Post by aftcra Guest Blogger, Erin Sipes of My Very Educated Mother.
Shopping for a teenage boy can be just as challenging as shopping for a grown man. Sure they’ll always go for the latest video game or outdoor gadget but that can be as impersonal as a gift card. This year, surprise them; go rogue with a handmade gift. Below is a collection of gift ideas for teenage boys made by the hands of aftcra artists that even the most cynical teenage boy on the planet (also known as my son) would love to receive.
Hey guys! I’m Erin, most days you can find me at My Very Educated Mother, a site where I encourage creative living through craft ideas, DIY projects, and family-friendly recipes. Making things is in my blood and it’s always so inspiring to see the works of others. It’s a treat to have the opportunity to put together a gift guide featuring the talented makers of aftcra. I hope you like what I’ve chosen!
1. Handmade Leather Headphone Holder $10.00
These headphone holders are such a cool way to keep those little wires from getting tangled. Plus, you’ve got to take a moment and read about the thought and care put into selecting the leather used to make these original pieces.
2. Tea Tree Face Soap $13.00
Tea tree facial soap won’t clear up extreme acne but it will keep his face smelling extra great.
3. Stainless Steel Coordinates Key Chain $14.00
When your teenager starts driving they’re going to need a key chain. Why not get them a cool one with the coordinates of their birthplace on it?
4. Man Card $15.00
Here’s a gift sure to get a smile! Plus, I’m quite sure it’s the easiest way to make your son feel like a man.
5. Harry Potter – Ravenclaw House Crest – Etched Beer Mug $15.50
A growing boy wants a man-sized mug for his milk and cookie, at least mine does. If Harry Potter isn’t your thing there are other designs to choose from.
6. Sriracha Sketch Book $20.00
Is it a diary, journal, notebook, or sketchbook? Who cares? What matters is that it’s cool and perfect for doodling!
7. Men’s Chivalry’s Not Dead Tee $22.00
This shirt offered a little bit of angst without being offensive. Sure, it’ll make you do a double take, but don’t worry, it’s perfectly harmless.
8. American Apparel Home State Gym/Duffle Bag $39.00
Every teenage boy needs a duffle bag for toting around gym gear or maybe their comic book collection. These ‘Roots’ bags are a great way to show your home state pride!
9. Fingerless Gloves $53.00
Like their older counterparts, teenage boys don’t need gloves with fingers. They’re perfectly happy without a jacket and wearing shorts in below zero temperatures…then again, maybe they’ll take the gloves.
About aftcra guest blogger, Erin Sipes of My Very Educated Mother:
My Very Educated Mother aims to foster creative living through quick and easy crafts, DIY home decor ideas, and recipes that cater to the tastes and schedules of an active family.
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