15 year old DS! Argh!(72 Posts)
Apart from an Xbox game he doesnt want anything! He doesnt 'play' with anything any more - won't do anything craftlike. I am struggling to know what on earth to get him. He's not into clothing brands or designer things.
Any ideas? He likes science and geography - likes magic trick type things and unusual things. Ideas - especially stocking filllers would be most appreciated
Or at 15 couldn't you get him to create an Amazon wish list?
DVDs from way back that are still great but he wouldn't have heard of, like The Matrix trilogy or American Pie series?
Any TV he's a particular fan of? Big Bang Theory? Lots of bits associated to this I can help you out with if so...
15 year old DS.! Argh!
Nothing more to say
I have one too (16 in December so I need to buy two lots of presents because Christmas and The Hallowed Arrival of PFB are two seperate celebrations )
Big Bang Theory Sheldon Cooper type TShirts (DS has the "Evolution " one, DD has "Soft Kitty" )
We always give him a new,perfect £50 note (rolled up and tied with a ribbon) in a gift box. He's a
skinflint keen saver
Microsoft Points (though he can get these online, I buy them so he has a physical receipt that I can wrap up)
Young Driver lessons ( driving lessons for 11-17 yo)
Stocking gifts are tricky. Hard to buy little things that don't break my £5 maximum limit .
Wallet (though he has one that was £10 so doesn't need another)
M&S had a wristband with a zip pocket , handy to keep cash and a key for sports. We bought one for DD for a ski trip
Starbucks or Costa card preloaded (though I expect these are all on Apps now)
Cover for iPhone
Chocolate (those Selector packs from Hotel Chocolate, the bars or the Lindt Reindeer)
Will be back to add more / steal everyone elses ideas
Little toad is always asking for them. Then I find a million in his room that I have no idea if they work or not
So - because he doesn't keep track , we're going to get him his own charger + batteries that HE will be responsible for.
For magic tricks/illusion type stuff try this website:
A fair few bits on there, from little to big and expensive!
I have a Christmas born 15 year old too... aaaargh just about covers it
He's got so far a TBBT t-shirt (rock, paper,scissors one), a small tent for summer camping... And that's it so far. He'll get an xbox game and a live subscription definitely but apart from that am a bit stumped.
He got a new wallet last year and that many lynx type sets as little extras off various people he was a little bit offended!
Young driver lessons sound amazing, I shall have to look into that. Money, yes mine is a keen saver too. He doesn't appear to like much in the way of TV but like to watch lots of YouTube videos (not sure what though
Thanks for all the ideas and links - if see something suitable for all you other sufferers of teenage boys I'll let you all know.
You say he likes unusual things... what about the Ripley's believe it or not book?
Other general ideas...
Character Lounge pants (Family guy; Simpsons etc)
A nice watch
Hand weights - if he's into that kind of thing
one of those scratch map posters
Big Bang Theory boxset
The boardgame Ephemeris
Maybe look at the science museums online store?
Oh I'm watching this, I'm struggling with DS. He would like a £700 guitar
Big Bang Theory related gifts for anyone who might need them:
The Lego Big Bang Set: shop.lego.com/en-GB/The-Big-Bang-Theory-21302 - buy directly from Lego as the price is crazy on Amazon
Big Bang Top Trumps: www.amazon.co.uk/Top-Trumps-Big-Bang-Theory/dp/B00QAXGO2O/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1441562900&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Big+bang+top+trumps
Donkey Kong Jenga
TShirt Folder - Sheldon uses this doing his laundry all the time (one can dream)
Stephen Hawking - a brief history of time
Richard Feynman's biography
Schrodinger - What is Life?
Firefly Series on Blu-Ray: www.amazon.co.uk/Firefly-Complete-Blu-ray-Nathan-Fillion/dp/B003EI0TF6/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1441562648&sr=1-2&keywords=firefly
Indiana Jones Ultimate Collection: www.amazon.co.uk/Indiana-Jones-Ultimate-Collection-DVD/dp/B001EI9YJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1441562792&sr=1-1&keywords=Indiana+Jones+ultimate
Also - don't under-estimate the power of 'The Force' - Star Wars is back this Christmas in a big way. I like these light up lightsaber chopsticks...
And this darthvader bowl...
And if your son is musical maybe consider a Cajon?
You need one that's the right size to sit on...
Wow some fantastic ideas here, that's ever so much!
I also have a Christmas-time baby.
Jessica - love your list. I'm going to order half the stuff of it!
Magazine subscription - Top Gear, T3, national Geographic,
Air fix models
Electrical kits - available from Maplins
Maplins, at Chrsitmas, can have some good stuff
Radio controlled helicopter
Confession time - several on Jessica's list now purchased for my December born 15 year old! A big fat thank you (guess what I have on TV). I shall watch the development of this thread for more ideas.
Glad I could help! 15 years of teaching teenage boys does help...
An experience type gift , segway , young offroad driving , indoor skydiving , go-karting etc - these often come up on Groupon etc .
Google Chrome stick / Now TV
Season Pass for his favourite X-box game
If he's into magic , Dynamo's latest book and I think he's doing a tour so that might be worth investigating .
Voucher for local milkshake place
Torch /Headlight /clip on light
Cheap dvds /xbox games
Christmassy bath bomb
Mine still gets kiddy stuff to keep up the pretence to the younger ones and it's beome a tradition (they'd be a mutiny if the fat guy didn't bring a slinky , strechy man and a bouncy ball , oh and everyone gets a wind up toy as well ).
70isaLimitNotaTarget - Do you have a link to the M&S wristband?
If not, and it was in store, was it by the wallets? I think I know someone who would like one.
No help sorry but I feel some of your financial pain - I've got a dd who is 16 just after Xmas. All the millennium babies eh?
The wristband - it was last year (but I;m sure they;ll have similar this year)
Near the till, there was a stand. Travel things, a plastic cable tidy, money belt (other things I can't remember )
Not much to add. Cinema voucher. Themed socks p,j novelty onies. Mine asked for personalised Nutella today he is 14.
Great thread. Those young driver lessons look brilliant, perfect for family members too who don't know what to get him.
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