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GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR TEENS!
First came the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984. Those peperoni pizza eating, half shelled superheroes are totally cowabunga and we stock a huge range of TMNT stuff. Then Nirvana summed up what it was like to be aged between 13 and 19 with their song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. We have scented candles, unfortunately none smell like teen spirit, but we do have some nice smelling ones.
In the first year of the new millennium Wheatus released smash hit ‘Teenage Dirtbag’, where a misanthropic outcast fantasizes about a girl called Noel and hopes that one day she will listen to Iron Maiden with him. He is quite deluded, thinking that she “doesn’t know what she’s missin”, when in actual fact she’s missing nothing. We don’t have two tickets to Iron Maiden, but what we do have is really cool gifts for teens.
In one episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, after a rough day at school, Sabrina accidentally turns Libby Chesler, the most popular girl in school, into a pineapple. We sell a really cool pineapple shaped lamp. Then there was the film ‘Not Another Teen Movie’ which came out in 2001. The film which gets a dismal 5.7/10 stars Jaime Pressly, who coincidentally spells her first name the same as Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones. And you know what; we’ve got stacks of cool GoT gear from figurines to t-shirts.
The great minds behind The Simpsons, Mike Reiss and Al Jean, also wrote the sitcom Teen Angel. The show follows Steve and his friend Marty DePolo, who dies from eating a 6 month old hamburger, then returns to earth as Steve’s guardian angel. Surprisingly, the show only lasted one season. The actor who plays Marty, also played Moonpie in the movie ‘No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn’. His name is Corbin Allred. But I guarantee you wouldn’t have all read our extensive range of book titles at Yellow Octopus.