Teen years (ages 13+)
Desperate to get your housebound teen up and moving? Gift these impressive headphones and you can be sure they’ll want to go out and show them off. Sure, they’ll come in handy for remote learning and listening to music at home, but they’ll also encourage teens to take an extra lap or two around the block. For a more budget-friendly option, consider the popular, stylish, but less spendy Skullcandy Riff headphones for under $50.
Nerf Rival Roadhouse XX-1500 Blaster, $24.99 (ages 14 and older)
Getting teens outside during the winter takes a little parental ingenuity. Wrapping up this teen-approved toy will up your parental street cred — unlike other Nerf Blasters, this one is made specifically for big kids. It also comes with built-in safety features and doesn’t require batteries.
For a trendy, they-won’t-know-they’re-exercising electronics gift that won’t end up mangled and discarded come January, drop a drone in your cart. Teens’ step count will spike as they track this well-reviewed drone around the neighborhood. Its relatively long flying time and easy-to-use interface minimize the frustration factor.
Just Dance 2021, $49.99
Sometimes, kids just need to dance. For a giftable game that keeps kids moving on rainy indoor days, scoop up Just Dance 2021. The twelfth game in the Just Dance series is set to release in November for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5. Co-op, kids’ and quickplay modes invite the entire family to bust a move. Just try to resist.