Questions about getting little bro's 18th bday pressie
August 13, 2013 1:46 AM Subscribe
My brother's turning 18 on Aug 30. Any thoughts on what to get, appreciated.
posted by glache to Shopping (13 answers total)
So, I was thinking either a phone charging wallet or shares (he doesn't have his driver's licence yet so I can't get anything for a car, and his preferred uni would require moving out which we won't know for another 6 months (and it's a tough one to get into), so I can't get him anything for "surviving outside the nest").
That was before I asked him what he wanted (I have to admit I was secretly hoping he would be like "whatever you want"). He said, in no uncertain terms, a tablet. I asked him why, and he said his current laptop is so big and heavy. I'm concerned that a) it's just gonna be another gadget, and b) shit would absolutely hit the fan (for both of us) if my parents found out I bought him something that they can't see the rationale of (I personally can't either, I think a laptop and smartphone is just fine). Plus I thought of the wallet and the shares because they're both things that he can use for a long time.
However, like I said, he clearly specified he wanted a tablet. Should I just keep my mouth shut and get him one anyway?