Stocking Stuffers for Teens
U Lace Customized Lacing System – Starts at $3.29
Turn your favourite sneaks into slip-ons with these customizable laces. Available in literally every colour under the sun, it takes just seconds to swap out your regular laces for these fun-hued, snap-in styles to create custom patterns, match your outfit, or blend in with your shoes. Check out what your teen’s pumped up kicks look like and give them a few sets to get started.
Digits – $11.99 @ Quirky
Nobody’s more attached to their mobile devices than teens, so if you’re interested in feeding their in-touch habits, consider these handy conductive finger pads so they can text on their touch screens all winter long. Each kit comes with 4 pads so you can ready your index fingers and thumbs for on-the-go communication. Simply pin them to your gloves or mitts (the Digits kit shows you how) and type away.
Nite Ize SpokeLit LED – $7.75 @ MEC
Got a night rider on your hands? Keep the kids safe when they’re freewheeling on the streets with these tricked-out LED lights that clip on to just about any bike wheel. Not only does it make you more visible, it also looks pretty cool when you’re in motion too.
Owl Contact Lens Cases – $5.95 @ ROLO
If your teen dons contacts, give them this super cute case to keep their eyes from drying out during impromptu sleepovers, or to stash in their suitcase for those ubiquitous school trips.
Interview Journals – $9.95 each @ Writer’s Bloc
The sentimental young adult in me simply adores these journals. Each one features storytelling prompts for younger folks to interview their relatives with – tailored to the ages and genders of your parents and grandparents. It’s a great way to bring the family together, and a memento your teen will cherish well past the day they unwrap it.
Kiss Nail Dress Holiday Collection – $9.99 each @ Drugstores Nationwide (Lawton’s, London Drugs, Uniprix, etc.)
Give your hands some festive flair with a set of Kiss Nail Dress’ limited edition nail sticker collection. With three fresh new designs incorporating my favourite part of the holidays (glitter!) these are a fun way to dress up any party look for all those events on your December social calendar.
Bite Socks – $8 each @ Foot Traffic
They may not be your little ankle biters anymore, but your kids will still get a kick out of these tough teeth socks that give your foot the appearance of being chomped off by a fierce gator or scary shark. Because really, when else can you give away novelty socks as a gift and get away with it?
Born Lippy Lollipop Gift Set – $20 @ The Body Shop
Teens are always lipping off to their parents, but you can at least get their pout down to perfection with this cute and fruity-flavoured lip gloss collection from The Body Shop. With five lip-smacking flavours (including my longtime favourite, the orange-y Satsuma), you can either divide and conquer the set amongst your teens, or gift it to one lucky gal with the hopes she’ll share one of the pots o’ gloss with you.
Wear Your Music Guitar String Bracelets – $9.95
Whether they’re an instrumentalist or an iTunes deep sea diver, they’ll dig these one-size-fits-all unisex bracelets made from recycled guitar strings. Spend a few extra bucks and customize it with a charm, or turn it into a full-fledged gift when you send in your own strings to be whipped into a one-of-a-kind piece.
Talking Pencils – $8 for eight @ Urban Outfitters
I hope you’ve got a sense of humour if you buy these cheeky pencils, because they’re definitely not for the prim-and-proper types out there. Each pencil is engraved with a silly message – from ‘Bite Me’ as an invite for chewable brainstorming to ‘Less Dreaming, More Ass Kicking’ to keep you motivated. Hey, at least you’ll get a lift when answering that pop quiz or doing your homework if you’ve got a fun pencil to look at.
No giveaway here, but if you’re looking for a bonus entry in the Hostess contest from the other week, here it is: simply tell me your favourite teen stocking stuffer featured on this list, in the comments below. Make sure you’ve left a comment on my ‘Good Tidings We Bring‘ post as your base entry too!