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Present ideas for 13/14 year old boys <£8

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ifonly4 Sun 01-Nov-15 10:44:58

Money is really tight at the moment, but still want to buy prezzies for nephews. We've set a max of £8 each, so can anyone give me any suggestions please.

00100001 Sun 01-Nov-15 10:47:50

what kind of things are they into?

ifonly4 Sun 01-Nov-15 11:18:24

13 year old is into swimming, music, spending time with friends and anything edible.

14 year old tends to spend most of his time on a screen of some sort - he doesn't do anything else like hobbies, seeing friends, I suspect due to lack of money. They do have a dog who he sometimes walks.

Sorry not very helpful.

Badders123 Sun 01-Nov-15 11:22:04

I think at this age toiletries are really good.
Especially if money is tight at home sad
You could try the boots 3 for 2....they have some really nice branded boys stuff like Jack wills/nike/addidas etc
Then you could get 3 gifts and split the 3rd?

Badders123 Sun 01-Nov-15 11:22:43

My nearly 13 year old likes lynx

VoldemortsNipple Sun 01-Nov-15 11:26:45

Earphones are always well received
Sweets and drinks hamper
Tshirts from primark (Simpsons, game of thrones, batman, Star Wars)
Men's smellie sets (3 for 2 in boots)

VoldemortsNipple Sun 01-Nov-15 11:30:30

My dss would but made up with those crates of Coke from the Asda. 30 cans for &7 when they're on offer.

LineyReborn Sun 01-Nov-15 11:36:15

Absolutely agree with headphones / earphones. My teenagers always get spare earphones in their 'stockings' [don't laugh...] at Christmas and always say they are great presents because they go through so many.

You can actually get them at Poundland if you are on a very tight budget, but places like Asda do some nice colourful ones for £3 - £8.

chicaguapa Sun 01-Nov-15 11:45:22

I buy for a couple of boys this age.

These magnetic balls are just over £8 and have gone down well.

Ripley's Believe it or Not is £8.99 at Amazon (or £8.49 at Costco)

Dotcomgiftshop have got lovely bags for not very much money. This one is £2.95 and I can vouch for how nice it is.

There are some nice Jack Wills scarves/ gloves etc on the Wills Outlet website. All for under £8.

yomellamoHelly Sun 01-Nov-15 11:52:00

Headphones (ds's were £6 in Tiger). Ripley's book (£9 in Smiths). Massive bag of lollies or sweets always a hit. Recent one was some fingerless gloves, so ds could still play with his screen. (Super cheap primark ones. £3?)

thunderbird69 Sun 01-Nov-15 11:52:09

Wallet ninja?

LittleMissGreen Sun 01-Nov-15 13:57:11

My 13yr old would love more headphones (he is very pleased with some he bought himself in home bargains the other day that were about £3) or lynx/other toiletries.

Badders123 Sun 01-Nov-15 17:39:37

Yes, my ds1 is getting earphones in his stocking....£5 from amazon

thunderbird69 Sun 01-Nov-15 17:48:29

chicaguapa thanks for the Jack Wills link, just got some bits from there grin

stripes1 Sun 01-Nov-15 18:56:45

I got my godsons Bluetooth shower speakers from Amazon, they were only £5. They had a suction cup to stick to the wall. Last year I did zip up headphones, they were cheap on Amazon and I've also seen them in TK Maxx his year.

serin Mon 02-Nov-15 10:00:45

Our DS has just asked for those Neo magnetic balls, they are popular with his friends.

Otherwise headphones!

enderwoman Mon 02-Nov-15 16:15:48

Guiness Book of Records Gamer's Edition is a fiver on Amazon.
My 14 year old loves his slanket and chocolate. B&M (and other retailers) do American candy like Twinkies.

Glassofwineneeded Mon 02-Nov-15 16:35:50

My 13 year old hates getting toiletries for presents.
WHSmiths had some nice bits for buy one get one one half price. Electric circuit boards which you assemble then can play the game - think one was a buzz the wire type one.
Sweets always go down well too!

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