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 http://www.skateville.com/

Indoor Xtreme trampoline, Lazer tag, Mini golf and more at Grand Slam. $19.95 for 3 hours. 12425 River Ridge Blvd. Burnsville, Minnesota 55337 http://www.grandslammn.com/walkinspop.html

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 http://www.elite-gymnastics.com/node/925

Skiing or Snowboarding Buck Hill Beginner Special: $35 Lift Ticket, Equipment Rental & 90 minute lesson. 15400 Buck Hill Rd., Burnsville MN 55306 http://www.buckhill.com/winter/adultlessons.html

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 https://burnsville.schoolofrock.com/workshops

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 http://prokartindoor.com/pricing/

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 https://burnsville.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup

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 http://www.brushworksschoolofart.com/PrivateArtEducationLessons.cfm

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
Eagan