A little background: I’m the Cool Auntie - my brothers’ and sisters’ kids have elected me because I never buy them boring, practical gifts for Christmas. I always try to do something special, something specifically geared to their interests. I have seven nieces and one nephew.
The girls are easy. I never have any trouble coming up with Cool Auntie ideas for their birthdays and Christmas. But the boy… well, I don’t get boys, plain and simple. I need some help here and my sister is none whatsoever. She’s stumped too, so I decided to ask you-all for some creative ideas - I will of course snap up the coolest idea, but I’ll be nice and hand over the second coolest idea to the boy’s mommy.
He’s nine, and into “extreme sports” and I’ve already managed to present him with roller blades, a skateboard and Tony Hawk tickets for various occasions in the past. He’s getting a snowboard from Santa. (He also already has helmets and safety pads and all that stuff.) This is NOT a “sit still and read” kind of kid, and he’s a little too active to really enjoy video games. He is our little live wire. My per-kid budget is in the $30-$50 dollar range for the main gift.
HELP! I don’t wanna end up the Dorky Auntie!!