Family Christmas Gift Guide Looking for a handy gift guide for each member of the family this Christmas? Here is a selection of different items that would appeal to a range of ages and tastes, I hope you find something that catches your eye! *These items have been gifted to… Read More »Family Christmas Gift Guide
20 Christmas Gifts for Teen Girls If I thought it would be difficult buying gifts for my teenaged boy that are not only great quality but are also affordable, I didn’t know what was in store with my teen girls! Buying Christmas gifts for my teen girls that are both… Read More »20 Christmas Gifts for Teen Girls
Give a Gift that Supports a Charity Love them or hate them, there are people who are already buying Christmas gifts in October! Maybe you’re one of them? 😀 If you give a gift that supports a charity, you can help support a worthy cause this Christmas while giving a… Read More »Give a Gift that Supports a Charity
Stirring ashes for embers On mourning the loss of a child There is one word that springs to mind as I recall the year that has past : ashes. A thick choking blanket that quenched a bright spark. I haven’t written about some of my memories of this time last… Read More »Stirring ashes for embers
20 Christmas Gift Ideas for Teen Boys
I remember when my son was little and he was delighted with his Christmas gift of a construction play set filled with chunky little plastic figures and robust plastic trucks. There was a cement mixer and little traffic cones and a crane that had a working winch you could turn for lifting crates. I am sure I bought it for him because I secretly wanted to play with it.
The main thing was it didn’t cost and arm and a leg and it also came in a gigantic box which, in the eyes of a four year old, implies a gift of great value.
Now that he is a teenager with definite ideas about what’s ‘cool’ and ‘trendy’ (i.e. blatant rip-off in adult language) it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a Christmas gift I know he’ll like that won’t break the bank. It’s all about the gadgets and technology nowadays, which don’t come cheap!
Teenagers often ask for cash or a voucher but I’m still an old fashioned believer that chosing a gift for someone that they’ll like demonstrates that you were thinking of them. The problem is, I don’t always know what he likes.
So I asked him to write it down, and using that as a starting point I’ve compiled a list of ideas with some added suggestions from friends and other bloggers.
Maybe you need to buy something for a nephew or a friend but don’t know where to start? This list will give you some inspiration.
Read my girl teen gift guide here.
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