OMG, soap on a rope and chocolate coins are so yesterday and if your quivering over what to buy for this mind numbing age at Christmas, then I am here to help with some cost effective and flipping fab ideas, that will hopefully see you as the coolest gran or hippest parent !
This mega bounce ball is a brill edition to this years potential gifts , as it requires no batteries and encourages physical exercise ( you could actually tire them out, which would result in an early bed time !!!). Small enough to be packed into a backpack and taken to the park, this is a fab little number for a non break the bank price of £5.99 ! Also check out the Wicked Mega bounce H20.
The Book of Everyone have come up with this genius idea of the best banter-building, fun fueling personalised gift ever. This self esteem building book of funny and helpful quotes, will make reading fun again for the boys and with it being personalised, makes it even more special and it is officially off the cool’o’meter ! Wise(ish) Words starts at £7.95 for a digital copy.
With Skate and scooter parks popping up all over the country, this Stunt Scooter could actually make the corners of the teenagers lips move up, and prove that a smile is still possible. At £69.95 it is a well priced scooter that comes with free next day delivery and a free gift pack. Skates.co.uk also offer custom built scooters for the enthusiast as well as boards, BMX and Skates.
This obscene slice of caramel goodness is a fab stocking filler for the sweet toothed teen, and for £3.19 this is also sweet on the pocket. I have never known a tween or teen refuse a slice of pizza, so your on a winner with a chocolate slice ! Check out Find Me a Gift for this and other fab finds !
This is a great experience for the potential Lewis Hamiltons or Sunday Drivers. Young Drivers allow kids up to the age of 17, to get behind the wheel and have a go at driving( thankfully Donuts and wheel spins are out.) I recently wrote a review about this experience, and as promised, a voucher will be under the tree for my boys this year, as they honestly loved it. Check out the Young drivers website and order vouchers on line. With over 60 driving schools all over the country, they are all within driving distance.
Check out the reviews on this spot busting, black head slaying bad boy bar of soap. The reviews are fantastic and this makes a fab stocking filler as it is only £3.75 from Boots.
Sainsburys have officially received the thumbs up from me with this small but full of goodness gift. We should be encouraging our next generation to put down the XBOX controller and get out into the fresh air, and this Hiking Multi Tool certainly promotes this. With 5-in-1 functions, this is a great tool for the next wave of Bear Grylls adventurers. With a sensible price tag of £8 ( and you can earn Nectar Points!) this is a great Christmas contender. Available in store.
A day in the fresh air would benefit anyone, and combining this with fun filled climbing and adrenaline induced craziness , would make for a memorable day. Go Ape have loads of locations all over the UK and with Vouchers starting at £10, this can make a complete u turn on opening a grey present on Christmas morning. With adventures such as Tree top adventures, Forest Segway and Zip trekking, they can take it as easy or challenging as they like.
Bike safety can be fun and these funky little attachments prove that theory perfectly. It comes with 25 sound effects that produce sounds from high speed trains to horses, so it will make anybody move out of your way in no time, it also has the edition of steady or flashing white and green lights. The Mini Hornit attaches easily to bikes and scooters, is weather proof and is currently £13.98 in amazon
If you have a potential Captain Cook that you need to buy for, then this could be an exciting little number for them. This Scratch the world Black map, is fab for any travel enthusiasts, as you get to scratch away any country that you have visited with the gold coin that comes attached. Priced at £17.95 and produced by the famous map makers Lovell Johns, this is available from Not On the Highstreet
I hope this Gift guide has been of some use and please do feel free to leave a comment with some other ideas for this tricky and daunting age of the teen and Tween.