Christmas gifts for your teen

What Should I Buy My Teen for Christmas?

Updated on June 28, 2023

Christmas gifts for teens that love tech

How can I make my teenager happy for Christmas?

Ooof, that’s a hard question to answer. And if we’re going to be honest—it’s probably impossible (lol). But there are some things you buy to make your teenager like you at least a little bit more this Christmas :D

This Christmas, help your teenager feel more connected

Ok, so every teenager needs a sense of connection and belonging. They may not realize it, but this is when close friendships become especially important: the friendships that your teen makes in high school will set the stage for the friendships they develop throughout the rest of their lives!

Staying in touch with friends is harder than ever, and it’s important for your teen to have a phone that allows them to be included in chat groups with their friends. Both Android and iPhone have their own exclusive messaging services, so find out if your teen’s friend group has mostly Android or iPhone users. iPhone is the more popular platform in the US among Generation Z; iMessage on iPhone lets teens stay in touch seamlessly and makes groups chats super easy… as long as there isn’t an Android user in the mix.

Let's look at a few gift ideas that might work for the teenager in your life.

Have a teenager that loves taking selfies? Make sure to get them a recent iPhone like the iPhone 11 or 11 Pro. Both these models have awesome cameras and are significantly cheaper than this year’s iPhones; not to mention the fact they also have better battery life!

Give your teen an outlet for their creativity this Christmas

Teens are a creative bunch. And they need the right tools to be able to express that creativity. One of the best creative tools that you can buy for your teen this Christmas is a refurbished iMac or MacBook. If your teen loves video/photo editing, creative writing, or music production, you can’t go wrong with buying them a cheap Apple computer.

Discounted Christmas gifts for teens that like fitness

A great Christmas gift for any fitness-loving teen is a refurbished smartwatch. If your teen is a serious runner/cyclist, a specialized fitness tracker like a Garmin watch or Fitbit may be the best choice for them. But if they’re more interested in a smartwatch that will help them keep up on notifications and simpler fitness goals, then an Apple Watch may be the best choice for them—granted that they already own an iPhone.

Thanks to the refurbished market, you can buy an iPhone and Apple Watch together for the same amount of money as a brand new iPhone :)

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Written by Miguel Garza

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