2016 Hottest holiday gifts for teens

2016 Hottest holiday gifts for teens

Sophie Bolen, Staff Writer

The Hottest Gifts This Holiday Season

In order of lowest to highest cost these are the top techy gifts for teens this season. There are an abundance of products in every price price range that many people can enjoy.

Game of Phones – $20.00

A card game that takes on a modern twist by incorporating the use of cellphones. It is a game filled with challenges such as finding the best selfies, taking photos of other players, showing your funniest  texts. This game is entertaining and can merge people who enjoy classic card games with people who can’t look up from their phones.

http://www.playgameofphones.com/

 

Otamatone- $25.99

The Otamatone is a wacky electronic musical instrument that is fun for both musicians and those who are not so musically inclined. It is shaped like a music note and emits a sound similar to a theremin. You can change the pitch of the notes or how much vibrato you want it to sound. It is easy to learn, and fun for all.

https://www.amazon.com/Otamatone-from-Maywa-Denki-White/dp/B002IGTOZQ

 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera- $59.00

Polaroid-like cameras are now a part of the vintage aesthetic, and they are making a fast comeback. The Fujifilm Instax Mini is a cute camera with instant results. While the basis is of a vintage camera, the Instax Mini is updated with modern settings.

https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Instax-Mini-Instant-Pink/dp/B009ZM9R4O

 

Olloclip- $79.00-$119.00

Olloclip is an ideal phone accessory for people who are constantly looking at life through a lens. The Olloclip is easily attachable and detachable to cell phones to enhance an image. Olloclip has a medley of lens options depending on what the photographer wants their photo to look like.

https://www.olloclip.com/

 

Kate Spade New York Scallop Activity Tracker- 98.00

A fitness tracker for the fashion conscious person. This tracker connects to the Kate Spade New York app and tracks your steps, sleep schedule and other habits. This also comes in multiple trendy styles that make it stand out and become a perfect accessory for outfits.

https://www.katespade.com/accessories/wearable-tech/

Hammacher 3D Pen

Hammacher 3D Pen- $99.95 

A product that seems like it could arrive from the future could land in your hands. This product is perfect for people with an artistic knack. The pen dispenses a thermoplastic that can be built into 3D drawings. For people who struggle with freehand drawing but would still like the product- blueprints can be downloaded and printed to assist in the building. This pen comes with 50 refills in assorted colors.

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=89808&refsku=87427

 

Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer- $130.00

Photos captured on a phone can be in your hands in minutes. This is beneficial to those who need a quick gift, want to decorate, or enjoy creating portfolios.

https://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Mobile-Printer-Printing-Technology/dp/B00TE8XKIS

 

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Wireless Headphones- $200.00

Beats have been popular for their quality and stylish look. Now they updated their productivity by removing the cord. With cordless headphones come tangle-free messes and the ability to move around. These new Beats come in an assortment of colors, including my personal favorite, rose gold.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-beats-solo-2-on-ear-wireless-headphones-black/9928349.p?skuId=9928349

 

The Essentials

 These products may be small, but they serve with great personality. These could be a great gift or a perfect stocking stuffer. The best part? They are all under $20.00.

Dynex™ – Portable Charger- $7.99

Dynex™ – Portable Charger


This small portable charger is perfect for emergency replenishment to your USB charged device. While this may be small, it is definitely not insignificant.

 

Insignia™ – Portable Bluetooth Speaker- $19.99

This portable speaker is compact and easy to transition from home to on-the-go. It features bluetooth technology that can be used on any phone and the attached carabiner on the speaker makes it easy for travel.

 

ReTrak Bluetooth Selfie Stick- $19.99

Selfie sticks may seem cheesy and slightly out of date, but they are still extremely entertaining. They assist in capturing lifes priceless moments, and are compact enough to stash away until needed.