Great Gifts for Teenagers

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Give your teen the gift of your time. Make a date to take them someplace they really want to go - take them out to dinner, etc. Make it about more than just "we'll go shopping and you can get stuff." Spend some time getting to know your teenager.

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Penny added this item on November 8, 2009

Sandy V voted on November 18, 2009

Sandy V commented on November 18, 2009 - Teens want time with their friends, but they also want and need time with their parents. Making a date lets the teens know they are still important, and parents are still fun : )

Penny voted on November 26, 2009

Deb P voted on October 26, 2012

softballmom0017 voted on November 5, 2012

filomenablack1 commented on November 28, 2012 - Kids will be delighted if they are taken out for a nice ride and to a nice place. The place should be such that they can have fun and learn something from it. activities for kids in nyc

Zi D voted on December 3, 2012

Zi D commented on December 3, 2012 - are you serious? how would YOU have felt if your parents told you they'd give you "time" instead of gifts! this only works for rich neglected kids who have everything. get REAL

3 Votes

My teens like the little travel tins from Scentsy, they put them in their lockers and gym bags for a great scent. They make great stocking stuffers! You can get them at www.danacarey.scentsy.us

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D C added this item on November 26, 2009

E C voted on November 26, 2009

J C voted on November 26, 2009

Carey C voted on November 26, 2009

Carey C commented on November 26, 2009 - These are really cool! Great for your car too.

2 Votes

iTunes or Amazon gift cards. Or Visa gift cards.

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Jenny G added this item on November 7, 2009

Sandy D voted on November 23, 2009

Deb P voted on October 26, 2012

2 Votes

Books - There are AMAZING young adult books out there for any reader. If you're in the MN area, visit the Red Balloon bookshop on Grand, they can help you pick out fabulous books.

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Penny added this item on November 8, 2009

Sandy D voted on November 13, 2009

Sandy D commented on November 13, 2009 - For the almost-to-college crowd might appreciate the less read classics (like Lolita) or poetry (Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton or Pablo Neruda) - if only to impress the girls.

Michele C voted on November 18, 2009

1 Votes

Warm fuzzy blankets & Pillows. We gave our 3 teens (10, 13, 17) these last year and I was amazed how much they loved them. We also hosted a teenager from Germany last year and she loved her's too.

Carolyn O added this item on November 18, 2009

Michele C voted on November 18, 2009

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Encourage activity! Skateboard, membership to the Y, membership to a rock climbing gym, horseback riding lessons, ice skates, sign them up for a class they've been wanting to take - dance, circus, whatever, disc golf supplies, etc.

Penny added this item on November 8, 2009

Penny voted on November 26, 2009

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Teen Girls - Unique Jewelry. I am a consultant for a new Dichroic Glass Jewelry line - very sparkly. You can check it out at www.snowflakegems.com - If you find something that will "wow" your teen - Just mention this posting for a 25% discount.

Carolyn O added this item on November 18, 2009

Carolyn O voted on November 18, 2009

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A cell phone with free parental controls! You can block callers, set time limits - like no phone during school hours! And best of all put money in separate wallets so they learn the value of a $. Take 15% off any phone at http://www.kajeet.com/michele

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Michele C added this item on November 18, 2009

Michele C voted on November 18, 2009

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iPod touch. You can get me one, too. :)

Sandy D added this item on November 7, 2009

Sandy D voted on November 7, 2009

0 Votes

Jewelry is a big hit if your daughter/cousin/sister is into that. My sister has a lot of silver but I bought her some chunky matching jewelry. Also if she is into the Twilight Series, they have a ton of things online and at book stores for the movies!

McMama added this item on November 18, 2009

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Teens/tweens...a great idea is get their closest friends and book a painting party order pizza and be the coolest mom. It will give you an opportunity to catch up while they enjoy their friends and some painting. Try this site www.polkadotpartyshoppe.com

Michelle C added this item on November 28, 2012

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Teens should also start learning to think of others, not just themselves. Ask your child to pick out a charity that they would like donated to - and then to "donate" one of their gifts to that charity. So, if you were going to spend $50, it goes there.

Penny added this item on November 8, 2009

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Everything teenagers want these days costs mega bucks.....this is tough when you have relatives wanting to buy them a little something..... we tell everyone to buy them Amazon gift cards then they can compile them and buy something they really want!

Carrie G added this item on November 14, 2009

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Portable DVD player. Useful and something anyone who likes movies will love. I got one for Christmas and it's like a magnet for everyone.

Aunt Vicki added this item on January 27, 2011

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Driving Teenagers - My daughter and her friends love to hang out at Applebee's (Friday night & 1/2 price appetizers). Gift certificates for the kids "hang out" place are great gift ideas for then and she often gives her friends these too.

Carolyn O added this item on November 18, 2009

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susie ibarra's "songbird suite" at www.tzadik.com . i have one teenager recovering from an unfortunate drug habit she picked up going to too many raves, and this cd helps her calm down, relax, focus on her breathing, and makes her more attentive to things

Aaron S added this item on November 26, 2009

Aaron S commented on November 26, 2009 - it helps with the twitches

0 Votes

I'm desperately looking for ideas for our 14 & 13 YO boys-they live w/mom, her folks are rich. Is it okay to send them gift cards from their dad & stepmom? Live in small town & have no computer... ideas?

Angela C added this item on November 27, 2009

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Teenagers are really hard to buy clothes for because they can be so picky, so a shopping spree is a great idea! If you're shopping for a girl, taking her to get a mani & pedi is a good idea I do that for my neices & they love it

Lindsay W added this item on December 17, 2012

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"Movie Bucket" - Use a popcorn bucket, add microwave popcorn, bottle of pop, movie size candy, a video and/or a gift certificate for local movie theater.

Carolyn O added this item on November 18, 2009

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My method: 1 BIG item, 1 pc of clothing, 1-2 books, 1 game-either board or video, 1 music cd, & something to tie in with their interests- a model, band book, collectible, etc. Smellies, jewelry, wallets, cinema & fun gift cards for family & in stocking

Sue H added this item on November 18, 2009

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Gift cards at local movie houses are perfect. I've always used them for teens, and they never failed to please.

Silver F added this item on November 18, 2009

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Skincare products are always a hit. I ran across this amazing deal http://www.deadseaspacare.com/b6g4.html (paste this special offer link into your browser) from Dead Sea Spa Care www.deadseaspacare.com I took care of 10 gifts for a very minimal cost.

Edith T added this item on November 18, 2009

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a magazine subscription

Deb P added this item on October 26, 2012

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Teenagers are really hard to buy clothes for because they can be so picky, so a shopping spree is a great idea! If you're shopping for a girl, taking her to get a mani & pedi is a good idea I do that for my neices & they love it

Lindsay W added this item on December 17, 2012

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Teens/tweens...a great idea is get their closest friends and book a painting party order pizza and be the coolest mom. It will give you an opportunity to catch up while they enjoy their friends and some painting. Try this site www.polkadotpartyshoppe.com

Michelle C added this item on November 28, 2012

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a magazine subscription

Deb P added this item on October 26, 2012

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