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What do you get for an 11 year old boy?
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Old 27-11-2011, 12:31 AM
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Hi Everyone,
I am looking for some suggestions on what to get an 11 year old boy for Christmas who doesn't want for anything, need anything or ask for much. I am scratching my head on this one!!!!

Many thanks
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Old 27-11-2011, 1:05 AM
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Old 27-11-2011, 8:20 AM
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How much are you looking to spend HAMMIEHOO?
You can't have everything.........where would you put it?
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Old 27-11-2011, 9:30 AM
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This is what I have got for my 10 year old son this year if it is any help:
Skylanders
Skylanders add on
Lego board game small
Game of life
Lego board game big
Xbox points
Pictureka Flipper
Ball Puzzle
Guiness Records book
Gangsta Granny book
Billionaire boy book
Wimpy kids book
Mp3 player

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Old 27-11-2011, 1:49 PM
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how about

amazon voucher
dart board £10 sports direct
airfix
radio controlled submarine £15 maplin
Mathmos Lava lamp
If you dont ask for discount you don't get discount
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Old 27-11-2011, 2:36 PM
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I have a friend with a 10 year old he is getting a build it yourself remote control car which cost me about £8 he is into building things so previously have bought mecano and lego type gifts.
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Old 27-11-2011, 2:51 PM
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I have a 11yr old son, so far he is getting a ipad touch, (main present)
then a box of marbles (old fashioned box he loves marbles), a table tennis set (to be used on our dining room table), dart board, loads of science museum stuff (all 3 4 2 in whsmith), a electric buzz wire game from sainsburys, a stylophone (rolf harris one, from sainsburys), loads of nanjago lego, and some micheal murpurgo books.
also picked up some wooden make your own car/dinosaur from wilkinsons.
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Old 27-11-2011, 4:11 PM
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As well as personality traits, I think a lot depends on whether it's a Y6 or Y7 boy: there's typically a gulf between them.

iTunes voucher, mobile phone, Harry Potter final DVD, books according to interest, hair wax & smellies & something from Sports Direct or Superdry, depending on brand preference! BMX bike/accessories? Several 10 & 11 year old boys I know have joined the gym at our sports centre and work out during special sessions designed for their age group.
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Old 27-11-2011, 4:34 PM
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Unless he's already got one .. an X Box 360?..... I know its a biggish outlay but my 11 year old just loves his. On cold, dark rainy nights, he 'meets up' with his friends through XBox live, they play, chat and have a whale of a time!
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Old 27-11-2011, 9:28 PM
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My 12 year old nephew is getting a Game voucher (voucher as i didnt know what game to get for his Wii), sweets, deodorant, money box (he saves his leftover money that he hasnt used to buy his school dinner), and a top gear annual.
HTH
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Old 27-11-2011, 11:04 PM
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Many thanks to everyone who posted there are some great suggestions there. We need to do a massive clear out before Christmas just to make sure we don't get something he already has.
It is pretty much a case of what does he not have or has not had in the past? We are running out of things to get him, ashamed to say, he is an only child and I think we overcompensate slightly at Christmas hence the dilemma. Perhaps the post should have been What do you get an 11 year old that doesn't need anything?
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Old 28-11-2011, 9:42 AM
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a Roller skates or a iPod?
I think they are both fine.
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Old 28-11-2011, 4:21 PM
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£2.49 Amazon

Or another lovely animated movie for Christmas is



Or perhaps a moneybox or start him off a savings account...
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Old 28-11-2011, 10:29 PM
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My 11 year old has asked for a kindle. He is a big reader though-going through 4 or 5 books a week. He gets most of them from the library but this is a way for him to get books cheaper than they are in the shops.
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Old 02-12-2011, 7:27 PM
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I have the same difficulties for my 12 year old, my son loves my home made gifts, I was making up candy bouquets but in Christmas mug and my son ohhhh and arrreddd over it, so he will receive one of those........ for a main present ITunes vouchers, game vouchers? I have gifted a movie box for a 12 yr old brought a cinema or blockbuster rental voucher and added popcorn etc, drinks and personalised it into a hamper........
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:02 PM
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What about a real archery set. I was thinking of getting one for my niece as well as an adult size one for her dad. I think they'll both really enjoy that.
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A nice filler is 20?. They are just £4.99 in TRU at the moment & a great little quiz/puzzle. My children have them & are amazed at how often the 'computer' guesses their answers.
Good luck as our children are also very fortunate so it can be quite a dilemma. Have you asked him to make a list at all?
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Old 03-12-2011, 5:15 PM
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Does he have a bicycle?
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Old 03-12-2011, 7:50 PM
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its hard when you get to the point that they've pretty much got/had everything.

rather than material items maybe consider activity based gifts
cinema vouchers
paintballing
activity days
you can even get driving lessons from 11yrs
this year do something that scares you for courage is not the absence of fear just the knowledge that some things are worth the risk
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Old 03-12-2011, 9:32 PM
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I've got an 11yo son (yr 7) and I'm struggling this year for him. Either he's already got it or he's not interested in it (eg he has no interest in clothes). Mine is getting skating lessons from my mum. He also likes anything science related. Books I am getting him the latest Rick Riordan book (author who wrote Percy Jackson series) and the latest Wimpy kid book. Other than that it will be new games for his xbox.
I have done reading too!
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