Regardless of how well you know your son or daughter, buying gifts for that teenager can be as difficult as agreeing with all of their choices. One minute you may feel completely up to date on their newest and latest music interests, clothing styles, favorite gadgets, and places that they like to be dropped off at to go socialize.
But all it takes is one day of getting viciously teased at school in front of their entire class for something that they love, and suddenly their passion becomes something they throw in the garbage. i
Once you have had that proper bonding moment with your teenager, you can surprise them with a special present that speaks to their belief system at the moment. You can even use this gift opportunity as a way to share something that is of meaning and value to you with them that is connected to your own past.
Retro record albums
When kids get far enough into their teens to the point that they start getting bored with the current mainstream music, they often become curious about music from the past, especially if the older music seems to have a little more edge and authenticity than the current selection that they hear every day.
If your teen is peeking into the past towards rock music from the late 1980s and the early 1990s, Guns n Roses on vinyl and a Nirvana record may be your best bet.
Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction album is really more for mature teens that are further up in age, with lyrics that discuss sex, drugs, and liquor. This debut album from Guns N’ Roses has their most recognizable hit song, “Welcome to the Jungle,” and some wild guitar riffs from group member Slash.
Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind has the famous album cover with the baby underwater reaching for the dollar bill on a fishing hook. The deceased lead singer Kurt Cobain has some pretty dark songs, but there is a reason why new generations of teens feel seen and heard by this Seattle grunge rock band decades later.
Ethical Body lotion
When it comes to choosing the right body lotion to purchase as a gift for your teen, there are multiple elements to take into consideration as to whether or not it is worth it. Look at the Beach Grass Body Lotion by Spongellé as an example. This is a bottle of lotion that allows consumers to get their money’s worth immediately because it offers over 100 pumps per container.
You may be thinking that it is nice of them to put a sufficient amount of body lotion in the bottle. But what ingredients are actually inside of it? Beach Grass Body Lotion is created within a shea butter, avocado oil, and vitamin E. it is also made with argan oil that has a multitude of benefits for the skin, such as:
- Decreasing skin oiliness: because of argan oil’s sebum-reducing abilities, it can decrease the oiliness of the skin.
- Relief for itchy, red skin (atopic dermatitis): Vitamin E and the natural inflammatory properties in argan oil can lead to soothing itchy skin.
- Sun damage protection: the antioxidant activity in argan oil protects skin against free radical damage brought about by the sun, prevents burns and hyperpigmentation, and may be of long-term assistance against skin cancer.
- Acne treatment: argan oil has anti-sebum effects of fighting the excess sebum that causes hormonal acne. This could be a relief for teens that face acne issues extensively at that age.
Equip your teen with this body lotion to be able to take responsibility for having a healthy appearance and begin building up a sense of maturity in their daily routines. Now they will have a way to pamper themselves like they spent some time in a day spa.
Teens can use Beach Grass Body Lotion by Spongellé after showering with Spongellé’s Body Wash Infused Buffer. To spice up the healthy benefits of this purchase even further, Beach Grass Body Lotion is also vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and can be applied directly on their skin from their neck to their toes.
Athletic apparel for performance
With a purchase of men’s athletic and casual shorts from a brand such as Olivers, you get to give that special teen a pair of shorts that are durable and are geared towards handling high-performance activities, such as the sports that they may play at school.
Shorts are articles of clothing that can be much more than just stylish. They can be water repellent, stand up to multiple harsh weather conditions, and can have the power of moisture-wicking, which moves sweat to the outer surface of the fabric and also dries rapidly to prevent sweat from saturating the fabric. This is due to Olivers’ use of all-over stretch weave, a material that is 88% nylon and 12% spandex and is capable of managing moisture.
Inflatable snow tubes
If you are concerned that your teen spends way too much time online, gazing endlessly at images and comments made on social media, get them to appreciate the great outdoors this winter by purchasing them an inflatable snow tube. But first, let’s clarify the difference between sledding versus snow tubing.
Sleds can come in the form of transportation, such as when they are pulled by horses, or they can be made to enjoy by cruising down icy hills on a toboggan or those circular saucers. Snow tubing, on the other hand, is a similar premise to a sled, primarily used to glide down winter hills of snow. The key difference is that snow tubes are donut-shaped innertubes with a hole in the middle that is inflated with air with handles to hold while you ride.
With winter already being a season where teens that live in parts of the world with snowfall may stay indoors, for the most part, inflatable snow tubes are a great way for teens to cut loose with friends and feel the innocence of being a little kid again.
Clothes that support causes
If you want to show your teens the importance of supporting and representing companies that are socially responsible and aim to make the world a better place, consider getting them the gift of clothing from The Comfy., an apparel company that has been giving back to the causes that they are most passionate about since 2017.
Donations from The Comfy have commonly been given to those confronting poverty, people without a home, and frontline workers. In fact, a portion of the proceeds of every The Comfy product sold is set aside to help others. At this point, The Comfy has already donated over 55,000 items, truly putting their money where their mouth is and working to help the world around them ‘Feel The Happy,’ like their slogan says.
Sustainability for teens
Mamabee shared a list of viable gifts that are ideal for teenagers to gain a deeper appreciation for sustainably. Getting your high school student a reusable water bottle encourages them to not only consume more water every day but also to use more eco-friendly items instead of drinking from single-use plastic bottles.
You can inform your teen about making earth-conscious choices to benefit the planet by buying them a biodegradable phone case to help eliminate the creation of more waste.
You may want to show them how beauty and health can still be maintained with a paraben-free shampoo bar. Paraben-free cosmetics can be safer to use than typical beauty products that use preservatives to make them last longer.