So, my oldest is turning 14 in two weeks. The ONLY thing he asked for was a laptop, which we told him he's not getting - he only wants it for gaming, and he already has a Kindle Fire, Netbook and access to our desktop and one of our laptops...not to mention a TV w/Roku which has some games on it as well. He also has handhelds (DS, an old Gameboy) and we as a family have Wii, PS2 and XBox...so a laptop for gaming??? Not gonna happen.
So, I've been asking and asking for ideas of what he wants & he gave me ONE item - a PC game.
So, I went ahead and got what *I* thought he'd like - but now I'm second guessing myself on if these will be decent enough gifts. I welcome your thoughts & feedback!
I went with two "themes"
- Update your teen room
- Extend the value of your Kindle Fire
For the room which is black/silver/dark red:
- New bedspread (his is worn and holy due to the dog's claws)
- New, hip red desk lamp
- New lounge chair for watching TV, hanging out, whatever.
For the Kindle Fire
- A red/black alarm clock & Kindle docking station with speakers
- An anti-glare screen protector (he complains when he can't see it in the sun)
- The Kane Chronicles (set of 3 books delivered to his Kindle)
Plus, I got him the one PC game he asked for.
How does this sound for a 14 year old boy? I know his extended family is getting him gift cards, and as the parent I prefer to get him ACTUAL gifts.
Though, I did consider adding cash - packaged up in some fun/unique way - in addition to the rest.
What do you think?