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Last Updated on January 22, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
The holidays are coming and not only do I have Christmas gifts to buy but both of my kids were born in November and December! I am always on the lookout for cool gifts for teens and this year I have found a few that I totally want to keep for myself! I thought I would share my finds with you in case your own teens are hard to shop for. Check out my post about gifts for techies if your teenager is a huge technology fanatic like mine are. If they are photography buffs, check out my macrophotography post using the Olloclip lens for my iPhone.
Cool Gifts for Teens That You Will Want to Keep For Yourself!
Okay, obviously all teens have their own personal likes and dislikes. I am going to include a few unique gift ideas that they may enjoy. You could pair it with a gift card to their favorite store or a splurge on a concert experience or fun family activities that they would enjoy. I am all for reducing the number of gifts and increasing the number of experiences!
Smart Water Bottle
Encourage your teen to drink more water. Made of food grade Tritan material of top quality it is eco-friendly and a great way to get your techno loving teen to drink more water. 320 ml capacity. Check out the collection of smart water bottles on Amazon.
Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Teens spend a lot of time in the shower and instead of risking a cell phone in the bathroom, get them a Bluetooth shower speaker instead! Indoor or outdoor use such as shower, beach, pool, boat, bathroom, car, office, and much more.
Water Powered Alarm Clock
Is your teen always oversleeping? Have a kid leaving for college next year and want them to make it to class on time? How about a water powered alarm clock? One fill of the bottle provides continuous power for around 2 weeks. Never needs batteries!
Old school record player
Teens may be more high tech than we were at that age but vinyl is making a comeback. Consider getting them a few albums and a record player!
Ticket Stub Shadow Box
Have a teenager who loves going to concerts or sporting events? How about a ticket stub diary or shadow box to keep them contained while showing them off? This is one of those cool gifts for teens that is actually practical. Help reduce clutter and let them save those memories for a lifetime!
iPhone charger sticker set
Keep kids from arguing over who's charger is whos! Never have them lose a charger at a sleepover ever again! These iPhone charger stickers will help them identify their own charger without any fuss.
Game of Phones
Teens do love their smartphones, right? If you are looking for cool gifts for teens, this one will be a huge hit. Great for Christmas Day family fun or sleepover madness with friends!
- Use your phone as the ultimate gaming partner.
- Find the weirdest and bestest things on your phone to win.
- Show off old photos & fresh ones too.
- A great game for big or small groups.
Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Let them take their music everywhere they go with this portable Bluetooth speaker! Teens think music makes every occasion better and this one is wireless so it can go where no plug is available!
• Bluetooth Range: Up to 33FT / 10 Meters
• Speaker: Dual 5W Audio Acoustic Driver
• Max Output: 10W
• Battery Capacity: 2200mAh 3.7V
• Max Play Time: 6-8 hour
• Charge Time: 3-4 hour
• Input: Bluetooth / FM Radio / USB Input / Micro TF/SD Card / Aux 3.5mm Line-In
• Built-In Microphone: Yes
Teenagers can be hard to shop for some days but there are tons of cool gifts for teens out there that they will really enjoy. If they can pry them away from mom and dad, of course!
Check out this post on navigating your teenager's technology gift list!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.