Top Gifts for Teens
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Hey, I'm Lauren Zima for About.com and today we're going to take a look at some perfect gifts for the teenager in your life.Buying for a teenager can seem a little daunting. Just remember to keep the teens interests in mind.Chances are your teen is interested in gadgets. There's plenty of cool tech gear out there to satisfy their needs. Try a tablet like Apple's iPad, a Kindle Fire, or a gaming console like the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3. Maybe your teen has been needing a new cell phone, digital camera, or laptop. If they already have all the gear, why not get them a video game or a nice pair of headphones to compliment?Your possibilities are endless if you're shopping for a creative teen. Check out the local music store and buy them that guitar they've been wanting, a songbook from their favorite musical, or a few lessons with an instructor. Try buying them an art kit, a new set of paints, or a sketchbook. If your teen would rather watch than participate, get them tickets to their favorite play or a concert by their favorite band.For the fashion focused, try make-up sets, purses, shoes, or clothes. Buy them a trip to the hair salon or spa, get them that new pair of boots they've been asking for, or try a t-shirt from their favorite online store. Be careful. Find out what size your teen wears before buying anything. They can't wear something that won't fit. Keep the receipt with the gift so they can exchange it for a different size.If your teen is a sports lover, get them a jersey from their favorite player. Check out video games like Madden or FIFA. Buy them a book from the local sports section or a new soccer ball. If you've got a stadium in your area, splurge for ticket to see their favorite team.Maybe your teen is a bookworm. Take a look at the charts for your teens favorite genre. Popular books include the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, and Twilight. If they've read the books but haven't seen the movie, get it for them on DVD.When in doubt, remember you can always get your teen a gift card to their favorite store, restaurant, or online shop. You can purchase gift cards from grocery stores, drug stores like CVS and Walgreens, or on gift card exchange sites. If you don't know what kind of stores they like, stick with cash. It's the quickest and easiest gift to give, and teens love it.And that's a look at great gifts for teens. Thanks for watching. For more information, be sure to check out About.com