Easy Easter and Spring Gifts for Teens
I've always had a soft spot for teenagers, and a lot of empathy for the teenage situation.
It wasn't easy to be a teenager in the 90s, and I think it's even harder now, plus being a teenager in a pandemic - COME ON!
We have some teenage super-fan customers who have really spread the word about Hoodie Chew Chew, and we really appreciate them. So this blog post was written for them, and their parents, who have probably had a tough year for a series of pandemic related reasons.
Here's our ideas for Easter or Spring gifts for teens!
I love that we've moved to a place where aggressively gendered fashion and style is disappearing. Growing up in the 90s meant only girls or goth boys wore nail polish. I love giving teens make-up and especially nail polish. If I want to make it a super, special treat, I'll spend a little more for a fun and fancy brand like Illamasqua or Smith & Cult.
Another classic - who doesn't want new sunnies in time for summer?! Similar to the nail polish, you can go, high or low with this one, tons of cheap and cheerful options, or you can support a cool local, sustainable brand like Loch Effects in Canada, or SOLO Eyewear in the US.
Hoodie Chew Chew
You know we have a ton teenage customers, and we're on a mission to stop the stigma around chewing and other stimming behaviours whatever age. I was that kid in class getting yelled at by teachers for chewing my nails and staring out the window, and it always felt shitty. I didn't really want to be chewing on stuff, but I couldn't help it! Worse was that it was always positioned as something that was wrong with me. Forget that. Chew 'em if you need to, friends!
(Also, Mr. Davis, maybe I wouldn't have been staring out the window if you weren't SO EFFING BORING!!)
Crystals or Fossils
Whether you've got a teen who's into meditation, spirituality, or nature and collecting, a crystal or fossil is a thoughtful, and purposeful gift. There's so many to choose from, and you'll definitely be able to find one that's speaks perfectly to your teen's passions and interests.
Wreak This Journal
Any journal is wonderful gift if you've got an introspective, creative teen on your hands, but we really love the non-traditional Wreak This Journal. It was created by guerilla artist Keri Smith and there are prompts on every page around destructive acts—poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, colouring outside the lines. The idea being that to create something you often have to destroy something.
We hope you liked our ideas! Now, get out of here and have a great long weekend and we'll catch up with you next time!
Anything you think we missed? Let us know in the comments!