The 2015 Smarty Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by our favorite local toy store, Toys & Co in Cotswold. Find everything on your child’s wish list and then some at Toys & Co! And guess what? They will wrap every gift BEAUTIFULLY and oh-so-expertly – so you don’t have to pull an all-nighter on Christmas Eve!
We bring you our Gift Guide for Tweens & Teens (these terms are totally interchangeable!), by our Smarty tween & teen team, Smarty Ansley, Isabel & Ava – and a sprinkle of the #momsquad! We brought in the teen experts themselves for this bad boy!
It’s all about technology for the tween in your household…
Anything with an “i” in front of it…start out with an iPad mini 4
OR go big with the new iPad Pro
Nothing gets your party started better than good tunes and Dr. Dre has it all figured out with his oh-so-popular Beats line!
Beats Pill – this is actually on Mom’s wish list, I steal my teen’s Pill any time I can get it!
For the fashionista & girly-girl…
Awesome beauty products that are mailed to you each month. #lifechanging.
Kendra Scott Tessa Earrings
Tweens and teens alike love anything Kendra Scott, especially these Tessa studs. They go with everything!
Basically anything and everything from this store will be well-received. Their fun chochsky gifts are a Smarty fave. We love the Stila sets.
Anthropologie Mugs & Candles
The Habari Mug is perfect.
They love Voluspa candles
Will never go out of style. Ever.
Converse Chuck Taylor’s are a staple for any teen’s wardrobe.
These three Smarty Picks for Jo Malone will be a sure thing under your teen’s tree. First up,
Next, Mimosa & Cardamom. Pair these two together and it’s heaven scent.
and last but certainly not least, Wild Bluebell is a teen fav all by itself.
For tweens, ivivva. I’ve put together my top picks for ivivva – this outfit will go from day to evening fun, any sport, any outing.
The Good in the Hood Hoodie. If you see a pattern you like, buy it asap. These sell out as soon as they hit the site.
For teens, it’s all about lululemon. Once they hit 9th grade, they’ve graduated from ivivva and move on to lulu. Here are my teen’s top picks.
For the aspiring photographer, Smarty Photographer Abbe’s recos..
Flashback! The latest version of this retro inspired instant camera lets you take photos in a snap! The Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera prints out high quality photos in 90 seconds.
and printer to go with it…
DxO One Camera for iPhone & iPad
olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone – if you get this, make sure you get the exact one that matches your child’s phone (5s, 6, 6+, etc.)
This has been on the Plym list for years, we have yet to take the plunge. Maybe Santa will bring this year??
For the outdoorsy teen…
Birks are back and on fire, especially on the teen circuit. I would recommend sticking with ‘ole Faithful, the Arizona style.
The college scene has put these 80’s icons back on the map and in a serious way. So serious that the original inventors of these, LLBean, are back-ordered until APRIL. Lucky for you we found a cuter style by Sperry. And they are in stock and ready to go under your teen’s tree!
And men’s here.
If your teen is preparing to be a Camp Counselor, you should definitely invest in this necessity. Many tweens have ENO’s on their list just to hang in their backyard, stacked one on top of the other, like this.
Camp Under the Tree!
This is the best grandparents gift EVER. Whether it’s day camp like Camp Thunderbird, dance camp like Jami Masters School of Dance, or overnight camp like Camp Harrison and Camp Highlander, they will all be a hit!
For the homebody…
Faux Fur Beanbags
Lounging, studying or watching movies was never so cozy. This faux fur beanbag is a plush spot to plop. They come in a variety of colors and styles.
Retro Phone Chair
A perfect place for your phone that is functional AND fabulous.
For all of your gift needs, head over to Toys & Co!
You can find Toys & Co at:
Cotswold Village Shops
Charlotte, NC – 704-365-7980
Mon-Sat 9a-9p, Sun 12p-6p