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Never in the history of teenagerdom has a tween or teen ever wished for a pair of sensible school shoes to be wrapped up under the Christmas tree. Their current shoes may be tattered and even a half size too small, but practical gifts should not take up valuable present real estate under the tree. Tree space is reserved for bicycles, a new pet or, if you have one heck of a tree, a brand-new car! Everyone knows that practical gifts are reserved for the oversized sock hung by the chimney with care.
Stockings may be the holiday destination space for all things sensible, but that doesn’t mean sense can’t be sassy and sassy can’t be smart.
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