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My daughter wants to know what to buy her special valentine. Ideas?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (22648 points ) February 8th, 2012

She has her very first boyfriend (they’re both in 5th grade) and she wants to buy him something for Valentine’s Day. She doesn’t want to get him chocolate or a stuffed animal. I’d like to keep it to $10 or less.

I’m usually not very good at shopping for “boy gifts”. Got any ideas?

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SpatzieLover's avatar

Is he a sport lover? Music? Art?

Tunes are always appropriate.

Maybe if I knew a bit more I could point you in a better direction.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Do you know any of his likes or dislikes?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I have no idea, guys. He’s 11 and he likes to play in my backyard, lol. I can’t really think of any “general” valentine gifts for boys. :(

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m wracking my brain but I’m coming up with squat. Is there a game he and your girl like they can play together?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Ummmm….. jump rope? lmfao

AshlynM's avatar

If he likes to play video games, perhaps a game he’s been wanting, but this would mean spending a little more money. I don’t know what gifts you can get that would be meaningful for less than ten bucks appropriate for a boy.

Or how about if he’s into sports, a favorite sports team t shirt? Otherwise, I’m not exactly sure how to help you.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@AshlynM Ooh, I like the t-shirt idea.

bkcunningham's avatar

Does your daughter like to read? Tell her to pick out one of her favorite books and write something nice in the front telling him how she enjoyed the book and she hopes he can share the experience of the story by reading the book.

Or, perhaps a a $10 Lego product.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

How about a gift certicate to a pizza or similar place so they could go out for slices or something?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

That’s a good one, too.

See? I knew you guys could help me out!

creative1's avatar

What about a $10 itunes gift card

Pandora's avatar

A game called Mancala. My kids learned it in Japan and they had great fun playing it. You can also use marbles and an egg carton but for a gift it is fun and great for rainy days. Check it out in amazon

Coloma's avatar

Movie passes for a matinee.‘They can have a real “date.” Movie of his choice and the company of his Valentine. Lots of new movies coming out this month!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

These jellies are good. I’m impressed.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Me too! I will mention all of these to my daughter and see what she wants to do. I think she’ll be happy with the ideas.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Let us know what she picks. I’m trying to keep up with the kids these days.

Sunny2's avatar

5th grade? $10 is too much to spend. Go for chocolates in a non-heart shaped box (he may be teased) and a funny valentines card. Why do we want our kids to grow up faster?

AshlynM's avatar

Yes, I’m eager to know what your daughter picks and if he likes the gift!

Coloma's avatar

Oh the journey of 10,000 romantic miles begins with the first date. lol

SpatzieLover's avatar

If he likes to play in the backyard, your local Target may have a yard game (usually in the fitness/bike area) in your price range. Otherwise, the dollar section usually has a bucket or a basket that could be filled with things like jacks, a jump rope-etc.

My husband had a GF when he was around this same age…she gave him a little stuffed bear that he kept until he was in his 20’s. (I think he lost it in a move…otherwise he’d probably still have it ;)

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Sunny2 I don’t feel like $10 is too much to help my awkward preteen have a lovely “First Valentine’s Day”. I want to make it special for her. I also know the boy personally, and since he’s such a doll with excellent manners and cute as a bug to boot, I’d feel bad for getting him something that he might be teased over.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

So I presented the ideas to my daughter this morning, and she thought the idea of a movie gift card was great. She know I’ll pay for the movie itself, but she’s prepared to spring for the popcorn on her own. She’s been saving up all her birthday and report card money for special little things, anyway. My kid is so responsible about money. Mommy’s so proud!

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