My older son is going to be thirteen in less than a month. Thirteen! I don’t know how this happened or where the past thirteen years went, but here it is. The teenage years are staring me in the face.
The past few years have been very hard in terms of gift-giving and with his birthday also being in December, I have to come up with that many more ideas in a short amount of time. This is no easy task when your child is a little too old for toys but not quite old enough for adult gifts. Other than video game systems, computers, cell phones and other high ticket items, I have found a few great ideas for him that I thought I would share with others who may be having the same difficulty that I am.
Tickets to a sporting event or concert
Lessons (we gave my son archery lessons and a bow)
MAD books or magazine subscription (or any magazine subscription of interest)
Airplane Design Studio (13+)
Electronics Lab (10-14)
LEGO Space Shuttle (14+)
Model Rocket (14+)
Soldering Project Kit (13+)
Snap Circuits (8-15)
A season’s pass to an amusement park, museum, zoo, etc.
If all else fails, an Amazon gift card