The holiday season is approaching fast, and parents often struggle when it comes to choosing gifts for their teenage children.
With $16 billion wasted on unwanted gifts every year and with the state of the economy these days, it’s important to think twice when it comes to gift giving, and choose presents that will prove to be a hit for even the pickiest teen.
If you’re thinking about getting a head start on your gift list for the holidays, here’s a guide to giving awesome gifts to your teenage child:
Make Sure That It’s Something Fun
Sure, giving an educational gift may benefit your teen, but if you really want to impress your child, choose a gift that will enable them to have lots of fun.
Teenagers who are constantly on the go may like a new scooter, a mini bike, a longboard skateboard, or a drone, while those who love gaming will absolutely love a cool and comfy gaming chair.
Meanwhile, those who enjoy bonding with their siblings or friends may like a foosball table or a gaming console so they can play together.
Any gift that lets them have a little fun will be greatly appreciated.
Give Them Presents Related to Their Interests and Hobbies
Do you know what your child’s interests and hobbies are?
Knowing what they’re passionate about can clue you in on what to give them this holiday season.
For instance, if your teenager is part of a movie, music, or TV series fandom, you can get them official merchandise, but check first to see if they don’t currently own that t-shirt, action figure, or special edition DVD that you’re eyeing.
Meanwhile, if your child is into photography, you can get them an instant Polaroid camera so they can take vintage-style shots.
Do a little digging to see what’s capturing your child’s interests these days – there’s bound to be something there, even if your teen adamantly says that they’re not particularly interested in anything right now.
Give Them an Upgraded Version of Something They Need
There are a lot of things that the average teenager may need, but to wow your teen, take a look at their belongings and give them an upgraded version of what they need.
If their backpack looks a little worse for wear, give them a high quality bag from a good brand.
If it’s been years since they’ve had a new phone and their smartphone is all cracked or outdated, surprise them with a brand new phone.
Or perhaps they need some new clothes or cosmetics– this would be the perfect opportunity to give them gift certificates to their favorite shops.
Be observant and find out what your teen really needs so you can get them a nice gift that they’re sure to use everyday.
Finding the perfect gift for your teenager may be a challenge, but by doing a little research and finding out your child’s interests, you’re sure to come up with a present that will surely impress your child.
Consider these gift ideas for the holiday season and have a great time shopping for gifts.