Let’s admit it; the teenage years of our lives are the most confusing years. After all, it’s the age that we discover who we really are. It’s that awkward age between child and adult; the age where almost everyone feels like they are misunderstood.
In all honesty, we really do believe that shopping for teenagers can be pretty tricky; regardless to their gender. Since they now know what they like and what they don’t, you need to be very specific about their interests. If you’ve got to shop for gifts to present to a teenager, and have no idea what to gift him, then here are our suggestions.
Clothes; since they’re forever growing out of them
Like with anyone you’d buy gifts for, clothes are also a great gift option for teenagers. But the important thing to remember is to add their interests into your gifts. For example, has your teenager expressed a liking for western movies or cowboys in general? What about gifting them boots then? You can find kids cowboy boots quite easily. But if you’re still not sure on their choices, consider getting them gift vouchers from clothing stores. If they’re young enough, they’d probably not have experienced shopping for themselves before; making it a novel experience for them.
Toys and electronics
It doesn’t matter if their bodies have grown, and they’re probably towering over you in height. They’re still little boys at heart. And boys do have a love for gadgets. A mobile phone is an obvious option, and so are iPads and laptops. But if you’re looking for something different (and cowboy hats aren’t simply doing it for you), consider something like a smart phone projector. These allow the user to turn their bedroom into a mini theater; making it ideal for movie buffs and gamers. Want something a little less expensive? What about a tracking key tag?
Something useful and handy
It’s always nice when the gifts we give are put to good use. If your teenager is someone who likes to work on his bed, then chances are that he often has piles of things piled on and beside his bed. Consider getting him a bed side caddy to hold his phone, earphones and anything else he needs to find in a rush. Is your teenager someone who likes to travel? Make travelling with electronics easier for him by getting him a tech organizer. Trust us, with all the wires kids now-a-days carry around, this gift will be well received.
And if everything fails, step into the virtual world. Ask him if he has any particular game online that he’s fond of. Most such games require the user to buy “items” or work for rather a long period of time to achieve it. Offer to buy it for them; and your gift dilemmas are solved…