The 20 best Christmas gifts for teenagers

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Whether you have a drama queen or a moody adolescent, treat them this Christmas with one of these great gifts

1. Carven office print sweatshirt

We love this cotton sweatshirt with its funky office design. It is machine washable and has a fleece backing.

£205, Browns Fashion 

2. Mini telescope

See the stars with this portable telescope that you can assemble anywhere. It has a 35mm lens and is suitable for ages 8+.    

£25, John Lewis

3. Crosley Cruiser portable turntable

For the aspiring DJ, this portable turntable will help them to mix it up wherever they go. It has built-in stereo speakers to pump out those sounds.

£125, Urban Outfitters

4. Velvety blue watch

This fun watch comes in a wide selection of colours and offers a softer touch with its velvet feel. 

£155, ToyWatch

5. Star Trek pizza cutter

Add some geek chic to your kitchen this Christmas with this quirky pizza cutter for those all important Star Trek marathons. Slice me up, Scotty.

£24.99, Firebox

6. Cubed earwax fudge

It's not as disgusting as it sounds, get your hands on this tasty treat of clotted cream fudge from Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.

£5.99, Firebox

7. iPad hoodie cover

This fun iPad cover is perfect for any teenager who loves their hoodie and it's a great way to keep their tablet safe.

£18, Amazon

8. Voice box

This quirky gadget is fun, it lets you record your voice and play it back at different speeds. Play about with the different tones - it certainly won't sound like you!

£10, Science Museum Shop

9. Nando’s gift card

What teenager doesn't like Nando's? The Portuguese chicken fast food restaurant is a staple amongst many, so treat your teen this Christmas.

From £5-£100, Nando’s

10. Doctor Who notebook

This is a great little gift for any Doctor Who fan. We like the Cyberman design and it's perfect for jotting down any ideas.

£10, Science Museum Shop

11. Cat bag

We love this cute little cat shoulder bag with its appliqué design, it is great for a night out and will make sure you stand out.

£85, The Shop Floor Project

12. Sunglasses

Keep it cool with these turquoise sunglasses with their distinctive round lenses.

£19.99, Zara

13. McQueen skull keyring

Add some style to your keys with these gorgeous Steve McQueen skull key ring.

£65, Liberty

14. Plasma ball

If your teen wants something alternative, this plasma ball is great. It reacts when the glass is touched.

£25, Science Museum Shop

15. Metz lace-up shoes

These brogues mix the masculine and feminine with their style and colour. It will also add some sparkle and glamour to any outfit.

£32, Topshop

16. Year Zero London customised speedy Louis Vuitton bag

Mix high end fashion with kitsch pop art. Take your brand spanking new Louis Vuitton bag and get it customised by Year Zero London.

£3,000, Gift Library

17. Monster NCredible headphones

Stylish and practical, these headphones will give a rich sound experience and promise to have no rumbling bass or noise distortion.

£119.95, John Lewis

18. Charlton dress

Get your teen on trend with this beautiful tartan dress, it has a flattering cut and perfect for taking a spin on the dance floor.

£89.50, Jack Wills

19. Lucky Voice karaoke

This is just the thing for a fun night in, get your friends over and have a sing along.  

£69.99, Harrods

20. Lucy in Disguise candle

Created for Lily Allen and Sarah Owen's Lucy in Disguise vintage boutique, this scented candle promises a long-lasting musky aroma of Mediterranean fig leaves.

£16.50, This is Beauty Mart

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