by Carol | 4:07 pm

Tired of scratching your head trying to figure out what is the next gift to give? The kids are growing up fast and each year this question gets tougher. Don’t you fret. Take a step back and think about this. We are living in a digital world and this time round we are going to indulge in the teenager’s fancy.

Let’s take a look at what they already possess. Bingo! A mobile phone. Most teenagers nowadays do have such a thing. Now, no any other gift can really beat this one. ( Apart from giving them the latest phone model.) Therefore, let’s take that extremely important object in their lives and accessorize it.

Below is a couple of cool phone gadgets which will go very well with their precious mobile phones. Why not then, take this opportunity and present them as gifts?

The LoveHandle universal gripsmashed

Is your teen prone to dropping his/her phone? Or do they actually have a “crash phone” (as one of my friend playfully put it) as we speak? That is a phone with a smashed screen due to dropping. Well the LoveHandle may very well be the solution to such problem.

The LoveHandle universal grip is a small gadget used to enable firmer grip on your phone. It is a grip attachment for smartphone and mini tablet which adheres to the device by a strong but removable ( no residue) peel and stick adhesive. It has a slim-profile pocket-friendly design with a soft and comfortable elastic grip.

Your teen will love this gadget because it enables them to take better selfies, one-handed photos and texting and more stable videos.

Pros

  • Works well with TPU cases
  • The phone can be flipped to the back of your hand thus allowing you to freely use your hand.

Cons

  • Not compatible to phones with glass back or silicon and gel cases ( See product description on Amazon for specification.)
  • Some people say that it looses its elasticity and become less tight with use.( See Amazon reviews. )

Go ahead and try one for your teen, to securely guard their phone from falling.

Tip: Metal cell phone finger ring and pop socket are two other grip attachment choices. However, some people prefer LoveHandle flexibility over them.


Youtech wireless charger

Youtech fast wireless charger with cooling fan can turn out to be the coolest phone accessory you can offer your teen.

Among its cool features is the built-in cooling fan. This helps to bring down the temperature of both the phone and the charger while charging. This ensures high speed charging.

Your phone can be charged both horizontally or vertically.

You can charge your phone without removing its case even. ( Provided that the case is not more than 6mm thick.)

It is considered as one of the best chargers.

The design of the Yootech smart indicator makes life better for you.

  • When plug in, the Green LED light will keep flashing for 3 seconds.
  • If it recognizes your phone well, it will be on for 16 seconds and then it will turn off to provide you a comfortable sleeping environment.

To ensure that your phone is fully protected, Yootech wireless charger is Qi certified as well as CE/FCC/UL certified, with overcharge, over-current and over-voltage protection, and temperature control protection.

Included upon purchasing are:

  • 1 x Qi Wireless Charger Stand
  • 1 x Quick Adapter
  • 1 x 3. 3ft Micro USB cable
  • A user Manual

Tip: Check out which phones are compatible with this charger first.

There are other models of this brand available which cost less than this model does, but some accessories are not included. ( example; adapter )


Meifigno selfie ring light.

Is your teen forever taking selfies? Well this small gadget will do.selfie

Meifigno selfie ring light is ideal for selfies and videos. It provides the extra light needed.

It has 3 levels of brightness. By pressing the dimmer button, you will have low, medium and high brightness mode.

It has a built-in rechargeable battery which is rechargeable with computer and power bank as well as wall adapter.

Tip: Be careful of counterfeited ones.


Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones

Is your teen into sports, gym or exercise? Then this LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones IPX7 Waterproof will be great for him/her.

Being waterproof is one of its prominent features. This is due to an internal nano-coating. This coating protects the headphones from sweat and even heavy rains. The headphones are also very good at canceling out external noises when you are on a call.

The headphones are charged up to 8hrs which is enough to keep one entertained throughout a workout. You can also see the battery capacity on your phone.

Your teen will also enjoy the control that these headphones allow you to have over your phone. Everything can be operated via the buttons on the headphones.

Cons

  • Has to be worn around the neck. ( Unlike a true wireless.)

See customers reviews on Amazon for this product or to view other models. clip on lens


Clip on lens kit ( Leknes New Upgraded cell phone lens kit)

The Phone Camera Lens, Upgraded 3 in 1 Phone Lens kit is a clip on phone lens which enhances the quality of photos taken with your phone. All you have to do is screw on the lens that you want to use and clip it on your camera.

This will be quite a treat to your teen because this kit actually consists of one 120°Wide Angle Lens, one 198°Fisheye Lens and one Macro Lens.

As mentioned above, this is a 3 in 1 kit which any teenager can fall in love with for pure fun.

  1. The 120°Wide Angle
  • It largely expand your field of view.
  • In a single image, you are able to capture a huge amount of scenery.
  • This lens can be used on its own ( unlike the case of other models).

2. The 198°Fisheye Lens

  • It creates funny circular pictures.
  • It makes you view the world around you so much closer.

3. The Macro Lens

  • It captures close-up image of tiny objects with so much more detail.

Pros

  • It has soft rubber clip which will not scratch or damage your Mobile phone.
  • The length of the clip has been increased to make it more stable when clipped onto your Phone.
  • It is easy to install and easy to remove.
  • It is easy to store.
  • It comes with a black bag that will be easy for you to carry.

Tip: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Most Android Phones and Smartphones.

It is not a gadget for professional use but rather one for fun which is why it may very well fit your teen’s taste.


Cell phone stand

Lamicall Cell Phone Stand is a much loved phone holder. It is simple and elegant and will look great on your teen’s desk.

It is made up of Black aluminum alloy, has smooth edge, and is lightweight.

It works with smart phones. ( Compatible with iPhone and Android phones from 4-8 inches. )

It has a sturdy construction. ( Designed on a low center of gravity thus making it stable.)

It provides rubber protection to the phone. ( Have rubber cushions on the hooks which protect the bottom of the phone from scratches and sliding. )

Included upon purchasing are:

  • 1 Lamicall Cell Phone dock
  • 1 Replacement rubber pads set
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Pros

  • Suitable height.
  • Perfect angle of view when using FaceTime and YouTube.
  • Easy to read message, Facebook, emails and taking notes from online researches.

Cons

  • The charging chord bends to fit into the hole at the back of the stand while charging thus causing unnecessary strain on the chord.

The cell phone stand will definitely help to keep your teenager’s desk neat and tidy.


Conclusion

Adding value to something that someone already possess and love can go a long way. You will never know unless you try it out. There is no need to reinvent the wheel by banging your head with a rock until it cracks open. Simple things are there for us to make use off. Endless clues are left lying around in our daily life. It is purely up to us to take the hint instead of choosing complexity.

Teenagers (as human usually do) always find a way to let you know of what they want or need. Paying close attention to them without their knowledge will reveal that.

Stop beating yourself up. Instead, observe, analyze and take notes. Soon, you will come up with a list of possible gifts you can give your specific teenager.

I do hope that this list of cool phone gadgets is of great use to you.

Feel free to leave a comment below.

Comments

Kay Patterson

Hi Carol, The tip for the clip on lens is something my own teenage daughter may well truly appreciate. She is developing some art work at the moment and if the macro aspect is any good I’m sure she’d love to have a go. She has a bit of a fondness for creepy crawlies , especially ants. Some great ideas here – thank you.

Aug 03.2019 | 05:04 pm

    Carol

    Hi Kay,
    I am glad that something in the list caught your attention. I am sure that your daughter will have fun with this gadget. However, if she is targeting for a more professional outcome, she should choose something of a higher price. Thank you for your comment.

    Aug 03.2019 | 09:17 pm

Audrey

Interesting ideas. I never thought about these easy simple gifts. You were talking that it would be great for teenagers but since almost everyone has a cellphone nowadays, I think it can fit well for a little present to a friend or family member.

I’m not a teenager anymore but the lens very interests me, it looks pretty cool 😀

Thank you for sharing these!

Aug 03.2019 | 06:12 pm

    Carol

    Hi Audrey,
    You are right. These gadgets can benefit anyone who have a phone depending on their compatibility. Thank you for your comment.

    Aug 03.2019 | 09:23 pm

Joonas

Nice gift ideas! My son is only 2 years old, so I have to wait for a while before buying these for him, but I think my wife would definitely appreciate some of these gadgets. I especially like the clip-on lens kit, I didn’t even know that kind of stuff is available.

Aug 04.2019 | 03:26 am

    Carol

    Hi Joonas,
    Don’t you worry. At the pace we are going, this list may be handy sooner than you think. I am sure that your wife will enjoy the clip on lens. I appreciate the time you take to make a comment. Thank you.

    Aug 04.2019 | 09:23 am

Joo

Hi Carol,
You’re so right about kids these days, who doesn’t own a mobile phone? These are such great gift ideas! In fact, I myself need a set of bluetooth earphones!
The clip-on lens kit is interesting! I never knew it existed. I must have been living in a cave.
Thanks for all these great ideas! It’s such a handy list.

Aug 05.2019 | 07:32 am

    Carol

    Hi Joo,
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am glad the list interest you. There are lots of cool stuff out there that can accessorize your phone. You just need to research on it for a while and make sure it is compatible with your phone. I surely hope that you have fun with whatever gadget you choose.

    Aug 05.2019 | 08:20 am

Graeme

Hi Carol,
I skimmed through your page and to be honest the first one caught my attention, I would love to know what it looks like and where I can buy them?

Aug 05.2019 | 11:52 am

    Carol

    Hi Graeme,
    I am glad that even through just skimming the page something has caught your eyes. The LoveHandle can be viewed and purchase on the Amazon site. ( As well as all the other gadgets listed above.) Images and links of the products will be added real soon. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment .

    Aug 05.2019 | 05:03 pm

jagi

My daughter is continuously dropping her phone. So I am instantly sold on the LoveHandle for her “crash phone,” especially now that school is returning, she will need this.

My older daughter loves photography but can’t afford a high-end camera. She uses her cell phone for all her pictures so that the Clip-on lens kit would be great for her.

Thanks for these ideas, excellent timing too.

Aug 05.2019 | 07:32 pm

    Carol

    Hi Jagi,
    It is wonderful to hear that your girls can benefit from something on this list. I sure hope they will enjoy their gadgets. Thank you for taking time to drop a comment.

    Aug 06.2019 | 04:39 am

Kat

Wow, these are great ideas for teens! I have an almost teen who has a mobile now that she’s in high school, so thining of gift ideas is truly a challenge! Then I come here and boom, there’s these amazing gift ideas! I hadn’t heard of almost half of these gadgets, so I will be coming back for reminders as her birthday approaches. And for all of her friends when they have parties, and for the younger kids as they approach adolescence haha! This is a great site, thanks for sharing your valuable ideas for us parents who get stuck on ideas of teens!

Aug 07.2019 | 10:41 am

    Carol

    Hi Kat,
    I am happy that I could help out. In fact I created this site to address this specific dilemma. Finding appropriate gifts for teens. I am sure that it will be easier for you now to pick a gift. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment .

    Aug 07.2019 | 11:40 am

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