Monday, January 20, 2020


12 Personalities of Christmas: Day 8


2019 / 12 / 09

On the eighth day of Christmas, we’re shopping for: the Gen Z Teen!

Generation Z is anyone born after the late 1990s. If you know Gen Z, you’re well aware that they’re the tech-savvy youth leading the charge when it comes to meme culture, street fashion, and global conversations. This is a generation getting things done and doing it their way. Some of the most entrepreneurial, self-starting people you’ll ever meet, many of them are forgoing traditional life tracks and jumping right into starting a business or traveling the world. They’re podcast savvy, TikTok famous, and speak in emojis. The most diverse and untraditional generation to have walked the planet, if you’re shopping for Gen Z, you’ll want your gifts to be on point and most definitely Insta-worthy.

Not to generalize (Gen Z would hate it), but we found some must-haves for anyone on your list between the ages of 10-20. Sprinkle in some streaming subscriptions and consider yourself the gift-giving guru.

Everyone is face mask crazy and it doesn’t seem to be dying down! A beauty favourite for any age, masks from The Body Shop (1) will definitely be appreciated in any stocking or gift. Pair with their go-to skin care essentials to assist their meticulous self-care routine. For teens constantly on the go, we love the JBL Flip (2) from London Drugs – it’s waterproof (for pool parties or beach days), it’s wireless, and has a battery that lasts for days (well, not quite, but pretty close). For that kid you can’t keep inside, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of shoes. If you live in the prairies, you can’t be without a pair of Blundstones (3) from Urban Trail. Pick brown, an earthy favourite for your down-to-earth teen, or go with black for a sleeker look.

Not that we’re encouraging more screen time, but you can’t get around this one: The Nintendo Switch Lite (4). A popular pick for gamers on the go, it fits right in their pocket and comes in turquoise, gray, or yellow. Is your teen a burgeoning influencer with something to say? They’ve been talking about podcasts forever, so give them the little push they’ve been looking for with a Yeti USB microphone (5) from London Drugs. The ultimate microphone for YouTubers and podcasters, this handy piece of technology will be the key they need to get to 1 million likes.

Countdown to Christmas: 16 days! Do you have everything you need to make it a magical season? 

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