What's a really good present for an eleven year old
Fir my nephew...I love him but I am just the worst gift giver..
good question, my nephews are turning 11 too
You can give him my spare Green Weirdo.
A good sex education book. Just in case nobody tells him.
I tell you one thing: I'm not going to repeat the mistake I made when he turned ten and I gave him a strange 58-year-old man with candy.
An assault weapon.
He'll laugh and clap with delight, and be the envy of all the other kids if you present him with a lovely jar of jam.
My phone number.
Night Vision goggles, something Star Wars related, something Halo related, video games.
When I was 11 I would have killed for a subscription to Men's Workout.
What's he in to? Favorite movies, games, hobbies? Interests? Keep in mind that shit changes on a dime at that age and something he thought was cool last year might not be.
As the parents what he 's into. Sports, comics, Star Wars?
Gift certificate to your favorite bathhouse.
How about a bound compilation of all the nephew troll postings here?
When I was 11 I wanted my older brother's jock strap.
R16, young children often care more about the wrapping than the gifts that they contain.
I made my niece a board-card game.
I'm usually excellent gifts unless it's someone I don't really like.
Take him to a foot locker or something and let him pick out the coolest shoes. Thats really an indulgence for a kid.
Giftcards. No to Star Wars stuff unless you know he's into it.
Maybe cash and a book that was meaningful to you.
Unless you know what he's into, I wouldn't waste your time guessing. Many 11 year olds are outgrowing toys. Share something you know about and pass on some skills and knowledge (ie a plant, rock collection, etc) or go with cash or a giftcards.
Legos has some fantastic sets for older kids - like battleships or Star Wars. They're not cheap, but I think an 11 year old boy would love something from Legos.
A good telescope if he's into science/space/astronomy.
A tent if he doesn't have one - even if he and his family never go camping, he can still put it up in the backyard for sleepovers with his friends.
10-12 year olds go ape shit over science kits if they're inclined that way.
A cooking class if he's into food (and/or you think he's going to be gay) - you could take it with him.
Introductory karate/tae kwon do lessons if he hasn't already done that. Just check if it's okay with parents, they may not want the expense of additional classes, or the risk of injury.
A basic 20 gallon freshwater aquarium - if it's okay with parents and the kid seems to be interested in fish/marine life. I got one when I was 10 and it was the best gift I ever received.
An iPad mini.
Cash (you could help him get a savings account if he doesn't already have one).
I have a nephew about the same age.....
[R17] LOL, right on brother
Thanks...actually I know him quite well but he lives on the other side of the country in a land I think they call California...
The science stuff is a great idea...or magic too maybe
Science IS magic -- it contains the mysteries of how the world works.
[quote]I'm usually excellent gifts unless it's someone I don't really like.
I'm usually a pretty good gift myself, with people I like.
give him a book on Gloria Steinem so he can learn about women and be a better man.