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DS1 is 14 at the end of the week, ideas needed please .

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Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 10:08:33

He has already had his Birthday present. A laptop which cost a bit more than I would have liked but it's done now.

DH says no more spending but he would say that. But DS1 has nothing to open on the day. sad
What small things could I get to wrap?

usualsuspect Sun 23-Jun-13 10:13:44


Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 10:23:10

Thanks usual , Boxes of Maltesers in Poundland, so may go mad and get two? Lynx also good-possibly the body wash stuff too?

Madamecastafiore Sun 23-Jun-13 10:27:34

Can you pup to cheap shops and get 14 presents?

Tesco Has chocolate orange for £1 at present.

A body wash, deodorant?

Pound shop often does fun sort is stuff you could buy for him too.

usualsuspect Sun 23-Jun-13 10:31:24

Yes pound shop, for ipod, phone covers, novelty socks,a novelty mug

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 10:31:46

Oh that's a nice idea Madame 14 little presents. I like that.

usualsuspect Sun 23-Jun-13 10:32:39

Card factory good for birthday mugs and coasters

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 10:37:04

Ooh, we have a Card factory in town I will go and look.

monikar Sun 23-Jun-13 11:37:30

Are there any small bits he needs for school for next year? Not very exciting but you will have to get them anyway. Does he need a geometry tin for maths (about £2 I think)? A new pencil case? A certain calculator?

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 11:49:37

I will check with him monikar, he always needs something in that department.

bigTillyMint Sun 23-Jun-13 17:25:28

Do not buy aerosol Lynx!!!

I have a similar dilemma as DD will be 14 in a month and has already got her phone, but is obviously hoping for some more presents.... Girls are much easier to choose for than boys though!

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 17:27:19

grin Tilly

My other dilemma is he has invited 5 friends round for the day on Saturday. But just to hang out here. What will they do all day? confused

bigTillyMint Sun 23-Jun-13 17:36:18

Hmmm. x-box/TV?grin

DD is organising a joint partaaayyy with her mate - 10 girls for a sleepover here, I thinkshock I can't believe DH agreed to it - she caught him in a weak moment after her Parent's Eve!

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 17:38:42

I know it sounds awful Tilly but he doesn't want anything 'organised' and says they will be fine comandeering the living room and playing PS3/watching TV. then might go over the fields and play footy.

Shall I organise Pass the Parcel or something? grin

10 girls for a sleepover? shock

bigTillyMint Sun 23-Jun-13 17:44:46

I reckon they'll be fine - DS did similar for his 12th birthday. Very easy for me!

I know! And she wants to do a spa-type thing. All I can think about is keeping the room safe and clean!

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 17:48:06

I worry a bit because DS1 is not a natural host and some of the lads are quite full on IYKWIM. I suppose I will just keep supplying the pop and crisps and ring for a pizza when instructed.

DH and i are not allowed to speak though. grin

bigTillyMint Sun 23-Jun-13 17:57:21


DeathByTray Sun 23-Jun-13 18:01:33

14 year old boys will be more than happy left with the X box / playstation or DVDs to entertain them with access to an ample supply of snacks & drinks. No hosting required whatsoever. grin

DeathByTray Sun 23-Jun-13 18:03:53

In fact, most of the DSs' friends know where our snack cupboard is and have been helping themselves for years.

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 18:04:24

I hope so Death, I am used to one or two mates but not 5 of them. Just hope they all turn up now. He goes to a school 12 miles away so no walking round here.

DeathByTray Sun 23-Jun-13 18:07:44

Five teenagers could get a bit rowdy so have some earplugs handy grin

Try not to worry - it will be absolutely fine, I'm sure.

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 18:12:50

What happened to the soft play parties with squash and party bags and Power Rangers? sad

It's all gone too fast.

bigTillyMint Sun 23-Jun-13 18:17:37

DS is pretty lary, and so are most of his friends, but 5 is just about bearable!

I know Sparkling, I am missing those days when you could oversee everything and know that you could keep them safesad

DeathByTray Sun 23-Jun-13 18:22:50

It's all very "Kevin and Perry" when they are that age. Parents are an embarrassment to their own teens and MUST NOT BE SEEN but all of their friends are really lovely & polite to you.

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 18:58:51

There will be eye rolling by all parties Death. grin

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