Gifts for Teens and Adult Children: A Guide #CP

If you have kids, chances are, you celebrate occasions and show thanks or appreciation with gifts throughout the year. Of course, this isn’t the only way to show your appreciation for them in your life. Words of affirmation, kind gestures and other approaches can be just as good. But if you do give gifts out of tradition or simply because you enjoy doing this, you’ll find that your children’s wants and needs will change as they get older. When they’re little, you can often browse a variety of toys and merchandise from their favourite shows, hobbies and interests and can guarantee it will be a hit. As kids grow into teens and adults, gift buying can become a bit more difficult. Here’s some information that can help you to choose the right present first time round.


The easiest and most straightforward way to find out what your child will like is to simply ask. See if they have a wishlist. Ask them to detail a few items they’re interested in and would particularly like so you can choose from them. They may even be able to write down the names of particular things, or send you links to places you can buy them from.


Of course, if you want to keep your gift a surprise, you can’t always directly ask. Here are some general ideas that might help you find the perfect gift:

  • Clothes - chances are, there’s a certain item of clothing that your child would love but they might not particularly buy for themselves due to budget or wanting to put their money towards other things. Examples could include brands like Moncler for Men.

  • Household appliances - if your child has their own place, chances are there may be some sort of household appliance that they’d love. A good quality vacuum, a blender, a cake mixer, a microwave, a coffee machine the list goes on…

  • Hobbies - does your child have hobbies? There may be some accessory or piece of equipment that would help them in this that they would get a lot of use out of. Running trainers, a pole for pole fitness, a bow for archery or something else could be a great gift.

  • Tickets - doing something together could be fun! Consider theatre tickets, tickets to a concert, tickets to a class or anything else that you can spend time doing and bonding over.

Always Keep a Gift Receipt

Of course, there’s always the chance that your gift might not be quite right or that your child may already have the item without you realising. This is why you should always keep a gift receipt with anything you buy. This way, they can return the item and exchange it for something else if needs be.

Hopefully, the information above has given you some ideas and can get the ball rolling when it comes to buying the perfect gift for your teen or adult child. Try a few different approaches and you’re bound to land on something that suits your child’s interests and preferences and will bring a smile to their face!

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