I promise, they won’t want to throw these gifts in the trash
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Teenagers have a reputation for being very hard to buy, and let’s be honest, that reputation isn’t exactly misplaced. I still remember how difficult I found it to buy presents for my little brother, so if you’re struggling to find something for the teenager in your life, I can totally understand the pressure.
To help you out this Christmas, I talked to some teenagers in my family to find out what they and their friends would really like to receive.
Whether you’re dealing with a game-obsessed teenager who spends all of his time hiding in his room, a muso guy whose latest tunes are all hovering around, or a kid who seems uninterested in anything at all, I hope the list below gives you some ideas.
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Brighten up her room with this sound-reactive light bar
Featuring four different light modes, this bar is sound activated, lighting up whenever there is a sound. If he always stumbles at night – like my teenage brother used to – he’ll appreciate this seriously lighted up gift (and it also comes with a handy remote).
£10 (was £15) at Men Kind
Give him this build conscious treat that will look great once he builds it
Who said Lego was just for kids? This ultra-detailed Lego build-and-display model of a Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Princeton Reverb 65 Amplifier is sure to keep the music lover busy all Christmas Day – and beyond.
£104 on Amazon
Give a gaming-obsessed teenager this portable console
For a teenager just starting out, their own Nintendo Switch might be just what they want. This console comes with Nintendo Sports (the updated version of the classic Wii Sports that we grew up obsessed with). Plus, it’s portable enough to go wherever it goes.
£299.99 (was £309.99) at Amazon
Give him the perfect starting aftershave
If they’re ready to switch from Lynx Africa, a bottle of aftershave will do, and this fresh, citrus-based scent has received thousands of five-star reviews from happy recipients.
£18 on Amazon
Enhance his music experience with these wireless Beats
Any music-loving teen will be over the moon with these wireless headphones from Beat which come in a range of colors, but personally I love this bright, bold hue – and I bet he does too.
£199.95 on Amazon
This waterproof speaker is a super versatile gift
Whether he likes to listen to his favorite tunes in the shower or stream on the go, this ultra-compact, waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled mini speaker is sure to be a hit.
£42.99 (was £55) at Amazon
Start her skincare routine early with this stylish kit
Forget a zero multipack. This Mancave skin and body set is an altogether classier affair that will make him feel good grown up – and is also designed for sensitive skin (and what teenager doesn’t have that?!).
£14.24 (was £19.99)
Keep cables from getting tangled with this 3-in-1 charger
My teenage cousin has all the gadgets going, so I’m definitely going to get him this fast charging station that will keep his cables tidy and make his powered devices much easier.
£35.99 (was £37.99) at Amazon
He’ll love having it in his pocket for impromptu movie nights
Perfectly sized to fit in his pocket, this mini projector – compatible with most smartphones – can be used to project movies and TV shows wherever he goes (even if he never leaves his bedroom). It’s easy to use and offers really excellent image quality, according to reviews.
£69.99 on Amazon
Help him give his photography skills a boost with these mini lenses
Compatible with most smartphones, these mini camera lenses can be easily clipped onto their phone, instantly enhancing their camera and enhancing their photo quality. Whether he’s photography crazy or obsessed with TikTok, he’s sure to love this gift.
£13.10 (was £16.99) on Amazon
Order this roll-up drum kit mat that’s super easy to master
Help him find a new hobby and maybe relieve some stress at the same time with this portable drum mat that features two built-in speakers and makes an impressive amount of noise. My cousin has one and can’t help but be thrilled with it.
£56.09 on Amazon
Treat him to this brain-boosting mini-game that can be played solo or with another player
This portable puzzle game will ensure his brain is also exercising, testing his reflexes and possibly his foggy memory. It also comes with a silent mode feature, saving you from the chaos.
£19.99 on Amazon
Pack him this super useful headphone stand
Is it barely seen without a helmet? For the rare time he takes them off, he can safely display them on this nifty stand and not have to worry about them breaking (or being borrowed by someone else in the house). family).
£20 at Prezzybox
Give him this 10.2-inch Apple iPad he’ll be eternally grateful for
A big ticket features this one, but with 64GB of storage, this space gray iPad is sure to drop a treat. It’s sleek, lightweight, and perfectly sized for homework, gaming, and watching movies and TV.
£329 (was £369) on Amazon