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Gift ideas for DS14 other than computer games and gadgets

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Palika Wed 20-Nov-13 12:34:42

Does anyone have any ideas what to get a 14 year old boy other than computer games and gadgets? (I bought those already) I also already got him some books.

His interest is engineering but only big things (he does not work with a great physics box I got him some time ago)

He dreams of having heavy farm machinery, power tools and building boats and rockets. smile We have a lot of space here but no money or inclination to buy these things.

What am I to do???

haggisaggis Wed 20-Nov-13 12:38:02

ds got this last year - although I have to say that while he enjoyed building it, he has not played with it much since

lljkk Wed 20-Nov-13 12:39:08

sport things? stationary?

louby44 Wed 20-Nov-13 17:07:38

Socks, toiletries (all boys love Lynx), gift cards, calendar, hat & scarf, gloves, wallet, belt, clothes, chocolate (my kids always get a selection box) cinema vouchers!

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louby44 Wed 20-Nov-13 17:13:13

Bag for school, nice hardback notebook, diary! pens, new case for phone? ipod?i pad? teenager board game, annual (my DS14 is into Minecraft and they do an annual)

Teenager board/card game suggestions - Articulate, Them & Us, Cranium, Sussed

Andy1964 Wed 20-Nov-13 17:40:07

My DW got DS (14) tickets to see Saracens Vs Harlequins at Wembley in March for his Birthday (coming up soon)
A groupon deal, £18 for two tickets

Palika Wed 20-Nov-13 18:09:27

thanks, guys, there are some really good ideas here!!! It's really helping me out.

Travelledtheworld Thu 21-Nov-13 05:02:08

You can get great collectors quality, model farm machinery, authentic detail and built to scale.

Try a company called Britains.

CuriousDad0089 Thu 21-Nov-13 17:24:15

To follow on from the above post, I'd suggest farm/machinery models from a company called Universal Hobbies, bit more on the expensive side, but worth it for the detail.

fortifiedwithtea Fri 22-Nov-13 00:49:33

A beaney (sp?) hat. All DD1 male friends seem to have them glued to their heads even indoors.

I second Lynx, they all smell of it.

Palika Fri 22-Nov-13 15:08:02

thanks again - I have already ordered some of your suggestions thanks

Madlizzy Fri 22-Nov-13 15:13:33

Zombie killing hoodie or t-shirt like this one usually go down well. Silly puzzle type things, remote control car or helicoptor, a cool duvet set.

Blossomflowers Fri 22-Nov-13 15:23:45

haggis THat web site is fab, just bought my first Xmas present to DS

Hexhamborn Fri 22-Nov-13 15:25:49

I just heard about this and you can get 10% off with offercode BLOG10 i think at the momement, think it looks great and am going to get some for my nephews i think.

bruffin Fri 22-Nov-13 15:39:01

there all play Sopio in DS 6th form common room at the moment

havenlady Sat 23-Nov-13 22:18:43

A unicycle. Not too expensive, takes a while to master but pretty cool when he or she does!

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