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Help! Birthday present for nephew who is going to be 11 - I think.

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GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Fri 01-Jul-16 19:56:08

Hope I am NBU posting here - didn't know where else to put it. Hardly ever see him since they live abroad, but will be seeing the family next week, arriving just before his b-day. Any ideas of what is popular for boys that age? I don't have a clue. He probably has most stuff anyway, so I need inspiration. Would be v grateful for any ideas - I only have tomorrow and Sunday to shop. Can't be anything very expensive or bulky, since I will be going on Eurostar with minimal baggage.
Many thanks, anybody who can suggest.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 01-Jul-16 20:05:15

Lego bionicles figures (especially the Star Wars ones) are very cool. Light, small, portable and not too expensive. My ds's both love them.

sorenofthejnaii Fri 01-Jul-16 20:06:00

Maybe text his parents to see what he likes?

springwaters Fri 01-Jul-16 20:06:21

You think that they are going o be 11- so they could be 10 ?or 12 ? or ?

Cash works. Just do cash. Large amounts. £50 if in Uk. 50 euro if in EU

plus a crap apology for not knowing how old they are smile

LouBlue1507 Fri 01-Jul-16 20:06:46

What about a cinema voucher?

springwaters Fri 01-Jul-16 20:07:03

11 year olds do not like bionicles if they are lego fans

sorenofthejnaii Fri 01-Jul-16 20:08:40

Cash works. Just do cash. Large amounts. £50 if in Uk

DS would agree with you.

jazzandh Fri 01-Jul-16 20:10:12

amazon gift voucher! make him feel grown up......

gabsdot Fri 01-Jul-16 20:10:51

£10 is plenty. He'll be delighted with that

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 01-Jul-16 20:12:48

Not true, springwaters. My ds'so 9&11 you love all Lego.

springwaters Fri 01-Jul-16 20:13:35

£10 is plenty. He'll be delighted with that

£10 from an aunt/uncle who doesn't know how old they are? Implies lots of catching up. £10 is the level for a classmate at a party- not a close relation who is there on the day.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 01-Jul-16 20:14:33

*My ds's 9 & 11yo love all Lego.

New phone with predictive text angry

springwaters Fri 01-Jul-16 20:15:09

Not true, springwaters. My ds'so 9&11 you love all Lego.

Lego yes- but bionics are more age 7- not 11 (or older as Op is unsure). My 11 year old nephew does 14 or 16 plus technical lego- would not be impressed with bionics

jazzandh Fri 01-Jul-16 20:15:43

Magazine subscription? DS (11) has Aquila and Wired.......

springwaters Fri 01-Jul-16 20:15:47

Sorry bionicals not bionics

jazzandh Fri 01-Jul-16 20:18:21

Yes agreed Lego can be a bit tricky...gets more personal as they get older - if you go for it - aim much older than they are! So 14+

Jenijena Fri 01-Jul-16 20:22:00

My 11 yo cousin got a couple of young adult books and a GAME voucher for his last birthday. The voucher wouldn't work but maybe Amazon?

ThePyjamasOfACat Fri 01-Jul-16 20:28:47

Amazon voucher!

Avonandice Fri 01-Jul-16 20:35:20

If hes like the kids round here its minecraft all the way. They seem to all be wearing a creeper hoodie and its like an invasion after school

hotdiggedy Fri 01-Jul-16 20:39:15

Honestly, go with money. Not all 11 year old like Lego. I know some that would be very disappointed with it! Or an Amazon voucher of course!

shoofly Fri 01-Jul-16 20:39:39

My 10 year old would smile sweetly say thank you and give Bionicals to his 5 year old brother. Minecraft or Marvel tshirts would go down well, vouchers or cold hard cash would be adored.

carelesswhisper27 Fri 01-Jul-16 20:41:02

My 11 year old cousin is also another big Lego fan. That or anything to do with Minecraft - last Xmas I got him Minecraft themed Lego, that went down well smile

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Fri 01-Jul-16 20:41:55

I have an 11 year old and a niece same age
.Three older nephews/nieces and they all wanted cash from that age. Can't go wrong as they then get to choose exactly what they want.

RoseDog Fri 01-Jul-16 20:45:32

Amazon, xbox, itunes vouchers are all popular with my ds 11, maybe find out what gadgets he has.

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 01-Jul-16 20:45:59

Cash or Amazon vouchers I'd say

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