Fear no more, weary hunters, for a new gift-giving guide is here. Sit back and prepare to be enlightened. The wants of a teenager is about to be revealed just in time for last minute holiday shopping.
For a teen who proves much too difficult to buy for, grab hold of your wallet and go for the good old standby: money. Money and teens go together like peanut butter and jelly. This leaves the struggle of making a purchase to the receiver and is a simple solution to a sticky situation for the giver. Money can be presented in a simple card or it can become a more memorable experience by gift wrapping the money in several boxes and giving the teen a challenge. Price range on this falls any place on the gift-giving scale, as the amount given can be whatever the gifter wants. Another hot item on this year’s Christmas list is the Fujifilm Instax Polaroid Camera. Guaranteed to bring out vintage vibes, this Polaroid brings the fun to any party. Designed in a slim new body, the camera has a new feel to it while resembling the classic 1970s Polaroids. With instant developing of the film, this camera will make memories for years to come. Falling mid range on the guide’s price scale, this camera, including film for 60 pictures, will run the gifter around $100. For a board game lover, Spontuneous will be sure to be a hit. Spontuneous involves players using ‘trigger words’ and their singing ability to advance the token along the treble clef shaped board. When the leading player states one of their trigger words, other players (or singers) in the game must sing part of a song, at least five words long, that contains this trigger word. If done in the allotted time, the singer is granted the ability to advance their token to the next space. Spontuneous, which was named one of Amazon’s big sellers, falls on the low end of the guide’s price range, coming in at $30. For a tech-savvy teen, Amazon Echo 2nd Generation will be a perfect gift. Amazon Echo, with an improved speaker and new look, connects to Alexa and plays music on the user's command. Simply state the singer, genre, or song, and Alexa will begin playing the music utilizing Amazon prime music, Pandora, or Spotify. Alexa also has the ability to make calls, give a weather forecast, check sport teams scores, set alarms, and much more. Coming in six color schemes and designs, Amazon Echo 2nd Generations falls mid range on the scale costing $100. Another idea for a writer or vintage teen is a typewriter. With the satisfying sound each keystroke makes, typewriters are making a comeback among teens. Typewriters add a unique feel to any writing experience and can help writers get past the most difficult case of writer's block. The physical experience can help writers develop an interesting new style. Typewriters come in many shapes and sizes and can be found quite easily. For an all-original teen, antique typewriters can be found at antique stores and yard sales. New models are available online for those interested in trendy options. The price range for this gift falls from the low end to the mid-range on the guide’s price range, coming in anywhere from $20 for an antique one up to $200 for a new one. Don’t let the hunt for the perfect gift get you down this Christmas season. Look to the guide as a reference to help make this hunting season a much easier and smoother process. Happy hunting!