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

    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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    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
    Set of weights
    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
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