Secrets of a Truly Awesome Gift Giver for Tweens, Teens & Adults
By Lynn Grogan Choosing the right gift for anyone in your life can be surprisingly easy. Over the last year or so my gift-giving prowess has taken on an almost legendary status. Friends and family marvel at my ability to buy well-received gifts for their tweens and teens that weren’t even on their kids’ Amazon wish lists. I still can’t get over the fact that kids have online birthday/Christmas wish lists. Mine do too, so I’m in no position to get all preachy and pompous, but things have really changed a lot over the last decade. Anyway, in the last six months alone, I’ve nailed a couple of rather tricky Bat Mitzvah gifts and brought what was very possibly a smile to a particularly sullen 14-year-old’s face upon tearing away Halo-themed gift wrap paper to reveal my stunningly well-chosen birthday present. He even texted his friend with a photo of my gift. Not quite as gratifying as his squeals of delight in response to the Thomas the Tank trains I gave him for his fourth birthday, but I’ll take it. Perfect Gifts for Tweens and Teens So you’re probably wondering what it is I’m buying for these kids. Well it’s simple. I’ve been buying Scosche BoomBottle® Rugged Waterproof Wireless Speakers (and sometimes throwing in a pair of Scosche headphones and/or cables) for the tweens and teens in my life. As much as we may prefer for them to be out running and climbing trees, we all know that it’s hard to keep older kids away from consumer tech products. And these multi-award-winning wireless speakers actually encourage more social interaction – real social interaction. They can take their BoomBottles to go study together or hang out at the beach or to the park. It will even fit in the bottle cage on their bikes. And remember, they’re still kids, so anything you give them will undoubtedly get dropped, get dirty and get wet. My son dropped his first iPod down the toilet, and the next one got “borrowed” by his five-year-old sister who colored it with crayons and then, recognizing the error of her ways, decided to wash it before returning it to him. Scosche BoomBottles are waterproof, shock resistant and dustproof. Essentially, they’re kid-proof. But that’s only part of the appeal. There’s a Scosche BoomBottle for Everyone. Kids, of course, care deeply about the appearance of their tech gadgets. The sullen 14-year-old I mentioned earlier? He’s into Halo, likes to go fishing with his dad and loves dirt biking. Therefore, a pocket-sized Rockstar® Edition BoomBuoy® Waterproof Wireless Speaker and Rockstar Edition Thudbuds Earbuds were a big, big hit. The Rockstar brand is hugely popular, particularly with teens and twenty-somethings, and as Scosche is a team sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing and AMA Supercross Team, the entire Rockstar Edition of Scosche products brings the added appeal associated with the world of action/extreme sports. The Bat Mitzvah girls both received very sleek and stylish BoomBottle H2O+ Rugged Waterproof Wireless Speakers in black with gold accents. Very attractive, cool-looking speakers. Keep in mind, there’s a BoomBottle to suit all tastes and for every budget, so it’s worth checking out the entire selection to find the right speaker for your needs. No matter how much they love their Xbox and Playstation, most kids still love getting outdoors for camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, surfing and watersports. All the tweens, teens and big adult kids in your life will get a kick out of the Scosche Realtree® collection, with BoomBottle H2O and a wide variety of other Scosche products wrapped in the unique Realtree camo design and made specifically to meet the demands of the toughest outdoor environments. It’s definitely worth checking out this sturdy collection for the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Oh, and BoomBottles also make excellent high school graduation gifts as they’re perfect for dorm rooms and the hectic college lifestyle. “Powerful” Gifts for Everyone! While my greatest successes in gift-giving have centered around the BoomBottle family of wireless speakers, I recently got an actual high-five from my brother-in-law after he opened up his Christmas present – a GoBat™ 12000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery. He loves that battery. His wife, my sister-in-law, got a MagicMount™ PowerBank in gold. She couldn’t get over how attractive and elegant it is. It snaps seamlessly to the back of her iPhone® and provides 4000mAh of power. It’s also available for Android phones and comes in gold, silver or black. So if your gifts tend to fall flat, or the recipients immediately start looking for the gift receipt, do what I did and head to Scosche.com. You really can’t go wrong with a BoomBottle wireless speaker or any of Scosche’s excellent selection of backup batteries and chargers, colorful headphones, earbuds and much, much more.