Holiday Gift Ideas for Techie Teens

Granting the needs and wishes of teenagers during the holidays can be challenging. Not to mention, it could break your wallet. Teens may be the most difficult to please on your Christmas gift list. This is particularly true for techie teens who seem to know every gadget online.

But, don’t fret. Here’s a list of techie stuff that will make you the coolest Santa this Christmas.

Sony Bloggie Touch

Virtually every teenager these days is social media savvy. The Sony Bloggie Touch makes it easy for them to post photos and videos on their various social media sites. The gadget features a complete 1080p high-definition recording resolution. Camera-wise, it boasts of a 12.8-megapixel feature. It’s also the perfect gizmo for teens interested in directing and making videos. To make it easy to charge, the Bloggie Touch also comes with a flip-out USB arm.

Fire HD 8 Tablet

For techie and bookworm teens, Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Tablet is the perfect gift. The e-Reader has a built-in 16 GB storage. If that’s not enough, it also has a MicroSD slot for expandable storage that can accommodate up to 200 GB. That makes the unit capable of storing more than a thousand e-Books. The reader/tablet can also save multimedia files, stream services, and access social channels. It also features 400,000+ apps available for download. Fire HD comes with a 12-hour battery life and comes in four colors (blue, black, tangerine, magenta). Best of all, it has FreeTime Parental Controls.

ARTIX Headphones

For the techie-slash-music lovers, go for the ARTIX headphones. This accessory is colorful, comfortable, compact and adjustable. The headphones have a padded band so it can fit heads of every size. ARTIX’s nylon cable is tangle-free. Its earpieces are foldable so the set can be easily stored in a backpack or a locker. Sound-wise, the headphones have a clear, crisp and balanced quality. They even have a microphone and a control pad to accept and end calls.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

A sure-fire hit, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a combination of retro and modern styles. Teenaged girls, in particular, love this gadget. It’s a fun update on the Polaroid camera. It’s cute and portable. It also comes in five fresh colors (cobalt, smokey white, lime green, ice blue and flamingo pink). Much like the Polaroid camera, Instax Mini is a point-and-shoot camera. The pictures are also developed in seconds. The teen-friendly camera has a built-in exposure measurement and recommended settings. And as a brand-new feature, Instax Mini 9 now has a selfie mirror for the perfect selfie alone or with friends.

LaCie Skwarim Portable Hard Drive

A portable hard drive is a device every teen needs. This is especially true for those who use different computers at home and in school. The LaCie Skwarim Portable Hard Drive is both practical and visually appealing. The latter being a big deal for teens. It is compact and provides 60 GB storage – enough space for homework and other media files.


All these gizmos are available in physical stores and e-commerce sites. Happy shopping!