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#51 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Cash. Gifts shouldn't be about what is fun for you to buy. It's just something you think might make the other person happy. 16 year olds usually aren't sure who they are or their place in the world or what they want out of life. So if the fella says "whatever" to gifts, give currency. Everybody is happy.

#52 Posted by morrelloman (635 posts) -

Get him a membership to this website and tell him it will make him less boring.

#53 Posted by JJOR64 (19572 posts) -

A gift card to Taco Bell.

#54 Posted by SpaceRunaway (902 posts) -

Cards Against Humanity. Then suggest the whole family joins in for a game.

#55 Edited by ShockD (2486 posts) -
@Chavtheworld said:

Get him a gun.

That or a mould of your dick.

Mfw nobody notices OP is actually female.
On a separate note, I support the gun idea.
#56 Posted by core1065 (586 posts) -

Can't go wrong with straight up cash. Let him buy his own boring shit...

#57 Posted by pyromagnestir (4386 posts) -

@panvixyl said:

Now drugs on the other hand, yeah, think I might head on down to the local meth dealers at the supermarket round the corner! Seen 'em on the bus plenty and they always seemed like good folk, sides their fucked up Lohan teeth.

Jesus once said "Give a kid some pot and he gets high for a day, teach a kid to grow pot and he gets high for a lifetime."

#58 Posted by hoossy (1048 posts) -

@panvixyl: buy him a round trip ticket to pound town

#59 Posted by NegativeCero (3091 posts) -

Condoms? No, seriously.

#60 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

Give him the finger and say gifts are for exciting people. -explosion-

#61 Posted by Bollard (6533 posts) -

@ShockD said:

@Chavtheworld said:

Get him a gun.

That or a mould of your dick.

Mfw nobody notices OP is actually female. On a separate note, I support the gun idea.

That edit wasn't there when I posted!

#62 Posted by Commisar123 (1854 posts) -

A cool skate boarding or guitar t-shirt? I mean clothes are never bad and you should know his size/can tell it to family members so that seems like a decent choice. Maybe tickets to a sporting event or play if he enjoys those.

#63 Posted by Zelyre (1406 posts) -


But in a Visa card format, so he can pretend he has a credit card and be all cool in front of his kid friends.

Unless his kid friends have for real credit cards. Then he'll be mocked senselessly.

#64 Posted by FoolishChaos (453 posts) -

Some thing's just about any teenage guy would appreciate: Cash (or a visa card), a good leather wallet, and Electronics (depends on what he already has).

Depending on your family and surroundings/state, a gun might actually be a good gift. I like the swiss army knife idea.

Try to force him to find some clothes he would like under threat of you buying him clothes anyway. I'm sure he can find some. :P If he still refuses, go to threadless anyway and get some shirts you think he would like?

If he doesn't have access to weights, some decent quality dumbbells might be nice.

#65 Edited by stryker1121 (1817 posts) -

Get him Aliens HD anniversary edition (I'm sure there is one) or the director's cut of same. Maybe you can force good taste on the kid.

Not to be rude, but your brother sounds like the type of always bored kid who's doing ketamine or whippets or crunching up and snorting Adderall in his buddy's basement. Keep on eye on him, or have a heart-to-heart and ask him if he's doing "the drugs."

#66 Posted by RecSpec (4658 posts) -

Money, the boring gift for the boring brother.

#67 Posted by ThePickle (4272 posts) -


#68 Posted by JasonR86 (10031 posts) -

Money. That way he can get whatever the fuck he wants.

#69 Posted by living4theday258 (693 posts) -

@_Zombie_ said:


#70 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -


#71 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (552 posts) -

Buy him a game that has shooting but isn't a shooter. Force him to expand his horizons within a reasonable zone of comfort. I suggest Saints Row: The Third.

#72 Posted by TobbRobb (5216 posts) -

FORCED GIFTS NEEDS TO DIE! Don't give him anything! Kill tradition! Fuck christmas and birthdays!

#73 Posted by NegativeCero (3091 posts) -

@TobbRobb said:

FORCED GIFTS NEEDS TO DIE! Don't give him anything! Kill tradition! Fuck christmas and birthdays!

I find this really funny while your avatar is wearing a Santa hat. I also imagine you firing a gun into the sky as you yell this for some reason.

#74 Posted by TobbRobb (5216 posts) -

@NegativeCero: If I had a gun to fire people might stop giving me useless crap! Good idea!

Also the santa hat is for the forums sake, I enjoy joining in silly stuff like that. Just don't send me shit or wish me a merry crhistmas. :D

#75 Posted by Tireyo (6712 posts) -

@zyn said:

You can't go wrong with money!

#76 Posted by medacris (711 posts) -

Comic books, maybe? I seem to remember there being an Alien vs. Predator comic book series.

I second the "something music/video game-related that's a little beyond his comfort zone" idea, too. When I heard "skater", I immediately thought ska, I know a few ska bands I like that I could recommend. Or maybe guitar tab books so he can practice?

#77 Posted by musclerider (633 posts) -

Just send him a link to this thread.

#78 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@zyn said:

You can't go wrong with money!

Yes, you can.
#79 Posted by konig_kei (778 posts) -

Al-co-hol and some pornos.

#80 Posted by ajamafalous (12514 posts) -

Just give him some money. I remember when I was like 12-13 and I just started asking for and receiving money for Christmas instead of gifts my relatives thought I would like but I actually didn't want and then got zero use out of. It was great.
Since he's your brother, money might be a little bit impersonal. You could take him shopping and buy a couple things for him? I was always sad I didn't have an older sister; all my friends that did had nice relationships with theirs and I always felt like I was missing out. I'm not sure how old you are in relation to him or how your sibling relationship currently is, but later on he'll probably wish he had spent more time with you growing up. You might as well spend some time with him now before he gets too old.
I know that doesn't work for the rest of your relatives, but still, just tell them to give him money so he can buy what he actually wants.

#81 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3143 posts) -

Xenomorph fleshlights are the only acceptable answer.

#82 Posted by BigDre (119 posts) -

Since he has an interest in AvP he might be interesting in reading AvP books or comics.....that's if he reads. Maybe get him some replacement strings for his guitar.

#83 Posted by Grimhild (762 posts) -


Animal Chin shirt. If he doesn't know who that is then he's only half a skater.

#84 Posted by Willtron (249 posts) -


#85 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5008 posts) -

@Willtron said:


#86 Posted by Willtron (249 posts) -

I seriously don't know a 16 year-old kid who doesn't like pot.

#87 Posted by leafhouse (151 posts) -

fireworks and ninja stars

#88 Posted by Blackout62 (1520 posts) -

Ah the Swiss Army Knife, the greatest of I don't what to get you gifts. In my family its actually a tradition to make sure everyone has a Swiss Army Knife so we can avoid awkwardly giving ones at Christmas.

#89 Posted by lazyturtle (1301 posts) -

Cool clothes? Music?

I'm a bit in the same boat. I don't actually need anything, and the things I do want are out of any reasonable price range.

Honestly, after last year I've given up caring about my birthday or xmas.

#90 Posted by LilithGamer (24 posts) -

Purchase him a Wii U I'm pretty sure he will like it lol

I purchased a iPad (well my father helped to pay for it) to my sister but she doesn't seem to enjoy it that much.

#91 Posted by Carncarn (33 posts) -

Make a donation in his name to the Human Fund, or any charity of your choice.