The Ultimate Christmas Shopping Guide for Teens: Gift Ideas for Every Teen on Your List

It’s never too early to plan for the holiday season, especially with a choosy teen on your list. For many teenagers the holidays mean getting together with family and friends, enjoying time off from school, and of course, shopping for gifts. But with so many options out there, it can be difficult to know what to buy. Fear not, Old World Christmas has put together a handy Christmas shopping guide for teens to help you find the perfect gifts for the special people in your life (along with an ornament idea too!).

  • Tech Gadgets: In today's digital age, it's no surprise that tech gadgets are at the top of many teens' Christmas wish lists. From smartphones to tablets, headphones to gaming consoles, there are endless options to choose from. If you're on a budget, consider a portable Bluetooth speaker or a set of wireless earbuds. For something more extravagant, the latest iPhone or gaming system will certainly impress. A throwback ornament pairs well with modern gaming equipment.

  • Beauty Products: For the fashion and beauty-conscious teen, there are plenty of gift options to choose from. Makeup sets, perfume, skincare products, and hair accessories are all great ideas. Look for popular brands like Fenty Beauty, Glossier, and Mario Badescu. If you're not sure what to get, consider a gift card to a makeup or beauty store. Top this gift with a tube of lipstick or eyeshadow palate.
  • Clothing and Accessories: It's no secret that teens love to stay on-trend when it comes to fashion. From cozy sweaters to stylish jackets, there are endless clothing options to choose from. For accessories, consider a trendy handbag, a cool watch, or a statement necklace. When shopping for clothing and accessories, be sure to know the recipient's style and size to ensure a perfect match. How about a pair of bunny slippers?
  • Books: For the bookworm on your list, a new novel or biography is sure to be a hit. Consider popular titles like "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green or "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. If you're not sure what genre they prefer, a gift card to a local bookstore is a great option. Our stack of books ornament would pair well with a real stack of books.
  • Sports and Fitness Gear: For the active teen, consider sports or fitness gear. This could include a new pair of running shoes, workout clothes, or even a gym membership. If the recipient is a fan of a particular sports team, consider purchasing some team merchandise like a jersey or hat. Pickleball has taken the country by storm, don't miss our best-selling pickleball ornament.
  • DIY and Crafting Supplies: For the creative teen, DIY, and crafting supplies are a great gift option. Look for craft kits or supplies for knitting, scrapbooking, or painting. If the recipient is interested in photography, consider a new camera or a gift card to a photography store. A paint brush ornament would make a great gift topper.
  • Board Games and Puzzles: For a more low-key gift option, consider a board game or puzzle. This is a great option for family or friends to enjoy together during the holiday season. Look for popular games like "Monopoly" or "Settlers of Catan," or choose a challenging puzzle to keep them entertained. Don't miss our tastiest puzzle!
  • Experience Gifts: For a truly unique gift, consider an experience gift. This could include concert tickets, a cooking class, or a day trip to a nearby attraction. Experience gifts are a great way to create memories that will last a lifetime. There are too many ornaments to list, find the best ornament on our website.

The holiday season can be stressful, but with this handy Christmas shopping guide for teens, you can be sure to find the perfect gifts for each choosy team on your list. And thinking ahead this early gives you a giant head start. From tech gadgets to beauty products, there are endless options to choose from. Remember to consider the recipient's interests and style because this is the year you’ll nail it.

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Rachael Mitchell

Rachael Mitchell is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, and has over 15 years of writing experience. She’d never be able to pick just one favorite ornament, but narrowed it down to the S’more and Tennis Ball. She always looks forward to s’mores in the summer with friends and family adding gourmet ingredients, and played 4 years of college tennis in the mid-west.

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