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Getting the right Christmas gift for your teenager is no easy feat. There's always something new around the corner, and they're bound to have different likes and interests as frequent as they update their Instagram.
Despite this, there are trendy and cool presents that will catch the eye of any teenager, from puffer jackets and Nike Air Force 1s to faux Game Boys and street art tours.
While nobody knows your teen like you do, we think we've got Gen-Z down, so here are the best Christmas gifts for the teenagers of 2020.
Best Christmas gifts for teenagers in 2020
1. Urban Outfitters Shearling Boo Pillow
Teenage bedrooms can often become, well, how shall we put this? Like they've been sucked into a vortex from hell and thrown back out again? At least this cushion will mean they're nice and cosy among their mess.
2. Nike Air Force 1 '07
Trainers are always a welcome present if you're a teen. Nike Air Force 1s in white will become a staple item in their wardrobe as they've managed to remain trendy for over a decade.
3. Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank 10K (Multi-port)
If their phone is always out of battery we have an easy solution. With an easy-to-use portable power bank, they can text, chat and watch videos without having to worry about losing charge. Complete with two USB ports, this bank keeps Whatsapps and Facetime at their fingertips, which is sure to impress.
4. Take Better Selfies Lens Kit
While you may not want them to spend their time taking selfies, they're sure to love this handy kit. After all, with Tik Tok, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (to name a few), it’s time to give up on the idea that their mobile will never not be an extension of their hand.
5. Speedy MOB: 12-minute meals for 4 people
If they’re interested in cooking, this recipe book will go down a treat. They are designed not only to be quick and easy, but also work for those on a budget (perfect for those thinking about going to uni).
6. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference By Greta Thunberg
There's a new kind of 'it' girl in town and it's no longer about fashion and parties. Greta Thunberg has written this inspirational guide on how to make societal changes on the simplest level possible. A must-read.
7. App Store and iTunes Gift Card
Don't even try to buy them music, apps or games. They know what they like best, so let them choose what to download with the help of an Apple gift card. Happy streaming!
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8. SHEIN Cat Eye Sunglasses With Case
It may be winter but that won't stop the style-conscious teen in your life from wearing these cat eye shades. Teeny tiny sunglasses are here to stay.
9. The School of Life Am I Normal? Cards
Size definitely does not make the present. If you're in the market for a stocking filler - look no further than this teeny weird card game. No, really. The set of 52 cards asks us to compare ourselves to a range of statements, revealing just how weird we really are. The weirder the better - and we're on board.
10. My Clarins Collection
These days, there seems to be two things teenagers are particularly passionate about: their skin and the environment. The My Clarins collection combines the two, with face products made with fruit and plant-based ingredients in all their natural and nourishing glory.
11. Eko Home iMira
If you spend a lot of time wondering why your teen is hogging the bathroom mirror when they’ve got one in their bedroom, we can let you in on a secret. It's bad lighting. This advanced, ultra clear sensor mirror has three tone settings and touch control to create the perfect balance.
12. Missoma Gold Claw Celestial Ear Cuff
Missoma is a jewellery brand with influencer approval, and whilst it's a treat, it isn't overly expensive. This cuff is perfect for someone who hasn't yet pierced their ears.
13. Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Camera
Calling all retro fans. The Polaroid OneStep+ is based on the original Polaroid camera from 1977. With this, they’ll have pictures to cherish in an instant and also well into their old age.
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14. 31st State New Starter Set with Wash Bag
Any teen would appreciate this gift set, complete with face wash, hair and body wash, clearing pads, deodorant and hair putty, all developed with the specific needs of teenage boys in mind.
15. Apparatus Metronome Table Lamp
Coronavirus means they're probably spending more time at home than they’d like to. Why not get them something extra special to deck out their room like this elegant table lamp.
16. Carhartt Philis Backpack One Size 1C00 Dark Navy
Traditional workwear brands like Dickies and Carhartt are go-tos for teens. This dark navy backpack is sure to be a hit.
17. Love Inc Bespoke Name LED Neon Light
Light up their lives (and gloomy bedrooms) with a bespoke neon LED light. Best to leave ample time when ordering this one as delivery can take about around six to eight weeks.
18. & Other Stories Cropped Mock Neck Sweater
Cosy, high neck and cropped? Perfect for a fashionable teen. This one has an elegant ribbed finish too which they'll love the look of.
19. Cloud Nine The Alchemy Collection Original Iron Gift Set
Teens love to experiment with their look, so give them a helping hand with the Cloud Nine Original Iron. With its Kinder Heat Technology and Signature Mineral Infused Ceramic plates, they'll be able to style their hair every day without causing too much damage. This limited edition set comes with a style case and texture comb too.
20. Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Eau de Parfum Spray
We’re yet to meet a teen who isn’t obsessed with Ariana Grande so give them the gift of smelling like their idol this Christmas. It also comes in a cute pink bottle they'll probably want to display in their room, even after the perfume is long gone.
21. A.P.C Sarah Leather Cross-Body Bag
They’ll be the talk of their friends with this sleek leather cross bag from A.P.C, which is the perfect size for their phone, keys and wallet.
22. Impala Quad Skates Living Coral
Their Instagram and TikTok accounts have probably been flooded with videos of viral skater Oumi Janta’s cool dance moves. Not only will they be over the moon to receives some shoes of their own, Impala skates are beginner friendly.
23. 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service
Why not dive into some family history? Your teen will learn about their family ancestry and health with this DNA test kit by 23andMe. You should join in on the fun, too.
24. John Lewis The Little Botanical Purifying Plant Bundle
This trio for green-fingered teens includes three good-looking plants, which not only look nice, but remove toxins in the air too. They come in stylish ceramic pots bound to complement any interiors style.