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54 Christmas Gifts for Teens That Don’t Suck

You’ll find a whole variety of gifts for teens with this seriously helpful list. There’s something to suite everyone, from the geeky kind to the sporty, and even intrepid travelers, so take a look; no matter your budget you’ll find something amazing!

Instant Temporary Tattoo Printer

Instant Temporary Tattoo Printer

Temporary tattoos just got an upgrade with the Prinker S Device. With a few simple steps, they can connect the printer to their mobile phone, and select a design by following the instructions. A gentle pass over the skin with the printer will then adhere a picture onto their skin.

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Segway Ninebot Electric GoKart

Segway Ninebot Electric GoKart

Attach this drift kit to their Ninebot S and they will have a kart that features a mechanical handbrake that allows the kart to drift in sensational style. Suitable for riders up to 6’3”, it will travel for more than 13 miles on a single charge, and speeds of up to 10mph.

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3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

If a 3D printer is a little out of your range, this 3Doodler 3D printing pen makes a fabulous alternative. Once the pen is switched on and the plastic filaments inserted, they can go crazy, drawing and creating wild and wacky 3D models of whatever they choose.

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Escape Room in A Box

Escape Room in A Box

Escape Rooms are the immersive games everybody’s talking about, but this game brings the room to you as you and your team battle to solve the clues before Doc Gnaw gets to you.

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Bean Bag

Bean Bag

This 6’ Yogibo bean bag chair can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people at one time, and makes the perfect roomy lounging spot for relaxing – the perfect gift for teens, in fact.

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The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

If your teen grunts instead of talking, this book may just turn things around because it is full of useless information that is weirdly fascinating, and makes great conversation openers.

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Rechargeable Laser Tag Set

Rechargeable Laser Tag Set

There’s nothing worse than running out of batteries halfway through a game, so equip your teen with this set of four laser tag guns and vests. The set comes with a charging station to charge all the equipment at the same time, and once charged they can run for approx. 8 games.

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EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem

EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem

Teenagers mostly live busy lives and as such, won’t have the time to have a pet, let alone look after one – but with this awesome EcoSphere, not only is it fascinating but there’s no walking, grooming or even feeding involved. Watch in awe as the tiny little shrimp inside feed on the algae.

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Airzooka

Airzooka

As a parent you’ve probably bought toy guns for your kids, or had relatives gift them instead, but even with the softest of ‘bullets’, no one wants to be hit in the head or back as they’re trying to relax. The Airzooka uses only air, so even the best (or worst) shooters won’t cause pain!

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Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

Even on their own, these shades look incredibly cool. Blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays, the best thing about these sunnies is that each arm has an in-built Bose speaker, providing immersive sound quality that others barely hear, while still allowing for ambient sounds to filter through.

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97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

Your high school teachers don’t teach you everything, but this genius book just might. 97 Things to do Before You Finish Highschool helps you learn all about the exciting things, like planning your first road trip, making your own time capsule, and how to shut down the party before it gets too rowdy.

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Pindaloo Skill Toy

Pindaloo Skill Toy

Pindaloo is a fun game that will finely hone their coordination skills as they play. With a clear plastic ‘U’ tube, this set also includes two LED light-up balls in red and blue, so that players can add another dimension to their game as they ‘juggle’ the balls through the half loop.

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Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition

Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition

With (impressively) over 30 preloaded classic, much loved games, such as Kirby, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Super Mario Bros. this Nintendo Entertainment System (aka NES, originally released in 1985!) is not only going to provide hours upon hours of entertainment and fun, it’s also one massive, delightful nostalgia trip.

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GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter

GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter

Make life less busy for the ‘parent cab’ with this commuting scooter which goes at speeds of more than 15MPH and can run for 9-12 miles on a single 4-hour charge.

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Capture the Flag REDUX

Capture the Flag REDUX

Those hard to please teenagers will have hours of fun playing and working together in their teams, with this Capture the Flag game by REDUX – great for parties and camping trips. Play the game at night for a more intense, and even more awesome, glow-in-the-dark effect, and hange it up with the game variations.

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Blanket Sweatshirt

Blanket Sweatshirt

There’s something supremely comforting about wearing an oversized sweater, but this one will outdo any they might have in their closet. Made from a luxuriously soft fleece fabric, this huge wearable blanket will bring comfort to lounging, studying, or just spending the weekend watching TV with friends.

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Shocktato Party Game

Shocktato Party Game

Shocktato is the fun party game that will truly shock its players. Played like Hot Potato, players throw the spud to each other until one of them gets an electric shock, so the faster they pass it on the better! With three modes of play, the effects range from Lame to Extreme.

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Finish This Book

Finish This Book

From the best-selling creator of the popular ‘Wreck This Journal’ comes a collaboration with you, yep you read that right, YOU. It’s expected of you to help her finish the mystery of the unexpected discovery, which is the pages of this very book that she found at the park. Research and write away.

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Heated Shirt with Battery Pack

Heated Shirt with Battery Pack

It’s a well-known fact that teenagers don’t like wearing coats, and then instantly regret it when they step out into the cold. If that sounds familiar, keep him cozy without the bulk with this heated thermal undershirt. With 3 heat settings, this shirt will stay warm for up to six hours.

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Inflatable Ultra Lounge with Ottoman

Inflatable Ultra Lounge with Ottoman

Chilling out is essential for teenagers, so equip their den with this inflatable lounger and matching ottoman so they can kick back and relax in their own special place.

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Money Holder Maze Puzzle Gift Boxes

Money Holder Maze Puzzle Gift Boxes

A great way to give cash as a gift, these 4 money holder maze puzzles will teach them that they have to work for their money! Once hidden inside, the only way to retrieve the money is to work the tiny ball through the maze until it reaches its destination.

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JBL JR POP

JBL JR POP

Easy to carry thanks to the strap, this Bluetooth speaker comes in a range of bright and cheerful colors and even provides its own fantastic light show to enhance the listening experience.

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Holy Stone Foldable GPS Drone with 2K FHD Camera

Holy Stone Foldable GPS Drone with 2K FHD Camera

This drone, with image stabilization, can follow you wherever you go or can be programed to fly a certain path, and when it’s running low on battery it will return ‘home’ automatically.

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Burrito Blanket

Burrito Blanket

If Tuesdays are their favorite night for dinner, give them a taste of Tex Mex every day with this fun tortilla blanket. Designed to look just like a real tortilla, this round blanket is big enough to wrap themselves up in, so they look like a delicious burrito.

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Skiskates

Skiskates

Small and lightweight enough to fit into a backpack, ‘the shortest skis in the world’ are the most fun they will have in the snow. Built like ice skates but made for snow, these 44cm mini skis fit onto ski boots and are suitable for sizes from 4.5 to 14.5.

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Engino Discovering Stem Building Kit

Engino Discovering Stem Building Kit

If they’re heading for a career in engineering, or even if they just like exploring physics, this set will allow them to build 16 working models found in everyday life.

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Spikeball

Spikeball

Any flat space is fair game for Spikeball, making it the ideal sport for kids no matter where they are. Fast and furious, Spikeball is like volleyball, but with a bouncy horizontal net rather than a vertical one, and is suitable for four players in two teams of two.

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LED Word Clock

LED Word Clock

This seriously neat and modern clock makes time telling even simpler than before. It has LED light up words to tell you the exact time, so just a quick glance at this intelligent clock will let you know. It may just be a clock, but trust us, your friends will find this pretty impressive.

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Learn to Play Ukulele Starter Kit

Learn to Play Ukulele Starter Kit

If the guitar is too ‘basic’ for your teenager, how about getting her started on learning how to play this ukulele, which also comes with tuner app, guide, and online lessons, too?

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Tabletop Air Hockey Table

Tabletop Air Hockey Table

Air Hockey is the fast and furious way to channel some competitive energy. This set is made for table tops and comes with pucks, pushers, and LED scoreboard for out-of-the-box fun.

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2-in-1 Reversible Backpack Hoodie

2-in-1 Reversible Backpack Hoodie

The weather can change as quickly as a teenager’s mood, so make sure they’re prepared with this incredible Quikflip 2-in-1. Lightweight but warm, this zip-up hoodie can be worn when it’s chilly, and then converted instantly into a handy 2-compartment backpack when the sun comes out again.

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LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn

LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn

For serious builders only, this incredible LEGO kit contains 1900 pieces which can be painstakingly built into a 1 meter high replica Apollo Saturn V, complete with minifigures and display stand.

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TWIZZLERS 5 Pound Box

TWIZZLERS 5 Pound Box

Whether they share them or stash them, this 5lb pack of delicious strawberry flavored Twizzlers will give them something to chew over as they study, watch TV, or (maybe?) even read a book.

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Anker PowerCore Mini

Anker PowerCore Mini

Everyone should carry a portable phone charger because nothing is worse than running out of juice. This lipstick-sized power bank recharges in 3-4 hours and will speedily boost their device’s battery life.

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Q&A a Day for Me: A 3-Year Journal for Teens

Q&A a Day for Me: A 3-Year Journal for Teens

This Q&A a Day for Me Journal is a surely unique idea, we’ve never seen a journal that’s made to span across 3 years. It’ll be a fascinating and emotional exercise for teenagers to see how much they’ve changed and grown up – as their answers will definitely change and develop over the years.

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GoCube Bluetooth Rubik's Cube

GoCube Bluetooth Rubik's Cube

GoCube makes the best gift for teens who love puzzles but just can’t get to grips with a Rubik’s Cube. App-enabled, this version will work with your teen, tracking every move and consulting algorithms to ensure they reach the top of their game. It can even pitch them against other online players.

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Swagboard Twist Hoverboard

Swagboard Twist Hoverboard

Self-balancing when turned on, this Swagboard hoverboard is probably the coolest way to get around at speeds of up to 7MPH, and it even tackles inclines of a max. 30 degrees.

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LootCrate Subscription Box

LootCrate Subscription Box

Monthly subscription boxes make ideal gifts for teens, especially when they’re geared towards their tastes. Loot Crates come with anime, pop culture, clothing, and gaming options to suit their personality.

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SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop

Hang this mini basketball hoop over the top of a door and he can turn any room in the house into a mini basketball court, with a shatterproof backboard and 8 loop net.

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Wireless Bluetooth Beanie

Wireless Bluetooth Beanie

Who doesn’t enjoy having hands-free music on the go? The Music Hat is a beanie hat which has no bulky headphones or fiddly wires, just a small button to change the song and volume easily. The hat is great for the gym, hikes or running – or even shopping as your hands will be free.

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GlowCity Light Up Basketball

GlowCity Light Up Basketball

If dark winter nights tend to slow play down, let the games continue with the Glow City light up basketball, which uses not one but two LED lights for absolute illumination.

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Rose Table Lamp

Rose Table Lamp

If you want to give flowers but don’t want them to fade, this rose lamp is a beautiful solution. Perfectly sized to sit on a nightstand, vanity, or desk, this lamp is made up of two dozen pink roses, each of which is fitted with a tiny warm white LED light.

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Sphero BOLT

Sphero BOLT

Sphero BOLT is the app-enabled robot ball which can help your kids learn how to code and program using java script, scratch blocks, or drawing, and allows sharing within the Sphero online community.

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olloclip 4-in-1 Lens System

olloclip 4-in-1 Lens System

Stun everyone with the amazing quality of your photos with this Olloclip 4-in-1 lens system for your iPhone. No longer will your photos be just the standard like everyone else’s, you’re sure to be a cut above the rest. The lenses are interchangeable, so you can even choose to have a fish-eye lense for wider shots and more.

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Hot Sauce Kit

Hot Sauce Kit

If he can never get a sauce hot enough, let him make his own with this kit which includes everything needed to create 7 bottles of sizzling, peppery, tasty dressing.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Far from being the unmotivated individuals society sometimes labels them as, teens can find inspiration and get-up-and-go in this fabulous book which shows them how to be effective in everything they do.

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Elite Sportz Ring Toss Game

Elite Sportz Ring Toss Game

Add another game to their inventory with the Elite Sportz Ring Toss. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this wooden board makes a safe alternative to darts and can be played by both children and adults alike, making it perfect for family game night or outdoor social gatherings.

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Atlantic Gaming Desk Viper 3000

Atlantic Gaming Desk Viper 3000

It can be hard choosing teen gifts, but if you have a gamer then this computer gaming table is perfect, as it includes a 3-port USB hub, LED lighting, and a large gaming surface.

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Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

Charge the case either wirelessly or on a compatible charging mat, and your teen will have uninterrupted listening pleasure for up to 5 hours, with Siri thrown in for good measure.

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Too Faced La Creme Lipstick Unicorn Tears

Too Faced La Creme Lipstick Unicorn Tears

Girls who like to stand out from from the crowd are gonna rock this slightly unusual, but seriously pretty Unicorn Tears lipstick from the popular brand Too Faced. The lipstick can be worn in 2 ways, either over a matte lipstick to give it a holographic look or by itself for a sheer lavender lip.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Capture all of those unbeatable precious moments with friends and family with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. This camera is cute and compact, so it’s light enough to carry everywhere with you in your purse, ready to take, store, and print out all of your important, stand-out memories.

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Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror

Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror

Appearance is everything to a young adult, and this lighted vanity mirror makes it easier to get that flawless look. Freestanding so it can be moved around, this mirror has adjustable lighting that can be operated by simply touching the sensor, and runs on 4 AA batteries or a USB cable.

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I Paused My Game to Be Here T-Shirt

I Paused My Game to Be Here T-Shirt

We all know how hard it is to get kids away from their screens, so embrace the fact instead of lamenting it with this funny t-shirt that tells of the sacrifice he’s made.

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The Chameleon Board Game

The Chameleon Board Game

A game of deduction and strategic thinking, The Chameleon is a board game which pits players against each other in the race to find out which one has The Chameleon card.

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