2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Teens

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Teens

Check out some of the hottest gifts for teens this Holiday season!
 Disclosure: Product(s) featured in this Holiday Gift Guide were provided to me free of cost to me for inclusion in the holiday gift guide, however, all thoughts and opinions belong solely to me. Happy shopping! 

It's day three of my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, and we are on a roll. Today, we're jumping right into Holiday gift ideas that will make the teen in your life very happy come Christmas morning.

It's been a while since I've been a teen, and since my kiddo isn't quite there yet age-wise, I had to do a bit of additional research to find out what the teens are into these days. Below, you will find 9 awesome gifts ideas from all price points for both girls and guys.

To view all four gift guides, check out the links below!

For the Moms Holiday Gift Guide
For the Dads Holiday Gift Guide
For the Teens Holiday Gift Guide
For the Kids Holiday Gift Guide

As a bonus, be sure to enter my giveaway below! This week I'll be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to make your Holiday shopping even easier. But until then, happy shopping, and remember to come back tomorrow to see what to get your kiddos ages 5-10 this Holiday season!


LIFX Color Lights

What They Say:

No need for a hub or messy hardware. Just plug in, download and play! You can expand with LIFX at any time and unlock more features. Be surprised by the power. Transform your space with vibrant colors and automation.

What I Think:

If you keep if my Tech section at all, you know I’m a fan of the connected home. It makes life easier, more efficient, and in many cases it saves money and helps keep your loved ones more secure. Even when it comes to teens, everyone can benefit from having a connected home. And sometimes, it’s just plain fun. Which is why this year, the LIFX Wi-Fi enabled multi-colored lights are at the top of my Teens Holiday Guide. They’re colorful, fun and can be used to enhance or set the mood in any room.

Although it’s been a while since I was a teenager, I distinctly remember that I always like to decorate my room to suit my taste. Although I cringe a bit, thinking of all those Will Smith and Backstreet Boys posters I haphazardly hung on my walls, it was a part of my identity. Thought times have changed, when it comes to teens, the rule remains the same, they want own personal space.

The cool thing about the LIFX bulbs is that unlike most other smart bulbs on the market, these are WI-FI enabled, which means you don’t have to pay extra for a hub. Just plug them in, download the app, follow the setup instructions, and enjoy the light show. These bulbs are super easy to set up, and unlike multi-colored smart bulbs, they are bright enough to light up any room. They aren’t just accent lights, they can replace any light fixture and offer a fun and beautiful experience. The LIFX lights are PERFECT for teens who like to dress up their space and love all things tech.

Price: $59.99

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FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 

What I Think:

If you thought the days of non-digital cameras were over, you thought wrong. The FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 proves that some things never go out of style. This adorable little camera captures your best moments and allows you to print them instantly in 62 x 64mm sized photos. It is a wonderful gift for your shutterbug teen that the whole family can benefit from. It’s lightweight enough to accompany your teens on their adventures, and at $69.99, it’s not so expensive that it can’t be replaced if it’s lost or damaged.

Since I am obviously a shutterbug, I had a ton of fun with this camera. I’m old enough to remember life before digital cameras, so it was a fun throwback to “the good ole days.” For teens who have never experienced life without digital cameras, it’s equally exciting. It comes in 5 colors, and even has a selfie mirror for those who love taking selfies.

In addition to those features, here are some other key features that I appreciate:

-- Close up lens attachment
-- High key mode
-- A brightness adjustment mode

This is a wonderful gift for your shutterbug teens. It's not overly expensive, and allows them to make and save memories for a lifetime.


Price: $69.00

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Instax SQ10 

What They Say:

Express your creativity in an instant, with stunning direct prints from the new hybrid instax SQUARE SQ10. This camera lets you capture those 'once in a lifetime' memories and moments beautifully, in a stylish square format. And because it's a hybrid, you get the best of both worlds – the control and composition of a digital camera, with the enjoyment and tangible fun of a real photo print. 


What I Think: 

As a bonus, Fuji Film recently released the Instax SQ10, a digital hybrid that incorporates the instant print feature of the Instax Mini with digital capabilities. The end result is a pretty awesome mashup of old school and new school.

 Unlike the Instax Mini 9, you have access to internal memory for storage. You can also add various filters to your images and edit your images before printing. The Instax SQ10 is a bit more expensive than the Mini 9, but it is well worth it for the amount of features you get with it. The save feature allows you to save images and print at your leisure, so you're no longer obligated to get "whatever you get." Like most digital camera's, it also has settings that allow you to alter your photo before you take the picture, giving you more control over what your pictures look like.

Similarly to the Instax Mini 9, The Instax SQ10 allows you to automatically print your images. We've had this camera for almost a month now, and have had the opportunity to use it on several occasions so far, and it's become quite the conversation starter. This is a great gift for your teen that may be a bit more advanced in the photography department.

Price: $279.99



SodaStream Fizzi


What They Say: 

The Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker turns water into sparkling water in seconds and is designed to capture the essence of SodaStream’s original machines while incorporating a new slimmer design to fit beautifully in any modern day kitchen.


What I Think:

Finally, a teen approved kitchen appliance. And it's healthy. The SodaStream Fizzi  is sleek and modern looking, but that's not the best part. Simply fill a bottle, put it into your machine, select your setting, and sit back and watch your Fizzi create a tall glass of healthy, no calorie carbonated water.

We've had the Fizzi for a little over a month now and use it more often than we initially expected. We are a no soda household, so the Fizzi fits right into our lifestyle. Since we're still a bit new to SodaStream, we visit their drink website from time to time to come up with some recipe ideas. So far we've been pleasantly surprised at how tasty each of the recipes are.

This is a great gift idea for your teens if you're trying to break them of their unhealthy reliance on soda. It allows them to "create" their own healthy drinks and still get their carbonated fix when needed.

Price: $79.99

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Wonderboom Speaker


What They Say:

WONDERBOOM is your go-to accessory for conjuring the magic out of music. Enjoy 360* sound that is bright, beautiful and with balanced bass.

What I Think:

Despite being small enough to fit in your hand, Ultimate Ears speakers pack quite a punch! It’s small enough to travel easily, but not so small that it’s difficult to keep track of. It’s loud enough to fill a small room, but not so loud that it blows out the windows in your house, which makes it a fantastic Christmas present for your teens.

Battery wise, these speakers will last roughly 10 hours. But one of the coolest features is that it is IP67 waterproof, which for the non-techies, means it can last a solid 30 minutes in 3 feet of water. It even floats. I wouldn’t suggest constantly dunking it in the water as the sound is a bit off while it floats, but it’s a nice feature if your teens (or yourself) are accident prone. Basically it ensures that if you drop it in the water, it will survive not only the fall, but will float to the top, making it easier to retrive. The Ultimate Ears Speakers also come with an elastic cord attached to the back, making it easy to hang it from various objects. And it comes in 6 colors to suit your teens tastes.

This is a wonderful gift for Teens who love music and parents who don’t want their entire house vibrating with the latest top 20 hits.

Price: $79.99

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Vivitar Air Defender X Camera Drone with Wi-Fi

What They Say:

The sky is the limit with Vivitar’s DRC-333 Air Defender X Camera Drone. It's camera captures your flight, while ensuring smooth, steady footage. Two integrated LiPo batteries that deliver 5 to 7 minutes of flight time per charge, an easy-to-use radio transmitter with multidirectional controls, and the ability to hover, flip and fly upside down allow for all sorts of fun!


What I Think:

Truthfully, before the Vivitar Drone, I had never experimented with any other drone, so I wouldn’t exactly call myself a subject-matter expert on the topic, but from a personal standpoint, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed flying this drone!

The Vivitar DRC 333 Air Defender comes equipped with an ariel cam that is capable of streaming live video and images to your smartphone. The drone can soaf for up to 200 meter distances. There are also 32 LED lights that make night flying possible.

Here are some of the more technical details:

--Wi-Fi enabled
--14 minute flight times
--200 meter distance
--360 view
--32 micro SD card slot
--Multi-directional maneuverability

This is obviously an awesome gift idea for Teens for several reasons. When drones first came out, they were INCREDIBLY expensive. Over the last few years however, the prices have continued to drop while the functionality and capabilities have vastly improved. The Vivitar Air Defender X Camera Drone is the perfect example of this phenomena. It is currently one of the most affordable drones on the market, and, as highlighted above, comes with some pretty awesome features.

Price: $125.99

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Vanity Planet Spin Brush


What They Say:

The Vanity Planet Spin for Perfect Skin Face & Body Cleansing Brush is a luxurious head-to-toe system that cleanses, exfoliates, and smooths your entire body. It gently buffs away pore-clogging dirt, oil, makeup, and dead skin cells, leaving behind healthy-looking, radiant skin.

What I Think:

I’m sure we can all remember a time during our teenage years in which our skin wasn’t quite as clear. Those were not exactly the best of times. Which is why the Vanity Planet Spin Brush is in this years Holiday Gift Guide.

The Vanity Planet Spin Brush comes with MANY benefits for both teen and adults. It comes with four separate brush heads: 2 facial brushes, a body brush and an exfoliating stone. Each of these brushes can be easily changed depending on your needs.

Unlike other spin bushes, it actually spins. It doesn’t vibrate, or slide back-and-forth, it provides deep skin cleaning that almost feels like a massage. Never before have I actually looked forward to cleaning my face, but the Vanity Planet Spin Brush makes me excited about my daily skin regimen.

This Spin Brush is a wonderful gift idea for both teen girls and boys (yes, boys are concerned about their skincare as well).

Price: $99.99

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STS Blue Jean Jacket

What They Say:

As you know, a fall must-have is the classic jean jacket. You can’t walk into fall without one. It goes with most anything and everything, even jean on jean.

What I Think:

I have ALWAYS been a fan of jean jackets. They’re always in style, and are perfect for both teens and adults. The STS Blue Oversized Boyfriend Fit Jean Jacket is PERFECT for teen girls who loves to dress in layers and consider themselves to be fashionistas.

Pair it with a pair of funky colored tights, or dress it up with a stylish scarf. The Oversized Boyfriend Fit Jean Jacket goes great with everything. And if the size is a bit off, no one will ever know. For the price, it's a great gift for your teen this Christmas!

Price: $59.99

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Need some additional gift ideas? Be sure to check out the For the Moms and For the Dads Gift Guides. While you're here, be sure to enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Come back and join me tomorrow for the final Holiday Gift Guide for the season, For the Kids!

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8 comments :

  1. Ooh Id love the Sodastream Fizz!! I love carbonated water!

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  2. I would love to get the Sodastream Fizz!!

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  3. I think the Instax would be fun for a younger someone showing an interest in photography.

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  4. I like these gift ideas. I am sure teens would be pleased to have any of them.

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  5. I am sure younger people would love these ideas. Sometimes something simple like the denim jacket is best for a picky girl.

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