Holiday Gifts Teens Will Actually Love

When your kids are little, holiday shopping is all about must-have toys and fun surprises—but as they get older, gift giving becomes more challenging. What are the best Christmas gifts for older kids, and how do you get a teenager to show major excitement as they unwrap a present? We have some ideas in our holiday gift guide 2021.

Music to Their Ears

Music is a great jumping off point for a lot of awesome holiday gifts. Consider giving your teen some incredible Beats By Dre Pro Wireless over ear headphones, Apple AirPods or a JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker. If they’re into making their own music, there’s Sony ACID music studio software that will help them create and mix songs with ease. Now that’s a cool gift for kids of all ages.

Gamer Gear

If your teen is into video games, there’s a whole world of holiday gift opportunities to explore. In addition to new games and gaming systems, consider accessories like a Razer Blackshark gaming headset, a low profile gaming speaker or a Logitech high performance gaming mouse. Or, go big with an LG 29” ultrawide video game monitor or a leather gaming chair that doubles as a comfortable spot to do homework (a parent can dream, right?).

Artistic Inspiration

The great thing about buying holiday gifts for a teen who loves to get creative is that art supplies will always be a hit. Consider making a personalized holiday package filled with all of their favourites: a colourful set of acrylic paints and canvases, high quality pencil crayons, watercolour paints and watercolour paper, oil pastels, sketching pencils, charcoal blocks and more. You could also get them an awesome craft storage cart to keep their art supplies organized.

Ready to Influence

Times have changed, and so have gifts for your teen. Your budding vlogger will love this pro quality ring light, and this podcaster kit is perfect for teens with something important to say. If your kids are into photography and video, consider a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR camera that will let them shoot like a pro. Congratulations—with these gifts under the tree, you’re officially a cool parent.

Toys for Teens

Who says you have to give up buying toys for your kids in their teenage years? The truth is, the toys just look a little different as they grow up. Your teens might love a small drone or an Acer virtual reality headset. Just about any teenager would love an Apple smartwatch, and a Samsung Galaxy tablet offers entertainment on the go. Now, all you have to do is grab some wrapping paper and put your feet up with a glass of eggnog—your work is done. Happy holidays.

By Staples Canada

October 29, 2021