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Old 05.04.2017, 17:03
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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

Nice sunglasses would be on the short list for my sons when they were that age: Ray Ban, Oakley, etc. Sorta expensive, but if you bought Beats in the past for him, maybe they are within your desired price range.
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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

Since you said he likes books - how about a kindle or something of that sort?
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Since you said he likes books - how about a kindle or something of that sort?
..or how about 50 bucks and a trip to Bücherbrocki (http://buecher-brocky.ch/) along with some lunch included.
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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

a book and a pair of socks. he'd be well chuffed with that.
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Old 05.04.2017, 18:15
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Does he have a guitar? Maybe guitar lessons?
Porn only gets a guy part of the way. If he can play guitar too, the girls will swoon.
I have even more guitars than motorcycles.

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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

a smartphone with unlimited data
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a smartphone with unlimited data
Now there is one single beacon of hope who's into reading, why on earth should she entice him to join the insipid herd?
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Old 05.04.2017, 21:32
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And well, I'm afraid I have to decline the ideas of giving him a first trip to brothel or subscriptions to Pornhub. The boy is raised as a Catholic
You said he likes books.

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.
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And well, I'm afraid I have to decline the ideas of giving him a first trip to brothel or subscriptions to Pornhub. The boy is raised as a Catholic
As was I, but I'd have gladly welcomed either as a gift as a 13 year old.

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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

You think he should play in concerts, or just strum away in his bedroom?

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Porn only gets a guy part of the way. If he can play guitar too, the girls will swoon.
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Old 06.04.2017, 10:33
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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

That's up to him. We don't even know what music he's into. I just suggested it because all the guitarists I know began playing at 11-14, but the pianists and drummers were younger than that.

A guitar is a gift that keeps on giving, and every guitarist remembers where their first one came from. My brother collects guitars even though his career was in law.
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That's up to him. We don't even know what music he's into. I just suggested it because all the guitarists I know began playing at 11-14, but the pianists and drummers were younger than that.

A guitar is a gift that keeps on giving, and every guitarist remembers where their first one came from. My brother collects guitars even though his career was in law.
Plus a guy who is good with his hands is a keeper.
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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

Helicopter or quadcopter with remote control will be a good present. Or similar to this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK8HLBee3FY
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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

A radio-controlled car of the hobbyist genre, e.g (a consumer-oriented one):
https://shop.carrera-rc.com/ferngest...m-2.html?shp=6

RC airplanes/drones are fun but need commitment - they're relatively hard to pilot, need space, considerations, can damage property, and are very brittle (because of the inherent weight constraint), and if LiPO batteries are used then it is another maintenance/safety headache.
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Re: Birthday gift ideas for 13 years old boy

There is a wide range of sizes for drones, indoor vs outdoor etc.
http://www.dronefactory.ch/produkt/e...cro-rtf-gruen/
For example. This one can actually carry a camera + transmitter, where you can fly it fpv. Too much fun, if you ask me.
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An 'experience' always seems to go down well at that age.
Track day, go karting, climbing, whatever he's into.
A ride in a Glider at your local glider club, from as little as 35 CHF
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