Pop Culture Tech
Pop culture objects are always fun. How about a retro phone? The The VTech Retro cordless Phone comes in a variety of colors and is a great retro gadget.
- Geek Handbook - Being a geek is cool nowadays. And if you teen is into pop culture and technology, this Geek Handbook will probably make a great gift.
- Unofficial Hobbit Handbook: Everything I Need to Know about Life I Learned from Tolkien - If you have a Lord of the Rings fan at home, then giving this as the Hobbit movie opens will earn your major points with your teens.
- I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution - See my review of this book which recounts the first 10 years of MTV.
Is your teen a big fan of any TV series, movies or bands. Then gifts related to their obsessions will definitely be loved. Some examples are posters, t-shirts, DVDs and books (such as the Hobbit book above). Showtime (which also includes CBS shows) is having a sale right now in the Showtime Store for $15 off orders of $75.
Broadway show tickets
Annie on Broadway. It is fantastic and girls will especially love it. If you don't live near NYC but will be visiting later in the year, giving the ticket at holiday time still counts as a holiday gift. Or, get tickets for local productions of Broadway shows. Other shows to consider are Wicked, Rock of Ages, Spider-Man Turn off the Dark and Cinderella.
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Full Disclosure - I am an affiliate for Showtime and I received a V-tech retro phone for free.