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What do you buy? Practical Gifts for teenagers

Sometimes getting what you really need as a gift, even when it might be considered slightly boring, can be the perfect present. With this in mind, we have taken some time to research practical gifts for teens that they will love and actually use! Gifts that will make their lives just that little bit easier, no fancy frills, but exactly what they really need.

Electric Toothbrush

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I have just bought this model for one of my daughters, mainly because her dentist recommended she get one, but also because it is on offer on Amazon and also in Boots (slightly more expensive). It’s great and sits in the mid-range for price and functionality which seems sensible. I have discovered that some electric toothbrushes are phenomenally expensive but the cheaper end look too simplistic. This one is ideal.

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Hairdryer

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I am not a hairdryer expert but I think they make great practical gifts for teenagers. It is a bit of an essential ‘luxury’ so most of the teens I know hold back on buying a new hairdryer if their old one is hanging on in there! I have picked this particular one because it came top in the Best Hairdryer for under £30 in the recent article by expertreviews. They tested seven of the best hair dryers that you can buy, and explained the key differences between the models.

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 Umbrella

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What do you buy a British teenager? An umbrella of course! Fulton Birdcage umbrellas are award winning and lovely. They make pretty and practical gifts for teenagers, especially in this country.

They also do a simpler, smaller alternative which is great quality and folds down so is easy to carry around in a bag.

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Multitool

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Leatherman Multi-tools are well known for their excellence and very useful especially for a young person starting out and unlikely to own a toolbox. They come with a 25-year warranty ad contain everything they need to get the job done.

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Sandwich Maker

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What do you buy a teenager? The perfect gift – for Panini, ciabatta, wraps and crumpets, as well as warming pittas, naan bread and croissants. Sandwich makers make ideal practical gifts for teenagers, whether they live at home, off to university or starting up in a new home of their own.

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Phone/device Charger

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This great little charger can be taken with them in their handbag/backpack to ensure they always have their devices charged up and ready for use.

It charges fast and doesn’t weigh much like some other power banks. It looks stylish with colours to match the phone.  

It charges two devices at the same time. One port is the blue fast charge and the other one is slower. There are lights to show how much charge or battery is left.

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ALFALED Sunrise Alarm Clock

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Do you worry about your children having their mobile phones next to their beds so they can use the alarm in the morning? And do your teens find it hard to get up in the morning?

This excellent device scored highly in the Telegraph’s BEST Wake Up Call Alarm Clocks for 2018.  It is an alarm clock which gradually brightens from 1% to 100% in 30 minutes BEFORE the alarm clock goes off to allow a gentle, more natural start to the day! The light also gradually dims and turns off finally when you set the sunset mode.

There are some pretty amazing Sunrise Alarm Clocks around but the price reflects that, so this Alfaled one came up as one of the best wake-up alarm clocks for a reasonable price (£26.99).

The SAD alarm aspect worked well. The alarm clock has 6 natural sounds (water, frogs, birds, sea waves to name a few). FM radio can scan and save up to 40 radio channels automatically. There is a snooze function and the alarm rings every five minutes getting gradually louder to gently bring you out of deep sleep.

Ensure a pleasant start to the day. What do you buy a youngster who finds waking up difficult – a sunrise alarm clock!

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Headphone Spliter

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This cool headphone splitter makes a great practical gift for teenagers and parents alike. It means they can listen to that music or watch that film  with their friends without involving the whole family!  It works with any device with an AUX port, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more. Lots of lovely colours and holds five sets of earphones at a time.

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Smoothie Maker

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This is a great little smoothie maker for teens on the go. It comes in four cool colours and includes an additional 600 ml bottle. It means they can make their drink, remove the drinking bottle and head off to school or the gym! Easy-clean, detachable, dishwasher-safe blades and blending bottle. What do you buy a teenager who is always on the move? Great price and amazing reviews.

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