The new year is here, which means we’re one step closer to spring cleaning and the start of a brand new year. It also means it’s time to get excited about the future, and that means buying teen gifts. So the pressure is on to find some great presents under the tree.
If you’ve got an upcoming teen who loves technology and probably doesn’t have much going on, you’ll want to check out these tech-themed teen gifts. Teens are so excited about tech this season that they don’t need much more than encouragement. And yes, there are some things you can do with a little bit of encouragement.
Stay in Touch with Friends and Family
While having a more significant social media following might sound like a big deal, it’s important to remember that the only thing more important than making new friends is maintaining the ones you already have.
Aligning your teen’s social media accounts with your own is a great way to stay connected with family members. It’s also a great way to find out what your teen likes to do, what they’re curious about, and what interests them.
If you have a teen whose social life relies heavily on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, it might be time to get them a different social media platform. If they’re always complaining about how hard it is to keep up with their friends on these apps, it might be a sign that it’s time for a change.
A New Smartphone or Tablet
A new smartphone or tablet can be an excellent gift for teens ready for a new device. Finding one that fits your budget and meets your teen’s needs can be hard. However, you don’t have to make any of those decisions alone.
Forums like Reddit, social media pages like Twitter, and messaging apps like Kik and Discord can help you find helpful and friendly advice from other users. There are also apps like iMobie Unlock center, which allows you to unlock your device with your fingerprint, to save you some time.
An unlocked smartphone or tablet can give teens some hands-on experience with their new gadget, which is excellent for getting to know a device they may have always been curious to know.
A Gaming console
There’s a good chance that your teen loves video games. It’s one of the most popular pastimes for any age group and a prevalent pastime for teens. And it is excellent to keep your teen engaged, entertained, and out of trouble.
There are tons of different video games for any interest or skill level, so there’s a good chance that your teen will find something that appeals to them. In addition, video games are a great way to keep your teen active and healthy.
A Tech Toy or Wearable
Many wearable tech options exist for teens, from activity trackers to headphones, allowing them to experiment with technology without worrying about damaged or broken phones.
For example, they can experiment with fitness trackers that make tracking their steps and movements easier or virtual reality headsets that let them explore virtual worlds. These tech toys and wearables are also great because they’re often customizable.
For example, you can get a fitness tracker that measures steps and calories burned, but what if your teen wants more? Your teen can change settings, personalize stats, and make the tracker more personal.
An Audio Speaker for Music and Calls
It’s a fact that everyone has to talk to their parents now and then. And while a digital music or Bluetooth speaker might sound like it would be perfect for that kind of call, it’s not.
You want to choose an audio speaker over a music one because it sounds much better than music and allows them to enjoy their favorite music without worrying about their phones being damaged or broken.
Audio speakers allow teens to get their music and calls on one device. It’s also a portable device, so they can quickly move it from room to room or take it with them on a trip.
The best gifts for teens are those that let them explore their tech passion and keep them physically and digitally active. Getting a new device or tech toy doesn’t cost much, and it’s a great way to get your teen excited about technology without spending a bunch of money.
New tech gifts also don’t have to be expensive; you need to find one your teen will enjoy using. In addition, these gifts can help your teen feel more connected to the world and become more independent.