What should you buy the male teenager in your life? Whilst he might be at that awkward age where he’s too old for kids’ games but too young for tool sets, alcoholic gifts and car accessories, that isn’t to say finding a gift he wants this Christmas is going to be an impossible mission. Even if he’s going through a moody and silent phase, you can still make sure your gift to him raises a smile and goes down well this Christmas. Because there’s nothing more disappointing than opening a beautifully wrapped present only to find a pair of socks and some deodorant bought from a supermarket.
1. Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo Wi-Fi Controlled Insectoid Robot with Camera, $159.99
This amazing Wi-Fi controlled Parrot MiniDrone is essentially a massively improved, futuristic version of the old Christmas toy favourite, the remote-controlled car. Yet this ultimate tech toy comes fully equipped with a wide angle camera that streams live views of what’s happening to the Parrot MiniDrone. The toy can jump over 2.5 feet in the air, always landing back on its wheels so you can make it perform the most extreme tricks without worrying. It has a rechargeable battery and takes one hour to fully charge.
2. Grow Your Own Extreme Chilli kit, $12.51
Does he like a challenge? This kit includes the soil, seeds and tin required to grow his own extremely hot chilli plants. The chilli peppers will take around two months to grow before they are ready for eating. But be warned; they’ll be very hot.
3. Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition, $8.90
If he’s a slave to the games console, get his attention with this book filled with gaming-related record breakers. This fresh-looking book is full of facts about Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto and many more gaming greats for him to peruse.
4. The Lord of the Rings chess set – The Return of the King version, $29.99
The perfect gift for members of chess clubs and LOTR fans alike. These detailed chess pieces take the form of some of your favourite characters, such as Gandalf, Frodo and Sam, from The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King.
5. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, $11.39
Entirely serious and practical, this guide to how to cope with the zombie apocalypse is exhaustively comprehensive and informative. Learn the ins and outs of zombie psychology, conquer ways to adapt and survive in any zombie-filled environment and enhance your defence tactics.
6. Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit, $35.70
Get ready for adventure with the ultimate survival kit. Filled with useful equipment such as a survival blanket, fire starter, snare wire, fishing and sewing kit, waterproof matches and much more, this kit is a great gift for outdoor types who are up for adventure. Also makes a good present for boys who love camping.
7. Skywalker Trampoline 8 ft. with Enclosure, $149.99
Who doesn’t love jumping on a trampoline? Get him the ultimate Christmas gift this year and watch him attempt all sorts of tricks. The safety enclosure will prevent jumpers from falling off the trampoline.
8. Action Shot HD Camera set, $44.95
Capture the moment with this compact kit. This kit includes accessories such as a helmet mount (perfect for filming biking trips), adhesive mount and mounting case, 2 GB memory card and, of course, the Action Shot HD camera. Never miss a moment with this useful camera kit.
9. Turkey Design Christmas Slippers, $14.95
Get him to stuff the turkey this Christmas – with his feet. These novelty slippers are plush and comfy with a pin dot sole for added traction to avoid slipping. A festive, kitsch present.
10. Astronaut Mission Pack and Ice-cream Space Food, $15.95
This pack is filled with freeze-dried treats; just like the type that astronauts eat. Enjoy these unique astro-snacks and chow down on an ice-cream sandwich, mint and neopolitan ice-cream as well as space food sticks, sugar-free stick packets for flavouring water and a mint tin.