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    • Nile
    • By Nile 27th Nov 11, 1:05 AM
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    • AppleTurnover
    • By AppleTurnover 27th Nov 11, 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?
    • kjmtidea
    • By kjmtidea 27th Nov 11, 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 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

    • sablade
    • By sablade 27th Nov 11, 1:49 PM
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    • 27th Nov 11, 1:49 PM
    how about

    amazon voucher
    dart board £10 sports direct
    radio controlled submarine £15 maplin
    Mathmos Lava lamp
    If you dont ask for discount you don't get discount
    • nearlyrich
    • By nearlyrich 27th Nov 11, 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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    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.
    • Lunar Eclipse
    • By Lunar Eclipse 27th Nov 11, 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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    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!
    • teacherandmum
    • By teacherandmum 27th Nov 11, 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.
    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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    a Roller skates or a iPod?
    I think they are both fine.
    • Berni888
    • By Berni888 28th Nov 11, 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...
  • nikkiuk
    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.
    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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  • baxterdo
    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.
    • hogshead
    • By hogshead 3rd Dec 11, 9:35 AM
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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?
    • ladymarmalade
    • By ladymarmalade 3rd Dec 11, 5:15 PM
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    Does he have a bicycle?
    • mandco
    • By mandco 3rd Dec 11, 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
    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
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 3rd Dec 11, 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.
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