One of the most popular gift guides last year was our gift guide for teenagers. Boy, do we get it. We both have teens in our house and they definitely can be hard to shop for. We’ve searched high and low for gifts that will be rewarded with one of those elusive smiles.
We know that holidays with teens are different than the days of visiting Santa, but we know from our own experience that our teens still want the Christmas experience to be magical. And while we love a gift card, we also love the moment of unwrapping a gift that they can use RIGHT NOW.
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The Original Comfy – Last year in the middle of peak pandemic wear, my daughter declared the week before Christmas that she wanted a Comfy. Naturally, we were already DONE with our holiday shopping at that point, so I held off, but this year it’s happening.
Upcycled Denim Chair – If you feel comfortable in your ability to hang this chair from your ceiling without pulling your house down around you, we think these chairs are fun!
Snacks! Sure, you could probably create something like this on your own, but why bother when the work has been done for you?
Gifts for Foodie Teens – Weather it’s a raindrop cake or rainbow bagels, something to keep their hands busy and their tummies full is always a welcome gift. Plus, we know kids love their sauces.
Slides or Crocs – Ah the age old question of which plastic shoe your particular kid has embraced. Believe it or not, Crocs are HOT in some circles, and these Adidas slides are the perfect after-practice, after-school shoe.
Keep Them Busy! Throw Throw Burrito was a big hit from last year’s gift guide, so this year we have Taco vs. Burrito to keep your game supply fresh!
Shocktato Party Game – I would never play this in a million years, but the reviews swear this is fun and your thrill-seeking teens might love this hot potato game with a shocking twist.
TikTok Challenge – I know, I know, we want them off of their phones, but let’s meet them where they are that combines fun with their favorite app.
Laser Tag – Get them outside! With a continued focus on outdoor activities, keep them busy outside with this set of four laser tag guns and vests.
Techy fun. From a bluetooth banana phone, to a usb disco light and a bluetooth keyboard for your phone or tablet, gifts that enhance their current electronics are a safe bet.
A burrito blanket? Keep in mind this is for your kid, not for you. If you think it’s hideous, it’s probably sure to be a hit with your kid. Other fun finds include a moon light, a neon retro game controller light and a bluetooth speaker with color-changing lights.
More for their rooms! Surely it’s not just my kids who would spend all day in their rooms if they could?
Even teens who are too cool for just about everything want to be pampered now and then!
Just for fun! Because it’s a gift and doesn’t always need to fill a need.