Teenagers are notoriously picky which can make buying a gift for one feel like a nightmare. We all remember living through those sensitive high school years when appearing “cool” is so important. That means choosing a gift that’s too “kiddie” will seem like an insult. Conversely, giving an item that’s too “adult” will be of little interest. We’re here to help you strike the perfect balance.
The best advice we have is to put yourself in the teen’s shoes. Try and imagine what gifts you would have liked at their age. For instance, tech gifts are almost always a solid bet. Teens know how to use their smartphones and other gadgets better than you do, so you might as well feed into it. We’ve got all manner of gifts for teens that will match any taste. Check out these 35 gifts for teenagers!
$199.99 at the time of publication
This is a tech splurge that cannot possibly disappoint. For the last couple of years, AirPods have been a fan favorite when it comes to wireless headphones, which is also why it makes for the perfect gift. It will allow a teen to connect with friends, listen to their favorite music, and ignore their parents. Perfect!
$14.99 at the time of publication
For all the teen football fans out there, these are the perfect stocking stuffer. These homemade socks read, “If you can read this, leave me alone. I’m watching the Green Bay Packers.” And, you can pick their favorite team! These novelty socks are the perfect small gift for a sport’s fan, but feel free to troll them by getting their least favorite team!
$56 at the time of publication
For just $56 get two Tile Pros for that teen in your life who is always losing something. Whether it be their keys or even their wallet, the Tile Pro makes it so that they aren’t turning their room or car upside down looking for their very important items. The Tile Pro is the perfect tech gift this year that uses Bluetooth technology to find whatever it’s attached to within 400 feet. If you know a teen, you know they can’t keep track of anything. This is a gift and a problem solver!
$14 at the time of publication
Three lip glosses for just $14, now that’s a deal. It’s a high-shine and lightweight lip gloss that sparkles and gleams, unlike its competitors. It’s also made of clean ingredients that you’ll never feel guilty about! If you know a teen who enjoys experimenting with makeup or who just really loves Lady Gaga, these would make for a great gift.
$34.99 at the time of publication
If you know a teen who loves wearing their Apple Watch, then this is a personalized and thoughtful gift you can get for them that is truly special. TwoCraftySeesters sell Apple Watch bands that can be engraved with a special message. You could choose their name, a special quote, or an inside joke you share!
$289 at the time of publication
Well, if you liked the idea of a personalized watch band as a gift, but felt your teen will need a watch to go with it, the Apple Watch is a great piece of tech that allows users to check the time and many other pieces of data with just a glance. They also work well as fitness trackers for active teens. There are hundreds of apps available to make this watch very attractive to most teens. Put time on their side!
$25.99 at the time of publication
A bright idea! These LED lights are Alexa and Google Home compatible and the perfect gift for teens who can use them to decorate their bedroom! There like today’s version of a lava lamp. We have no doubt that teenagers can come up with some of the most unique uses for these strip lights.
$69.99 at the time of publication
Disney+ has countless shows and movies that teens will love. We mean, simply having every Disney movie and creation at your fingertips is a gift in and of itself. Some teens run from their childhood favorite movies, but that’s okay! If they’re not into watching Cinderalla, there are plenty of other films and TV. The catalogue is huge so there’s definitely something for every teen on this platform.
$169.95 at the time of publication
It’s a boot for every day and every occasion. The UGG Classic boot with its sheepskin insert makes for the coziest of footwear and most definitely worth the splurge! Who doesn’t like having warm and comfy feet all winter long?
$23.95 at the time of publication
If you’ve got a responsible teen who frequently engages in outdoor activities like hiking and hunting, this personalized gift would be an upgrade to a standard pocket knife. We urge you to only purchase this gift for older teens and to have a conversation about safety. A pocket knife is endlessly handy and they’ll cherish this special one for years.
$24.94 at the time of publication
Some teens are especially messy—wallet, keys, phone, watch, reading glasses, and more are constantly littered around the home. So why not help them keep their nightstand or dresser organized with this Wooden Docking Station? It has a special place for all of those things to go when they no longer have to carry them around. And this homemade gift can also be personalized.
$39.93 at the time of publication
This kit provides everything from the ingredients to the essential oils to the molds to make the best homemade bath bombs. How fun is that? If you know a teen who loves soaking in the tub after various sport practices or just to relax, this kit will let them create the ideal experience. Plus, it’s a fun activity!
$20 at the time of publication
Do you know someone who is always taking notes, writing down thoughts and ideas, someone who always has a notebook on hand? If so, this homemade gift of a Pocket Leather Journal Notebook that can be personalized with their initials. Little teens often have big ideas and this is the perfect place for them to keep them.
$264 at the time of publication
Give the gift of ultimate comfort. It’s another splurge, but come on, it’s cashmere, and something we know the recipient of this amazing gift will never take off. Here’s a pick from Oprah’s gift guide. She said, “A cardigan with a hood? I’m in.” Go ahead and get one for yourself too!
$18 at the time of publication
We all know teens love their sweet Starbucks coffee drinks! This is a really cool personalized homemade gift that you can give someone that will not only help that coffee lover in your life reduce their waste but every time they indulge in a delicious cup of coffee they’ll think of you.
$89.99 at the time of publication
When it comes to traveling or toting sports gear to and from school, nothing keeps your stuff more organized than a good, solid duffle bag. And people rave about these Herschel Novel Duffel Bags. This is especially good for teens involved in plenty of afterschool activities. If you know your teen is about to take a special trip, this is a handsome duffel will allow them to do it in style.
$59.99 at the time of publication
This photo printer is compatible with iOS, Android, and Bluetooth tech. This gift is perfect for the teen who loves taking photos and printing them out immediately to display on their locker, mirror, walls, diary, or wherever. Because this printer is mobile, they can take to school to print out photos to share with friends and teachers.
$15.99 at the time of publication
This cool intersection between tech and fashion is the perfect stocking stuffer for that runner or bike rider in your life. It comes in a waffle knit or a woven knit and Bluetooth headphones built into it so they never have to worry about their earbuds falling out or cords annoying them during an outdoor workout. Just make sure that the teen doesn’t plan on wearing this to school and tuning out their teachers.
$375 at the time of publication
Here’s another musical gift. Do you know a teen that wants to start their very own vinyl record collection? How cool is this record player cabinet that both houses a record player and acts as storage for all of their new vinyl? This handmade and homemade record player cabinet is the perfect gift and perfect addition to any room.
$53.78 at the time of publication
Equally as cool as the LED Strip lights is this Star Projector Night Light. Teens can choose from a million colors and a handful of different scenes and this projector mixed with the LED lights would make any room any vibe. It’s like the fancy discoball that teens didn’t know they wanted.
$148.99 at the time of publication
With a lot of people home, this means many of those houses are full. And with school and work happening at the same time, these Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones will allow a teen to escape the hectic nature of home right now. Beats are great headphones that will make their favorite music and more sound even richer.
$12.99 at the time of publication
With most of us still staying home, many are still stuck having to share the television. This screen magnifier for a cell phone can help during those moments when the game is on and so is The Bachelorette. The decision between who gets the big-screen television and who gets the screen magnifier well that’s up to a family, but there is nothing like giving the gift of tech that will also help avoid an argument in the household.
$16.99 at the time of publication
For a teen who enjoys wearing makeup, this mascara by Honest Beauty is a two-for. Not only is it a mascara but it’s a lash primer as well. The 2-in-1 helps to boost lash length, volume, and definition. It’s also silicone-free, paraben-free, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, and also cruelty-free.
$91.99 at the time of publication
With its five-day battery life, track steps, distance, hourly activity, active minutes, and calories burned with FitBit Inspire. Tech doesn’t just have to contribute to our static ways, but it can also be used to get us one step closer to our health goals. Teens who play sports or are involved with other physical activities like cross-country running or marching band can keep track of all of their activity with this tracker.
$129.99 at the time of publication
For teens who just can’t get enough reading, a Kindle is an excellent gift that makes getting into a good book even better. With the Kindle Paperwhite, a teen will be able to carry her entire library of books with no extra baggage. Plus, it’s waterproof — so she can unwind with a good story while she’s taking a bath or read carefree by the pool.
$596.96 at the time of publication
If there is a teen on your list who has been dying to get their hands on a new camera, this may be the deal and the splurge you want to go for. For less than $600, you can gift a Nokia DSLR camera and two lenses. We recommend this gift for kids who are really into photography and know their way around a camera.
$22 at the time of publication
Want a gift that will keep on giving? Well, this variety pack of face masks from Anthropologie is just that. These seven single-use face masks will give a teen a full range of benefits: brightening, exfoliating, boosting elasticity, tightening pores, and more. Because this is a variety pack, chances are that a teen will find at least one they love to use.
$329 at the time of publication
Now, this piece of tech is sure to make someone really smile. The Apple iPad is so much more than just a tablet. It can be a book for that avid reader, a place to take notes while at school, or a device to bring their creative ideas to life. The iPad is something for everyone and won’t disappoint when given as a gift to a teen.
$14.40 at the time of publication
Finally, a crayon your teen still wants to use. There are 22 shades of this gorgeous full-coverage lip pencil! And it’s interesting formula allows it to glide on with ease prior to adding their favorite lipstick for the perfect lip look! This affordable gift is perfect stuffed in a stocking.
$229 at the time of publication
These Facebook Portal Pluses could be a great gift for teens who are currently not in school due to school closures. Not only do they have a 15.6” touch screen display but it is also compatible with other Alexa devices and the “smart camera automatically pans and zooms, keeping everyone in the frame while they move and talk freely.” It will be great for a teen to connect with friends that they might not get to see as regularly as they’d like these days.
$9.99 at the time of publication
Can you guess which celebrity owns the Flower beauty brand? Here’s a hint, she recently became the host of her very own talk show. Did you guess Drew Barrymore? If so, you’re right! This liquid blush has gotten rave reviews and it’s created with clean ingredients and is a steal at this price. If you’re after an inexpensive gift to throw in the stocking, your teen will love this.
$44 at the time of publication
Most people have a cell phone, and a lot of people have iPhones. And we all know that it is imperative to have a protective case on those phones at all times to prevent any cracked screens. Teens and screens do not play well together. That is exactly why gifting someone a phone case the protects all parts of the phone is so important and it’s something they’ll use every day!
$23.80 at the time of publication
Do you know a teen who loves to cook and bake? Nothing is more thoughtful than giving someone you love a book of your most delicious recipes for them to make. And, Enjoy The Wood makes these beautiful Wooden Recipe Book Binders to help them put all of their recipes in one place!
$899 at the time of publication
An Apple MacBook on sale is certainly hard to come by and this one, in particular, is currently $100 off. So if your teen has been begging you for a MacBook, the time to pull the trigger is now. Kids can use this device for school and for enjoyment and it’s light as can be and easy to transport from school to home.
$95.99 at the time of publication
This VicTsing WiFi Wireless Bluetooth Mini Projector with Tripod gives you the gift of a big screen and all you need is this, a smartphone, and wifi. This is perfect for teens who want to entertain themselves in their room or who have friends over for a gathering. If you’ve got a teen who’s off to college soon, consider this gift for them to keep their dorm.
There you go! 25 amazing gifts that most teenagers would love to call their own. Shopping for people at this age can be tough, but we hope we provided you with plenty of ideas to make their day a bit more special with these amazing items. Tech gifts are great idea as they can help young people connect with each other and learn more.
We hope we made your shopping a little easier! Happy hunting!
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