Christmas gifts for teens, 2020
Wondering what present to buy a teenager? We round up the trending gifts for Christmas 2020 that will appease the trickiest of adolescents
You might not be able to impress them with your TikTok dancing skills – however, you can certainly up your gifting game with these gifts for teens, 2020
Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner Mini Skincare Set, £36
The first skincare range of Kylie Jenner, the youngest-ever self-made billionaire, launched here in October and ticks plenty of the teen's boxes: it's pink, it looks pretty on Instagram and is something they can show off to friends.
Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner Mini Skincare Set, £36 – buy here
Yeti Mug, £25
Whether you're out and about in London town or trekking up a mountain – this double-walled mug will keep that hot choc lovely and warm.
Yeti Mug, £25 – buy here
Devialet Gemini Airbuds, £279
These are made by French audio entrepreneurs who have three patents on the noise-cancelling / algorithm-based tech. They create the perfect inner-ear pressure, thus giving you the ultimate in sound quality and clarity.
Devialet Gemini Airbuds, £279 – buy here
Cosmic Botany: A Guide to Crystal and Plant Soul Mates, £15; Intuition Crystal Kit, £88
Celebrities such as Katy Perry and Miranda Kerr have been all over social praising the use of crystals, and it seems like the trend has spread far and wide. So, bring a sense of wellbeing and new-age fun into your teen's life with this beautifully illustrated book and crystal set.
Cosmic Botany: A Guide to Crystal and Plant Soul Mates, £15 – buy here
Intuition Crystal Kit, £88 – buy here
Nintendo Switch Lite, £199
So if you can get your hands on a PlayStation 5 – kudos to you; if not, the Nintendo Switch is the teen's tech of choice.
Nintendo Switch Lite, £199 – buy here
Spots & Stripes Mood Sprays Trio, £43
Not that we're saying teens and tweens are moody, but yes, this 'Happy and Sleep' spray from an award-winning brand could well be your saving grace over the festive season – and the gift that keeps on giving throughout lockdown January.
Spots & Stripes Mood Sprays Trio, £43 – buy here
Studio Creator Video Maker, £24.99
Perfect those YouTube channel or TikTok skills with this easy-to-use, social-must-have tech.
Studio Creator Video Maker, £24.99 – buy here
Paccbet Skateboard, £69
'Paccbet' is a Russian metaphor for 'better days', so, with this sentiment, the coolest skate brand out there and the bright green board – your teen will be flying high.
Paccbet Skateboard, £69 – buy here
JAM Vinyl Bluetooth Turntable Record Player, £69
A must-buy for all aspiring DJs or classical music lovers alike, as there's nothing like the sound of vinyl. Plus, the parents can dust off their vintage collections when the kids are at school.
JAM Vinyl Bluetooth Turntable Record Player, £69 – buy here
Kate Spade Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Smart watch, £246.75
It has the stylish looks of a designer watch – but the heart of a hi-tech fitness tracker.
Kate Spade Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Smart watch, £246.75 – buy here
Man Ray Set of Chess Pieces, £341
This is the year that chess became cool again: from The Queen's Gambit (check out our five-star review) to the pro and friendly online chess championships during lockdown. So, even if they don't know their English opening from their Sicilian defence, this stylish set will look ever so intellectual in their bedroom. Checkmate.
Man Ray Set of Chess Pieces, £341 – buy here
Byredo Lil Fleur, £170
Lil Fleur is inspired by a heady world of youthful emotions and is teen spirit, bottled. Choose from a variety of limited-edition coloured caps to capture your recipient's personality.
Byredo Lil Fleur, £170 – buy here
Malin + Goetz Fragrance Discovery Kit, £22
Older teens will love the rebellious nature of this kit with the whiff of rum or cannabis, and it will also allow them to spritz and sniff their favourite – so you can nail the perfect birthday present later down the line.
Malin + Goetz Fragrance Discovery Kit, £22 – buy here
Stone Island Logo Hoody, £144
A go-with-anything, wear-anywhere kinda’ hoody from a cult brand.
Stone Island Logo Hoody, £144 – buy here
Saint and Sofia Wall Art, £40
From the archives of the Natural History Museum, these exclusive prints make the perfect gift to adorn any nature-loving teenager's bedroom wall.
The Bumblebee, £40- buy here
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