The 14 school days of Christmas: A gift-buying guide for teens on a budget
December 12, 2019
The ultimate struggle during Christmastime for high school students is buying gifts for friends and family. It can be difficult to find items in a price range covered by a part-time job that also are not too overdone. Here are some outside-the-box gift ideas that won’t empty student bank accounts.
For the trendy beauty guru: Glossier makeup products
This brand sells many products that are unique to its style. Glossier’s products go for a more subtle and natural everyday look. Their best-selling products, such as lip glosses, highlighters, eye glosses and lip balms, can range from $14 to $20 and can be found only on the Glossier website.
For the obsessive pet owner: Welcome to Petlandia custom picture book
This adorable picture book is customized to feature your own pet, with many animated illustrations of breeds available to choose from. Buyers can fill out a form with information such as pet names, owner names, and where they live, and then the company will create a picture book just for the owner and his or her pet. The book can be bought for $25 for a soft cover, with various other prices and packages available.
For the friend who wants to save the turtles: Contigo water bottle
This is a cheaper alternative to a Hydro Flask, but it is still durable and environmentally friendly. Contigo bottles are available as a traditional water bottle as well as a coffee thermos, in either plastic or stainless steel. Contigo products can be found at Target, priced around $19.
For people who love cute socks: 15 Days of Socks calendars
So many people love special socks. These 15 Days of Socks countdown calendars come in styles for anyone to enjoy. They come in themes such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, cute animals, Disney Princesses, and just classic Christmas-themed socks. The sock calendars can be found at Target for $15.
For younger siblings who love stuffed animals: Cutetitos
Two of children’s favorite things combined: food and cute animals. A Cutetito is an animal wrapped in a tortilla. Not much more has to be said about this one. Cutetitos can be found for $10 at Target.
For dads who can’t cook: Hot dog toaster
It’s an easy food made even easier. There is no mess and no worry, and no need for the fire extinguisher now. The hot dog toaster can be found at Walmart for $20.
For music fanatics: BonBon shower speaker
Water can damage a normal bluetooth speaker or phone. But this waterproof speaker sticks right on the shower wall and can handle getting wet. It is portable and removable and can be used in and out of the shower. It can be found for only $8 on Amazon.
For friends and family who are constantly losing their AirPods: AirPod case
There are countless designs and styles, which can be found in various places. The AirPods can be disguised as anything from avocados to Winnie the Pooh. The cases come with hooks to latch them onto belt loops or backpacks to keep them from getting misplaced. They can be found on Amazon for usually around $10.
For the athlete who is always ready for a game: Mini basketball hoop
This is a timeless classic. It can keep annoying younger siblings or cousins occupied for hours. Just hang it on the bedroom door and they will be pretending to slam dunk for hours. It can be found at Dick’s for $20.