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Gift Idea for 17 year old boy


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Initial post: May 3, 2010 7:49:55 PM PDT
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L. Davis says:
My youngest brother is turning 17 soon and I want to get him something he would really use. I was thinking an ipod maybe? But I am at a total loss here. He's a pretty bad year and wanted to cheer him up with something. Any ideas?

Posted on May 4, 2010 1:13:56 AM PDT
Genviette says:
Certainly can't go wrong with an Ipod; he would probably love it.

Without any information about your family or what you mean by a bad year, I am going to suggest an adventure activity that may be out of the ordinary for him such as ballooning, indoor skydiving, paintball, etc. Something like that which he wouldn't normally do can create a wonderful lasting memory (assuming he has a good time!). It's the uniqueness of the event that makes it meaningful.

I am providing this link as a reference for ideas only, since I don't know where you live:
http://www.sandiegobizmart.com/in_san_diego/sport_adventure_san_diego/sports_adventures_san_diego.htm

Thinking along the lines of making him feel a bit more grown up, how about tickets to a live stage show of some kind- a play, magic or comedy show that might interest him.

If those ideas don't float your boat, try dinner at a special restaurant that serves food he really loves - but spring for a limo. That would cheer me up.

Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2010 9:44:52 AM PDT
L. Davis says:
I knew I should write a little something about him lol but wow I just got the greatest idea. Thanks so much, I'm thinking of UFC or a boxing match tickets, he's really into that kinda stuff. Thank you thank you thank you!

Lisa :)

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Posted on May 4, 2010 9:25:35 PM PDT
Genviette says:
I had to look up UFC because I didn't know what it was! Excellent. Something like that where he can live and breath the event in person instead of the TV. It will be a much different experience and sure to make him smile.

For some reason this chat made me think of those giant truck rallies. Looks pretty wild! Regarding the adventure stuff, there are several outdoor adventure activities I have done only once. That was enough to satisfy me, and I just feed off the memories.

Glad I could spark an idea for you. Happy birthday, brother.

Posted on May 9, 2010 9:01:10 AM PDT
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Posted on May 9, 2010 1:35:49 PM PDT
Lenishka says:
My youngest brother when he was 16-17 asked for gas money or money in general to take his GF out to the movies or smth to eat. So,we would give him gas giftcards or movie theater gift cards.

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Posted on May 21, 2010 10:42:52 AM PDT
C. Baker says:
I would definitely get him a gadget or some sort. An iPod would be great if he doesn't have one and he has a computer he can use to add music to his iPod. If he likes outdoor things than maybe I would consider something like kayaking or paintball. It just depends on his interests, but regardless, teenagers love any sort of new gadgets.

Posted on May 23, 2010 3:13:28 AM PDT
Klisk says:
Get him an Xbox 360. If he has one, get him a PS3 instead. If he has both, but doesn't have an HDTV, get him an HDTV.

Then, if he has all of the above, mosey on down to your local headshop and buy him a nice glass bong so he has something to do between matches of Halo!

Posted on May 25, 2010 10:37:54 AM PDT
$$$$$$$ or a gas card(wal mart gift card). Or help him get his own credit card...

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2010 3:59:10 PM PDT
does he play video games? If so a point card. At that age one of my boys collected gundums and swords, gundums are more affordable of the two.

Posted on May 27, 2010 6:32:05 PM PDT
J. Corona says:
Depending on where you live and how much you can spend I would say a bicycle. Not just any walmart bike get him a Fixed gear bike. They are all the rage right now and will keep him busy for more then just one day like a baseball game or a ufc fight. At the same time he'll get to go outside unlike a x-box. I ride and I can say in my opinion that nothing is more liberating then riding your bike. happy birthday to your kid.

Posted on May 27, 2010 7:47:21 PM PDT
L. Davis says:
Well I keep getting this question so i guess ill answer it.

He lives in Florida, is an ex-gamer (took up most of his time till he quit cold turkey, im proud of him for that) so an xbox or a ps would kinda hinder more than help, he already has TWO bikes lol don't ask. He's not really into baseball or bball but he does wrestle in high school. And again, no im not giving him porn or a bong, c'mon guys really? those suggestions are not amusing anymore, constructive criticism for here on lol I think the ufc tickets are a go, now im just looking at dates and stuff and hell i might get him an ipod too lol

Posted on Jun 3, 2010 5:22:16 AM PDT
Mr &Ms.H says:
An IPOD touch is always good with ITunes gift cards to go along with it. If you have the money to splurge why not get him and a friend tickets to a roller coaster park (i.e. Six Flags, Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion,etc). Also, you can never go wrong with a VISA gift card or just plain cash.

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