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Old 02-22-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Our son is turning 20. Last year, our family gave him a Wii. I'm stuck this year. He works full time in a restaurant and goes full to community college, loves to work out and has a Mustang which he is paying for himself.

Are there any great gift ideas out there? I hate to give him a gift certificate; looks like we put no effort into it. He lives at home; very easy to live with.

Really just an awesome son.

I've been looking; nothing is really saying "buy me"

Help!
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:30 PM
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My son will be turning 19 so I will follow this thread to get some ideas.

We bought him a laptop at 18 so he could use it in college.

I bought him a $15 Itunes card for Valentines Day. To buy some games for his IPod. His Ipod is still good. I asked him if he wanted the full screen touch one but he wasn't really interested.

He got camping, backpacking stuff for Christmas.

I'm also thinking money for the next birthday. They don't wear a watch because of the cell phone & he has a cheap watch.

I'll be looking for some good ideas!

& Bah Humbug to the escort idea.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Maybe something for the Mustang, like nicer wheels or a certificate to get his windows tinted something like that. Or, since he likes working out, how about offering to pay his gym membership for a year? I can't really think of much beyond that, guys are so hard to buy for. Honestly, I think guys his age prefer to pick stuff out for themselves, so a certificate of some kind may be your best bet.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile I know it's really hard...

Those are all great ideas - he already redid the wheels for the car; did it himself and some other stuff. The gym membership is a family plan type thing; we all go. We did the same for our daughter so it's a given.

The itunes thing is a good idea.

Both he and my daughter gave my husband and I the ipod shuffles and spent Christmas day downloading all the songs. That was so much fun. They also love some of the music from the past - in fact, my son loves the late 60's, 70's, some 80s - all good stuff.

So, I am still thinking...
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Working full time and going to school full time sounds very stressful. Why not send him and a friend on a mini-vacation, nothing elaborate, just a long weekend somewhere. Or tickets to a concert.

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Old 02-22-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Working full time and going to school full time sounds very stressful. Why not send him and a friend on a mini-vacation, nothing elaborate, just a long weekend somewhere.
I like that idea! What about concert tickets? New stereo system or kicka** speakers for the car? Or maybe foot the bill for a night out for him and a group of his friends, movie tickets and a nice dinner perhaps? Mine is turning twenty this week also, they grow up so fast don't they!
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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How can you work full time and go to school full time? I'm completely confused.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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How can you work full time and go to school full time? I'm completely confused.
Many of us did and do.... It is called working 2nd shift.

I paid my similar situation son's car insurance for a year for his birthday.
A little pricey but like you, he is just an easy person to be around. Honor roll and all, God gave me an easy pass on this one.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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I could never work second shift and do heavy amounts of course work. I don't have anything to prove to myself or others. I want to live my life and be content with what I have.


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Many of us did and do.... It is called working 2nd shift.

I paid my similar situation son's car insurance for a year for his birthday.
A little pricey but like you, he is just an easy person to be around. Honor roll and all, God gave me an easy pass on this one.
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