DS doesn't play with toys or Lego, hates the idea of cycling and is pretty much focused on gaming or books. He's just been given a Nintendo switch for his birthday and he got a kindle last year. I'm totally stuck for a main pressie this year. Any ideas?
Watching this thread as DS is 10 and LOVES Lego, but we’ve got two Kallax boxes full of the stuff plus shelves of Star Wars models in his room so I’m keen not to buy anymore.
He would love a switch so that’s on my (maybe) list as he got a ps4 for his birthday in July. Other ideas I’ve had so far are:
Go pro camera 3D model pen Frisbee that looks like a pepperoni pizza Supercar 2018 calendar (I’d like to encourage him to be a bit more independent ready for secondary in September) Honey I’ve shrunk the kids DVD Mr bean DVD box set Pokémon cards PS4 game - ark Menkind- mini arcade machine ATM money box Monopoly or cluedo
Apart from the frisbee and mini arcade machine I’ve yet to buy anything else so will be watching this thread
I really like Cindbelly's suggestions. All of them could appeal to a 'gamer' personality and will make a change from screens but still be 'up his alley'. I'm not knocking screens because they are great for some kids but they don't leave parents with much else as a next step. The 3D model pen sounds really cool. Is a raspberry pi or some other programming device too basic for him?
My DD10 has loved monopoly and cluedo with her cousins (DNp10 and DNc8) and they have too: mental maths and Machiavellian machinations all at once. MrBean is great for kids b/c he highlights what doesn't work - like that character in Gigglebiz who's always eating his lunch in the most awkward place.
My son loves gaming too. I have no idea what to get him either! He's into everything Nintendo and little else! Does your ds have a gaming chair? My ds loves his. Mario Odyssey has just come out on the switch, i recommend splatoon2 if your son doesn't have it too. My son collects amiibo and nintendo figurines also.
My 10 year old son and his 7 year old brother have been asking for a laptop each this year, I laughed off that idea at first but thought it would be good for homework etc. There is no way I could afford two brand new laptops so I have found a site selling refurbished laptops, I have found a Windows 7 laptop for £109 so I am purchasing one each for them
Forgot to mention some other things I have/am getting for my 10 year old: Monopoly Gamer 5 Pokemon GX collector boxes Sky Viper Drone Pokemon Sun and Moon Elite Trainer Box Pokemon Guess Split Second Nerf N-Strike Mega Twinshock Robo Alive Snake Various Pokemon themed items such as calendar, figures etc
Wow - thanks for all your ideas. Gaming chair, pi and drone are top of the list now.
I have pokemon coming out of my ears - plushies, cards, games - I'm sure more of them would be welcomed whole heartedly . He did mention something about a charmander costume. Dd is starting to love pokemon too, so perhaps I should look at them as if they are an investment .