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59 Cool Gifts for Teens That’ll Score You Major Brownie Points

Updated: Apr. 17, 2024

Behold: These gifts for teens are ones that they'll actually like and want to use.

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As a parent or guardian of a teen, you’ve had years of experience buying gifts for toddlers and gifts for kids. You’ve even mastered gifts for tween boys and gifts for tween girls, too. But if finding gifts for teens feels more daunting, not to worry—we’re here to help.

Whether it’s for their birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah or to celebrate an accomplishment, our gifts for teens are based on lots of positive reviews in a variety of price points and firsthand experiences. Whether you’re on the lookout for gifts for teen girls, gifts for teen boys or gender-neutral Christmas toys, you’ll find something for every teenager on your list.

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Shwae Tangle Free Aviator Sunglasses Via Merchant

For the outdoorsy teen: Aviator Sunglasses

These fun, retro-style aviator sunglasses are gifts for teens that give off a cool vibe and follow them on or off the track. We love the shatterproof polycarbonate lenses and the UVA/UVB protection from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Plus, there are four different color options—all using an ultra-light stainless steel frame for maximum comfort and durability. The rubber nose and earpieces increase their grip the more your teen sweats, so they’ll stay comfortable out hiking, cycling, playing tennis or kayaking.

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Kodak Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Pico Projector Via Merchant

For the binge-watcher: Kodak Mini Projector

Your screen junkie will glow when they open up this mini projector. Whether it’s for watching Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime or other streaming service, this Kodak device is compatible with Apple and Android phones, along with most home entertainment devices and gaming consoles. It features a built-in rechargeable battery and speaker. Bonus: It comes with a USB cable, but it’s fine for wireless connection via Airplay or Miracast.

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Pedipocket Patented Foot Pocket Blanket Via Merchant

For the always-cold friend: Blanket with Feet Pocket

Whether they’re watching their shows or just lying on the couch with a good book, they’ll grab this velvety fleece blanket to warm up in no time. We love the color options designed to match any teen’s bedroom decor, and it’s not too thick, so it’s easy to cuddle up with throughout the seasons. The best thing about this blanket is that it has a pocket at the bottom, which means their feet will stay covered and warm.

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Bistro Tile Margot Monogram Mug Via Merchant

For the coffee fiend: Tile-Style Monogram Mug

Know a teen who wants you to keep your hands off their coffee? This tiled monogram mug is a personalized gift that’ll let everyone know not to touch their cup. The inspiration for this piece comes from posh Parisian cafés, giving these budget-friendly gifts for teens a highly luxurious vibe.

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Jamie Belt Bag Via Merchant

For the teen on the go: Belt Bag

If your teen wasn’t able to get their hands on the popular Lululemon belt bag, then you’re in luck. Get them Lolë’s Jamie belt bag to wear around the waist or over the shoulder for easy access. With two compartments, the bag has enough room to hold the daily essentials (phone, keys, wallet, etc.), and keep them secure with zipper closures. Good luck choosing just one color, though!

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For the night owl: Glocusent Reading Light

No more turning on the overhead light fixture! For the teen who likes to stay up late reading their latest book, this reading light is worn around the neck to make it easier to see in the dark, thanks to six brightness levels. It has an 80-hour battery life, so it’ll last for many evenings and easily recharges when necessary.

“The Glocusent neck reading light fixes the fatal flaw of every other book light I’ve used—instead of clipping awkwardly to your book and getting in the way of page turning, it sits around your neck like a scarf,” our deputy shopping editor, Reina Galhea writes in her review.

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2021 Apple Ipad Mini Wi Fi 64gb Space Gray (6th Generation) Via Merchant

For the screen-obsessed teen: Apple iPad Mini

Your teen who does it all on their phone’s small screen would love an upgrade to the Apple iPad Mini. This tablet is all about fast performance, and comes in four colors: pink, starlight, space gray and purple. They can surf the web or watch YouTube videos for up to 10 hours using Wi-Fi. And we love that Apple pencils attach magnetically to the side.

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Stanley Insulated Tumbler Via Merchant

For the hydrated teen: Stanley 40-Ounce Tumbler

The Stanley tumbler has gained popularity on social media, so it’s sure to make a cool gift for teens. With double-vacuum insulation, this reusable water bottle keeps cold and hot drinks at the ideal temperature for hours. Plus, its full-cover top prevents unwanted leaks and spills whether on the go or at home.

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Retrospec Comstock Ski & Snowboard Helmet Via Merchant

For the adrenaline junkie: Ski and Snowboard Helmet

Your teen will love hitting the slopes with this all-in-one helmet. It’s insulated and breathable, so they won’t get cold or sweaty. We love that it converts to a skateboard or cycling helmet, depending on the season, and it has a protective acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) exterior to protect their noggin, along with a foam lining that helps absorb impact. This helmet comes in small, medium and large sizes and nine different colors to easily pick the teen’s favorite.

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Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones Via Merchant

For the introvert: Beats Noise-Canceling Headphones

All teens need alone time, and a favorite way to relax is by listening to their favorite music. These Beats noise-cancelling headphones come in four different colors with a carrying case, RemoteTalk cable and a universal USB charging cable. With this tech gift, they’ll get 22 hours of wireless playback and a whopping 40 hours when it’s in low-power mode. They can control their music, take calls and activate Siri with the easy-to-use on-ear controls.

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Camelbak 12oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Camp Mug Via Merchant

For the environmentalist: Camelbak Stainless Steel Mug

If your teen is environmentally conscious, chances are they’ll love this sustainable stainless steel camp mug that comes in several color choices. It’s an excellent way to cut down on waste from plastic water bottles, and it makes for a useful gift for coffee lovers. This 12-ounce mug is vacuum insulated, so it’ll keep their drinks cold or hot, depending on their beverage. We love that this mug is easy to clean and dishwasher safe (even for sticky, sugary drinks). With the tri-mode lid, your teen won’t get embarrassed from an unexpected spill—and their laptop won’t suffer, either.

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The Mindfulness Journal For Teens Via Merchant

For the overachiever: Mindfulness Journal

Being a teen is stressful, so help them remember to take pauses in their day with this mindfulness journal meant just for them. With breathing exercises, writing prompts and simple meditations, this journal encourages them to pause, be grateful and stay in the present moment.

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Vans® Ward Men's Shoes Via Merchant

For the skater: Vans Ward Shoes

The ’90s are back in style, and Vans are trendier than ever. While these Vans shoes are sized for guys, they’re a stylish gift for girls, too—just remember to size down accordingly. This classic black-and-white style goes with every outfit—some teens are even wearing these to prom since they’re so comfortable!

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Chocolate Advent Calendar Duo Via Merchant

For the kid at heart: Chocolate Advent Calendar

More chocolate? Yes, please. This Advent calendar makes the ideal Christmas gift as there’s one for your teen and one for you—a total win-win. Each calendar features 24 doors with a sweet surprise hidden behind each one, along with a festive message to brighten up their day.

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World Constellations Laptop Sleeve Via Merchant

For the traveler: World Constellations Laptop Sleeve

The map design on the front of this world-themed laptop sleeve shows constellations and star names from over 30 different cultures around the world, making it a wonderful surprise for someone with dreams of traveling it one day. The foam padding and polyester cover protect your teen’s laptop from scratches and minor dings, and it’s easy to clean with a damp cloth.

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Victrola Nostalgic 6 In 1 Bluetooth Record Player Via Merchant

For the music lover: Victrola Record Player

This Victrola record player combines the vintage look with modern technology for a record player that teens will love. Aside from playing vinyls with its three-speed turntable, this record player connects via Bluetooth to a phone to stream music, podcasts and other media. It doubles as a piece of room decor for a bedroom, too.

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Bodvera Thermal Insulation Fingerless Texting Wool Gloves Via Merchant

For the text-a-holic: Insulated Fingerless Mittens

Talk about a fuzzy and handy (literally) stocking stuffer for teens! They won’t have to put down their phone with these insulated wool fingerless mittens. Whether they’re texting their besties or switching their music, they won’t have to sacrifice warm hands to use their touchscreen devices. With seven color choices—black, beige, coffee, gray, light gray, navy and pink—they’ll be able to match their favorite winter outfits.

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Hanging Airplant Terrarium Garden Kit Via Merchant

For the nature lover: Hanging Terrarium Kit

When the chilly breezes hit, let your teen bring nature inside with this adorable indoor garden kit. We love the beach vibe, which will remind them of fun summer vacations. They’ll get a clear glass terrarium to put together however they like best, with sand, shells, driftwood, moss and a Tillandsia plant. The hook on top lets your teen hang it somewhere in their room, but it could also just sit on their desk or bookshelf. This plant is so easy to care for—all it needs is indirect light and the occasional watering to keep looking its best.

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Dream Slim Tie Dye Crew Dress Socks Via Merchant

For the hippie: Tie-Dye Socks

Tie-dye projects are a lot of fun, but they’re also messy and a lot of work. This super-soft six-pack of tie-dye crew socks includes a variety of vibrant colors, and your teen won’t have to worry about them fading over time.

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Pokemon Battle Academy 2 Board Game Via Merchant

For the Pikachu fan: Pokémon Battle Academy 2 Board Game

When it comes to looking for gifts for teen boys, you can’t go wrong with some classic Pokémon. Designed for two players, this board game includes everything needed to play, including trading cards and a game board. With all skill levels in mind, Pokémon lovers can play this game during hangout sessions to have some fun and friendly competition.

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Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Earrings (silver) Via Merchant

For the jewelry lover: Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Earrings

When it comes to gifts for teen girls, a pair of earrings like these silver heart pendants from Abbott Lyon will do the trick.

“These sterling silver-plated hoops with a dangling heart have over 100 five-star reviews for good reason,” says Aviva Patz, our executive editor. “Not only are they simple and stunning, but they’re water resistant, so they don’t tarnish or turn my daughter’s ears green, even when she wears them 24/7. She loves the sweet style of the heart customized with her initial; I love that they’re made from 90% recycled silver and come with an extended five-year warranty.”

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Tap 2.0 Wearable Device Via Merchant

For the crampy one: Tap 2.0 Wearable Device

It’s around that age when teen girls begin to menstruate—and it can be painful. This wearable device sends small electrical pulses through the skin to underlying nerves to help block pain signals and reduce pain perception. This is one of those fantastic gifts for teens who have severe period cramps or simply want to alleviate discomfort during that time of the month.

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Adidas Unisex Alliance 2 Sackpack Via Merchant

For the athletic friend: Adidas String Bag

You can never have too many string bags ready to use at a moment’s notice. With an easy cinch opening and a zippered exterior pocket, this bag holds items from socks and sneakers to snacks and water bottles. It’s also lightweight to easily carry it to and from school or sports practice.

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Beaded Stretch Bracelet via merchant

For the best friend: Beaded Stretch Bracelet

There’s nothing better to signal a strong bond than a friendship bracelet. With multi-colored beads and charms, each bracelet is different and the design changes based on a teen’s interests and color preferences. “I personally own one of these bracelets, and I’ve gifted matching versions to my daughters, too,” says Patz.

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Maui Caramacs 6oz Box Via Merchant

For the chocolate lover: Maui Caramacs Box

One of the best gifts for teens with a sweet tooth is a box of chocolate. This 12-piece box includes macadamia nuts smothered in caramel and decadent milk chocolate. Hawaiian Host has a variety of other offerings available, too, so you’re sure to find something they’ll love whether that’s milk, dark or white chocolate.

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Backbone One Mobile Gaming Controller Via Merchant

For the video game enthusiast: Mobile Gaming Controller

Many tweens and teens love to play video games, but it’s a hassle to carry around a console or huge device. This mobile gaming controller easily clips onto a phone to play games on the go, whether on the bus or at a friend’s house. It features all of the buttons found on a regular controller, but in a way that’s easy to assemble with an iPhone.

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Organic Dreams Set Via Merchant

For the serious sleeper: Organic Dreams Set

There’s nothing teens love more than sleep, especially on the weekends. That means when choosing a useful gift for teens, this sleep set is a fantastic choice. It includes a silk pillowcase and silk sleep mask designed to foster a comfortable nighttime routine. It comes in a variety of colors, including red, pink, white, gold and blue.

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Rolife Book Nook Kit Diy 3d Wooden Puzzles Dollhouse Bookshelf Insert Via Merchant

For the bookworm: Bookshelf Insert

For book-loving teens, this themed DIY bookend spruces up a bedroom or living space. Place it on the end of a shelf or in the middle of their favorite books for easy access. There’s even an LED light to give it a more realistic finish and provide ambient lighting, making it one of the best gifts for teens who love to be cozy at home.

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Trusox Cushion Socks Via Merchant

For the athlete: Trusox 3.0 Cushion Socks

Whether it’s football, basketball or soccer, every teen who plays a sport needs reliable socks. These cushion socks offer more control and stability with gripping pads to make it easier to change direction and keep control. They’re available in small, medium and large sizes to fit men’s and women’s sizes 3 and 4 to 10 and 10.5+, respectively.

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What Do You Meme Card Game Via Merchant

For the jokester: What Do You Meme? Card Game

One of the best gifts for teens who always want to crack a joke or have a good time is What Do You Meme?. This gag gift allows players to create their own memes with pictures and caption cards to see who comes up with the funniest one. Not only will teens love it, but since it’s the family version, everyone else will, too.

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Glam Large Organizer Via Merchant

For the makeup lover: Makeup Organizer

Useful gifts for teens include this cosmetic organizer to keep their eyeshadow palettes, brushes, lipsticks and blushes in order. With three drawers, this makeup organizer provides enough room to store the products they don’t use every day while allowing them to keep their go-to favorites on the shelves. Plus, the sleek design can be kept on a sink or vanity without being an eyesore.

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Loop Quiet Solstice Ear Plugs Via Merchant

For the concertgoer: Loop Earplugs

Although teens may think they’re invincible, they aren’t. Give them some earplugs to keep their ears safe, whether they’re at a concert, football game or other loud event. Made from flexible silicone, these Loop earplugs stay put without causing discomfort and keep noise out. This gift for teens is also a smart tool for studying, because getting distracted by sounds and noises is real.

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Dash Tasti Crisp™ Digital Air Fryer Via Merchant

For the home chef: Digital Air Fryer

Many teens like to spend time in the kitchen, and a Dash air fryer is a cool starter gadget because it’s easy to use and makes healthy recipes. With custom presets and an auto-off feature, this air fryer makes pizzas, desserts, vegetables and other easy meals. The best part? It’s small and compact, so it won’t take up a lot of space on the countertop.

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Friendship Bracelet Making Kit Via Merchant

For the crafty teen: Friendship Bracelet-Making Kit

Taylor Swift repopularized the friendship bracelet, and teens are eager to make some for their friends and fellow concertgoers. This friendship bracelet kit features every color of the rainbow and letter of the alphabet, so they can make bracelets inspired by their favorite artists, characters or interests. Additionally, it comes with two rolls of cord, so they don’t have to seek out string on their own to get started.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset Via Merchant

For the gamer: Wireless Gaming Headset

This wireless gaming headset is compatible with PlayStation and Xbox, and has over two days of battery life. But the main thing your gamer will rave about this gift for teens is the variable mic monitoring, which adjusts the volume when chatting with friends or flips it to mute. (And you’ll love that they won’t have to shout!)

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Cooluli 10l Mini Fridge Via Merchant

For the skincare guru: Portable Mini Fridge

Looking for the most useful gifts for teens? This 10-liter mini fridge is ideal for holding their skin care routine—that’s how their products will stay fresher for longer, after all. However, it can be used to store water bottles, soda and snacks, too. This is a smart idea for someone who’s prepping for college and starting to stock up on the essentials.

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Mason Luxe Digital Photo Frame Via Merchant

For the photographer: Digital Photo Frame

Teens spend a lot of time taking and editing photos, so why not give them a place to display them? Users upload photos and videos to the Aura app to have them displayed inside the digital frame. The speed of the slideshow adjusts, and the screen has a touch mode to manually swipe through the photos. This frame is ideal for a bedroom, living room or desk—anywhere a teen may want to see pictures and videos of friends and family members.

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La Parisienne Ruffle Handbag Via Merchant

For the fashionable teen: Ruffled Handbag

This is one of the most unique gifts for teens, as it’s not your stereotypical crossbody or clutch. Made from vegan-friendly leather, this ruffled handbag is ideal for a night on the town or trip to the movie theater. The unique trim offers a chic finish, and its light pink color fits right in with the Barbiecore trend.

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Saucemoto Dip Clip Via Merchant

For the fast-food fan: Saucemoto Dip Clip

A new driver’s license means lots of trips to the drive-thru. As seen on Shark Tank, this dip clip hooks onto the vent for easy access to condiments for dipping fries and chicken nuggets. They might find this to be a funny gift, but trust us, they’ll get plenty of use out of it and soon realize it’s actually one of the best gifts for teens.

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Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray Via Merchant

For the clean freak: Touchland Hand Sanitizer

To help prevent the spread of germs, opt for this TikTok-famous hand sanitizer set from Touchland that includes three pocket-sized scents (mint, citrus and lemon-lime). Each dispenser holds up to 500 sprays, so they can keep it in their school backpack or glove compartment for easy access when their hands need a quick clean.

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Marc Anthony Leave In Conditioner Spray & Detangler Via Merchant

For the future hairstylist: Marc Anthony Leave-In Conditioner

Many teens gravitate towards exploring with their hair color and style, whether that’s with a new color or cut. This leave-in conditioner prevents split ends and breakage for softer, smoother strands that teens will feel confident about. Plus, its easy-spray mechanism is simple to just spray and go.

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Pura Vida Choker Necklace Via Merchant

For the gemstone collector: Pura Vida Choker Necklace

You can’t go wrong with a jewelry gift for the teen in your life. This choker necklace features a brass base with rose gold plating and a shiny opal pendant. It’s a chic piece for prom, an upcoming date or a typical school day, and it can be worn on its own or with other accessories.

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Arizona Diamondbacks '47 Clean Up Cap Via Merchant

For the sports fan: Sports Memorabilia

There’s nothing that some teens love more than sports. The ’47 brand has sports merch for nearly every professional team out there, from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Miami Heat. Opt for a hat, T-shirt or hoodie for that teen in your life who wants to represent their home team, whether that’s at school or the gym.

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Harry Potter X Kitsch Satin Pillowcase Via Merchant

For the Harry Potter fanatic: Satin Pillowcase

Harry Potter is beloved by tweens and teens alike, so they might already have a wand or all of the books in the series. However, you’ll take the cake with this Harry Potter-inspired satin pillowcase that brings the mystical world to life.

“Send your Harry Potter fanatic off to sleep with a pillowcase that features symbols from their favorite series—and protects their hair from damage and keeps it soft and silky in the process,” says senior shopping editor, Megan Mowery. “Curly-haired teens will be particularly thrilled with this gift.”

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Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62 Perfume Mist Via Merchant

For the perfume lover: Sol de Janeiro Body Mist

A fragrance mist or body spray is the obvious gift for the teen who always wants to smell fabulous. This Sol de Janeiro perfume smells like vanilla and salted caramel, so just about any teen will fall head over heels for it. Pair it with the Bum Bum Cream to create a bundle of gifts for teens they’ll absolutely love.

“A 16-year-old in my life has been talking about this yummy scented perfume mist,” says Mowery. “It’s a little fancier than the usual teenage body sprays, which is what makes it a fun gift to receive.”

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Plufl Human Dog Bed Via Merchant

For the couch potato: Human Dog Bed

At one time or another, everyone has felt jealous of their pet’s cozy-looking bed. Well, now they don’t have to remain jealous, thanks the Plufl human dog bed. They’ll love to snuggle up on this human dog bed with a blanket and relax. It’s available in a variety of colors, including gray, cream, black and pink.

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Greenco Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp Via Merchant

For the spiritual one: Himalayan Salt Lamp

Some teens find comfort in spirituality and astrology as a way to connect with others and the world around them. This Himalayan salt lamp serves as a piece of bedroom decor while ionizing the air with its heated salt to cleanse and deodorize. Plus, it works well as ambient lighting with its dim bulb.

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Unicorn Glow Long Wear Primer Via Merchant

For the all-day makeup wearer: Unicorn Glow Primer

Between school, after-school activities and hanging out with friends, their makeup is sure to fade over time—that is, unless they prep their skin with long-wear primer from Unicorn Glow. Made with jojoba oil and shea butter, this primer leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth while helping foundation, contour and blush stay on longer.

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For the writer: Dried Flower Pens

Yes, some teens still take notes at school with actual pen and paper, especially if they’re a writer. With that said, help them out with a set of beautiful dried flower pens that have real plants inside. The vivid ink makes it easier to read as words show up more prominently on the paper.

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Linodes Unisex Leather Upper Jazz Shoe Slip On Via Merchant

For the dancer: Linodes Slip-On Shoes

Whether it’s for gym class or an extracurricular, many teens participate in dance classes—ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more. With that said, this pair of slip-on shoes have a split sole and a comfortable footbed for optimal support. They’re also tiny and lightweight to easily fit into a backpack or other small bag without taking up too much space.

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Heartstopper Graphic Novel Via Merchant

For the LGBTQ+ teen: Heartstopper Graphic Novel

Teens have been obsessed with Netflix’s Heartstopper, but it’s actually based on this graphic novel by Alice Oseman. Give them this book as their latest nighttime read. If they are more tech-savvy, the book is also available for the Kindle.

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Springbok's 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Via Merchant

For the puzzle enthusiasts: Candy Jigsaw Puzzle

With 500 pieces, this candy-filled puzzle will take multiple hours to finish, ideal for a rainy day or to kill some spare time. When it’s done, they can frame it and hang it up for everyone to see. If that’s not enough, grab one of the hardest puzzles on Amazon for a real challenge. It’s one of those gifts for teens that’ll keep them occupied on those rainy days.

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High Top Sneaker Candle Via Merchant

For the sneakerhead: Sneaker Candle

Teens who love a fresh pair of kicks will appreciate this high-top sneaker candle. It’s unscented so it won’t let off a fragrance like other scented candles, but it’ll make a decorative statement on a shelf, tabletop or desk. At 6 inches long, it’ll add a cool element to their bedroom decor.

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Rubie's Adult Original Inflatable Dinosaur Costume Via Merchant

For the class clown: Inflatable Dinosaur Costume

Why do they need a dinosaur costume? Well, we ask, why not? This inflatable dinosaur costume is a hilarious gift for teens who love larger-than-life creatures and want to stand out—whether or not it’s Halloween.

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Dog Slicker Brushes Via Merchant

For the dog lover: Grooming Brush

If you’ve caved and allowed your teen to get a dog, then they know it’s their responsibility to care for them. This grooming brush works to remove loose hair and debris while minimizing unwanted tangles and matting. It helps eliminate the amount of fur shed around the house, too.

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Sun Bum Original Spf 50 Sunscreen Spray Via Merchant

For the sun worshipper: Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen

It’s never too early to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. With this moisturizing sunscreen, it’ll leave your teen’s skin moisturized and keep it safe from potential sun damage. It’s a must-have product for that beachgoer or sports player who’s constantly outside with frequent sun exposure. Consider pairing it with a face sunscreen for full protection.

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For the Polaroid taker: Cowboy Boot Photo Stand

According to our shopping editors, the cowboy trend isn’t going anywhere. Mowery suggests giving these adorable little boot photo stands as a gift, which are made for walking into a treasured spot in your giftee’s collection. They’re made to hold a Polaroid-sized photo, but they could also stow matches or bobby pins.

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For the funky decorator: Lava Lamp Neon Sign

Your teen will have the coolest room on the block with the help of this fun lava lamp neon sign. It’s easy to hang and powered by a traditional wall plug-in, so there are no special skills necessary for enjoying it.

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Glossier The Makeup Set via merchant

For the makeup beginner: Glossier The Makeup Set

Teens with a budding interest in makeup should consider starting with this three-piece Glossier set, Mowery recommends. It’s makeup that’s designed to lightly enhance natural beauty, not cover it up. With a just-pinched blush color (in a fun finger-painting application form), natural-looking mascara and eyebrow tamer, it’s a gift for a teen who’s just getting the hang of things.