-13 12:14:49

A surprise big hit for my teenaged nephews last year was those fingerless gloves with the mitten pullover. Rubbish description sorry but picture here

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Sun 06-Oct-13 12:04:50

Don't know how that happened sorry .

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Sun 06-Oct-13 12:04:21

I would avoid vouchers after the last HMM fiasco.I think an Amazon voucher would be good .I would ask him to set up an Amazon WISH list for ideas..Linx is never not wanted.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Sun 06-Oct-13 12:01:39

An amazon voucher would be good for any computer games he wants .Personally I would avoid vouchers after the last HMM fiasco.
Can you put money in his account or ask him to set up an Amazon WISH list just to see what he would like . YOU don't have to buy it from there just for ideas.

lilolilmanchester Sat 05-Oct-13 18:19:01

How thoughtful of you. Cinema voucher sounds perfect, gives him a trip out without having to find the money. Maybe add a big bag of popcorn? A10 pin bowling voucher might be an idea for same reason. Re clothes, boys of that age are hard to please ime. But would have thought top man would be quite safe.alternatively the post office does gift cards which cover a number of high street stores, including top man, might be safer as it gives him more choice?

TheAwfulDaughter Sat 05-Oct-13 18:14:31

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insancerre Sat 05-Oct-13 18:13:43

Ds always liked those Lynx sets at that age, made him feel proper grown up grin

WaitMonkey Sat 05-Oct-13 18:10:32

No idea about teenage boys, sorry. But you sound lovely. smile

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