This post is brought to you by Nike. As always, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. If you’ve been following along for a while, you may know that I like to fancy myself a runner. For a while, I was up to running 20-25 miles a week, and one of my proudest accomplishments is training for and finishing a half marathon in 2013.
We’ve all been there, right? You’re getting ready to leave the house for a holiday party and you realize you forgot to pick up a hostess gift. Or the piano teacher arrives the week before Christmas with a sweet gift for her favorite piano student (your child, of course!) and it totally slipped your mind to put her on your shopping list this year.
Okay, guys! By popular request, I’ve compiled my very first holiday gift guide of the season, and it’s for teens and tweens! My kids are ages 12-18 so this is heavier on the teen gift ideas but I included some that are also appropriate for the tween set. Admittedly, one of the hardest demographics to shop for, I hope this makes your holiday shopping a little easier. Shower SpeakerÂ $15 // Maybe it won’t be so hard to get them to take a shower if they can listen to their favorite tunes.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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