Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Teens

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With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s crunch time for gifts. Thankfully most of of our favorite items can be shipped within just a few days to arrive for the big day!

Sure, your older kid might not believe in the big man anymore. And, when you ask what they want for Christmas, it’s either BIG money gifts or the eye roll back at you. However, the holidays are a time to spread the joy and love and hopefully if you can get a big smile on their face with a surprise that they actually LOVE. And, that’s always fun for us as parents.

So without further ado, we’ve put together a few of our favorite last minute holiday gifts for teens that they will actually enjoy. Thank goodness for online shopping!

Travel Bags

Make sure your teen is ready to travel the world - or even to prepare them for college - with an adult-like travel bag. They’ll love feeling like a grown-up and bonus - it is a gift that they’ll have and keep long term. We’re really loving these bags:

Vera Gloria Messenger Bag

Vera Gloria Messenger Bag

WFLB Travel Duffel Bag

WFLB Travel Duffel Bag

Movie Tickets

Every teen loves to head to the movies with their friends, so get them a gift they’ll love and some fun movie swag to go with it like these:

Family Flix Movie Night Gift Box with Red Box Gift Card

Family Flix Movie Night Gift Box with Red Box Gift Card

AMC Movie Tickets

AMC Movie Tickets

Bluetooth Headphones

Headphones are a great gift that any teen will love - and will actually put to good use - and will appreciate a high quality, lasting headphone that that they can use well into their adulthood. Here’s a few of our favorites!

Paww SilkSound Headphones

Paww SilkSound Headphones

Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Watches

Whether it’s a high end fit bit or a fashion watch, your teen will be excited to receive a really nice quality watch as a gift this season. Thankfully there are so many great options out there so teens can switch it up depending on your mood, and many that won’t break the bank, like these ones:

Wrist Watch with Leather Band

Wrist Watch with Leather Band

Zeiger Kids Watch Teen

Zeiger Kids Watch Teen

Winter Gear

Whether they skate, ski, snowboard or sled, your teen will be needing some extra warmth this season and you get to pick out fun gear like hats, gloves, scarves, boots or more. You can’t go wrong giving a gift like this under the tree:

Prodigen Outdoor Winter Gloves

Prodigen Outdoor Winter Gloves

YING LAN Unisex Hat

YING LAN Unisex Hat

When in doubt, a gift card is a great idea. Sure, it’s not a tangible item, but teens appreciate being able to pick out what they want themselves. One fun idea for parents is that you could always make it a game and wrap a gift card in a huge box, then a smaller box inside that and smaller inside, and so on. You may get a few eye rolls along the way, but the end result is sure to be an actual (yes, it’s possible!) smile!


Written by Phase2Parenting


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