Gift ideas for teens
Portable Jam Speakers
Little Bluetooth wireless speakers that connect to just about any electronic device. They come in all colors (favors) from apricot to blackberry. $49. www.jamspeaker.com/
Funny or customized t-shirts.
Check out Snorgtees.com where they have hundreds of shirts with clever sayings like “Hedgehogs: Why don’t they just share the hedge?” or “Home is where the WIFI connects automatically” or even “Never trust an atom, they make up everything.” $19.95
At InkPixi.com you can customize t-shirts with a favorite school or sport. Bewteen $15-$20.
For the boys consider Sports Illustrated or ESPN The Magazine and for the girls maybe Teenvogue or J-14. Starting at $10.
A manicure gift basket
Include a few nice nail polishes, some remover, along with decals and cotton
pads. You could even throw in a gift certificate to a salon. Starting at $20.
Night out with friends package
Include gift cards for both dinner (think Subway or Qdoba) and the movies. Starting at $20.
Tickets to a sporting event or show
Get tickets to a professional or college game — maybe the Orioles or Terps basketball. For the more artsy type, check out what shows are coming to the Kennedy Center (“Flashdance the Musical” runs through January) or the Hippodrome (“War Horse” is on stage in February). $20-$100.
Gift ideas for your husband
There’s a Wiskey Lover’s Crate, a Performance Sports Crate, a Hot and Spicy Crate and even a Bacon Crate. The crates are stuffed with snacks, gadgets, gear and video games, sealed up tights and shipped with a crowbar. What man wouldn’t love it? $50-$100. www.mancrates.com
A private lesson in a sport of choice
Is he into golf, tennis, maybe just running? See if you can find a pro or a personal trainer you can book for an hour. Price varies.
Tickets to a sporting event or concert
Is your man into wrestling? WWE Monday Night Raw is coming to the Baltimore Arena Jan. 6. (You could give him tickets for he and a friend…) Or Kings of Leon will be at the Verizon Center Feb. 21. Starting at $20.
PotteryBarn.com has customized NFL beer mugs or pilsner glasses with any of the National Football League’s 32 teams logo available. You can also personalize the mug for free with a monogram below the NFL logo. $18-$24.
Have you heard of this tiny, light weight camera that lets anyone take amazing photos or videos? There are tons of gadgets to add on for future years of gifts. Starting around $200.
Gift card to iTunes or Android store with 10 suggested apps
The clincher here is to do some research and find some apps that are right up his ally. Sleep Sounds Camping? Police Radio? GarageBand? Hockey Radio? Dear Hunting Calls? Endless possibilities. Starting at $10.