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Last minute gift ideas for teens

The battle of who is harder to shop for, guys or girls, has sparked debate for years, but one thing that most agree on is, it’s hard to pick out something for teen guys and girls. What was in one day, often is out the next. However, at least one of these gifts are sure to please any teen.

Top 10 Gifts for Guys

By: Drew Rhoades

  1. Digital gaming currency- Fortnite, Minecraft, 2k
    • If you find him always playing a game on any sort of console or computer, digital gaming currency (gift card) for their favorite game is a perfect idea. They are easy to get and they are available in a wide variety of price points.
    • Price: $8-100+
    • Where to buy: Target
  2. Sports gear of  his favorite team 
    • Sports gear of any kind is perfect because you can get something as simple as a hat, or as big as a jersey. This is a good present for a teen because they can wear it when they want to support the team of their liking.
    • Price: $10-100
    • Where to buy: Scheels
  3. Jordan 1 Lows 
    • The Jordan 1 Low shoe is a sneaker that they can wear casually but also to dress-up. The shoe’s numerous colorways allow you to pick his favorite color. 
    • Price: $90-140
    • Where to buy: Nike
  4. Birkenstocks  
    • Birkenstocks are a great slip-on shoe that is not only for comfort but for fashion as well. Unlike other shoes, Birkenstocks mold into the bottom of your foot for maximum comfort. 
    • Price: $110-150
    • Where to buy: Journey’s
  5. Nike bucket hat 
    • Bucket hats are a great thing to get because he can wear it while golfing, swimming, mowing or just to block the sun. They are a stylish way to keep the sun out of the eyes and keep a sunburn away.
    • Price: $15-18      Where to buy: Dick’s Sporting Goods
  6. “Self-help books”  
    • Even if the teen doesn’t find reading amusing, whatever book you end up purchasing, he will eventually end up reading. A book that will better him as a person could change the way he thinks and help him grow.
    • Price: $7.99-25.99
    • Where to buy: Barnes and Noble
  7. Vinyl records from his favorite artists.
    • Vinyl records are a good touch to put some more pizzazz in someone’s room. Depending on who their favorite artist is, you can get different songs or albums from them.
    • Price: $25-50
    • Where to buy: Barnes and Noble
  8. Concert tickets to see his favorite band or artist.    
    • If he always has his speaker on or headphones in, ask what songs or artists he is listening to and consider buying concert tickets if they are on tour. If you want to make the present even more special, learn some of the songs and join!
    • Price: $25-300
    • Where to buy: Ticketmaster
  9.  A wireless gaming keyboard with LEDs. 
    • A wireless gaming keyboard is good for not only gaming but doing homework. On top of it, the LEDs make it more appealing and the keys make it easier to type. This will make his gaming and typing experience better.
    • Price: $99.99
    • Where to buy: Best Buy
  10.  Air Tags 
    • This practical gift will help him find his wallet, keys or anything that he sets down and forgets where it he put it.
    • Price: $23.99
    • Where to buy: Target
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Drew Rhoades, Reporter
Drew Rhoades is a junior at GEHS and was on the Gretna Media staff at Gretna High last year.  This year he is on the GEHS Wingspan staff. He serves as a reporter and photographer. He won sixth place in Sports News Writing at the NSAA High School State Journalism competition. He joined journalism to take pictures of sports and write articles about them.  From taking great action shots to writing about a close game of football, Rhoades is always busy and working hard. Outside of journalism he plays golf, basketball and hangs out with his friends. While journalism is not something he plans on doing in the future, he still wants to use his skills throughout his life. 
Abigale McQuain, Reporter
Abigale McQuain is a sophomore at Gretna East High School and is a second year journalism student. She joined the Wingspan staff because she enjoys writing and photography and thought it would be a good opportunity to explore her options in the journalism realm. Her favorite part of school is getting to see her friends and go to English class. Outside of journalism, she likes to binge watch movies and hangout with friends.   
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