Christmas can get a little confusing when you have so many different people to shop for. By knowing what kids and teenagers like, you might have an easier time shopping for Christmas gifts. Trying to get an exact read on what somebody wants for Christmas, unless they outright tell you, can be hard.
Here are tons of ideas to get you thinking! The Christmas Gifts for Kids and Teens 2021
Gifts for Kids
As an adult, it can be hard to keep up with what the kids are interested in these days. Interests shift so quickly and it’s hard to keep track of everything going on, especially now that trends get swept away so fast.
Fortunately, most younger kids aren’t so keen on the short-lived trends on the Internet and are instead more interested in seemingly random topics, usually whatever catches their interest for a certain amount of time.
One thing that can be a great gift for young kids is STEM related toys and activities. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, and by getting a child interested in something scientific at a young age, you can foster something that could turn into a career interest for them.
There are tons of activity kits for STEM related subjects, and for all different kinds of age groups as well. Some teach chemistry by growing your own crystals, while others help your kid identify bugs in their backyard.
Of course, not every child wants to play with some science and technology-themed toys. Other good options are out there for any of your kid’s favourite interests, one of the most common for young girls being things like dollhouses.
As much of an old classic as it may be, young girls still like dressing up dolls and arranging them in a little playhouse. If you used to play with dolls when you were young, you’d be blown away now at how many new features there are in these doll kits.
Another old classic that’s come back in recent years is virtual pets. These were a huge fad back in the late 90s and early 2000s, but they’ve come back strong for kids who want to care for a little virtual creature.
Fidget toys have become a bit more popular again recently, as well. Though they were a fad as recently as the late 2010s, with things like fidget spinners, they’re back with little bubble popper types of toys.
Kids enjoy these for the physical and auditory sensation you get from messing around with them. It helps keep them occupied when they’re bored, and they’re usually small enough that they can be carried around with no hassle.
Arts and crafts are also always a hit with more creative children. Moldable sands and clays are very popular right now, and many boys and girls are creating little decorations for their rooms with them.
Another artsy gift you’ll find for a surprisingly good price is little LCD drawing tablets for little ones. Instead of having to spend money on tons of drawing and art supplies, young kids can get one inexpensive tablet and draw on it over and over again, with no mess.
Gifts for Teens
Shopping for teens is even harder than shopping for young kids. With teens, it’s almost always about the trends and keeping up with what’s most current. In that regard, many gifts for teens are expensive, but they don’t all have to be.
First, there are the obvious gifts that teens want. For example, the latest smartphone. Teens and adults alike are spending an enormous amount of time on their smartphones, so if theirs is a few years out of date, a new one would be a great change.
There’s also the matter of a new laptop. Laptops can get outdated pretty quickly, unfortunately. Seeing as laptops are used very frequently for work, school, and college, getting your teen a top of the line laptop would be a sound investment.
When you’re shopping for a laptop, one thing you should look for is one with an SSD. This is a type of storage device, and it allows the computer to boot very quickly, so it’s less likely to get bogged down and slow them down.
These gifts are pretty expensive, though, but fortunately, there are cheaper options that can still appeal very well to teenagers everywhere. For example, new decorations for their room.
Younger and older teenagers both like getting new decorations because they like to feel older by updating the look of their room. A great and easy way to do that is with an LED light strip around their room.
These adhesive light strips are pretty inexpensive, but they work well and are remotely controlled. They allow your teen to choose between whatever different colours they want to use, so they can adjust the lights to fit their mood.
As you probably know, many teens prefer to be isolated in their room a good bit of the time. A mini-fridge would be a great gift for them so that they can keep some snacks and beverages cool without having to take up space in the kitchen and without having to go out and get them.
Some teens have taken a liking to ceiling or wall projectors. Not the type of projectors that come out of the ceiling, but the ones that project patterns like stars up onto it from below. These give off great patterns and can really change the look of a room.
Many different kinds of wall art are popular with teens right now. In some cases, it’s collages of photographs to give a room a certain kind of aesthetic, and in others it’s based on interesting designs.
Tapestries are another popular form of wall art. They’re available in tons of different designs, and are essentially like cloth posters that get tacked up onto the wall. They tend to cover large areas and show off neat patterns.
What ideas would you add to the Christmas Gifts for Kids and Teens?