Reader News: Gifts for teens suggested in Burnsville

We’re in the heart of Christmas shopping season and if you have a teenager on your list, you’re likely stumped as to what to get him or her. It seems most teens today have everything a teen could possibly want.

We went in search of unique ideas to help you shop for your teen this year and discovered several locally-owned, teen-friendly businesses in Burnsville offering wallet-friendly deals for the holidays. Here are eight activities for teens in Burnsville with something for every budget, with prices ranging from $6 – $120.

Roller Skating Skateville Open Skating: $6 admission, plus skate rental and locker fees. Dec. 26, 12-8; Dec. 27, 12-3; Dec 28, 11-2; Dec. 31, 12-7. 201 S River Ridge Cir Burnsville, MN 55337

Indoor Xtreme trampoline, Lazer tag, Mini golf and more at Grand Slam. $19.95 for 3 hours. 12425 River Ridge Blvd. Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

Gymnastics Day Camp at Elite Gymnastics Academy: $30 day Dec. 26, 27, 28 9am – 1pm . Choose from 1, 2 or all 3 days. Arrive in gym clothes; bring a healthy bag lunch; and enjoy Open Gym time, a fun craft, active games, trampoline time, and gymnastics instruction! For grades K-12. 12500 Chowen Ave S Burnsville, MN 55337

Skiing or Snowboarding Buck Hill Beginner Special: $35 Lift Ticket, Equipment Rental & 90 minute lesson. 15400 Buck Hill Rd., Burnsville MN 55306

Rock Music Vocal Workshop School of Rock: $49 Dec 29; 3pm-6pm. In the Rock Vox learn healthy warm-up exercises, proper mic technique, the art of getting a great take and vocal comping. Led by Melody Mendis of Melody and the Dramatics. Ages 14+ 14300 Buck Hill Rd., Burnsville MN 55306

Go Kart Racing at Pro Kart. $70. Annual License and 3 races. (Annual license includes a balaclava, a free race the week of your birthday, and eligibility for each tracks’ weekly “Customer Appreciation Specials.”) Ages 13+. 14350 Rosemount Drive Burnsville, MN 55306

Beginner Guitar Camp School of Rock: $99 Dec 26, 27 and 28; 12n-3pm. For guitar players with less than 3 months experience, including those with no experience. Ages 8 – 15. 14300 Buck Hill Rd., Burnsville MN 55306

Private Art Lessons at Brushworks School of Art. $120 for one month of weekly, one-hour lessons. Drawing, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic and Pastel Painting Lessons are available. Lessons are ongoing and may be started at anytime. 190 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville MN 55337

Teens might be the toughest people to shop for, but your teen is sure to like at least one of the activities here in Burnsville.

Stacey Marmolejo