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10 Trendy Gifts for Teens

Got a teen that’s hard to buy for? Relax and check out these picks that are sure to please even the pickiest kid. From outdoor enthusiasts to music lovers and everything in between, this list has great trendy gifts for teens. 

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Gifts for Teens: Smith Transport Ski Helmet

Gifts for Teens: Smith Transport Ski Helmet

For safety-conscious parents, and style-conscious teens, this smart ski helmet is the perfect fit. Complete with all sorts of bells and whistles including vents and removable (and washable!) ear pads, it’s the ultimate helmet for your ski-loving kid. It’s also headphone-ready, which is perfect for teens that love a soundtrack when they’re swooshing down the slopes. This helmet is available in a variety of colours and sizes to make sure it’s a winner for your ski star. Shop MEC ski helmets and more gifts for teens.

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Gifts for Teens: Mason Jar Speaker & Amplifier

Gifts for Teens: Mason Jar Speaker & Amplifier

For something a little more unique, try this Mason jar speaker and amplifier.  Mason jars are having a bit of a hipster moment right now, used for everything from lights to drinking glasses. Adding to the list of uses for this basic canning jar is this tiny little speaker. The design is modern and cool, and the speaker packs big sound for it’s small size. Easily transported, it also works well on a desk or anywhere else where space is limited. Use it with a personal music player, or even hook it up to an electronic instrument to rock ‘n roll on the go. This is a great gift for teens.

$65 at UncommonGoods.com

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Gifts for Teens: The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set by Suzanne Collins

Gifts for Teens: The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set by Suzanne Collins

One of the most popular sets of teen novels of all time, this young adult sci-fi adventure trilogy is sure to captivate your kid. The books tell a story of power and adventure with thought-provoking themes that are great jumping off points for parent-teen discussions. With two star-filled movies already produced and more to come, the popularity of this series won’t die down any time soon. If your little reader hasn’t devoured them already, this set is sure to be high on the wish list. A great gift for teens.

$25.20 at Amazon.ca 

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Gifts for Teens: Fresh Nude Lip Lovers Mini Kissing Trio

Gifts for Teens: Fresh Nude Lip Lovers Mini Kissing Trio

This pretty box contains an adorable collection of tinted lip treatments from beauty brand Fresh. Universally flattering shades means that it will look appropriate on any face. Teens can experiment with sheer coverage for those not into heavy lip colour, or be a little more daring and build up the colour for a richer shade. The lip treatments come loaded with SPF 15 and contain no parabens, sulfates or phthalates. Where does the sugar come in? It’s a natural antiseptic and was used regularly by the grandmothers of the brand’s founders. Great gift for teens.

$33 at Sephora 

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Gifts for Teens: Penny Skateboards

Gifts for Teens: Penny Skateboards

Penny Skateboards look good, are high quality and most importantly, are a lot of fun. It’s a great gift for teens. This California-based company offers a huge range of boards in a variety of designs focusing on bright colour combinations that really pop.  Think blue and red, pink and purple or how about even one with polka dots?  If your teen has a bit of a creative streak, they can go ahead and build their own board with 19 different colour choices to make right down to the bolts.  With so many options, this board is sure to be a perfect match for your skateboard-crazy teen.

$100-$150 at PennySkateboards.com 

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Gifts for Teens: Coloud Headphones

Gifts for Teens: Coloud Headphones

These popular headphones are beautifully designed in Sweden and come in a variety of colours. They are also a great gift for teens. For such a simple-looking set, these headphones come packed with plenty of extras. A streamlined design means less weight, but they’re durably constructed to stand up to the wear and tear your teen will inevitably put them through. Smartphone-friendly, there’s a microphone and remote control built right into the tangle-free cable that makes answering calls and controlling music a snap. If you’re sick of seeing tangled cords all over the place, fear not. A looping plug fits around the flat cable to keep everything in one neat and tidy package.

$40 at Coloud.com 

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Gifts for Teens: NBA 2K16

Gifts for Teens: NBA 2K16

Dunk baskets with the pros in this hugely popular sports video game series where kids hit the courts as their favourite NBA team and players. This new family-friendly version is full of updates and cool features like Signature Skills, which showcases each NBA player’s individual moves. Dance along to the hip soundtrack including hits from Daft Punk and Jay-Z, as selected by NBA star LeBron James. Another plus is that this game is available for a variety of platforms including PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox360 and Xbox One. Best of all, size doesn’t matter on this court which means teens and parents are on equal playing ground. It’s a fun gift for teens.

$79 at Walmart 

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Gifts for Teens: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Gifts for Teens: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

This cute little camera comes in a variety of pastel colours and has the ability to print credit card sized photos.  Teens can write little notes on the white frame, or just leave the area blank for a classic Polaroid look.  Although the camera itself is a basic point and shoot, it still comes with extras including auto flash and auto focus. Even in low light, your teen will be able to get great, instant photos. They can even start snapping candid holiday photos right away with film included in the kit. A fun gift for teens.

$99.99 at Best Buy 

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 Gifts for Teens: Pure Heroine by Lorde

Gifts for Teens: Pure Heroine by Lorde

Pure Heroine is a smart and critically acclaimed album from a rising pop star. Ella Yelich-O’Connor, otherwise known as Lorde, is a 16-year-old New Zealander who sings about themes not found on your typical pop album including critiques of fame, power and luxury. Her hit song “Royals” was the first single from a New Zealander ever to reach number one in the United States. This is a disc full of beautiful vocals, catchy tunes and clever lyrics that your teen will be playing on repeat. It’s a fun gift for teens.

$10 at Amazon.ca 

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Gifts for Teens: Pixi Eye Glow Cube

Gifts for Teens: Pixi Eye Glow Cube

Cool London brand Pixi has created this little jewel box filled with 16 daytime-inspired eyeshadows that come with a slightly metallic finish. Pull out the tray to find two different eye base powders, and two applicators.  Beautiful mix and max shades offer enough variety for endless experimentation, and the compact form allows it to be toted around for on-the-go touch ups.  The box is a perfect introduction to makeup, but it’s also a great gift for teens that are already regularly playing with shadow.

$26 at Target 

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