Valentine Gift for Teenage Son

Valentine Gift for Teenage Son

Jamie here!!

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.

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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:

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See more really fun Themed Gift Basket Ideas  and get creative with your gifts!

Organize Video Games with Hanging Shoe Organizers!


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Organize Video Games with Hanging Shoe Organizers!

My kids have an assortment of handheld tablets, video games, electronics, chargers, and all the paraphanelia that goes along with it.  It gets overwhelming trying to find a home for everything –  but the best solution I’ve found so far is this Over-the-Door Video Game storage idea.  I started using it a couple years back (as you can tell from the pictures when all my now-big boys were still using their MobiGo’s) – and it was a lifesaver!  
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DIY Baby Shower Gift Basket {on a Shoestring}

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As part of our ongoing Themed Gift Basket Ideas series – I want to share one of my favorites… this awesome DIY Baby Shower Gift Basket Idea!
This is a great way to present several inexpensive gifts in a pretty package – also a winner of an idea if you’re going in on a gift with a group of people.  I especially like that this makes a shoestring budget feel less…. shoestring ;) I had spent under $20 on this gift, but it was greeted with more excitement from the shower than many other more expensive gifts.
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Start with a colorful laundry basket from the dollar store – this one was only a few dollars and I went with pink for a baby girl shower.  It will be useful for mom either for baby’s laundry, or to store toys.
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Next, choose something big and bulky to be your focal point – a big stuffed animal, a nursing pillow (I got mine FREE here using code ENBABY!) or maybe a nice diaper bag.

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Add a couple packs of diapers and wipes – these are ALWAYS appreciated – to fill in the middle of the basket.  If you’re using coupons, and tracking sales – you can easily find a pack of name-brand diapers for around $4.  (Find the current best deal on diapers and wipes this week here)
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FREE Valentine’s Printable Coupon Booklet!

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Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away - and if you’re still racking your brain to think of something special to do for your sweetie-pie, this Free Valentine’s Printable Coupon Booklet might be just the ticket! Honestly – what could be a more perfect gift than your own time & talents?

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