Reviewed for High School, 2008

Leatherman Juice CS4 Pocket Multi-Tool

Your teen may be able to talk his way out of any situation, but talking won't open cans, saw branches, or furnish four different screwdrivers to get the job done. That's where the Leatherman multi-tool comes in. Just 3.25 inches long when closed, this little guy packs multiple pliers, wire cutters, and screwdrivers - plus scissors, a knife, a corkscrew, a saw, and much much more. Stainless steel construction means that this Leatherman is built to last (it has a 25-year warranty). The next best thing to McGyver, it's sure to come in handy in any situation, even if it's just a hangnail. (Leatherman, $50.00)