40 Gifts for Teens

Our Best 3 Picks

Best

Nike Air Force 1

Has a padded collar and rubber sole with a pivot-circle treat pattern.

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Also Great

Elago Charging Hub

It’s been redesigned to fit all Apple AirPods Pro versions.

Buy Now for $28.99

Good on a Budget

DIY Miniature House Kit

Comes with kits to build shelves, books, furniture, and more.

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Auking Mini Projector

Has the latest 7500 lumens and 1080p HD resolution for sharp images.

Buy Now for $89.99

Bluetooth Speaker with Lights

4-in-1-function as Bluetooth speaker, nightlight, holder, and charger.

Buy Now for $32.99

DIY Miniature House Kit

Comes with kits to build shelves, books, furniture, and more.

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2.5L USB Plug-in Jellyfish Lamp

With a leak-proof design, 7 colors and 4 adjustable water flow speeds.

Buy Now for $29.99

Unisex Crocs

100% synthetic with a faux-fur lining and ethylene vinyl acetate sole.

Buy Now for $17.30

Birthday Gifts for Teens

Nike Air Force 1

Has a padded collar and rubber sole with a pivot-circle treat pattern.

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Apple Watch

With an aluminum case and braided solo yarn and silicone loop.

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Ray Ban Square Sunglasses

Has 100% UV protection, acetate frames and multiple frame/lens colors.

Buy Now for $180.00

Birthdate Candles

Combines astrology, numerology and tarot to create 365 candles.

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AstroAI Mini Fridge

With a 4-liter capacity and removable shelf, it stores 6 cans/12 oz.

Buy Now for $40.99

Cool Gifts for Teens

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

It’s waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof and gives 12 hrs playback.

Buy Now for $18.99
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Instax Camera

Upgraded with a macro lens adapter for close-ups — prints 60 photos.

Buy Now for $83.25

Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones

Has active noise canceling and gives up to 22 hours listening time.

Buy Now for $179.03

Sunset Projection Lamp

This TikTok sensation features 16 different colors and gradients.

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Custom Headphone Stand this one

This biodegradable 3D-printed headphone stand comes in 3 colors.

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Valentine's Day Gifts for Teens

Spa Gift Basket

This 12-piece set includes a clay mask, mud mask, hand cream and more.

Buy Now for $59.97

Big Sis Little Sis Matching Jewelry Set

Made of alloy with crystals and come in a jewelry box.

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Valentine’s Day Bath Bombs

With a black raspberry vanilla phthalate- and paraben-free scent.

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Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Kit

Includes 2 bags of 55% dark chocolate chips and organic cocoa powder.

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Valentine’s Day T-shirt

The design is film pressed with a professional grade heat press.

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Fun Gifts For Teens

Meta Quest 2

Meta Quest 2

Virtual reality headset with a fast processor and high-res display.

Buy Now for $238.74

Mario Kart Pro Deluxe Steering Wheel

It has an ergonomic true-to-life design and comes with pedals.

Buy Now for $99.99

Magneto Cruiser Longboard

Made of bamboo veneer with a maple core and 70 mm urethane wheels.

Buy Now for $69.99

Hiboy S2 Lite Electric Scooter

With a 250W motor for speeds up to 13 mph and a double braking system.

Buy Now for $294.99
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Enjoy handheld play on the go with a high-definition 6.2-inch screen.

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Electronic Gifts for Teens

HD Gaming Monitor

A 49” 1800R curved ultra-wide monitor with 144Hz and free sync 2 HDR.

Buy Now for $751.84

Revlon One-Step Volumizer

It features 3 heat/speed settings with a cool option for styling.

Buy Now for $33.95

Oral B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush

Has 3 modes and removes 300% more plaque along the gumline.

Buy Now for $46.08

Elago Charging Hub

It’s been redesigned to fit all Apple AirPods Pro versions.

Buy Now for $28.99

Ring Light with Tripod

A 10” ring light with a 50” extendable tripod stand and 3 color modes.

Buy Now for $46.05

Outdoor Gifts for Teens

Blue Speed Racer Boomerang

Optimized for fast catch and with easy-to-follow instructions.

Buy Now for $17.95

GoSports Slammo Game Set

A volleyball-style game; return or spike balls to the net in 3 hits.

Buy Now for $39.99

GlowCity Glow-In-The-Dark Basketball

The 29.5” basketball has 2 lights that can glow for up to 30 hours.

Buy Now for $28.99
Wekapo Inflatable Lounger

Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa

This unique air sofa with a pillow headrest doesn’t require a pump.

Buy Now for $39.98

Drone with Camera

120° wide-angle quadcopter with gravity sensor, and voice control.

Buy Now for $89.99

Disney Gifts for Teens

Big Disney Puzzle

A 1,500 pc stained glass puzzle featuring popular Disney characters.

Buy Now for $50.00

Fun Disney Baseball Cap

It’s made from 100% cotton — hand wash only.

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Colorful AirPods Case

A shock-absorbent animated cartoon AirPods case with a keychain.

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Minnie Mouse Makeup Bag

Made of soft leather, it can be used a cosmetics or toiletries bag.

Buy Now for $6.99

“Snow White” Notebook

A Moleskin notebook with 240 lined ivory pages and storage folders.

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The teenage years are a time of many physical and emotional changes as adolescents journey toward early adulthood. As they grow, learn, and discover themselves, their likes and dislikes begin to change, so gifts should appeal to their ever-expanding interests. 

Choosing the best gifts for teenagers

The teenage years are an exciting time of transformation and discovery, as well as confusion. Teenage boys and girls experience many physical, emotional, and mental changes as they undergo puberty and begin their journeys of self-discovery and maturation. As they learn more about themselves, their interests begin to evolve and they look for ways to express and validate their experience. 

The teenage years range from 13 to 18 years old. When buying gifts, not only should you keep their changing interests in mind, but you should base it according to which end of the age spectrum they fall on — a 13-year-old’s interests will differ greatly from an 18-year-old’s. If it’s a younger teen, popular Disney gifts that they loved in their preteen years might still appeal to them, whereas if it’s an older teen, trendier and more sophisticated gifts are appropriate.

Ask yourself what the teen in your life enjoys doing. Do they spend a lot of time playing with the latest gadgets, do they enjoy expressing themselves creatively, or do they prefer being active and socializing with friends? Their interests should inform your gift-buying decisions, and you can then opt for the trendiest gadgets on the market, unique accessories and decorative items that they can express themselves with, or gadgets and social games that they can enjoy with their friends.

How we identified the best gifts for teenagers

Teenagers grow and develop with the latest trends, and social media plays a huge role in their lives. They favor the coolest gadgets as well as tools of expression as they begin to assert their personal identities. Additionally, they become very social and the older they get, the bigger the influence their peers have over them. 

We considered all these elements and selected gifts that are popular among younger and older teens for their “cool factor,” functionality, and as tools of self-expression. Our stylish items of clothing, such as Nike sneakers, and tech gadgets that include items like Bluetooth speakers are some of the most popular on the market and they facilitate a teen’s desire to “fit in,” and have what’s trending. Because they’re also discovering and establishing who they are, we included many unique decorative items and accessories that they can use to personalize their space and express themselves. 

As they begin to spend more time with friends, it’s also important for them to bond in fun and meaningful ways. For this reason, we selected items that can immortalize the memories they create, such as instant cameras, as well as games and sports toys that facilitate social activities.  

For the older teens, we chose more age-appropriate gifts that will appeal to their maturing interests and that even prepare them for adulthood.  

Tips for buying the best gifts for teenagers

  1. Their age is important
    Teens who have just entered adolescence have vastly different interests compared to a 17- or 18-year-old who’s getting ready to enter adulthood. Keep this in mind when buying a gift, so you can ensure it’s age-appropriate and that it’s something that will appeal to their emotional and mental wants and needs.
  2. Celebrate them
    The teenage years are some of the most exciting in anyone’s life. It’s a period characterized by change and self-discovery, so when buying a gift, make it one that’s a celebration of the young person they are and who they’re becoming. You’ll make them feel special, understood, and loved.
  3. Stay on-trend
    There are no two ways about it, teenagers like what’s cool. They’re influenced by the trends and by what’s popular among their peers. If you’re not sure what to get, a safe bet would be a gadget, item of clothing, or accessory that “all the kids are talking about.”