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20 Christmas Gifts to Soothe Your Angsty Teen

Sometimes it is about getting creative with your gift giving when you have an angsty teen on your hands, and giving them something they will both love and actually use.

The Useless Box

The Useless Box

This gift fits perfectly with a teenager’s sense of irony. It’s a one-hundred percent worthless box. When you turn the switch on, a door opens, an arm comes out and turns the switch off, then returns back to the box. It’s absurd on a Month Python level that will appeal to your jokester teen.

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Numark DJ Mixer

Numark DJ Mixer

This amazing device takes the magic of hip hop DJ’ing—two turntables and a microphone—and mixes it with the best digital technology has to offer. It connects directly to a computer and allows the aspiring DJ to mix, cut, scratch, and create, just like music producers in million-dollar studios.

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Hair Chalk

Hair Chalk

They’re going to do it anyway. You know they are. They’re going to color their hair. They’re going to come home from a sleepover at a friend’s house with pink hair. Maybe with blue streaks. Buy them this chalk, and let them get all that out—and then they can wash it out.

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A Pair of Doc Martens

A Pair of Doc Martens

Doc Martens boots. They’re blue-collar, they’re fashion forward, they’re comfortable, and they lost forever. There is nothing more anyone could want out of a pair of boots than that. Doc Martens will also grant your teen that one thing they want most desperately: the envy of their peers.

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Bluetooth Beanie

Bluetooth Beanie

This gift combines two things teenagers love: Bluetooth wireless connections and skully caps. Get them this gift and they’ll be totally connected to the world via their cell phone, they’ll keep their head warm, and they’ll look cool the whole time.

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Temporary Tattoos

Temporary Tattoos

Even more frightening than the colored hair is the impending arrival of the permanent body art, i.e. the ink, i.e. tattoos. Stay ahead of the curve with these temporary tattoos. They’ll last for a couple of weeks, and that way you can all get used to the idea.

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The BS Button

The BS Button

You see it in their eyes when you’re talking to them. We know you’re trying not to lecture, but you end up lecturing. And you know your teenager wants to call “BS” on you. Get it all out in the open. Give your teenage license to call “BS” with this button. They’ll love it, and everyone will end up smiling.

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Bike Tire Belt

Bike Tire Belt

These belts go hand in hand with the duct tape wallet. They’ve got a millennial punker appeal to them, with a touch of environmental awareness added in. They’re made from upcycled bike tires, with steel buckles held in place by rivets. Choose your favorite tread style, give it to your teenager, and maybe their pants won’t sag so much anymore.

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Chrome Citizen Messenger

Chrome Citizen Messenger

Chrome sets the standard in messenger bags. They’re simple, understated, and uber-cool looking. Forget the laptop sleeve, the briefcase, or the typical book bag. If your teenager is going out into the world and he’s going to carry anything at all, give them this bag, and they’ll turn heads.

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80 Piece Art Set

80 Piece Art Set

This is the perfect gift for a beginning or experienced artist. It comes in a sturdy wooden case and includes got color pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, paintbrushes, and more. Give your teenager the gift of art, which will help them process all those emotions that plague them day in and day out.

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The Encyclopedia Of Punk

The Encyclopedia Of Punk

Teenagers love being aficionados, especially where music is concerned. Your teen will know everything there is to know about punk rock after reading this book. They’ll be the coolest kid at school and they’ll understand the movement that changed music and fashion forever. Buy this book and they might even think you are cool.

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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

Author Sylvia Plath is an iconic figure in American literature. He only published novel, The Bell Jar, chronicles a teenager as she struggles with issues that face all teenagers like relationships, social awkwardness, and challenges with parents. This book will officially induct your teenager into the brooding intellectual’s club.

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Van Gogh Guitar Picks

Van Gogh Guitar Picks

Vincent Van Gogh was the ultimate tortured artist. He cut off his ear over unrequited love, for goodness’ sake. Your teenager will appreciate these pics. Each one has a famous Van Gogh printed on it. You can give them the gift of culture, combined with rocking out.

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The Acne Kit

The Acne Kit

Ohmigod! A zit! It’s a disaster! This is the worst day of my life. You may have heard these words coming from the family bathroom, recently. And there was nothing you could do to stop the storm. Now, at least you can do some damage control. This acne kits has everything a teenager needs to handle the Acne Apocalypse.

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Fender Stratocaster

Fender Stratocaster

There is no better way to get out all that teen emotion than to plug in an electric guitar, turn the volume up, and let loose some power chords. Or play a sad and lonely blues song. The Stratocaster has been the preferred axe of guitar gods for half a century. Your teen can join the pantheon with this awesome guitar.

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London Calling T-Shirt

London Calling T-Shirt

This classic t-shirt is a must buy for any teenager who has punk rock tendencies. It’s the from cover art from the album “London Calling” by The Clash. The Sex Pistols broke English punk to the world, and The Clash perfected the export. Give your teenage instant indie music cred with this t-shirt.

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GoPro Camera

GoPro Camera

Your teenager can relive the best moments of their lives with a GoPro Action camera. They can do more than just talk about their skateboarding, snowboarding, or hardcore parkour action. They can relive them all with a GoPro. At home. On the couch. With popcorn.

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Exploding Kittens Game

Exploding Kittens Game

Teenagers love anything that has a shock factor. They’ll love this game and want to play it simply because of the name. If it involves explosions and kittens, it’s got to be cool. Get them this game and they’ll be part of the most-supported project in Kickstarter history.

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The Dark Knight Returns

The Dark Knight Returns

Batman is the coolest superhero for one reason. He has no super powers. The original Batman and the TV Batman from the 60’s were relatively vanilla—but with this graphic novel, Frank Miller blew the lid off. Here was have a mad man possessed by a demon, hell-bent on revenge. Here we have Batman.

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Golden Dragon Skateboard

Golden Dragon Skateboard

Skateboarding was cool when it took the nation by storm in the 70’s, it was cool when it went mainstream in the 80’s and it was cool when legends like Tony Hawk took it worldwide in the 90’s. This skateboard by skating pioneers Powell and Peralta is classic. Your teen can be part of the subculture that will not die.

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