The Top 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenagers

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Melissa and Doug Suspend

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  • Available in single or double packages
  • Choose from four levels of play
  • No tools required
 Best for Aviation Fans

Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera

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  • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors
  • Wind resistant
  • 7 minutes of flight time per charge
 Best for Dino Enthusiasts

Miposaur

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  • Compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Sleek black color
  • Dino has its own personality

5 Best Gifts for Teenagers

  • Melissa and Doug Suspend

    Best Overall

  • Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD

    Best for Aviation Fans

  • Miposaur

    Best for Dino Enthusiasts

  • Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

  • KNEX 375 Piece Deluxe Building Set

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

They might no longer believe in the big man in the red suit, but that doesn’t mean they still don’t enjoy getting in the festive spirit.

Teenagers can be notoriously difficult to shop for, but we’ve got several great gift ideas that are sure to please nearly anyone on your list this year. Even though recommended ages might be lower, teens will still get a lot of enjoyment out of these items.

10 Best Christmas Gifts for Teenagers

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1. Melissa and Doug Suspend

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This compact and easily portable game provides hours of building and balancing fun for tweens and the whole family. It is suitable for 1-4 players at a time and helps to develop cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination.

Stand-out features include

  • Available in single or double packages
  • Choose from four levels of play
  • No tools required
Best for Aviation Fans

2. Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera

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This remote controlled quadcopter features an onboard high definition camera and 2GB micro SD memory card to record all your teen’s high flying adventures.

Stand-out features include

  • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors
  • Wind resistant
  • 7 minutes of flight time per charge
Best for Dino Enthusiasts

3. Miposaur

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This little dinosaur features artificial intelligence that responds to the user either via the trackball controller, app, or with hand gestures. It’s smart enough to learn and follow your child’s commands.

Stand-out features include

  • Compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Batteries required
  • Dino has its own personality

4. Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

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This modern day racetrack kit allows you to battle and race the supercars of the future on a selection of eight epic track setups via your mobile device. Set up challenges with friends or go head-to-head with AI-controlled racers. Easily customize speed, weapons, and defenses to win the battle.

Stand-out features include

  • Quick and easy setup
  • Includes Skull and Ground Shock robotic supercars
  • Optional expansion tracks and supercars

5. KNEX 375 Piece Deluxe Building Set

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The ultimate building set from K’NEX, this model includes 375 pieces that can be put together to create 30 different building ideas.

Stand-out features include

  • Storage tub included
  • Easy-to-follow instructions are color-coded
  • Provides hours of open-ended fun

6. LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack PlayStation 4

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The whole family will have fun with this game that features many different LEGO characters joining forces to battle in worlds outside of their own. It features the Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a LEGO Master Builder that allow you to let your imagination run wild.

Stand-out features include

  • Available for multiple gaming systems
  • Suitable for everyone aged 10 and older
  • Expansion packs available

7. littleBits Electronics Gizmos and Gadgets Kit

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This great little kit comes complete with 15 electronic building blocks, along with detailed instructions to complete 12 different projects. It also includes all the accessories and tools for your little inventor to get busy creating their own designs.

Stand-out features include

  • Helps teach STEM concepts
  • Instructions included or use for open-ended play
  • Recommended for children aged 8 and up

8. 38in. Black Acoustic Guitar Starter Package

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Perfect for the child looking to get their feet wet in the world of music, this starter kit includes an acoustic guitar made of full wood construction and an extra set of strings just in case of breakages.

Stand-out features include

  • Gig bag included
  • Includes strap and pick
  • Available in a choice of colors

9. Gravity Maze

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This fun little game is a logic-based puzzle that challenges your teen to build a path through the towers for a falling marble. It provides hours of solo play that’s sure to fire up his or her brain.

Stand-out features include

  • 60 challenges included
  • Varying levels of difficulty
  • Helps develop spatial reasoning and planning skills

10. UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera

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This remote controlled quadcopter has an integrated stabilizing design that helps ensure precise positioning and crystal clear image quality. Each two hour charge provides 7-9 minutes of flight time.

Stand-out features include

  • Easy to install modular design
  • Remote works up to 30m away
  • Batteries included

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