The Best Tech Gifts For Teens

From Nintendo Switch to Apple Airpods, here's what will get you in their good books.
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All The Gear, No Idea is a weekly series from HuffPost Finds where we feature product recommendations for parents, by parents. Whether you’re shopping for a car seat for the first time or don’t know what tech to buy your teen, we’ve got you covered with shopping guides, reviews and the latest deals.

There’s a bewildering, ever-evolving array of gadgets out there, but whether you’re down with the kids, or more luddite than tech-lover, this list will score you top points with the teen in your life.

Struggling for what gift to buy them? We’ve got you covered.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Moto G7, Motorola, Argos</a>, was &pound;209.99, now &pound;124.99 &nbsp;
Moto G7, Motorola, Argos, was £209.99, now £124.99  

Moto G7, Motorola, Argos, was £209.99, now £124.99

Granted they might want the latest iPhone, but if that’s out of your price range, this 2019 Moto G7 is a very smart phone indeed. It has an HD 6.2 inch screen, super dual lens cameras and it’s even splash proof. It runs with Android software, meaning they’re sure to have everything at their fingertips.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Photoshop 2020, Adobe, Amazon</a>, was &pound;137.07, now &pound;95.99 &nbsp;
Photoshop 2020, Adobe, Amazon, was £137.07, now £95.99  

Photoshop 2020, Adobe, Amazon, was £137.07, now £95.99

Make their memes come true; a great gift for budding artists and internet sensations.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Clocky Alarm Clock, Amazon</a>, &pound;39.99 &nbsp;
Clocky Alarm Clock, Amazon, £39.99  

OK, maybe not the best tech in their eyes, but this incredible alarm clock will literally leap and jump down from a nightstand to wake your Teen Wolf. They’ll never oversleep again.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nintendo Switch, Argos</a>, &pound;279.99 &nbsp;
Nintendo Switch, Argos, £279.99  

This was top of the Christmas list for every teen I asked. It’s a gaming system with multi-player capabilities. It can plug into the TV, but also works as a hand held console, meaning they can play anywhere, anytime.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fire HD 10, </a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Amazon</a>, was &pound;149, now &pound;109.99&nbsp; &nbsp;
Fire HD 10, Amazon, was £149, now £109.99   

Fire HD 10, Amazon, was £149, now £109.99

With a 10 inch HD screen, this model offers unrivalled viewing experience - perfect for the gamers and movie buffs in your life.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Apple Airpods Pro, Argos</a>, &pound;249 &nbsp;
Apple Airpods Pro, Argos, £249  

Another list topper are these wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. Great sound and comfort and a sure-fire hit.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Apple Watch Series 5, John Lewis</a>, &pound;379 &nbsp;
Apple Watch Series 5, John Lewis, £379  

If money’s no object, they’ll be delighted with this Apple Watch series 5 GPS. It’s basically a smartphone with a music player and fitness tracker all in one.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Zendure A2 Power Bank, Amazon</a>, &pound;34.95&nbsp; &nbsp;
Zendure A2 Power Bank, Amazon, £34.95   

Maybe not the sexiest on the list, but probably the most useful. This one looks sophisticated and is portable, light, fast-charging and a good price.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Yobenki Winter Gloves, Amazon</a>, &pound;13.99 &nbsp;
Yobenki Winter Gloves, Amazon, £13.99  

These touchscreen compatible winter gloves will keep your techy teen toasty and in touch.

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tile Mate, Amazon</a>, from &pound;14.99 &nbsp;
Tile Mate, Amazon, from £14.99  

Tile Mate, Amazon, from £14.99

Maybe this one’s more for you, but if you’re tired of your teen always losing things, this blue tooth tracker’s just the ticket. It attaches on to wallet, keys, phone, or whatever needs tracking.

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