These truly awesome picks (for kids of all ages) are $50 or less. Now that's a Christmas miracle to remember.
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Buck Jr. Animal Trophy
Or a rhino, lion, or bull. They’ll have fun assembling this cruelty-free art (it’s a breeze with interlocking pieces) and love the crowning addition to their hideout. Ten animals to choose from. Also in white or black.
One serious step up from those plastic potholder kits of yore, this 12-by-16-inch hardwood tapestry frame (complete with shuttle, shed sticks, and enough yarn for one project) puts dreamy weavings within arm’s reach.
Don’t be surprised if she ends up living in these. Cushioned for comfort, cute enough to build an outfit around, and equipped with a mic and remote for answering calls mid-song, there’s no compelling reason to take them off. Available in nine designs.
Warning: Assembly required—and that’s precisely the point. The nimble-fingered teen who can turn out a standard scarf in her sleep will appreciate the challenge. Four pattern sizes available; two skeins of merino 2-ply yarn (and bead eyes!) included.
What friendship bracelets look like on the Italian Riviera: delicate, lace-macramé designs that have been spotted on everyone from Princess Charlotte of Monaco to our own Queen B (worn while island-hopping across the Mediterranean, natch). In 14 colors.
Tarte Beauty & the Box Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Quad
Even if they weren’t all-natural wonders (with no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates), the four shades in this non-oily-but-still-nourishing Amazonian clay shadow palette would still tickle any makeup maven pink—and silver, purple and black.
For the avid Voice fan (or aspiring auditioner), a surefire way to carry a tune. Crosley’s leather-clad, compact boom box weighs just 2 pounds and has a built-in handle (and an oh-so-essential input for iPods).
Much like Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby remake, this hot-pink peekaboo-PVC clutch brings a jolt of contemporary energy to familiar Art Deco motifs. (Plus she can always see if she remembered to pack her keys.)
An age-appropriate statement watch with modern-meets-retro appeal (see: old-fashioned faceted bezel, trendy rose-gold hardware, and sensible silicone strap). It’s opulent but not over-the-top. Available in five colors.
The course of true love (or shopping for a teenager) never did run smooth. Until this season. Choose a gift that's sure to please the young adult reader or the adult with a passion for Shakespeare. Incorporating the Bard's plays into the dialogue, the reader will find LoMonico's writing both entertaining and educational.