These are the 6 gifts teens really want this Christmas
The teenagers of America have spoken.
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If you're shopping for a teenager but aren't sure what to get them, why not go straight to the source? A recent survey asked teens what's at the top of their Christmas list this year, from electronics to fashion. Below are their top six picks so you can get the teen in your life something they actually want—and will actually use.
AirPods are on almost everyone's Christmas list this year—including teens. They're our experts' favorite wireless earbuds because they have amazing sound quality, great battery life, and are surprisingly comfortable. And if you're willing to splurge, our resident headphone guru says that the AirPods Pro are hands down the best earbuds that Apple has ever made.
Picking out clothes for someone else—especially a teenager—can be tough. We get it. But there are some popular fashion picks that you can't go wrong with. Like the viral Amazon coat (it's the best coat I have ever owned!) or trendy Outdoor Voices apparel. One of our editors put it to the test and says that the athleisure wear from Outdoor Voices is perfect for the gym and everyday use. She loves the leggings the best because they're supportive, yet breathable and stylish.
- Get the Orolay Thickened Down Jacket from Amazon for $139.99
- Get the TechSweat Leggings from Outdoor Voices for $95
In today's Instagram-obsessed world, it's no surprise that so many teens are asking for the iPhone for Christmas. Not only does the latest iPhone have an upgraded camera, longer battery life, and faster speeds, but it also pairs perfectly with some of the other most wished-for gifts this year like AirPods (or AirPods Pro) and the Apple Watch. A.k.a the teen on your list is about to be the coolest kid in school, all thanks to you.
Sneakers, booties, slippers, oh my! There are so many options when it comes to the perfect shoes for your teen. Some of our favorites this year include the wildly popular Allbirds sneakers (which one of our editors tried and loved) and these super cozy UGG slippers. If you need proof that they're worth buying, both the Allbirds and the UGGs made it onto Amazon's list of the top 100 fashion gifts of 2019.
5. Sports/outdoor gear
No matter what they're interested in, whether it's running, camping, or yoga—there are plenty of awesome gifts you can get the athletic teen in your life. After testing a bunch of sporty products ourselves, we have a few favorites like the incredibly popular Yeti water bottle for the outdoors enthusiast (it's the number one water bottle of the year!) or this top-rated yoga mat that yoga teachers swear by. Another great idea? The Fitbit Versa 2 is one of our editors favorite fitness trackers she's ever used.
- Get the Yeti Rambler from Amazon for $39.99
- Get the Reversible Mat from Lululemon for $68
- Get the Fitbit Versa 2 from Amazon for $200
One of the top tech gifts of 2019, smartwatches are a fashionable and functional present, perfect for any teen. Of all the smartwatches we've tested, we found the Apple Watch Series 4 to be the best. It performs better than any other smartwatch in all categories (it can do everything from answer phone calls, to play music, to navigate through cities via GPS) and is water-resistant and durable, so it can handle all the wear and tear that your teen is sure to put it through.
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