Top Gifts for Teens

Top Gifts for Teens

Today’s post is loaded with awesome Top Gifts for Teens ideas.

Most of the teens in my life love to do their own shopping but still love to open gifts. I usually try to do a combination of both to satisfy the surprise element and the independence of teenagers when giving ideas to family members for Christmas / Holiday and Birthday presents.

Useful and “practical” gift cards for gas, coffee, and their hangout spot (usually a neighborhood restaurant they frequent after the big game), their favorite apparel shop and movie passes are always favorites for my teens. Parents also appreciate those gifts because it helps our pocket book as well!

If you love to give gifts and prefer to stay away from gift cards…  here are some ideas for the Top Gifts for Teens this holiday season!

The Teen’s Guide to World Domination: Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness

The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of AwesomenessAwesome book! A must read for your teenager.

The Teen’s Guide to World Domination WILL make you laugh!

A Funny, honest, down-to-earth, heartwarming, with lots of GREAT advice for this sometimes “challenging” stage of life.

I love how the book outlines the “seven villains that are keeping you from awesomeness.” It truly makes the message stick in your mind long after putting the book down.

Give your teen the Knowledge, Guidance and Skills they need to Successfully Navigate their World.

“This book is a must-read for ANY teen. Josh wisely addresses crucial topics in a way that’s entertaining and grabs the attention of even the most skeptical teen immediately.”
-Ellen Rakieten, Executive Producer of OPRAH

Michael Kors Women’s MK5354 Parker Analog Display Analog Quartz Gold Watch

Michael Kors Women's MK5354 Parker Analog Display Analog Quartz Gold WatchMake your teenager feel special with this gorgeous Michael Kors watch. This watch  is a “notice-me” style that sparkles! The light champagne dial with opaline outer finish and a textured center is equally as stunning.

Michael Kors is a Iconic sportswear designer and one of the top names in functional American fashion. After working for six years at a French fashion house, Michael Kors launched his first line of womenswear in 1981. Since then Michael Kors has become synonymous with jet-setting, ready-to-wear apparel for men and women. Incorporating classic watch movements and materials

Michael Kors watches carry on the tradition of runway style.

JAM Classic Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

JAM Classic Bluetooth Wireless SpeakerYour music-obsessed teen will love rocking out to his favorite tunes with these portable Jam speakers from HMDX.  A sleek portable rechargeable Bluetooth wireless speaker.

This premium Jam wireless speaker delivers incredible sound quality in a small footprint. Measuring 2-1/2 inches in diameter by 2-1/2 inches high.

Comes in six fun colors, these speakers can wirelessly play music from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Polka Dotted iPhone 6s Case

A perfect stocking stuffer for your teen!

Beautiful, cute design makes your iPhone look unique, you can find the one fits your mood for nearly any occasion.
The case is created with a highly flexible material that feels great in your hand and will not warp even after frequently taking it on and off.  Perfectly formed to fit your iPhone like a glove, preventing any extra bulk.
Premium TPU scratch-resistant material provides enduring protection from impact when your phone accidentally falls. Precise and Active – easily access all iPhone features and buttons!

Script Monogram Wall Jewelry Storage

script-monogram-wall-jewelry-storage-oTeenagers love Jewelry and love having a special place to display their own trinkets!

Pottery Barn Teen’s Script Monogram Wall Jewelry Storage has spaces for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more.

Store your accessories with signature preppy monogram style.

Earrings and necklaces can be displayed and organized beneath your personal monogram for a swift and stylish get-ready routine.

Hand painted finish, crafted of engineered wood. Wall unit is 16″ wide x 24″ high,  Can accommodates over 20 pairs of earrings, has a rod for bracelets, and pegs for necklaces. Chose from 9 different colors!

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Available at Pottery Barn Teen!


Not only is this one of my TOP gifts for teens but this is on my TOP list for any age!

This makes for a PERFECT everyday/nude palette, with enough gorgeous shimmery shadows to pull off more than a few dramatic looks.

The shadows are long-lasting enough on their own, but the included primer really makes these shadows stand out.

Overall, it’s a must-have makeup set!!

This palette contains a versatile array of 16 shadows–7 matte, 9 shimmery.
Can be used wet or dry. Multiple brow, highlighter, and liner shades. 5 stars on Amazon!

Vanity Girl Hollywood Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror

Vanity Girl Hollywood Starlet Lighted Vanity MirrorThis vanity mirror is perfect for your fashionista or inspiring your future makeup artist!

Whether you are redoing a room or just indulging your daughter this mirror is the perfect gift for your teenager!

Cute, classy and functional, this premium lighted vanity mirror is perfect for any standard makeup station.

Vanity Girl Hollywood Starlet Lighted Vanity MirrorAvailable in several different color combinations.

This mirror comes equipped with six globed, professional quality, dimming light bulbs, the 25″ x 18″ mirror offers enough soft, clean white light to illuminate skin tones and colors accurately, giving you control over every detail of your hair and makeup.

It is a self-supporting lighted mirror system is ideal for creating a flawless look. Embrace your perfectionism with this glamour-inspiring table-top mirror.
Made in U.S (Los Angeles, CA).

Apple Watch 38mm Aluminum Case Sport with Black Sport Band

Apple Watch 38mm Aluminum Case Sport with Black Sport BandI have to admit I was not sold on the Apple watch until my teenage daughter called me over to look at it while we were shopping. After looking and playing with the store sample… I was sold.

Navigation is super fluid and responsive.

Apple Watch 38mm Aluminum Case Sport with Black Sport BandIt is visually reminiscent of what you’re used to seeing, and is designed around simple gestures, such as zooming and panning, that already come naturally.  The arrangement of apps is simple and orderly.

The Watch OS feels amazingly fresh. The strap has a nice smooth feel and is super comfortable next to your skin.

Apple developed a new typeface to maximize legibility. All of which means you’ll know your way around Apple Watch in virtually no time.

Jumpin’ Banana Doody Head Velcro Cap Poo Flinging Game

Jumpin' Banana Doody Head Velcro Cap Poo Flinging GameI have to start with a disclaimer on this silly game. When purchasing gifts for our teens we usually try to find one funny gag gift.

After researching and reading the reviews on this game it made it on my TOP gag gifts list and also my perfect gifts for teens.

Provides endless laughs with friends this game is perfect for parties. Sometimes maturity is over-rated! Why not tease your favorite “doody head”?

This game is perfect for your teenager who always plays practical jokes on YOU!

Features 3 games in one box. Includes 2 hats and 3 doodies. Pre-printed point scores on the hats for easy score keeping.

GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled)

We purchased our GoPro prior to our family vacation last spring. Thinking this new “toy” was purchased mainly for my husband… I was surprised that my teenage daughters were the ones that shot the most footage and had the most fun making the videos. Our camera has been in pools, in the ocean, on dry land perfect for our on the go vacation.

Seeing how much enjoyment our kids get from their GoPro I had to include this on my TOP gifts for teens list.

Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video and also captures 8MP single, time lapse and burst photos up to 5 fps.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content.
Durable and Waterproof to 131′ (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions.

Soundbot SB510 Mini 3.0 HD Water Proof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Soundbot SB510 Mini 3.0 HD Water Proof Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerAnother great stocking stuffer for your Teen! (Under $15)

This super cute  hands free Portable Speakerphone has a Built-in Mic, 6 hours of playtime, Control Buttons and Dedicated Suction Cup  perfect for your Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car or Beach.
High definition Bluetooth 3.0 audio wireless connectivity with seamless streaming. Universal compatibility with Android and iPhone tablets, smartphones, iPods, MP3, MP4 and other Bluetooth enabled digital players.Soundbot SB510 Mini 3.0 HD Water Proof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Comes in multiple fabulous colors!

Don’t let the water stop you from enjoying your favorite music!

The North Face Women’s Cable Minna Beanie

The North Face Women's Cable Minna BeanieWinter hats are now a fashion statement especially with this North Face Women’s Cable Minna Beanie!

The Cable Minna Beanie has a construction of super soft wool and acrylic blend with a timeless, chunky knit style.

A cozy fleece ear band adds extra warmth and protection against the chilly winter winds. Available in several colors, Gravity Purple and Juniper Teal are just the perfect pop of color to brighten up a winters day!

Fallout 4 – Xbox One

Fallout 4 - Xbox OneBethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming

As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland.

This title has been rated Mature.

Pre-order your copy at Amazon now! This item will be released on November 10, 2015

 Amazon Echo

Yet another item that crosses over on my Top Gift Idea lists! One of my tech addict husband’s new favorite gadgets on his computer desk!  The Amazon Echo has attracted our teenagers to spend a little time in their dads office.  It’s hands-free and always on.  YOUR teen will love this!!

All you have to do is ask!

Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing.

Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound.
Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more -instantly.

Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.

News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.

Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.

Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping lists, and to-do lists.

Easy setup – Connect to your home network with a simple setup, guided by the free companion app on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers.

Echo is always ready, connected, and fast.  Just say the wake word, “Alexa,” and the Amazon Echo’s blue ring will illuminate as it waits for your command.

NEW – Audible: Play audiobooks from Audible with Echo. Plus, Echo supports Whispersync for Voice to continue right where you left off.

NEW – Calendars: Check your upcoming schedule by asking what’s on your Google calendar.

NEW – Shopping: Restock on previously purchased items by re-ordering Prime-eligible products in your Amazon shopping history.

NEW – Connected home: Control compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink devices with your voice.

NEW – Traffic: Hear commute time and the fastest route to your destination.

NEW – Sports: Ask for sports scores and schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, NHL, NCAA, WNBA, and more.

NEW – Pandora: Listen to and discover music from Pandora’s library of over 1 million tracks.


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