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What are you getting your 17 year old boy?

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HappySonHappyMum Wed 16-Oct-19 08:55:05

Am feeling stumped this year - driving lessons are sorted, he has no interest in clothes - they are just functional items to him! Don't want to give him money as he has a Saturday job and just squirrels it away rather than spends it. Am looking for ideas big and small. Am hoping you will have some fabulous ideas!

memaymamo Wed 16-Oct-19 10:11:02

Mine not quite 17 yet but he's getting good headphones and cinema vouchers. He also likes geeky board games so I'm looking into that.

Aderyn19 Wed 16-Oct-19 10:15:37

A gaming chair if he's into playstation or Xbox?
Mine wants new furniture for his room - he has plenty of money for clothes etc so it was hard to find something he wants but wouldn't buy himself.

Aderyn19 Wed 16-Oct-19 10:16:38

Also thinking of a smart watch for one ds and Costa vouchers as a stocking filler.

iknowimcoming Wed 16-Oct-19 10:18:56

Memay- my Ds (17) has recently mentioned a game called Coup if that helps?

memaymamo Wed 16-Oct-19 10:22:41

@iknowimcoming yes! My DS has played it at school, good tip I'll look it up.

HappySonHappyMum Wed 16-Oct-19 10:52:14

He's growing out of that got to be connected to his xbox all the time phase so am reluctant to buy him something that will attach him to it again! He's just bought himself some AirPods with money he's saved from his Saturday job. Keep going am hopeful someone will hit the spot with their out of the ordinary ideas - thanks!

BrokenWing Wed 16-Oct-19 11:16:59

A block booking of Personal Trainer sessions?

Ds loved his and it really kicked started him being fitter, healthier and got him away from the ps4 for a bit. He still does them now along with a few gym/circuit training sessions a week..

HowlsMovingBungalow Wed 16-Oct-19 11:28:01

DS is 17 this month and on an apprenticeship which he cycles to and from 4 days a week so we bought him a new mountain bike and reflective coat etc. He isn't one for fancy presents or a fuss. Will be getting a giftcard for meal out so him and his gf can have a treat in the near by city on a day out. Ex H is getting him driving lessons.

Tricky age!

MrsPellegrinoPetrichor Wed 16-Oct-19 11:30:00

We gave ds a suit, good for prom and for future interviews/uni.

MrsPellegrinoPetrichor Wed 16-Oct-19 11:30:56

A watch is another idea.

Nat6999 Wed 16-Oct-19 11:35:03

My ds is nearly 16, he is having a new tablet & books about his special interest trains.

I8toys Wed 16-Oct-19 11:38:11

Probably an Apple Watch, got him Game of Phones game for when his friends come over, probably some new trainers, coat etc

HappySonHappyMum Wed 16-Oct-19 13:27:31

Just bought Game of Phones - thanks for that - sounds promising! He bought himself an Apple Watch with his job earnings. It's so hard when they get a bit independent but you still need to treat them the same as their younger siblings...

alwaysgoodenough Thu 17-Oct-19 18:54:20

Probably a contribution to a new laptop.
Some clothes.
Some books relevant to subject he hopes to study at Uni.
For his stocking: items to aid revision (index cards, highlighter pens with Post-it notes attached etc), gift card for Nando's or similar, socks, choc orange, accessories for the sports he does.

Winteriscomingfast Thu 17-Oct-19 20:18:13

Cash is king- cash all the way

dementedma Thu 17-Oct-19 20:37:24

Mine wants cash. And a new Bass guitar. Aye right!

BearSoFair Thu 17-Oct-19 20:57:13

Nightmare Before Christmas Vans
Funko Pop figures (Batman and Robin 'Movie Moments', most likely another of the 80th anniversary Batman ones as well)
Keeping an eye on the price of the 80th anniversary Batman dvd set

I do realise these ideas are not helpful unless you also have a Batman fan DS grin

MIL has got him a Tile tracker and a charging station for his phone, watch, and earpods.

BearSoFair Thu 17-Oct-19 21:10:24

Oh, we're getting him some cufflinks as well!

Drum2018 Thu 17-Oct-19 21:15:53

Is he into football? Ds got tickets to a Liverpool match last year with a hotel stay (his dad, who is also a Liverpool fan, went too).

fairynick Thu 17-Oct-19 21:18:05

I would go for cash, some kind of voucher/activity, and crate of beer

wildhairdontcare Thu 17-Oct-19 22:49:55

DS loves clothes so that helps.

Ralph Lauren aftershave
Cinema pass
Friends Lego set

Methenyouplus4 Fri 18-Oct-19 15:01:49

DS about to turn 15 but things that went down well previously were:

- basketball hoop
- Ralph Lauren aftershave
-Guiness book of Records (tradition)
- Voucher for Nandos/Greggs/Cinema
- baseball cap
- Google home thing (dot?)
- Crep protect (fancy shoe cleaning/protecting stuff for trainers)
- candy kittens sweets
- books
- scratch off 100 must see movie posters
- some classic DVDs e.g. godfather, shawshank etc with bag of popcorn
- hair stuff
- face cleaning pads
- nice socks (TK Maxx good)
- some sort of tech e.g. charger boost for phone, headphones, cheap memory stick
- clothes
- books- usually ask advice of local book shop for a couple of good ones.
- 'adult' board game e.g. ticket to ride, Catan, pandemic etc which we'll play with him
- daft toy e.g. wooden/ metal brain tease puzzle, nano blocks etc
- couple of daft practical jokes in his stocking to use on friends e.g. spicy chewing gum, black face soap, fake parking fine.
- pjs (this year some Dragonball ones from primarc)
- charity donation in his name (Oxfam do funny ones e.g. for a toilet)
- lip balm
- travel size deodorant/gel etc so he can put in school bag.

This year he wants strip lights for his bedroom and a skateboard.

For his bday he got season for his football team (only £80 in family stand, organised so his best mate got one too).

PristineCondition Fri 18-Oct-19 15:03:23

The new xbox elite controller and a few pop vinyls

WWlOOlWW Fri 18-Oct-19 17:04:18

Mine is 17.. he will be getting an 'experience' as like yours he has his own money and doesn't really need anything. In the past he has fed meerkats, driven a tank and this time will be going up flying in a Tiger Moth.

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