Skip to comments.Vanity: Need gift ideas for the 15 year old boy who has everything
Posted on 12/14/2011 10:09:57 PM PST by Huntress
Can you help me? I'm wracking my brain trying to come up with a Christmas gift for my 15-year-old nephew. He's a great kid, but he doesn't lack for material things. He's into sports, martial arts, weapons, and video games. He's also an enthusiastic reader. Does anyone have any ideas for a unique gift that might appeal to him. I'm looking to spend around $50. If you've got any suggestions for books, I'm always on the lookout for those. But I typically buy him books whenever I come across something in my own reading I think he'd like.
Have him feed the homeless for a couple of hours.
I was also going to be a jerk and say a job.
My opinion is that teens appreciate gift cards. They can hang out with friends and get the chance to use them while they are at the mall or otherwise socializing.
15? I know what he wants, but it’s not legal to buy it. ;-D
If he likes video games I recommend “Skyrim” if he doesn’t have it already. It’s available on X-Box, Playstation and the PC.
Contribute $50.00 in his name to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Show him some pictures of our wounded soldiers missing limbs.
IBIS (In Before It Starts)
This is gonna be fun...
He’d probably get a nice case of the flu, great gift idea.
Get him a nice, blank, hardbound book. Inscribe it with words to the effect of ‘This is your future, yours to create, yours to document, yours to decide how to live. You may need additional volumes. Create for yourself a life such that you would be proud to have people read it in your old age, and document it here.’
It is a challenge, provokes thought, and will provide for him a place to record himself for himself as he grows and learns...
Either of Rush’s books are good.
Also, “Starving the Monkeys” by Tom Baugh is a good book.
Get him a used Ruger 10/22 and a Hunter’s Safety course.
I want him to come visit me in the nursing home when I’m old and decrepit, so I’m looking for something that he’d actually like.
That was great
When my sons were this age I got them a hip-type tool box and put a good tool in it (like a hammer).
Then every Christmas after that they got another good tool (screwdriver, crescent wrench, etc.)
Every man needs a good set of tools.
"Why was this something that you thought we would care about or should know?" : )
William Bennett’s book....Being a Man (I think that’s the title)
A girlfriend! ;0
Double up the $50 and get him an intro flight at your local general aviation airport.
It will allow him to see the world as it really is, from a few thousand feet above ground. Once he personally experiences the ability to control an airplane in all three dimensions, he will never be the same.
There’s nothing like a dose of physical reality to shape one’s perspective...
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