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How to Pick Cool Gifts for Teens

The single hardest group of people for me to shop for our teenagers… Luckily, I don’t have too many to buy for – but I totally struggle with figuring out what gifts will be “cool” – you know? But, when you think of stores that are cool, Best Buy is at the top of the list. It’s filled with all of the things that those young peeps think are awesome – video games, new phones, computers and laptops, tablets, and other digi awesomeness. And as a Best Buy Ambassador, I get to see SO many cool products that I never would even know were at Best Buy, but I’ve learned that they are seriously a one-stop-shop for everyone’s favorite gifts. So – If you have a teen in your life that you’re having trouble shopping for – here are some great gift ideas, all available at the coolest store around…

Numark - IDJ Pro DJ Controller for Apple® iPad®

DJ System for iPad

If you’ve got a music lover, this would be amazingly cool – Let them take control over their music, and creatively mix it up with the retro style of the Numark – IDJ Pro DJ Controller for Apple iPad – Black.

Beats by Dr Dre headphones

Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones

These. Are. Rad. There are 2 speakers in each can, so they deliver clear highs and deep booming lows, all in high definition. They’ve got a built-in microphone. And the 3-button remote allows you to easily make and receive hands-free phone calls, skip songs and adjust volume without having to locate your music player or mobile phone. Beats By Dr Dre – Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Black.

Philips - Alarm Clock Radio with Apple® iPod® and iPhone® Dock

Philips – Alarm Clock Radio with Apple iPod and iPhone Dock

Have a teen that has a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? {Is there any other kind? Lol.} Well, this sweet alarm clock is cool enough that at least they’ll pay attention to it – and it might help encourage them to get up a little easier. They can wake up to their favorite music with this alarm clock radio that features a dual alarm feature, so they can set different alarm times to suit their needs. The Apple iPod and iPhone dock allows you to charge your device and play music simultaneously. {iPod/iPhone sold separately.} Philips – Alarm Clock Radio with Apple iPod and iPhone Dock.

GoPro HD Camcorder

The GoPro HERO3 HD Camcorder

I so want one of these!!! This is just the coolest thing – You can mount it anywhere, and it records in amazing HD quality. The built-in Wi-Fi lets you control the camera from a compatible device {like a smartphone or tablet that has the GoPro app} or a Wi-Fi remote. Imagine if your kid mounted one on his bike, to catch all of his sweet stunts. They could mount it to a helmet to capture all of the action when skateboarding, four-wheeling, or motorcycling. How cool for them to be able to watch the footage later, right? Just so cool – GoPro – HERO3 HD Camcorder – Silver.

Canon - SELPHY CP900 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

Canon Wireless Photo Printer

What teenager doesn’t love snapping a million and a half photos of their friends? And the friends of their friends? And themselves in a mirror? Lol. Why not give your pic obsessed teen a way to print all those great pics. It can print a postcard size photo in 47 seconds, and adds a clear protective coating to your photos that resists damage from the elements, so they last a long time. {Even through the wild lives of teens.} Canon – SELPHY CP900 Wireless Compact Photo Printer.

Apple iTunes gift cards for stocking stuffers

Apple iTunes gift cards

These are perfect to send in a card, or to use as super cool stocking stuffers. iTunes gift cards come in several different amounts, and be used to get apps, games, music, TV shows, movies, and all the other cool stuff that teens love.
Apple – $25 iTunes Gift Card

Best Buy Blogging Board Member and Brand Ambassador

As a Best Buy Blogging Board Member and Brand Ambassador I get to check out a lot of the coolest, newest, most must-having-est products. These are a few of my faves for teens – you can also see my pics for all of the women in your life, or for kids. Or visit my Best Buy WOLF board on Pinterest to see what gadgets and gears other real moms find most helpful. Happy Holidays!!

Best Buy can accommodate orders purchased on through store pick-up until 3PM on Christmas Eve- perfect for last-minute shoppers!

Let’s Chat: What are your favorite gifts for teens? Have you ever tried out any of these sweet gadgets listed here? If so – tell me what you think of them!



  1. Thanks for the ideas! :)

  2. Melinda Dartmann says

    Is it me or does it seem like teens are getting more techonologically expensive?

  3. I’d love to see gift ideas for gamers who have it all. My son has a computer and pretty much all of the consoles. I know what games to get him, but he’s really into computer gaming. I guess there is some software that records gameplay. It’s rather expensive. So, what else do I get the kiddo?

  4. Alicia HAyes says

    Electronics are so expensive! Hard to buy stuff like this at christmas..Will break your pocket book really quick

  5. Jennifer Jordan says

    Teens are so hard and expensive to buy for. I usually just give up and give cash or gift card instead.

  6. Thanks for the ideas! Ugh, teenagers can be so expensive. I have such a hard time shopping for my fiance’s 16 year old son.

  7. B.J. Bernal says

    Thank You for all the great gift ideas

  8. Jennifer Boehme says

    My teen nephew is so hard to find gifts for. I have an iTunes gc for him, but feel bad I have no idea what he will like or return!

  9. Janet Jackson says

    great ideas! my teenage step daughter is super picky and hard to shop for! thank you!! :)

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