Presents for the pickiest family member…
We all know how difficult it can be to pick out gifts, and the task only gets trickier when you’re shopping for your teen. With trends and tastes constantly changing, it can be impossible for parents to keep up. Fear not, mamas, we’ve rounded up some teenager-approved gifts to make this seemingly impossible task a bit easier. Whether they’re after the latest gadget or a handy addition to their school bag, you’re guaranteed to get some serious brownie points with these picks.
Though this beloved brand really needs no introduction, we’re constantly falling in love with the exciting new products in store. With a focus on unique designs and beautiful products (all made from natural fibres and fabrics), it’s no surprise Seed Heritage stores are popping up all over the globe. That’s what you get when your seed is well sowed! If you’re shopping for picky teenagers, check out the Sequin ‘Super’ sweater ($385), the Rainbow sweater ($360), the Patch t-shirt ($320) and the Sequin French t-shirt ($320). Colourful and comfortable, these are staples they’ll wear again and again.
Available at Seed Heritage locations throughout Hong Kong.
This one goes out to the gaming fanatics! The Newly launched Super Nintendo Entertainment System is also known as the Nintendo Classic Mini. If we’re to talk in technical terms, it’s essentially a home video game console that looks exactly like the original 90’s one… except that it’s compact and “uber” cute. Your little gamer can also revel in the fact that besides the 21 legendary games included, they can also play the new Star Fox™ 2 game that’s never been released before!
Available on Amazon
Though photography is often all about who’s got the most number of likes on Instagram, there is serious credibility to the craft. Whilst it may sound crazy to parents, teenagers can go to extreme lengths for the ‘gram. If your budding photographer/videographer is looking to learn a new skill, it may be worth investing in “that thing that flies in the air” and takes awesome aerial shots! Yes, we’re talking about drones. Opt for a pocket-sized one that captures exceptional images and is super easy to carry around!
Swedish brand, kikki.K has been a favourite of ours from the get-go. Providing everything from travel necessities and bags to functional organising tools and stylish gifts, this retailer does Christmas gifts like no other! It can certainly get difficult for teens to manage everything that’s on their hectic schedule, and even more difficult for parents to keep track. Gift them a personal planner or a journal to keep track of time. Pair it with some cute Scandinavian-style stationary and wrap it up in kikki’s festive paper as the final touch. It’s ideal and useful to have on hand during high school and towards the start of uni!
Available at kikki.K locations throughout Hong Kong.
If your teen loves taking cool shots from their smartphone, but you aren’t quite ready for them to commit to something as serious as a DSLR or a drone (let’s not forget, that stuff is pricey) opt for Kodak’s Universal 3-in-1 Lens Set! These little things fit onto the back of most smartphone cameras and will take images (or selfies) to the next level as you choose from macro, wide-angle or fish-eye lenses. The set comes with lens covers, pouches and a cleaning cloth, promising professional-quality photos!
Available at apple stores throughout Hong Kong.
A jewellery box is a keepsake. Whether you choose to personalise it by adding a photo or a heartfelt message, this gift is bound to bring a smile to your teenager’s face! We love that you can pick the specific images and message you want! Plus, any gift that doubles as a storage solution for a messy room is a bonus in our books.
Available at Bags of Love
Read more: Creative Storage Solutions for Kid’s Rooms
For older teens beginning to check out the makeup world, check out the brighter-than-your-future kinda highlighter, or the newest matte lipsticks. If your girl is into celebs, don’t miss out on the limited edition make-up by celebrity teenagers such as Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid or hip-hop queen, Rihanna. Whether you choose to surprise your teen with a , or an , Sephora has it all.
Taking a step back from all the digital jazz, polaroid cameras are much more meaningful to teens because they can fully appreciate the true quality of an “old-fashioned” photograph! Being able to literally print a captured moment on the spot, teenagers will enjoy keeping these polaroid shots to stick into their journals and look back at over the years. Look no further than Fujifilm, offering a range of instax cameras to choose from. Be sure to snap a polaroid or two at the family Christmas dinner!
Let your young ones jump onto the eco-friendly bandwagon (it’s never too early) with LRP’s unique eco-bottlers and tumblers. These items reduce the amount of plastic bottles that end up in landfills everyday, and all the material used is completely biodegradable. The best part is that you can be fully content with this purchase knowing that 10% of proceeds are donated to the Plastic Oceans Foundation. Besides that, LRP also has plenty of quirky mugs, Christmas decor and fun gift cards.
Available online at The Lion Rock Press
Super minimal and functional, these perforated neoprene bags are ideal for any teenager on the go! Water-resistant and washable, this tote fits almost anything with its stretchy material – and will be sure to add an element of “cool” to any outfit. Whether your growing one is heading carry to a pool party or to school, making sure they look savvy and sassy wherever they go!
We all know how damaging it is to straighten or curl your hair everyday, but Amika is here to leave our teen in good hands. With this professional hair product brand, you don’t have to worry about hair damage as the curlers have special technology that keeps the heating on a down low whilst still getting the job done. A gift for your teen is always a bonus when you can borrow it!
Available at various Amika stores throughout Hong Kong.
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