Christmas presents for teenagers from AO.com
Teens are infamously tough to impress, but this year AO is making it easy. Unwrapping one of these brilliant tech gifts on Christmas Day is highly likely to put a smile on your teenager's face – and get you in their good books.
Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Laptop, £229 (was £349)
Whether you're buying your teenager their very first laptop or you're about to send an older one off to uni (sob), this Lenovo IdeaPad is a reliable option that can handle streaming, schoolwork and social media with ease. The 14" HD screen is perfect for watching films and the 1TB hard drive means your teen can store all their photos, videos and homework in one place.Shop now
Crosley Keepsake Record Turntable, £119
If you've got a music mad teen, vinyl is a great way to add a new dimension to their hobby. This Crosley turntable has a cool retro look, comes in a handy carrying case, and is very user-friendly – perfect for the uninitiated. With three play speeds, it can play any size record and has a headphone jack so the rest of the family doesn't always have to
endure listen along to your teen's favourite tunes. Rummaging through boxes of old vinyl and listening together is a great Boxing Day activity and a fun way for teens to bond with, ahem, slightly older family members who remember some of the 'vintage' music from the first time around.
DJI Tello Drone, £89 (was £99)
If you're shopping for an aspiring photographer this year, this easy-to-operate drone will give their shots a brand new perspective. With a flight time of around 13 minutes, this drone records HD video and takes 5MP photos, plus, image stabilisation means all their aerial snaps and footage are crystal clear. No need to worry about damaging the drone while they get to grips with the controls either – it can be controlled from their phone or tablet using an intuitive app.Shop now
Samsung Tab A 10.5" 32GB Wifi Tablet, £289 (with £50 cashback)
Available in either black or grey, the 10.5" Samsung Tab is perfectly portable and has a whopping 15-hour battery life – perfect for long journeys. The 8-megapixel rear camera takes brilliant quality pictures and the tablet has 32GB of storage so even the most snap-happy teen should take a while to fill it. The HD display is great for streaming and your teen can listen wirelessly thanks to Bluetooth connectivity. Plus, AO is currently offering up to £150 cashback on Samsung phones and tablets.Shop now
Sony WI-C300 In-ear Wireless Headphones, £34
Since Apple ditched the headphone jack, wires have become increasingly passé. These Sony in-ear wireless headphones are simple and unobtrusive, but they'll allow your teen to go about their important teenage business unencumbered by wires. The noise-isolating design blocks out background noise but the microphone and controls make taking calls a breeze – no more excuses for letting things go to voicemail. With an impressive eight hours of battery life, they're also available in four different colours, so there's something for everyone to unwrap – just prepare yourself for blank stares on Boxing Day while they're thoroughly road tested.Shop now
Nintendo Switch, £279
This portable games console from Nintendo is great fun to play either solo as a handheld or docked into the (included) cradle and played en famille on a big screen. With six hours of battery life, it's a great way to keep kids occupied on long car journeys and there's such a wide range of games out there – many suitable for players of all ages – that a Switch makes a great joint gift, even when your teenager has younger siblings.Shop now
Toshiba 32" Smart HD TV, £229
If you're sick of your teenagers commandeering the TV and refusing to relinquish the remote, a telly of their very own is the perfect Christmas gift. This Toshiba TV is a reasonable price considering it's an HD-compatible smart TV (with a built-in DVD player for nostalgic favourites). They can watch iPlayer, Netflix and more with Freeview Play's catch-up services and the TV is also compatible with Alexa, meaning your teens can change the channel using only their voice.Shop now
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, £69 (was £89)
Perfect for barbecues, camping, and trips to the beach, this powerful portable speaker will soon be going everywhere with your teenager. Available in six colours with 10 hours of battery life, Wonderboom speakers can connect wirelessly to your phone, tablet or laptop using Bluetooth. They're easily recharged using a USB cable and they're waterproof too, so they can
blast play their music come rain or shine.
GoPro HERO7, £179
If you've got an adventurous teen on your hands (a blessing and a curse), a GoPro will go down a treat on Christmas Day. The GoPro HER07 will let them record their escapades in 1440p video at 60 frames per second. As well as high-quality video, it can also take super 10MP still images and is waterproof up to a depth of 10 metres. The HER07 is incredibly simple to use, with straightforward touchscreen controls, or – if they've got their hands full
hang gliding or something it can be controlled hands-free using voice commands.
AO is an online electrical store that offers free delivery and returns, as well as next day delivery seven days a week. There's also an installation service and a handy recycling service so you can get rid of your old appliances guilt-free.
AO price matches its competitors, which means that if you find the same product for less elsewhere, just let AO know and they'll match the price – even if you've already bought it.
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