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The Christmas List – The Young Hipster

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Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Tween Gift GuideI don’t have a teen (yet), but Ethan celebrated his birthday in the weekend and at 11, his wish list was incredibly short, expensive and totally lacking in inspiration.  Something along the lines of;

  1. Xbox One
  2. Money

Sound familiar?  

I’m not one for buying-for-the-sake-of-buying so in order to come up with something to go under the tree (that wasn’t a bucket of cash!) I decided to create a sort-of package gift that addressed a current need.

With E off to intermediate next year (read more about that here), I’ve been meaning to tackle his desk for some time and create a functional space that he would feel motivated to sit and do his homework at – I realise this is a massive stretch but one must try!  Ethan’s desk is very little, which is fine as his room is also very little.  It’s an old school desk I purchased for $25 from Junk ‘n’ Disorderly and repainted a fresh white.  

I needed to maximise storage on E’s desk so started my wee gift project with the banter.morph wooden crate from Warehouse Stationery and added some bits and pieces as I went.

The crate comes in a cute flat-pack and is super sturdy with plenty of room to hide all of that boy-junk that accumulates between tidying.

To finish the gift I selected a couple of different sized spiral bound notebooks, some pens and I couldn’t go past that soda bottle!  Perfect for sipping on while smashing out homework!  I hope lol.

TIP: Shopping one range only (rather than wandering aimlessly around the store) gave my distracted-shopping-self some focus and I had this desk-pack picked out in less then 10 minutes!  The new banter.morph range at Warehouse Stationery plays on combining functional pieces with on-trend decor items in fun colour-pops, perfect for the hard to please hard to buy for tween/teen!Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Tween Gift Guide

Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Tween Gift Guide

Shop the banter.morph look: Wooden Crate, Soda Bottle, A4 Notebook, A5 Notebook, Pens

I love how this wee project turned out!  I only scratched the surface of what’s on offer from the new banter.morph range which is available exclusively at Warehouse Stationery.  Prices start from just $3.99 so consider your stocking stuffers sorted!

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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

11 thoughts on “The Christmas List – The Young Hipster”

  1. That looks awesome thank you 🙂 It gives me some ore ideas for mr turning 10 on the 4th of January 🙂

  2. Wow … Good reading and thanks for the ideas.. The older my son gets the harder he is to buy for .. Basically I feel like I just become a machine gun and fire out $50 bills to them all . ?

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