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!
#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 / 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, 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 Tickets
- 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.
We think this slouch around Onesie from M&S would be well received.
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
Prices vary wildly so take advice from experts on what the best product is for your teens needs.
#12. Anything Fluffy
#13. Slogan or Branded Tops and Tees
Branded tops also go down well with most teens.
The unisex Beanie can finish an outfit and means there is no need to carry a cumbersome umbrella around (something a teen would never be seen with)! It can cover up hair disasters and can be swopped to show affection.
We like this Beanie Bobble Hat from New Look
#15. Phone or Tablet
But covers and cases also make great gifts. They can be customised or bought with funky designs in a host of different colours.
#16. Gym Membership
You could look at getting off peak membership to your local gym or 3 month or 6 month membership if your budget does not stretch to a 12 month membership fee.
#17. Workout / Sports Gear
Team sports tops are also popular and as the top clubs change their gear annually, the latest rugby or football team shirt would be very welcome at Christmas or any time of year really.
#18. Driving Lessons
And if they have already passed their test, an advanced driving course or driving experience at a local track would also make an ideal Christmas Gift.
#19. Puzzles or Board Games
From the humble jigsaw puzzle to old favourites like Solitaire or Trivial Pursuit, your teen will enjoy hours of fun with family and friends. Here are 10 Best Family Board Games.
Anything from Converse will go down well. Or those killer heels that your daughter has been hinting at for months. Or trainers/football boots that they can’t live without and will make all the difference to their performance, footwear makes a welcome addition under any Christmas Tree.
Have your any inspiring ideas for Christmas gifts for teens? Please share them in the comments box below.