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Is your teen’s birthday coming up? Maybe there is a high school graduation gift you need to buy, but you have no idea what to get them…? We have put together a list of the top 5 gifts for teens (boys and girls).
1.) Gift Cards: This is a great ‘out’ if you have looked and looked but just can’t find anything you think they would like. A great option for someone over sixteen would be a gas card. If you aren’t sure where your teen likes to shop, opt for a neutral choice like a Visa gift card.
Gift Card Ideas:
*Academy: Sports & Outdoors
2.) Merkury Headphones & Earbuds from BestBuy.com: I recently purchased a pair Merkury headphones, from the Macbeth Collection, on clearance for only $6.98!! They are good quality, noise cancelling headphones and come in many different patterns and designs to suit the tastes of both boys and girls. (This is a great alternative to the very popular Dr. Dre headphones which retail for almost $200!)
**Merkury Macbeth Headphones usually range from $5.99-$19.99
3.) For the athletic teen in your life, consider gifting them an iPod shuffle. They are great to take on runs or listen to while working out. They are small, and clip right onto your clothes.
**iPod shuffles start at $49.00
4.) Whether you are shopping for a girly-girl obsessed with skin care and makeup, or an acne prone teenage boy, the Clarisonic Mia, or Mia2, is a great gift to give! Though, this is more of a splurge item, I have heard great things about the Clarisonic and if your teenager has acne-prone skin, it may be worth the investment.
**The Clarisonic Mia begins at $119, with the Mia2 beginning at $149.
5.) For the bookworm look into giving the gift of an e-reader. With the Amazon Kindle starting at $79 and the Nook Simple Touch starting at $99 these are relatively affordable options if you are buying for your own son or daughter.
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