We are in a day and age where teens are addicted to their cell phones. If you find that your teenager is all about his phone no matter what the circumstance, it’s time to gift him with something that will keep him busy outside of the device.
When you have someone who loves technology, a basic toy may not do the trick. Search for gadgets that offer the fun of toys, but have more of a “cool” factor. We’ve rounded up four giftable devices and toys that he is sure love.
HEXBUG BattleBots Arena ($176)
If you aren’t familiar with BattleBots, it’s a US TV series where teams compete with their very own robots they built from scratch. It made sound avant-garde, but it’s really entertaining. This popular show comes to life in this BattleBot arena. No need to build your own bots here, simply use the remote controls to watch your very own battle. This set comes with the battle arena and two bots to start. This will surely keep him busy by himself or with his friends.
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter ($398)
Hoverboards are not out of style. The best part about gifting them this holiday season is they are updated and even better than last year. This version from Razor works indoors or outdoors and auto-levels itself for a safer ride. These may take some getting used to, but once he masters it, he won’t be able to stop. No need to drive him to and from his friends house in the neighborhood, he will be excited to transport himself.
Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar ($300)
This smart guitar is sure to be a hit for everyone in the household including any fickle teenagers. It’s small, lightweight and portable which makes this guitar a winner in our book. There’s something cool about playing a guitar and learning an instrument is great for your middle and high school aged kids. We love the interactive apps that help with learning the basics and chords of the instrument and best of all you can take it everywhere you go.
Sky Viper Hover Racer ($51)
Drones are among the hottest toy crazes this season and this one fits the bill. Though he will need to use his phone to get the most out of this toy, you won’t have to worry about him running up your SMS plan while he’s playing this. Set your course and race this drone using your smart phone. Just download the app and start racing. It’s super easy and great for fun competition.