Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite teen? From trendy tech gadgets to gifts that will make high school life a little easier, we picked out fifteen amazing gifts and stocking stuffers that are bound to please even the pickiest teen.
key2Bme makes for the perfect teen stocking stuffer. These inspirational keys offer a powerful dose of inspiration. Choose from more than 40 designs and special sayings including “Where Life Begins and Love Never Ends,” “You are Even More Amazing Than You Wish You Were,” and “The Purpose of our Lives is to Be Happy.” Easy to attach to a keychain, purse or backpack; $7.99; available at http://key2bme.com.
Why fidget spin with your fingers when you can spin with your entire body! Give your teens the chance to hone in on their balance, strength, and spin skillz on a Whirly Board! Though this one-piece balance board was designed as a board sport training tool it is also good for relieving stress.
Is your teen always mysteriously losing her house keys? Tuck a Tile Style or Tile Sport into her stocking. These small, bathroom tile-sized squares can track down missing keys and cell phones, and have double the range and twice the volume of the earlier version. Simple download the Tile app, attach to something you don’t want to lose, and you’re done. $35 each / $60 combo pack.
Here’s a new game for family game night that even your surly teen will get a kick out of: Utter nonsense! The Hilarious Accent Game-Family Edition. Players combine silly accents with even sillier phrases to create sayings and actions that will make the whole family LOL $24.99.
A Vaya Tyffyn is a must-have for any teen who takes a lunchbox to school or work. This revolutionary lunchbox was designed to ensure each meal is at its freshest, thanks to vacuum insulation technology that keeps food cold or warm for up to five hours. Smart and stylish. $49 – $69.
Made from 100%-plastic, Dry Decks are not your everyday playing cards … they’re super sturdy and waterproof, too. Perfect for stockings, each pack comes with two sets of cards and includes two different designs. $8.
Is your teen constantly on the go? A runner? A biker? Tuck a Busy Band ($13) into his stocking. Make it easy and safe to carry a smartphone with the zipper-secured pocket and clear tech-pouch.
Jenga is one of those games that you’re never be too old to play, and this holiday season there two new versions that promise to get your family together for a fabulous game night. Jenga Ocean is a reminder of the urgent need to protect our oceans. Discarded fishing nets have been identified as the most harmful form of plastic pollution in the ocean and each set of Jenga Ocean game blocks is made from over 25 square feet of recycled fishing nets. Jenga Giant is THE largest authentic hardwood JENGA game you can buy, and promises plenty of laughter at your next family game night.
If your teen took part in the great adult coloring book craze of 2017 … they’ll want to enter the awesome world of scratch art in 2018! Teens will love relaxing by using the special stylus to etch and scratch their way through delightful, unique illustrations from Scratch & Create books.
Teens will feel fresh and cozy this winter with the latest in wearable tech: the 1 Voice Bluetooth Beanie not only keeps your head warm but you can listen to music or even talk on the phone. $69.
The evevu CUBE is an amazing little multi-use light, powerful enough to light up an entire room yet small enough to fit in any pocket. Your teen will love using it as a reading light, tent light, or an emergency light (just switch to the flash setting). The CUBE also has a hidden “hook” so it can be carried or hung upside down, and it’s splash proof, too.
Teens love the amazing SOLAR power charger, which can charge a phone, iPad, Kindle, etc. with sunlight – no power needed! Water resistant, equipped with a flashlight, and ready to keep you connected, the EverythingTechGear.com charger is lightweight and features a compass with hanger clip and USB cord.
GuruNanda’s easy-to-use home aromatherapy system will clear the air in your teen’s bedroom. With its soothing glow, the professional grade diffuser works as a healthy and natural alternative to air freshener sprays, which often contain chemicals. Ten different essential oil singles allow your teen to mix and match or find their faves.
Does your teen love music? Whether she’s a bedroom mixer or an aspiring superstar, How to Be a DJ by DJ Booma breaks down the skills into 10 simple, easy-to-follow lessons. From knowing what software and hardware you need, to how to blend and mix tracks, this book is chock full of colorful graphics and practical tutorials. Readers can build on their knowledge as they progress through the book so by the last page, they’re ready to show off their new skills. $14.95.
A good night’s sleep is a must for every teen and this practical gift promises a restful snooze. Dreampad is more than a comfy pillow; it’s a technology-based solution for reducing stress and providing sleep. Patented technology will help ease your teen into a peaceful sleep through relaxing sounds and gentle vibrations that only they can hear.
Teens will appreciate the Totto Connect Backpack, which will keep them connected at all times, thanks to the USB port, power bank pocket, laptop and tablet sleeves, and anti-RFID technology. $99.
Teens love the comfort of hoodies, but here’s one with a dressier, classier edge. Featuring an allover speckled French terry fabrication, drawstring hood, contrasting trim, and front kangaroo pocket, the hoodie by astrneme! is built for comfort. $65 at vonmaur.com