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What to buy my soon to be 12 year old ds for his birthday???

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Dickorydockwhatthe Fri 09-Sep-16 12:29:40

He has just started secondary so I know he will soon be heavily influenced by his peers. He still likes his figures and will offer play with them and make animation videos with his tablet. I know he will be going through the tweenager stage so what things should I buy him?? So far I thought about a few WWE figures, nerf gun and maybe a more grown up watch like superdry it needs to be analogue with a numbers as he is dyslexic. He has a ps 3 which he shares with his brother and one of my old I phones. Any ideas??

I8toys Fri 09-Sep-16 16:12:04

My son when he was 12 loved his Beats headphones. Bought him some lynx sets as they get stinky. James Bond aftershave. Loves Goosebumps books for some reason.

Its a tricky age. He's just turned 13 and he wanted money - he spent £400 on clothes at Meadowhall. Addidas, Top Man, Size, Urban Outfitters - cleaned me out.

anyoldname76 Fri 09-Sep-16 19:01:32

a bit older than your ds but my dd 15 wants a retro record player this year, i had to inform her what a lp was though hmm

Deux Fri 09-Sep-16 19:19:51

My DS is 12 and here are the things he likes.

Anything techy
Beats headphones
In ear headphones
Extra long charging cable
Portable charger
Multi port usb charger
Storage solutions for cables
XBox games

Raspberry Pi

Uniqlo ultra light down jacket

Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide
Collins Gem Guide to Knots
Swiss Army Knife


Nerf Guns

Fiction paperbacks eg by Simon Mayo can't remember the other authors

How it Works magazine

ja9r Fri 09-Sep-16 23:27:21

Pull up bar?

Dickorydockwhatthe Sun 11-Sep-16 17:50:45

See ds is still into toys but is obsessed with charging has phone and always stealing mine so might be an idea lol

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