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    • Flowfy
    • By Flowfy 14th Sep 16, 2:29 PM
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    Teenage Boy Presents.....help!
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    • 14th Sep 16, 2:29 PM
    Teenage Boy Presents.....help! 14th Sep 16 at 2:29 PM
    Hi,

    I have a son (age 17) - and I really am at a loss to what to get him.

    We tend to spend half the money on what he asks for and half on surprises.

    I actually can't think of one this year.

    So I could really do with your expert opinions.

    Stuff about him.

    He isn't into football or sports.
    He is studying to be a musician (orchestral)
    He plays computer games (PC not xbox or playstation)world of warcraft mainly
    He watches his weight (so no chocs)
    We usually have a trip to the sales on Boxing Day and he picks an aftershave.

    He has a shaver, tv, a nice phone, a tablet, headphones and good mouse for the PC, due to past presents for Birthday and Christmas's

    He is is the last year of his A levels. Currently auditioning at Music Conservatoires for next year starting at Uni. I don't know if we could get him something for that.

    I really don't know what to get, and neither can his dad and sister.

    I wonder if you have any ideas. xx
    Last edited by Flowfy; 14-09-2016 at 2:31 PM.
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    • MoaningMyrtle
    • By MoaningMyrtle 18th Sep 16, 7:40 PM
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    The teenage boys in my family usually receive Jack Wills pants, socks, t-shirts. Or Ralph Lauren socks, polo shirt.
    A minute at the till, a lifetime on the bill.

    Nothing tastes as good as being slim feels.

    one life, live it!
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 19th Sep 16, 3:51 PM
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    This year - trial flight at a local airport - it will include his first lesson, and will usually let you fly over your home/area.

    Next year - a quality fountain pen, one that'll last a lifetime and signifies the transition from childhood ;-)
    • markcoyle52
    • By markcoyle52 19th Sep 16, 4:23 PM
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    Something a bit different...
    How about a gold coin? ie Sovereign or otherwise depending on budget. They often make nice gifts if you buy one from the year he was born or some other significant year and he can keep it forever or sell it if it increases in value!
    • Flowfy
    • By Flowfy 20th Sep 16, 7:34 AM
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    Flowfy
    wow, you lot can really think outside the box. thank you. xx
    • missmoose
    • By missmoose 16th Oct 16, 12:04 PM
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    If you are still struggling with gifts, I second the gaming mouse/keyboard idea or a new head set if he uses one when he games.
    A virtual reality kit would be good depending on budget they can get expensive but I've been told by my game obsessed OH and brother that they are going to be the next big break through in gaming.
    Also if he hasn't already got it on DVD/Blu-ray the World of Warcraft DVD/Blu-ray is a small idea.
    • gilly1964
    • By gilly1964 16th Oct 16, 6:22 PM
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    Memory Bank for his phone
    Student cook book
    Memory sticks
    Wallet
    Set of weights
    Clothes
    Smellies
    Is he learning to drive? Anything related to that
    Nice pen
    Concert tickets
    Show tickets
    • cazpumpkin
    • By cazpumpkin 21st Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    has he got a decent newish laptop or ipad for uni, most students need one
    • suec
    • By suec 27th Oct 16, 5:20 PM
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    suec
    I have a 17yr old boy too and they are a nightmare to buy for. For his Birthday as a surprise I bought him a blue tooth speaker he can use with his phone and portable. he uses it all the time

    • CoolJeanSmith
    • By CoolJeanSmith 27th Oct 16, 6:38 PM
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    how about skydiving
    • Madhukarwd
    • By Madhukarwd 7th Nov 16, 6:15 AM
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    You could present fitness equipment (Gym equipment).
    • adom_thomas
    • By adom_thomas 8th Nov 16, 6:11 AM
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    A collection of musics!
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 15th Nov 16, 4:52 PM
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    A blocking credit card holder- prevents anybody scanning your card.
    • Flowfy
    • By Flowfy 16th Nov 16, 9:05 AM
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    Flowfy
    A blocking credit card holder- prevents anybody scanning your card.
    Originally posted by sheramber

    that sounds interesting. i would consider having one of them myself, do you have details? xx
    • shorty31
    • By shorty31 16th Nov 16, 11:57 AM
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    I have bought a few Secrid card holders for gifts this year.

    I have had mine a couple of years now, and often receive comments, my 15 year old nephew thought it was so good, he saved his pocket money to buy one.
    • midnightraven3
    • By midnightraven3 16th Nov 16, 10:33 PM
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    We just bought our son a safe wallet, we saw this as a kickstarter and ordered then
    https://www.ogondesigns.com/en/portefeuille-code-wallet-ogon-designs.php
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 18th Nov 16, 8:54 PM
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    that sounds interesting. i would consider having one of them myself, do you have details? xx
    Originally posted by Flowfy

    Do a Google search for 'blocking credit card holder' and you will get several options.

    We gave my son for his Christmas last year.
    • CoffeeAndTV
    • By CoffeeAndTV 25th Nov 16, 11:16 AM
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    How about tickets to a show? Either in the West End, or a music concert? You could get him two tickets and let him decide who he'd like to take
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 28th Nov 16, 5:25 PM
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    Hi,

    I have a son (age 17) - and I really am at a loss to what to get him.

    We tend to spend half the money on what he asks for and half on surprises.

    I actually can't think of one this year.

    So I could really do with your expert opinions.
    Originally posted by Flowfy


    It is hard when they get older, but we know far far far far far less about your son than you do, so any ideas are just random non personalized


    This year, why not spend all of the present budget on things he asks for


    He will be over flowing with ideas, get him to tell you them and then you can pick a selection.


    He still don't know EXACTLY what he is getting, but don't worry the joy of xmas will not be ruined as he wont believe in Santa anymore ---and he will appreciate stuff he actually wants far more than stuff you want him to have
    Blah blah blah.
    • LadyCoupon
    • By LadyCoupon 28th Nov 16, 6:01 PM
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    If he is anything like my 18 year old and 15 year old sons and into gaming like they are, then upgrading his computer. My two are always upgrading theirs, worth a fortune they are!
    • CoffeeAndTV
    • By CoffeeAndTV 30th Nov 16, 12:49 PM
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    How about tickets to a comedy show: http://www.findmeagift.co.uk/gifts/comedy-night-tickets-for-two.html and he can choose a friend to go with him?

    Or if you're really struggling how about a nice t-shirt? Topman do great clothes for teenage boys, what about this for example? http://www.topman.com/en/tmuk/product/clothing-140502/mens-tops-4119326/blue-salt-and-pepper-printed-muscle-fit-roller-t-shirt-6087798
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