Are you getting your Christmas shopping underway? I have gotten a little bit done here and there, but the year feels pretty strange, and I guess the holidays have sort of crept up on me! I know teenagers basically only want money for Christmas, but I always want to be a bit more creative, so they have something to open up (it’s way more fun!). I have put together some of the best ideas below for the high school seniors in your life:
-Barefoot Dreams Sweater: Okay, these are expensive and I know it. But for the high school senior lady in your life, you can’t go wrong. The fabrics are soft, they wash incredibly well, and they’re the perfect neutral. If you’re looking to spend between $75-$100 on a piece she will love and wear for years, this would be your best bet.
-Instax Camera: These are the cutest, and they’ve been a hot gift for the last few years for a reason. The film is kinda pricy, like $15 for twenty pictures, but it’s such a fun gift. They come in lots of different colors, and would work for a girl or guy senior.
-Rainboots or Weather boots: These would work for a guy or girl. Depending on where you buy them, you can get a nicer pair for $25 or $30 (check out Costco for super affordable options), or you can spring for a designer brand like Hunter or Timberland for closer to $100 or so. Boots are practical, useful, and they’ll last for a long time if you get a good brand. If you’re unsure on sizing, make your best guess and include a gift receipt.
-A commemorative ornament: If you’re stumped on what to buy, an ornament is easy, simple, and affordable. You can also add a gift card if you feel like it’s too small of a gift. If you’re buying for a high school senior, consider getting an ornament with their graduation year or something that relates to a sport they played or the college they’re attending. Hobby Lobby has tons of ornaments that are under $10, that you can even personalize with a name or year.
-A college survival kit: If your grad or senior is going off to college, help them with a “survival” kit filled with useful things they will need when they begin living on their own, such as: a mini ironing board and iron, scissors, a small tool kit, cleaning supplies, a small pot or pan, utensils, or sheets. These practical things will help them get off to a great start when they leave the nest.
-A senior photo session: If you’re a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or close friend, a senior photo session is a wonderful gift. If you can’t afford a full session, contact me to see how you can contribute to a senior session for the grad you love. Many seniors and their parents say the price is something they need to save or plan for, so imagine their joy when they find out you have some help with the cost! It’s a wonderful, personal, and thoughtful gift!
Contact me for more ideas and insights on your high school senior’s session, and how to prepare!