I'm curious about what other people got their preteens/teens for Christmas this year.
My 12yo ds asked for Legos, iTunes gift cards and socks (yup, socks).
We're just doing stocking this year but 11 yo ds's was a nice one. He said it was the best Christmas ever until I reminded him of the super awesome present (a laptop) he got last year:-)
His stocking had a Minecraft t-shirt, a sheet of Minecraft block magnets, a phantom keystroker (a gag gadget you plug into someone's computer and it types random messages like "I can see you"), weird putty, a squeezy ball thing, a mini screwdriver set (a freebie from some company), a mini puppy calendar, lipbalm, pez, astronaut ice cream, and chocolate coins.
ETA: Just remembered, we also bought him a few computer games from his Steam wishlist. We bought them a few days ago since they were on a limited time sale. One was $15, and two were $5 each. Not something to open Christmas morning since the games are on the website, though.
DS 12, from us, got a pair of tickets to a Globe Trotter game, a couple graphic novels, a crepe pan and a recipe book. He got some movies, books, money and some new clothes from various relatives.
DD 15, from us, got a couple books, a graphic novel, a set of nice mechanical pencils and an outfit from her favorite store. From family she got more clothing, money and a couple kindle books.
Late answer, but in case you want ideas for next year:
DS19 - a watch (dressy, leather band, simple face with roman numerals), a jacket (classic Harrington), How Music Works by David Byrne (a book about the music business - DS plays in a couple of bands and they have been recording and selling independently)
DD16 - supplies for an overseas trip next year where she will be spending time in the bush (First Aid kit, Emergency kit, crank flashlight, some camping/hiking stuff), clothes (hoodie, knit hat and infinity wrap), Daisy by Marc Jacobs (a set with eau de toilette, body lotion and shower gel), Grimm's Fairy Tales - the new Philip Pullman version.