Teenage girls and guys are often difficult to buy for because fads change overnight. If you like to buy early, the hot, hot, hot fall items have waned by December 25 making you look dated and stuffy. Creating excitement is your job as one of Santa’s Elves and this list of gift cards will get you through it.
Don’t feel like you are copping out when you give a gift card. Wrap it creatively in a small gift! This can be very a very fun or funky item. After the other gifts have all been unwrapped a gift card can keep a teen busy and happy dreaming of what he can buy online that afternoon. Anticipation is part of excitement and his anticipation of receiving what he just ordered is part of the fun.
A big plus here is that gift cards can be purchased in the amount you have budgeted. A win/win!
Your teenage girl and guy will love gift cards from:
This trendy store is all about their style. If your teen is into music this store has the best in band shirts, hoodies and CD’s. They also carry all the fun items to wear to a show or a party. Hot Topic only carries the top trends and the most funky items. Sparkly red heels might be a top seller but your teen may prefer checked Vans. So let them choose. Pick up a gift card and also some crazy looking band buttons and stickers. Wrap the card in a small box and cover it with the trendy band stickers and buttons. Top with a metallic bow.
Journeys carries the brands teens crave. Hundreds of brands to choose from. From Ugg’s to Van’s. From Hello Kitty to Dollhouse. Guys have equal time here and can choose from Timberland to Banana Blues, from Converse to Hurley. They have a great online catalog that guarantees the perfect fit. Go to Journeys in the mall and choose a funky, wild pair of socks. Use one sock as a gift bag for their card. Stuff the sock with the other sock and with a bunch of Tootsie Rolls!
Every teen girl and guy has to eat. One of the most trendy places to go right now is Chipotle. They have antibiotic free meals and buy local produce whenever possible. You couldn’t do better choosing something healthy that they love. They have high tech restaurants that kids like to hang out in. When you buy your card, ask for a cup and a large bag. Fill the bag with styrofoam peanuts and put the cup in the center with the card inside along with some Red Hots candy! Put a lid on the cup and finish filling the bag. It will rattle! Staple the bag closed with a few straws and napkins on the outside for a fun presentation.
Local High School Sports Store
It’s likely your teens are into sports and play on their high school or city teams. Every high school has a local store where they sell school merchandise from area high schools and colleges. Letterman Jackets, Sweats, Tee shirts, etc emblazoned with local team names and logos. Pick up a skull cap for them with a logo from either from their high school or from the college they plan to attend. Turn the hat into a gift bag with the gift card inside. Fold and tie it with shoe laces in team colors.
Yes! Teens are the first into the newest technology and often parents and grandparents don’t have a clue what is cutting edge. Here is where you find the toys for a teenage girl and guy! A gift card here will be a thrill for your high tech teen who can choose from all the latest gadgets. Wrap this card in an empty NEW CD case filled with Mini Chicklets. Wrap it with computer paper that is covered with personal Christmas greeting to them in different fonts. Top with a candy cane and a bow.
Teenage girls and guys are the most fun to buy for because everyone else messes up! This year you will be the one to shine with your Christmas gift.