Summer is coming to a close and back-to-school is looming on the horizon. Students here do not go back to school until the day after Labor Day in September traditionally, but I know that some schools will be starting as early as next week for others. If you have a brand new high schooler in your home, it is an especially big year and reason to celebrate. Your child will be taking their first steps towards adulthood and independence, and it is our job as parents to prepare them as much as … [Read more...] about Top Gifts for The High School Freshman
Teen Gift Ideas
Welcome to the Teens Gift Ideas section. If your teens are anything like mine, you know that they can sometimes be a tough crowd to please when it comes to gift giving.
Most of the gifts you will find here have been hand-selected gifts chosen by my two sons. They enjoy trying to break the bank every year when their birthdays and the holidays roll around! We hope you’ll find some original and fun gift ideas here for your 10 to 18-year-old sons and daughters.
Naturally we have a Pinterest board to accompany our gift ideas and there are more to be found HERE.
When it comes to asking a teenager what gift they would like, it can sometimes feel like you’re trying to get blood from a stone. However, as much as it can be agreed that it’s quite difficult to buy them a gift they like, it’s not really something they can be entirely blamed for since once they approach the teen years, they already have everything they need, and there aren’t really a whole lot of things specifically marketed to teenagers the ways toys are for younger children. That being said, … [Read more...] about Gift Ideas for Picky Teens
When it comes to gift giving, choosing the right thing for people can be extremely difficult. While we may find that we can choose things for certain people extremely easily, there are others who completely evade our judgment, no matter how well we might know them and their personal interests. Let’s take sneakerheads for example, such as my 15-year-old who is OBSESSIVE about his sneakers. Sneakerheads are sports shoe enthusiasts. They tend to collect exclusive release sneakers from a wide … [Read more...] about Knowing What to Buy for a Sneakerhead
There are so many new Etsy shops popping up on the internet these days, that it is so easy for people to get a little personal during the holidays with their gift choices. Buying gifts is stressful, especially when you have a lot of people to buy for, and places like Etsy make it far easier than ever to get gifts that not only give a personal touch, but reflect how well you know your recipient. More than ever, people ask for cash for Christmas as they have no idea what they want to receive. … [Read more...] about Custom Gifts Your Family Will Love
As I've stated several times before, our home and our lives are connected 24/7. With two gaming consoles, three desktop computers, a Nextbook, an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, and four smart phones running on our home Wi-Fi network - our family demands fast and functional at all hours of the day and night. For the past several months, Teen #1 has been homeschooled, so he's been home all day, every day using the computer and the television and the iPod all at the same time. Teen #2 comes home from … [Read more...] about Got Tech? Got Teens? How the Linksys WRT3200 ACM Wireless Wi-Fi Router Can Give Everyone What They Need