What Do You 14 Year Olds Want For Christmas?

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  1. Ornery

    Ornery Lifer

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    Got my wife and older son all dialed in, but no clue what to do for my 14 year old. He's got PS2, Xbox and Game Boy at his disposal, but the PS2 gets the most use for some reason. Diablo and Warcraft have seen a lot of use on his shaky PC. I guess that could use an upgrade, but I haven't heard any complaining about it. We went with the consoles to get off the upgrade merry-go-round, and have succeeded pretty well so far.

    He got a kick out of shooting with his brother's digital camera, but my wife would flip if I suggested buying a third! He's got a CD based, TDK MP3 player, which is rarely used. An RC vehicle might be good, but last time I checked, it would be close to $500 for the truck, radio and other paraphernalia. Got him a 19" TV for his bedroom last year, so that's covered. Man, I'm stumped! :confused:
     
  2. Evadman

    Evadman Administrator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    a 14 year old girl?
     
  3. Gurck

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    iPods "2 sho auf 2 they're frendz0rz"...
     
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    xEDIT409 Banned

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    How bout' a nice watch from Fossil or something.

    Or maybe the latests games for his consoles? (GTA: San Andreas. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Halo, etc.)

    Get him a basketball hoop for the driveway maybe? Keep him active and not glued to the screen!
     
  5. KingNothing

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    dremel

    On second thought, 14 years old? Rollerblades.
     
  6. pulse8

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    Debra Lafave
     
  7. AFB

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    I'll take one please
     
  8. Kishan

    Kishan Platinum Member

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    iPods used to be cool. Only the few select geeks had 'em. Now everyone has one, and they've worn off. I guess every 14 year old girl has a mini.

    EDIT: holy sh!t. I read this, and I sound like WayneTek!!oh noes!!!oneone!!!
     
  9. CanOWorms

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    barbie doll
     
  10. OREOSpeedwagon

    OREOSpeedwagon Diamond Member

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    lol no one wants rollerblades anymore :p
     
  11. Kishan

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    get one for me!! please!!!pinky promise me that you wil!!:)
     
  12. her209

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    Lamborghini Diablo.
     
  13. AFB

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    That's what I got for Christmas when I was 14. It rocked. :evil:
     
  14. Ornery

    Ornery Lifer

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    a 14 year old girl?

    Last year I found him online with two instant message windows open, and a different girl in each one!

    I guess an MP3 player would be OK if he'd use it. Yikes, he better use it at those prices!

    Really good suggestions xEDIT409. I bet he'll end up with something on your list.

    BTW, he can have my Dremel. It's a couple years old and used maybe 4 times...
     
  15. futuristicmonkey

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    but what about lollerskates? :p
     
  16. Evadman

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    Workin the system already! Good boy.
     
  17. OverVolt

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    Maybe you can try getting him something like a motor scooter, or a dirt bike, kids in my neighborhood ride them all the time and their about ~14. If you live in a decent neighborhood where you could ride one of those around.

    :thumbsup:
     
  18. aplefka

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    Dude, I hate to say it, but it seems that you've spoiled the fvck out of this kid. I'm 16 and I don't have all the stuff he does (not even half) and my dad is a lawyer. Get him a basketball hoop and send him outside.
     
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    :D
     
  20. AgaBoogaBoo

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    I'd get him some things for his room like bean bags, maybe a desk, nice speakers and receiver possibly

    Also, depending on where you live, he could start learning to drive when he is 15 so keep that in mind when buying large things for him :p
     
  21. Ornery

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    He's got a basketball hoop, is currently in wrestling, and just finished football season. He's got a helluva lot more crap than I did, that's for sure. But, he's a joy to be around, NEVER talks back, and deserves what he's got.

    Just remembered that we gave his bicycle to his cousin, because he outgrew it. He certainly didn't ride it much, if at all, but every kid should have their own bike... (might that be the answer?)


    Edit: There's no place around here to ride minibikes and what not.

    Good call on the receiver. His current alarm clock/radio is a POS, so that's a winner.
     
  22. imported_whatever

    imported_whatever Platinum Member

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    try the RC car
    a basic Tamiya type RC car and radio shouldnt be too expensive. a few (or maybe several, not sure) years ago i put one together for a grand total of under $200, so its nowhere near the $500 you were thinking. this is an electric car btw, and they may have gotten a bit more expensive (no idea), but they should still be a lot less than you were thinking.
     
  23. SupaDupaPan

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    Get him World of Warcraft collector's edition if you can get your hands on that :p If not, just get him regular World of Warcraft + a few months subscription :p
     
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    As the great Lawrence once said ...


    "Two chicks at the same time"
     
  25. Toki

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    wow, im jealous. i dont have most of the things you listed. of course my dad is slightly anti video games, but other than that, hes wouldnt care if i had any of those things, he just wouldnt buy them for me.