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Initial post: Dec 7, 2012 6:07:05 PM PST
Eugene says:
12 year old grandson who has to many video and computer games?

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:11:38 PM PST
K. Burton says:
Legos or a board game (if there is someone who will play with him.)

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:12:29 PM PST
Tilla R. Ham says:
LEGOS!!! an experience...like paintballing or laser tag gift certificates.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:16:31 PM PST
Jack's Dad says:
Who says he has too many video games? and computer games? You or him? Buy him a video game that he wants and does not have.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:18:03 PM PST
Fuzzy says:
A book.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:48:44 PM PST
J. Driver says:
Leviathan
This book is a good read for any age. Steam punk novel set during world war 1

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:49:14 PM PST
Anne says:
Pogo stick

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:52:37 PM PST
It depends on what he likes. Video games and sports are easy picks for that age. If you don't want to go the video game route, try something related to sports or something active like a baseball glove (if he plays baseball), bike (my favorite at that age), skateboard or roller blades. Legos is for 6-11 yr olds. At 11 and 12, boys get competitive which is why they are drawn to video games.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:52:52 PM PST
Tilla R. Ham says:
redo his room...12 is the perfect age, they start outgrowing their boyish decor and want something more grown up!

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:08:29 PM PST
Gift cards to movies.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:21:15 PM PST
GamblingJim says:
Get him some boxing lessons or martial arts training.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:21:37 PM PST
L. Carl says:
Time with you

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:29:15 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:29:17 PM PST
momof4 says:
Experiences--I always think Groupons, because you can get discounts for things like segway tours or ziplining--you could go with to make it even more special.
Gift cards to places like Gamestop or Gamefly.
My kids hate LEGOs, fwiw.
Is he into science? Get a couple of great science kit ideas, buy the stuff to go in them along with directions. Or a subscription to Aurora Lipper science site, which is a bit pricey, but we love it here. (We're homeschoolers and love unique science projects! Lots of robot building, laser stuff, etc. She's awesome!)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:35:22 PM PST
Eugene says:
Love it

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:37:03 PM PST
Eugene says:
I do not love he plays video and computer games 5 hours out of the day. I am looking for something like a hobby him and I could do... I am fine with the games just not the fact he is addicted to them. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:38:24 PM PST
Eugene says:
Just re did his room last Christmas!!! But great idea.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:49:10 PM PST
shopaholic says:
a kindle with books he will read. my grandson is 12 i have gotten him for the holidays a bathrobe and slippers with the texas team on them, a kareoke that goes on the tv he likes to sing. a few books and a magazine subscription.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:55:38 PM PST
nicole wood says:
a gift card to somewhere like game stop to continue on with his addiction; or to get him out of the house take him to a live sports event , maybe go camping, or buy a skateboard or bike

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:58:50 PM PST
Eugene says:
Thanks for your reply, I hope he gets the idea after yours and my post.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:59:40 PM PST
chari says:
Perhaps you could get more helpful suggestions if you gave us some idea of what he currently enjoys? Even the kind of video game he likes may be helpful.

Does he like to learn? Then perhaps something like Snap Circuits (for around his age and teaches about electricity and circuits) or K'nex (some of these allow a lot of creativity and can be motorized). These are things that you could likely do together.

If you think he'd enjoy making you uncomfortable perhaps try "Totally Gross the Game" which is a science board game for ages 8 and up and comes with its own slime (need I say more?). It would be something you could play with him and he may enjoy.

If he is more into shooter games (Call of Duty, etc), and you are in an area where it would be feasible, perhaps you could look into getting him into Paintball. There may be fields around locally where he could play (perhaps with friends, or even with you if you are up to it). Perhaps look into getting him a gift certificate and help get him off the couch.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 8:00:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 8:01:59 PM PST
Brandon says:
@S. Miller For a gift? I guess if you want him to hate you, you send him to school to read..

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 8:01:09 PM PST
Eugene says:
Thanks for all of the ideas minus Parker's ignorant comment, I am now know the direction I need to go... Gift Card, magazine subscriptions, books and sporting events
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