Instant hits for insta-girls and boys… The best gifts for teens

Finding the best gifts for teens can be a tricky maze to navigate. They’re indecisive, fickle and hard to please, which makes it all the more challenging to find a present they’ll not only love but actually use. However, with our dedicated gift guide, we are more than confident you’ll get to the end in style.

When we think about Generation Z, one thing we can all agree on is that they love all things to do with social media. So whether you’re shopping for a 15-year-old boy, or a 17-year-old girl , keep in mind that whatever you buy should be Instagram-worthy or able to be tweeted on December 25th. In other words, aesthetically pleasing enough for them to share with their friends and followers (and don’t forget the added bonus of putting you firmly in their good books).

Struggling to get in tune with the Gen-Z way of life? Just think celebrity co-signed trainers, trendy earrings, cute jumpers, Polaroid cameras and anything with a relatable quote plastered across it. Easy right? And with that being said, we’ve rounded up all of the above for you to choose from with a YOU magazine seal of approval.

Whether it’s a cute side bag, cool lightbox or chic phone cases and body glitter (yes, really), here are the best gifts for teens that are both affordable and awesome!

 

 

BODY GLITTER, £5.50, notonthehighstreet.com

CHIARA FERRAGNI PHONE CASE, £47, farfetch.com

NOEL FIELDING AND FRIDA KAHLO PAPER DOLLS, £11.50 each, webuilt-thiscity.com

CONDITIONER, £22, dizziak.com

TRAINERS, £220, Pharrell Williams, adidas.co.uk

ARIANA GRANDE SWEET LIKE CANDY PERFUME, £41, boots.com

SCENTED CANDLE, £50, anyahindmarch.com

MICRO:BOT KIT, £19.99, techwillsaveus.com

CUSHION, £20, urbanoutfitters.com

LIGHT BOX, £60, shop.nationaltheatre.org.uk

POLAROID CAMERA, £157.53, shop.nordstrom.com

BAG, £39.50, johnlewis.com

SILK SCARF, £75, shop.tate.org.uk

WOOL-CASHMERE JUMPER, £295, uk.coach.com

WIRELESS SPEAKER, £700, bang-olufsen.com

EARRINGS, £48, jenniferloiselle.com

SHAMPOO, £6.50, bleachlondon.co.uk

Compiled by Nicole Gray. Additional research: Charlotte Page and Sarah-Rose Harrison. Photographs: Natasha Pszenicki