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busymum17 Fri 15-Dec-17 23:14:18

DS is very laid back and basically won't say he wants anything. Present buying is made more difficult by the fact that his birthday is boxing day, so we need double the number of ideas. He's quite geeky but does also go out a lot with friends (cinema, bowling etc, we are getting some vouchers for this).
Any thoughts? Please help!

CheapSausagesAndSpam Fri 15-Dec-17 23:20:47

Clothes, Swiss Army Knife, posters or framed pictures for his room, new bedding (odd but if it's fun stuff that can be good)

Ricekrispie22 Sat 16-Dec-17 07:42:53

www.thamesandkosmos.com/index.php/product/category/science-kits/nanotechnology
Radio controlled helicopter
Lego creator series
www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk/technology/computing/touch-board-starter-kit.htm

ihatethecold Sat 16-Dec-17 07:54:06

I’ve got my ds 17 a few bits this year. I agree it’s a hard age to buy for.
My ds is now driving so we can’t gift him driving lessons.
I got him
Some clothing, socks, a VR headset, decent quality beard trimmer ( he has a full beard that he struggles to shave)
Chocolate

He wanted the new Xbox but it’s very expensive and he has enough cash to buy that himself.

ru345 Sat 16-Dec-17 09:44:28

Wireless headphones money toiletries clothes vouchers for game store character slippers t shirts nice chocolates and sweets that’s what my 13 yr old is having. He wants an iMac laptop but I can’t afford it this year

Overthehillsandfaraway8 Sat 16-Dec-17 09:47:16

Cinema giftcard? Voucher for his favourite clothes shop? Amazon gift card? Money is what most teenagers want more than anything else really.

gingerclementine Sat 16-Dec-17 09:50:59

What are his interests? By late teens most boys are clearly either sporty or musicians or computer/gaming geeks.

My DTeens are easy as they're music obsessed so it's always guitars/guitar pedals/synthesizers/ gig tickets etc. Does he have a similar hobby?

I'd get: Tickets for Reading Festival/live gigs of his favourite bands/Band tee shirts
or
Tickets to his favourite sporting event/new sports gear
or
New games/Gaming gear/phone/laptop/drone if he's a tech geek

Does he have a favourite clothes shop? Vouchers for there, or ask one of his friends if there's a coat or jacket he has his eye on.

Good trainers or walking boots?

If he goes bowling a lot - how about his own bowling shoes?

NoStraightEdges Sat 16-Dec-17 09:52:30

Amazon echo thing?
Spotify subscription
New trainers
Skincare stuff (dermalogica do a lovely teen range as do nip and fab)
A board game
Lounge pants/pjs/snuggly dressing gown
A selection of must see dvds
A new rucksack
Ear phones
A hamper of his favourite biscuits and chocolates
If he's into coffee a coffee dripper/aeropress

iseenodust Sat 16-Dec-17 10:26:45

This tshirt went down well with a 6th form relative.
www.presentindicative.com/ good for geeky gifts

spiney Sat 16-Dec-17 11:19:36

Spotify
Driving Lessons
Trainers
Rucksack ( the right one )
Coat ( the right one)
Touch screen gloves
Bobble hat / beanie
Trainers (always)
Krispy Kreme vouchers
Dominos/Subway/Greggs vouchers
Hot sauce
Socks
Pants ( fancy ones)
Picture for his wall ( Etsy has great stuff)
That teeny specialist Lego
Tube of Pringles puzzle
Hamper of favourite type of sweets/chocs
Watch
Sunglasses
After shave
Costco box full of Japanese instant noodle tubs
Tubs of Pot Noodle
1kg jar of Nutella
Jar of Fluff
Brushed cotton super cosy duvet set
Printer and printer ink subscription
Foldable charger plug
Railcard
How To Survive Anything book ( just out)
T Shirts
Trip to Harry Potter World
Go Pro
Charger cables
Head phones
Mini fridge
Some Beers
Some cokes in glass bottles

spiney Sat 16-Dec-17 11:20:38

Mostly they want money though😂😂😂😂

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