Christmas Gift Ideas – Tweens and Teens

Christmas Gift Ideas – Tweens and Teens
Christmas Gift Ideas - Tweens and Teens
The thought of having to find presents for my 12 and 13-year-old sons fills me with dread this year. They don’t have a huge list of things they want or need and a lot of the things on their wishlists are very expensive.  So, I have been on the lookout for a few things that would make great presents to wrap up or perfect stocking fillers and as I have a niece that also falls into this age category, I have also been looking out for a few things for girls.

Truffle Shuffle

I have to admit that Truffle Shuffle is top of my list and has been for a few years now.  My eldest son is now 22 but I have picked up a few things for him over the last few years as he loves TV and films and Truffle Shuffle has a huge range of Tshirts and gifts with TV and film themes. Whether your teen or tween is a Marvel fan, a wannabe Harry Potter wizard or a lover of the latest obsession Rick and Morty, there is something for everyone.

Wonder Woman is a huge hit this year with the successful release of the film earlier in the year.  Truffle Shuffle has it covered with a fabulous range of t-shirts and other merchandise.

WONDER WOMAN MERCHANDISE FROM TRUFFLE SHUFFLE

I have to admit that I wouldn’t mind a few of these things myself as they look amazing, especially the t-shirts. But I was on the lookout for stocking fillers and the Retro Wonder Woman Logo Wash Bag with Glitter Print is simply awesome and at £13.99 makes a great gift.  The DC Comics Wonder Woman Costume A5 Notebook is only £4.99 and together they make a striking pair.

DC Comics Wonder Woman Costume A5 Notebook DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN COSTUME A5 NOTEBOOK AND RETRO WONDER WOMAN LOGO WASH BAG WITH GLITTER PRINTI have it on very good authority that Rick and Morty are where it is at when it comes to television.  My eldest son loves it and my teenage son can’t stop playing the game on his phone.  I am going to be honest and say that I have never seen it and have no clue what it is about but if they like it, that works for me.  Again, Truffle Shuffle has it covered.

Rick and Morty Merchandise from Truffle Shuffle

I love the t-shirts from Truffle Shuffle and I have bought the Men’s Charcoal Rick and Morty Spiral Tshirt for my son for his birthday and I also love the Women’s White Rick And Morty Portal Boyfriend T-Shirt With Back Print

TOFFS (The Old Fashioned Football Shirt Co)

If you have a sports fan in the house, there is a pretty strong chance that they will love TOFFS.  With both of my sons (and husband for that matter) being big football and rugby fans, there were plenty of retro shirts to discover for the teams that they follow.

Retro Football and Rugby Shirts from TOFFS

Whether you are looking for shirts from yesteryear from your favourite Premier League team or non-league team there is a huge range to choose from.  International, European and even a few fictional teams, there is something to please every football fan. There are also rugby shirts, scarves and other gifts too.

TOFFS is a British, family run company and their philosophy is to create high-quality garments that are as close to the original as possible.  In their factory in Gateshead, luxury vintage football shirts, polos, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and track tops are made using traditional methods of cutting and sewing to the highest standards. They stock shirts from over 240 football clubs from around the world.

The shirts are fantastic quality and for a true fan, it is like wearing a little bit of their club’s history.  My biggest problem with my youngest son was which one to choose as he supports quite a few different teams.  Swansea is his favourite (unless they are losing) and TOFFS have a range of Swansea shirts and gift ideas.

TOFFS Swansea SelectionIn the end, I opted for the 12th Man Swansea City T-Shirt which I knew he would love and it is perfect.

SWANSEA 12TH MANT-SHIRT - WHITE:BLACK RINGER

Prezzybox

Another of my goto sites for present ideas is Prezzybox.  Selecting a gift is made easy with their drop-down menus giving you lots of different categories to choose from.  You can choose male or female, age, interests, occasion and there is a huge range of personalised gift ideas.  I find this so helpful if I am looking for something and I have absolutely no idea what to get them.

Just a few of the gift ideas for teenage boys from Prezzybox

If you find teenage boys tricky to buy for, there is a category for them and you get a great selection of gift ideas. With lots of gifts around the £10 – £20 mark, there are lots of ideas that I immediately knew the boys would love such as the Bubble Wrap Costume, Instant Air Hockey, Blue Tooth Silicon Shower Speaker and Chocolate Pizza. There is even a Knife-Throwing Kit and Bacon Toothpaste. Yes, you read that correctly.  Bacon toothpaste.

Bacon Flavoured Toothpaste from Prezzybox

If you are looking for gifts ideas for teen girls, there are certainly lots of great Prezzybox gifts to choose from too. Personalised sweet trees (one of my favourites), jewellery, slippers, bath lights, mugs, beauty products, selfie lights and more.  There is such a lovely range to suit every taste.

Gift Ideas for Teen Girls from Prezzybox.comI absolutely love this Strawberries & Cream Pamper Pack which gives you everything you need for a lovely pampering session. The set includes aFace Mask, Bath Tea Bag, Bath Bomb and Candle which are all made from natural ingredients all for £12.99.

31st State

Having a teen boy in the house means that I am always on the lookout for hair, skin and body care products for him as he had become very aware of his hair and skin and uses a lot of products.  31st State products are for men and are inspired by the deserts, beaches and forests of California. The active ingredients in the products are inspired by nature but they all serve a purpose they balance, fight bacteria or soothe your skin. So they contain all calm natural ingredients and not harsh aggravating chemicals which is also reassuring when you are buying for teens. The founder of 31st State created the range as she had two teenage sons of her own and felt that there was a lack of products really designed to deal with the hair and body hang-ups that teen boys have.

31st State Hair Skin and Body Products

My teenage son has been trying out several 31st State products and he has been really impressed. The products include;

2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash: Created to help you feel clean and fresh all day long. Silver helps to fight spots and bacteria, working as an anti-inflammatory and acting as a natural disinfectant whilst Zinc works to control body odour and soothes the skin. RRP £8.99

Roll on Deodorant: Formulated with odour-fighting Zinc and antibacterial Silver to combat microbes that can cause body odour. RRP £5.99

Foaming Face Wash: Designed to thoroughly cleanse the skin of dirt, oil and bacteria, helping to prevent blemishes and spots. Tea Tree releases into the skin slowly over a 12-hour period, reducing the likelihood of irritation and redness whilst antibacterial Manuka works to target spots by helping to get rid of oil. RRP £12.99

Overnight Clearing Pads: Designed to combat congested skin, helping to tackle existing spots and prevent future breakouts. Lactic Acid, Manuka and Tea Tree work to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and remove surface dirt and oil. RRP £15.99

Spot Control Gel: Combining antibacterial Manuka with Tea Tree to help calm redness and irritation. The gel also contains witch hazel, renowned for its use in acne products because of its antiseptic, anti-irritant, antibacterial and potent anti-inflammatory properties. RRP £12.99

Easy Hold Styling Gel: Fuelled by Tamanu and Shea to give a natural hold and definition without stickiness, keeping you looking your best. Tamanu Oil helps the hair shine and gives natural UV protection. RRP £6.99

Style and Shape Putty: Created to give texture, definition and subtle hold, with a clean matt finish. To ensure hair is protected naturally from UV rays, Tamanu Oil is combined with hydrating Shea Butter to keep hair looking thick and shiny all day long. RRP £8.99

The range is perfect for him and he has used them all, the Style and Shape Putty being his favourite as he likes to keep his hair in good shape.  He also liked the Overnight Clearing Pads as, like many teen boys, he has started to suffer from spots over the last year or so.  His skin is looking a lot clearer and I am happy that he is using products which don’t contain any nasties.

31st State Grooming Products for Teens

I would certainly buy these products again for him and they would also make great stocking fillers.  Find out more about the range and buy products here.

Find Me A Gift

Find Me A Gift does exactly what it says and they have a huge range of gifts ideas.  “Because giving feels good”, they specialise in fun, novel, sweet, cute and jaw-droppingly cool gift ideas which don’t disappoint.

Retro TV Games Controller from Find Me A Gift

The Retro Games Controller is an amazing little gadget for only £11.99.  Plug it into the TV and the mini controller is a replica of the 80s controllers with mini joysticks and an unbelievable 200 retro games to play. It includes shooting games, puzzles, arcade games and puzzles, this little controller is really easy to set up and use and is fun for the whole family.

I Believe In Unicorns Make Up Bag from Find Me A Gift

I absolutely adore this I Believe In Unicorns makeup bag from Find Me A Gift.  It is so adorable from the design on the outside the cute zip details and the pretty lining inside.

Inside the I Believe In Unicorns Make Up Bag from Find Me A GiftThis is a gift that you would buy because you love it and then want to keep it all to yourself as it is just too pretty to give away.

Mainline Menswear

I introduced my sons to Mainline Menswear a couple of years ago and it is one of their favourite sites.  The teen, in particular, has become very fashion conscious and that means that he now has a few brands that he likes and will happily wear.  The beauty of Mainline Menswear is that they have clothing and accessories from a range of well-known and designer brands all in one place. Adidas, Nike, Superdry, Vans, Levis to name just a few.

 

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Clothes for Teens from Mainline Menswear
With both the Teen and Tween, Adidas features a lot in their choice of clothes and trainers and if I want to choose something that I know they will like, I often go with Adidas to be on the safe side.  I also know from experience that Adidas washes and wears really well.  Luckily, Mainline Menswear has a good range of Adidas Originals clothing and footwear.
Mainline Menswear has a huge range of Adidas Originals clothing and accessories

It seems that there can never be enough hoodies in a teenagers life and both boys love their hoodies, so that is always top of my Christmas list for them.  I love this Adidas Originals ID Stadium Zip Hoodie in Grey (£60) perfect for every day, going out and the colour goes with everything.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS ID STADIUM ZIP HOODIE GREY from Mainline Menswear

Sheaffer

Is your teen or tween a Star Wars fan? If they are, the will absolutely LOVE the new Sheaffer Star Wars Stationery range.  I’m not the biggest fan of Star Wars but I absolutely love it with pencil cases, notebooks and the most ingenious pens, it is a collection that Star Wars fans will love.

Sheaffer Star Wars Stationery

You can choose from R2-D2, Yoda or Darth Vader and for each of the three characters, there is a matching pencil case (£10), journal  (£15) or roller-ball pen (£16).  The design on each is really striking and really different to any other Star Wars products I have seen before and the pens are really cool with characteristics and colours of the character they belong to.

Star Wars Stationery from Sheaffer

The Sheaffer Star Wars range is available from John Lewis.

The Bluebeards Revenge

The Bluebeards Revenge has a fantastic range of male grooming products, many of which are perfect for the men and the men to be in your life. There are lots of products in the range that would be suitable for teens and tweens such as the hair products, deodorants, soaps and body washes.  The boys loved the packaging and the hair products in particular.  The teen is very particular about hair products as he has fine hair that he is constantly trying to manipulate into a sticking up style.  He raved about the Matt Paste (£9.99 for 100ml), saying that it was great and did the job perfectly.

The Bluebeards Revenge Male Grooming Products

Trine

If you are searching for a stocking filler for teens that is good for the planet, the people and for the wallet, maybe TRINE is the answer.

With TRINE you can give your children an investment in a solar panel project from TRINE and help them on their way to building their very own ethical investment portfolio, and have the opportunity of a return on investment of 6%.  At the same time saving the planet and supporting local businesses and families in rural areas that often don’t have access to clean energy. Clean and reliable energy changes lives – it means better health, more time to work and study whilst saving money.

TRINE

You can select a project you want to gift, and before investing you can see how many people it will help, how much CO2 this project will reduce, and also what the expected annual return in the project will bring. Prices start from £25 and you can buy an online voucher and find out more on the TRINE website.

Christmas Gift Ideas - Tweens and TeensIf you are looking for gift ideas for mums and dads, check out my other gift guide here.

Most of the items featured were sent for the purpose of this post.  All opinions are my own. 

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2 Comments

  1. October 30, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Another fabulous selection! I’ll come back and check this one in a few weeks. I definitely like the sound of Toffs and Mainline Menswear. My younger son has got an almost identical hoodie to the grey one, except his is Nike rather than Adidas!

  2. October 31, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Love this post as whilst my daughter is really easy to buy for, the teen boy is a little harder. Never heard of Truffle Shuffle but looks like they have some great products. And of course I love all the Swansea merchandise, well I have to say that having a husband who lives and breathes his favourite team x

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