December 11, 2007

Boopie gets socks and underwear.

Iíve been trying to help Ktreva Christmas shop for Boopie. Trying to find a Christmas gift for a teenage boy that only wants large ticket items for Christmas is difficult You know, an Xbox 360, A Playstation 3, A Wii, and the entire Rock Band kit. The boy isnít very forth coming with ideas. Other than the ones listed or games for those systems. Well I can pretty much tell you he isnít getting any of them. I canít justify spending that kind of money on a video game system. Especially since he has an unhealthy preoccupation with them already. Heck he isnít even allowed to play video games right now until he gets his grades up.

So do any of you have any ideas?

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at December 11, 2007 07:08 PM | TrackBack

Ok maybe a real guitar or bass and lessons?

Posted by: Bruce at December 11, 2007 08:37 PM

When I was of such an age, I wanted explosives and firearms. My parents were smarter than this, of course, and bought me books and clothing. This prevented me from being incarcerated at an early age. I STILL made the explosives.

Posted by: og at December 11, 2007 08:38 PM

cd's. ALWAYS a hit.....or even at that age, I started giving Best Buy gift certs so they can buy the music they like. I hate giving gift cards, but kids LOVE getting them.....

Also - my boys really liked, believe it or not, getting "cool" tee shirts. Better than underwear and socks, but still somewhat practical.

Not much help I know....sorry. Oh, and good luck!

Posted by: tammi at December 12, 2007 07:27 AM

Howzabout a DITY Napalm Kit so he can scare the neighbors like dad?

Of course allowing you might not get that shipped to you perhaps a simple computer for about $300 might be a better option, thusly you can encourage his school work?

Posted by: BloodSpite at December 12, 2007 01:12 PM

I like Bruce's idea if it's in the budget. It's something concrete that he would have to think about and work on to make it play.

If not, I suggest The Dangerous Book for Boys and some CD's so he can listen to them while reading up on doing real stuff rather than sitting around thinking up trouble to cause. Heh.

Posted by: Teresa at December 12, 2007 08:40 PM

how about some organizational items to clean his room with?

Seriously, if he's grounded etc. he should get shit Christmas presents too.

Unless you want to give him cool stuff and then take it away until he earns the privilege of using it...

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 12, 2007 11:31 PM

A Hooker?

Posted by: Quality Weenie at December 13, 2007 08:37 AM

Rockets. They have them in the hobby shops... you just find a field and light the suckers off and they come back to Earth. Very cool. Well... to some boys it is. You can buy them in kits ready to launch or buy them in kits where you have to really prep the rocket, paint etc.

Posted by: Bou at December 14, 2007 08:41 PM