52 Christmas Gifts Your Teen Will Actually Love
All your Christmas gifts for teens will be surefire hits as long as they’re easily Instagrammed! We rounded up the most adorable, witty, sassy, and downright beautiful gifts for teens that they’ll be thrilled to receive (and share on social media).
The most Instagrammable slippers of all time
There are many reasons we get cold feet and hands, especially in winter. Now imagine your teens sitting by the fireplace, phone in hand, snapping what seems like a million images for their social media accounts of their brand-new Fuzzy Babba fox bootie slippers. They’re really warm and totally affordable too.
A little sparkle
This little pot of sparkly gold pigmented eco soul glameyes eyeshadow from Peach & Lily is possibly the best stocking stuffer for your buck. She’ll use it to try new makeup tricks, copy her favorite YouTubers, or just save it for prom. This is the most flattering makeup for every eye color.
For skin of every type
It doesn’t matter if her skin is totally normal, oily, acne-prone, dry, or anything else—a Forea Luna Mini is one of the best Christmas gifts for teens because it comes in bright colors, encourages great skin-care habits and proper hygiene, and works with any products she may already love.
If she’s lip balm-obsessed
The entire Internet seems to be absolutely in love with lip balms, which means the teens in your life probably want new, exciting ones in their stockings this year. The eos Limited Edition Holiday 3-Pack comes in festive flavors and packaging, and will easily become one of their fast favorites.
The most adorable pajamas ever
Tell your little love bunny that you still think she’s adorable, even if she’s all grown up. Imagine how cute the photos will be of her in this Layla Bunny Dot One-Piece pajama set, and then get a second set for yourself.
Leggings she’ll want to wear everywhere
Whether your teen’s wearing the Yummie by Heather Thompson Legging with Mesh Stripes solo or layered under a comfy tunic, she’ll be the happiest and most confident girl in town.
The most photo-worthy way to treat acne
courtesy Peace Out Acne
One of the best things to come out of social media is breaking down the walls of what makes us feel insecure. While things like acne might have led the last generation to shy away from the camera, teens are having very real, open, and honest discussions on their social media pages about what they like, think, and use. These Peace Out Acne Healing dots are a whimsical-yet-effective way to deal with an ultra-common teen problem when the weather cools down.
Jewelry she’ll want to wear every single day
These Via Saviene studs are the trendy answer to her every outfit, and she’ll thank you by wearing them just about every day (just not to gym class). For everyone else on your list, don’t miss these 100 Christmas gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.
Gift-worthy wrap bracelets
courtesy Flaca Jewelry
These gem-enhanced wrap bracelets by Flaca Jewelry are fun gifts for sisters and best friends because they can easily be matched or presented in different colors. Plus, they’re the kind of easy, versatile piece that your teens will want to wear regularly.
A modern take on an old classic
courtesy Fifteen Twenty
Everyone loves sweatshirts and leisurewear, especially teens. This Fifteen Twenty cropped hoodie will be her go-to comfy essential layered over long tanks for school days, or paired with high-waisted-and-cool-again jeans.
For the music lover
If she’s into her music clubs, her own beats, or practicing her best Arianna Grande impressions, she’ll love these AKG N60 NC Wireless headphones for their wireless Bluetooth capabilities, fold compact feature (meaning they’re easily stashed in an already-full backpack), and chic design.
A school-inspired beauty kit
If she loves to play with makeup and is also a great student, reward her with this Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda. She’ll love the wide selection of shades and packaging, and you’ll love how organized it is.
Some millennial pink on her tootsies
If you haven’t already heard, “millennial pink” is the shade du jour that young girls are all running after. These UGG Dakota PomPom slippers come in precisely the right hue, and will keep her tootsies toasty till the spring thaw.
If she always has a ponytail holder on her wrist
Upgrade her ponytail holding game with a set of stackable By Lilla ponytail holders that easily double as super cute bracelets. (These are the ponytail styles to steal from celebs right now.)
A bra she’ll be excited to wear
This stylish staple has a grown-up sophisticated style with the softest, wire-free molding she could ever ask for in a comfortable bra. It’s perfect for everyday wear and introducing the young woman in your life to caring for finer lingerie.
Sheet masks make the easiest stocking stuffers
If she’s into Instagramming her beauty routine, she’ll have a field day with these Frudia Blueberry Hydrating Sheet Masks. They’re super inexpensive at under $2 each, easy to use, and leave skin silky-soft.
For the wellness-minded
courtesy Kusmi Tea
If she’s the type to be constantly reading up on nutrients, healthy snacking, and essential oils, she’ll go wild for the Kusmi Tea Wellness Teas Gift Set.
For the essential oils loving family
If your family is big on using essential oils, the teens in your life will love this AQ Sky Aroma Essential Oil Kids Diffuser. Why? Because it also lights up their bedroom ceilings with adorable starry night sky images.
A jacket she’ll actually agree to wear
courtesy Free Country
The best Christmas gift ideas for teens always running out of the house without warm enough clothing are jackets that are so stylish they’ll want to wear them nonstop. This deep olive toned quilted short coat from Free Country is exactly what the teen in your life will want, and you’ll enjoy the gift of knowing they’re warm.
Instead of buying those overdone sports sandals every other teen has, shower yours with emoji-covered slides from iSlide. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, and are guaranteed to get Instagrammed the very same day they’re received.
Let them one-up their beauty-loving friends with a Konjac sponge
If your teen is always searching for the next big thing, they’ll go wild for their very own Ecotools Konjac Sponge that gentle cleanses and exfoliates the face. It’s also cruelty-free, so the animal lover in your life will be pleased, and you’ll be excited to see it’s around the same price as a latte.
Safe nail polish
Instead of loading her up with polishes formulated with dangerous chemicals, give her a Maxus Nails kit that is 11-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. It paints on like a regular polish, but magically dries to a gel-like consistency that nearly never chips or peels.
A wristlet she’ll wear with everything
If she’s still figuring out her signature style, that’s OK, because this Nina Manning Wristlet pairs well with everything from uptown sophistication to grunge rocker. Plus, it’s roomy enough to make sure her phone, keys, lip balms, and wallet all fit.
It’s like baking a cake, without all the sugar
courtesy Savor Beauty
Instead of baking another cake or even more Christmas cookies, give her a Savor Beauty Face Cake Mask Mix to whip up and use with her friends. It’s a fun way to feel like she’s “creating” without making a mess in your kitchen, getting cavities, or filling up on junk food.
A super comfortable, modest bra
If she’s always on the hunt for a modest, comfortable bra that’s actually easy to wear, she’ll love this flattering v-neck silhouette with thick, shoulder-protecting straps from Knixwear.
A sweet scent
She’ll love an ultra-feminine, bedazzled bottle of Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Limited Edition Pure Parfum if she’s the glitz-and-glam and everything-pink type.
Give the gift of a perfect blowoutvia prete.co
PRÊTE is an app that gives you the freedom to book blowouts at highly curated salons in your city for a flat rate. Available in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, and Washington DC (and coming to New York in January 2018), you can buy gift packages in increments of a single blowout, three, five, or even an entire year of blowouts at top salons. Here’s how to make a single blowout last five days.
For the middle-schooler in your lifevia angelshaveclub.com
Angel Shave Club’s First Shave Kit is everything the shy middle school-aged girl in your life will need for her first shave in a safe, easy way. She’ll learn how to shave properly without the risk of dangerous cuts or razor burn, and that’s a priceless bonus gift.
The comfiest underwear
There’s nothing better than sincerely comfortable, perfect-fitting underwear that’s easy to wear, wash, and maintain (can you even imagine suggesting the idea of hand-washing to a teenager?). This Tani USA gift set 3-pack is the set of silk cut shorty panties she’ll eagerly wear each day.
Joggers she’ll eagerly wear beyond practice
courtesy Tommy Hilfiger
Sure, she’ll love these Tommy Hilfiger Side Stripe Joggers enough to sport them at her after-school practices and track meets, but she’ll love an extra pair to wear just about everywhere else, too.
A cute candle that doubles as a lucky charm
This Ariel Gordon Lucky Charm Candle smells like a dream, burns clean, and leaves her with a solid 14k gold charm when the candle is spent.
If she’s into the organic beauty movement, she’ll love this Vapour Organic Beauty Deva Holiday Collection Gift Set.
Warm winter essentials
She’ll finally get excited to wear a turtleneck when she feels how soft and luxe this J.Jill Ultrasoft Turtleneck Tunic is. It’ll pair well with denim and boots, leggings, loosely tucked into a skirt, or just about any other way she can imagine it.
A hair-care gift set good for most hair types
The BioSilk Trio 3-piece Value Set is the ideal styling product set for just about any girl who owns hot tools. It includes a conditioning spray, a thermal protectant, and weightless finishing spray. Oh, and the whole set is sulfate-free too, so it’s safe for color-treated and keratin-straightened locks.
The perfect makeup combo
Glamour Dolls’ Lisa Frank makeup collection is all the winning nostalgia you dreamed of giving your daughter since your first Trapper Keeper, at an under-$5 price point that’ll make you want to stuff all the stockings with a smile.
The gift of luscious locks
If her dream is to hashtag her Instagram stories with #bighairdontcare, give her Voloom’s newest product in its collection, Rootie the Root Lifter! Perfect for the glam girl in your life, this ¾ inch volumizing iron lifts and separates hair follicles at the root to give your hair a natural lift and increases volume without any additional dry shampoos or hairsprays.
For the one with constantly dry lips
Maybe she’s an outdoor sports enthusiast, walks to and from school in the cold each day, or just has a habit of forgetting to moisturize—either way, she’ll love this Sara Happ Perfect Pout lip kit’s easy exfoliation product, hydration cream, and restorative final step.
A yoga mat she’ll snap pics of daily
Let her cool school stress and learn the art of meditation and yoga on this super cool, vibrant Sugarmat yoga mat. She’ll be thrilled when she finds dozens of new followers on her social channels asking where she got it. Is there any better answer than “my parents?” Not as far as you’re concerned.
An adult-size trike
She’ll laugh at the childhood nostalgia when you give her this 26″ Kent Alameda Adult Folding Trike, but use it day in and day out to get to school, hang out with friends, and go just about anywhere she wants to show off. Just imagine all those adorable social media images? The best part is her heavy backpack fits perfectly in the basket.
A happiness reminder
courtesy Life Clothing Co
Being a teenager is hard, but this Pick Flowers Not Fights pullover is a great reminder teenagers of all shapes, sizes, and genders can stand behind (even if it’s designed just for girls). Being nice is good, and science proves it.
Get some sleep, tiger
These Splendid printed woven pajamas come with a fun tiger print that is fun to wear year-round, and the material is Splendid’s buttery soft and famous fabric.
An elegant way to organize
She’ll actually love cleaning up for a change when she gets a fun, see-through makeup and jewelry organizer. Glamboxes can store just about everything, but they also make the process of keeping a neat desk or vanity so much more appealing to teens.
Mascara that won’t flake into her eyes
If she’s experimenting with bold eye makeup, don’t let her damage her eyes (or her contact lenses) with flaky mascara. Give her a tube of Blinc, which won’t run or flake if she touches her eyes by mistake, or even sweats in gym class. It doesn’t come off unless both pressure and water are applied, so it’s a super teen-friendly choice if she’s into makeup or an active lifestyle.
A holiday-themed cup with a dose of augmented reality
Augmented reality is the hottest theme in holiday gifting this year, and the Tervis Gingerbread Houses AR CUP is the fun, affordable way to give her the most-Instagrammable idea of the season. Need more gift ideas? These 27 personalized gifts really go the extra mile.
The trendiest toothbrushes
Can you imagine a toothbrush she’ll actually want to Instagram, Snap, and post to Twitter? Seriously, because the Quip Electric Toothbrush Set comes in colors like silver, gold, and copper—and she’ll be excited about how easy they are to use, charge, and show off. Anything that encourages good health and hygiene definitely makes our list of the best Christmas gifts for teens.
Possibly the best flat iron of her life
If she’s into silky straight hair, she’ll love the Hedlux CopperHed 1″ Premium Copper Super Fast “S” Styler for its ease of use and copper infused technology that keeps her hair from getting crispy and damaged. Better yet, the copper and white styling is everything she’s ever dreamed of for a super light, bright, and airy Instagram upload.
For the clean-eating obsessed
courtesy Daily Harvest
If she’s constantly uploading her fruit bowls, salads, #veganeats, and other clean-inspired foods, she’ll love a gift box of delish items from Daily Harvest—real, unprocessed, unrefined frozen mixes for smoothies, overnight oats, soups, and more. She’ll get enough uploads out of that to last her through the new year, and you’ll know she’s packing real nutrients into her body.
So you can spot her on the slopes
If she’s in love with snowboarding and other snow sports, she’ll be the happiest when you give her a Roxy Jet Ski SE Snow Jacket from their Torah Bright collection. The gift is sort of for you though, because you’ll be able to enjoy your own time on the slopes or in the lodge knowing you can spot her from anywhere on the mountain thanks to the fun, bold pattern.
Loving the Alpine lifestyle
Once you’re hitting the slopes—or just building a snowman in the yard, gear her up right with flattering, high performance Slope Pants from Orsden. The lightweight, efficient insulation will keep her warm without bulk—a fact she’ll appreciate whether she’s skiing, snow shoeing, or just goofing around outside doing these fun snow day activities.
Everyone is highlighting
Highlighter is the hottest winter makeup trend going, and products can get pretty pricey. Instead of dropping tons of cash on a single highlighter, give her an easy to use liquid formula like CYO Illuminating Mixing Cream. It can be worked into her normal skin care, her CC cream, or used on its own, and is under $6. That means you can afford to buy her all the other items on her list too.
Luggage that does it all
Maybe she’s heading back to college, doing a semester abroad, or the type to go for long weekends with her sports team. Whichever scenario is hers, she’ll get a kick out of owning Bluesmart luggage, which is nearly impossible to lose thanks to a location tracker, and it comes with a charging device to keep her phone, iPad, computer, or just about anything else charged while she’s on the go.