Valentine Gift for Teenage Son
Once the kids hit the teen years, it gets a little trickier to guess what things they like or think is cool, partly because that changes on a weekly basis.
One thing that doesn’t change with my teen is his oversized sweet tooth. He’s headed off this Valentine’s weekend to be part of a leadership team for a middle school reatreat (proud mama moment!) and Valentine’s Day gave me a chance to provide him with a goodie-stash to take with him. I found this caddy at the Family Dollar for $1, and I filled it with his favorite candy and gum.
I’m certain he’ll share with his leadership team buddies – which is why I may have gone a teeeeensy bit overboard.
I feel like he’s going to walk in from school, see this on his bed, and love me twice as much as he did this morning. Am I above bribery when it comes to moody teens? No I’m not! His card, which is nothing to write home about – says “We love you *sweet* heart” – you know, just in case you needed to make your point.
All that’s missing is a bag of Takis and some Cool Ranch Doritos (to be added later today when I make it to the store) – and he’ll be in heaven!
If you feel guilty for rotting out their teeth – feel free to throw in an electric toothbrush or a couple apples or something. It’s really whatever kind of munchie basket you want to make it – tailor it to your child’s snacking preferences.
This is also perfect as an extra birthday gift if your teen is inviting friend over for a sleepover – a gift that doubles as party snacks.
More ways you could personalize this Valentine gift for a teenage son and make it work for other occasions:
- Add a super-cheap DVD for a movie + snacks night
- Add a new Video Game for a guys’ night
- Add a Friendship Bracelet Making Kit for a Slumber Party.
See more really fun Themed Gift Basket Ideas and get creative with your gifts!