Fun, Stylish Gift Ideas for Teens this Holiday Season
Special to The Truth
The holiday gift-giving
season can be a particularly trying time for those shopping
for teens. But don’t stress. Cool gift ideas abound, no
matter what your teens’ tastes and interests are. Here are a
few to consider.
Know a young athlete?
Improve his or her training sessions with a set of
high-quality waterproof headphones, which will make all
those laps around the track a bit more pleasant, rain or
If you have a bigger
budget to work with, a fitness tracker is a useful tool for
those looking to more closely track their progress.
For the Crafty Ones
The creative DIY
marketplace is brimming with cool kits for crafting and
customizing items that express one’s personal style.
For crafty teens, check
out the new DIY kits from STMT, which are available online
and in-stores at Target, Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom and
Toys"R"Us. They include a Hand Stamped Jewelry kit for
making unique gold and silver earrings and necklaces
designed with names, initials and charms, as well as a new
DIY Journaling Set -- a perfect gift for those who write,
scrap-book or journal and want to do so in style. The 70
pages spiral journal comes with patterns, chipboard frames
and sparkling glitter tape.
For those recipients who
have an interest in creating hand-crafted bath products,
consider gifting an STMT DIY Bath Bombs kit, containing
everything one might need to make colorful and fragrant bath
bombs, along with an instruction booklet with tips and
Don’t fret! A customized
guitar strap or pick punch are fun stocking stuffers for
guitarists. Or, help drummers keep the beat with a set of
personalized drumsticks inscribed with a name or message.
You can also simply foster
music appreciation with tickets to a show or concert, or
help your teen discover new music with an iTunes or Spotify
For Avid Readers
Bibliophiles can never get
their hands on enough books. Help satisfy the craving for
new reading material with a book subscription. Whether it’s
an e-book subscription that periodically delivers new titles
to an e-reader, or a service that delivers printed material
by mail, this is a gift that keeps on giving, all year long.
For the College Bound
For those teens heading
off to college soon, consider a gift card to a big box
retailer specializing in all the supplies they will need to
set up a dorm room and make it feel like home.
Whether your teens are
artistic, sporty or anything in between, consider thoughtful
gifts that suit their interests and encourage them do what