Teenagers sometimes appear to be falling under a different species to that of normal human beings. At least that’s what we adults feel like when we have to deal with their temper tantrums, bouts of teenage hormones, disobedience and preferences. Teenagers seems to be difficult to grasp (we sometimes forget that we were once upon a time teenagers ourselves) and we are now lost when it comes to handling them. So with all these in mind we, the slightly older generation have the task of buying them gifts as well! Birthdays, achievements and Christmas parties all require us to buy presents for our young teenage kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces, God-children, kids of friends etc. And we will more often feel lost trying to find a men athletic tights that they will like. Here are a few things for the older generation to consider when buying gifts for teenagers.
First of all get to know the kids. You can’t buy a random gift and expect them to like it. Spend time with the kid and talk about what their interests are and what they would like to do. Pay attention to what they say and look around you (especially their rooms not to be a peeping tom or anything but to see what kind of posters they have set up on the wall, what kind of action figurines they have on their desk, what type of clothes they wear, what kind of CDs they have stacked in the room, and what kind of things they have collected, their hobbies etc. When you observe these things you can research on it later and ask around about these things if you don’t know. Spend time learning about what kids generally like in this current era. Research and observe. Look at the adverts and see what kinds of new trends are there.
Identify the kid’s traits and personalities. Their talents and aspirations. Try to see who and whatthey idolize. Like if they seem to like basketball and idolizes a basketball player you can go to a shop that sells basketball wears and buy something related to basketball.
There are a lot of men basketball gear available online as well and you can easily go throughthem and select at your own ease rather than walking around and tiring your feet. Since it gets delivered to your doorstep shopping is now quite easy.
If you are still not sure what you should buy then I suggest it’s better off if you ask the kids themselves so as to avoid awkward moments where the teenagers are forced to pretend to look like they love the gift you bought. That way you won’t be wasting your money on something that will not be even used once or even looked at once after opening the wrapper.