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Please give me ideas for a 14 year old boy?

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MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 20:34:23

He's so difficult to buy for this year. He's extremely fortunate and already has

All the games he wants
Air pods
Apple Watch
Air Force 1s
His own PC
Nintendo Switch
Speed Rubik's cube
Gaming chair
Gaming desk
Echo Show

He has Netflix and Amazon and money in his account and credit on his Xbox

So .... everything. He's lucky and he knows it. But what on earth can i get him this year? No experience type things and no Lego. He doesn't read books, only when he has to. Doesn't want to bake. No science type kits. No clothing or aftershave.

Up until last year it was easy as he was very into action figures so he had loads of Japanese anime figures. Although he will be 14 by Xmas, he still likes to 'play' but he's very picky about what with! Wont build anything.

So far I have ...

2 funko pops
A specific poster for his games room

So any suggestions please? Thank you!

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hairyspiderleg Thu 08-Oct-20 20:52:41

If he is into gaming what about an extra large gaming mouse pad, or light filtering glasses for pc use?
I know you said he doesn't read but maybe he would like a gaming magazine or the guinness world records gaming edition?

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Thu 08-Oct-20 20:58:11

More rubiks cubes? There are different sized ones, and some that move in different ways. DS1 has nearly 20 hmm

PenguinLove1 Thu 08-Oct-20 21:00:56

My 13 year old son has asked for a VR headset?

BenoneBeauty Thu 08-Oct-20 21:07:34


Londonborncatty Thu 08-Oct-20 21:11:09

Is he interested in any sport either watching or playing? A bike, scooter, quad or motorbike? Something physical if he has all the gaming stuff.

MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:15:21

He wouldn't want clothes sadly. He has lots anyway

He has gaming lights, he has 18 Rubik's cubes including gaming ones, he wouldn't read a magazine and he's had the world record book for several years and again, doesn't open it. No sports really - he plays football once a week but has all the kit he could need

Ugh it's so tricky

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MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:19:26

He doesn't want a VR headset and he wears glasses anyway so light filtering ones a no go really plus I don't think he'd wear them

Yep. He's impossible because he is a child who has everything. Can't give him money as he has his own and that's boring anyway

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QueenBlueberries Thu 08-Oct-20 21:22:37

A bike??

MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:25:16

He has a bike. Relatively new. Waillllll

He also has a birthday in December. So double the fun

I think it'll have to be a selection of smaller items this year. He's clearly ridiculously spoilt as it is (although he's lovely and appreciative!)

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Clymene Thu 08-Oct-20 21:25:42

Experience? Driving or something?

BenoneBeauty Thu 08-Oct-20 21:27:34

I know you said no to experiences but what about the experience kind of driving lessons?

My teenagers have a lot of the above too but thankfully still love getting clothes and pyjamas so can always easily bulk out presents!

MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:27:56

I don't want to book any experiences tbh, not right now. And he's done driving ones last year. But thank you for the suggestion

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MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:28:53

Inspiration has vaguely struck! A mini fridge for his games room.

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Devaki Thu 08-Oct-20 21:28:57

My DS is 15 and so hard to buy for.
We’re on the waiting list at 6 different companies for a PS5 when they’re released. Hopefully we’ll be lucky and get one.
Expensive but he won’t get much else.

BenoneBeauty Thu 08-Oct-20 21:30:10

Blooming heck Op, and I've no ideas then! Maybe either tell him COVID has cancelled Christmas this year or just give him a stocking with an orange and some peanuts purely for the novelty factor grin

MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:30:31

@BenoneBeauty he did the driving for his birthday last year! I am loathe also to book anything right now.

Second inspiration has struck! Some fiddle cube type toys. He is a boy who fiddles with stuff - blue tac, his cubes, paper clips. So I'll see if I can get some more teenage type fiddle toys

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TwoHoots74 Thu 08-Oct-20 21:31:28

I bought my son a driving experience. He got to drive 3 super cars. He chose Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborghini. I then paid for him at a discount price when there a hot lap in a really car as a passenger. He shit himself! 😂😂

It was amazing to see him driving those cars. He absolutely loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat.

MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:32:46

@BenoneBeauty grin it's just plain ridiculous I know. I typed out the op thinking 'well he sounds like a total spoilt brat!'

But you know how it is - they just accumulate stuff! Other family members have got him various bits over the past year so the air pods, Apple Pencil etc etc

I've covered his birthday this year and I'm upgrading my phone so he will get my iPhone 11 to replace his current iPhone 8. So that's that done.

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MintyChapsticks Thu 08-Oct-20 21:39:11

Ooh he liked the idea of the extra large gaming pad. So that's on the list

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AmIReallyThough Thu 08-Oct-20 21:53:02

My 14 year old can’t choose this year between a newer and better bike, an RC car (a real one that he tinkers with acting like a mechanic and costs £££!), or or the newest Apple Watch.

Does he play car type games? Both my son (who’s hugely into cars) and my stepson (who isn’t) now have the steering wheel and stand with pedals and a gear stick for their Xboxes?

Feckmesideways Thu 08-Oct-20 22:01:13

My DS13 is a bit like yours. He asked for the new ps5 digital edition. We managed to preorder one. Other than that he’s just getting an oodie, and some of his favourite sweets and other small items etc.

Leah2005 Thu 08-Oct-20 22:27:07

You say he doesn't read but would he look at manga if he is into anime? He sounds like my DS 6 years ago and I'm trying to think what he had. Oooh how about a yo yo? There are some very tricksy specialist ones. Or those sticks that are conne8by a chain that they swing around? God what are they called?

Leah2005 Thu 08-Oct-20 22:27:35


Leah2005 Thu 08-Oct-20 22:33:17

Skateboard? I saw some magnetic rings today that you fiddle about with. Three separate ones that you swing around your fingers but they also stick together.

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