Today I’m sharing my Best Christmas Gifts for Teens in my Christmas Gift Guide Series. I have several teens (tweens) to buy for this year and, of course, the only thing they TELL me they want is a phone. So, unless that is what you are getting your teen this year (or the ONLY thing) you may be looking for some ideas for the best Christmas gifts for teens to buy this year.
Hopefully some of these ideas will be helpful to you. If you have some great ideas of your own, I would love for you to share them! And checkout other Christmas gift guides in my series including for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, teens, dads, and moms.
If you are like me, you may think it’s a little difficult to buy for the teens on your list. Teen gifts for the holidays can be a little daunting. But i’m here to tell you that, even if they won’t admit it, there are some things they would love for Christmas. Your teen is just a kid at heart and looking for some fun new things under the tree this year.
The Craft-tastic String Art Kit is a great gift for the girl (or boy) that loves working with her hands. String art is something that has been around for years; however, recently it has taken a new turn and the new art kits are great and the kids love it.
The Craft-tastic String Art Kit has a canvas that measures 8.5 inches square. You teen just pushes the pin into the foam canvas and then uses the designs to create a work of art. No extras like a hammer or nails is needed. The kids contains 3 art works (hi, peace or heart) and, when finished, can hang it on the wall for a decorative work of art for her room. I love the idea of giving a gift that encourages hands-on creativity and an alternative to the phone or tablet.
Your teen will also love playing games with friends and you can find a wide array of games online. You can have these games sent directly to your house or to your teen through many online websites.
One game you might love to consider is Lightning Reaction Reloaded – Shocking Game is a great game for all ages. It looks much like a space age contraption. Teens will think its funny and unique. They play by having each person grab a handle from the base of the game, pressing the button in the center, and then reacting to the lights. When the light in the center turns green, the game begins. Each player reacts to the green light by pressing a trigger. The last one to push their trigger gets a light shock. Don’t worry, it isn’t a bad shock, just gets your attention. However, you can adjust the setting to Low, Medium or High shock. You teen will have fun being silly and trying not to get shocked.
I love that the kids can play something together instead of being absorbed in social media on their phones or electronic devices. Socializing with friends and family is great and what better way than a fun game that makes everyone laugh. It is one of the best Christmas gifts for teens that will keep them engaged without being complicated or taking too long to complete. It is fun for the whole family!
If these are getting you excited about a gift for your teen, it is a good thing to remember that teens LOVE gift certificates. So if you can’t find something that you think will be a great choice for your teen or tween, consider giving them a gift certificate to shop online. Gift certificates for places like Amazon or iTunes are great go-to gift certificates to be one of the best Christmas gifts for teens that you can give.
Remember, shopping days are limited so get your gifts purchased early and order online and have shipped directly to you. You may even find free shipping online if you order early.