Raise your hand if you find yourself staring at the final shopping weekend before Christmas and you’re scrambling for last minute gifts for teens! No matter how many times you ask, it can be so hard to get your teens to give you ideas for gifts that you can both agree on. One category I’ve found to be a home run year after is without a doubt technology.
Thanks to a recent upgrade offer from AT&T that enabled both our boys to get an IPhone 4 for less than $1 (plus a $40 fee…so okay $41), my teens are using their phones like never before. Not just socially, but for school work, accessing key apps as directed by their teachers, and thanks to its great quality, a new found interest in photography and video. All this means that while I might not be able to get them to tell me what they want, I can likely find something that will do the trick and deliver a smile too. Because Moms of teens need to stick together, I reached out to the tech smart and oh so snappy team at AT&T for a handful of ideas to share with you here. Check out the following fabulous last minute gift ideas for the hard to buy for teens in your busy world.
Stocking Stuffers for $50 or less
Moga Gaming Controller– Shown above, Moga universally works with all Android phones. Turns your teen’s phone into a gaming console. Now parents don’t need to choose between a handheld gaming device and a phone. This makes it easy to do both!
Mophie Juice Pack Reserve – Since your teen is always on the move, check out this battery charger for the iPhone 4/4S that fits on their key ring.
Charging Must Haves: Teens depend on their mobile technology to stay connected and these accessories will keep those devices charged up and give them no excuse not to answer your text!
iSound – You had me at flashligh! This is totally the McGyver of power devices.Whether it’s their iPad, Galaxy S III, HTC One X, VivoTab RT, or all of the above, the iSound can power 5 devices at once! It also has a built in flashlight for emergencies. ·
XPAL Powerskin for Galaxy S III– As someone who is always running out of juice, I’m excited to see this cover now offered for Android! Thus case not only protects your teen’s phone, it also powers it. Don’t worry, the case doesn’t impede the device’s NFC capabilities. And if its an IPhone 4 or 4S you are shopping for, you can find the same great features in Mophie Juicepack.
Music Matters: Show me a teen who doesn’t love music and call me shocked. Some great music focused accessories at home and on the go.
iHome iC50 Alarm Clock speaker for Android– Works with just about any Android phone yout teen might have. Listen to the radio, set the alarm and charge the phone all at once!
Skullcandy Merge – Skullcandy is a brand that is the bomb in the world of teens. Sometimes blasting the tunes isn’t an option. In those cases, these universally compatible ear buds with a flat cable allow your teen to remain tangle free while jamming to their favorite artists.
Delightful Devices: If its a device that you need or that your child so desperately *needs*, check out this great line-up for ideas that just might strike your fancy!
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*2-yr agreement w/ voice/data or Mobile Share plan required. Restrictions apply.
When it comes to last minute gifts for teens, AT&T has a variety of options to meet your needs. You know your child well and likely are paying for his or her device. Choosing accessories and features that keep them happy with the current phone and in touch with you at all times is simply priceless. Tell me…
Are you buying last minute gifts this weekend? What is on your list for your teems?
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
Disclosure: Special thanks to AT&T for sharing some great information as part of a periodic outreach. I was not paid to post ~ I simply found the timing irresistible and couldn’t help but share with you!