Let’s face it, some members of the family can be a bit trickier to buy presents for than others. And teenagers are often one of the trickiest to buy for. You don’t want to insult them with something they consider too childish.. but they definitely do want fun stuff. So to give you a bit of inspiration, here are ten fantastic handmade items from talented sellers on Etsy, especially for those teens in your life.
A mobile phone is one of the most important possessions of today’s teens. And having a phone that looks great is a must. These adorable corgi themed phone cases from kiwihn are real show-stoppers.
They are available for the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6. With 6 different colour options on offer (I love the tri color corgi on the green background the most!) they are bound to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.
Kiwihn has many other wonderful designs in her beautiful shop. Maybe an alpaca phone case is more your teen’s style? From sushi to flamingos, pugs to pizza and foxes to watermelons, this shop offers a wonderful range of phone cases, all in a kiwihen‘s unique style.
Personalized Sterling Silver Charm Pendant by DM Charm Co
This stunning sterling silver charm pendant has just the right balance of classy and cool. DM Charm Co can add any word (up to 8 or 9 characters) so it doesn’t have to be a name. Perhaps a significant date, or a special family word? The charm comes complete with a sterling silver chain and you can even add a birthstone dangle for just a few dollars more.
DM Charm Co offer a wide range of other personalized silver items too, including guitar picks and key chains. Maybe something there for the discerning teenage gentleman in your family?
The shop has been on Etsy for three years and has many sales and glowing reviews – buy with confidence from Daphne 🙂
Custom Leather Guitar Strap by TheLeatherSmithy
Now here is something very special for a music mad teenager. Lauren from The Leather Smithy will create a fantastic hand-tooled leather guitar strap for you. There are numerous options and Lauren invites you to contact her to discuss exactly what you would like. What a unique present!
The Leather Smithy is a well stocked shop with many different designs of guitar straps, dog collars, bracelets and more on offer. She even has a custom archery quiver! Admire the beautiful pictures and just imagine how wonderful these hand-tooled items will look in real life.. I bet they smell great too!
If you are looking for something truly unique for any member of the family this Christmas, then this could be the shop to check out.
Fairy Tote Bag by ArteRo
This beautiful fairy girl will be hand painted on to a sturdy tote bag when you buy from ArteRo this Christmas. So your teen could soon be walking around sporting her very own piece of original artwork, she is sure to get a lot of attention and be the envy of her friends.
Roberta from ArteRo has a charming shop full of her beautiful artwork. How about a gorgeous, original book mark for your favourite book worm? Or a colourful artprint to brighten a room. Roberta’s art is fresh and exciting, combining olde-world fantasy with modern styles and materials. Seriously stunning stuff and at such great prices too!
Personalized Cat Name Stamp by Remarkable Marks
Stationery is very on trend right now and this adorable cat themed personal rubber stamp is bound to be a big hit for a trendy teen present. Remarkable Marks will personalize with the name of your choice, making this stamp ideal for use in journals, envelopes, card making or just labelling up what is “mine get your paws off”.
The stamp also has a great glittery custom mount making it a gift that will be treasured.
Tamara from Remarkable Marks has many, many more designs in her exciting store. Lots more fun name stamps, but also some really classy address stamps too, love them.
With 5 years Etsy experience and a friendly proof system (to be sure you get exactly what you want on your stamp!), Remarkable Marks is well worth checking out. And this is a shop that offers lots of great Christmas shopping possibilities, for a wide range of family members.. or how about just treating yourself? I bet there is something in your world that would be much better for a personalized kitty stamp on it 😉
Cute Owls Hand Painted Silk Scarf by SilkScarvesPOLGANI
Just look at this adorable owl scarf! What a stunning present for a fashion conscious teen this Christmas. Olga from SilkScarvesPOLGANI hand paints her scarfs using skillful techniques to bring you unique products that will appeal to a wide range of ages. The scarf is 100% Habotai silk and signed by the artist.
SilkScarvesPOLGANI offer many other beautiful scarves in their Etsy store. As well as other owl themed ones (love the owls!) there are also vibrant floral themes, butterflies, rainbows, adorable cats and many more. These gorgeous wearable works of art would make great presents for any of the ladies in your life.
And Olga has a friendly returns policy, so you can buy with confidence (she knows you won’t want to return your beautiful scarf, of course!)
Men’s Satchel Bag by Crafty Calista
Having just the right bag is a big deal for many teen lads. It needs to be big enough to hold the important things and must definitely not look like a girly handbag! Oh yes, and it has to be cool too.
This handsome messenger bag from Crafty Calista fits the bill perfectly. Handmade with quality vinyl for lastability and sporting an eye-catching design on the flap, in a hot trending orange and black colour scheme. The bag is big enough to fit his essentials, including an iPad, and is worn cross-body which means it is easy to carry even when full. And don’t forget that because this is a handmade product, your lad will have something very special that his friends won’t have!
Calista from Crafty Calista has other equally attractive messenger bags on offer in her Etsy store. As well as other designs for the chaps, there are also some stunners for the ladies too. Now is your chance to carry a very special handmade bag and attract many admiring glances as you do so. And don’t forget that Calista has a super confident 30 day money back guarantee, so you know she stands by the quality of these beautiful pieces.
Customized Leather Journal by AnnaKisArt
Journals are really big right now so when you present your favourite teenager with this stunning leather clad journal, complete with her initial on the front, she is bound to be thrilled.
This burgundy journal, or notebook from AnnaKisArt is 240 pages long and features bronze hearts and corners. Choose the initial for the glass domed centre piece and this stunning journal will make an ideal, and very special Christmas gift.
Anna of AnnaKisArt has lots of other equally gorgeous journals and photo albums in her shop, all featuring beautiful leather covers with hand painting or embellishments to make them stand out from the crowd. She also has some really amazing pieces of artwork, again painted onto leather, both unusual and stunningly beautiful.
Steampunk Watch by dganin
My son came into the room as I was looking at this watch on Etsy and started going “Wow, wow”, which I took to mean he agrees with me that this is something which I bet any teenage guy would be more than thrilled to receive!
This incredible steampunk style wrist watch from dganin features an unusual two dial clock plus a compass and thermometer. This is one very, very special watch!
dganin have many other, equally amazing watches in their exciting Etsy store (designs for both men and women). The hard part would be deciding which watch to buy from your teen, they are all remarkable and bound to be a big hit on Christmas morning. Don’t forget the older men in your life too, what chap wouldn’t want to sport a watch that his friends will be envious of?
Reading Magnet Set by heart and willow
Looking for a little stocking filler for a discerning teenager? These on trend reading themed magnets from heartandwillow could be just the ticket.
Professionally made one inch magnets, each with an upbeat reading-related quote. Ideal for use with a magnetic board, on the fridge or stuck on a bedroom radiator (which is where I stuck loads of magnets when I was a teen). They come in a smart little tin, but you could even split up the set to use as cracker gifts or tiny presents too. Make your family bookworms smile 🙂
heartandwillow have over 300 magnet sets, pendants, pocket mirrors and bookmarks on offer, so there is bound to be something to suit your teens – as well as many other family members too. Check out the Winter Penguin magnets, they are my favourite.