Whether you’re a Gen Xer shopping for a niece, nephew, or grandchild or a teen scouting out a gift for your bestie, it can be hard to put your finger on just the right thing. But leaning into a particular interest — like travel or technology, for example — is always a good way to go. It not only shows thought — you know exactly what they gravitate towards — but it also ups the chances the gift will be a home run.
And good news: You can target tech without spending hundreds of dollars on the latest and greatest gadgets and electronic devices. Those items are always an option if budget allows, but there are also all kinds of wallet-friendly products to choose from, too — think cute laptop backpacks which make great gifts for teens, mini projectors, and heated slippers, for example.
From headphones and Polaroid cameras to beauty fridges and cool kitchen gadgets, these are the best tech gifts for teens.
Even non-gamers will appreciate the fun and relaxation Nintendo Switch has to offer. The compact game console, which accommodates one or two players, is entirely handheld — easy to tote in a backpack or purse! – but has endless play potential, from racing in Mario Kart to building interactive worlds on Animal Crossing.
Sony Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Massive headphones are back, and this pair by Sony won’t disappoint. The sleek over-ear tech comes in three shades — black, blue, and silver — all with gold detailing. The headphones also have lots of convenience features like dual noise canceling levels, speak-to-chat, touch sensor button controls, and up to 30 hours of battery life.
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Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Premium Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones
Polaroid Lab Everything Box Starter Kit
Because most of our phones are home to thousands upon thousands of images, it’s easy for favorites to get lost in the ether. But this at-home printing set by Polaroid makes it seamless to bring your favorites IRL. Simply place your phone on top of the device and the innovative lens system will convert the digital file into a physical, printed image in only a matter of seconds. There’s also a compatible smartphone app, so you can add flair like stickers and text.
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