Admit it. You’ve thought…
Why bother? Why invest the time and energy shopping for the perfect gift for them? Everyone knows that teens are notoriously hard to shop for, and they’re even harder to please.
Why not just give them a gift card or money – like you always do. After all, gift cards and money are your go-to gifts for teens.
You justify your thoughts by telling yourself, “What teenager doesn’t like money? And, they can buy whatever they want with a gift card. After all, money and gift cards are on the top of the list of gifts most wanted by teens.”
But secretly, you’re afraid.
Afraid you’ll be judged for giving them the same ole stale gifts (money/gift card) year after year, occasion after occasion.
Afraid you’ll see that “whatever” or “I guess” look on their face when they open the gift because you were really going for the look of surprise and delight.
But, you’ve defaulted to giving gift cards and money to teenagers for so long. Why stop now? They’re quick and hassle-free.
What should I give a teenager?
You should give a teenager the gift they’ve requested. Yes, teenagers love receiving money and gift cards. But, those gifts are impersonal and don’t require much thought or effort.
In my experience, there is always something a teen wants or desires. They always want the latest and greatest thing or what’s popular among their peers.
If for some reason, you’re unable to find out what they want directly from them, a family member or friend, or just prefer to make the gift a surprise, we’ve curated a list of popular gifts teens want.
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Apple AirPods Pro
Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker
TeeTurtle The Original Reversible Octopus Plushie
10″ Ring Light with 50″ Extendable Tripod Stand
JBL Clip 4 Portable Speaker with Bluetooth
AstroAI Mini Fridge
2 Slot Hot Dog and Bun Toaster
Nintendo Switch Online 12-Month Individual Membership
ScanDisk 128GB microSDXC Card (Licensed for Nintendo Switch)
Gooseneck Bed Phone Holder
Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller
Xbox Series S
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Sonic Bomb Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker
The North Face Etip Glove
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer
Clue: Downton Abbey Edition Board Game For Kids Ages 13 & Up
Kodak Mini Shot 3 Retro 3 x 3″ Portable Wireless Instant Camera & Photo Printer
Oculus Quest 2 – Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset
Gel Blaster Surge Toy Blaster
A Game of Cat and Mouth
Toysmith Warrior’s Mark Indoor/Outdoor Foam Axe Throwing Game
UNO Triple Play
LapGear Lap Desk
Lumoonosity Led Strip Lights
Spikeball Game Set
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