If you remember anything from your days as a teenager, you know it’s a really weird time. Not only do adults have trouble understanding the younger generations sometimes, but they’re also notoriously difficult to shop for. Unless you know the teen you’re shopping for really well, it’s a bit tricky to guess their interests and find that perfect thing that will put a smile on their face when they get it. Well, for all the frustrated friends, parents, and siblings, we’re here to help. If you need some cool suggestions to satisfy the most finicky of teenagers, here’s a handy list to choose from.
High top sneakers
Kids usually don’t much care for clothes as a gift, but teens? Teens love it. Since it’s a little difficult to guess their exact taste unless you see them every day, a pretty good option is to get them high-tops. Comfy, trendy, and versatile, they’ll be a welcome addition in anyone’s closet, and all you need is to learn their exact shoe size or make sure that the store you buy the sneakers from accepts returns and exchanges.
Athleisure is still a ragingly popular trend, and luckily teens are completely on board with it. If sneakers don’t sound like a good idea, another thing you can get them is a hoodie. A good old, big, soft, comfy hoodie that will serve both as a fashion detail and as something practical to keep them warm. If you know your teenager well you can get them something with a galaxy print, or maybe some floral details, but for the most part you can’t go wrong with a classic hoodie in a neutral color.
If they don’t already have one, they will worship you if you get them a simple Bluetooth speaker. Good for parties and a great way to become the popular kid with the cool music!
They might not admit it, but teens are kids on the inside. They love collecting things and displaying them in their rooms, especially if they are the geeky types who watch a lot of sci-fi and superhero movies. Some hot toys like Marvel figurines are valuable to any collector, and even to a casual fan they’re a nice ornament to put on their shelf. If you know them to be a fan of Star Wars, getting them a figurine of Luke Skywalker might just make you the world’s coolest gift giver.
Teens are just now starting to pamper and most of them are dealing with oily skin and zits. Some skincare items definitely won’t go amiss, and the best thing you can give them is a nice set of face masks in a box. They can use them the evening before a party and get to feel pretty and glowing for the event.
Handy flash drives
Pretty much any human being with a computer in their house will appreciate this. It’s one of the most practical gifts in the modern-day world, and if you’re really stumped about what to get, try this. It certainly won’t go amiss, and even though it might not be the most exciting of gifts, it’s undeniably useful.
Contrary to popular belief, teenagers love to read. However, most of them prefer adventure, drama, and romance rather than deep philosophical debates. If you know someone who loves to read, go to the young adult section in the book store and get them novels like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Red Rising, or hey, Harry Potter if they haven’t read it yet.
If they’re just getting into makeup they probably have a palette or two lying around, but not enough tools to apply the products. A set of nice makeup brushes would probably be greatly appreciated by any aspiring makeup artist or makeup enthusiast!
Most teenagers love to listen to music, so a pair of really good headphones is bound to make them super happy. Another great option for those who really aren’t sure what else to get.
Enjoy our gift suggestions! You’re bound to find something for anyone’s taste here, so have fun shopping!