DS1's birthday was on Monday. He turned 19, which is legal drinking age here. He's now a legal adult, in every respect (voting, signing contracts, joining military, drinking, etc. etc.). We still haven't bought his birthday present, because we have no idea what to get him!! Looking for any thoughts that anyone might have. We don't usually have a problem choosing gifts for him, but I'm really stumped. His interests include:
Videogames (he has 3-4 systems, and doesn't really want any others right now)
Acting (he's taking acting at college, in fact)
Reading (not a lot, but when a series gets his attention, he devours it)
Comic books (esp. Spider-Man, and a few other Marvel titles, but mostly Spider-Man)
umm.....let's see...he's also been interested in leatherwork, but hasn't actively pursued it in a while. He started to learn to crochet years ago. He's expressed interest in learning all kinds of other crafts/skills (random sampling of things he wants to learn "some day": Tae Kwon Do, dance, glass blowing, blacksmithing, spinning wool...lots of other stuff, but I can't remember it all). However, his time is pretty booked up with his schoolwork, job, gymnastics coaching (at his old high school) and girlfriend. I don't think he'd have time for any classes.lessons we might try to buy for him.
He has a decent assortment of juggling equipment. He owns a laptop (grad gift from us, which he uses mostly for school), and has a fairly new cellphone. He has an iPod, with most of the music he could want on it...and I think he still has money on the iTunes gift card his best buddy gave him for Christmas. He enjoys getting gift cards and cash, but really prefers an actual gift from his close family.
I'm stumped. Any thoughts? The time constraints, and the fact that he already has a bunch of the "extras" (laptop, cellphone, video game systems, etc.) make this one a hard call.