Today is the day!  This is one of my most popular Gift Guides: Best Gifts for Teens and Tweens.  This Gift Guide is put together from my girls wish list and A LOT of research on the most wanted gifts for Teens and Tween Guys and Gals.

I’ll be short and sweet today because I have a lot of fun content I’m working on and not enough time in the day right now!  I’m also trying to slow down and enjoy the holidays with my family.  Each night we are reading this devotional which has been great for the 10-17 age span in my home.

A few things I want to highlight are these Fat Boy bean bags.  We gave them to the girls last year and they LOVE them!  They are out in our cabana and are a huge hit with everyone.  I love giving gifts that make them be active or outdoors.  You’re soccer enthusiast will love this and this is a great mode of transportation.

Jewelry is always a hit and a special piece they will wear for years is a great idea.  This necklace is a top request from Taylor Swift fans.  This is a great tote for high school and college age girls.  It’s totally personalize able!  We LOVE this under $30 fleece.  It comes vacuum packed but fluffs out and is soooo soft!  (I have one and wear it all the time!)  These clean beauty favorites are sure to be a hit for eyes and lips and you can feel good about the ingredients in them, too.

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