So I started with a few basics, hot glue gun, foam block, a pile of candy and chocolate bars. This is what it looked like before.
After the 13 year old recipient took his gift home this is the text I got from his Mom...
"Such a cool gift. Thank you so much. I have to tell you I've never had one of my kids say we need to take a picture of this present before we open it. Then he sent it his grandma to see! Truly-not typical behaviour." I think he liked it, that made my day.