Buying birthday and Christmas presents for the kids can be a difficult task. It becomes even more difficult when they are in their teenage years as they are far more delicate and in the transition of current trends that makes it very tough for a parent to keep up with. Parent’s never know what is hot and what’s not based on their teenagers interests so we’ll help by providing 5 gift ideas that will be ideal for your teenage son or daughter.
iPod and Mp3 players
The music industry is something that will never cease. An iPod or relevant Mp3 player will be an effective gift to either gender of any age. All you have to do as a parent is select a suitable size (the bigger the better) of space available on the device. You can ask for advice of what is suitable for teenagers but chances are they will have immense amounts of music so a reasonable average size for these devices would be minimal 16 GB. They can then add whatever music at their own discretion.
Everyone likes to watch movies. It is picking the genre and specific movie in general that may make it a tough task. Pick up a few movie tickets for your teenager from their local or preferred cinema. This way they’ll be able to choose what movie to use the tickets on and choose which specific cinema region they wish to visit. Movie tickets are a good gift as they don’t have to pay to see the movie but have full control of available options in a reasonable time span.
Gift cards are a very convenient gift to give your teenager for both birthdays and Christmas. Opposed to just giving them cash money, a gift card to a preferred store or a shopping centre of their choice will encourage them to spend the amount on something specific and memorable. If you just give them money, you’ll be uncertain of what they’ll spend it on. Chances are they’ll spend it on food or waste it on unnecessary products, as teenagers tend to do.
If your teenager is involved in a particular sport, you should at least know what that particular sport is! If it is a favoured sport, they would be spending their own money on going to the games as spectators. Providing tickets to these would allow them to save their own money and have a great time in the process.
Throw Them a Birthday Party
Depending on their age, you may be able to throw them a memorable birthday party. Consult their friends or siblings to seek information on relative venues that would be suitable. If they are turning 18, this would be the ideal birthday gift as they’ll finally be of legal age. If they are turning 13, it may be more suitable to hire a venue where they can play with their friends in the park or even a party at home. Send out surprise birthday invitations!
And make sure to supply catering for drinks and food to ensure the party is enjoyed by all.
It is very difficult to meet the needs of your teenage kids when it comes to buying or providing presents for their birthday or Christmas. You can always take an idea from this list or seek advice from their close friends to determine what they will really like to receive as a gift.
Written by Mick Cutcliffe.