Our area is so very generous when it comes to helping the less fortunate during the holidays.  Just look at our Y101 Load the Lobby campaign.  Our halls are decked out with new and used toys that will go to the Salvation Army Toy Town distribution.  It's fantastic!  However, you won't find many gifts for that tween/teen on Santa's list.I get it.  That age is super hard to buy for, and often the gifts they really want (phones, gaming systems, computers, etc.) are really expensive.  The Toys for Tots Christmas campaign has put out a list of suggestions of presents you can donate to any gift-giving drive.

Suggestions for teens:

Wireless speakers

headphones

Fishing poles, tackle equipment

Arts and crafts sets

Building kits

Science kits

Manicure sets/nail polish

Hygiene sets, cologne/deodorant

Board games

Jewelry

Tool sets

Phone accessories

Exercise equipment

Sleds

Sports equipment

Backpack/purse

Cosmetics set

Skateboard/helmet

Curling iron/straightener/hair dryer

Watch

Wallet

Flashlight

Lotion/body wash sets

Hair accessories