If you are considering buying an electronic gift for a teen in your life this Christmas, this list is for you! Most teens are green with envy when they see their friends with the latest new electronic gadget or digital gizmo. This Christmas, let your teen be on the receiving end of the jealousy!
Here is a list of several of the most popular electronic gift ideas for teens.
If the teen in your life doesn’t already have one, an MP3 player is one electronic gift that is sure to please! Even if your teen has an MP3 player from a few years back, an updated model is sure to be appreciated. Set one of these cool electronic gifts under the Christmas tree this year, and watch your teen’s eyes light up.
Well-known brands of MP3 players include Apple’s iPod series and the increasingly-popular Zune. Prices for this popular electronic gift will range from under a hundred dollars, up to $200 or more for a quality MP3 player. More economical, generic options are available at electronics retailers such as Best Buy.
Portable CD Player
While an MP3 player is convenient and high-tech, many kids still need a simple, portable way to play their actual compact discs. For some parents, a flashy MP3 player for their teen will simply not be an option this Christmas. Still one of the best electronic gifts for a teen, a portable CD player is a far more economical choice than an MP3. Pick one up at stores such as Walmart and Best Buy for under $30.
You can also find portable CD players by searching brands such as Sony, Emerson and Coby online at Amazon’s web site. The portable CD players here range from under $20 to over $50. Some players are also eligible for free shipping on Amazon, restrictions apply.
Hand-Held Game Player
Another hot electronic gift idea for teens this Christmas is a hand-held game system. Since the inception of the portable video game device, those possessing such prized electronic items have been the envy of every teenager on the block. Let your teen feel the rush of beating his favorite game on the fly, or kill two birds with one stone by choosing one that doubles as an MP3 player to listen to his music collection anywhere (PSP or DSi).
Expect to spend between $120-$200 for a new, quality portable game system for your teen. Popular models of hand-held game systems include Nintendo’s DS, DSi and DS Lite and Sony Playstation’s PSP. To compare prices on hot electronic gifts for teens, like a PSP or Nintendo DS, check out this online shopping price-comparison tool.
If your teen has recently earned his or her first set of car keys, give them the gift of electronic navigation this Christmas! Ensure your teen never has an excuse for getting lost on the way to that job interview, or feels uncertain driving themselves around their new college town next year, with one of the best electronic gift ideas for older teens this Christmas: a GPS navigation device.
From TomTom to Garmin, many brands claim to offer the best in GPS service and reliability. To determine which brand and model of GPS device is right for your teen and find out how to shop smart for this hot electronic gift, read this informative article on PCWorld.com, entitled, “How To Buy a GPS Device”.
People love snapping photos of just about anything these days, and teens are no exception. A popular and practical pick for one of the best electronic gifts for teens, digital cameras can offer up hours of fun and captured memories for years to come.
Even if you’re on a budget, you may be able to swing this electronic gift for your teen. By shopping stores like Best Buy and online sites like Amazon, you can already find good deals on digital cameras. As Christmas nears, and with retailers facing grim seasonal predictions, prices are likely to drop even lower to entice consumers. This electronic gift can cost as little as $50 for a used Fujifilm Finepix V10 5.1 Mega Pixel, and upwards of $500 for a brand-new Sony CyberShot DSCH50 9.1 Mega Pixel model.
To determine which digital camera will fit your budget and your teen’s style, consult Consumer Reports or other sources before buying. This outfit has been long known to offer unbiased and thoroughly researched reporting on consumer products, though the site restricts much of their exclusive information to members. (Subscription required.)