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17 year old boy gift...max £20 HELP!

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ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 16:26:31

My local police station are running a present appeal for children in our area in care homes/foster care. We have signed up and have been allocated a 17 yo boy. My DS's are 9 and 3 so I have no clue what a teenager is I to these days! They recommend a maximum of £20 so can be one present or a few adding up to that amount.

Any parents of teenage boys around to advise me?

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 16:26:50

Is into that should say!

Leeds2 Mon 08-Dec-14 16:31:17

No real advice on a main present, but I would include a selection box.

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 16:34:13

I am so stuck. confused

Selection box is a good idea. Was thinking clothes like a t shirt or jumper but have no idea of size!

SantasBassoon Mon 08-Dec-14 16:36:04

I think I'd go for a few smaller things in the hope that one or two of them would be appreciated. Some chocolate, a gift set, headphones perhaps, a pair of socks...

MrsPresley Mon 08-Dec-14 16:38:26

How about a funky woolly hat and some gloves/socks. Some nice smelly stuff, my son likes Bench and FCUK, so glad I put that right grin

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 16:39:48

Thank you Santas. I reckon a well researched shopping trip tomorrow and I may be able to get all of those.

LineRunner Mon 08-Dec-14 16:40:04

Yy, you could do Gummy earphones (or equivalent), a Lynx Dry (gift pack (or equiv), nice socks (get size 8-12), and a selection box for £20.

My DS is 16 and would very much like that.

MrsPresley Mon 08-Dec-14 16:41:16

This is the kind of hat my son and his friends are wearing

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 16:41:26

Gloves! Yes! Thank you for the Bench/FCUK suggestion MrsPresley

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 16:41:55

You lot are brilliant

Mrsgrumble Mon 08-Dec-14 16:42:46

What a nice gesture

I would think a hat too, nice label one
Boxer shorts
Smellies and chocolate
T shirt

HonoraryOctonaut Mon 08-Dec-14 16:42:56

I would get something like this I think

CariadsDarling Mon 08-Dec-14 16:58:58

A friend who is the manager of a care home has just told my to try and get something he can keep in his room so others can't damage it, and if you google presents for a 17 year old boy there's loads of suggestions but I like this

I also like the idea of an additional selection box as well.

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 17:09:14

cariads that is so cool! Thank you!

Allalonenow Mon 08-Dec-14 17:40:53

Agree with all the above, some great ideas. How about packing them in a hold all /sports bag, TKMaxx might have something suitable.

Something for his room, perhaps a small photo frame?

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 18:07:54

I've managed to find a lamp that looks like the moon and I'm going to go pick up a toiletry set, touch screen gloves, earphones, marvel mug and selection box tomorrow. Does anyone know where I can get one of those chocolate pizzas? Seen online but can't deliver before Friday when gifts need to be handed in.

CariadsDarling Mon 08-Dec-14 18:15:53

Chocolate pizza is available on that website I linked to.

AvonCallingBarksdale Mon 08-Dec-14 18:22:39

Nothing really to add, but what a lovely idea. This has prompted me to find out if there are any similar schemes in my area. Thank you.

CariadsDarling Mon 08-Dec-14 18:24:09

and there is this one. Perhaps you could phone them and explain the circumstances

TheWordFactory Mon 08-Dec-14 18:29:20

Headphones - very good selection in TKMax.
Also designer boxers (boys like the band to have a designer name on them).

CatCushion Mon 08-Dec-14 18:38:30

Food! Simple hamper packed with good food and treats. Can also add a cheap pair of gloves, thick socks, bars of good chocolate...peanut butter drink from Asda/Sainsbury's and a jar of biscuit spread from Lidl...

themartian Mon 08-Dec-14 19:05:21

What a lovely idea! I have a 15 year old so here are a few ideas....Lynx, chocolate selection box, a moon light for his bedroom, around 8 pounds from the Glow Company have a look online, Christmas socks, sweets

ChildOfGallifrey Mon 08-Dec-14 19:35:13

Thanks everyone. Spoilt for ideas now!

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