keepsake gift for 13yo boy?? Ideas needed

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Registered: 08-21-2003
keepsake gift for 13yo boy?? Ideas needed
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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 8:05pm

Of course, his idea of a keepsake gift is a cell phone.

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Registered: 11-19-2010
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 2:33am
I have a 13 yr old boy and doesn't mind a keep sake gift. Just recently I gave him a dog tag with a gothic cross carved into it. He wears it daily and really likes. I gave it to him to remind him who he can get strength, courage and support from. But we are religious so if your not maybe y'all can come up with something like it with something else on it.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 2:14pm

How about a letter then? She could write to him about her wishes for him, maybe some of her own childhood memories and

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Registered: 01-06-2006
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:53pm
What about some handwritten memories from his childhood or favorite experiences or stories they share? One of my mom's all time favorite gifts is a binder from her father (who is now 91 and going strong) that details his travels and accomplishments.

One of my favorites is an ornament that has a Christmas message from my grandparents recorded on it. My grandmother passed away in February and I can't wait to pull out the ornament this year so I can hear her voice again.

Just a few thoughts...
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 9:02am
Welcome to the board. I wish I could think of something, but at this moment I can't. I can understand your MIL's thoughts behind it and its very thoughtful. I still have the carousel horse my grandfather gave me for my 13th birthday, which also was the last birthday I was able to celebrate with him before he passed. Things like that hold such special memories! I hope someone comes along and gives you some good suggestions!
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Registered: 07-25-2007
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 7:27am

How about a microscope or telescope?

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Registered: 08-21-2003
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 10:42pm

MIL is very sentimental.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 8:17pm

Could you elaborate more on why it has to be a keepsake gift? What are his interests? Maybe it could have something to do with those. In general, 13 year old boys don't appreciate keepsakes as much as they will appreciate them when they are older. But I do think it's possible to find a keepsake based on the things he likes, like a signed baseball or something. I would wait on the pocket watch for a few more years, though.