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Ideas For Gifts To A Budding Teenager

When you are at that precarious age where you are neither an adult nor a child, which is to say that you are a growing teenager, you have different interests in your life. One of the worst feelings that you can have as a parent is to be the parent of an unruly teenager that is not doing extremely good in school, and is behaving extremely poorly in the house. This is the reason why you need to set ground rules and bring up your child in such a manner that he does not become insubordinate as the day goes by. There are a lot of things that can help you to become closer to your child, and presenting gifts for special occasions might be one of them.

However, gifts for 14 year old boy present a big problem for many parents. For many, they have an instant disassociation with their teenage boy due to different kinds of hormones and other related issues pertaining to teenagers. Moreover, due to the other lack of communication between the child and the parents, the parents do not have any understanding about the kind of gifts that can be presented to their boy for special occasions. It is at this moment that you need to take a wild guess and provide some sort of electronic gadgets that happen to be the latest product in the market.

Electronic gadgets like smart phones are extremely popular amongst teenagers, and by presenting your boy with one such option as a gift, you would be able to keep them engaged well at the same time you would be in his good books. A teenager can be unruly, but if managed properly, the parenting does not take up a lot of time. Moreover, the teenager would also be able to engage in keeping direct contact with you at all times, ensuring that you will never kept out of the loop when your teenager is travelling to other places.

If everything else fails, giving the latest video games to your teenager might actually be a good attempt at providing a proper gift. There is absolutely no way a teenager is going to let go of video games to be played, particularly when it is sanctioned by the parents. So, that could be your Hail Mary attempt and getting a good quality gift to your child and your child actually appreciating the gift provided to him.

Explaining The Art Of Wearing Hoodies

The comfort of the hoodie is unparalleled. There was a time when hoodies where associated with delinquents and alleyway smugglers. Not anymore, as peaceful citizens ranging from children going to school to employees running late for their offices. Hoodies are also a fashion statement when worn currently; an involuntary seminar on how not to wear a hoodie is shown by college kids! There are certain ways to wear a hoodie with style and grace and let me show you, young Padawan, how to sport one with fashion.

The Layered Look

There is no rule in the world that says you have to wear the hoodie by itself. The Layered look means that you supplement the hoodie with more clothes so as to make it blend with the others. A hoodie can be modest when it is used as the layered look.

Example of a layered look – a white round neck t-shirt, a simple zip-up hoodie and then a jacket over it. Add slim jeans and pair of light colored sneakers and voila! You have mastered the Layered Look.

The Athleisure Look

Athleisure is the combination of Athlete and Leisure. It is specially designed for those who look ready to break a sweat whenever it is needed and yet look awesome doing it. Coolness and comfort shake hands here due to clever designs.

Example of an athleisure look – black joggers (fitted) with a white t-shirt and black colored hoodie with some light colored sneakers. Easy as pie.

The Leather jacket look

Not a great fan of this look personally because of the leather, but I must admit this style does look good. A hoodie – leather jacket combination seems to work well with majority of people. Especially if the jacket is black.

Example of the Leather jacket look – Light colored hoodies with a black or brown leather jacket. Relatively appropriate jeans (black or indigo if black jacket is used) and with smart boots.

Tailored Look

Imagine wearing a hoodie with suits or blazers. Seems wild right? Not really. There are ways to unify work/formal life with the informal comfort of a hoodie and look good doing it. You have to evade the “trying hard to be young” adage though. It will be pretty easy unless you are wearing some cool 3D hoodies or something extra modern.

There are two ways for this. One would be having matching hoodie and suit (usually different shades of grey) along with sneakers instead of office shoes. The other way is to have smart trousers instead of the whole suit and it still looks good for formal events!

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