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Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger ​​​​​

We stopped into GameStop (a popular hangout for boys) and found a list of popular gifts for your tween-ager. All of the products are age appropriate and LOADED with fun!

GameStop Gifts for Boys:

1.  Xbox LIVE Gold Membership.

With Xbox Live Gold, you're part of the world's premier gaming community. Play with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network, get free games, and receive exclusive discounts. Experience games like Halo and Minecraft on a network powered by hundreds of thousands of servers that maximize performance and reduce lag. Get free games every month, worth $100's a year, and receive discounts up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store. With millions of gamers worldwide, and so many games to play, now's a great time to go Gold.

2.  A RETRO game… Nintendo DS

A blast from the past will get him remembering the days of a portable Nintendo game system! The Nintendo DS is a high-powered handheld video game system in a sleek folding design, loaded with features for a unique gaming experience. The color screens are now even brighter and the lower touch screen provides a totally new way of playing and controlling games. Use the built-in wireless mode to share games, chat or even play multiplayer games on-line via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Play impressive 3-D rendered Nintendo DS games and play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single player mode.

3.  Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Samsung Gear VR1 transforms virtual reality with a new handheld controller that seamlessly responds to organic, human movements in virtual experiences2. Every move, from turning and grabbing to pointing and lifting, is naturally connected from physical to virtual, making it more intuitive and spellbinding than ever before. Flying through the Alps, watching a film with a far-off friend, experiencing a festival across the globe, and employing the superpowers of your game's character - your world just got infinitely bigger.


Xbox One S has over 100 exclusive games like Forza Motorsport 7, built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more. Xbox Play Anywhere gives you the freedom to play your game and pick up where you left off on any Xbox One or Windows 10 PC. Whether you're playing Minecraft, watching 4K Blu-ray, or streaming game play or video, Xbox One S delivers brilliant graphics with HDR technology, premium audio, and the most advanced multiplayer network.

5.  UNO Mind Craft Game

UNO Minecraft gameplay involves players racing to get rid of all their cards, but this version features cards with Minecraft characters and images and a special rule! You want to match a card in your hand with the current card shown on top of the deck, and you'll score points for the cards your opponents are left holding. And in UNO Minecraft, there's also a new type of action card; when you draw the Creeper card, show it to the other players and they'll have to draw three more cards!  The first player to reach 500 points wins. When you're down to one card, don't forget to yell "UNO!" Contains 112 cards plus instructions. For 2 to 10 players, ages 7 and older. Easy to pick up, impossible to put down.

6.  Pokemon Pikachu Light Up Slippers

Oh, what fuzzy FUN! One size fits almost all, up to size 10 men's.

7.  XPS 2.0 80 DJ Monitor Speakers

The XPS 2.080 DJ Monitor speakers have been developed with the assistance of DJing experts, and have been subjected to in-depth testing with audio professionals. Hercules engineers have taken great care when designing the XPS 2.080 DJ Monitor in a professional anechoic room. this research enabled them to fine-tune the wide-range medium speaker's Kevlar texture and the tweeter's silk dome, to optimize the position, size and shape of the vents and to calculate the optimum curvature of the satellites' front face, in order to obtain a sharp and balanced sound flow.

8.  Apple Watch Sport

Apple Watch requires an iPhone 5 or later.


Score reward points as you save, and redeem them on the PowerUp Rewards Center for in-store coupons, digital currency, sweepstakes entries and tons more.



For your convenience and enjoyment, you can now schedule the exact time and date you wish to visit with Santa at Crabtree Valley Mall. No crowds, no lines, and a premium experience for you and your children. Your $20 deposit will be applied toward your photo and/or USB purchase when you arrive on time for your appointment.

Reserving your time with Santa is easy! Enter the number of children in your party, along with your preferred date and time below to start the appointment process. Please schedule carefully. While you will be able to log in and make changes to your appointment booking through your confirmation email page while times remain available, you may not reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment time.


Enter to win!

Register to win a $250 Crabtree Valley Mall holiday shopping spree to be given away between November 24-December 23!  One winner be selected daily! Winners will be contacted by phone and or email. 

Visit Crabtree Valley Mall and take photos of yourself and friends at the holiday photo stations! Post your picture to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #crabtreevalleymall and you will receive extra entries!