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The teenage years are the beginnings of the age of rebellion.  A young teenage does not want to be told what to do. They tell you that they know everything about everything.  Many teenagers are coping with many changes in their lives, from going through puberty, the start of dating, intermediate and high school, and a host of other issues going on in their lives.  At the same time, their parents or guardians are lowering their protective shield (not fully) even more than in the past to allow them to cope with these changes.  Therefore gifts for a young teenager should provide some reassurance that everything will be okay, and give some tools for them to cope with their issues.  Sometimes they just want to be recognized for doing a good job and a gift, even a small one, that shows appreciation will go a long way.  There are rituals and customs for many of the children obtaining some of these ages.  For instance, at 13, a Jewish boy becomes a "man" at his Bar Mitzvah and many girls throughout the United States have a "Coming Out" party at 16, otherwise known as a Sweet Sixteen.

All of the suggestions below are for the "average" teenager.  Some are more mature than others, and you should base your gift choices on that particular person.

Gift Ideas for a Young Teenager:

  • Books on all subjects & genres - books are a good way to strengthen their minds and prepare them for the future

  • Clothing - Here you have to be careful.  With their independence and rebellion, the young teenager might want to get clothing that is not your taste so I would not give gift certificates.  Purchase items that are "in" with their peer groups, since peer pressure is a big influence on this age group.  If you are close enough to the recipient, go with the teenager to the clothing store and help pick out the items.  This way they will get the styles that they want and you can be there to talk them out of anything that might be too extreme for their age group.

  • Money might not be a good idea for these birthdays, unless it is a small amount.  It would be better to provide something like a treasury bond or stock certificates or something of investment value.  Although most may not appreciate this at the time, these items will be of value in a few years, when they do mature.

  • Hobbies and Interests: The teenager may have an interest in a particular 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.

  • Toys & Games: There are a few games out there (besides video and computer games) that this age group would enjoy - but make sure the games are "cool" enough for them.  Also try to get things that would stimulate their minds.



iPods & MP3 Players as a Gift for a Teenager

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APPLE M9436LL/A iPod Mini icon


TURTLE BEACH Noise Cancelling Ear Buds Earphone NC-760 icon


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APPLE M9724LL/A 512MB iPod Shuffle icon


SANDISK MP3 Player SDMX1256A10 (Under $70) icon

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

Portable MP3-CD Player

New Accessory! iMmini inMotion for iPod mini

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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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Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) icon


Final Fantasy XI Chains of Promathia (PS2) icon


NBA Street V3 (PS2) icon

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Xbox Console icon


Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Xbox) icon


Halo 2: Limited Collector's Edition (Xbox) icon


Ghost Recon 2 (Xbox) icon

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Jet Black GameCube Console with One Controller icon


Super Mario Sunshine (GC) icon


Shrek 2 (GC) icon


Need for Speed: Underground (GC) icon

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Game Boy Advance SP icon


Secret Agent Barbie (GBA) icon


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

Birthday Celebration Gift Basket

Birthday Card Gift Box Basket

Birthday Flower Cake - $39.99


Send a Personalized Birthday Card

Lotsa Love for a Happy Birthday Under $50

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


Schwinn 26" Women's Ranger Bike


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Spider-Man Coins - Exclusively at the Morgan Mint

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