Last minute tween & teen Christmas gift ideas

There are only 10 days till Christmas Day and if you’re still struggling for ideas on what to get the tween or teen in your life, here is my list of the top 3 things that could be bought in store or ordered online now and still be here in time for the big day on December 25th.

1. Arckit

This has been one of the biggest hits in our house over the last 12 months. Father Christmas brought Anna an Arckit A60 set last Christmas and I can safely say that it’s been one of the most played with things in our house in 2017. Arckit building block kits are actually made in Co. Wicklow and were created by Irish architect Damien Murtagh.

This award-winning business has gone from strength to strength and have expanded their range of kits so that there is a set for all ages. The Arckit TinyTown sets are perfect for little ones aged 5+ whilst the Arckit Masterplan sets would be enjoyed by teens aged 14 upwards and we all know how tricky it is to buy gifts for this age group!

Saucepan Kids recommend Archkit Masterplan set as the perfect Christmas present for teens and tweens

Many Arckit sets have 30% off right now on the Arckit website. There is currently free shipping on all orders over €50 and if you order by December 18th, your own Arckit set is guaranteed to arrive in time for the big day! The only problem will be choosing which set to buy.

2. Sony Bluetooth HeadphonesSony wireless headphones available from Argos - Saucepan Kids

If your tween or teen doesn’t have a pair of these already, then wireless headphones really are the perfect Christmas gift as they can be used everywhere from listening to music in the garden to enjoying a movie in the car on their tablet.

It’s worth investing in a pair with a long battery life so that they can be used on long car journeys. These Sony MDR-ZX220BT Bluetooth Wireless Headphones have a reliable 8 hours of battery and my three have a pair and we can vouch for this claim. They’re also really comfortable to wear as they’re padded.

If you’re going to have more than one pair in the house, I’d recommend getting different colours to avoid confusion and arguments!

They’re currently available at Argos stores around Ireland for €47.87.

3. Kindle PaperwhiteKindle Paperwhite available now from Amazon to order in time for Christmas - Saucepan Kids

Many kids love reading and what better way to embrace that passion than with a Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon.

This 6″ glare-free e-reader isn’t the basic model however it has a built-in back light which makes reading on dark Irish evenings a more enjoyable experience. The resolution is also twice as good so it’s much sharper than the basic Kindle. The paperwhite model is currently available to buy on Amazon for £94.99 which makes it a pricey gift however once purchased, e-books are alot cheaper than traditional books.

Delivery is free and if it’s ordered today (December 15th) it will arrive to an Irish address between December 22nd and 23rd.



Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post and does not contain affiliate links. We were gifted with a set from Arckit however we had already purchased our own Arckit set. 

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