Teenagers are one of the best groups to buy tech gifts for because they’re in the perfect generation to make the most of them. But choosing the best tech gift means evaluating just what they like.
Some teens prefer basic tech gifts while others prefer more advanced gadgets that will allow them to build their own equipment, like a 3D printer. Still others may like a new camera, especially a DSLR that offers a lot of features to create unique images.
Each of these types of gadgets appeals to different teens but there’s a common thread: they encourage teens in their love of technology, which can be beneficial even beyond their teenage years.
1. Anki Vector Robot
A robot is a lot of fun for anyone and the Vector Robot by Anki is a great way to go when it comes to top tech gifts kids, teens, and adults will love. It has Alexa built right in so you don’t have to worry about how to connect with it or give it instructions. It’s also designed as a companion so your child will always have something to talk with and learn from.
Vector has a personality and is voice-activated so it can do just about anything you want. It can tell you anything that Alexa can and even control your smart devices just like your Alexa.
It also navigates through your home on its own, knows how to charge itself, and can recognize the different people in your household so it can respond properly. Plus it has a few fun tricks like knowing how to dance.
2. Creality Comgrow Ender 3 3D Printer
Just about everyone wants a 3D printer right now and your teen is probably no exception. With all of the great things that they can make with a 3D printer, it’s definitely going to be a fun experiment and one that actually encourages them to get creative while becoming even more skilled with technology. This printer is quick and easy to assemble and has a safety-protected power supply. It’s one of the top tech gifts for teens currently available.
If you ever lose power it even pauses whatever you’re working on and can resume it at any time. On top of that, you’re going to have lifetime technical support, a moderate size, and plenty of capabilities, which makes it great for those just getting started with 3D printing. It heats quickly and has high precision printing so you get what you expect.
3. FULL LIGHT TECH Upgraded Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones
When it comes to listening to music everyone has their own preference, but this beanie actually makes it easy to listen to your favorite songs no matter where you are or what you’re doing. What’s really great is you get a Bluetooth connection, which means no wires to worry about. And you’ll get the largest battery capacity with the lowest consumption, using a 250mAh Li-ion battery.
You can get up to 20 hours of battery life and HD Bluetooth speakers that are designed to give you up to 110dB. That means the sound is some of the loudest you’re going to find anywhere.
What really makes this design unique is that you’re also getting a warm and comfortable beanie to go along with it. For any teen this is a great way to add some style to their wardrobe, keep them warmer, and make sure they can listen to their favorite songs.
4. Canon EOS Rebel T7
If you have a teen who loves taking photos, then a DSLR camera bundle might be just the way to go. This one is a great option because it comes with everything that they need to get started. It’s a DSLR camera with an extra lens, memory cards, accessories, a tripod, filter kit, charger, battery pack, camera case, flashlight, card reader, and a whole lot more. You can also add on other essential camera accessories.
Basically, with this kit your teen is going to get a great start and be able to grow into an even more accomplished photographer. They can take all different types of photos with the wide-angle lens or telephoto lens, which lets them practice new styles and take plenty of photos with their friends.
See if this is the gift you’re looking for with our Canon EOS Rebel T7 review.
5. Snaptain S5C
Drones can be a whole lot of fun and this one is definitely one of the best options when it comes to tech gifts. It’s great for beginners because it has altitude hold and a gravity sensor, but there are plenty of features for older teens and more advanced pilots as well. That’s because this Wi-Fi-enabled drone comes with a 720p HD camera and uses voice and gesture control.
There’s a simple process for both takeoff and landing (which are generally the hardest part) and it can be used with a VR headset. (We recommend one that’s easy to slip into your drone bag like the Oculus Go.)
Easy to use and with a transmission range of 80m, it even lets you upload your videos immediately to your favorite social media channel. All of that makes it a whole lot more fun for your teen to use. You can even draw out a flight plan on your smartphone and the drone will fly it without your input.
6. Atari Flashback 8 Gold HD
There’s just something about the classics that you can never get enough of. This Atari gives your teenager the chance to try out some of the games that you may have enjoyed yourself as a child and it definitely presents them in a new way. It comes with two controllers that are actually wireless (some of the features have been upgraded after all) and has multiple display modes.
The system itself comes preloaded with 120 of the most popular and well-known games that were ever available on Atari. The game system works great and you’ll have plenty of different features and abilities. Plus, it’s going to be a whole lot of fun sharing your favorite old games with your teen so they can play them just like they’re new again.
7. Hercules Tuff TUFFDOK 222
What teen doesn’t have entirely too many electronics? With this charging station they’re going to have no problem charging up all of them at the same time. The charger is a great docking station that allows your teen to connect up to 6 different devices. If they’re cell phones and tablets it even provides a nice place to set them up so nothing gets bumped by accident.
You’ll get short, mixed cables that make it possible to charge all of your devices easily by plugging them directly into the docking station. Then you plug in the station and you’re ready to go.
This unit includes lightning cables, c cables, and micro USB cables and offers smart charging to get your devices charged up and ready much faster. Plus there’s a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty so all those tech gifts for teens are going to be charged up and ready to go.
8. Matein Mlassic Travel Laptop Backpack
If your teen likes to travel or even if they spend some time going back and forth to friends’ houses or school they may need a travel laptop backpack. With this one, they get to choose the color and they also get to choose what they’re going to put in it, like their laptop computer. It has a USB charging port built right in so it can charge their devices while they’re walking around.
The bag is water resistant and large enough to hold a 15.6” notebook computer. It also has plenty of different pockets and storage areas to hold anything else that they might need throughout the day, has plenty of padding and ventilation and even has an anti-theft pocket for valuable items. It’s great for any type of travel, whether short-term or long-term.
9. Xenvo Pro Lens Kit (Budget Winner)
What teen goes anywhere without their smartphone and this smartphone is going to make it a whole lot easier for your teen to take great photos of their friends and more. It connects to several different types of phones and fits into a small space so they can take it anywhere, without worrying about proper packing. On top of that it’s a wide-angle lens with LED lighting.
There’s a lifetime warranty included that means it’s going to continue working for a long time and there’s even an EasyClip lanyard, LED light, charging cable, lens clip, multiple lenses, and a case. It can get great photos no matter where they are, including in darker spaces.
Staying Connected with Tech Gifts for Teens
Any of these tech gifts for teens will allow your teenager to have fun and whether they’re going to be heading off to school in the fall or just hanging out at home, it gives them something new to try.
You’ve probably noticed your teen spending a lot of time with tech gadgets anyway, so why not get them something new to try? For even more inspiration, check out our top electronic gift guide. There’s sure to be something there for all the techie members of your family!