The teenager, a unique breed of human that grunts, groans, is always hungry but never happy. Yes, they do exist, and they can be the most daunting demographic to shop for, especially on their birthday. Unless you have that unique teenager that has no problem speaking up about what they want, it can prove to be a most difficult task.
Teens are up to speed on the newest and coolest gadgets, electronics and media. They know what they have, what their friends have, what their social media friends have, yet leave us clueless as to what they want. So where do you start, when you have nothing to work with?
Below is a list of 10 birthday gifts for even the most challenging teen that will turn those grunts and groans into laughs and smiles! There may even be a thank you somewhere in there. Imagine that!
A Pair of Airpods
Teenagers and their electronics! Well, this is a gift that will compliment all of their compatible electronics. Airpods are wireless, Bluetooth, discreet and non-confining. They are comfortable, trendy, and teens are well versed in their functionality.
The Echo Dot is extremely popular among teens, and it offers all of the same capabilities of the Alexa. This includes weather, music, news, recipes, and updates to mention a few. It’s affordable and it is a very compact device.
What is one thing all teens can agree on? Food! Their hunger never seems to cease, so how do you satisfy that relentless appetite? Birthday gift baskets, complete with treats like gourmet cookies, brownies and pastries, dried fruits and nuts, and a variety of other goodies to choose from. It’s the ideal gift even the most challenging teen will take delight in!
Multicolor Cinema Light Box
Give the teen in your life a positive means of self-expression. Inspired by cinema marquees, these light boxes come with 100 symbols and letters to create personal messages. They are also available with custom color-changing LED lights.
The Nintendo Switch is a favorite of teens all over! It’s more of a big- ticket gift, but it has capability to be played at home or on the go. There is also a wide selection of games available for this game system! Teens can play alone, or with a group of friends.
The colder temperatures come with their own set of challenges, like chilly weather, snow and ice. Fingerless mittens are great for teens, because they fit like gloves, without covering their fingertips. They can keep their hands warm, and still have the option to answer those important texts and media comments.
Teens are always on the look out for some stylish “new kicks” to complement their specific apparel style. Whether they prefer Nike to Adidas, or whatever brand suits their style, sneakers are a gift that you can get for any teen and know you absolutely can-not go wrong!
Give the teenager in your life a break from their electronic circle, and give them a board game or two for their birthday. With so many to choose from, such as Clue, Monopoly, or even that well know classic, Battleship, you’ll be sure to find games they can enjoy with their friends while taking a break from the social media world.
What teen doesn’t want to sport a cool pair of shades? Make sure you do your research on this one. Teens have their own particular style and way they choose to present themselves. Sunglasses are great regardless of the season their birthday falls in, and can be worn year-round.
If you know what the teen in your life is into, but still not quite sure what to get, a gift card may be in order. It could be to the local Game Stop, or Applebee’s if they like to go out to eat with friends. Then, there is always the Visa or bank gift card, giving your teenager the option of where and how they would prefer to send their gift card.
No matter how complicated it may be to find that perfect gift for the teen in your life, there is bound to be something out there they would love and appreciate. So, don’t lose hope! You never know what you may find! Whether it be from the list of birthday gift ideas above, or something that presents itself by pure chance, there is that perfect to be found!