Gifts for Selfie-Obsessed Teen

Gift Guide 2015

Don't just buy a selfie stick. They're obnoxious and cumbersome, and you're better than that. Instead, get the kid whose fingers constantly swipe and tap across a small touchscreen something that will open up an entire world of selfie-taking, Facebooking, Instagramming and Tweeting possibilities no matter where they are.

TEXTING GLOVES

Help that phone-loving teen keep his or her hands warm with a pair of winter gloves that don't interfere with a touchscreen. $30 • Sport Town • 511 W. Main




PORTABLE CHARGER

That annoying little box: "Low Battery: 20% of Battery Remaining." It's the bane of any selfie snapper's existence. Free them from standard battery life with a portable phone charger. No outlet or vehicle required. Try the ZOHM TECH PWRstick that works with iPhones and Androids. $16 • Wollnick's General Store • 421 W. Main

LIFEPROOF PHONE CASE

You're not going to stop them from taking selfies anywhere they please — on the beach, in the snow, over a bridge, maybe even standing over the toilet. But you can protect the phone with a LifeProof case. Waterproof, dirtproof, shatterproof, snowproof. $78 • REI • 1125 N. Monroe

SELFIE LENS

Add some dynamic to those selfies with a clip-on selfie lens. The olloclip 3-in-1 comes with wide angle, fisheye and macro lenses. $60 • Target • 9770 N. Newport Hwy.♦

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