Gift guide: what to buy for teenagers
Their birthday is fast approaching and it’s been a few years since you were a teen. 'What do they even like' you think to yourself, and the stress starts to kick in. No need to fear with this list of go-to gifts for all kinds of personalities and interests. Don’t be afraid to ask them if they have any ideas for presents or even suss out their interests because with so many present choices there is always bound to be the perfect one out there.
We have chosen the top 6 gifts for 5 different categories to help you start your gift hunting journey, which is hopefully be a successful one.
From monogrammed pouches to stylish watches, there are almost too many options when it comes to accessories for teens. It’s all about finding what gift is the right one, so just take note of their style; if they live in their sneakers opt for a fresh pair, or if it is all about the accessories go for a watch or another piece of jewellery. With so much to choose from we have select our top go-to accessories.
Pictured above, in number order: Daniel Wellington Watch from Silvermoon, Crossbody bag from Colette by Coletted Hayman, Jansport bag from Amazon, Pandora Modern Lovepods bracelet, Adidas Originals Superstar shoes, Swarovski Swan Lake bag charm.
With teenage years being chaotic to say the least, give them a gift that will make them feel a little special and fresh. For girls, you can’t go wrong with a floral perfume and bath bombs, and for the boys you can’t go wrong with cologne or even hair product.
Pictured above, in number order: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Soiree perfume from Farmers, Coach For Men Eau De Toilette from Farmers, Mango Bath Bomb from The Body Shop, Wahl Traditional Barbers from The Shaver Shop, Redken Water Wax from Shampoo 'n' Things, Hask Argan 5-in-1 Leave-in spray from Kmart.
If they are always buying the latest gadgets and have a nice little collection of tech, we think that it is safe to say that a tech related gift will impress. Electronics can get a little expensive so set yourself a budget and get looking. Below are the top 6 picks for teens when is comes to the most on-trend tech must-haves.
Pictured above, in number order: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Speaker from Noel Leeming, Swann Xtreem Atom II Lightning Fast Mini RC Quadcopter from JB HI-FI, Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera from JB HI-FI, Cygnett ChargeUp Digital 10000mAh Portable Power Bank from JB HI-FI, Fitbit Charge 2 from Noel Leeming, Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones from JB HI-FI.
For those teens who are starting to explore out from their home town already, get them a gift to help prepare them. Whether it’s a portable charger for those long trips, a backpack to hold all of their essentials or even a world map where they can scratch off all the places they have visited.
Pictured above, in number order: Apple AirPods from JB HI-FI, What a corker cork board from Typo, Backpack from Hallensteins, GoPro Casey Black Travel case from Noel Leeming, Travel wallet from Kikki K, Typo Nomad Convertible neck pillow.
The hard to buy for
Most teenagers will fit into this category, which is hard because you would love to get them a gift that they would really like. Here are a few more ideas that may just fit the brief from the quirky to the forever lifesaving gift card. Chances are that if you ask them what they want they will say ‘I don’t know’ so give them a gift that they can use when they do figure it out, a gift card.
Pictured above, in number order: Westfield Gift Card, Country Road Multi Colour Dot Socks, Popcorn Maker from Farmers, Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker from JB HI-FI, Speak Out game from Farmers, iTunes gift card from any supermarket