The Ultimate Gift Guide for Teenagers
* Updated for 2020-2021 season.
I live in a home of hormones right now, two teenage girls and two pre-teen boys are dwelling here. I frequently hear about all the latest trends and have received the full “list” of holiday and birthday must-haves. I don’t label myself as an expert in trends, but I am an expert in knowing what the teenagers are wanting this year. It’s hard to find the best gifts for teenagers, so I’m here to help!
I’d say this is a great list for tweens, teens, and young adults. If you have anyone in your life aged 12-21, there is a good chance there is something for them here! I recruited help from the experts to come up with my Guide to the Best Gifts for Teenagers in 2019. And by experts, I mean those tweens, teens, and young adults.
For the complete list of Best Gifts for Teenagers & Tweens, check out my Amazon Store list “Best Gifts for Teenagers” here!
Do you have an additional “best gift for teenagers” idea? Please leave them in the comments below!
- Boxing gloves & portable bag. Great for stress relief and exercise at home!
- A ukelele! Affordable, easy to learn, and doesn’t take up a lot of space – it’s a great first instrument.
- Lyrics Notebook. Another great item for a musician/songwriter.
- Scratch-off World wall poster. A great gift for the young travelpreneur!
- Circuit Easypress Mini
- Smartphone-controlled Paper Airplane. Letting kids be kids again with technology.
- Spike Ball (as seen on Shark Tank). Kind of like volleyball but can be played anywhere with 2-4 people.
- Tie-Dye Kit
- Bubble Tea Kit
- NHL20 for PS4
- Total Upper Body Workout Bar. Attaches to a doorframe.
- Funko Marvel Collector Corps Box
- Ray-Ban RB3016 Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses
- “Do Not Disturb, I’m Gaming” Socks
- Tiny Gold Heart Initial Necklace
- Fuzzy-lined Croc. I’m not questioning this fashion choice, rather just trusting that when they are 30 they will look back at photos and ask “what was I thinking?” as we all did.
- Chunky, striped off-shoulder sweaters. As well as white, chunky fuzzy sweaters.
- Carbon Fiber Minimalist Wallet
- 4-piece crocheted headbands
- Mom jeans. Goodwill is also an option if all the teens haven’t snatched them up! These are still pretty trendy for 2020.
- Minimalist watches, like this one for men and this one for women.
- Kindness graphic t-shirt. There are so many options available for these tees, I liked the look and price of this one!
- Wireless Smartphone Winter Beanie. I suppose this one could be put under “electronic” gifts as well!
- Key Ring Wristlet. The most fashionable choice for carrying keys (and a variety of colors available).
- Nike Kawa Slides.
- Studded Crossbody Purse Cute, PU leather watch with studs
- The COMFY. An oversized sherpa hoodie, one-size-fits-all. Perfect for virtual school from home this winter!
- Holographic Fanny Pack
- Sushi Socks Box Set
- Pura Vida Jewelry Bracelets
- Adidas Trefoil Beanie
- Narwhal Heated Slippers or these comfy Men’s Memory Foam Slippers
- Nike HoopSwagg Neuron Magic Custom Elite Socks
- Soft Fleeave Button-Down Shirts – popular for guys and girls!
- Tye-dye Hoodies
- Champion Fleece Hoodies
- Among Us Socks and Hoodies
HEALTH & BEAUTY
- LED Makeup Mirror Lights. These attach to mirrors.
- A mega-pack of Face Masks. A 12 pack for under $10 is a steal of a deal!
- Henna Temporary Tattoo Kits. By no means am I wanting to influence “tattoos” for teens, which is why I’m promoting these cute henna kits! (which are temporary)
- Sephora Favorites kit.
- Lavender Scented Warmable Plush Sloth. Can be warmed in the microwave and used to soothe cramps and anxiety.
- Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat (under $5!)
- Vanity Lighted Makeup Mirror
- Mermaid Tail Makeup Brushes
- Bevel Men’s Starter Shaving Set
GAMES & EDUCATIONAL
- Bob Ross Happy Little Mistakes Game
- Harry Potter Box Set. Books are educational and the Harry Potter series continues to be popular for the tweens and young teens!
- The Freshman Survival Guide. Have any graduating seniors in your life?
- Go Sushi Go Party game
- Puffin in Bloom Book Collection
- Hearing Things Game. A lip-reading challenge
- DropMix Music Gaming System. Music mixing game that allows you to create your own beats.
- The Manual to Manhood
FOR ROOM or HOME
- Cinema Lightbox Letterboard
- Hello Neon LED Sign
- Funny DJ Cat Pizza Polyester Pillow Case
- Faux fur rugs. It can also be used as a chair cover, on benches, and decorated along the corners of bed ends.
- Fairy lights. My daughter loves to string these across her room, around her wall hangings, and over her bed.
- Bedside Organizers. This one holds two water bottles and has pockets for tablets, magazines, and cell phones.
- Letterboards. And the more letters and emojis the better, if you need extras these are great too!
- Waterproof laptop and water bottle stickers. There are a variety of different themed options you can choose from.
- A giant burrito blanket. Bringing taco Tuesday to a whole new level!
- Donut Hole Mug. A mug that also holds your donut. Genius.
- PacMan Glow Light. Great for the tweens!
- Grout Succulent or Flower Pot
- LED Strip Lights with Remote Control
- Harry Potter Slytherin Crest Ceramic Mug Decorative Mug
- Mini Fridge for drinks or skincare
- Cordless earbuds. Or, generic iPod earbuds if you will! These cordless, rechargeable earbuds will do the same job as their $200 Apple competitor, and have the same look!
- Portable Record Player/Turntable. Not just for us more refined folks anymore, the teens are now turning towards vinyl.
- Vlogger Camera holder with Mic & Light
- Shower speaker. Although I don’t know how much I want to encourage a longer time in the shower, this is still a great gift idea!
- Clip-on Selfie Ring for cell phones.
- Cable cord protectors. Like this fun 10 piece set!)
- A 3-in-1 Breakfast Station. Geared more for young adults but I’m pretty sure my husband would request this for his office.
- Ocean Wave Projector. A remote-controlled sound machine projects ocean waves for a sound sleep.
- Wireless Karaoke Microphone. (just don’t let them take it on a road trip with you, ha!)
- Durable Laptop Bag with USB Port.
- Apple HUB Charging Station
- Star Wars Toaster
- Sonic the Hedgehog Cable Guy Device Holder
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