20 Gift Ideas for Teenagers - The 2016 Teen Wish List
Teens can be a tough age group for Santa to shop for so we quizzed some of our favorite teens to find out what some of the favorite "wish list" gift items would be for teens in 2016.
Coffee Shop Gift Certificates or Gift Cards - Around here it's Dutch Brothers for our local teens.
Ski Equipment - goggles, ski helmet, warm ski coat, snow boots, long underwear, and waterproof socks
Watch Ya' Mouth Game - Cheek retractors are used to contort what you say leaving teens in hysterics trying to guess the phrases.
Boardless Skate Boards found at Sharper Image
Illuminated Cell Phone Case or protective cell phone cases such as a Lifeproof Case
Tenzi Dice Game
Personal Hygiene Items
Pore Professional - Operation Pore-Proof Kit
Charcoal Antibacterial Brush Set
Ceramic Hair Curling Iron
Nanami Portable Bluetooth Speaker, LED Alarm Clock, Thermometer, and Wireless Charger
Hunter Wellington Rain Boots
Fan Gear for the High School or Prospective College - sweatshirts, t-shirts or hats with their school (or future school) logo.
Noise Canceling Headphones or Beats Wireless Headphones
Gift certificates to movie theaters, Dutch Brothers/Starbucks, the "local hang-out", restaurants, lift tickets for ski resorts.
Experience gifts such as a day at a paintball course, a spa experience, golf course, snow tubing, art studio or sporting event.
Sample Lessons of a hobby, sport or passion that your favorite teen might love to try out.
Sephora's Perfume or Cologne Sample Kit - this kit allows the recipient to try out and wear-test 15 different samples of perfume or cologne and then take in the gift voucher for a full-size version of the gift recipient's favorite scent.
Subscription box such as Birchbox, Julep or Shave Club for Men that deliver the recipient a gift to open each month.
Specialty Books - I insist on always giving our kids at least one book each year. This year the teens may see a book on how to prepare for their future.
One "get out of jail" card - to excuse the gift recipient of one dreaded chore or work project, of choice, throughout the year or to forgive a late "curfew" return or other somewhat permissible "slips".
One date night with a parent - now this one might not be one that they may be "secretly wishing for" but I guarantee that this one will be well-received for a memorable day spent together.
A Cell Phone Pouch/Mini Purse with a touchscreen on the back that allows you to still have access to your phone while on the go, walking.
Flannel plaid shirts, sweat pants or cozy socks. Comfort clothes are quite on trend.
Converse tennis shoes - the shoes that seem to never go out of style.
Trendy jewelry - Long necklaces, wrap bracelets or trendy earrings.
Wireless key finder/phone finder - what teen doesn't get a little "distracted" at times and misplace car keys or a phone? This is the answer!
Lottery ticket "bouquet" - stick lottery tickets on sticks and gather together in a bouquet, tied with a bow for a creative way to present an exciting gift.
Dough - pizza box filled with dollar bills fanned out in the shape of a pizza or a play-doh container filled with "dough"/money with the phrase "Everyone can use a little extra dough during the holidays."
Mini-projector - allows for movie viewing from a phone, tablet or laptop, perfect for teen gatherings.
Mini Polaroid Camera
Phone accessories such as this special lens for the iPhones that turns a regular phone into a wide-angle or macro lens for more professional photography.
Phone Charger - This perfect lipstick-sized phone charger that helps forgetful teens always have a "back-up" charge eliminating any excuse of a dead phone or no place to plug in a phone charger.
Any other great ideas for teen gifts?