Parents of teenagers

Give me some advice. What are the kids into these days? What are some cool things I can get for a kid to make them feel welcome in our home? Most of the stuff I figure I’ll just let them pick out themselves, but I want to have some basics ready for them when they first get here. So far, their room has a bed, a couch, a bookshelf, a dresser, a desk, a chair, some lamps, a Bluetooth speaker, legos, a nerf gun, and some Star Wars action figures. I don’t have any decorations yet because I figured they would want a say in all that.

I’m in nesting mode hardcore and I want to buy some kickass toys, but it’s harder to shop for older kids because they have their own likes and dislikes and aren’t just impressed with everything.

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A game system with a few games. There are good used ones out there for super cheap. Xbox 360s are still pretty decent and dirt cheap.

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We do have a wii and a ps3, but the only games we have are super smash bros and like ten different versions of tetris. What are some good games to have?

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Are they young teens or older teens? Boys? Girls?

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Fortnite is fun. Overcooked is hilarious

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Fortnite is the rage right now. Boys will love that. Some girls might, too. You can get good recommendations at Game Stop usually. Fortnite is free to download and play.

Stuff for teens is hard. It is best to just let them pick out stuff. Don’t let them talk you into too much! Girls might like having a selection of nail polish, bath and body items, my teen loves face masks and stuff. If they were abused they probably didn’t have that stuff.

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I agree that shopping for teens is hard. I don’t have any teenage children as I’m pretty young still, but I know personally I was very hard to shop for, and often wasn’t fond of the items and gadgets my parents would buy for me. If you are looking for a game @ninjastar , I used to love the game “Fable 3.” Now, if you asked me what the first two fables were, I couldn’t answer, but I was in love with the third one. :smile: It’s definitely an older kid game.

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Also if they are into board/card games there are so many fun ones. King of Tokyo. Scattergories. Head bandz. Risk.

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No idea. We put down 0-12 any gender up to two kids.

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My friend likes Grand Theft Auto but it is somewhat violent lol.

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2 or 3 brand new action games.

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Also things like Netflix or Amazon Prime. Playing ball or doing sports or running could be fun. Headphones, iPad, etc.

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What console is fortnite on?

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A Google mini is very cool. They are around $40.

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That makes it hard to know what to have for them. I guess you can just wait until they get there and see what their interests are

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my daughter loved to craft. She made homemade dream catchers, beaded jewelry, loomed hats, crocheted scarves, did different art projects with pens, crayons, markers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes. I know that sounds like stuff for younger kids but if it’s at their disposal they can let their creativity flow. She also loved her phone best of all. My son was all about the Xbox that he could play online with his friends. It seems that social interaction and acceptance with other teens is of high importance to them.

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PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and on PC. It really is all the rage with the younger crowd. My godson loves it. He’s 13 now. He’s growing out of the toy ages. The game itself is free to download on all consoles. It does require an online connection to play.

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Fortnite is on almost all consoles and PC, for free. It’s THE game right now. Even Nerf has Fortnite guns!

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I was gping to say crafting stuff. Walmart has a lot of crafting kits for preteens. I got a Kumikraft bracelet maker. It needs thread refills after ten bracelets. There are lip balm kits, jewelry kits, all kinds. I wish I could take you shopping, @ninjastar!

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Maybe a cheap guitar?

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