/ Birthday present ideas for 10 year old boy?

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Nic on 29 Jul 2013
As above, for our godson - all ideas welcome...he's quite musical, otherwise a pretty normal 10 year old as far as I can figure out! Budget anywhere £10-30ish?

Thanks
johncoxmysteriously - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic:

A day out at one of those frightful treetop places? Downside is an adult generally has to take them......

jcm
Rigid Raider - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic:

Anything IT or computer related. iTunes voucher?
Tall Clare - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic:

A harmonica? His parents might not thank you, mind...
Nic on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:

...hmm, yes, or maybe a drum kit?! I like the idea of an iTunes voucher
Tall Clare - on 29 Jul 2013
RockAngel on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic: cant generally go wrong with lego! A taster lesson for a musical intrument?
kathrync - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:
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> What about a little computer to do some programming on: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/7568308/?origin=PSF_431027|...

Ha ha, I was about to suggest that - I take it that went down well with H (assuming I got his initial correct) then?
Bob kate bob on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to RockAngel:
Yep, lego is excellent especially at 10 they are getting into technic lego.

Excellent present and not too expensive http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lego-Crazy-Action-Contraptions-Klutz/dp/1591747694
Tall Clare - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to kathrync:

It did indeed - he's been using the Scratch programme and a book to create his own computer games.
xplorer on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic:

Have a look at Raspberry PI
kathrync - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:
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> It did indeed - he's been using the Scratch programme and a book to create his own computer games.

Brilliant :o)
Southampton Tom on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic: Penknife?
combined with SAS survival handbook, although then lookout for traps created in the garden.

itsThere on 29 Jul 2013
Matt Schwarz on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Southampton Tom: I was going to suggest penknife, still got, and regularly use the one I got at that age (now 27)!
butteredfrog - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic:
> As above, for our godson - all ideas welcome...he's quite musical

Ukelele? They are pretty fast to pick up.
girlymonkey - on 29 Jul 2013
In reply to Matt Schwarz:
> (In reply to Southampton Tom) I was going to suggest penknife, still got, and regularly use the one I got at that age (now 27)!

+1 for this! I got my first knife around this age, and spent hours whittling bits of wood. My mum also got me a bag of leather off-cuts from a local shoe maker and I made all sorts of things out of the leather using that knife too. :-)
Nic on 30 Jul 2013
In reply to all:


thanks - some good ideas here.
The Lemming - on 30 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic:

I'd say penknife as well.
Ramblin dave - on 30 Jul 2013
In reply to Nic:
> (In reply to Tall Clare)
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> ...hmm, yes, or maybe a drum kit?!

“If thine enemy wrong thee, buy each of his children a drum.”

The Science Museum shop is generally good for interesting and unusual stuff for kids.

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