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Birthday present for new boyfriend's son

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MassaAttack Tue 02-Jun-15 08:52:12

I've been seeing a lovely, lovely man for a couple of months now. Obviously it's very early days, but I've a really strong feeling that he and I are in it for the long haul smile

Anyway, it's his son's 19th soon. I've met him several times and we get on really well (again I know it's really early days). I want to get him a little present just from me - under £20.

Would that be weird?

MarianneSolong Tue 02-Jun-15 08:54:41

I'd get him a card and write a friendly message. You don't know if this is the long haul. Also even if it is, your friend's son may not yet be ready to take this on board. There is plenty of time...

AuntieStella Tue 02-Jun-15 08:54:45

It's only a few weeks, so I'd do no more than a voucher in a card (nice, but not too personal) but only if I'd met him.

MassaAttack Tue 02-Jun-15 09:08:16

You're right, I don't need to be too personal. I'm not trying to win him over, but it would seem weird not to acknowledge his birthday at all.

I've never dated anyone with children before, so it's all new to me.

rosepetalsoup Tue 02-Jun-15 09:15:58

Card and bottle of wine? That's a nice grown up present for a 19 year old.

VanitasVanitatum Tue 02-Jun-15 09:18:22

I'd second a voucher, maybe iTunes if he's into music?

Tequilashotfor1 Tue 02-Jun-15 09:20:17

I'd get him a card and a bottle of somthing.

WindMeUpAndLetMeGo Tue 02-Jun-15 09:26:23

If go with a card and stick a note in it, I expect he has plans to go out for his birthday and extra beer money is always appreciated.

crossroads15 Tue 02-Jun-15 09:33:30

I was going to say iTunes too. It's my go-to present for all the 'youths' in my life! Or cinema vouchers if his life isn't dominated by all things Apple.

NerrSnerr Tue 02-Jun-15 09:38:40

I'd get him some alcohol of his liking (no point in getting wine if he doesn't drink it).

MassaAttack Tue 02-Jun-15 14:31:49

Some great ideas here, thank you everyone smile

Tryharder Tue 02-Jun-15 16:32:29

Definitely card and iTunes voucher. Alcohol's a bit 'grown up' and dinner party-ish.

hellsbells99 Thu 04-Jun-15 12:50:15

Hip flask?

VirginiaWoofs Thu 04-Jun-15 18:00:23

I'm 22 and would appreciate cash or booze in this scenario! Does he drink?

VirginiaWoofs Thu 04-Jun-15 18:01:32

If he does drink I reckon he'd appreciate a crate of beer or a bottle of JD. Maybe stick a bow on it for a laugh.grin

VirginiaWoofs Thu 04-Jun-15 18:02:45

Tryharder - 19 is "grown up" so I don't know what you mean? All of my friends appreciate booze as a gift.

Shootingstar2289 Sun 14-Jun-15 19:56:17

How about a gift card? iTunes, Amazon, Game or for a clothes store? Depends what he's into smile

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