Buying gifts for a teenager can be a nightmare. Teenagers don’t know what they want most of the time so how are you supposed to know? While they can be uncommunicative and difficult, they know exactly how to communicate when it comes to technology. Life is all about image for some and for teenagers, it’s imperative to fit into the best your wallet can stretch to. Of course, teach them about gratitude and about finances, but understand that fitting in is important to them and that means some seriously great tech!
In a world that is full of social media, a variety of apps and instant communication, teenagers – ironically – fit right in. So, when it comes to buying gifts for birthdays and Christmases, you can’t really go wrong with gadgets! Your teenager may be selfie-obsessed, learning the language of programming and HTML or simply a lover of gaming – whatever their interest, have a look at this list of gadget ideas for the tech-savvy teen.
1. Google Chromecast: This one has definitely been a hit as a gift idea recently! This little stick can turn any screen into a Smart TV, and with a Smart TV price tag being pretty high, this is a steal at £25. It uses a very powerful built-in Wi-Fi antenna to stream content directly, which saves the battery for a tablet. Smart!
2. HP Omen Gaming PC: 8GB of RAM and 2TB of storage is enough to make any gamer foam at the mouth. Check out this no sense guide for choosing the best gaming monitor to purchase with it. This is ready for the biggest and best games of today and it’s thanks to the GTX 1060 graphics card! Your RPG game obsessed teen will love this!
3. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Packing all the books to take away during the school holidays isn’t easy when there’s a weight limit, but the Paperwhite allows for a whole range of books stored on one light little tablet reader. Any student would appreciate this one, as well as any bookworm who loves to dive into someone else’s adventures for the day.
4. Sony PlayStation 4: Enough said on this one – any teen boy who loves playing consoles will love a PS4. Next-gen consoles find their way onto the shelves just before Christmas, so always wait until after the festive season to purchase a games console. Make sure you get a headset with it so you can keep your peace and quiet while they have fun!
5. DxO One: For the camera lover’s out there, combine a little smartphone tech with the DxO One for some fantastic photography. A 32mm lens allows for perfect portrait and landscape photos and it’s easy to use and light.
Technology gifts are the go-to gift for teenagers and as the world of social media is pivotal for the current generation, it makes sense that they spend more time communicating on smart tech instead of using words. Sometimes the gifts can be costly but for a birthday or Christmas present, it almost always is worth it!