Wednesday 17 January 2018

Teenage kicks - gifts for teens

At a loss to know what to buy the teenager in your life this Christmas? Well look no further, as we round up a selection of great gifts to suit all tastes and pockets. Bernice Mulligan reports

iPod Touch

Even the sulkiest teenager's eyes will light up if you present them with one of these babies on Christmas morning! But the iPod Touch is much more than an MP3 player. You can access loads of apps from the Apple App Store, and there is also high-defi nition video recording not to mention its new app Game Center, which lets you play games with friends on the device. From 229 from Apple Store and other leading stores.

' Top Gear' Stig helicopter

Everyone loves a remote-controlled plane, none more so that the teenager in your life! ? 48 from Debenhams stores nationwide or see www. debenhams. ie.

Nomination jewellery

If you want to buy your teenager a piece of beautiful jewellery that will last, Italian company Nomination has some really classy stainless-steel pieces that are perfect for kids and teenagers. The pendant bracelet ( above right) is from the KIKI collection ( e52) and the stack of bracelets ( above) are from the Charms collection. Both have a cubic zirconia detail. Charms cost from e26– e 47. See www. nomination. com for Irish stockists ( Go to Store Locator, then 'Authorized Retailers' and select ' Ireland').

Red Herring heart mirror

This gorgeous dressing-table mirror in the shape of a heart will be perfect for the romantic teenage girl in your family. e39 from Debenhams stores nationwide or see www. debenhams. ie.

Cath Kidston phone covers

These gorgeous phone covers serve two purposes: they protect your phone but they also look really good! iPhone 4 cover Stars RRP e30; Bath fl owers blue phone cover RRP e13, from Cath Kidston available at Dundrum Town Centre and www. cathkidston. com.

Teen fiction

The theme of dystopian futures is the big thing in teen fi ction at the moment. If you want to surprise your bookworm teenager, then The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins will go down a treat. Or for those into detective fi ction, The Young Sherlock Holmes series – where the iconic detective is re-imagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager – should go down well too! Both available at www. dubraybooks. ie.

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