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What to buy a 12yo and 16yo?


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#1 nickysmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 12, 2007 - 5:40 am

My nephews are 12 and 16 and I was going to buy them a MP3 player and then a visa gift card but when we were looking at ads there mom kept saying stuff like That dsn't have enough memory or it wasn't the right brand. Anyway it made me mad so I decided to just buy what I wanted to give them and if they are ungrateful brats this will be the last year I will buy for them I will let my dh buy next time since their mom is his sister. Anyway does anyone have any ideas for this age group? They have a PS2 but I am not sure what games they already have.

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Posted Dec 12, 2007 - 5:46 am

why not just do the visa gift card and a wallet and call them done.

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Posted Dec 12, 2007 - 5:57 am

Thats what I would do. Buy each a new wallet w/ a GC. They are at the age where they want to pick stuff out on their own. My son is 13 and my mom got him a $50 GC to Gamestop and $100 cash. hes also getting $100 cash from my grandparents and a $25 GC to Walmart from my Mother-in-law. Thats what he asked for... GCs and cash. haha

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Posted Dec 12, 2007 - 6:09 am

I have to agree with the others on this. Cash or GCs are probably the best to get boys at that age. My oldest DS is 12, and he's getting to be sooo hard to buy for, that its frustrating. And its hard to be honest with family that want to buy for him, cuz everyone is on a tight budget these days, so I cant really expect them to get him what he REALLY wants, he's got expensive taste. So when I try and help them out with things to buy him, it comes off a little harsh. Not that I'm that way, its just he's difficult to buy for. So just take what she said with a grain of salt, I think she was just trying to save the boys acting disappointed when they opened the gifts in front of you and having bad feelings all around. :)

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Posted Dec 12, 2007 - 6:38 am

If you really must buy mp3 players for teens (or soon to be teens) there are 2 choices. The best one is the ipod obviously. That is what everyone has and it is cool, especially the new ipod touch. Short of that the other choice is the Zune. Just be sure not to get the brown one. They are not as beloved as the ipod, but the bigger screen (bigger than the non-touch ipods) and the wifi music sharing make up for it somewhat. You can find the Zunes pretty cheap if you look around - unfortunately you missed the woot.com sale. I got these for my kids (15 and 11) and they love them. Good Luck! W

#6 Adamtanderson  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 12, 2007 - 6:48 am

If you really must buy mp3 players for teens (or soon to be teens) there are 2 choices. The best one is the ipod obviously. That is what everyone has and it is cool, especially the new ipod touch. Short of that the other choice is the Zune. Just be sure not to get the brown one. They are not as beloved as the ipod, but the bigger screen (bigger than the non-touch ipods) and the wifi music sharing make up for it somewhat. You can find the Zunes pretty cheap if you look around - unfortunately you missed the woot.com sale. I got these for my kids (15 and 11) and they love them.

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Why not get the brown one? Any reason other that it is brown?

#7 shopping mom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 12, 2007 - 7:13 am

One of my DSs is 16 My mom got him a digital camera,(which is osmething he really wanted) and she is doing a wallet with GC to places he eats at when he travels with the school basketball team and a gas card

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Posted Dec 18, 2007 - 4:42 pm

i dont know how u feel about this, but i would get a 16 yr old boy the national treasure dvd and a ticket to see national treasure 2 when it comes out on during the holidays. my co-worker told me she was doing that for her son and i thought it was such a cute idea actually.

#9 Scanner420  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 18, 2007 - 10:45 pm

Gotta go with the majority and say a Wallet and a GC. Since you know about the PS2....make it a Gamestop GC and call it a day.

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Posted Dec 19, 2007 - 8:18 am

Depending on how much you were gonna put on the visa gift card you could get a wallet and fill it with gift cards to a bunch of places... like one game stop, one walmart, one visa, etc.




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