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12 year old boy. He only loves his phone. What on earth can I get him?

(18 Posts)
StrumpersPlunkett Sun 18-Sep-16 21:14:37

Budget not the issue.
Just ideas. He doesn't really like anything!!

UnicornPee Sun 18-Sep-16 21:16:18

I'm in same boat. For his recent birthday my sister bought him two large canvasses and a pack of mini spray paintS. He loved it, practiced some graffiti and it's now in his room.

Honeyandfizz Sun 18-Sep-16 21:18:09

Mine wants clothes & trainers oh and a new iPad!

DavidWainwrightsFeet Sun 18-Sep-16 21:18:28

Nerf gun.
Tickets for a gaming show.

Lovepancakes Sun 18-Sep-16 21:18:45

I would focus on something lovely you can do together - tickets to something very exciting or even an amazing trip somewhere?

StrumpersPlunkett Sun 18-Sep-16 22:03:34

OMG davidwainrightsfeet I love that song!
Thanks for the ideas
He enjoys cooking so was going to get him a teenagers cookery course
But stuff to open it is all a bit shit
Love the canvass and spray paint idea

Argh boys!!

Balletgirlmum Sun 18-Sep-16 22:06:58

Mine wants a Pokemon go plus.

DavidWainwrightsFeet Sun 18-Sep-16 22:11:27

I think you may be the only person who knows it's a song OP grin

spottymoo Sun 18-Sep-16 22:13:26

I have this problem as well I'm looking at the wireless beats earbuds but don't know if they'd be to big for him.
On his list so far I have a young drivers lesson, aftershave, Lacoste hoody,anti gravity phone case.
It gets harder each year.

StrumpersPlunkett Sun 18-Sep-16 22:36:14

Ooooooooh young drivers lessons will be thinking about it for next year.
Wireless earbuds! Didn't know they existed will look at them for me😬

Soon2bC Mon 19-Sep-16 09:58:20

Mine was like this last year so i bought him a phone projector (cardboard thing) you build yourself to put images onto the wall. i also got him a fish eye lens for his phone camera.

WeAllHaveWings Mon 19-Sep-16 12:42:39

I'm really struggling with mine too, it looks like we will be going for custom footie boots for >£200 shock, some Adidas/TNF clothing as there is nothing else he wants/needs. He'll get the usual football and football related stuff.

Its going to cost a fortune, but will be mostly branded clothes I refuse to buy the rest of the year for him. I've given up spending money on "fun" gadgets (did consider a drone) as he just doesn't play with them.

Might consider the young drivers lesson.

DoItTooJulia Mon 19-Sep-16 12:45:19

Does he like coding/robots because the Lego NXT robots are £££ but amazing!

DailyMailPenisPieces Mon 19-Sep-16 12:50:00

This is good - and cheap - can be used with some games they play on phones:

1122christy Tue 20-Sep-16 13:14:34

Modelling clay and tools?
Funniest videos on YouTube book.
Pokemon go guide book if he's into that.
Make him up a movie hamper? - popcorn, juice, American sweets, DVDs, cinema gift card.

Cheesecake53 Tue 20-Sep-16 15:09:43

The birthday of mine is coming up and I took lots of inspiration from here smile. I also get mine the new Rick Riordan book, the new Wimpy Kid book and the Sidmen book.

WankersHacksandThieves Tue 20-Sep-16 15:13:30

Virtual reality headset for his phone?

What is it he is doing on the phone - playing games or being social?

Mine have an Nvidia tablet which is good for gaming.

Guinness book of records/Ripleys book. Magazine subscription.

TV or smart box for TV

Heavenscent86 Thu 22-Sep-16 00:15:23

What is an anti gravity phone case?

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