Gift guide: what to buy teenagers for Christmas


Gift guide: what to buy teenagers for Christmas

Searching for the perfect gift for teens can be challenge, as they're in the middle of a complete style, interest and personality change. But now you can cross them off your list, because here's what’s trending.

Tech gifts

An iPad or computer will be much appreciated so they can be creative, surf the web and use it for school work. Have a smaller budget? Try tech accessories for a gift that's just as useful.

iPad: If they need something powerful but small, an iPad is the perfect device to start them on their journey. Head to Apple Store, JB HI-FI, Target or Kmart for a great selection of iPads.

Phone case: Phone cases are an important style statement, as they'll take it everywhere. Find one that suits their current look. Omega Accessories, Mobile Hub and Apple Store have loads of phone cases to choose from.

Camera: If they're into tech but have a creative mind, a camera is the perfect gift to inspire them and open a door into adventure and exploration. Check out Camera House and JB HI-FI for a huge selection of cameras.

Pictured above from left to right: Apple iPad from Apple Store, iPhone Silicone Case from Apple Store, Sony Cybershot digital compact camera from Camera House.

Fashion gifts

The fashion-forward teens will love a new outfit or accessory to rock on the weekend.

Sunglasses: Get them ready for these hot summer days with a new pair of sunnies. Visit City Beach, General Pants Co., OPSM, Sportsgirl to see their selection.

Sneakers: They're the easiest choice, because which teen doesn’t love a good pair of kicks? They can wear them to the movies or even dress them up with a cute dress or chinos. Check out Platypus Shoes, Hype DC, Nike, Myer, David Jones for some new and fresh sneakers.

Image on left via @general_pants on Instagram. Image on right via @hypedc on Instagram


If they love to read or you want to encourage them to start, here are some trending young adult book titles that they will love.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (Bloomsbury): The perfect book series for someone who loves fantasy, adventure and a kickass female character. Enquire at QBD Books.

City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster): If they're into demons and the supernatural, this is the perfect twist of love, magic and warriors. Enquire at QBD Books.