Teen Gifts They’ll Love

Teen Gift Guide

This season it’s all about vintage for your teen!  Champion and Adidas sweatshirts, along with old school college sweatshirts are a hit for teen girls.  Rugbies? You know it!  Ahh, takes me back to the Coca Cola rugby I had in high school – anyone else?  Take a look at our top 9 picks for your teen this holiday season:

  1. Champion Sweatshirt – It’s all about the Champion logo.  My daughter found an old Champion sweatshirt I had from the 90s and couldn’t have been more excited!  Champion is making a comeback in a more pronounced fashion than before.  Pac Sun has a great collection of different Champion sweatshirts along with a lot of other vintage hoodies and sweatshirts.

Champion sweatshirt for teen gift

2.  Simple jewelry is another great idea for your teen girl.  This Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace is a great way to make it more personal for your teen.

Monogram Necklace for Teen Girl

 

3.  Hoodies, hoodies, and more hoodies.  This Trefoil Hoodie (Adidas Originals) is also available in more colors if your teen isn’t a fan of army green.

Top hoody for teen girl

4.  Vans in all shapes, colors, and sizes – but we are loving the Vans with faux lining (available in hi-top and sneakers) – more colors available!

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5.  What teen doesn’t love to smell good?  Mixologie has these great Gift Set Trio Baskets that include a lotion, perfume roll-on, and a bath bomb – and I know from experience that they smell amazing!  I love the Crisp Vanilla, but there a bunch of other flavors too.

Top lotion gifts for teens

6. It may be winter, but Birkenstocks are still a hit.  Pair these ‘Arizona’ White Birko-Flor sandals with some big, furry socks and your teen is ready to go!

top gifts for teens birkenstocks

7. Adidas Training Pants never go out of style. Enough said.

Adidas training pants top teen gift

 

8.  Zip-ups and rugbies are also back in style.  Check out Pac Sun for some great options for both.

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9.  The Hydroflask – also available in flamingo pink and mint green.  This is sure to be a hit!

top teen gift hyrdroflask

Well, there you go – shopping for your teen girl just got a LOT easier.  For more gift inspiration this holiday season, follow us here on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram.  We’ve got some great gift guides coming soon!  We hope you like our new site too!  Let us know in the comments – we’d love to hear from you!

Natural Deodorant that Works

I’ve always been a little skeptical about “natural” deodorants.  Let me take a step back.  If you’ve ever worked out with me, you will know that I sweat a lot (guess who’s writing this article (ha ha!).  So, I have put many anti-perspirants and deodorants to the test and have only found a select few that work.  But, as I get further into my 40s, I’m trying to make my daily routine as healthy as possible.  And, since aluminum has been linked to breast cancer, I thought now would be a good time to try to rid this from my daily routine.

Native Deodorant Coconut Vanilla
Native Deodorant Coconut Vanilla

I tried Native deodorant in Coconut Vanilla, which it turns out is their most popular scent.  Native instructs first-time users to try it for 10 days giving your body enough time to rid itself of other aluminum-based products you may have been using.  The other instruction is to wash first, then apply lightly.  That may sound like a pain, but I just grabbed a washcloth each morning, rinsed, dried, and applied.  Pretty simple and I was set for the day.

The good news is that it worked – no bad body odor!  It’s important to remember this is a deodorant and not an anti-perspirant.  I did not notice a difference in how much I perspired but others that reviewed with me noticed a small increase.

My recommendation is to go for it and Go Native.  I really liked the deodorant and I feel good that I am ridding myself of a potentially harmful substance that I was using on a daily basis.  Did I mention, it’s also paraben-free? Native offers a collection of amazing scents like coconut lime, lavender and rose, and even pumpkin spice latte (how fun is that?). They also have a sensitive line and a full line for men.

Don’t forget about your tweens and teens!  Just remind them how to use it.  Rinse, dry, and apply (just once a day is all I had to do).  Buy a sample pack through Amazon here.

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Copycat Pink Drink for Your Teens

My kids like the Pink Drink at Starbucks so I wanted to find a way to make it for them without all the cost. I know they will still get the actual drink from Starbucks –  because let’s face it, it’s the whole experience as much as it is getting the drink.  But it can be fun for them to make their own at home (and cheaper too!)

Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink Recipe:

Directions: Fill a cup with ice.  Pour in 3/4 tea, approx. 1 oz syrup, and top it off with a creamer of your choice. Then to make it fun, add fresh strawberries ( or freeze dried strawberries work too), shake and drink!  Add this drink to a cool cup with a lid and a straw!

I’m thinking this could also be a great birthday basket for your teen or one of their friends.

Tazo Iced Passion
Tazo Iced Passion – $13.16
Torani Sugar Free Vanilla
Torani Sugar Free Vanilla – $12
Mother Earth Freeze Dried Strawberries – $14.95
Maars Tumbler 4 pk
Maars Tumbler 4 pk – $15.99

 

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Easter Basket Ideas for Your Teen

 

Having a hard time thinking of Easter Basket gifts?  Here are some great Easter basket ideas for your teen.  We’ve even made it easy on you – if you like something, just click on the link below and you will be redirected to the product on Amazon.  Super easy!

Gift Basket Ideas (Top left to bottom right):

  1. A movie gift card is always a great idea!  AMC Gift Card – $25 
  2. Shouldn’t we all look through rose colored lenses?  Sojos Small Round Polarized Sunglasses – $12.99
  3. You know they love it –  Starbucks Gift Cards – Pack of 4 – $10/ea.
  4. These Lip Smacker Coca Cola Lip Glosses take me back to being a kid.  There’s 10 fun flavors and you can take one for yourself (wink wink).
  5. Here’s a nail polish set in Easter egg colors – $8.99!  Kleancolor Nails in Pastel Colors Spring Collections
  6. Popsockets are always a fun gift idea for your teen who loves their phone.  Check out this link for a slew of choices.   PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets – The Sound
  7. Havaianas Women’s Top Tiras Sandal Flip Flop.  Go with rose gold on these and they will go with everything.  This will be the only pair they need!
  8. Please explain – why oh why did these come back in style?  I do not know but they did!  So here ya go –Speerise Gymnastic Hair Scrunchies!
  9. This Eekay Wares Stainless Steel Vaccum Insulated 17 oz Water Bottle in white comes in a two pack – get where I’m going with this? Yup – one for you too!!!

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Look Good After the Gym

Throw these essential items together for a low-key, modern style.  It’s great for a post-workout errand, an early morning kid sporting event, or when you need to go shopping without all the fuss.   Be comfortable, stay cool…

SELECTED sequined top
$79 – asos.com

NIKE high top sneaker
$240 – asos.com

 

 

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Top Gift Ideas Under $50

Here is a little something for just about any tween, teen, or adult on your list this year – and just so you don’t break the bank we made sure each is under $50 ….  you’re welcome 😉

Click on the product titles below to see more product details:

T-Shirt and Jeans Reversible Tote – $29
Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit – $43
Twig Set of 3 Cheese Knives – $39
Monogram Spirits Decanter Cathy Concepts – $42
ChenFec Unisex Beanie Bluetooth Musical Hat with Speaker Mic
ChenFec Unisex Beanie Bluetooth Musical Hat with Speaker Mic – $16
MadSportsStuff Basketball Net Athletic Crew Socks – $16

 

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens – $12
Double Eagle Camping Hammock Set – $26.99
Skyjo
Skyjo – Ultimate Card Game – $19.95
Holy Lama Spice Drops Tea Collection
Holy Lama Spice Drops Tea Collection-$39.99
Large Pour Over Coffee Maker by Coffee Gator – $35.37
Duck Rabbit Roasted Coffee – $12.95

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A Sweet Treat for Your Little Elves

The perfect mini treat for you or those little elves in your house that want something every night like mine!

They are back and better this time around!  A little bigger, a little richer, and all for the same price!  This Trader Joe’s product is perfect for a small, sweet treat!  Find it in a freezer near you!

Trader Joe’s Hold the Cone $2.99 (box of 8)

 

And just for fun, here’s a video on how they make these yummy little things:
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