Teenager Needs Gift That Isn't Boring
October 27, 2010 6:15 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for cool gift ideas for a teenage boy. What can I get him that isn't lame?
posted by Despondent_Monkey to shopping (32 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My younger cousin recently recovered from an extremely serious illness, and my sister and I would like to get him an awesome gift. He's 16 years old and a typical teenager - he likes a wide variety of music, electronics, sports, and so forth. We have about $500 combined available to spend on his gift, and we'd like to get him something that doesn't suck. The gift should probably be geared towards the entertainment / fun end of the spectrum rather than being a more practical thing.
I've browsed some of the gift threads here on the green, and I don't think many of the commonly suggested gifts for adult men (watches, tools, high-end bags, etc.) would really hold his interest, even if they're super nice. In fact, he'd probably think that they were mind-numbingly boring, although he would never tell us that out of politeness. I'm not really sure what unique, fun present we could get him. He already has an Xbox 360 / PS3, so that avenue's out. We offered him cash, but he enjoys getting gifts and the element of surprise involved.
What should we take a look at? And is there anywhere we can look for inspiration? Thanks!