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buying xmas pressies girls v boys - rant

loupomm Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Why oh why is it so hard buying for boys compared with girls! :x

Is this just me?

I have 2 boys age 12 and 10 and a girl age 7, my daughter i find it extremely easy to buy for, in fact im almost done with her presents but the boys, well im at a loss what to get my 12 year old :? I have a few ideas for my 10 year old but its still bewildering!

He says he's too old for toys, (hes 13 on the 3oth dec) and wants money :roll: however i have to get him a few bits, how awful him not having any pressies to open xmas day, but what?

Girly stuff everywhere, could buy over and over, same with clothes!

Primark on monday, a huge area of girls clothes with jus a small section for boys, ggrrrrrr

oh not to metion NO boys footwear at all, despite a huge load for girls!!

So what to get a young male teenager?!!

:thinking:
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Skate board
radio controlled helicopter (the mini ones, v fun)
BMX
Guitar
etc etc
#2
Video games?
banned#3
Gadget? mp3 player etc?
Boys love gadgets :)
#4
Alfonse
Skate board
radio controlled helicopter (the mini ones, v fun)
BMX
Guitar
etc etc



ive actually thought of the helicopter, but i have no idea what to look for, he has a bike and i have got a guitar for my 10 year old

thought of drums, very briefly :giggle:

will def look into the helicopta :thumbsup:
#5
Arsenal Fan
Video games?



i always get them a couple between them as they all share the ps2 :)

soupy, he has an ipod :), gadgets are a good idea, i'll have a look around :-D

thanks for the suggestions guys, keep em coming
#6
i know what you mean about primark i always get my neices (7,5 & 1) and nephews (3,1) clothes and its always so much easier to get the girls clothes and shoes then it is the boys, and i never realised till you mention but no primark dont do boys shoes how weird is that???
banned#7
Helicopter does sound fun, chox away :)

Lots of them here:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=helicopter&source=15&SD=Y

I've seen this one in the shop (quite big) but not tried it :(
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221372&criteria=helicopter&doy=16m10
#8
A lot of it depends on the ages too - younger children are really easy to buy for but when they reach double figures it starts getting harder
#9
soupy
Helicopter does sound fun, chox away :)

Lots of them here:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=helicopter&source=15&SD=Y

I've seen this one in the shop (quite big) but not tried it :(
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221372&criteria=helicopter&doy=16m10



thanks for those, they look great, trouble is my 10 year old will get jealous, ohhh i cant win :giggle:
#10
loupomm
thanks for those, they look great, trouble is my 10 year old will get jealous, ohhh i cant win :giggle:

You can win! Get them a joint present....HERE :santa:
#11
birdyboyuk
You can win! Get them a joint present....HERE :santa:



hey they look cool, thank you :thumbsup:
#12
a ps3. but if thats too much a psp? a gadget of some sort.
#13
birdyboyuk
You can win! Get them a joint present....HERE :santa:


thats a nice toy. is that 2 of them for 50 pounds?
#14
i want one!!! they look great fun!

anyone listening?!!

[SIZE="1"]its my birthday next week :whistling: [/SIZE]
#15
Hi Lou,

PLEASE dont buy clothes (unless there is something he really wants!!) Nothing boys hate more!

Gadgets always welcome (mp3,psp etc.). Radio controlled helicopter/plane/ufo/hovercraft might be good. Seen a few thing like that previously in threads on HUKD

Or..What about a Karting voucher?
#16
Rockhound
Hi Lou,

PLEASE dont buy clothes (unless there is something he really wants!!) Nothing boys hate more!

Gadgets always welcome (mp3,psp etc.). Radio controlled helicopter/plane/ufo/hovercraft might be good. Seen a few thing like that previously in threads on HUKD

Or..What about a Karting voucher?


thanks rock, i agree about clothes lol, i used to hate it myself, my mum bought me a new coat for xmas when i was 14, it was hideous lol, i had to be grateful :giggle:

think i will go with a helicopter, they look fun lol
#17
loupomm
thanks rock, i agree about clothes lol, i used to hate it myself, my mum bought me a new coat for xmas when i was 14, it was hideous lol, i had to be grateful :giggle:

think i will go with a helicopter, they look fun lol

Yeah...wish I could get the missus to get me one!!.:thumbsup:
#18
Rockhound
Yeah...wish I could get the missus to get me one!!.:thumbsup:



write to santa and be a good boy :whistling:
#19
loupomm
write to santa and be a good boy :whistling:

I have been trying to be good.....I really, really, reallllly have!!:giggle:
banned#20
oh i used to so enjoy buying for my daughter when she was little, all the beautful pretties, barbies, etc, etc, when little man came along it was just plain old boring looking stuff, he had a drum kit that he broke after about a month, a tool bench he never plays with, etc, etc :-(
banned#21
lou lou, its definitely you, its east buying for boys....its cos your a girl and dont understand these things. Give them both an Argos catalogue for half and hour and see what they say 'I want that' too
banned#22
loupomm
i want one!!! they look great fun!

anyone listening?!!

[SIZE="1"]its my birthday next week :whistling: [/SIZE]


Well, I've managed to convince myself I need of of those little helicopters :)

Hey I said "need" not "want" :giggle:
#23
birdyboyuk
You can win! Get them a joint present....HERE :santa:


they look fab id love those! LOL

I have the opposite problem. I find buying my sons xmas stuff well easy. Hense why ive finished and already started wrapping!
I find my daughter really difficult.Maybe because shes older >? Dont know.
But thank fully ive finished.
Just my otherhalf is left to get:thinking: Dont know what to get him! open to suggestions! LOL

:-D
#24
You know what i may get my other half one of those helicopters , but i was thinking of a wii ? helicopter wins! saves me moneyyyyyyyy lol
#25
this is sort of an idea, but when my eldest reached this age, just got a few bits, eg, clothes, but not to over the top, and then what we did was wrap 50p, £1.00 coins or whatever you want in all different size boxes, even toilet rolls.

and i can tell you he loved that as he felt he had just as many pressies to open as younger ones, so not left out. and was fun. :)

hope you can work out out what i am trying to say ! :)
#26
Got 1 of each,its def hard buying for boys than girls,there always more choice for girls,I also find it easier to buy clothes for her.I no idea what to get him for Xmas this yr,girls way easier.
#27
only got a boy..guess I need a girl to compare :lol:
#28
yes , must say i could keep on buying for my girls, but find boys very difficult and also boaring! :p
#29
jennybubbles
only got a boy..guess I need a girl to compare :lol:


i have one you can borrow! :giggle:
#30
sofiamary
this is sort of an idea, but when my eldest reached this age, just got a few bits, eg, clothes, but not to over the top, and then what we did was wrap 50p, £1.00 coins or whatever you want in all different size boxes, even toilet rolls.

and i can tell you he loved that as he felt he had just as many pressies to open as younger ones, so not left out. and was fun. :)

hope you can work out out what i am trying to say ! :)


thats a good idea :-D

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