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    Default Help - presents to donate 10-15yo boys

    Hi everyone

    I contacted my local women's DV shelter to see if they had kids who will need Xmas presents and have been told that they have five boys between the age of 10-15 as clients at the moment. I'm looking at budget of $25 per kid and have no idea what to buy as my eldest is 2.5. Parameters are no toy weapons/things with violent content. I would also like to avoid things like iTunes cards as I have no idea if they have a device etc.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Lego - go the older small over 8 StarWars or minecraft stuff.
    Smiggle - They have great wallets, puzzles, sets of erasers.

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    Usb - my boys favourite at that age.
    Hats
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    Kmart has some really good stuff at the moment. I picked up some 3D art sets for my kids for Christmas. Not sure how a kid that age would like it but they might find it fun. A pack of 3 is $30 or thereabouts.

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    Go to the surf shop...usually have a table full of cool stuff - wallets, hats, drink bottles, pencil cases etc. What about a gift voucher for Target or another local shopping Centre, older kids love choosing their own gifts

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    Definitely a surf shop for hats, wallets etc.

    Vouchers are good too for shopping centres or big stores.

    My DS loves the shop Games and Things, where they have some difficult 3d puzzles, and gadgety things. Australian Geographic is good for that kind of stuff too.

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    Yep I agree with a surf shop, I just googled surf dive n ski (not sure if there's one local to you but mainly just to check prices) and you can get wallets/hats/pencil cases for under $15 that the boys wouls love. What a lovely thing to do OP.

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    There is a hand held game called 'bop it' that some teen boys I know love. Its kind of like a group game/board game type thing, but you can play it on your own too.

    ETA - the name 'bop it' isnt to be confused as somethig violent It has little levers and handles, & plays a beat wih instructions to 'bop it', "pull it', 'turn it' 'pass it' etc, which they have to do in time to the beat.
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    What a beautiful idea. I think for that age something to help them fit in and feel normal would be so special so the surf shop hat, wallet, sunnies etc would be awesome.

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    Thanks to all for your suggestions - I ended up with three wallets (different) and a Bionicle Lego and a Lego Technic thing for older kids.

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