Let us face it; it is difficult to buy gifts for teenagers. They are constantly growing, both physically and mentally, meaning that it is hard to find something that they will keep for long. In addition, if you are older than 30, you may not be in touch with what teenagers are interested in these days. Whether you have a teenager or you are buying for a teenage niece, nephew, godchild, or family friend, here are three foolproof gift ideas that will be sure to delight the young person in your life.
Most people might think that clothes are the last thing to buy a teenager. Nevertheless, if go about it the right way, clothes are actually a great gift for the under-18 generation. Find out about his or her favorite movies, TV shows, and bands. Then find apparel that matches these interests. Try the store, Angry Young and Poor, which specializes in girls punk clothing, for great band t-shirts. You can also check movie and TV show websites for branded apparel that they will love.
Gift Cards for Digital Content
If you are not sure what a teenager is interested in, get him or her something that they can use to buy whatever they are interested in at the moment. Young people have tons of ways to consume digital content, from Smartphone to eReaders. Pick up an iTunes or Amazon gift card for the teen and you can’t go wrong.
Set Up a Savings Account
While this might not be the most popular choice among teens, setting up a savings account is a great gift idea. By putting some money away in an interest-yielding account and adding to it each birthday and graduation, you are teaching the young person in your life about financial responsibility. Set a date when you will allow the young person to access the money (perhaps after college graduation) and encourage him or her to add money as well. They may not thank you now, but they sure will once they see how the money has grown.