Herfamily 2020 Gift Guide: 15 great gifts for tweens and teens that are actually cool
Tweens and teens – what the heck do you get them for Christmas these days?!
No longer little kids, yet not yet adults, trying to get something for somebody in the 10-17-year-old bracket that they will actually 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 nicer, isn't it?
And with that in mind, we have created a surefire cheat sheet to help you give the best of the best to all those tweens and teens on your shopping list this Christmas.
Hopefully, there will be more to KEEP tabs on come 2021..
Show us a tween or teen who wouldn't love to get their hands on thse limited edition headphones from the new Skullcandy Collina Strada collection.
The skull-thumping power of Crusher Bass, combined with the ultimate audio customisation of Personal Sound by Audiodo, these headphones are a must for all music lovers. Oh, and did we mention it comes with a full 40 hours of battery life? Yes, really. Plus, the Rapid Charge feature gives an extra four hours of listening time from just a quick, 10-minute charge!
Perfect for young skin, the Dublin Herbalist Every Day cleansing Gel with Apricot and Carrot Seed Oils is a 3-in-1 cleanser that transforms from a gel to a cleansing oil to moisturising milk, unblocking pores and removing impurities and make-up.
Activated by water, this revolutionary vegan cleanser hydrates while it purifies, leaving fresh, glowing skin.
4. Gym + Coffee Navy Water Bottle
Stainless steel water bottles are the ideal companion and perfect for everyday hydration. And these water bottles from Irish Gym + Coffee has you covered, keeping drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.
Makeup lovers, rejoice – the LUNA by Lisa Brush Trio caters for both the face and eyes, perfect for creating festive makeup looks.
They will love listening to vinyl records as well as streaming via Bluetooth. This A60020 has three-speed settings, so they can enjoy all of their favourite records whatever their size.
Nobody wants a bulky purse when just running to the shops... and so here is the solution. Oh, and did we mention we LOVE how these can be customised with initials too?
A must for tech-savvy teens, this chic bamboo charging station simultaneously charges up to five devices.
"A fun way to get kids interested in Harry Potter also interested in food." wrote the New York Magazine.
Conjure up feasts that rival the Great Hall's, sweets fit for the Minister of Magic, snacks you'd find on the Hogwarts Express, and more! This bestselling unofficial Harry Potter cookbook is perfect for chefs of all ages, from new readers to longtime fans--no wands required!
10. Cable Critters
Broken chargers are annoying, but often inevitable. Your tween can stick on these little critters at the end of their cords to keep them from breaking and fraying.
11. Veja V-10 White Peta Trainers
Veja, with their sustainable and organic practices, have raked up style stakes to become a cult classic. The V-10 trainers introduce a pared-back, modern look into your footwear collection with leather and feminine panel detailing.
Weighted blankets are said to do wonders for teens who toss and turn at night, and are great for all restless sleepers. I mean; there is nothing like the gentle sensation of being hugged to encourage deep, healthy, restful sleep.
The all-new Echo Dot with clock and Alexa will no doubt go down a treat with young people – with the sleek, compact design delivering crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
Perfect for bedside tables, you can see the time, while also having Alexa handy to help, be it to set your alarm, answer a question, play some music or simply crack a joke!
Turn your trainers into slip-ons with these awesome no-tie shoe bands. The durable silicone material firmly holds the shoe on your foot while still allowing you to slip your shoes on and off with ease.
This has been the year to embrace small moments of quiet, rest more and look after ourselves.
And we reckon any tween or teen will love the Joy Of Missing Out set, so they can schedule in some ‘me time’ when needed. What bliss!
We love how this set also inspired the user to take action towards living the life they’ve always imagined with Kristina Karlsson’s bite-sized, Dare to Dream Big book, where you can take notes as you read through with the included notebook and pen.