10 gifts that your adult kid wants almost as much as cash

Posted: 24 November 2020 4:10 pm
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Just because your child has grown up doesn't mean they're too old to enjoy the perfect present.

Your kid might work hard to convince you that they're a responsible adult now, but even the most sensible salesperson or no-nonsense neuroscientist or can feel young again when unwrapping the right gift. Even if they're too old to ask for all the latest toys, they probably still have a few items on their wishlist.

We've made it easy for you by finding 10 things that will make your adult child feel like a kid again.


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1. LEGO Ideas FRIENDS Central Perk

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $89.99

Has your kid spent the last 15 years watching Friends on an endless loop ever since the finale aired? Then they'll love this nostalgia-inducing LEGO set that allows them to recreate their favourite fictional coffee shop and get the gang back together again - even Gunther. Relive all of Chandler's jokes, Phoebe's songs, Ross and Rachel's kisses, Joey's flirtations and Monica's freakouts with this iconic set.


Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Brown Classic Instant Camera

2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Brown Classic Instant Camera

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $199

For the photography enthusiast or selfie-taker in your life, this polaroid camera from Fujifilm is the perfect blend of style and substance. With a classic, retro design and modes for indoor, outdoor and lowlight conditions, this camera can capture your favourite moments and turn them into a credit card-sized print in just seconds.


Theragun PRO

3. Theragun PRO

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $699 (20% off original list price of $899)

If your kid likes to work out or holds a lot of stress in their body, this massage gun will give them the gift of relaxation. Designed to be used on any muscle group, the Theragun Pro comes with six attachments that get deep into muscle to reduce soreness and tension. You can control the speed and force settings using the Theragun app.


Bose QC35 QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones

4. Bose QC35 QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $376.95 (28% off original list price of 523.95)

Featured on our roundup of the best Bluetooth headphones in Australia, it's no secret that we're fans of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. These noise-cancelling headphones sound great and feel comfortable even after hours of wear. While they rival some of the best premium headsets available, they're more affordable than a lot of other options and can often be found at a discounted price.


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5. Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con Console

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $484.95

Make your grown-up kid feel like a kid again with the popular Nintendo Switch gaming console.

Nintendo offers a huge range of games so whether they're interested in sports and fitness, puzzles, adventures or superheroes, they'll find something they enjoy from Nintendo's extensive collection. Ths switch can be connected to a TV to take advantage of the big screen but it can also be unplugged and used as a handheld device which makes it easy to travel with.


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6. Lenovo Smart Clock

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $79

Reward the smart cookie in your life with a smart clock assistant so they'll never wake up on the wrong side of the bed again. This mini smart speaker has a touch screen and can be controlled using your voice thanks to Google Assistant. It allows you to set alarms, play music and check the weather with simple voice commands. When it's paired with other smart devices such as smart lights or appliances, you can use it to turn off the lights at night or make a cup of coffee first thing in the morning.


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7. Cards Against Humanity Bigger Blacker Box

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $35

One of the best party games ever created, Cards Against Humanity now offers even more raucous fun with the Bigger Blacker Box expansion pack. Designed to be paired with the original game, this add-on has 20 new cards, 50 blank cards and according to the manufacturer, a few additional surprises. This risqué game practically guarantees a good time and a fair amount of awkward laughter.


Lavazza A Modo Mio Tiny Capsule Coffee Machine

8. Lavazza A Modo Mio Tiny Capsule Coffee Machine

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $80

If you've ever told your child to save the money they spend on their daily latte or cappuccino for something bigger, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. This Lavazza capsule coffee machine offers delicious espresso for a fraction of the cost of other coffee machines. It's compact enough to fit in even the smallest apartment kitchen and brews coffee in just 25 seconds.


2 X Baileys Strawberry and Cream 700ml

9. 2 X Baileys Strawberry and Cream

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $84.99

Dessert lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike will love this pack of two 700ml Baileys Strawberry and Cream liqueur. With flavours of vanilla, strawberry and white chocolate, this delicious drink can be used in cocktails and shakes or poured over ice and enjoyed on its own. If you're lucky, they might even share a drink or two with you.


The I'm So Hungover Cookbook: Restorative recipes to ease your pain by Jack Camp

10. The I'm So Hungover Cookbook: Restorative recipes to ease your pain by Jack Camp

Where to buy: Buy at eBay

Price: $29.62

If you want to give your kid something fun and useful this year, check out this hangover cure book from Aussie food writer Jack Campbell. This cookbook is filled with recipes for comfort food and guilty pleasure meals that help you recover from a big night out. As an added bonus, the next time you visit, they'll have some new recipes to impress you with.

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