My son seems to be gravitating away from toys. He still likes them, he just doesnt play with them. With friends, they mostly play sports (football, dodge ball, tag, etc) or pokemon / magic cards. Or they play on their hand held devices (ipods, ds)
He still loves the idea of opening presents and being surprised, yet he hasn't come up with many ideas on his wish list and I am falling short of fun ideas.
Some things I have thought of are
he will need a new bike in the spring.
He really wants a tablet - an ipad or if not that a kindle fire or nook. I am not sure if this is peer pressure (it seems that several of his friends and classmates are starting to get these) or if he really wants it, but he already has an ipod (his father gave him his - and he plays the free free games.)
I have already bought him a sleeping bag and head lamp. Some headphones and a 25 dollar itune gift card - so he can buy the full version of games for the ipod.
BUT I still want to get him something else. And my mom is struggling to pick out a gift as well. Maybe its a tough age as they are growing out of toys, but still are children, you know? Any ideas?