My teen and I loved doing the Around the World Stories program a couple of years ago, and I think it's one of the best gifts you can get any child for the holidays. Each month, you visit a new country through stories, recipes, videos and crafts, and they extend it to their Pinterest page, which features a bunch of crafts that you can enjoy with or without a subscription.
Ikea is taking America by storm. The store, widely available on the West Coast a decade ago, has spread into the Midwest, and now Americans across the nation are finally able to access cheerful Swedish furniture (not to mention meatballs), hack it, and make it their own.
My family loves scrapbooking and now there is a new form of that available for kids and adults alike. It's called Smashbooks. Their motto is “For the moments and musings that stick.” These journal-type books allow kids to be creative while capturing memories. I bought an entire set for my daughter and my niece for Christmas (hopefully they don't come across this article).
So what are the things that you can do with a Smashbook? You can glue in pictures, movie tickets, theater bills, vacation post cards and anything else you can get your hands on. You can add notes, favorite sayings, Bible verses, or list events that happened to you that day.