Rooomy Loves – Teen Edit
Rooomy Loves – Teens
This feature is the breath of fresh air, it’s the break from the norm, it’s when Rooomy gets to share great finds that are nothing to do with interiors, but that I’m confident you’ll love! Taken from Issue 9, the Teen Edit, here are some great gift ideas for teens.
Being a teen has NEVR been easy, we remember what it was like still, right?
With lockdown in place life for teens just became a lot harder in a way we do not understand.
All the same dramas still apply, social awareness, exam pressure, self-image and the rest. And as we know the last decade has made it a whole lot harder for them, and us parents with the explosion of social media. I won’t list all the downsides, there are simply too many; in a nutshell, their brains are not developed enough to cope with social media, however now it comes into its own as a great way to stay in touch with their friends when contact is not allowed. What a conundrum.
How do we help them manage some sort of balance?
Enter Teen Breathe, a magazine jam packed with ideas, articles and tips to help your teen explore how to pay attention to everything they do, because being curious and staying positive can bring out the very best. A person who’s comfortable and proud in their own skin, is open to ideas and follows their dreams. It’s a bi-monthly publication and you can get your subscription here.
Music, the key to most teenagers’ hearts. For decades teens have been plugged into Walkman’s, discmans, iPods and now it’s wireless headphones.
I wanted to find a gadget that means they can share their music with their friends, maybe even family or at least just listen in the solace of their room, without having to put headphones in or on. I came across this great find from Ultimate Ears. Their Megaboom 3 is a Bluetooth speaker balancing features, sound quality and value better than any of its rivals, with an impressive 20-hour battery life and the ability to stereo pair and daisy chain with other UE speakers.
Perfect for solo enjoyment or creating more of a party! Oh, and it’s water proof and comes in 8 colour options!
A great gift for your teen or their friend or the niece or nephew that you just don’t know what to get for their birthday. They can keep all their precious memories and souvenirs in this amazing wall mounted scrap book! The unique top loading frame allows you to store all your keepsakes in one safe place. A unique gift for Birthdays, travel, tickets stubs and programmes!
Friendships become number one priority for teens. Which means parties must be attended, staying away will happen a lot more and sleepovers at home may increase too. In the spirit of supporting this development and not wanting to be scrambling around for extra bedding when they bring all their friends’ round at the last minute, then these secrete pillows will become your ally.
With loads of colour options, they provide a cushion all year round and in emergencies roll out into a much-needed blanket!
The best part is you’ll be supporting an incredible project in India, allowing women who face social and economic challenges to make their own money I a safe environment whilst receiving training, material and support from Secrete Projects, currently working across six Indian states.
Stationary! There is so much awesome stationary about, but these sticky notes by Emily Brooks jumped out at me because of their mini calls to action; You Got This, Love This Idea and Don’t Forget. A phrase we hear more and more is that our brains are like an internet browser, too many tabs open. Organisation is key and it’s great if they can learn young! I love the bright positive colours and the more mature illustrations, no emoji’s to be found here.
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