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Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:13 PM
Being the procrastinator I am, I'm meeting my family for my nephew's 10 yr old birthday.... Any ideas for a present? I don't have kids and I'm not a boy...so I'm at a loss.

He loves sports
love all "winning" teams
plays a lot of video games
loves music and just got an i pod


Ho hum...... s

HonestChieffan
09-13-2007, 04:15 PM
Buy him a book.....

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:16 PM
What game system does he play?

And my 11 year old son suggests this...

http://www.toysrus.com/sm-eyeclops-handheld-bionic-eye--pi-2671843.html

Baby Lee
09-13-2007, 04:18 PM
10 years old, good age range for a killer erector set or starting in on models.
Time to start discerning if he's a budding engineer or artist.

Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:18 PM
Buy him a book.....

ah, the grandparents got him a gift card for that....

And he has an XBOX 360

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:20 PM
And he has an XBOX 360You could pick up Kameo for $20-30. It's just right for his age.

HonestChieffan
09-13-2007, 04:20 PM
Gift card he will blow on music. Go get him a really good book on Civil War History or Aviation...something that will cause him to think.

cdcox
09-13-2007, 04:20 PM
Buy him credits at a music download site.

Jenson71
09-13-2007, 04:21 PM
How about a real junior football? Usually around this age, a kid might have some nerf footballs, usually foam ones, but now we're starting to get into...almost the real thing. They're about $25.

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:22 PM
Geez... Honestchieffan must be a blast on Halloween.

Pencils and toothbrushes for everybody! :p

kepp
09-13-2007, 04:24 PM
Geez... Honestchieffan must be a blast on Halloween.

Pencils and toothbrushes for everybody! :p
LMAO

Planetman
09-13-2007, 04:24 PM
10 years old, good age range for a killer erector set or starting in on models.
Time to start discerning if he's a budding engineer or artist.
Good call. :thumb:

As an added bonus, if he makes a few models and then sets them aside to collect dust in a few months, they can be used for cannon fodder on the 4th of July.
http://www.therogueforums.com/images/smilies/kaboom.gif

Psyko Tek
09-13-2007, 04:25 PM
get him a hooker and a six pack of pabst

Pestilence
09-13-2007, 04:31 PM
Buy him a Colts hat and a Patriots t-shirt.

Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:32 PM
You could pick up Kameo for $20-30. It's just right for his age.

what is a Kameo???

I like the music downloading idea...you can get those at Best Buy, right??? just seems a little impersonal...but honestly? I want to at least get him something he'll use.

Adept Havelock
09-13-2007, 04:34 PM
get him a hooker and a six pack of pabst


Then there is nothing to get him when he becomes a teenager. :shrug:

I'd go with a Football or Erector set. And a book.

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:34 PM
what is a Kameo???

I like the music downloading idea...you can get those at Best Buy, right??? just seems a little impersonal...but honestly? I want to at least get him something he'll use.It's a kids XBOX 360 game.

My boys like it. Amazon has it for $19.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-805529974975-Kameo-Elements-Power/dp/B000B6ML0A/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-2997360-9392841?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1189719251&sr=8-1

Pestilence
09-13-2007, 04:35 PM
Madden 2008 for XBox 360

HonestChieffan
09-13-2007, 04:36 PM
Maybe a book about sports....

Thig Lyfe
09-13-2007, 04:36 PM
love all "winning" teams


Bandwagon-jumping asshole.

Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:37 PM
Madden 2008 for XBox 360

he's got that one already!! he's so spoiled, that's the other issue with this!!!

and HonestCHieffan...i love your integrity....but my parents are both teachers and have gotten him tons of books before!!!!

StcChief
09-13-2007, 04:37 PM
Get a book. Reading is fundamental.

You'll likely be the only one.

Sure-Oz
09-13-2007, 04:38 PM
Buy him a ps3

Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:38 PM
Bandwagon-jumping asshole.


LMAO It's true.... he's obviously not MY spawn.

Frazod
09-13-2007, 04:39 PM
Think back to when you were a kid. Was there anything you liked better than money? Can't go wrong with cash.

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:39 PM
and HonestCHieffan...i love your integrity....but my parents are both teachers and have gotten him tons of books before!!!!

Get a book. Reading is fundamental.

You'll likely be the only one.LMAO Indeed.

chasedude
09-13-2007, 04:43 PM
Think back to when you were a kid. Was there anything you liked better than money? Can't go wrong with cash.

CASH!!! Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding... we have a winner!

Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:45 PM
you don't think that's too impersonal?

evolve27
09-13-2007, 04:45 PM
I'd buy him a marshmallow gun.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00077FCT0/ref=nosim/?tag=dealtime-toys-20&creative=380333&creativeASIN=B00077FCT0&linkCode=asn

Jenson71
09-13-2007, 04:46 PM
you don't think that's too impersonal?

Kids don't care.

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:46 PM
you don't think that's too impersonal?I don't.

Kids love to have a little money in their pocket. Then when the parents take them to pick something out, it's a big event.

phobia's skidmark
09-13-2007, 04:46 PM
How bout a box of rubbers? Maybe some KY? Thats personal enough.

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:51 PM
A cabbage patch doll?

HonestChieffan
09-13-2007, 04:53 PM
Buy him a cookbook.

kepp
09-13-2007, 04:53 PM
http://www.gagworks.com/images/p/116420a.jpg

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 04:54 PM
http://www.gagworks.com/images/p/116420a.jpgLMAO

Now there's an item any kid would love.

Parents, not so much.

Baby Lee
09-13-2007, 04:56 PM
Think back to when you were a kid. Was there anything you liked better than money? Can't go wrong with cash.
With a mom who said "that'll look good in your savings account." Hell yeah there were better things.

Honestly, the things I remember most fondly from that age range were, erector set, Chronicles of Narnia box set, Husker Du board game [basically the 'memory' game, where you match two covered items out of 50 or so], and soccer ball.

Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:57 PM
That's a kick ass idea!!!! And that works well for us because he and I are always laughing and joking around.... Where would I get one of those??

luv
09-13-2007, 04:58 PM
My niece is turning 11 next week. Dad got her the MP3 player that was on her list. I got her sketch pads, markers, paints, colored pencils, oil pastels, and a bunch of stuff like that. Just thinking that art supplies is a good generic gift that could be fun, if they like to draw and stuff.

Jilly
09-13-2007, 04:59 PM
yeah...he's not a drawer, etc. The only artistic thing he does is sing.... but he's even embarassed about that unless he's singing "Crank That" or something...

kepp
09-13-2007, 05:13 PM
That's a kick ass idea!!!! And that works well for us because he and I are always laughing and joking around.... Where would I get one of those??
The fart machine?

Google (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=fart+machine&btnG=Google+Search)

trndobrd
09-13-2007, 05:17 PM
Get him this book. Can't go wrong. Stone cold lock.
The Dangerous Book for Boys

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http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061243585/The_Dangerous_Book_for_Boys/index.aspx




The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.

In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart funóbuilding go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.

The completely revised American Edition includes:

The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know
Stickball
Slingshots
Fossils
Building a Treehouse
Making a Bow and Arrow
Fishing (revised with US Fish)
Timers and Tripwires
Baseball's "Most Valuable Players"
Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg
Spies-Codes and Ciphers
Making a Go-Cart
Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary
Girls
Cloud Formations
The States of the U.S.
Mountains of the U.S.
Navigation
The Declaration of Independence
Skimming Stones
Making a Periscope
The Ten Commandments
Common US Trees
Timeline of American History

KcMizzou
09-13-2007, 05:22 PM
Get him this book. Can't go wrong. Stone cold lock.
The Dangerous Book for Boys

.That looks really cool.

I'll have to pick up a copy for my boys.

AZORChiefFan
09-13-2007, 06:00 PM
I hear there are some great toys outta China these days.

Lawn Jarts?

Seriously:

http://www.growafrog.com/gaf.html

The Discovery Store has some neat 'toys'.

http://shopping.discovery.com/category-1_TOYSGAMES.html?topnav=toysgames

Calcountry
09-13-2007, 07:00 PM
Being the procrastinator I am, I'm meeting my family for my nephew's 10 yr old birthday.... Any ideas for a present? I don't have kids and I'm not a boy...so I'm at a loss.

He loves sports
love all "winning" teams
plays a lot of video games
loves music and just got an i pod


Ho hum...... sSimple, A Colts Jersey, a Yankee cap, and a Jeff Gordon T shirt

Frazod
09-13-2007, 07:08 PM
With a mom who said "that'll look good in your savings account." Hell yeah there were better things.

Honestly, the things I remember most fondly from that age range were, erector set, Chronicles of Narnia box set, Husker Du board game [basically the 'memory' game, where you match two covered items out of 50 or so], and soccer ball.

Ouch. That's like getting underwear for Christmas. :grr:

I would think such well meaning and fiscally responsible but nonetheless evile mothers could be thwarted by a Best Buy gift card. :thumb:

Frazod
09-13-2007, 07:09 PM
Simple, A Colts Jersey, a Yankee cap, and a Jeff Gordon T shirt

Yeah, and while you're at it, paint a friggin bullseye on him.... :bang:

Baby Lee
09-13-2007, 07:11 PM
Ouch. That's like getting underwear for Christmas. :grr:

I would think such well meaning and fiscally responsible but nonetheless evile mothers could be thwarted by a Best Buy gift card. :thumb:
This is the same mom who threw out the TV when I started grade school, and who, when I was a fiesty kid and they wanted to put me on Ritalin, fixed me organic PB and homemade 1/4 sugar J sammiches on homemade whole wheat bread, along with carrots, celery and a banana every day for school, instead.
Taskmaster, but I love her to death.

Frazod
09-13-2007, 07:13 PM
This is the same mom who threw out the TV when I started grade school, and who, when I was a fiesty kid and they wanted to put me on Ritalin, fixed me organic PB and homemade 1/4 sugar J sammiches on homemade whole wheat bread, along with carrots, celery and a banana every day for school, instead.
Taskmaster, but I love her to death.

Threw out the TV?!?!?! :eek:

blueballs
09-13-2007, 07:19 PM
fireworks

Skip Towne
09-13-2007, 07:27 PM
My nephew recently graduated from HS and I had no idea what to get an 18 year old kid. So I asked his dad (my brother). He said "He is partial to cash". Unimaginative I know but much better than getting him something he won't want.

JBucc
09-13-2007, 07:27 PM
I hear there are some great toys outta China these days.

Lawn Jarts?

Seriously:

http://www.growafrog.com/gaf.html

The Discovery Store has some neat 'toys'.

http://shopping.discovery.com/category-1_TOYSGAMES.html?topnav=toysgamesThat RC dragonfly is awesome.

Calcountry
09-13-2007, 07:41 PM
Yeah, and while you're at it, paint a friggin bullseye on him.... :bang:Well, it would clearly identify him for the kind of sportsfan that he is ;)

Jilly
09-13-2007, 09:00 PM
I got him an itunes card BECAUSE... I went to Spencer Gifts, had a fart machine, a bunch of other little things to go with it like gum that tastes like shite, etc etc.... it was a bad ass little gift bag I was putting together...went to the counter...realized the husband had the debit card and I had to write a check. They Don't take checks..... GRRRRRrrrrrr...

but he liked it and it's fine, he just would have liked the other stuff WAY better...

Thanks all of you for the suggestions!!!!! I really really appreciated it!!!

Simply Red
09-13-2007, 09:05 PM
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greg63
09-13-2007, 09:05 PM
Game Boy