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Older Teenager
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We have divided the teenage years into two different categories - one for younger teens and one for the older ones.  Although still rebellious, the older teenager has matured greatly over the last few years.  These young adults are either finishing up high school or are in college.  They can vote and drive a car.  They have now been handed great responsibilities and are able to go out into the world on their own.  Gifts should be related to their current status and provide help or support for the year to come.  Gifts of recognition or appreciation are always welcome to this age group.

Gift Ideas for an Older Teenagers:

  • Automobile - the ultimate gift for this age group.  It is during these ages that a teenager becomes a driver.  As such, they may also be deemed responsible enough to own a car.  All teenagers would love a brand new sports car, however, most cannot afford it.  If you are purchasing an automobile, get something that you can afford.  The most important thing is to get a car that is in good shape and is safe.  If the teenager is saving up to buy a car, and you think they are responsible enough to own one, an appropriate gift would be some money toward the car.

  • School Stuff.  Not just pens and pencils.  If the teenager is on their way to an out-of-town university, or decides to live on campus at a local school, there are plenty of things to purchase.  There are essentials like cooking utensils  and a bed, then there are the almost non-essentials like a television or computer.  If the recipient is going off to school the following year, this would make a great birthday gift.  You can also give a gift certificate to one of the stores that supply these items.

  • Books.  Fictional books are okay for enjoyment purposes.  However, purchase books that have some type of meaning.  Get some of the classics, historical non-fiction or even theological and religious books.  Expand the mind of the recipient - it will help them for the future.

  • Magazine Subscriptions:  Get them subscriptions to news-type magazines or even a financial magazine.  This will help to inform them of what is occurring in the world around them.  Also subscriptions to magazines that are related to their particular hobbies or interests would also be a good idea.

  • Travel.  This is the time to allow the teenager to soak up the world around them.  The best way to expose them to the world and its diversity of people, cultures and customs is to have them experience it first hand.  If you can afford to send them to another country, that would be fantastic.  However, do not rule out our own beautiful country which has its own diversity of people and cultures.  This is a good way to say happy birthday, but if the travel occurs the summer before college, it is a good way of combining the two gifts and show them appreciation for the hard work they have done in High School.

  • Hobbies and Interests: The teenager may have an interest in a particular vocation, hobby or sport.  They might even having a particular talent, such as in art or music.  Get a gift that will help to promote their interests.  For instance, get a guitar if they show an interest in music or purchase sporting equipment if they show a leaning towards sports.  For gift ideas particular to a specific hobby, see our Hobbies and Interests department.

  • Jewelry. This is a special gift to be given by a parent to their teenage son or daughter in appreciation of their love - or a gift to be given by one partner in a relationship to the other. 


iPods & MP3 Players as a Gift for a Teenager

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"CD" Shower Companion Stereo AM/FM and CD-MP3

Portable MP3-CD Player

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Cell Phone/Telephone as a Gift for Teenagers

A1 Wireless



Discounted Wireless Cell Phones

Cell Phone Accessories

Cell Phones & Wireless Products

Telephone Mouse Pad

Beamer Phone Video Station

Sharper Image Panasonic 5.8 GHz Cordless Phone with Dual Keypad, Answering Machine and Talking Caller ID

Info Globe Plus Cordless Phone with Scrolling LED Message Center and Digital Caller ID (WI704)

Clothing (and accessories) as a Gift for Teenagers


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Video Games as Gifts for Teenagers

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Ghost Recon 2 (Xbox) icon

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Super Mario Sunshine (GC) icon


Shrek 2 (GC) icon


Need for Speed: Underground (GC) icon

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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA and GBA SP) icon


SpongeBob SquarePants - The Movie (GBA and GBA SP) icon

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Computers & Technology Gifts for Teenagers

Dell Inspiron 700M Notebook Computer

Dell Dimension 4700C Desktop Computer

X4270 All-In-One Printer

DELL UltraSharp 1504FP 15-inch Flat Panel LCD Monitor

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 MVC-FD200 Mavica Digital Camera

GL2 Digital Video Camcorder

Palm Tungsten C Handheld (PDA)

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Car/Automobiles for Teenagers


Gift Baskets & Flowers for Teenagers

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Birthday Card Gift Box Basket

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Bear in Birthday Gift Box

It's Your Day Bouquet - $29.99

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Teen Magazines


Official Xbox Magazine Non Disc Version


Vibe Magazine


Teen Vogue

Elle Girl


Miscelaneous Gifts for Teenagers


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