Give Teenagers ‘swag’ this Christmas!

‘Swag’. Thats ‘teenage’ for ‘something cool’! Choosing a gift which a teenager won’t hate really takes the crown in the present buying stakes. Buying for girls whose tastes change on a daily basis and boys who seemingly have their head buried behind a computer most of the time makes the days when they preferred the wrapping seem so long ago. Never fear – The Gift Register has found some truly great gifts for teens of all ages to make them smile!

Older teens, who might be thinking about leaving home (or whom you might be thinking about asking to leave) can always use life lessons, and cooking is one often overlooked. Boiling water or microwaving an egg doesn’t count. Give them the gift of a gourmet cooking class and you’ll be giving them a skill they can use for life.fashionbox

For teenage girls whose fashion and styling choices are influenced on a daily basis, Her Fashion Box delivers a monthly supply of on trend accessories, samples and girly goodies. Try them out and let her develop her own sense of style.

No teenager is complete without a mobile phone, and to assist in the production of a perfectly snapped instagram post, no teenagerxdream should be without a selfie stick. The most practical of mobile accessories, this contraption is a Christmas must have.

The addition of all those extra photos is bound to run down the battery on an iphone, and what photo shoot is complete with a little background music? Strap on the xdream plus power bank and speaker to keep the party going, and make sure there is plenty of charge left when its time to call home for a ride.

Budding designers will love the opportunity to createshoes their own pair of custom shoes. From fabric to heel height, strap style to colours, Shoes Of Prey are a great way to let your teen loose with her creativity and flaunt her individuality.

A good watch can be a sign of professionalism and maturity – James Bond always looked good in his. Your teen will never be late when wearing a Fossil watch, available in a variety of colours, styles and in analog or digital. We love this black stylewatch – its sophisticated and elegant, but still sporty with a cool edge.

For the teen planning a gap year to far off lands, a beautiful poster print of longed for destinations might be just the thing to inspire saving their pennies. Paris, New York, London or Venice – these posters will look great in the living room once the plane has left.

Of course, a great way of knowing what your teen really wants under the tree this Christmas is to have them write a list – but they might be a bit past penning a letter to Santa. NYposterDownload The Gift Register app to their mobile phone, have them create a wishlist and then simply email it on over to you. Swag. You’ll be their Christmas hero.