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jaffacakes16 Tue 17-Nov-20 09:59:44

I’m really struggling with what to get for my friend’s son he’s 14. Budget around £20 can stretch it a bit if needs be to get him something he’d like. Was thinking possibly a hoodie but have no clue what brands teenage boys wear. Help please!

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Thedarknightsaredrawingin Tue 17-Nov-20 10:15:46

Sports brands like Nike etc are more timeless, DS liked Jack Wills too.

From that age aftershave and cash were most popular too!

CountrysideIsForEveryone Tue 17-Nov-20 10:19:46

A Nike T-shirt? Or a Jack Wills/Superdry T-Shirt?

JaJaDingDong Tue 17-Nov-20 10:22:05

A voucher for the Apple store
Some credits for an online game he plays

TBH I wouldn't buy a teenage boy clothing, without in put from him or a very close friend. The in thing changes so frequently, you'll be lucky to buy him something he'll actually be prepared to wear in front of his mates!

londonscalling Tue 17-Nov-20 10:24:41

You're not going to get a hoody for £20. Give him cash!

PenguinErector Tue 17-Nov-20 10:26:57

Amazon vouchers always go down well with my 14 year old.

jaffacakes16 Tue 17-Nov-20 12:17:52

Am I being stupid, couldnt see a Jack Wills kids section on their website. Do they wear adult sizes at that age?

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jaffacakes16 Tue 17-Nov-20 12:18:48

Amazon voucher good call too, generally not a fan of vouchers in case places go bust but that’s not gonna happen with Amazon!

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jaffacakes16 Tue 17-Nov-20 12:20:18


You're not going to get a hoody for £20. Give him cash!

I’d stump up more for a hoodie, don’t mind spending more on something decent just don’t like spending lots on tat!

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toobusytothink Tue 17-Nov-20 12:22:39

A charging mat for iPhone? Works with Samsung etc too. They can never have enough even if he’s already got one

toobusytothink Tue 17-Nov-20 12:24:13

In terms of hoodies I’d stay clear from Jack Wills and Superdry as either cool or very uncool. Sports brands all good - under armour, Nike, Adidas plus north face. Otherwise Abercrombie ones are cool.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Tue 17-Nov-20 12:27:36

I think you be looking at around £45 for a mans size hoodie in a brand a teen boy would wear.

Best off with cash.

WaltzForDebbie Tue 17-Nov-20 12:27:39

My nearly 13 year old is in small man's clothes. My 15 year old wear medium man's tops. Depends how big they are really?

TheTurnOfTheScrew Tue 17-Nov-20 12:36:51

small tech accessory?
Power bank
stylus keyring
Interesting USB stick

jaffacakes16 Tue 17-Nov-20 12:43:42

Thank you all for responses. Sounds like it’s a total minefield so I’ll stick with cash/voucher!

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PinkJam Tue 17-Nov-20 13:36:11

I think giving cash is perfect for their age even if it doesn’t feel like you’ve put in much effort. They will appreciate it.

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