Help! What to get my 14-year-old Bro for Christmas??

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  1. macmike47 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I'm really stumped on this one. Done all the Christmas shopping, just my little brother (recently Mac-converted) is impossible to buy for. If I had the money, I'd buy him an iPod Touch or something similar. But my budget is around €30 (£20, $40-ish).

    It's a really hard age to buy for, is 14...

    Thanks for any suggestions :D
     
  2. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    What does he have already? Then you can look for an accessory to an item which he owns.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    14 year old boy? Say no more.

    Playboy (or alike) subscription :D
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    And some beer. Job done.
     
  5. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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  6. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Don't scare me like that with your false conversion rate to the dollar. It'd be more like a little less than $30 ;)

    But for a 14-year old boy who recently switched to the Mac - how about a nicer mouse? Or buy a license to a cool app or screensaver. Or a video game if he has a console.

    Or how about a coupon for 5 free hugs :D
     
  7. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    1 British pound = 2.0172 U.S. dollars

    So £20 = $40.34
     
  8. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Has he got an iPod? If so get him iPod socks.

    I got my 14 y/o brother (recent mac convert) an OS X release T-shirt which I got off the forum. Just don't tell him..
     
  9. tersono macrumors 68000

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    .... having recently returned from 2 weeks in the US, wasn't I glad of that!!!! :D

    This is turning into one _cheap_ Christmas :p
     
  10. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Oops, wrong currency :eek: I shouldn't be doing math at this hour
     
  11. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    how about this? on-sale, nice mouse, I think he'd like it. I've tried this mouse before and it is really comfortable.
     
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  14. macmike47 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys - that's very helpful :)

    Got his pressie sorted. Won't tell you what it was, incase he's watching. But I will say it wasn't the Playboy or Mac Pro :p Sorry(!)

    Merry Christmas to all!
     
  15. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Must've been the Duff then
     
  16. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    give him a macrumors account?

    then he can spam useless threads about the ipod touch not having a speaker or how he loves to skateboard in "da mall"

    nothing personal, i just hate kids :D
     
  17. anjinha macrumors 604

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    You're mean... :D
     
  18. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    It's a MacPro :rolleyes:
     
  19. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    but add in the fact things cost more in the UK than in the US $30 might be a better number.
     
  20. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Don't I know it :mad:

    We get to pay something like £150 extra for a MBP!
     
  21. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    iTunes gift cards??? I'm 23 and that's what I get my siblings/cousins/etc. They always seem to really enjoy that.

    Eh, don't know.
     
  22. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    Best gift for a teenage boy (aside from beer and porn, previously mentioned): getting his parents out of town for a weekend so he can throw a party. Not much to open on Christmas morning, but he'll certainly thank you after the party.

    P.S. Are the iPod socks still sold?
     
  23. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I've always recommended if you dont know what to get someone, get em a gift card to their favorite store.
     
  24. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Strangely so! Apple has just released a 'Tour of' video for them actually!
     
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