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14 year old boy - completely stuck!

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RosesShouldBeInTins Fri 25-Nov-16 17:11:40

Please can anyone help with ideas for a 14 year old boy?

I've pretty much filled his stocking already, so I'm fine for little gifts but I need a main present / few middle-ish present ideas.

He's not especially sporty, he likes gaming and gadgets.

I wondered about young driver experience but we've done a few experience presents before and it feels like a shame they haven't got something on the day.

And while I'm here, I'll add another question! My other one I'm stuck with is a joint present for a couple who are 30ish. £20ish.

Thank you!

dingit Fri 25-Nov-16 17:17:12

Got this for my ds15

RosesShouldBeInTins Fri 25-Nov-16 17:19:48

Part of the problem is that is birthday was the end of October so he's recently had the things he wanted....including a blue tooth speaker!

SittingDrinkingTea Fri 25-Nov-16 17:24:03

Teenage boys are a mystery to me, but for the couple how about cinema vouchers? I'm getting that for my friend and her DP, Ive got one of those plastic popcorn buckets and I'm going to put a bag of popcorn into that then tape the voucher to the popcorn so they actually have something to open.

Minstrelsareyum Fri 25-Nov-16 17:27:35

What about something like a Fitbit, counts his activity, steps, heart rate etc. My very non sporty son has one and likes the gadget side of it. Doesnt have to be an actual Fitbit, lots of cheaper alternatives. Or some really decent headphones, a chunky variety instead of ear buds?

traviata Fri 25-Nov-16 17:34:45

new computer keyboard
music keyboard/guitar?
watch (I got a skeleton watch from Weird Ape)

Saucery Fri 25-Nov-16 19:55:21

Wraps? Headphones that you can wear round your wrist, like braids.

pieceofpurplesky Fri 25-Nov-16 20:08:43

Mine is 13 and not sporty. He has bits and pieces like the Hayes Zombie Survival Guide, a breakfast maker (he loves cooking, especially breakfast!), a book on parkour, a cheap 3D viewer for his phone, a solar charger ...

RosesShouldBeInTins Fri 25-Nov-16 20:11:49

He got various headphones for his birthday from family and he loves using the Fitbit app on his phone which works well for him as he always has his phone on him so he's not really interested in an actual Fitbit.

The sphero is a possibility though, he might like that.

Thank you for the suggestions, I hope I don't sound negative! More very welcome!

RosesShouldBeInTins Fri 25-Nov-16 20:13:08

The breakfast maker idea just reminded me that I'd seen a make your own fudge kit I was thinking of getting him!

DameXanaduBramble Fri 25-Nov-16 20:19:27

A go pro or similar? I've just got a great deal on one on amazon

EllenJanethickerknickers Fri 25-Nov-16 20:45:06

Thank you for this thread! I've just booked DS2 (17 with ASD) and DS3 (14) a young driver experience. smile

RosesShouldBeInTins Fri 25-Nov-16 20:57:38

A gropro might well be a good idea. Please could you link your great deal, Dame?

Glad to have helped Ellen - I might still do that too!

MarsBarsAreShrinking Fri 25-Nov-16 21:57:58

Mini fridge for his room
Framed posters
Gaming chair
Gaming related (Nintendo etc) calendar

All went down well with my gaming mad teen last year.

dementedma Fri 25-Nov-16 22:00:12

My 14 year old Ds is getting a gaming keyboard and mouse, a framed print of his favourite football team, a fit bit, a Sidemen hoodie and an Xbox game

RosesShouldBeInTins Fri 25-Nov-16 22:04:20

Haha, a mini fridge is exactly what he wants but I thought that sounded like a bad idea! What was the one you got like?

He loves the Sidemen but isn't that in to merchandise really.

Gaming keyboard was last year's present.

228agreenend Fri 25-Nov-16 22:10:36

Raspberry Pi

bumblebeetuna Fri 25-Nov-16 23:30:10

Go pro link please!

Revealall Sat 26-Nov-16 00:59:49

My tech mad boy wants a Lanchkey or Lanchpad that lets them make their own music. They go from £70 to £170 depending on model. Also a subscription to sStuff magazine. There's a deal now where the first 3 are £1 and then pay £20 every 6 months. That way he might have a magazine or two over Christmas and something nice to look forward to all year.

You could always give money in a cute small Christmas bag. I loved that at 14. You really don't believe in the magic and being able to buy what you really want without asking is special.

Revealall Sat 26-Nov-16 01:07:50

WAIT! Someone just posted a link to a site called wicked uncle on the "what to buy a 13 year old thread" . They have loads of cool stuff.

DameXanaduBramble Sat 26-Nov-16 12:50:35

Sorry! Go pro a like link below. It's not on the deal of the day any longer but still a good price.

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