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Ideas for 12 year old ds

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Neverenoughhoursintheday Tue 09-Dec-14 13:11:27

Inexpensive ideas, under £40. Not into much but gaming, pc! Quite a young 12 year old. Help!

OvertiredandConfused Tue 09-Dec-14 13:28:19

My year 7 DS who's 11 has asked for a mamba ball, the Guinness Book of Records, Jack Wills toiletries and a onesie - plus xbox games and a football shirt

Furball Tue 09-Dec-14 13:40:42

Raspberry Pi?

rollonthesummer Tue 09-Dec-14 14:17:09

itunes or Odeon vouchers
wireless mouse
novelty USB gadget?

tassisssss Tue 09-Dec-14 14:52:40

bop it
books - new wimpy kid book, hunger games, football/minecraft annuals
sports top?
nerf gun

Kim82 Tue 09-Dec-14 14:57:07

Rubik's cube
Clothes (hoodies, jeans etc)
Dressing gown
Lynx set
Alarm clock (Ds aged 13 is getting one this year as he's a bugger to get up in the morning!)
Books - Guinness book of records. Ripleys believe it or not
MP3 player
Deck of cards and a book with card games - went down very well with Ds last year.
Speed stacking cups
Little hand held puzzles so he has something to fiddle with when watching TV

steppemum Tue 09-Dec-14 14:58:40

I have a very similar thread
[ my thread]

lots of ideas there.

steppemum Tue 09-Dec-14 14:59:21

why didn't that link work?

Clueing4looks Tue 09-Dec-14 15:01:46

Suicide bunnies book
SnapBack cap
Gameboy and old retro games
Huge whiteboard and non-permanent markers
DIY supplies so he can decorate his own room

GooseyLoosey Tue 09-Dec-14 15:07:04

Really complex marble run - you can great ones off Amazon with lifts and that light up. Ds (11) thought his was fab.

Ds loves his pen knife and he is getting a book on how to whittle for Christmas to go with it.

Still loves nerf guns.

There is an alarm clock in the WH Smith Gadget shop that tells you the weather and stuff for the day. Ds is getting that too.

mum2jakie Tue 09-Dec-14 15:14:58

The latest Bop It game. £14.99 at Toys R Us

Have got my 12 year old that, Vaporizr remote controlled car, a Diary of a Wimpy Kid board game, (cheap) bean bag and some DVDs to bulk out a small pile (compared to much younger siblings.)

Neverenoughhoursintheday Tue 09-Dec-14 21:44:41

Thanks step mun. Furball what is a rasberry pi?

Furball Wed 10-Dec-14 06:23:40

It's a credit card sized computer to help kids learn about programming etc

INFO here - have a nosey round that website, there's all the info you need

Amazon sell them - they are about £35 - There is also a manuel with different projects in for about £5 here smile

Neverenoughhoursintheday Wed 10-Dec-14 21:38:28

Thanks furball, have you got a raspberry pi - it looks complicated (to me!) probably not my ds!

rollonthesummer Wed 10-Dec-14 21:58:48

Would you need a raspberry pi if you already had a computer? What does it actually do?

Furball Thu 11-Dec-14 06:25:59

Another thread about the Raspberry Pi here

and here

and if you have a nosey round the raspberry pi website

steppeupunderthemisletoe Fri 12-Dec-14 12:31:12

my dh is a computery type and he says that you don't need a raspberry pi if you have a pc.

I am unconvinced, as I think it is probably more accessible. A bit like you don't need a tablet if you have a laptop, but actually people find the tablet more flexible.

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