Holiday gifts for tweens and teens

Lauren Lykens, sales associate at Simply Charming in Winchester, models the Dylan sweatshirt and vest. Ashley Miller/Daily

Face it, tweens and teens are the hardest to shop for when it comes to the holidays. Why? Because they have everything. A few local retailers channeled their inner teen spirit to find the top gifts for those between ages 11 and 19.

Lauren Lykens, sales associate at Simply Charming in Winchester, shares one of her favorite gift ideas for teens because she can personally vouch for it.

“The super soft Dylan sweatshirt and vest is perfect for the cooler days ahead,” Lykens said. “Throw it over a T-shirt or pair it with a dress.”

Cozy fit for a winter wonderland certainly describes the Dylan Frosty Tipped vest at Simply Charming Boutique in Winchester. Available in three colors: gray, pink and cream, this vest provides endless comfort and style for snowy evenings. Vest, $119.99. Sweatshirt, $129.99.

Kendra Brewer, owner of Wilkins Shoe Center – Virginia’s largest family shoe store with over 30,000 pairs of shoes – offers something for everyone, he said.

“Always a holiday favorite for tweens and teens is still the Classic short from Uggs,” Brewer said.

The Classic Short, the original style icon of Uggs, provides comfort and style.

“They’re so comfortable and cozy. And they look good with everything,” Brewer added. “It’s a win, win.”

Another popular style are the Ugg’s slippers.

“They’re trending more toward style than just comfort,” Brewer said.

Classic Short, $155; slippers, $100.

Jean Plauger, owner of Jean’s Jewelers in Front Royal, has a passion for jewelry.

“Parents are looking for unique gifts for their tweens and teens,” Plauger said. “Something that allows them to remember important moments and special days.”

Starting a sterling silver charm bracelet with a single charm or two sets the stage for years to come. Think of a hobby, sports team or color to get started. Sterling silver charm bracelets, $80 and up.

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