My little half-brother will be turning 17 in a couple of weeks, and I am stumped for birthday gift ideas. Teenagers are opinionated creatures anyway, plus my little brother (actually, he’s over 6’2" these days, so he’s not so little) has lived 800 miles away from me for his entire life, so I basically only see him a few days a year.
So what the heck should I get him for his birthday? He is majorly into hip-hop and soul, and currently wants to be a DJ when he grows up. Other than that, he’s a good kid, a bit on the shy side (though I suspect he has a hidden, majorly mischievous streak), is at the point where he’s not really into Harry Potter anymore, and is a huge Yankees fan. In most ways he’s entirely different than I was at that age (I was much geekier and more bookish, into sci-fi and fantasy and choral singing, and my friends that weren’t in the choir were on the math team and/or the chess team), so I’m somewhat at a loss.
Any ideas? (And no, I’m not buying him porn. I am fully aware that he would probably enjoy it, but it’s a little too Freudian, don’t you think? Plus my stepmom would rip my lungs out through my sternum.)