Shopping for teenagers nowadays can be pretty challenging! With the advent of technology teenagers, today are not the same as we were in the good ol’ days however tech is pretty much always something that will score you some major points.
In this article, I will be sharing the best tech gifts you can give a teenager. These tech gift recommendations work for both teen guys and girls and are simply a great gift for anyone in general and to be completely honest with you I would love to get these as gifts myself!
If you’re in a hurry here’s all my Tech Gift Recommendations:
|Tech Gift||Short Description||Link to Buy|
|Polaroid POP Instant Digital Camera||Photography Gadget||BUY NOW|
|Cinemood Portable movie Projector||Cool Gadget for Smartphone||BUY NOW|
|Hearing Things Game||Charades Board Game||BUY NOW|
|When in Rome||Alexa Trivial Game||BUY NOW|
|Selfie Light Ring||Cool Gadget for Smartphone||BUY NOW|
|BOSEbuild Speakers||DIY Speakers||BUY NOW|
|BOSEbuild Headphones||DIY headphones||BUY NOW|
|Air Hogs Supernova||Teen Friendly Drone||BUY NOW|
|Soundmoovz||Wearable music Gadget||BUY NOW|
|Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer||Cool Gadget for Smartphone||BUY NOW|
|Fitbit Versa||Smartwatch||BUY NOW|
|GameBoy Phone Cover||Retro gaming /Gadget for smartphone||BUY NOW|
|PlayStation VR by Sony||Good Gaming tech||BUY NOW|
|HP Sprocket portable photo printer||Portable Printer||BUY NOW|
|Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Bluetooth speaker||Good for Potterheads / Music||BUY NOW|
|Beanie with Bluetooth Speakers||Wearable Gadget/Music||BUY NOW|
|Limited edition HAY + Sonos One speakers||Aesthetic Speakers||BUY NOW|
|(The New) MacBook Air||Most affordable Macbook||BUY NOW|
Best Tech Gifts For Teens 2019
Polaroid POP Instant Digital Camera
We live in an instantaneous world and there’s nothing better than a Polaroid camera that prints out photos seconds after you take it.
Teenagers love photos and a Polaroid camera is a very unique take on photos that. This is a gift most teenagers will definitely love.
Cinemood Portable Movie Projector
Most teens nowadays have a smartphone so it’s a pretty good idea to get them a gift that works with their phone. Do not be fooled by the small size (3 inches) as it can project up to a 12-foot digital image over wall perfect for slumber party movie nights.
You can even access your favorite streaming services like YouTube, Netflix etc. which is going to be a feature that will keep teenagers coming back for more
Hearing Things Game
Remember charades? This is a modern take on that wherein teens use a set of noise canceling headphones and guess what their friends are saying from a selection of game cards. An exciting tech game for teens and also one of that can be played in the family.
When in Rome
If you’ve got Alexa this game will be a perfect addition to that. It is a typical trivia game wherein Alexa becomes the game host and asks players a variety of questions about different parts of the world. The game is quite entertaining as Alexa talks in different accents and voices and on the whole, is a fun experience for teens and family on the whole.
Selfie Light Ring
Another tech gift that can be paired up with your teen’s smartphone. I particularly like this gift as most people (especially teens) love selfies so a selfie light ring is a perfect gift for that perfect selfie.
The light is customizable to a great extent with three brightness setting with a built-in rechargeable battery.
Mind you this is no ordinary speaker but rather a DIY speaker. This kit includes you everything your teens will need to create their own Bluetooth speaker that they can customize to fit their own style.
Apart from the other gifts, this speaker is quite educational as your kid will be learning a lot about components like coil magnets, paper play and simply how to be hands-on making it a great tech gift for a teenager.
Another DIY gift from Bose but in this case for headphones. Teenagers love music and thus headphones are always a safe gift they’re guaranteed to love but what’s even better is building your own!
With the BOSEbuild headphones, you will learn about electronics and the parts that make a headphone work whilst following a manual on the app.
The headphones look great and feature colored lights that can be customized to a great extent.
Air Hogs Supernova
In my opinion drone’s are the ultimate gift but most teenagers are too young for it. However, the Air hogs supernova is one that’s perfect for teens boys and girls as it can be easily controlled by hand using simple motion and light sensors.
The drone can perform 30 moves with more tricks that need to be mastered. This gift is definitely going to keep any teenager entertained for long.
This is a very good gift for teenagers that love music. SoundMoovz Is a wearable tech that makes sounds on movement. You have the option of choosing from multiple styles of music i.e pop, techno, ballet, and even robot sounds.
The bands are quite responsive to movement and can be paired with friends to create a full band! Overall a very cool tech gift for teenagers they love music.
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
This tech gift is similar to the Polaroid Pop camera mentioned before. The Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer syncs up to a mobile phone via Bluetooth and lets you print photos instantly.
The photos are 2×3 waterproof and tear proof so you can rest assured they will last a long time. Moreover, the printer works with zinc paper so there’s no ink involved. Lastly, it weighs only 6.6 ounces so you can take it wherever you want.
Virtual reality is the cool kid in town and is by far the coolest gift you can gift any teenager. With the Fitbit Versa, you can jump into another reality that allows you to play VR compatible games or simply get immersed in a scenic area.
It is compatible with Android and iOS phones and is something most teenagers will absolutely love
GameBoy Phone Cover
Retro gaming is still very much alive in fact it’s a growing trend among teenagers and now it’s possible to play these games on your smartphone cover!
The Gameboy Phone cover actually works as a real Gameboy with over 99 games to choose from. On the whole, this is a great tech gift for a teenager and even an adult.
PlayStation VR by Sony
A PlayStation is now a standard in most homes with teenagers especially among boys so it makes sense to gift them something they can use with their PlayStation.
There are tons of VR options out there the cheap ones aren’t really good and the expensive ones aren’t practical but the Sony’s VR headset is among the best in the market and for an affordable price. If your teens are into gaming and have a PlayStation this is a gift they are guaranteed to love and actually use for a while!
HP Sprocket portable photo printer
The HP Sprocket is a tiny portable printer that can literally fit in your pocket! It is used to print high-quality photos on sticker paper via Bluetooth and your teen can carry it along wherever they want and print their favorite pictures almost instantly!
If your teen is into photography this is a gift that will score you some major points!
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Bluetooth speaker
Harry Potter is one of the most popular series especially among teenagers so it’s a really good idea to get them a harry potter themed gift and especially a speaker because music is something most teens enjoy.
It’ll be a good idea to ask them if they actually like harry potter before getting them this for obvious reasons.
Beanie with Bluetooth Speakers
This beanie isn’t just a random gimmick it’s actually perfect for cold regions. The beanie has Bluetooth headphones built right into it so your teen can go in out of cold wearing a beanie and at the same time listening to podcasts or music.
Limited edition HAY + Sonos One speakers
Sonos speakers are quickly gaining popularity because of their elegant and portable design. This limited edition series is a recent collaboration with Danish designers and is perfect for those teens who want a little more color than the standard black or white speakers.
(The New) MacBook Air
Now I usually don’t recommend Macbooks because of their high price tag but the new MacBook Air at $1199 is the cheapest Macbook by Apple and has decent specs.
Moreover, most teenagers nowadays need a laptop for their school or personal activities so it’s a good idea to get them a Mac especially when it’s available for a price like this.
Thank you for reading this article do let me know what your gift you finally decided to get in the comments below!