Be the Cool Mom: Best Christmas Gifts for Teens 2015

Best Christmas Gifts for Teens 2015 | thegoodstuff

They aren’t adults, but they’re so done with being ‘kids’. What do you get a teen? Pass on those childish toys and head for more mature gifts!

Discover great ideas for all the members of your family and even your best friends with our ultimate 2015 holiday gift guide!

Where to Start?

A 13-year-old isn’t exactly in the same gifting realm as a senior in high school. Even though younger teens aren’t likely to jump for joy over ‘toys’, they may still enjoy building sets and science kits. The trick is to keep it complex and nix anything that clearly dips into the grade school market. Indulge an older teen in an adult-like gift, such as a hot new techy gizmo or electronic gadget.

Playing Santa to a teen doesn’t mean buying the most expensive Christmas gifts. That said, you don’t have to pass on some of the pricier presents. When you use coupon codes (and keep a watch for those super-charged holiday specials) you can find gifts for teens that fit any budget. Check back often, we’ll be updating this page with the best deals we find throughout the holiday season!

UPDATE: This week’s best buys and great gift ideas for teens

Where to Shop?

Amazon’s awesome for teens who are into tech-time ‘toys’. Whether you’re searching for video games, handheld devices or big ticket electronics, the online retailer offers choices galore. Looking for more? Best Buy also plays to the gamer’s gift-sense. If the teen in your life is into all-things beauty, a mini makeup kit or fragrance set from Sephora may just do the trick. Don’t forget about the super-stores such as Walmart and Target. These shops are ideal for young teen ‘toys’.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens

1. Fire, 7” Display
Amazon, $49.99

So, you don’t want to break the bank buying your nephew a new tablet for Christmas? Amazon’s Fire 7” has an amazingly low price tag, but still packs a punch when it comes to providing entertainment. With 8 GB of internal storage, you can add a microSD card for extra room or use the unlimited cloud storage. Teens can watch movies, read books, play games, surf the web and download apps!

2. Sephora Collection, Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Palette
Sephora, $35

Is your grandchild a budding makeup artist? If your gift-giving list includes a teen who’s majorly into makeup this affordable palette features 72 eye shadows, 18 cream liners, 32 lip-glosses and 6 blushes.

3. LEGO Architecture Louvre
Target, $59.99

Builders, artists and budding architects alike will rejoice in this plastic brick gift. Age-graded for kids 12 and up, this worldly LEGO set is ideal for younger teens who are still into the famed building blocks or older ones who are model-makers.

4. Insignia Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
Best Buy, $39.99

Long gone are the days of carrying around those clunky boom boxes. This Bluetooth-enabled device lets the on-the-go teen take the music almost anywhere. It connects wirelessly from most cellphones, laptops and tablets.

5. Polk Audio, Striker ZX Xbox One Gaming Headset
Best Buy, $59.99

It’s lightweight, has a wireless adapter and keeps things simple with a retractable mic. Teens who are into gaming will appreciate this Xbox One accessory. Not only does it let them play their games, but it also helps them to connect with their friends!

6. Kate Spade iPhone 6/6s Case
Kate Spade, $40

Even though it’s low on price, this Kate Spade case is high on style. A fashionista or teen who’s in the know when it comes to designers can get a slice of decadence at a perfectly reasonable rate. Amazon’s process vary, depending on the specific colors and style.

7. Voit Football Foosball Table
Walmart, $102.02

Games don’t have to include the video kind. This foosball game keeps the kids social, engaged and off of the computer!

8. Women’s Sylvia Alexander Knit Infinity Scarf
Target, $17.99

Super style at a super price! Refresh your teen niece’s, granddaughter’s or friend’s style with this cool, cozy knit scarf.

 Don’t forget, the best way to gift with style and save money is to always check for a coupon code before shopping!