My 13 Year-old Girls at a Family Wedding, November 2010
Photo by Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com
Giving holiday gifts can be dicey if you don't know your audience. This is true, for sure, especially if you are buying gifts for teens this holiday season.
I found that out myself at Hanukkah this year when I bought my girls (triplets, age 13) several outfits online that were non-returnable. Long story short is that these rather discriminating teenagers HATED what I got them even though I was sure they were going to be thrilled. Now they're refusing to wear anything I bought them without their pre-approval. So I've decided to lighten up and give these unworn clothing items away. I'm also going to be giving all four of our kids (all teens) gift cards from now on instead.
As anyone with teens knows, this fickle bunch of adolescents likes and dislikes vary hour to hour. I have already bought my girls each gift cards to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and they are thrilled -- so this later experience has turned out to be the BEST shopping tactic I've ever tried. But to even the score, I still need to get gift cards for both my boys too.
To use this new little wonder of a shopping tool all you do is bring your mobile hand-held with you to the store and show the Swagg info on your phone to the sales clerk at checkout. You can use this online, too. Without a question this is a great way to get all those bulky cards into a neat digital file that goes everywhere with you.
I know I'm going to be in gift card heaven with SWAGG always standing by like a good friend to get me through the holiday buying season. If you'd like to streamline your life and make it less stressful, you might want to give this a try too.