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Top 10 gifts for teenagers - Christmas 2013

Xmas presents for teens from funky earphones and bling mobile phone covers to interchangeable watch sets

With such a fine line between triumph and disaster, choosing the right gift for the teens in your life has got to be one of the thorniest festive challenges.


With the generation gap ever wider it’s increasingly difficult to get a handle on what’s hot and what’s not – you’ve got to know your Hunger Games heroines from your Jackass junkies.

So in a bid to make Christmas morning more bearable for everyone we’ve taken a look at to see what gifts our tearaway teens are shopping for.

Below you will find, in no particular order, the goodies we believe will find their way onto Santa’s sleigh this year. Please note, prices were correct at time of publishing.


1. Bling tin

Bling Tin - seriously spangly jewellery and stuff

All that glitters may not be gold – but it’s still bling and this fun take on the traditional jewellery box is bound to raise a smile from even the coolest teenager. Price at time of publication - £8.50


2. The Teen Survival Cookbook – Cooking up a storm

Cooking Up A Storm - The Teen Survival Cookbook

Budding Blumenthals can’t go wrong with this cool cookbook - written by a teenager, for teenagers! A kid's gotta eat - and what better way to make sure that the food on your plate hits the spot than to make it yourself? Fifteen-year-old Sam Stern, with a bit of help from his mum, Susan, is more than happy to share dozens of his favourite recipes for all occasions. Price at time of publication - £8.64


2. Bath bomb cosmetics

Bomb Cosmetics Luxury Ballotin Assortment Bath Gift Set

You just can’t go wring with smellies – it’s always a safe bet. This gorgeous Christmas-themed set is bound to keep the teenage princess happy – and make your bathroom smell lovely at the same time. Handmade, hand-wrapped and tied with ribbon and raffia, this giftpack contains all your favourite bathtime goodies. Price at time of publication - £9.99


4. Neon rim wall clock

Neon Rim Wall Clock

They’ll never sleep in again – you wish! This ‘tyreless’ timepiece, by Discovery Store, really is the ultimate man clock for the mechanic or car fanatic. The clock features one hand shaped like a screwdriver and one like a spanner. Perfect for a teenage bedroom, student room, garage, office and much more. The perfect man gift. Sorted. Price at time of publication - £19.99


5. Interchangeable watch set

Girls Interchangeable Diamonte Watch Set

You just can’t go wrong with this clever gift. No matter what’s she’s wearing she’ll have a watch to match. It comes with six watch bands and six matching bezels allowing the face colour on the watch to change – you can even mix and match for those days when you just can’t make up your mind what colour to wear. Price at time of publication - £19.34


6. Funky in-ear earphones

Funky Red Skull In Ear Headphones - Ideal for MP3, MP4, IPods and Mobile Phones

These skull motif earphones are perfect for zoning out Christmas Day in style. But if you’ve bought them, then you can’t accuse your teen of not listening to you. Price at time of publication - £4.99


7. 60 piece make-up set

60 Piece Urban Beauty Travel Cosmetic Vanity Case Make Up Gift Set Train Box

Goths, Emos and the rest will love this 60-piece Urban Beauty make-up set which comes in a cool vanity case. Your teenager will never have to go bare-faced again. Price at time of publication - £20.88


8. Metal pin art gadget

Metal Pin Art Gadget

This Metal Pin Art is a classic desk toy which will never go out of fashion. You can create whatever art you want by pushing objects into the Pin Art. Spell your name or make an imprint of your hand or face - you can even imprint someone else's face (always get approval prior to imprinting other faces). Price at time of publication - £9.97


9. Bling mobile phone cover

Bling Diamond Rhinestone Back Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy S4

This stylish mobile phone cover will protect the teenager’s communication lifeline from falls and scratches – with no loss of street cred. This case fits Samsung Galaxy S4 if you want to by your princess that as well! Price at time of publication - £4.40


10. Keep calm and kill zombies hoody


Appeal to the teenage fascination with the Dark Side with this ‘blood spattered’ hoody. It comes in all colours – so long as it’s black. Price at time of publication - £22.99


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