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Sweet treats: Easy, cheap Valentine gift ideas

<strong>Make Your Own Chocolate Kit</strong> is a fun way to have your chocolate and eat it, too. It touches on history and culture and science. The kit contains everything you'll need to make 8 ounces of dark chocolate, including organic Costa Rican cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions, and the story of chocolate. The kit also includes some cacao beans to taste. Adult supervision is recommended, but when my tween and a friend used the kit, they were able to do the majority of the steps on their own. The kit is available on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Own-Chocolate-Kit/dp/B000NTMF10/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1359574583&sr=1-1&keywords=make+your+own+chocolate">Amazon.com</a> for $12.99.
Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand, and most people are excited to receive chocolate as a gift on February 14th. With the holiday less than two weeks away, here are some Valentine gift ideas. These suggestions are fun twists on the tradition of giving chocolate. These treats are cheap (ranging from $5 to... Read more »

Cheap and fun tween gift ideas for under $15

Overlook the spelling of the game, because tweens love it.  Suggested by a Tween Us reader, it is a big hit with all genders and a pretty wide age span. Find it on at Target for $14.09 (Amazon has it for $18.)
Tweens are notoriously hard to buy gifts for, and the items on their wish lists can be pricey.  Gone are the days of the cheap Candy Land game and playing with the cardboard box.  Sniff, sniff. But that doesn’t mean it is time to turn into Scrooge. You can still bring smiles and laughter by... Read more »

Mother's Day Gifts for Moms of Tweens

A few items that I would included in a Mother’s Day gift baskets for moms of tweens: Neck Brace – You need it for the whiplash that results in tweens quick shifts from childhood to adulthood and back to childhood (often in the course of a day, and possible in the course of one meal).... Read more »