Gifts for Son


My Little One

by Tennessee Williams

My little one whose tongue is dumb,
whose fingers cannot hold to things,
who is so mercilessly young,
he leaps upon the instant things,

I hold him not. Indeed, who could?
He runs into the burning wood.
Follow, follow if you can!
He will come out grown to a man

and not remember whom he kissed,
who caught him by the slender wrist
and bound him by a tender yoke
which, understanding not, he broke.

Gift ideas

Electronics: Web Cam

Is a loved one moving away, or indeed, are you moving away? Why not give Ka web cam so you can keep in touch? With high-speed internet connections being available almost anywhere in the world, it is easy enough to keep in touch.

Home Movie

A lovely gift for those about to move away is a home-made movie. Get your family and / or friends together to tape messages of best wishes, shared memories and funny stories. Put on a DVD, this gift has the potential to be the most treasured of all times!

It is also a great holiday gift for those who already live far away: if you can't spend the holidays together, the video will bring you a little closer.

Sweets: Yellow Candy in a Jar

Need a gift for someone who is feeling blue? Help them 'beat the blues' and give a jar of yellow-coloured candy (or in fact, any other yellow items).
Your message could read "Green is the colour of hope, regeneration and strength. I'm giving you a little yellow to turn your blues into a beautiful green!".

Gifts that moved people

Acoustic guitar

Brian, 22 got this from his parents and said:

This gift was such a great gift because it was exactly what I wanted and my parents knew that I really wanted to learn how to play guitar.


Joseph, 34 got this from his parents and said:

I was getting older, and seeing other kids riding bikes. My birthday is in Fall, so the summer was past but it was still nice out. When I saw my own bike that day for my birthday, I was so happy, though it still took me a while to learn how to ride. :-)

Gifts gone wrong...

Remote control car

Scott, 22 got this from his parents and said:

The thing about this gift that made it a bad gift was because it wasn't what I asked for. It was what my brother asked "Santa Claus" for Christmas. So that is when I found out the Santa Claus wasn't real.


Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.

Chinese Proverb

You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.

Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.

Irish Saying

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

Charles Wadsworth