When it's time to give a teen a gift, it's easy to write a check and call it a day. While they'll love the money, opening a card is not nearly as exciting as unwrapping a gift. Here are some last-minute-gifts ideas that you can pick up locally… so no worries about if your shipment will arrive on time.
Find awesome teen gifts at these local shops:
For the teen who’s never without a skateboard… The Drifter Backpack (A classic bag with a functional little secret, it can carry an entire skateboard!) ($65.95) at Oak Common - 3231 Grand Ave, Oakland
For the teen that likes to lounge (and what teen doesn’t?)… Super soft, ultra-comfortable PJs (get the triblend fleece hoodie) at Viscera - 1542 Broadway, Oakland
For the teen that’s comfortable in the kitchen and likes to whip up sweet delights… A set of essential baking spices at Oaktown Spice Shop – 546 Grand Ave, Oakland
For the teen that likes to dress with swag… Felt Hat ($166) at Welcome Stranger - 2633 Ashby Avenue (at College Ave), Berkeley
For the teen that is still your best friend… Friendship necklace ($90) at Crown Nine - 515 9th St, Oakland
For the teen that thinks dressing up is a clean t-shirt… Cool tees and rockin’ socks ($25) at District Footwear – 1322 Park St, Alameda
For the teen that’s super active, but wants to stay hydrated in style… The BKR glass water bottle at Daisy’s – 1347 Park St, Alameda
There's still plenty of time to find great gifts at local indie shops. So abandon the thought of gift cards and discover something special in your neighborhood.