I need to get something special for my son Alex living in the Air Force barracks in Texas. He's far from home and this is his first Christmas on his own. But he has a lot of rules to follow, he doesn't have his own place, he'll have to move soon. What do I get?

What's the point in getting a sweater if he can only watch it on weekends?

Same with watches and video games.

Right now he can't use tools, or lamps, or framed pictures.

What should I get for a boy in the barracks? It needs to be really, really special and I'm stumped!