Saturday, 7 August 2010

Less than a month left and am asking for help.

destructoBoy is having a birthday in less than a month and we have absolutely no idea of what to get him.

My boy is turning nine and loves nothing better than to run around either before, during or after hitting/kicking or throwing a ball. We have sufficient Lego to build our own theme park. And there are already three dogs, a bike, seven computers, two mobile phones and a Wii inside our gates, I don't intend adding to it.




Anyone got any ideas?









Anyone?

18 comments:

  1. Money!!! Let him decide what he wants to buy. My kids love it - especially the nearly 11 year old. Gives them a sense of independance and if they don't like it in a month then it's not your fault...vbg.

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  2. A voucher for some sort of class? Art, Karate, Gym etc??? When my nephew was nine I bought him trampolining lessons.

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  3. A team jumper for his favourite sporting team? Some books? (My (yo loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Percy Jackson series) A ripstick? That's been a huge success here.

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  4. How about an experience? Riding, go karting, hamster balling, something bonkers which might hurt him or might delight him?

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  5. Absolutely no idea whatsoever. There, that was helpful of me wasn't it?

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  6. A private tour of the Washington National Cathedral - complete with stone carving lesson.

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  7. Money is always good but I have to say, a boy can never have too much Lego! Lego are doing loads of fab new characters now, which my boy is coveting.

    Dare I suggest a Nintendo DS? How about his very own camera?

    Mr Moog said Lego Mindstorms - awesome kits that make robots and stuff that you can programme to move and everything!

    Any help?

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  8. My two suggestions were going to be an experience (which someone suggested) or his own camera (which someone suggested). I don't know if that makes me a thinker with my finger on the pulse of the 9YO boy, or just unoriginal. What it doesn't make me, perhaps, is very helpful!

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  9. He probably already has them but soccer goals (portable ones?) - my younger boy is similarly obsessed by kicking balls and there are some cool goals you can get these days!

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  10. mmmm, well as i was counting on you to find something for me to give him, I'm now at a loss - twice! ;-)

    Good luck, I go for the experience thing. SOmething not to scary though - obviously!

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  11. How about a tent and sleeping bag?

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  12. I don't know if you allow gun toys but my son loved nerf ball airguns. They don't hurt when they hit you.

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  13. My boy is 9 and is latest passions are playing darts - the dart board is hung on the shed. Hours of fun. He's also been go-karting, and I think you could probably get a series of 'sessions' for your boy if he liked it? Does he support a football team? How about tickets to one of their games? :) x

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  14. i hate to be dull, but i'm going to go with the money option, as well...apart from the convenience, etc...9 is a good age to start thinking about how much different things cost, and the relative merits of getting something small you want NOW vs saving up for something big you want later, etc & so forth.

    oof but there should be a few small joke/inexpensive prezzies to open on the day, obviously! (how's that for hedging my bets unhelpfully!) :)

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  15. Ahhhh I feel your pain! Miss 9 is turning 10 at years end and I am already freaking out!

    Money, movie vouchers, DSi, footy team stuff, clothes and boy man stuff. SOmething cool for his room? Boys are strange creatures so I really don't know.

    Good luck though :S xox

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