90 Gifts for 17 Year Olds

Our Best 3 Picks

Best

Vinwark Northern Lights Projector

It’s a star projector, Bluetooth speaker, and white noise machine.

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Also Great

Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker

It has crystal-clear sound and can also be immersed up to 3 feet.

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Good on a Budget

Bluetooth Beanie Hat Headphones

Double-knit material with up to 20 hours of wireless listening time.

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Christmas Gifts for 17 Year Olds

Nike Air Jordans

Draws inspiration from the Air Jordan 1’s original “Shadow” colorway.

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Professional Scooter

It’s lightweight, foldable, and supports up to 220 lbs.

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Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite

Provides handheld play with a sleek design and integrated controls.

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Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller

This iPhone gamepad is compatible with leading cloud gaming services.

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Pickleball Set

Fiberglass paddles, 2 x 40-hole and 2 x 26-hole outdoor-indoor balls.

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Enhance Xbox Controller

More portable with superior ergonomics and intuitive button layout.

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Tie-Dyed Crocs

Timeless and lined, featuring an ethylene vinyl acetate sole.

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Monogram Necklace

Hypoallergenic 14K gold plated pendant with adjustable chain.

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Magnetic Dart Board

Magnetic Dart Board

A 2-in-1 game, double-sided board that measures 19.4" x 16.5”.

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TinyName Custom Name Necklace

It's 18k gold-plated and available in 3 colors and 5 different sizes.

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Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Spray

Features rich heart tones of guava, chocolate, and tuberose.

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Anker Portable Charger

A slim, pocket-sized, fast-charging necessity.

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Spalding Indoor-Outdoor Basketball

Spalding Indoor-Outdoor Basketball

With sponge backing and a tacky feel for maximum grip and handling.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Play lone-gun or in immersive multiplayer combat with new play modes.

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Fitness Inline Skates

Fitness Inline Skates

With a built-in frame for enhanced stability suited for newer skaters.

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Macrame Hammock Swing

It holds a maximum weight of 250 lbs and is made of cotton and steel.

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Hidrate Spark Smart Water Bottle

It's BPA-free, holds 20 oz and is available in 3 different colors.

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Samsung Tablet with Pen

Samsung Tablet with Pen

It has a slim metal design, crystal clear display, and dual speakers.

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Wireless Karaoke Microphone

It can be used as a wireless speaker, MP3 player, and recorder.

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Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter

A safe-to-ride transporter that runs on a lithium-ion battery.

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Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

They provide 65 hours of playtime and feature 6 EQ music modes.

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Soontrans Gaming Chair with Footrest

With a 90-150° reclining backrest, PU leather, and high-density foam.

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Wooden Marble Run Set

Build the 254pc 3D puzzle using logic and eye-hand coordination.

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Rechargeable Ring Light

It has 3 adjustable light modes and 4 brightness levels.

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Twinkle Lights Curtain

Twinkle Lights Curtain

Add some sparkle in a variety of vibrant colors and 8 lighting modes.

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Noise Cancellation Headphones

Noise Cancellation Headphones

You get 40 hrs of high-resolution music in noise-canceling mode.

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Mobile Gaming Controller

Connects to iPhone lightning port with rounded edges for better grip.

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Gamepad Neon Sign

Made of a flexible silicone light strip and has a low-voltage design.

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Birthday Gifts for 17 Year Olds

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE

It has a larger retina display size and advanced tracking sensors.

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LED Light-Up Baseball Cap

It has 3 different settings: fast flashing, slow flashing and solid.

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Portable Basketball Hoop, Goal, and Stand

Height-adjustable and made from steel and all-weather nylon mesh.

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Ododos Mini Belt Bag

Made of durable fabric, water-resistant, and has an adjustable strap.

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Fleece Hoodie

Made of cotton and polyester with a cotton-lined hood and ribbed cuff.

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Minimalist Wallet

Made of 100% genuine leather and has RFID tech to block RFID signals.

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OontZ Angle Bluetooth Speaker

Water-resistant with a 100-foot Bluetooth range for continuous play.

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Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Wirelessly connect your device and enjoy 12 hours of playtime.

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Spikeball Outdoor Lawn Game Set

Weighs ‎7 lbs and has foldable legs for easier set-up and storage.

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ROCCAT Elo X Stereo Headset

Perfect gaming headset with detachable noise cancelling microphone.

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Mixify Make your own Nail Polish Kit

It's 100% vegan, toxin-free, quick drying and long lasting!

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ATIMO LED Multi-Function Waterproof Watch for Kids

It's water-resistant for up to 50 meters, with a durable resin strap

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Sunset Projection Lamp

This TikTok sensation features 16 different colors and gradients.

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JBL Clip 4 Portable Mini Speaker

JBL Clip 4 Portable Mini Speaker

Waterproof, dustproof; clip it on and venture into the great outdoors.

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Rubix Cube Set

Rubix Cube Set

A 5-pack of Rubik’s Cubes with good cornering and smooth twisting.

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Big-Hearted Stuffed Animal

Strong stitching keeps seams from unraveling and it's easy to clean.

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Multifunctional Bluetooth Charger

Functions as a Bluetooth speaker, night light and charging station.

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Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker

It has crystal-clear sound and can also be immersed up to 3 feet.

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Hot Sugar Makeup Kit

46 eye shadows, 20 lip balms, 2 blushes, 2 lip glosses, and more.

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All-in-one Portable Ping Pong Set

Weighs about 2 lbs and is easy to set up on any table up to 72" wide.

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The Koby Bag

The Koby Bag

Waterproof, leak-resistant, easy to clean, and adequate storage space.

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Stainless Steel Watch

Has a 22 mm band width and scratch-resistant mineral crystal glass.

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Pyle Classical Acoustic Guitar Kit

This handcrafted 6-string guitar comes with a clip-on digital tuner.

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Gaming Floor Chair

It’s easy to assemble and folds down for storage when not in play.

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Selfie Stick with Tripod Stand and Phone Holder

Will hold most 2.5” x 3.7” phones; has a control distance of 32 ft.

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Clocky Alarm on Wheels

Clocky Alarm on Wheels

Super loud, will jump, wheel around and make sure you’re awake.

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Vinwark Northern Lights Projector

It’s a star projector, Bluetooth speaker, and white noise machine.

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Useful Gifts for 17 Year Olds

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

With tips like hosting a film festival, making a podcast, and more.

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Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You’re a Girl

Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You’re a Girl

An inspiring look at what defines the most competitive females.

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Copper Crest Hooded Jacket

It's 100% polyester and wrapped in a Microtex Lite II Taffeta shell.

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Switch Carrying Case

Has a durable hard shell and a hook loop to secure the device.

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Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror

With 16 LED lights and a touch screen sensor that adjusts brightness.

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KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera

A combination of a powerful 5 MP sensor with a wide angle f/2 lens.

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Personalized Travel Jewelry Case

Personalized Travel Jewelry Case

Made from faux leather, it’s waterproof and seals with a zipper.

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Aprons

Aprons

Made of Oxford fabric with an adjustable neck strap to alter length.

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Elastic Shoe Lace

Made with zero-memory elastic rubber, they offer a comfortable fit.

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Rose Gold Compact Makeup Mirror

Rose Gold Compact Makeup Mirror

The message is laser engraved to ensure it stays clear and sharp.

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Phone-Camera-Lens

Phone Camera Lens

It comes with a 198° fisheye-, 120° wide-angle-, and a macro lens.

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Bluetooth Beanie Hat Headphones

Double-knit material with up to 20 hours of wireless listening time.

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Nelomo Universal Professional Camera Lens Kit

A 4-in-1 lens including a 20X macro lens and 2.0X zoom telephoto lens.

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Sony SRS-XB13 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Extra bass, durable for the outdoors, and has a 16-hour battery life.

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Guitar Pick Punch

Make custom handmade guitar picks with this premium guitar pick maker.

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Unique Gifts for 17 Year Olds

Sterling Silver Pressed Flower Teardrop Earrings

Sterling Silver Pressed Flower Teardrop Earrings

It features real dried flowers grown in Mexico and preserved in resin.

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Movo Tripod Vlog Kit V7

Includes a shotgun mic, smartphone grip, LED light, and more.

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A Simple Guide on How to Build a Bike

A fun DIY manual with 176 pages of fully-illustrated instructions.

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Sarcasm Periodic Table Element Shirt

A classic fit made of cotton and polyester and it's machine washable.

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Japanese Anime One-Piece Poster

An unframed, 15.75"L x 11.81"W canvas print that's fade-resistant.

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Stocking Stuffers for Men Funny Gifts Gaming Socks Beanie Winter Hat

It's made of 85% cotton and the beanie fits a circumference of 25".

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SANKILL Unisex 3D Novelty Hoodies

It's made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex and available in 15 designs.

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Tony Hawk Skateboard

9-ply maple deck perfect for cruising, carving, and tricks.

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Portable Roller Drift Skates

Portable Roller Drift Skates

Wear-resistant sandpaper increases friction for better skating.

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Cellphone Sanitizer

For complete 360º UV-C disinfection that kills 99.99% of germs.

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Easy Disk Soft Catch Frisbee

Flies 100+ ft; won't hurt fingers, break or dent items upon collision.

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Astro Boy Building Kit

1,258 pieces set of creative collectible build-and-display models.

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Sushi Box Socks

3 pairs of socks made of 80% cotton suited for casual and formal wear.

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Apple AirPods Pro

They have adaptive EQ to tune music to the shape of your ear.

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Tactical Pen

Not just a pen; an LED flashlight, a glass breaker, and a multi-tool.

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The Way Things Work Now

Captures the latest developments in tech that most impact our lives.

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Paladone Escape Room Game

Solve riddles, puzzles, and math problems to open the lock to win!

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Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

It’s handwoven from natural cotton thread that’s non-allergenic.

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Inspirational Sports Stories

A life lesson tool about perseverance from resilient athletes.

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Manual to Manhood

Contains 100 step-by-step instructions on stuff a guy needs to know.

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At age 17, teenagers become increasingly invested in their futures and independence, their friendships tend to become more important than family, and they develop a deeper capacity for more intimate relationships. These are all important aspects to keep in mind when finding the best gifts for 17-year-olds.

Choosing the Best Gifts for 17-Year-Olds

The best gifts for teenagers this age are ones that help them explore their individual interests and perhaps even develop them further into potential career options. Are they into sports or have they shown more interest in artistic pursuits? Identify gift ideas that could encourage their sporty or arty side.

Since friendship is very important for them and they’re probably spending most of their time with their peers, reach out to them for some insights into possible gifts they might appreciate that you would have never even considered. You might surprise them with your inside knowledge.

How We Identified the Best Gifts for 17-Year-Olds

When identifying the best gifts for 17-year-olds, the important developmental milestones at this age helped inform our selection to ensure we provide you with the most appropriate gift ideas for those typically difficult teenagers.

We considered that teenagers at this age are starting to develop their identity and have a greater need to express their individuality through what they wear and what their interests are. We included various statement clothing items to encourage their self-expression and quirky gadgets to cater to their unique interests. Since friendship is such a key component of their development, we also included gifts that encourage group activities and engagement such as board games and card games.

Tips for Buying the Best Gifts for 17-Year-Olds

  1. Reinforce the importance of self-expression
    Find gifts that help them express their unique personality. Just make sure you know exactly what kind of gifts will capture their personality and identity the most effectively.
  2. Encourage social interaction
    Since spending time with their friends is something the majority of teenagers value most at this age, look for gifts that will ideally play a role in strengthening their friendship bonds.
  3. Stir up their interests
    The teen years are imbued with various quirky phases as they try out different interests and hobbies to find what tickles their fancy. You could go completely left field and introduce them to something they’ve never shown interest in or you could play it safe and find a gift that perfectly plays into their unique tastes.