What Makes a Great Basket Stuffer for Teens? 

To find the answer, we asked a sample of teenagers among our parent readers for their ideas. (Yes, we’ve been writing about parenting since the 1990’s—some of the early readers of our parenting books are now even grandparents!).

If you need to prepare a gift basket for a teenager, we think a mix of both fun (games) and practical items (lip balm, sketchbooks, for example) are a good way to go.

After looking at over a dozen different suggestions by teens, we narrowed down our recommendations to these picks:

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