Top Gifts for Teens and Tweens

Anyone who has ever tried to buy for a teen or tween knows what a monumental task it can be. We are here to help. We put together a list of some of the top-rated products your children high-fiving you this holiday season (because hugging is just not cool at that age).

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1MORE E1001 Triple Driver

This small, tight earphones are one of the few portable models that ensure excellent sound quality. They are also great to look at and come up with nine plugs in different sizes to help you find a comfortable fit.

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Apple MacBook and 12-inch MF855LL/A

The pearl in the Apple MacBook series was revived, this 12-inch laptop offers an excellent Retina display, a fast, efficient solid-state drive, and more than 16 hours of battery life. There is no optical drive to use Cds or Dvds, but it does handle web browsing, video editing, and midrange-gaming with effortless speed. Best of all, it weighs only 2 lbs.

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Apple-Watch-Series 2 (38mm) Aluminum housing

The old Apple Watch is aimed at keeping you connected. This has added a number of severe fitness tracker muscle. It is water resistant to a depth of 50 metres and has a built-in GPS to map your runs, and the heart rate monitor and step-tracking features are sufficiently accurate. The updated watchOS 3 operating system also allows you to share workout data with friends and family.

Check out our buying guide and reviews of smartwatch.

Braven BRV-XXL

At about 19 pounds, this large, but portable speaker system is robust. That makes it ideal for the outdoors. But even better, it also offers very good quality, so it is an ideal companion for ice fishermen, and tailgaters. Plus it is easy to use, with a clearly marked 3.5 mm input, microphone inputs, bass and treble controls.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP90

If you are looking for a waterproof camera that doesn’t sink your budget, this is a train your sights on. It has a bold design and comes in the colors blue, green, orange or yellow. But it has to be more to it than just a pretty face. It performs well and even has a geotagging, so it is easy to prove whether the photos were taken in front of the eiffel tower in Paris, or in Las Vegas.

Check out our buying guide and ratings for digital cameras.

The Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 24″ F0BE006SUS

Families with gamers will love this all-in-one, lightning-fast desktop computer. It has enough muscle to handle video editing, and the 1-terabyte hard drive has space for each family member, favourite music (and at least a few of their favorite movies). It also has touch-screen functionality, a webcam, a very good screen and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

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