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If you had £20-25 to spend on a teenage boy....

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cathyandclaire Mon 15-Dec-14 08:01:59

Inspire me please, I have many older teenage boys to buy pressies for and literally NO clue! (Teen DDs here so girls are easy)
Previously over the years have got them all ...T-shirts from Top shop and when they were 13 or so tops from Jack Wills and Hollister ( there seems to be theme going on) and super dry beanies.

Please, please give me some ideas!

ssd Mon 15-Dec-14 08:03:23

microsoft points from game

NoelleHawthorne Mon 15-Dec-14 08:03:33

cash cash cash, they will love you

NoelleHawthorne Mon 15-Dec-14 08:04:41

give them 20 quid tucked into this book

or this

cathyandclaire Mon 15-Dec-14 08:23:18

Aaaghh, cash, as I feared! I always tend to avoid that because it's so obvious what you've spent and I try and get good deals, buy on holidays, use voucher codes so you get more for less IYSWIM.
But I know you're all right! I like the book and cash idea... this looked funny/useful for older teens embarking on college/manhood...what do you think? Or is it dull and annoying? Man up

NoelleHawthorne Mon 15-Dec-14 08:32:24

who knows?> looks typical of the genre

NoelleHawthorne Mon 15-Dec-14 08:32:45

they wont appreciate the hassle of voucher codes as much as the cash.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 15-Dec-14 08:37:57

Smart phone tech gloves?

PulpsNotFiction Mon 15-Dec-14 08:41:55

A onesie. Mine slob about in theirs in the holidays while attached to Xbox.

NoelleHawthorne Mon 15-Dec-14 08:59:28

no no not o a onesie

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Mon 15-Dec-14 09:01:55

DSs christmas list includes a Stussy t shirt so that might be an option. I've not tracked one down yet so I'm not 100% sure of the cost though!

Madamecastafiore Mon 15-Dec-14 09:02:11

iTunes card or,Xbox credit things.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Mon 15-Dec-14 09:03:59

They're more than £25 it seems so ignore me!

SecretSquirrels Mon 15-Dec-14 09:57:40

Do you know anything about their interests?
A geeky calendar like one of these?
Shot glasses and something to go in them if over 18.

No to vouchers. They get left in a drawer or their mum buys them off them for cash.mug

ssd Mon 15-Dec-14 09:59:38

onesie for sure

I buy the vouchers too SS!! and they usually end up getting a good deal on them too....

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Mon 15-Dec-14 10:20:36

Neither of my teen boys would wear a onsie so it's not a sure fire winner. They do like "fluffy pyjamas" to lounge in though.

NoelleHawthorne Mon 15-Dec-14 11:11:33

Sadly I dont know any teens who pay For music- maybe apps

SecretSquirrels Mon 15-Dec-14 11:45:55

Mine pay for music. They listen to Youtube in the house but pay for digital. In fact they tend to buy CDs for the car horrible bass stuff to make the sub woofer vibrate.
I'd avoid onsie's as they are marmite. DS2 loves his but DS1 loathes them.

Actually the best gift I got for DS1 was a power pack, cost me £30 but they have gone down to £15. This one is lovely looking and holds hours of power which is useful on long journey's with battery draining smartphones. I've bought several as gifts since.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Mon 15-Dec-14 11:53:19

Oh yes! A power pack. DS2 keeps stealing mine so when I want it it is always missing or flat. Unsurprisingly he is getting one for Christmas.

Claybury Mon 15-Dec-14 12:49:05

Head phones, Nike handbag shoulder bag, Deisel after shave spray, designer boxers, iTunes vouchers

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Mon 15-Dec-14 12:53:20

Over past few years have bought:
iTunes vouchers (they get used)
Nike Hoodies / joggers
Tools: credit card tool, fire steel etc (they are quite outdoorsy)
Superdry t-shirts
Trapper hats

chocoluvva Mon 15-Dec-14 15:36:54

Perhaps too off the wall, but just in case - a lava lamp?

If they play guitar (well, they might) zazzle do t-shirts with customisable designs. (DS wore one with plectrums on it - quite subtle)

Cook book?

Playing cards.


Raw popcorn. Sweets. Lentil soup making kit - hand held stick it straight into the pot blender, packet of lentils, stock cubes, carrot and onion 'presented' as a kit in a shoebox.

chocoluvva Mon 15-Dec-14 15:37:24

Poker chips and cards?

Ragwort Mon 15-Dec-14 15:47:51


I would love to give my teenage son a lentil soup making kit but I can just imagine his face when he opens it grin.

chocoluvva Mon 15-Dec-14 15:52:39

Curry making kit? - more macho grin

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