Mommy's Favorite Things: Finding the Perfect Gift for your Pre-Teen Son

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Finding the Perfect Gift for your Pre-Teen Son

Is your son’s 12th birthday looming? 
Pre-teens can be notoriously difficult to buy for a number of reasons. Sadly, they probably won’t talk to you quite as much as they did when they were younger, so you have less idea about their specific interests, making it much more difficult to buy something that you’ll know they’ll like.

Here we’ll give you a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift for a boy of 12. If you are really struggling, why not visit the Wicked Uncle website? On their website, you can search specifically by age group and gender to ensure that you buy something that is perfect for your son.

A drone
Many of us will have enjoyed remote control cars or other remote-controlled toys when we were younger, and things aren’t much different today! Drones are extremely popular, and with some having built-in cameras they can be a really fun, exciting and interesting for gadget-loving boys.
Drones come in a range of different styles and capabilities, so it is important to take care whilst buying to ensure that you are getting bang for your buck. If you’re looking for a simple racer drone then these can be relatively inexpensive, however if you’re looking for all-singing, all-dancing then these can be much more expensive. Make sure you check the features before you buy.

A young driver experience
Wait, what? Yes, that’s right, you can get a driving experience for children as young as 10! If your 12-year-old has already begun to show an interest in cars, then a driving experience could be the perfect choice. This will enable them to start learning the basics of driving on a purpose-built course designed to replicate real roads!
Not only will this give them something cool to talk about at school, but it will also give them an appetite for driving which will mean they are more likely to pass their test when they turn 17.

PlayStation or Xbox vouchers
Vouchers can sometimes feel like a bit of a cop-out as birthday presents, however some vouchers are much better received than others!
If your son has a games console, then why not opt for vouchers to spend on the PlayStation store or Xbox Marketplace? This will enable them to buy full games or add-ons for games they already have. For some pre-teen boys, this is the ultimate gift as they can buy upgrades or modifications in their games which otherwise would have been extremely difficult to earn!

An Amazon Echo
Ever-present in most homes nowadays, there are plenty of ways that your 12-year-old son can utilise the Amazon Echo. From asking it to play music by their favourite artist and finding out the latest football scores to cool features such as turning their own room into an escape room, the Echo offers endless options for entertainment.
Whilst the initial impact may not match some of the above ideas, Alexa and the Amazon Echo is sure to be something that becomes a part of your son’s daily routine