54 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 slipper-socks 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 Velice cable-knit fox slipper-socks. If your teen isn’t a fox fanatic, worry not—Velice has dog, cat, owl, and panda versions too! Plus, they’re really warm and totally affordable too.
A little sparkle
This QzoneFire collection of sparkly pigmented eyeshadow, with nine different colors ranging from silver to gold to rose, 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.
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.
For the on-trend athletic teen
If she’s already over all the typical sports, she’s definitely ready for a GoPowerBike Electric Bicycle All Terrain Electric E-Bike. Aside from being the coolest sports gear ever, it’s gender-neutral so she can easily share it with any best friend, sibling, or even you. The 250W removable 36v 10AH lithium-ion battery lets her ride, pedal assisted, or just let the motor do all the work as she heads wherever it is she wants to go. If you love this idea, you need to check out our list of tech gifts too.
The most photo-worthy way to treat tangles
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 tangled, frizzy hair 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. The Michel Mercier Detangling Brush offers options for every hair type and the easiest brushing and detangling of her life—wet or dry.
Jewelry she’ll want to wear every single day
The Liwu Jewellery Love Gold necklace is 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
These magnetic-clasped wrap bracelets by ZOBDX 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
Everyone loves sweatshirts and leisurewear, especially teens. This Vicbovo 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 one who lounges in her room all day
If she’s into her music, playing on her phone non-stop, or just about any other reclusive teen sport, she’ll love a glittery-gorgeous BloChair Inflatable Chair. Don’t miss the best friend gifts for every type of friend.
For an on-trend re-fresh
There’s a reason why Maria Badescu Facial Spray with Rosewater and Facial Spray with Green Tea duo is a bestseller on Amazon. It’s because the botanical blends are a refreshing way to spritz away dehydrated skin or hair or set makeup, and also probably because the brand is a darling among cult-favorite Youtube personalities. Either way, she’ll love it.
The perfect skinny jeans
If she loves to play with her style, mix and match pieces, and then come back to a few rock-solid favorites, she’ll love a pair of ultra-versatile skinny jeans from Kut from the Kloth.
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 Koolaburra by UGG Rylee booties 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 Trendy Jewels Boutique pearl ponytail holders that easily double as super cute bracelets.
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.
For the wellness-minded
If she’s the type to be constantly reading up on nutrients, healthy snacking, and essential oils, and beating the winter blues, she’ll go wild for the Verilux HappyLight. It uses full spectrum light therapy (don’t worry, UV rays are blocked) and easily sits on her desk so she can feel bright, happy, and alert even when the weather is less than wonderful.
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
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 trendy crop denim jacket from STS Blue is exactly what the teen in your life will want, and you’ll enjoy the gift of knowing they’re warm.
More evil eye jewelry, less evil eye
Instead of buying another typical bejeweled ring for her, opt for this more meaningful Sterling Forever Gold Plated 3-Piece Enamel Evil Eye Ring Set in Multiple Colors. It’s a fun, affordable way to say “I’ve got my eye on you,” but also a wonderful reminder for her that only good luck should come her way.
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 gently 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.
Safer nail polish
Instead of loading her up with polishes formulated with dangerous chemicals, give her a BONTIME nail polish kit that is free of chemical solvents, vegan, and cruelty-free. It paints on like a regular polish, but dries to a glossy finish and easily peels off when you’re ready to remove it— no remover required.
Rain boots she’ll actually wear
If she’s still figuring out her signature style, that’s OK, because these Sugar Raffle Rain Boots go with just about any look, and they’re the most practical addition to her rainy day wardrobe. Did we mention they’re affordable, too? They are, so you’ll probably want to get an extra pair for yourself—just in case.
The phone of her dreams
If she’s been begging you for one of the coolest new cell phones on the market, she’ll love you for a lifetime when she unwraps this very chic NUU Mobile G3 Smartphone. It comes in tiger’s eye brown, blue, and other stylish colors, and has mega-fast Android 8.0 technology that will offer her neat options like picture-in-picture and autofill to navigate tasks in a cinch. The camera is what all her social media dreams are made of if you’re wondering. Plus, it’s under $200 and unlocked via Amazon Prime, which is a gift to you.
A festival-ready belt
If she’s always on the hunt for the coolest accessories and you’re always on the hunt for practical finds, you can meet in the middle with this gold-tone Luxe by SPI Spibelt. It’s a fashion-forward way of keeping all her most treasured essentials like cash and keys close to her body and out of harm’s way at concerts, sporting events, and other happenings.
A sweet scent
She’ll love an ultra-feminine, bedazzled bottle of Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir Parfum if she’s the glitz-and-glam and everything-pink type.
The best leggings for gym class are under $10
We know she’ll be delighted to find a few new pairs of Lotto Leggings (in Chevron or one of their other designs)—they fit like the expensive brands, come in on-trend colors and patterns, and wash with ease. Better yet, we know you’ll LOVE the price point at under $10 a pair. Load her up with every color and style and she’ll be set for gym class, practice, and weekend lounging for the rest of the year.
For the messiest teen in your life
The Mimish Exposed Zipper Storage Pouf is everything her room needs—a fun place for friends to sit, an easy-to-clean pouf to pop her feet onto (rather than her desk), and a much-needed storage solution for all the items that happen to be strewn about her floor.
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 Mae Hi-Cut Brief Panty five-pack is the set of French cut nylon panties she’ll eagerly wear each day.
A tween-perfect bathing suit
Sure, she’ll love this Flounce two-piece bathing suit from Snapper Rock, but you’ll love that it’s a relatively modest approach to the often more baring bikini styles out there. It comes in smaller sizes for younger siblings too, just in case you love all that matchy-matchy family stuff.
Must-have natural makeup
If she’s into the natural beauty movement, she’ll love this 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara. It strengthens, thickens, and actually helps grow longer lashes—all without toxic petrochemicals.
Warm winter essentials
She’ll get excited to wear a sweater when she feels how soft and luxe this Flocked Layered Look Sweatshirt by Soma is. It’ll pair well with denim and boots, leggings, over a skirt, or just about any other way she can imagine it.
The perfect makeup brush
Glamour Dolls’ Lisa Frank makeup brush is all the winning nostalgia you dreamed of giving your daughter since your first Trapper Keeper, at an under-$5 price point. Pair it with a set of her favorite makeup and you’ll want to stuff all the stockings with a smile. Did you know there are things you can buy on Amazon for less than $1?
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 mini backpack she’ll wear all the time
Let her show off her cool factor in this brightly-hued Clove and Revel Jo Backpack. It’s made of genuine leather so you know it’ll last, and the fun blue shade will carry her through every single season and style inspiration.
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.
Cozy kitten toes are the cutest kind
These Fun Socks printed crew socks come with a fun kitty print she’ll love, and a price that’ll make you invest in a few other prints, too.
An elegant way to organize
Skin products that reveal natural beauty
If she’s experimenting with her skincare routine, definitely give her the gift of the Perricone No Makeup Curated Collection. It’s a makeup collection inspired by her natural beauty that’s loaded with simple formulas that actually improve skin’s quality and appearance over time. It’s a refreshing change of pace from all the heavy makeup tutorials she’s been watching on YouTube.
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 T3 SinglePass Luxe 1” Professional Straightening and Styling Iron for its ease of use and ceramic plates, and digital technology that keeps her hair from getting crispy and damaged. Better yet, the white styling is everything she’s ever dreamed of for a super light, bright, and airy upload.
For the vegan-eating obsessed
If she’s constantly uploading her fruit bowls, salads, #veganeats, and other cruelty-free foods, she’ll love a gift box of delish items from MadeGood—especially their vanilla crispy squares, which are a near identical copy of those homemade Rice Krispie treats she loved as a kid, but non-GMO and vegan. For more food-inspired presents, check out these gifts under $30 from Aldi.
Sneakers she’ll live in
These Reef Women’s Walled Low Fashion Sneakers are the comfy-casual essentials she’ll end up wearing everywhere from school to weekend outings with friends. They’re simple to pair with just about any outfit, supportive, and can easily be worn sockless well into the summer months for an on-trend look. Check out the Amazon products you’ll use every single day.
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 Snowyvale Jet Ski SE 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 winter lifestyle
If she’s committed to her cold weather fashion game, gear her up with UGG All Weather Touchscreen Compatible Quilted Gloves with Genuine Shearling Trim. The lightweight, efficient insulation will keep her warm without bulk—and they’re super-cute without hindering her very-necessary screen-time.
Everyone is highlighting
Highlighting 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 palette like the Mehron Makeup Highlight-Pro Palette. It can be worked into her normal skin care routine, over or under her CC cream, or used on its own, and is under $20. That means you can afford to buy her all the other items on her list too.
A stuffed animal that’s still “cool”
How do you make a stuffed animal so cool even a jaded teen will love it? You cover it in sequins and put it in a surprise egg. Her Rainbocorn will be one of five surprises: puppy corn, Kitty corn, unicorn, monkey corn, or hamster corn and, best of all, each comes with its own adorable little baby Boo-Boocorn.
The edgy card game that’s actually “PG”
“Not Parent Approved” is like Cards Against Humanity for teens or Mad Libs gone Bad Libs. The edgy fill-in-the blanks card game gives permission for kids to act mischievous without getting into real trouble. The fact that it’s on Amazon’s “Most Wished For” list kind of says all you need to know.
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 Genius Pack luggage, which has a built-in air valve to compress laundry so that more can fit—a traveler’s dream come true! It also has 360-degree “spinner” wheels, making it ultra-easy to maneuver. Cutting it close to the holiday? Check out these last-minute Christmas gifts with free overnight shipping.
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