A Fun Gift Idea For Someone About To Get Braces

Tween Tuesday, Teen Tuesday

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at OurCrazyBoys.com! Today I’m sharing a great gift idea for someone about to get braces put on!

A fun gift idea for someone about to get braces!

We have… braces!

Gift Idea For someone about to get braces

Well, bottom braces and a top retainer.

The week before his appointment, he got this bag o’ goodies from Mom and Dad:

A fun gift idea for someone about to get braces!

Beef jerky, Skittles, caramels, a Snickers bar, Starburst, and bubble gum – all things he wouldn’t be able to eat for the next 18 months while he’s got the braces on his teeth.

Gift idea for someone getting braces

Here’s the pdf for the sign I glued to the bag:


I know that a bag full of sticky candy isn’t the healthiest gift, but it’s not something that happens often around our house. Michael was excited to have a few things that he wouldn’t be able to eat anymore, and I was happy to share with him :)

Getting braces on was pretty easy for Michael, and I think it had to do with him only needing bottom braces. The retainer on the top is pushing his teeth back, but it’s not tearing up the inside of his mouth like the braces are.


I’d love to read about your tweens and teens – I know they’re not always easy to write about! Funny, serious, or anything in between, please come link up with me!


  1. 1
    Cameron says:

    My little brother got braces around the 4th of July. He just got them tightened last week. The hardest thing is keeping him from eating taffy, jerky, gum, and other mentioned foods that you should avoid.

    Good luck keeping him from sneaking food.

    • 1.1
      Becca says:

      Oh no! I am not looking forward to the tightening part.

      We have been super lucky with Michael so far – keeping my fingers crossed he doesn’t sneak anything!!

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    Gramma Teetsie Thompson says:

    He is still as handsome as ever!!

  3. 3

    What a fun idea! I love that you are celebrating and making the getting braces a FUN thing!

  4. 4
    Becky says:

    What a genius idea!!!! My oldest needs braces and this will be used!!!!!!! love it!

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    Alicia says:

    We have braces in our future, this is a great idea!

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    Bridget A says:

    Such a fun idea! I’m going to do this for when my 11 year old son gets his braces off! :) He just got them August 23rd! :)

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    Stefanie says:

    Awww… I didn’t need braces, but I think my daughter will. They look good on him!

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    Andrea Kruse says:

    Such a tough, painful time… but he will be so happy he had them. I don’t like giving a lot of candy either, but this seems like a good opportunity for a little treat. ;)

    • 8.1
      Becca says:

      I know, right? I feel bad, but it’s funny because it seems to be the norm at his school – tons of kids have them. And I liked being able to spoil him a little :)

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    Melissa says:

    This is such a fun and creative idea!

  10. 10

    What a neat idea! Good luck – and I hope those 18 months sail by!

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    Hanan says:

    What a great idea!

  13. 13

    I won’t let my boys read this, S2 WANTS braces and your goody bag would convince him of that even more.

    What a sweet idea. :)

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    dumb mom says:

    My 7 year old is wearing braces right now! My nearly 11 year old already wore them as well and will have to get them on again soon. I’m hoping to get him Invisalign next time around, because he really hated wearing his braces so much. Your dude looks super happy though!

    • 14.1
      Becca says:

      7?! That seems so little! Invisalign is so much better. We tried to talk Michael into it, but he wanted what everyone else in school had. Crazy, huh?!

  15. 15

    [...] of Our Crazy Boys put together a fun gift bag with her tween son's favorite chewy foods that she gave to him the week before he got his braces. [...]

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    Very fun idea – helps him to know you’re there to support him all the way. I’m pinning your idea on my Braces Fun board.

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