Do you have a 15 year old with a birthday approaching but you have no clue what to get him/her? The one really effective way of buying your teen the right gift is to observe his/her interests, since many teens differ in style and taste, for example if you know your teen loves photography maybe you can purchase her a popular camera, or if your son really loves the electric keyboard, maybe you could purchase him one. If you can not figure out what your teen would like, below are some of the most popular gifts to get a 16 year old teen.
Piercing- Many teenaged girls love a piercing, the most popular girl piercing are tongue and belly button. Most piercings can sting but are usually quick and fairly easy to maintain. All piercings require a needle to go through the skin followed by a piece of jewelry. If you feel as though your teen can safely maintain a piercing and she has been asking for one then maybe you can consider getting one, they are not permanent and if the jewelry is taken out, the hole may or may not close up, even if the hole does not close up, it is very discreet. Tongue piercings are the most controversial in regards to health and can take 4-6 weeks to heal and are the most difficult to take care of, this is because it can easily become infected since it can come in to contact with many things. So it is very important for your teen to be very attentive in regards to maintenance. A good piercing place will inform you on the proper ways to care for the tongue piercing. Belly button piercings are also popular. You will most likely have to accompany your teen to the piercing shop, you may have to manually sign a consent form or to verbally give permission. If and when you do decide to take your teen to get a piercing, observe the place and the examinng room, to make sure it is clean and examine all the instruments to make sure they are clean.
Best Buy Card- This is one of the ideal gifts for teenaged boys. Best Buy has the latest in technology from music and keyboards, to entertainment centers, to lab tops, and video games. Young boys will love the best buy gift card. Try to at least put a $100 or more on the card so that he can purchase at least two things. Since Best Buy sells a lot of popular electronics the prices tend to run a little high. If you are tight on money ask friends and family to put $5-10 each on the card. If your teenaged girl is in to a lot of electronics this card will work for her to.
Victoria’s Secret or Frederick’s Of Hollywood gift card- This is a great present for the girly girls who love pretty under garments. Purchase a $50-$100 gift card from one of these stores. Victoria’s Secret features a lot of lacy type, mature under garments whereas Frederick’s Of Hollywood is a little more versatile; some of the underwear feature cute little phrases; they also have very mature bras and underwear.
Cell Phone- Not all teens love cell phones but many of them seem to have them. Teens love cell phones for style and networking, but they are also beneficial to the parent because it gives the parent accessibility to the teen when he/she is out. The cell phone seems to evolve every month, one month the hottest cell phone is the walkie talkie Nextel, the next it is the camera phone, the next month the hottest feature on the phone is the easy touch. To really satisfy your teen with a cell phone you really have to know what is popular and what is not, you would not want to get your teen the old Nextel when the T-Mobile Blackberry Pearl is in style. Do not be afraid to ask your teen about what is popular and not so popular in cell phones. Instead of going to pick out the phone yourself have your teen come with you. There are many different types of cell phone plans like ;the unlimited minutes with a monthly payment, paying for the minutes and the monthly service, free weekends and nights. A credit check is usually done before purchasing a cell phone. Best selling cell phones include; Apple iphone,AT&T Fire Red RAZR, the T-mobile Blackberry Pearl, LG chocolate and the Verizon Silver Razr.
Game System- Many young teen boys love videogames, some of them love videogames so much that groups of them sit around at each other’s house to play the multiple player game Manhunt. Just like cell phones, the game systems seem to evolve, but the good thing is that no matter how old the system may be the boys will be glad to get them. Game systems run very high, so be prepared to pay a pretty penny for some the game system and the videogames. I know a mother who waits until the process on the game systems are marked down before buying it for her son, this is a solution if your money is very tight. Some best selling game systems include; Xbox 360, and the Nintendo DS Lite Handheld game system, and Nintendo Wii.
Gift Certificate to Game Stop; Game Stop is a store that sells everything videogame related from videogames, to system pieces, and cleaners. If your teen enjoys video games this is a great place for him to shop, the gift certificate does not have to be to this store, another game store is EB games. You’ll want to get the certificate that is travel convenient.
Gift ‘certificate to favorite clothing store- Look at the shopping bags your teen brings home, or the brands of clothing your teen wears, and then purchase a card to that store that sells those brands. Don’t purchase the clothing yourself you may offend your teen daughter if you a buy a size too big, and your son may become irritated that the jeans are too tight, or too short so let them do their own shopping. Try to put at least $100 or more on the card.
Car- Around this age children are interested in driving cars.
Simons gift card- If none of the gifts above seem to match your teen’s styles then purchase a Simon mall gift card. This card is a Visa prepaid debit gift card. Once the money is loaded on the card, your teen will be able to use it in stores, online, over the phone or at any place that accepts the Visa debit card. Given the vastness of the mall, your teen will be sure to find something he/she likes. The gift card can be bought in amounts as low as $25 and as high as $500. Despite its Visa logo, the Simon gift card is just a gift card and not a credit card.
Money- money never goes out of style.