Finding the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list can be quite an undertaking. But if you have a stressed-out tween or teen on your list, the job can seem impossible. Shopping for teens who seem to need little more than their favorite device to survive is a tall order.
Here are our five favorite gift ideas for the stressed teen in your life:
#1: Wreck This Journal
Whether the teen in your life likes to write and draw or not, the highly acclaimed book Wreck This Journal is a must for stressed-out kids. The journal gives readers prompts for painting, shredding, transforming, and unleashing their unique creativity. It allows you to get mad, feel sad and experience emotion through drawing, writing and safely destroying.
#2: Smart Watch
Another great gift for the stressed teen or tween in your life is a smartwatch. Whether you opt for a Fitbit, an Apple Watch, a Garmin or any of the many available brands you are encouraging your teen to stay on top of their health, sleep, and exercise.
It is extremely important to encourage kids to exercise because it is one of the best-known stress relievers available.
#3: Insulated Water Bottle
Water bottles like Hydroflask and Takeya are trendy purchases, but they also remind your teen or tween to drink water throughout the day. So often we forget the importance of getting plenty of water to stay healthy.
They are a little pricier than their non-insulated counterparts but these are water bottles your teen will want to carry all day. And don’t forget to throw in a few personalized Redbubble or Stickermule stickers to truly make it their own.
#4: Weighted Blanket
Teens have just as much trouble sleeping as adults. It’s possible you teen isn’t getting the sleep they need and you don’t even know it. Many kids and adults find much better sleep with the help of a soft, weighted blanket. Think of a nice warm hug that doesn’t let go.
They have also been shown to help people who are dealing with anxiety or depression.
#5: Self-Care Toolkit for Teens
Another great gift for the teen or tween in your life is the Self-Care Toolkit for Teens. Most teens love receiving a gift box full of goodies that they can use to pamper themselves or learn a new skill. This gift box is designed to help kids acquire the skills they need to care for their emotional and self-care. The collection of items will help them develop these skills that will help them throughout the rest of their life.
Shopping for teens and tweens is NOT easy. These are five great gift ideas to help put a child you love on a path to better physical and emotional health.