Friday, November 25, 2016

The Challenge of Buying Gifts For Teens

Happy day after Thanksgiving! Does the rush to get ready for Christmas start for you now? I know things start for me but I am hoping not to rush too much.

It's so hard to know what to buy for teenagers that will delight them at Christmas. Those 2 words don't even go together - delight/teen.

Here are my best finds, I hope they give you some helpful ideas:

Girls - Instant camera. Fuji makes a great little instant camera that is reminisent of the instant cameras I had growing up.
They also have a cool little printer that prints photos from a smart phone on the same instant camer film.
The selfie crazed teen girls will love both of these.
Texting gloves. If you live in a cold climate you know that the challenge of texting or using your phone in the cold is a challenge that is real. Your always connected girl will thank you for these gloves.

Boys - Drone. It is crazy how inexpensive these have become and it will be a favorite with teen boys on your gift giving list. Just imagine if they came home with this video ...
Have a boy on your list who would like to learn programming and coding? Rasberry Pi peaked my interest and I know it's on the hot list for teens again this year. Get more info here

Last but not least for both boys and girls Bean boots are back. Also known as duck boots they were also a favorite when I was a kid.

What are you thinking of for the teens on your holiday shopping list? I'd love to hear more ideas!


  1. Hi Wendy, Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) You're right- the words "delight
    and "teen" do not go together. Sometimes I long for the days when my kids were younger, because it seems like joy came a lot easier. Nice to meet you!

    1. Nice to meet you too, Candace! Thanks for reading & commenting. I agree, the younger ages were a joyful time. Easy smiles & laughter. How old are your kids?