Gifts ideas for teens and teenagers
Teenagers have a lot going on, between school and sleep there's socialising, TV and music to keep them entertained. You can choose to give gifts that fit with the current trends, or give timeless gifts that the teen can use for years to come.
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Top gifts for teens that are sure to receive a smile, not rolled eyes...
- iPod & itunes
- Nintendo Wii
CDs and DVDs or gift voucher
Current labels are a good gift choice. If you have a classic favourite CD you think they'd appreciate then that is a good idea, if your taste and theirs is similar. Otherwise, pick up a gift card from a music store. You can also buy gift cards at post offices, service stations and 7/11s.
- Diary, calendar or journal.
Juggling balls, Rubiks Cube
Juggling or mastering the Rubiks Cube is an easy way to spend time while procrastinating over homework. Hours can be passed in the bedroom refining a juggling act while waiting for inspiration to hit before writing an A+ deserving English essay.
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Overnight bag, gym bag or Crumpler
style bike courier bag.
They are getting to an age where they need to pack a few things to head out for an hour at the gym, or a stay over at a friend's house.
New sheets and doona cover
It is always good to update the bedding to reflect their new age. Trains and cars are not relevant for a 15 year old. Also, as they will be staying over at friends' houses often it is nice for teens to have colourful, clean and new pillowcases and doonas to take.
- Magazine subscription .
Laptop skin, sleeve, bag, backpack
They will be carrying around their laptop for school work, why not let them personalise it?
Laptop skins, decal stickers and protectors allow teens to individualise their laptop from their friends. Stickers and skins cover everything from popular music and DVDs (Twilight, Michael Jackson, etc) and images like flowers, Hello Kitty, etc, the options seem to be endless and pricing starts from around $9.99. Most are suitable for Dell, IBM, Acer, Toshiba, ASUS and HP laptops, notebooks and Macs.
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Wall stickers or wall decals
Let the teens decorate their room how they want, with some wall stickers and wall decals. Check with the parents if the wall stickers are not easily removed (just to be kind on the walls). Wallies, wall stickers and wall murals can individualise the teens room quickly and easily with bird, flower, dot, stars, cherry blossom, fish, hearts motocross and decorative images.
Update their wardrobe with clothes, jeans and sneakers
Let the teen dress for their new age with a new t-shirt or funky pair of sneakers. If you don't think you can channel a teen's clothing choices get a gift card from popular stores like Myer, David Jones, Jetty Surf and Sportsgirl among others. You can pick up gift cards from Australia Post shops, petrol stations and convenience stores.
There are a wide variety of decorated SIGG stainless steel drinking bottle to individualise your teen's water bottle, and help save the environment. Teenagers, like adults, should keep themselves well hydrated. A stainless steel water bottle will last for years and will help eliminate the use of plastic bottles.
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