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Birthday present ideas for Ds (11) - desperate!!!

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Fillybuster Wed 10-Aug-16 22:25:06

Title says it all really....for the first time ever, we are completely stumped and it's his birthday next week. So not long to go...eek!

He's finished year 6 and already owns a tablet (Hudl), (v cheap) smart watch and mobile phone (early birthday present).

Because his birthday is in school hols he has already had his party, and was given lots of Amazon vouchers - lucky boy!- so can buy stuff he wants anyway.

Although he's already had his big present (the phone) I really want to give him some small stuff on his actual birthday.

Can anyone recommend stuff that's a bit quirky, interesting, fun....and not too expensive, please?!!

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 10-Aug-16 22:28:32

What's he in to? Science museum gift shop has some cool stuff

CocktailQueen Wed 10-Aug-16 22:29:01

Nice undies or toiletries? Book?
Voucher for rock climbing or spy mission or laser quest or cinema - whatever he likes?

MakemineaGandT Wed 10-Aug-16 22:31:47

My 11 year old son loves his cube "click" alarm clock

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00IPA7QM2/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1470864625&sr=8-3&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=ginko+alarm+clock&dpPl=1&dpID=31HUXVTlK9L&ref=plSrch

Toocold Wed 10-Aug-16 22:33:08

Do you have 11-17 year old driving lessons near you? You can get vouchers for it.

Avebury Wed 10-Aug-16 22:33:24

Pin art
Rubik's cube
Candy grabber or gum ball dispenser

MakemineaGandT Wed 10-Aug-16 22:34:21

Or led watch

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00DC5BN2Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_50?ie=UTF8&qid=1470864803&sr=8-50&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=led+watches+for+boys

AuditAngel Wed 10-Aug-16 22:36:25

Anything nice he'd like for secondary school? Perhaps a nice backpack?

Fillybuster Wed 10-Aug-16 22:38:55

Great ideas and exactly the sort of thing I'm after...thank you. Dh says no to driving lessons though and he's already got an alarm clock (although that is so cool I'm going to buy one for his friend!)

Keep them coming please!

SleepForTheWeak Wed 10-Aug-16 22:48:09

Is he too young to appreciate clothes? Football strip?

Fillybuster Wed 10-Aug-16 22:49:02

Can't do pin art as dd2 is super proud of owning the only one in our household (!) and secondary school have compulsory school backpack - shame as that's a lovely idea.

Ugh, my head hurts. Just need some little things for his dsis' to give him....

MakemineaGandT Wed 10-Aug-16 22:57:11

Selfie stick?! My son loves taking stupid photos with his!

MakemineaGandT Wed 10-Aug-16 22:58:21

Subscription to magazine? Tesco club card has good deals on these

MakemineaGandT Wed 10-Aug-16 22:59:53

Cool t-shirt?
Glow in the dark pjs (I just bought DS some at M&s)
Sunglasses
Swim shorts
Slushy maker (one of those freezy squeezy cup things)

MakemineaGandT Wed 10-Aug-16 23:03:51

Headphones

Avebury Wed 10-Aug-16 23:04:47

Firebox website is a good one for this sort of thing

MakemineaGandT Wed 10-Aug-16 23:05:57

Still thinking for you!

My son got this hovercraft kit for Christmas and loved building it - and it actually works!

m.johnlewis.com/technokit-hovercraft/p/230502305?sku=230502305&s_kwcid=2dx92700012702251649&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=COnJurLtt84CFdQPGQodrh8H1g&gclsrc=ds

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 10-Aug-16 23:07:30

Awesome Since 2005 - Gift T-Shirt For 11 Year Old Boys (Navy) www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0108L03W0/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_qu6QxbQ1PW33W

This is my go to present at the moment. It arrived within 4 days, I'm sure.

Sadik Wed 10-Aug-16 23:09:34

Does he have a penknife? If not, then a nice swiss army knife?

Fillybuster Wed 10-Aug-16 23:42:18

Amazing ideas - thank you smile
(although please feel free to add more...!!)

Loving some of these....

elephantoverthehill Wed 10-Aug-16 23:46:59

Penny board.

FreezerBird Wed 10-Aug-16 23:50:28

My inlaws gave DS a fossilised dinosaur tooth for his 11th birthday.

Best. Present. Ever.

Fillybuster Wed 10-Aug-16 23:52:19

"Awesome since 2005" Tshirt and selfie stick purchased 😀

Thinking about the pjs. Definitely not the slushie cup - great idea but I don't trust ds to mess about with my freezer (the chances of it being left slightly open are waaaaay too high!). And not the penny board (had to google that) as not really ds' thing - although could be mine!

One or two more little items and we are sorted....

Fillybuster Wed 10-Aug-16 23:54:25

Great ideas Makemine (&'great name, too!) - not discounting them cos I don't like them but just because he's already got some of those, or similar....although I'm reserving the hovercraft for next Christmas by which point he might I hope be bored of the remote control heli he got given recently!

DailyMailPenisPieces Wed 10-Aug-16 23:58:29

Phone charger

Vouchers to spend on the way home from secondary school if he is walking

Phone waterproof case

Food!

Something to do with Minecraft

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