Wednesday, December 10, 2008

TEEN Gifts - Be Creative, From Twilight to Surf Camp and Everything in Between!

A quick guide with recommendations on gifts for teen girls and boys that are creative, ranging from affordable to extravagant, and always fun!
Feeling frustrated roaming the malls looking for that something special for your teen? Finding it harder and harder to find that perfect "ta-dah" present? Shopping for teens can be crazy, they either want everything, or your teen has no answer to the cheerfully offered, "so, whats on your list to Santa this year?" "I dunnos" are followed by "whatever," only to be concluded with "clothes?" While I love the thrill of locating that perfect gift, the gift you know will totally make their morning, I also know when that "perfect" gift just isn't to be found, there is a lot of fun in being a little crazy and creative. Teen boys and girls who love the ocean will love this idea. If you can afford to get really wild and crazy and your teen tends to get bored in the summer, think "board" as in SURF BOARD or Surf Camp!
Creative use of those stockings hung by the chimmney with care, can be the perfect home for gift certificates to fun places:
Last year we stuffed stockings with gift certificates from Chipotle -- I haven't been to a Chipolte lately and haven't seen 50 teenagers lined up for chow, my boys loved that card. Baja Fresh, Dominoes, Panera and Red Robin have also been very popular with my kids (and their friends!) Not sure if there are any teen girls who haven't seen Twilight yet; for those who have seen the movie, I'm thinking the replica of Twilight's Roasalie's necklace would be a guaranteed hit! Twilight Posters and Twiglight T-shirts are also a pretty safe bet right now, with the younger teen girls especially. If there are kids out there that haven't seen Twilight yet, Movie Theater gift certificates are always appreciated teen boys and girls!
My thirteen year old daughter would flip for a Sephora Gift Certificate. My teen girl is also a great bargain bidder and I recently saw that you can purchase gift cards for EBAY! No arguments on bidding, she has her own purchasing power on Ebay with that gift card!
Teenage girls who love a day at the mall would love getting a few hours with a personal shopper helping them create that perfect look! Maybe your teen girl is more of a Project Runway type of girl, try a gift with a creative spin on it, like designing her own purse! The love affair between teenagers and music continues in the new millenium. What teen boys and teen girls don't have and Ipod anymore? I tunes gift cards are always welcomed in our house. Tickets to a concert with their favorite band. Skullcandy Earbuds are on sale for $9.99 at my always favorite Target! Aside from things, and certificates to get things, I think giving memories, or events, can be a fun option for that teen that has everything, or wants everything, or doesn't know what they want at all! Local College Sporting Events can be fun! Are you close to a local sports arena that hosts any of your city's professional sports teams? You would be suprised how easy it can be to write to the marketing department of a sports team and get an autographed picture of a player. Or get tickets to the big game! If your in a snowy part of the country, try giving a crazy ski hat and gloves with Ski Lift Tickets inside the hat for your local ski resort for a fun day in the snow! "Home made" gift certificates allow you to personalize a bit. Try giving your kid a day of paintballing with 2 friends on a paint splattered "gift certificate" hand made from mom and dad. Or, if you really like a showstopper, consider giving a Limo for the night. (One of my friends got that for her son, who promptly "saved" it for prom!). For teens in college - college themed gifts are fun - and useful. I'm getting my college boy some much needed new clothes, the gift box will be a "cool looking" laundry basket, on top will be two rolls of quarters, and right beside the basket will be a big thing of laundry soap. The gift card is going to be a laminated Laundry Instructions guide. The poor kid has zero white clothing left in his closet and drawers at school. For that matter, if the kid needs dorm supplies, all kinds of dorm living materials can always be found at Bed Bath and Beyond. Now that all college kids have their own laptops and/or computers at school - an office type trashcan filled with office supplies for their dorm room is helpful too - printer paper, ink cartridges, highlighters, stapler, clips etc, My favorite teen gift I'm giving this year is to my new college kid; a poster sized blow up of a picture of him with his tight group of buddies that have been friends since Junior High and still continue to be just like a big 'ole pack of bear cubs together. That picture, I think.... will be my "ta-dah" Christmas morning, that simple picture of friendship and laughter might just elicit a 7 year old's happy grin - on my 18 year old boy/man's face. A moms reward, a happy smile.
From my perspective, that is the joy of Christmas! Giving an ear to ear grin to someone you love with all your heart!

10 comments:

Michael said...

When you are choosing promotional items, make sure that they appeal to the sensibilities of the customers you want to attract. If your promotional items fail to gel with the audience, they are of no use. People should not only regularly use them but also relate them with your products. What’s the use of giving promotional pen to CEO of a company? He might be having hundreds of pens with him; moreover, a pen will not match his stature. Try to read customers’ mind while buying promotional items, so that they are happy to have them. You can also gift promotional gifts to your employees, if your intent is to increase productivity or motivate them.

Palymama said...

These are some creative gift ideas for teens - above and beyond what you usually see. I particularly liked the poster idea. I've found that anytime I give something that is more "creative idea" than money..it tends to be a hit. p.S. - what's with the comment from "Michael" - that looks like spam to me.

Anonymous said...

New York will beam disaster alerts to Xbox gamers soon. 'Liberty City' to test emergency broadcasts via consoles reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/25/xbox_ebs/

Anonymous said...

I am considering buying a new laptop with a TV tuner card which will allow me to connect my Playstation 3 to it and use the monitor as a TV.What will actually be connected to my laptop (cable wise)? From my understanding, all I need is the HDMI cable from my PS3 to the laptop and it will provide the sound and video. I am probably wrong though.

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Last week I found this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Wii Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online sports game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Last week I discovered this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Ps3 Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online Nhl2k game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. A week ago I trapped on this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Xbox tournaments for money[/url]
They say you can play online EA sports game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Good day !.
You re, I guess , probably curious to know how one can collect a huge starting capital .
There is no need to invest much at first. You may start to receive yields with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you need
The firm represents an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

It is based in Panama with affiliates around the world.
Do you want to become a happy investor?
That`s your chance That`s what you really need!

I`m happy and lucky, I began to take up income with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. If it gets down to select a proper companion who uses your funds in a right way - that`s the AimTrust!.
I take now up to 2G every day, and what I started with was a funny sum of 500 bucks!
It`s easy to start , just click this link http://yhurerajyj.o-f.com/sugakut.html
and lucky you`re! Let`s take our chance together to become rich

Anonymous said...

Thank you :-) look at this emo boy style on this blog:
http://emo--boys.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Good day, sun shines!
There have been times of troubles when I felt unhappy missing knowledge about opportunities of getting high yields on investments. I was a dump and downright pessimistic person.
I have never imagined that there weren't any need in big starting capital.
Nowadays, I feel good, I begin to get real income.
It's all about how to choose a proper partner who uses your funds in a right way - that is incorporate it in real business, and shares the income with me.

You may get interested, if there are such firms? I'm obliged to tell the truth, YES, there are. Please get to know about one of them:
http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Followers