How is it already November? It might be cliché, but it truly does feel like time goes faster and faster the older we get. In any case, we’re nearing the start of the holiday season, which means it’s time to start planning your holiday menu, decorating your home, and uh oh – starting your gift shopping. Shopping for Christmas presents can be challenging, especially if you’re shopping for a teenager. Remember when it was easy to find gifts for your little ones? Yeah, with a teenager it can be a bit more difficult.
Well, I’m here to provide some inspiration. Use this list of teen-approved Christmas gift ideas to find something your teenager is guaranteed to appreciate.
If your child constantly has headphones in their ears, or can’t seem to do their homework (or anything else for that matter), without listening to music, concert tickets are the perfect Christmas gift. You can find an event that follows directly after Christmas, or book ahead. Either way, giving them the chance to see their favorite artists in action is guaranteed to put a smile on their face. Check out Ticketmaster to find upcoming events in your area.
Don’t limit your gifting options to the material. Instead of buying your child something to wrap this year, consider gifting them with an experience. Websites like Cloud9living.com make gift-giving easy, as you can choose from over 2,000 experiences, the likes of which include white water rafting, car racing, ziplining – you name it, they probably offer it. Their team comes up with handpicked experienced designed to help you find something that suits your teen’s interests, and your bduget.
If your teen is interested in fashion (guy or gal), you can always provide them with new clothing. Not sure you have a handle on their style? Let a professional do it for you. Trunk Club will send your teen a box of stylish clothing every month, based on the style preferences they set up. If they like the clothes, you can purchase them; if not, send them right back, no harm, no foul.
Want to go a bit more casual? Opt for some winter wear that your teen can lounge in around the house. A plain old set of pajamas might get an eyeroll, but a wacky pair of Christmas pajamas from Tipsy Elves is guaranteed to get a laugh. This way, you don’t have to make any big fashion choices, and you’ll find something that your teen actually gets a kick out of.
What teen isn’t obsessed with the latest in tech and gadgets? If your teen doesn’t already have the Amazon Echo, guaranteed they’ll really love this gift. All through the power of their voice, they can turn on music, ask questions (cue: homework help), and even turn their lights on and off when desired.
In this digital age, your child probably has a variety of photos on their smarpthone. The only drawback? Often, photos end up staying on our phone, instead of being printed our for everyday enjoyment. Show your kids the benefits of “old-school” photography with a a Polaroid Camera – that’s right, these amazing gadgets are still around. They can take pictures with their friends, post them around their room, and keep tangible mementos of their best memories. We all know that youth can be fleeting, so make sure your teen can hold look back on fantastic times with friends and family for years to come.
Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a struggle, and this year, you can truly do the impossible and give your teen a gift they’ll actually adore! Make Christmas morning unforgettable with Christmas gift ideas your teenager will actually go gaga over. Happy holidays and happy shopping!