11-10-2021 Holiday Gift Guide - Flipbook - Page 13
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Jewelry, books, crafts and more
By Emily Parks, Contributing Writer
eenagers love items that celebrate them as an individual and allow them to
express their creativity. Crafting and baking kits let them to put their personal
stamp on an item. Whether the teenager in your life likes to read, cook or create,
there are many gift ideas to satisfy their love of personal expression. Fashion is also still
a popular vehicle for self-expression. Karma Fashion Boutique in Lutherville, Maryland
offers customized gifts, where many of their store items can be customized with the
picture, design, or monogram of your choice. Check out www.karmafashionboutique.
com for more information.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box as well. Remember those coupons your
teenager used to give you that promised a free room cleaning, a hug, or unloading the
dishwasher without complaint? Return the favor by gifting them coupons for an extra
hour for curfew, get out of cleaning the kitchen after dinner, mowing the lawn, or whatever excuses them from their most hated chore!
1. DIY MOCHI ICE CREAM KIT
Make your own mochi! Mochi is a Japanese delicacy of cute round buns made of soft and chewy rice.
With this kit, you can make your own cute ice cream
circles snuggled inside sweet, chewy rice cake pillows.
Tint and flavor them with included matcha green tea
and cocoa powder or use food coloring to create your
favorite flavors. Makes four batches of eight. Will need
to supply your own ice cream to use with the mochi kit.
Found at www.uncommongoods.com
2. MINI TERRARIUMS DIY KIT
Bring your green thumb indoors with this lowmaintenance masterpiece. This DIY project comes
with hangable geometrically shaped housings to bring
some pizzazz to your plant containers. Piles of white
pebbles set the scene for your carefully crafted
greenery. Faux moss fills each scene with beautifully
textured accents and pieces of felt fold down and roll
up to become 18 lifelike botanical creations. This gorgeous greenery will never require watering, repotting,
or sunlight so it is perfect for any indoor living space.
Found at www.uncommongoods.com
3. CUSTOM NAIL POLISH DIY KIT
Polished nails are an easy way to express yourself!
This DIY nail polish kit allows you to create your own, signature color to paint your ten tiny canvases. Each kit makes
three bottles and is vegan and 10-free. In other words,
free of the ten most common chemicals found in nail
polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde,
Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene,
parabens, animal by-products, and fragrances. The reds,
oranges and yellows make colors ranging from coral to
tangerine, lipstick red to strawberry pink, and mustard
to sunshine yellow. The pinks and purples make fuchsia
to ballet pink, fire engine to lobster red, and soft lilac to
amethyst purple. If you can imagine the color, you can create it! Found at www.uncommongoods.com
4. FACE MASK TIE DYE KIT
As face masks continue to be part of our daily life,
why not personalize them? This DIY kit makes wearing masks much more fun. Stroll into school wearing
a creation that is all your own. Get creative with this
all-inclusive tie-dye kit. Featuring two soft, nonmedical cloth masks, five dye colors, and an instruction
booklet that teaches you three techniques, it makes
masking up a little more creative. As an extra, tie-dye
the canvas bag they came in! Found at www.uncommongoods.com
Teen Dream continued on page 20