Teens are all about communication: texting, tweeting, Snapchatting, Instagramming — the works. Whether they have clunky flip phones or smartphones held together by duct-tape and floss, this is the perfect time to get them a new one.
The popular picks among teens this holiday season are the ever-popular iPhone 5C or 5S, or any of the many Samsung Galaxy phones or phablets. Be sure to check with the teen in question first — picking the right brand of phone is crucial.
Price: $99.99 – $399.99IMAGE: FLICKR, KARLIS DAMBRANS
For the literary or fantasy-obsessed teen in your life, make his or her world a little more magical with this programmable remote control wand. It can store up to thirteen functions and learns directly from your pre-existing TV remotes.
Is your teen not into Harry Potter? Maybe more of a Whovian? There’s a version of this gadget designed just like the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver, in both 10th and 11th Doctor versions.
Price: $89.99IMAGE: THINKGEEK
For a music loving teen, three things matter in terms of headphones: sound quality, brand name and style. Beats by Dr. Dre has all three in a variety of colors, styles, and types. All models have crystal-clear sound quality and a great over-the-ear fit.
If your teen is more of an earbud listener or would prefer to have a speakers, Beats has plenty of those types of products as well.
Price: $199.95 – $449.95
Sony and Microsoft’s latest consoles premiered in the U.S. in November, so there’s plenty of time to grab one for the holiday season. Just be sure to find out if your teen is a dedicated PlayStation or Xbox fan.
There are also plenty of games for either system, so make sure to throw one in there as well. After all, what’s the use of having a game console with no games to play?
Price: $399.99 – $499.99
Listening to music in the winter can be a bit of a hassle — especially figuring out how to place headphones in relation to s warm winter hat. Even after setting it up, there’s no guarantee that the headphone won’t fall off or shift out of place.
The iHat Music Hat has headphones built in, and it connects to almost any MP3 device. It even has hands-free built in, so you don’t have to take your phone or music player out of your pocket. Best of all, it comes in two different styles to best match your teen’s fashion sense.
Price: Approx. $32.50IMAGE: PARAMOUNTZONE
6. Pick Punch
Guitar picks aren’t just for musicians anymore. People use them for jewelry, wall decorations, party favors and more. However, buying or printing your own can cost a lot of money in the long run.
With the Pick Punch, your teen can turn anything made of hard plastic, such old gift cards or IDs, into an awesome pick. It’s lightweight and comes in a variety of pick sizes. Be forewarned, you might have to hide your credit cards unless you want gaping holes in them.
Price: $24.95 – $32.95IMAGE: PICK PUNCH
Any teen knows that in order to have an amazing room, you need functional but fashionable decor. Nothing fits that description better than theYantouch BlackDiamond3 Brilliant Wireless Speaker.
A music player and lightshow all in one, this speaker works with all types of smartphones and has different lighting options built in. It’s sure to bring a smile to your teen’s face and a little more fabulous to his or her room.
Most teens don’t need extra encouragement to spend even more time getting ready, but the smoky smell of bacon will be worth it. So whether you’re sick of the smell of AXE body spray or just want to improve someone’s shaving experience, this is the gift that keeps on giving.
Even though the product is geared toward men, there’s no reason a woman can’t use it. After all, the love of bacon is universal.
Price: $12.99IMAGE: J&DS
Wearing headphones while jogging or biking is potentially dangerous, causing distracted teens to get into accidents. An easy, safe and discreet way to enjoy music on the go is with these tiny Music Balloon speakers, which project powerful sound without blocking everything else out.
Since Music Balloons are small enough to throw into backpacks and purses, teens can always have them on hand. These little devices are also great for hanging out, road trips and school presentations.
Price: $45IMAGE: POKETO
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