We’ve rounded up gifts that even the hardest to please teenager will love
Raising teens is no small feat. From the attitudes and mood swings to the growing independence, teens should definitely come with an instruction manual. Despite being teenagers once ourselves, it can be overwhelming to connect with them and figure out exactly what they’re into these days, especially when teens today have more access to products than ever before.
On this week’s episode of The Suga, Tika and Thai sit down with actress Tichina Arnold to talk about raising teenagers – the good, the bad and everything in between. No matter what, the ladies agree that loving their minis is the greatest joy in their lives. So how do you celebrate life’s greatest gift? By buying them a gift of course. Now gifting teenagers can be tricky and figuring out what’s cool can be a daunting task. Thankfully, whether it’s for birthdays, graduations or just because, we’re here to help you find gift ideas for every type of teen in your life. From gifts for gamers and snackers to books for future stars, these items are sure to impress even the most hard to please teen. You’ll be the coolest SugaAuntie on the block!
Sonic The Hedgehog Device Holder
As the years go by many things change, but just as many stay the same – like a teen’s love for video games. Whether your teen is team Nintendo, X-Box or Playstation, one thing is for certain, they are probably serious about gaming. That’s why the gamer in your life will get a kick out of this Sonic the Hedgehog Device Holder. The iconic hedgehog lends a helping hand by holding their game controllers or cell phones. It even comes with a 6 ft micro USB cable to make sure your teen stays powered up.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Can’t figure out what the kids are into these days? Well one thing they are always into is music, so any gift that allows them to listen to it on the go and share their tunes with friends, is bound to be a surefire hit. The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect gift for teen audiophiles on the go. It’s compatible with any Bluetooth device, offers 10-hours of battery life, packs serious 360-degree sound into a small package, and it floats in water. You’ll be the coolest SugaMama every if you show up with this as a gift.
Fjallraven Classic Kånken Backpack
A backpack is the ultimate bag for teens carrying around everyday essentials, gear for a sleepover, or in need of a secondary carry-on for the family getaways. The Fjallraven Kanken Backpack is highly sought after by all the cool kids and features tons of pockets, adjustable straps, lightweight Vinylon F fabric and even a PE foam seat cushion stored in the interior back pocket, in case they need to take a seat while on the move.
Cooluli Mini Fridge
No matter whether your teen is a budding beauty boss or a champion snacker, having their own mini fridge is a dream come true. So what the fridge in the kitchen is full to the brim with all their favorite goodies, the walk there is simply too long and arduous for a busy teenager to endure. And who wants to story their priceless Fenty skincare in the fridge next to the ketchup? Definitely not your teen! The Cooluli mini fridge is small enough to fit right on their desks or nightstand and stays cool enough to protect their favorite soft drink or their face mask. In short, it’s the best gift ever, you might want one for yourself.
“Influencer” by Brittany Hennessy
Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. Since your teen is probably spending their days scrolling through Instagram and TikTok feeds anyway, why not give them something to help them better utilize their social media time – and maybe even start a successful career? Author Brittany Hennessy has seen the role of influencers evolve and expand into something that few could have imagined when social media first emerged. In her book Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media, she can teach your teen to do things like build an engaging audience, pitch brands and monetize their online influence.
And speaking of teens, this week on The Suga we talked all about what it’s like raising a teenager with actress and comedian, Tichina Arnold! Anyone else dealing with a threenager?