Know about the teen you are getting gift for
First you need to know about your teenage child or any other teen you are giving the gift to. You should know whether the teenager likes movies or love to watch and play sports. He might also like listening to music or surf on the internet. You can even ask the teenager what he likes and what his hobbies are. Know what sports they love to play and what type of books they like to read. This will not only save time but the receiver will also love the gift.
You can always give money to the teenager so he can get what he wants from the market. However, giving a gift is preferable as it has sentiments in it. The teenager will always remember you by this.
Give the receipt
You need to place the receipt when you give the gift. By this if the teenager do not like the gift or wants to change the colour, he/she can easily do it.
You can give technical things like a computer gadget, iPod or MP3 players. You can even gift a mobile phone to the teenager.
Teen generic likes
Teens and preteens are on same level. Usually boys love sports and cars related gifts whereas girls like fashion oriented gifts. Remember that some teenagers like preteen toys while others have their wishlist. There are generic gifts which you can give e.g. CDs, DVDs, clothes, shoes and several other stuff.