Teenagers can be difficult to deal with not only on curfew-negotiating and driving privileges, but hard to shop for, too. Instead of giving the teen in your life a wad of cash or a predictable gift card, check out this year’s hottest gifts for teens:
1. Hover Board: Hover boards probably will be one of the most-coveted gifts this year for teens and adults alike. The boards are battery-operated, self-balancing scooters that make the everyday commute to school look and feel like a scene from a science-fiction movie. GliTek Glide has three versions of the board, including ones with Bluetooth speakers and longer-lasting batteries. The boards have experienced a few problems, however; the New York City police banned them from the city’s streets and the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has received eight reports over the past three months of hover board-related injuries. The Glitek X Glide hover boards can be purchased here.
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2. Camera: For the selfie-obsessed generation, a retro camera that prints out Instagram-worthy photos immediately is the perfect gift. Lomography's Lomo'Instant Sanremo comes with three lenses and colored gel filters. Buy the retro-chic camera here. For the high-tech teen who wants to print out Instagram photos from the phone, the Zip Mobile printer by Polaroid is the perfect Christmas present. Get the printer here.
3. Makeup: With the explosive popularity of YouTube makeup bloggers, teens will love anything from fun lipstick shades to glittery eyeshadows this holiday season. One of the hottest makeup palettes this Christmas is Urban Decay's Vice4. This palette features jewel-tone eyeshadows in matte and metallic finishes and can be purchased here.
4. Coloring Books: Coloring books aren't just for little kids anymore! Adult coloring books with cool and intricate designs have seen a major spike in popularity. Even better, studies have linked coloring to stress reduction in adults. "Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book" has been especially popular, and can be bought here.
5. Fitbit: For teens who love exercise, technology or anything trendy, a Fitbit tracker is an awesome stocking stuffer. There are a variety of Fitbit trackers, including trackers intended for everyday fitness, active fitness and performance fitness. Fitbit tracks activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. Buy one here.