20 Gift Ideas for Teens - 2019


Big Life Journal

A growth mindset journal which empowers tweens & teens to dream about their future! Help your tween or teen develop the mindset of growth, resilience, gratitude, and positivity. Help them find their own voice in a world that is constantly coming at them with what to do, be, and think. Big Life Journal - Teen Edition helps tweens and teens develop confidence...the deep down, know-who-you-are confidence! biglifejournal.com

 

Tile – Bluetooth tracker and new Sticker

No more “Mum, have you seen……….” Tile was made to help find things and there could be no better demograph to help, than adolescents! When you activate a Tile and attach it to an item, the Tile app "discovers" the Tile and establishes a connection to it using your device's Bluetooth signal. Once a Bluetooth connection is made between your Tile and mobile device, Tile then uses the location services of your mobile device to communicate up-to-date location information to the app. Better still the new Sticker is small (27mm x 7.3mm) and waterproof with an adhesive back and 3-year battery life. www.thetileapp.com

 

Studying teens need a good desk lamp (with wireless charger)!

Luxfinity LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger provides: touch control high efficiency 6W LED, four pre-set light modes, brightness control and 45 minute break timer function. Wireless charging can be used to fully charge or top up a smartphone equipped with Qi charging capability. Extra USB outlet is also provided for charging additional devices such as iPads and other gadgets. www.wirelesschargingsolutions.com.au

 

Not Parent Approved Board Game Family Game
 

Not Parent Approved is a kid-friendly word game of fill-in-the-blanks inspired by Cards Against Humanity. An endless family fun card game for tweens and young teens This game was created to provide an attention-grabbing, easy to learn and hilarious alternative to screen time for children and their families. With Not Parent Approved, your kids get to: play their mischievous selves without getting into real trouble (none of the adult content that Cards Against Humanity has), spend face-to-face interaction time with family and friends rather than with their gadgets, expand their imagination and creativity through wacky humour and laugh at jokes and at themselves www.notparentapproved.com



Purevida bracelets

The perfect gift for the teenager who thinks of nothing but long summer days at the beach. The Rose Gold Wave Pack features a trio of braided bracelets, and a cutout wave charm that nails that effortless surf style they’ll want to wear all summer. www.puravidabracelets.com

 

ROC and Rise by Claire Eaton

ROC and RISE: The teenager’s guide to building the Resilience, Optimism and Confidence needed to level up at school, in relationships and life is a rare book that's written for teenagers, rather than about teenagers. This book is different in the way it approaches the mental and emotional fitness of adolescents. It’s jam packed with over 50 practical tools to boost resilient, optimist and confident mindset at school, in relationships and life. It’s a guide that helps teens tap in to their own strengths and find the skills to handle life’s lows and highs. ROC and Rise is complimented by a 180 minutes audio parent guide, so parents can listen, learn and support their teenagers navigate their teenager years with less worry, doubt, stress and anxiety. Also available in audiobook. BULK ORDER OFFER - $18 per book, saving $6.95 for bulk orders of 10+ books www.claireeaton.com.au

 


Cookbook for Teens: The Easy Teen Cookbook with 74 Fun & Delicious Recipes to Try


Even the world's top chefs had to start somewhere. This cookbook for teens is the perfect introduction to the art of cooking, even for teenagers who have never cooked more than a slice of toast. With 74 simple recipes, this cookbook for teens teaches basic skills from preparation and cooking techniques to how to read recipes and shop for groceries. Whipping any teen into a chef, The Cookbook for Teens serves fundamental cooking skills with every delicious recipe. www.booktopia.com.au

 

Block Buddies – It’s not just a cup!


Perfect for those Lego loving tweens/teens/young adults!  Childhood doesn’t have to end with Block Buddies. Each mug comes with a starter set of building blocks. www.blockbuddies.co

 

I Paused My Game To Be Here You're Welcome Christmas Edition Classic T-Shirt (designed by Admemo)

This is undeniably a shirt made for teens!  It comes in 16 colours.  The solid colours are 100% preshrunk cotton, heather grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester and denim heather is 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Classic, generous, boxy fit. Double-needle hems and neck band for durability. Ethically sourced. www.redbubble.com

 

Temples and Markets – ethical gifts for teens

Do you have a budding activist? Is your teen passionate about sustainability? Tuned in to politics? Keeping a close eye on climate change? If so, an ethical gift will be well received. In fact, they will think it’s pretty cool to own an item with an interesting backstory. Temples and markets has some great ethical gift ideas for teens. Consider these for your conscious consumer! www.templesandmarkets.com.au

 

Little Fairy Blooms - Cup with Animal

A custom Little Fairy Bloom set for tweens/teens. They may sound like they are for children but a Bloom set is perfect for any age. They can be custom made to suit the teenager (including Unicorn loving teens!) with many other novelty planters available to suit their tastes. The Little Blooms are real miniature flowers. Spray once a week with water and watch them magically close up into buds and re-open when they dry. They last up to 10 years. www.thatlittlenook.com.au
 

 

Living horse tails – DIY horsehair jewellery kits for the horse mad teen

Got a horse crazy teen? Here's a great activity to keep them off screens and creatively engaged these holidays. Your teen can make their own bracelet, keyring, earrings or bookmark from horse’s hair (their own horse or supplied horse hair) with these original DIY Kits by Living Horse Tails. Easy, fun, written and video tutorials go with these Kits. A unique gift for any occasion  www.livinghorsetails.com

 

Red Paddle Co - worlds #1 inflatable stand up paddle board

Forget trying to find storage space for your teens stand-up paddle board.  Or for that matter, trying to transport it to the water!  As the world’s leading inflatable SUP brand, Red Paddle Co has been been finding new ways to make SUPing easier and more enjoyable for more than a decade. Their innovative, super-stylish boards are packed with leading technology that is subjected to extreme testing to prove their reliability and rock-hard rigidity – nothing else on the market comes close in terms of design and manufacturing quality. It takes 72 hours to make each individual Red Paddle Co board, ten times longer than the industry average! Their designs are award winning and produced in a private 100% waste free facility, with all packaging being 100% recyclable.www.redpaddleco.com/en-au/

 

 

Magazine subscription – Lovatts Magazines

KIT Magazine is an engaging bi-monthly mindfulness magazine for tween and teen boys and girls who enjoy learning by doing and getting out into nature. Each issue is filled with inspiring articles on how they can strengthen their courage and resilience, develop emotional intelligence, defeat negative self-talk and build their self-confidence. Plus they can enjoy information on exciting community groups, sports and hobbies, and entertaining science facts with KIT, your teen’s guide to active mindfulness.

Teen Breathe is the ultimate go-to guide for teenagers wanting to explore how being mindful in everything you do, and being curious, kind and positive can create a happier, healthier and more authentic life.
www.lovattsmagazines.com.au

 

 

Guitar Pick Punch

This is something for those guitar playing teens who seem to constantly lose their guitar picks! Not only is this an incredibly convenient and easy to carry tool, but it’s environmentally friendly. It makes use of old credit cards or membership cards. www.pickpunch.com

 

My Daughter, My Heart Necklace

This necklace by Kathy Bransfield reflects that special lifelong bond with the inspiring message "My daughter, the other half of my heart." Etched on a sterling silver pendant, the quotation is overlaid with a 22 kt gold-plated brass heart window. It's a heartfelt gift for a daughter's birthday, graduation, or going away celebration. Handmade in California. www.uncommongoods.com/product/my-daughter-my-heart-necklace

 

Jackbox Games

Family bonding that the teens will love! Jackbox games feature the innovative “mobile devices as controllers” concept, allowing anyone with an internet-connected phone, tablet, or even laptop to join a game without the need for extra game controllers. Players connect to games on their devices by going to http://jackbox.tv and entering the custom game code displayed via the console, PC, or home entertainment system that is actually hosting the game. This unique concept also allows for games that involve secret player input, such as typing in words or drawing on devices. www.jackboxgames.com

 

Custom Kings – personalised giftware

Custom Kings has a #strongforme collection aimed at passing on positive vibes to the people that are important to us.  They can help remind our teens that we know they are worth every moment of our life. They matter, and these pieces are a visual reminder of this. www.customkings.com.au/product-category/strongforme/

 

No one is too small to make a difference

'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today'

Inspire your teen with Greta Thunberg's story.  A fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, who decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it. www.dymocks.com.au

 

The School of Life: Am I Normal? Reflective card deck 

No matter how much we celebrate individualism and praise the unique, we are, at heart, deeply collective creatures committed to the idea of ‘being normal’. And yet almost all of us feel, in private, that we're really quite odd, by which we mean: not like anyone else we know. But our picture of what is normal is in fact - very often - way out of line with what is actually true and widespread. These cards are a tool of self-assessment and reassurance. They ask us to compare ourselves with a range of statements, many of them dark, in order to find out just how weird (or not) we and our loved ones really are. They encourage us not to be ashamed of our uncomfortable thoughts and recognise the sheer normality of our madness, waywardness and alarm. www.theschooloflife.com

 


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