Finding the perfect gift for teens is not easy, especially with seemingly ever-changing trends. This holiday season, consider global gifts for teens in your life. These gifts can introduce teenagers to new foods or languages from around the world—and have them dreaming of their future travels!
Here are 5 thoughtful global gifts for teens:
🎁 Global snack subscription box
Give your teen the gift of sampling global cuisine without needing a passport. Snack subscription boxes like Universal Yums and Snack Crate send a delicious assortment of snacks from a new country every month. From Belgian truffles to spicy chips from Pakistan, each box is filled with snacks from around the globe that your teen will love to try!
🎁 Maps and globes to record your past travels – and plan your next adventure!
Is your teenager already well-traveled? Help your teen record their travels – and dream about their next journey – with a scratch-off style world map. If your teen hasn’t had the chance to travel much yet, you can still help encourage their wanderlust! This push pin globe makes it easy for your teenager to plot their travel goals.
🎁 Wall art celebrating world languages
Help your teenager give their room a global vibe with wall art that displays their love of world languages! Check out this set of wall prints that colorfully displays how to say “hello” and “goodbye” in over 20 languages. Alternatively, you can gift your teen wall decals that welcome visitors in over 20 languages – plus, they can also be used as stickers to give their laptop or other belongings a global aesthetic!
🎁 Books that increase language learning
Help take your teen’s language learning to the next level with the Short Stories series by Olly Richards. Available in skill levels from beginner to intermediate, these short stories are an excellent and fun way for teens to increase their world language knowledge. The series is available in several languages, including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Korean and Arabic.
🎁 Jewelry with a global message
Looking to give your teen a global gift that will make an impact? Article22 is a Brooklyn-based ethical and sustainable jewelry company that is working to help the people of Laos. In the 1960s and 70s, the United States dropped 250 million bombs on Laos – of which 80 million failed to detonate. Through their partnership with Mines Advisory Group (MAG), Article22 works to help clear the unexploded bombs and hires local artisans (at fair wages) to melt down the bombs into jewelry. While all their jewelry makes an impact, teens with a global interest will love pieces like the Peace All Around Bangle, which features the word “peace” in 22 languages.
Other holiday gift guides:
- Global Gifts for Babies and Toddlers (Ages 0-4)
- Global Gifts for Kids (Ages 5-8)
- Global Gifts for Tweens (Ages 9-12)