Family Christmas Gift Guide

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

20 Christmas Gifts for Teen Girls

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

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

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

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20 Christmas Gift ideas for Teen Boys

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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