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    Default What to buy a 7 year old boy that doesn't appreciate anything?

    My son is going to a birthday party in a few weeks time and it is a good friend of his. The child dissed all of his presents and the money he was given last year in front of everyone and wasn't picked up on it by his parents.

    What do I buy a child like this? We'd prefer not to spend over $30.

    His family appears to be well-off and he is the youngest so I don't think he does without anything.

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    The best present to buy a child like this is nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    The best present to buy a child like this is nothing.
    Yes - my husband and I were tempted. I'm pretty sure the line "Nothing's too good for him" came out in our conversation somewhere. If DS wasn't good friends with him I wouldn't even let him go.

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    I would buy him a book. I would not be wasting time trying to 'impress' him with a gift, and books are great gifts. So I'd just buy a book and leave it at that.

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    A bag of coal. Sorry, not very helpful! I'd just do a gift card.

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    An eye spy style book full of riddles. All kids love them

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    Thanks everyone. Might go book shopping on the weekend. We'd prefer DS not to be friends with him, but all the other boys he was friends with last year went into a different class.

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    I would just get something small, a book or colouring book - personally I would only spend $10ish. No point spending more & trying to get a great present when he won't appreciate it either way!

    ETA - just remembered a popular past present - A whoopie cushion! $2 from Kmart & it was an absolute hit with boys the same age. But for this boy... who knows? lol

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    Book is a great idea I think too.

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    Any of the treehouse books by andy Griffith are big hits with boys I've found and at least it can be something kept for later if he's not loving reading just yet.

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