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2016 Holiday Gift Guide — Great Ideas for Teenagers and Parents

The holiday shopping season has officially begun — and we’ve got something for everyone on your list. Here’s our round up of our favorite holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, tech gadgets … all tested and approved by teenagers and parents.

Staff Favorites

bottleEcoVessel Insulated Water Bottle

The Boulder 24-ounce, vacuum-insulated bottle keeps liquids cold for 36 hours and hot for up to 8 hours. Its dual-use, leak-proof top has a wide opening for easy filling and a small opening for easy drinking. It’s also available with tea, fruit, and ice strainer interchangeable tops.

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tfalT-FAL Electric Pressure Cooker

Versatile, easy to use T-FAL pressure cooker allows you to cook tasty and nutritious homemade meals quickly. Stewing, simmering, browning or steaming with a pressure cooker is faster and makes your life easier.


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shoesMy Chooze Sneakers – Big Choice in Glaze

Cool kid attitude in classic comfort. These sneakers feature removable, padded, anti-stink insoles with flexible, mirrored polyurethane uppers in My Chooze’s signature mismatched-on-purpose style.


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scooterSpace Scooter X580

Reconnect with the outdoors on a foldable scooter which is faster than a traditional kick scooter and more compact and convenient than a bike. This innovative scooter propels forward by pushing the board with both feet in an active teeter-totter motion.

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racerMax Traxxx Tracer Racer Racing Set

Racing fans will love these variable speed remote control cars that beam down purple light onto race tracks specially engineered to glow long after the racer has passed. Adjustable track to control course difficulty from beginners to advanced race fans.


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baxter-candlesBaxter of California White Wood Trio Candles

The scented soy wax candle collection White Wood is a series of three distinct woodsy scents, with a burn time of roughly 100 hours. Fragrance notes include bergamot, mandarin, mission fig, santalum, and vetiver.

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sleepbalmDeep Sleep Breathe In Roll-On Sleep Aid

This sleep aid is a compact, roll-on travel companion or bedside aid designed to alleviate disrupted sleep patterns. Applied to pulse points such as temples, wrists, and forehead, Deep Sleep helps you wind down naturally with the soothing scent of lavender, camomile, and vetivert. The aromatic blend of therapeutic oils diffuse into the air from the warmth of your pulse points promoting a sense of serenity and of course, a good night’s beauty sleep.

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volume-roseMatrix Oil Wonders Volume Finishing Spray

Made with fragrant and nourishing rosehip oil, this system of pre-shampoo treatment, shampoo, conditioner, and finishing spray provides up to 78% more volume for fine hair with a light, non-greasy hold.

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yogamatManduka LiveOn Yoga Mat

Lightweight, supportive yoga mat made with PLUSfoam®, an earth-friendly alternative to chemical-laden foams. The closed cell surface prevents moisture, microbes or bacteria from absorbing into the mat and cleans easily. Made with virtually zero manufacturing waste.

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notebookPlum Paper Planners

These chic and trendy planners with fashionable covers can be customized to meet the needs of any busy, on-the-go person on your list. Choose layout options, sizes, and over 100 covers. Add a monogram or name, or personalize with a photo!


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Stocking Stuffers

rubikscubeWorld’s Smallest Toys

The World’s Smallest toys are designed with the same working functions as the originals, but in miniature form. Brands include: Rubik’s Cube, Etch A Sketch, Little Green Army Men, Magic 8 Ball, Fisher-Price, Sock Monkey, Doodletop, and Polaroid. Price Varies



detangle-brushTangle Teezer Detangling Hairbrush Salon Elite

A salon-style professional detangling hairbrush for wet and dry hair.


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gardenlitesGarden Lites Muffins

You’ll never believe the first two ingredients are zucchini and carrots! Heat in the microwave to enjoy a decadent lava cake experience for only 120 calories. It’s deliciously moist and a good source of fiber, plus it’s gluten, dairy, and nut free!


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pockyPocky Biscuit Chocolate Banana Stick Snacks

Two delicious flavors combined into one sweet snack, Pocky Sticks are a no-mess snack packed with fruity flavor and chocolatey goodness.

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soapboxSoapBox Bataua Fruit Shampoo

Native to the rainforests of Brazil, bataua fruit oil is known for its root-to-tip hair repairing talent. Packed with essential fatty acids and amino acids, bataua fruit oil works by nourishing both your scalp and hair for strong, vibrant hair.


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matrx-shineBiolage by Matrix Sugar Shine Illuminating Mist

This after-shampoo misting spray adds a lightweight, glossy finish to your hair and provides heat protection up to 450°.


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bioclarityBioClarity Clear Skin System

BioClarity is a twice daily, three-step system that fights acne and soothes skin. It combines the most effective over-the-counter acne medication with natural extracts to cleanse, soothe, alleviate redness, reduce pore size, and kill the bacteria that cause acne. A monthly subscription provides a 30-day supply with auto renewal and free shipping.

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lalaLalicious Limited Edition Holiday Sugar Scrub Tower

Experience a body treatment like no other. Pure Sugar Cane crystals gently slough away dry skin cells to reveal a youthful and even skin tone. Cold-pressed coconut and sweet almond oils nourish and deeply moisturize, leaving skin deliciously soft. Discover luminous skin from head to toe with this invigorating soufflé of peppermint essential oils.

Geek Chic

Because we all love gadgets…

headphonesBuddyPhones Volume-Limiting Headphones

Designed to prevent exposure to excessive levels of sound and limit long-term hearing loss, BuddyPhones have built-in circuitry which caps sound at recommended safety levels of 85 decibels. Built-in audio splitter permits up to four kids to share one device.


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phoneskinSkin-It Custom Phone and Device Cases

Express your personal style with your phone, tablet, laptop, or gaming device. Explore popular designs for phone cases and decal skin designs, or create your own unique custom case with your favorite photo or original artwork.

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earbudsColoud No. 4 Earbuds

These highly durable earbuds are angled and come with multi-sized caps to give the perfect in-ear fit, delivering direct sound and a powerful bass. It features a tangle-free cord with clip and magnetized earbuds that snap together around your neck.

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hairdryerInStyler BLU Ionic Hair Dryer

Lightweight and powerful, BLU has thinner and lighter blades that create a compressed and concentrated airflow to dry hair quickly while retaining the hair’s natural moisture. Maximize frizz reduction for smooth, shiny, healthier hair.

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selfie-stickSatechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm

The Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm lets you easily take photos of yourself when alone and allows you to include yourself in group photos. Extending the Smart Selfie positions your smartphone up to 3 feet away from you to create a wide viewing angle.

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clockElectrohome USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio

Always wake up on the right side of the bed with the USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio by Electrohome. This convenient charging alarm clock allows you to connect your device while you sleep and wake with a fully charged device. Plus it projects the time on your wall to provide easy viewing of the time from your bed, recliner, or couch.

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phonestandKenu Stance Compact Tripod for iPhone

Take photos and watch videos like never before with this lightweight, compact tripod. Mounts directly into your iPhone’s charging port.

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