Teens can be a tricky bunch when it comes to present buying, and we often default to money (which is appreciated I am sure!). But if you would like to give the teens in your life something other than cash this year, here are 20 Cool Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens that Aren’t Money yet guaranteed to still earn you some high fives and respect!
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Give the Gift of Fun to Your Teen at Leisureplex
Looking for the perfect stocking-filler for your impossible-to-buy-for teen? Don’t waste time battling through packed shopping centres this Christmas season, simply head down to your local Leisureplex and pick them up one of our handy Christmas gift vouchers. Our gift vouchers can be used on any of our fun activities, including bowling, Quasar and pool/snooker, and they come in either €5, €10 or €20 vouchers, so no matter how much you want to give, Leisureplex has you covered this Christmas!
Open all over the Christmas season with locations at Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Cork, Stillorgan and Tallaght give your teen the gift of fun this Christmas.
#1. Personalised Gifts
We love this personalised football from the teen gifts range from Not On The High Street.
For girls and guys, jewellery can make a great gift. Charm bracelets are always popular with girls, with the added bonus of being able to buy more charms for future gifts. And leather bracelets tend to be popular with teen boys.
Brands that are popular with teens include Pandora, Thomas Sabo, Links and Alex & Ani. Of course anything from Tiffany always goes down well too!
Other popular jewellery ideas include; ear, nose and belly button rings, watches, chain/necklace and stick on crystals.
#3. Posters, Prints and Wall Art
Slogan Art seems to be in vogue currently as are favourite band posters or wall stickers or murals. To complete the room make-over pretty strings of lights that can be hung around curtains or beds work well too.
Concert tickets, CD’s or more recently Vinyl which has made a come back, a subscription to a music streaming service, iTunes credit, an iPod or good stereo system all make great music gifts for teens.
#5. An Experience
Other fun experiences we think would go down well with teens include:
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
- Flying Lesson
- Shopping trip (abroad will gain you extra points)
- Theme Park Tickets
- Go Kart Racing
- Off Road Driving Experience
- Adventure Sports Experience
- Water Sports Experience
- Earthwatch Teen Expedition
- Cinema Vouchers
- Bowling Vouchers
- Show Tickets
- Style Experience (make-up for style tutorial)
- Pamper Days
- Fitness Days
And of course if you get an extra ticket for a friend to join them on these experiences, you will go down in history as the best present-giver ever!
Books make a great gift for any age. Check out our 25 Teen Book Recommendations & 10 of The Coolest Classic Books for Teens to Enjoy for some inspiration.
A book reader, such as a Kindle, would also make a great gift for teens who love to read. Or for those who already have one, credit towards new books.
Super stationery gift ideas for teens include; Journals, Novelty Erasers, Colouring Pencils and Books, Notepads, Drawing Books, Doodle Pads, Stickers, A Good Pen, Markers and Highlighters, especially Sharpies.
Nail Gift Ideas for teens include; nail polish in every colour, nail art stickers, a manicure or a good manicure set.
Onesies come in all shapes, sizes and designs and teen boys love them as much as teen girls as they make the perfect lounging around outfit.
Hair gift ideas for teens could include:
- Gift set of hair care products
- Treatment at their favourite hair salon or barbers
- Hair straighteners, curlers and driers
- Hair accessories
- Style consultant session for new hair style ideas