Gift ideas for teenagers that prove no one is really that tricky to buy for

Gift ideas for teenagers that will please even the toughest to impress

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This Christmas, you'll need to be armed with gift ideas for teenagers, traditionally the hardest people to buy for. 

To find a gift that will let the teen in your life express themselves. From cute and quirky interior accessories to high-performance tech and beauty tools, you’re sure to find something that will get that sought-after tick of approval.

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Wonderboom speaker

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This tiny bluetooth speaker packs a serious punch when it comes to sound, with 13 hours of play from a single charge – plus it’s waterproof so can be used in the pool or shower.

Buy this Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, £59.99, from Currys PC World, here (opens in new tab)

Cleansing tool

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This innovative cleansing tool uses gentle silicone brushes to remove dirt, oil and make-up. And, it’s pretty enough to leave on the bathroom counter.

Buy this Flexi Skin The Cleanser Pink Facial Cleansing Tool, £60, from Oliver Bonas, here (opens in new tab)

Pendulum wall clock

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The bold features of this teal and black pendulum clock will go down a treat with teens looking to make a statement. They’ll love the on-trend colour clash and the gold accents.

Buy this Metro Black and Brass Pendulum Wall Clock, £40, from Habitat, here (opens in new tab)

Wireless charger

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Teens will love this graphic wireless charger that looks more like a piece of art than tech. It’s laser cut in Italy from various timber varieties, then hand-sanded and varnished.

Buy this The Conran Shop Wood’d SRL Wireless Charger, £75, from Selfridges, here (opens in new tab)

Matthew Williamson for Pooky lamp shade

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Fashion designer turned interiors guru Matthew Williamson has recently launched a range of lampshades for Pooky. It's grown up and colourful, but so fun it could work for teens, too.

Shop the range of Matthew Williamson for Pooky here (opens in new tab)

KG Nilson chino shorts

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These jazzy shorts fit well into the oversized streetwear trend teens tend to favour right now.

Buy these KG Nilson chino shorts, £19 from Endource, here (opens in new tab)

Sunglasses by Bailey Nelson

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These vintage inspired Homer sunglasses from Bailey Nelson look good whatever the weather.

Buy these Homer sunglasses from Bailey Nelson here (opens in new tab)

Recycled cotton throw

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Soft and snuggly, the fact that its made from recycled cotton gives this throw some eco credentials, too.

Buy this recycled cotton throw, £32, from Rose and Grey, here (opens in new tab)

Language translating device

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Unbelievably, these little headphones can translate 40 languages, recognising 90 accents. Ideal for their GCSE oral practice.

Buy these Timekettle M2 Language translators, £129.99, from Amazon, here (opens in new tab)

Canvas backpack

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This pared-back waxed canvas backpack is sure to become a firm favourite for everything from school books to overnight stays.

Buy this Lismore Waxed Canvas Backpack, £69, from Made.com, here (opens in new tab)

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