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What would my 13 yo son like for his birthday?

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#1 *Marty*

Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

He's no bloody help!

#2 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:04 PM

If he was my son, a $1.500 Virtual Reality setup.  

Yeah, no chance!

He got (from us, grandparents, etc)

Gold Class movie tickets
Escape Room challenge to do with some friends
$100 to spend / save
Surf brand wallet
Gaming headphones and mouse

#3 *Marty*

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:27 PM

View PostRuf~Feral~es, on 13 March 2019 - 06:04 PM, said:

Escape Room challenge to do with some friends

Love this, thank you!  We have an E.R. pretty close to us too.

#4 barrington

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:32 PM

Bed upgrade to queen size?

#5 ~J_F~

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:34 PM

Mine wants the Death Star LEGO...

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:37 PM

My turning 14 year old wants a keyboard (the musical kind).

My just turned 12 year old wanted a Go Pro.

#7 littlepickle

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:48 PM

My nearly 14 year old DS has said that he wants 'nothing' because apparently he has everything he needs....

so he will be getting new Pj's and a gift basket full of imported food treats..

#8 decisionsdecisions

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:52 PM

Mine was desperate for his own bank account with a visa debit card attached and a bit of a healthy balance.

#9 **Xena**

Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:27 PM

I'm buying my son most of a VR headset. He's paying the rest.

#10 raspberry sherbert

Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:38 PM

View Postlittlepickle, on 13 March 2019 - 06:48 PM, said:

My nearly 14 year old DS has said that he wants 'nothing' because apparently he has everything he needs....

so he will be getting new Pj's and a gift basket full of imported food treats..

This is my almost 21 year old son. Did you make up the gift basket? I am thinking of doing something like this

#11 cstar

Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:54 PM

My ds soon to be 13 wants a speaker

And some money

#12 tothebeach

Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:04 PM

We gave our 14 year old money.   He also had about 20 friends over for a ‘party’ - we said no party this year as a party means 50 children to him.

#13 Meepy

Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:50 PM

Tickets to Harry Potter and the cursed child.

#14 SMforshort

Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

We gave our 13yr old DS a nintendo switch game with monopoly, trivial pursuit and risk.  (obviously the switch console is a pre-requisite).

We have played it a few times as a family and it has also been a hit with his friends. It can also be played solo.

Edited by SMforshort, 13 March 2019 - 09:10 PM.

#15 TinCat🐱

Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:16 PM

An experience

Tickets to an event even if that event is interstate.

It sounds expensive but compared to hosting a party it can be quite comparable.

#16 SeaPrincess

Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:36 PM

Ours wants shoes.

Last year, he didn’t seem to be putting enough undies to the wash so one of his presents was an undie subscription from https://knobbyunderwear.com.au/ $20/month and he gets a new pair every month! The younger ones can’t wait until they turn 13!

Edited by SeaPrincess, 13 March 2019 - 09:37 PM.

#17 Lees75

Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:46 PM

When DS turned 13, he asked for soccer goals.

Last year when he turned 14, he requested a spike ball set.

#18 Treasure Island

Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:50 AM


Bed upgrade to queen size?


Teens now have queen size beds and rooms to fit them in?

#19 sunshine_days

Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:57 AM

Whats he into?

My 13 year old is into hiking so  last year (he was turning 13) he got a new backpack and gear, slowly over the years hes been getting it, decent sleeping bag, tent, etc...

This year he has thrown out a few ideas, new guitar, a new bike (hes been riding DH's) and the usual clothes oh and a new bag to take camping.

But love the idea of the Escape Room... or an experience like High Ropes or something he is into? Surf Lessons, Movies tickets....

#20 marley*and*me

Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:10 AM

Mine just asks for cash or gift cards.

We did get him a king single bed and desk, as he did ask for that and I was over changing his sheets ona bunk.  But mostly it is just cash.

#21 F.E.B.E

Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:52 AM

We just bought my son (12):
- New football boots
- New 'trendy' backpack to use on weekends
- A good computer mouse
- A new ipad case

#22 2_little_boys

Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:05 PM

DS turns 12 tomorrow.

He couldn't tell us anything to get him.

Ive got him -
a couple of PS4 games
pair of track pants
2 tshirts
FNAF Pop vinyl
Gaming headphones
FNAF badges
Nerf gun manual
How to train your dragon book

Then last week he did the shopping with me and saw a music stand in Aldi so he wanted that for his trombone practice.

PS - seems a lot but I don't buy them anything except Christmas and birthdays so I splurge a bit.

#23 Octopodes

Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

DS turns 12 soon. He asked for a new iPad (the current one is 5yo and getting sluggish), so that and a couple of books is what he is getting. He never asks for anything so I am happy to splurge.

#24 *Marty*

Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:38 PM

Thanks very much everyone.  He already has a lot of the above suggestions (or variations of).  A number of things he wouldnt be interested with.

Am thinking of some of the following (not all)
escape room experience (thanks Ruf Ferral es)
PS4 manopoly or similar - didnt know it existed so thanks SMforshort
Tickets to Harry Potter and the cursed child. (thanks Meepy)
some practical clothing (thanks my 2 little boys)

#25 RuntotheRiver

Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:38 PM

I am thinking of getting DS a kindle.

Would love to hear any feedback about them, if anyone has one?!

I figure saves carrying looks around when we go away.

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