Herfamily Gift Guide: 12 gifts for all those tricky-to-buy-for teens
Teens – what the heck do you get them for Christmas these days?!
These Generation Y youngsters, no longer little kids, yet not yet adults, trying to get them something they will like and appreciate can sometimes feel pretty daunting. It is all too easy to just stuff some money in an envelope and give them, but getting to unwrap an actual, thoughtful gift, well, it's just a different ballgame altogether, no?
So fear not, parents. We have created a surefire cheat sheet to help you give the best of the best to all the teens on your shopping list this Christmas.
1. Fries Before Guys Sweatshirt
She is going to want to live in this super-cozy (and really cool) sweatshirt.
Fries Before Guys Sweatshirt, £29, Not on the High Street
2. Monogrammed Phone Cover
Monogrammed is having a moment, and we love these Irish-designed luxury iPhone covers from Bisou Design.
Black Croc iPhone 7 cover, €45, Bisoudesign.com
3. Limited Edition Screenprint, Dublin
It's never to early to start their art collection, we think. Especially with something this cool for their walls.
Limited Edition Screenprint, Dublin, €40, Jamprints.com
4. BKR glass water bottle
Keep them well hydrated with this chic (and very celebrity-loved) water bottle.
BKR glass water bottle, £30, Mybkr.co.uk
5. iPhone Charger Sticker Faces Set
No more mixing up their iPhone chargers with their friends' ones.
iPhone Charger Sticker Faces Set, €11, Uncommongoods.com
6. Macaron Earphones with Case
Cute and practical – we think these are a winner.
Macaron Earphones with Case, $16.95, Sugar & Cotton
7. Wireless Charging Pad
That gadget obsession is going nowhere, so at least make sure they can be all charged up all the time.
8. Polaroid POP Instant Print Digital Camera
With this nifty buy, your teen can snap photos, share, and print them all from the camera itself. Plus, thanks to Bluetooth technology, they can print any photo from their phone using the camera as well.
Polaroid POP Instant Print Digital Camera, €279,99, Littlewoods
9. Fitbit Flex
Perfect for teens who love to keep active, the Fitbit Flex will track all-day activity including steps taken, distance covered, calories burned and active minutes so they can see how every move they make adds up to something big.
Fitbit Flex, €99,95, Arnotts
10. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Sure Snapchat is all well and good, but sometimes there is nothing better than being able to snap an actual picture for the fridge – or a frame.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, €79, Harvey Norman
11. LittleBits Droid Inventor Kit
This cool kit puts a Star Wars spin on science and walks your teen through building their very own R2D2 droid.
LittleBits Droid Inventor Kit, €119,99, Robotshop.com
12. Unicorn Night Robe
Because everybody loves comfort – and unicorns.
Unicorn Night Robe, €19, Penneys