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I'm Looking to buy a gift for my family, any Ideas?

Asked by pplufthesun (602points) August 9th, 2008

I live in a family of five teenagers, only one of which is a girl, and I am looking to buy them a gift somewhere in the range of $100—$500. Any Ideas?

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wrestlemaniac's avatar

A flat screen t.v? everyone likes those.

eambos's avatar

Mostly boys, and teenagers. Sound like perfect candidates for a video game system! The wii would be the best for all (including parents) or a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 would be better for the boys.

If I were you (and decided to go with a videogame) I’d buy a wii.

syz's avatar

A trip to an amusement park.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

Maybe a form of vacation

tinyfaery's avatar

Ooh, I agree with syz. Or a wii. I know video games are usually a guy thing, but I love my wii. It’s the one and only video game system I have ever purchased.

augustlan's avatar

A whitewater rafting trip?

wrestlemaniac's avatar

maybe a trip to a gourmet restaurant.

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

Do you mean each? Or all together? I’m confused… [but that’s not uncommon;-]

Just some general ideas:
Guys——or Gals: A Personal Room Coke refrig… http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002–2994691-0898454?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=personal+coke+refrigerator&x=0&y=0
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* Features a removable shelf and a self-locking recessed door handle.
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or a skin for their ipod or cell phone…

Their own street sign with their name on it: google it…

Game seat?

Go to converse shoes and let them design their own shoes…$39 to 50 cool!

Hoodies are still in…

They’ve got new, huge bean bags…

Stickers, peel off and on, for their rooms. Groovy…
Or car magnet stickers—at target…

A pop-art pic of themselves and BF’s…Personalized Pop Art Portraits

Lich style pop art portrait
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Learn more at allPopart

That’s all I can think of right now….
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wrestlemaniac's avatar

are you santa?

dulcecorazon's avatar

Maybe a gift card for each member of your family.

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

ho ho ho, no little wrestlemanic, I’m just a person with a red nose….

marissa's avatar

I’ll add my two cents. If they are all teenagers, then before you know it everyone will probably be out of the house soon and it will be harder and harder to get everyone together at the same time, so I’d say give them the gift of you all spending time together. You could give them “A Year of Family Fun”. Put together a package with things you can do together, maybe one activity for each month and set aside time at least once a month to do the activity together. Here’s a more detailed list of what I mean:

1) Family Movie Night – Either buy a copy of a movie that you all loved as kids to watch together or get a gift card for a movie rental place, buy some popcorn, candy, etc (whatever snack foods each family member likes)

2) Family Game Night – Buy a board game that you can all play (Apples to Apples is good, if you are interested and want more suggestions, just let me know)

3) Get everyone a water gun or a bunch of water balloons. Who doesn’t love water fights. (May I also suggest buying everyone their own bottle of bubbles, some how bubbles just bring out the kid in most of us)

4) Buy tickets to an amusement park.

5) Have a family picture taken, nothing fancy, it can be done at a Sears or Target. Seriously, they may cringe, but they’ll thank you later. (Also, you may want to keep a camera handy during all the other ‘fun’ things you have planned)

6) Pack a picnic and take everyone on a picnic, don’t forget to bring some frisbees (and if there weather is right, pick up a few cheapy kites)

7) Take everyone bowling, skating, lazer tag, whatever you think everyone would enjoy.

8) Plan a good old fashion cookout and/or have a bonfire if possible.

9) Buy some sporting equipment everyone can use (volleyball, bocce ball set, horseshoes)

10) If you have snow there, one activity could be sledding this winter (make sure to remember the hot cocoa).

11) A fish tank (yeah, I know that is a bit unusual, but if you don’t have one, they can be very enjoyable)

12) Take them all to a minor league sporting event (It’s not as pricing as major league sporting events)

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

Five puppies! Four boys and one girl puppy ;-) Just kidding…

dulcecorazon's avatar

Believe me what is the best present is money$$$$$$$$ ching, ching, and a lot of love.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

I agree with the Wii

wrestlemaniac's avatar

Wii are family!! ( the song)

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