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It can be hard to find the right birthday gift ideas for teens. They tend to have very specific tastes and those tastes can change rapidly, which makes buying things ahead of time a big challenge. However, there are a few gift ideas that are sure to make almost any teen happy.
Unless a teen suffers from a food allergy, snacks of any kind should go over well. Put together a gift basket crammed with an assortment of your teen's favorites. Make sure to add a few of those special items you usually refuse to toss in the shopping cart because they are too pricey to buy at the rate your teen consumes them.
While it may not be exciting for the giver, a gift card is another gift that can please almost any teen. The key to giving gift cards is to keep the coolness of the store being chosen in mind. There is nothing more disappointing for a teen than discovering that that $25 gift certificate is for an exclusive store that caters to older women. If you can find a gift card from Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, the teen will be able to shop at the store of his or her choice.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|