Inside: Looking for gift ideas for teenagers? It can so hard to figure out what to buy for this picky age group for special occasions, holidays, etc. But here you’ll find tons of teen gifts that are affordable, creative and sure to please.
I’m lucky to have a lot of teens and tweens in my life between my home and my extended family. I also work with teens and am acrively involved in my kids’ activities, so when it comes to finding just the right gifts for teens, I’ve become a pro!
I’ve had these sweet (and sometimes surly) teenagers in my life school me on their likes, wants and needs to help me put together a list of great gifts for teens to make your shopping so much easier.
Finding the Best Gift for Teens Today (no eyerolls here)
Whether you’re looking for gifts for teenage girls or gifts for teen boys, it can feel a bit like a minefield trying to find them something they’ll really like. Whether it’s birthday gift, Christmas gifts for teens, or even graduation gifts for teens, don’t get stressed out. There’s so many great gift options from a cozy blanket or board game to an alarm clock that TikTok says is a must have!
We’ve grouped all these great teen gift ideas by price, just to help you find what fits your budget better. But don’t be fooled, just because some of these gifts are super affordable, doesn’t mean your teen won’t love them. Sometimes inexpensive gifts can be what teens like the most or they can be something small and fun for them to unwrap to go along with the more traditional (but kinda boring) gift card or cash.
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Top Ten Gift Ideas for Teens 2023
If time is of essence and you need a sure-thing gift for a teen in your life, we’ve compiled a top ten list of teen-approved gifts for 2023.
- Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Speakers: Teens still love Spotify, but they also love going retro with vinyl. This Bluetooth-compatible turntable hits all the right notes lets you stream music wirelessly or spin some tunes.
- Sunrise Alarm Clock: This multi-use alarm clock is all over TikTok. It is great for heavy sleepers and offers and uses a sunrise stimulation light with a choice of seven natural sounds to gradually wake you up.
- Shower Phone Holder: May not be good for the teen who already takes a 45-minute shower, but it will help protect their phones while they’re watching Netflix.
- Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones: From their sleek design to impressive sound quality and long-lasting battery life, these headphones are a teen favorite.
- Liar Liar board game. This is a hysterical game, especially for college kid or a newer group of friends who don’t know every detail of your life. It’s outrageous to hear some of the lies and discover some new things about the people in your life.
- KODAK Printomatic. This updated Polaroid camera allows you to save photos on an external drive as well, providing the best of both worlds.
- Cloud Slides: Teen girls and boys alike love these comfy slippers they wear everywhere.
- Glow in the Dark Soccer Ball: My teens love these for when they are hanging out at night with friends, and we have a soccer ball, football, and basketball that all get used.
- Charging Station for Multiple Devices: tired of your teen stealing your chargers? This all-in-one charging station can help keep your teen’s electronics all in one place.
- Shashibo Shape Shifting Box: The teens we know love this cool fidget square that reminds us of the Rubik’s Cubes of our youth. It’s great for anxious teens or those who need to always be doing something.
Gifts for Teens Under $10
We scoured TikTok and talked to our teens to get a feel for some great, inexpensive gifts they’ll love. Fashion accessories like slippers, rings, bracelets or even beanies make great inexpensive gifts for teens. Other small items can include things like funny or fuzzy socks, lip balm, wallets, travel games and even books or journals can be ideal for teenagers.
Rosyclo Pillow Slippers for Women and Men，Non-Slip Quick Drying Open Toe Soft Platform Home Slipper Cloud Cushion Sandals Bathroom Shower Slides SlippersBow HeadBands, Teenitor Women Headbands for Makeup Cosmetic Facial Shower Spa Elastic Hair Band Hairlace Headband for Baby girls Yellow Blue Green Purple Pink, 5pcsMagnetic Rings Fidget Toy Set, Idea ADHD Fidget Toys, Adult Fidget Magnets Spinner Rings for Anxiety Relief Autism Therapy, Fidget Pack Great Gift for Adults Teens Kids (G)Summer Bracelets for Teen Girls Aesthetic Surfer Wave Adjustable Waterproof Handmade Bracelets Anklets for Women Men Girls Christmas GiftsFUTIMELY Boho Retro Stackable Rings Sets for Teens Girls Women,Peak Sea Wave Compass Turquoise Rhinestone Knuckle Joint Finger Kunckle Nail Ring Sets (:1：19PC)50Pcs Japanese Anime Mixed Stickers, Popular Classic Anime Graffiti Stickers Waterproof Vinyl Decals for Water Bottle Laptop Guitar Car Luggage Skateboard Computer Cute Aesthetic Manga Gifts for Teens Girls and Boys (Anime Mixed)Slim Front Pocket Wallet RFID Blocking Minimalist Credit Card Holder Wallet with D-Shackle for Women,SunflowerLife Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in BetweenSATINIOR Trawler Beanie Watch Hat Roll-up Edge Skullcap Fisherman Beanie for Men Women(Black, Medium)WATINC 13th Birthday Wish Bracelet, Adjustable Star Cord Bracelets with Make A Wish Cards, Friendship Simple Handmade Bracelet Birthday Gift for Daughter Friends Teen Girls BoysThe Totally Awesome Book of Useless InformationGaming Socks, Don’t Disturb me i’m Gaming Socks, Fun Socks for Teen Boys, Birthday Gifts for Teen Boys (Green Not Being Lazy)Detangling Brush. Detangler Hairbrush for Curly, Thick, Natural, Straight, Fine, Wet or Dry Hair for Women, Kids and Toddlers by Lily England (Rose Gold)Hasbro Gaming Clue Card Game for Kids Ages 8 & Up, 3-4 Players Strategy GamePlanet Goody Spider Claw Hair Clip, 4-Count – Assorted Bright Colors – Medium to Long Hair – Long-lasting & Will Not Slip – Pain-Free Hair Accessories for Women, Men, Boys & Girls – All Hair TypesWired PC Controller Compatible with Xbox 360/Slim PC Windows 10/8/7 BLACKDr. Scholl’s Women’s Low Cut Soothing Spa – Lavender & Vitamin E Infused 2 Pair Pack Socks, Blue & Pink Assorted, Women’s Shoe Size 4-10Dog Ate My Mad Libs: World’s Greatest Word GameParacord Bracelet K2-Peak – Survival Bracelets with Embedded Compass Whistle EDC Hiking Gear- Camping Gear Survival Gear Emergency Kit (Black / Green 8Travelambo Front Pocket Minimalist Leather Slim Wallet RFID Blocking Medium Size (Black Cros)Insutam Croc Lights for Shoes, 2pcs Lights Flashlights for Shoes, Waterproof Croc Headlights Accessories for Night Runners Dog Walking, Hiking, Camping, Suitable for Adults Kids (Black)Would You Rather? Teen Challenge Edition: Funny Questions & Lively Competition for Original ThinkersTTYY Have Fun Be Safe Don’t do stupid Keychain,Gifts for New Driver or Gifts for Graduation 16 Year Old GirlShower Steamers Aromatherapy 6 Packs Shower Tablets with Essential Oil for Home SPA & Self Care, Stress Relief, Birthday Gifts for Women and Men, Eucalyptus Shower Bath Bombs – BABYPEACH
Gifts for Teens Under $25
What do you get the teenager who has everything? Or, what do you get the teenager who has no idea what they want? Well, a farting poop emoji pen of course! Not even kidding this has been one of our top selling gifts for teens from Amazon for several years running. It is a crowd pleaser for sure and definitely, ummm shall we say unique and original as far as teen gifts go. We also think you can’t go wrong with these absolutely adorbs Pusheen Ramen bowls (although, the baby yoda ones are my personal fave). Whether you’re looking for gifts for technology lovers, athletes, gamers, fashionistas, nail polish lovers, face mask enthusiasts, book worms or foodies you’ll find cool gifts for teens of all interests all for under $25.
Farting Poop Emoji Pen – 7 Funny Sounds, Poop Emoji Gifts, Poop Emoji Party Supplies, Funny Pens for Coworkers & Work Gifts, Gag Gifts for Kids, Fun Pens for Kids, Pranks for kids, Funny Office GiftsEnesco Pusheen by Our Name is Mud Ramen Bowl and Chopsticks Set, 4sungwoo Wireless Silicone Keyboard, 2.4GHz Wireless, Foldable Rollup Keyboard, Waterproof, Dustproof and Lightweight, Perfect for PC, Notebook, Laptop and Travel(Black and Grey)Nicole Miller Mini Nail Polish Set – 15 Glossy and Trendy ColorsBluetooth Beanie Hat Headphones Unique Tech Gifts Stocking StufferFaceTory Best of Seven Facial Masks Collection – Hydrate, Radiance Boost, Soothe, Revitalize, Nourish, Purify Skin – For All Skin Types, Variety Pack of 7 Sheet MasksLight-Up Dart Board with Magnetic Darts – Fun for Kids & Teens 6-15 Year Old Boys & Girls Gifts – Best Sports Toys Teen Gift Ideas – Game for Indoor & Outdoor Age 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15+Urban Accents MOVIE NIGHT Popcorn Kernels and Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack (set of 8) – 3 Non-GMO Popcorn Kernel Packs and 5 Gourmet Popcorn Snack SeasoningMind-glowing Photo Clips String Light – Fairy Lights for Bedroom Wall (16.4ft), 50 Clips for Hanging Pictures – Teenage Gift for 10 11 12 13 Year Old Girl, Room Decor for Teen Girls, LED Twinkle LightWireless Charging Station for Apple Products, 3 in 1 Wireless Charger Charging Stand Compatible with Apple Watch and Airpods Pro, 2, Fast Charging Dock for iPhone 13 pro, 12 pro, 11, Xs max, Xr, X, 8Elecstars Touch Bedside Lamp – with Bluetooth Speaker, Dimmable Color Night Light, Outdoor Table Lamp with Smart Touch Control, Best Gift for Men Women Teens Kids Children Sleeping AidThe Five Marks of a Man: Finding Your Path to Courageous ManhoodLighted Vanity Makeup Mirror with 16 Led Lights 180 Degree Free Rotation Touch Screen Adjusted Brightness Battery USB Dual Supply Bathroom Beauty Mirror (White)Multi Color Changing Flameless Votive Candles with Remote, 10 Pack Colored Battery Operated Flickering Electric LED Tea Lights Bulk for Christmas Party Wedding Decorations, Batteries Incl.Lava Rock Bracelet – 8mm Lava Rock Bead Black Matte Agate Stone Anxiety Bracelet, Men Women Stress Relief Yoga Beads Adjustable Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Healing BraceletsThrow Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens – A Dodgeball Card Game – Family-Friendly Party Games – Card Games for Adults, Teens & Kids – 2-6 PlayersWrite Through It: A Guided Journal for Teen Girls: Inspiring Prompts to Beat Stress, Boost Self-esteem, and Build Healthy Habitsadidas Team Toiletry Kit Travel Shower Bag, Black, One SizeBracelets for Teen Girls Inspirational Gift for Her Engraved Believe in You Like I Do Cuff BraceletHair Chalk,12 Color Hair Chalk Paint,Hair Chalk Set,Temporary Washable Hair Color Dye for Kids,Non-Stick & Vibrant,New Year Birthday Party Cosplay DIY Children’s Day,Halloween,ChristmasGlowCity Light Up LED Basketball Blackout-Light Up LED Basketball-Official SizeTeeTurtle Unstable Unicorns Card Game – A Strategic Card Game and Party Game for Adults & TeensTree of Life Wrap Boho Leather Wide Cuff Handmade Wristbands Braided Magnetic Buckle Bangle Bracelet Gift for Women Girl (Tree black)DASH My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker Machine for Gelato, Sorbet + Frozen Yogurt with Mixing Spoon & Recipe Book (Organic, Sugar Free, Flavored Healthy Snacks + Dessert for Kids & Adults) 0.4qt – AquaStickyGrippy Suction Phone Case Mount, Silicon Adhesive Phone Accessory for iPhone and Android, Hands-Free Fidget Toy Mirror Shower Phone Holder, Tiktok Videos and Selfies (Purple)Mini LED Desk Lamp Cute Small Phone Holder, 2022 New LED Student Cute Night Light Dog/Deer Night Light Portable Foldable Mini Night Light, Cute Led Dog Night Lights for Kids Room(6 Colors Dog)Multitool Pocket Knife – Utility Knife Multitool for Men – All in One Tool for Fishing, Camping and Survival – 15 in 1 Multitool with Folding Saw, Wire Cutter, Pliers, SheathAI LOVE PEACE Microwave Ramen Bowl With Lid Ramen Cooker BPA Free and Dishwasher Safe For Office College Dorm Room Instant Lunch Ideal for Shin and Buldak Ramen Noodle On The Go (Orange)Oceavity Shower Phone Holder Waterproof 360° Rotation, Mirror/Wall Mount Phone Holder for Shower Bathroom Bathtub Kitchen, Universal Shower Accessories (White)Mayde Boba Bubble Tea Kit with Fruit Tea Makes 30+ Drinks, Instant Boba, Matcha, Jasmine Green Tea, Assam Black Tea, Tieguanyin Oolong Tea, Fantasy Fruit Puree, DIY Boba KitTaegila Small Portable Charger iPhone 5000mAh with Built in Cable, MFi Certified Compact Power Bank with LCD Display & LED Light for All iPhone Series 14/13/12/11/XR/X/SE/8/7/6 Pro Max(Black)The Unofficial TikTok Cookbook: 120 Healthy & Delicious Breaking Recipes for Snacks, Drinks, Treats, and More!Microwavable Heating Pads for Cramps & Anxiety Stress Relief, Microwave Heatable Warm Stuffed Animals for Women, Cuddle Plush Pillow, Kawaii Hot Plushie Avocado Gifts for Girls and BoysVessia Burritos Tortilla Blanket Throw Size(Beige,47inch),Giant Realistic Funny Food Blanket for Adults and Kids, Novelty Double Sided Round Tortilla Wrap Blanket, Soft Flannel Taco Blanket for CouchPlush Velvet Travel Jewelry Organizer Box | Travel Jewelry Case Small Jewelry Boxes for Women | Jewelry Travel Organizer, Jewelry Travel Case for Women | Earring Organizer with Mirror – Emerald Velvet
Gifts for Teens Under $50
Teens are known for their expensive taste and their desire to stay on trend. These gifts for teens that are all under $50 are sure to please.
Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Speakers | Upgraded Turntable Audio Sound| Includes Extra Stylus | Turquoise, Model Number: VSC-550BTJ WAY Instant Boba Bubble Pearl Variety Milk Tea Fruity Tea Kit with Authentic Brown Sugar Caramel Fruity Tapioca Boba, Ready in Under One Minute, Paper Straws Included – Gift Box – 10 ServingsDokotoo Womens Fashion Winter Cozy Soft Warm Fuzzy Casual Loose Sweater Sweatshirt Hooded Fleece Sherpa Pullover Sweater with Pockets White MediumRedragon M908 Impact RGB LED MMO Mouse with Side Buttons Optical Wired Gaming Mouse with 12,400DPI, High Precision, 20 Programmable Mouse ButtonsPusheen The Cat Backpack Everyday Use Character Face Cute Girls Bag (Tie Dye)Hydro Flask 20 oz Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Sip Lid PacificBluetooth Speaker with Lights, Wireless Charging Speaker, Dimmable Multi-Color Modern Night Lamp, Applicable for Bedroom/Teen Girl Gifts (5W Wireless Charging)Wingspan Board Game – A Bird-Collection, Engine-Building STONEMAIER Game for 1-5 Players, Ages 14+AstroAI Mini Fridge, 4 Liter/6 Can AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric Cooler and Warmer Refrigerators for Skincare, Beverage, Food, Cosmetics, Home, Office and Car, ETL Listed (Teal)Apple AirTagRare Beauty Soft Pinch Dewy Liquid Blush 0.25oz Hope NewDEERC D20 Mini Drone for Kids with 720P HD FPV Camera Remote Control Toys Gifts for Boys Girls with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Start Speed Adjustment, 3D Flips 2 Batteries, SilverTHE COMFY Original | Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket, Seen On Shark Tank, One Size Fits All (Blue)Sporzon! Rubber Encased Hex Dumbbell, Pair, BlackPicturesongold.com Name Necklace – Quality Custom Name Necklace with 18Ayehe Portable Charger, 22.5W 10000mAh Fast Charging Power Bank, LED Display, Phone Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone,Samsung, iPad Tablet, etcREVLON One-Step Volumizer Original 1.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush, BlackSquishmallows Official Kellytoy Plush 8PDP Wired Game Controller – Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC/Laptop Windows 10, Steam Gaming Controller – Perfect for FPS Games – Dual Vibration Videogame Gamepad – Military Black Camo / CamouflageChillbo Shwaggins Inflatable Couch – Cool Inflatable Lounger. Upgrade Your Camping Accessories. Easy Setup Inflatable Chair is Perfect for Beach Gear, Camping Fun and Festival Accessories.Megwoz Giant Tumble Tower, Stacking Backyard Game Stacking from 2Ft to Over 4.2Ft with 2 Dices|Scoreboard| Carrying Bag, Wooden Block Indoor Outdoor Game Set for Kids Adult Family- 57 PiecesHerschel Supply Co. Roy RFID Black Crosshatch/Black One SizeShe’s Birdie–The Original Personal Safety Alarm for Women by Women–130dB Siren, Strobe Light and Key Chain in 5 Pop Colors (Aqua)Victorinox Original Swiss Army Climber Pocket Knife (Red)Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Adults, Kids, Teens, Bedroom, with Sunrise/Sunset Simulation, Dual Alarms, FM Radio, Snooze, 7 Natural Sounds/Colors, Ideal GiftDr. Squatch All Natural Bar Soap for Men, 3 Bar Variety Pack, NEW Coconut Castaway, Fresh Falls, and Cool Fresh Aloe – Natural Men’s Bar SoapKusini Smores Maker Tabletop Indoor – Flameless Electric Marshmallow Roaster – 4 Detachable Trays & 4 Roasting Forks – Gift Set & Date Night Idea. Movie Night Supplies & Housewarming GiftSCAUXIE 14 Oz Ceramic Coffee Mug With Big Handle Yellow Coffee Cups for Coffee, Tea, Cappuccino, CocoaHamilton Beach Portable Blender for Shakes and Smoothies with 14 Oz BPA Free Travel Cup and Lid, Durable Stainless Steel Blades for Powerful Blending Performance, Raspberry (51131)KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera – Full Color Prints On ZINK 2×3FISH SKATEBOARDS Skateboards for Beginners, 31Stainless Steel Drinking Tumbler Bottle Diversion Safe Stash and Hide Small Valuables Money Keys Jewelry Silver 12 OunceJBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth, Built-in Battery, Waterproof and Dustproof Feature – BlackStanley IceFlow Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw – Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle for Home, Office or Car – Reusable Cup with Straw Leakproof Flip – Cold for 12 Hours or Iced for 2 Days (Cream)
Gifts for Teens under or around $100
Teens aren’t cheap, and tech gifts can be expensive. If you’re looking to splurge, here are some great ideas (and definitely keep checking to see if the prices move for you.
UGG Women’s Tasman Slipper, Black, 7UGG Ana Knit Throw Blanket – Plush Oversized Reversible Accent Blanket – 50” x 70” – SnowTubibu Wall Games, Unique Wall Decor, Extraordinary Gift, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Wall Game Board, Office Wall Art, Housewarming Gift (Hookey)LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet 75304 Set, Mask Display Model Kit for Adults to Build, Gift Idea for Men, Women, Him or Her, Collectible Home Decor ModelBeats Studio Buds Totally Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones – Red (Renewed)Philips Norelco Shaver 7100, Rechargeable Wet & Dry Electric Shaver with SenseIQ Technology and Pop-up Trimmer S7788/82Razor RipStik Caster Board Classic Collection, 2 Wheel Skateboard with 360-degree Casters, for Kids,Teens and AdultsVolador 40inch Maple Longboard – Basic Cruiser (Rocky)HyperX Cloud II – Gaming Headset, 7.1 Surround Sound, Memory Foam Ear Pads, Durable Aluminum Frame, Detachable Microphone, Works with PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One – RedFujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Ice White + Minimate Custom Case + Fuji Instax Film 20 Sheets Twin PackApple Pencil (1st Generation)Mermade Hair PRO Waver 25mm in Pink I Triple Barrel Hair Waver Deep Curler I Professional Quality Beach WavesJBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, TealMr. Coffee Iced and Hot Coffee Maker, Single Serve Machine with 22-Ounce Tumbler and Reusable Coffee Filer, BlackOakley Men’s OO9238 Fives Squared Rectangular Sunglasses, Matte Black USA Flag Logo/Prizm Grey, 54 mmBeats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 40 Hours of Listening Time, Built-in Microphone – Rose Gold (Latest Model)Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Essentials EVA White Sandals – 12 D(M) USLevitating Moon Lamp, FIRPOW 18 Colors 6 in Floating Moon Lamp Light Spinning Freely, 3D LED Printing Magnetic Moon with Remoter/Adjustable Bightness/Timing, Night Light for Gift Home Room DecorAll-new Fire HD 8 tablet, 8” HD Display, 32 GB, 30% faster processor, designed for portable entertainment, (2022 release), BlackKeurig K-Mini Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, 6 to 12 oz. Brew Sizes, BlackJW PEI Women’s Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag (Beige)Christian Dior Sauvage for Men Eau de Toilette Spray New, 2 Fluid OunceFjallraven, Kanken Mini Classic Backpack for Everyday, Frost Greenflybold Slackline Kit | Slack Line Longer | 57 ft Line with Training Line | Tree Protectors, Arm Trainer, Ratchet Cover and Carry Bag | Tight Rope Slack Lines for Backyard | for Kids, Children, AdultsAmazon Basics Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Hand Weight Set, 12-Pound, Set of 2, Black & Vinyl Kettlebell – 20 Pounds, OrangeFree People Soren Suede Bucket Soot Black One SizeYonanas 902 Classic Vegan, Dairy-Free Frozen Fruit Soft Serve Maker, Includes 36 Recipes, 200-Watts, SilverSpikeball Weekender Set
Still Looking for More Gift Ideas for Teenagers?
Just in case you’re still looking for even more great gifts to teens. Teen girl gifts, Teen boy gifts, gifts by interest for teens or even gifts for college students (like gift ideas for their dorm room). No problem, we’ve got your covered just check out all our related posts below.
Are you in the thick of raising your tweens and teens? You may like this book by Whitney Fleming, the co-owner of Parenting Teens & Tweens: Loving Hard When They’re Hard to Love: Essays about Raising Teens in Today’s Complex, Chaotic World.
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