Okay, so there are some of us who are procrastinators and right about now are scrambling to get our holiday shopping done. Then, there are others who just want to add a gift or two to the pile. So, here are some last minute ideas for those of you trying to figure out what to get your teen for the holidays.
Let’s look at a few key categories:
Amazon Echo Dot, available at Amazon for $29.99
This is a great gift for a teenager for several reasons. First, they love to blast their music and this little speaker is powerful. Second, my son has his synced with his phone alarm so he’s been waking up on time for school lately. There are some great deals on these as Christmas nears. So head over to Amazon and buy now.
Jackery Portable Charger 6000 mAh, available at Amazon, $29.99.
Teenagers freak out when their phones batteries are low. So, here is a way to keep the freak outs at bay. It’s also a way to get a little peace of mind knowing if they get stuck somewhere they can call for help. This particular charger reportedly charges iPhones twice as fast as the original iPhone charger. So head over to Amazon and buy now.
Fuji Instax Mini 7 Instant Camera
The instamatic camera has made a comeback and it is more popular than ever. It may be that teenagers love the idea of a getting a physical photo in the digital age. Or, maybe it’s the idea of owning a colorful camera (Personally, I like the flamingo pink) So head to Amazon and buy now.
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
Teens are all about sound quality and style, which is why these headphones are in demand. They do have cushioned ear cups and 40 hours of battery life so that’s something to consider. However, they are a pricey ( of course my son insists they are worth the $). Best Buy and Amazon have deals on them.
ErgoErgo Sitting Stools, $75
I hate when teens sit on the floor for hours playing video games. These pop up stools are portable, cool, colorful and fun. Oh, and did I mention they also are reasonably priced. I like the navy but there are lots of choices. Head over to Amazon to see your choices.
S’well water bottles (promo now for free bottle with $100 purchase)
S’well water bottles are made of high-grade stainless steel that’s triple walled for maximum insulation. They come in fun colors and designs are are popular with teens who are all about the hydration trend. You can buy from Amazon or direct from S’well.
Sneakers & Accessories
Vans Old Skool Sneaker, $59.95
Everyone loves these retro-inspired sneakers. They come in 14 colors and are stylish AND comfy. What’s not to like? Buy them now on Amazon.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal, (on sale for $45)
The original basketball shoe has changed over the years but still has the star patch and comes in tons of colors — both brights and pastels. Nike owns Converse so head on over to buy them now.
Fossil Sport Smartwatch, $199
You can text, email and access social media from this cool looking watch. It has a GPS and it’s waterproof. It’s pretty much everything a teen could want. Fossil has great deals right now.
What kind of gift cards to teenagers want?
Food: I’m not sure why, but teenagers LOVE Chipolte. Get them a Chipolte Gift card to this restaurant and you are going to be a rock star. Oh, and you can have it emailed directly if you want.
Music: Spotify Gift Card
Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!
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