Money Crashers - "40 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens (on Every Budget)"
"Teens are a tricky group to buy for. They’re the first to latch onto the latest trends. And thanks to the rapidly shifting influence of social media, their tastes change faster than you can make a shopping list. It’s enough to make even the savviest of grown-ups nervous about choosing the right gift – even if your teen has told you exactly what they want."
16. A Fun & Functional Phone Case
A fashionable phone case lets your teen showcase their personal style with a device they take everywhere. Even better, a shockproof case strikes a balance between fun and functional, ensuring the screen won’t shatter if they drop their phone.
The Casetify iPhone XS Max case with gold floating glitter fits this description. For a different look, go with the neon flames iPhone 11 case. Or opt for the gold standard in phone protection – an Otterbox. Not solely utilitarian, Otterbox makes cases for Star Wars and Marvel fans and even has a line with built-in PopSockets. For outdoorsy teens, Phoozy’s expertly sized insulated phone cases (like its Apollo Series Thermal Capsules) protect phones of all makes and models from winter cold and summer heat.
17. A Multifunction Device Charger
Make sure your teen is always able to phone home with an Anker PowerCore two-in-one charger. This charger is a backup battery that also plugs into any wall outlet when it needs its own recharging. Plus, it provides connections for charging up to three devices at once.
For teens who always like to look their best, opt for the dual functionality of the Pearl compact mirror charger. This compact features two mirrors – one regular and one magnifying – that illuminate with LED lights so teens can check their makeup or hair on the go. It also has a USB port for charging a phone and comes in a sleek, sophisticated shell.
And for teens with multiple devices, the Elago charging station can charge an iPhone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch simultaneously.
18. A Smart Speaker
An Alexa-enabled smart speaker, like the newest Echo Dot, lets teens stream their Spotify playlists and get the weather and news updates. And it can answer just about any question a teen might ask. It also allows for making hands-free phone calls and can even help teens get out of bed in the morning by playing their favorite tunes.
See the full list of Christmas Gift Ideas here.