Are you on the hunt for a great gift for a teenager on your shopping list this holiday season? I rounded up the best gifts for teens that they’ll actually want, and the best part is they’re all under $35.
Teens can be hard to shop for. But lucky for you, I have two teens in my house right now, and they gave the official thumbs up on all these ideas.
So if you can’t or don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on Airpods (which is what they really all seem to really want…) these are some other fun and affordable options they will still love. I hope these ideas help you out if you’re stumped on what to buy a teen – please share if you have any other great ideas too!
20 BEST GIFTS FOR TEENS
All of these items are pictured in the graphic above and numbered so you can quickly find them. All of these gifts for teens are under $35 on Amazon.com and make great gifts.
1. Ultra-Thin Quartz Analog Wrist Watch – This is great for teens as their first watch or even just to wear daily. You’d never guess that it’s under $50.
2. Jack Black Shave Essentials Set – When he begins to shave, this essentials kit will keep him looking and feeling fresh!
3. Large Initial Necklace – These initial necklaces are so popular. There’s no doubt that the teen girl on your shopping list would love to open this up!
4. Portable Bluetooth Speaker – EVERY teen will love this portable Bluetooth speaker. It’s affordable and comes in a couple of fun colors to choose from!
5. Nerf Sports Mini Perfect-Shot Hoop – With a rotating hoop that can be hung almost everywhere, this is sure to be something that every teen will love, use and play with for hours.
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6. Under Armour Baseball Cap – This classic fitting baseball cap is just that, a classic. It’s simplistic enough that he can wear it with any outfit, and let’s be honest, every teen boy would agree that they couldn’t ever have too many baseball caps in their closet.
7. Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – I can’t believe that these are under $40. It’s near impossible to find a good pair of earbuds like this! The wireless kinds have become extremely popular, and for a good reason – what’s more convenient? Teens will love to receive these this holiday season!
8. Mini Nano Drone – this is a great beginner drone, AKA for teens, especially for them to learn how to use these devices. It’s portable, mini, and a great gift! Imagine how excited they’ll be when they open this up?
9. Bath Bomb Gift Set – each of these shaped bath bombs is infused with different essential oils, how cool is that? This is such a fun, already put-together gift set to give this holiday season.
10. Light Pink Felt Letter Board – this pretty, pink felt letter board is a perfect way for teens to express their creativity. It comes in a variety of colors and is the customized decor piece for their room that they’ll LOVE to update.
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11. Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror – Teen girls who are just getting into makeup will go crazy over this lighted vanity mirror! The coolest part is, the LED lights can be adjusted based on the time of day, natural lighting, etc. The teen on your shopping list will love and use this so much!
12. Burrito Blanket – Have you ever wanted to be a giant tortilla, burrito, or any tortilla-based food? Simply lay down inside the blanket and roll yourself up, becoming the burrito that you’ve always wanted to be in the softest blanket ever!
13. Slammo Game Set – is an action-packed 2-on-2 volleyball-style outdoor game. The coolest part? It’s unisex! Perfect gifts for teens or for anyone on your list.
14. Oversized Tortoise Shell Sunglasses – Every teen girl that opens these up will freak out in excitement… They’re a dupe of an expensive, designer pair of sunglasses that she’s sure to know about! Either way, she’ll be so excited to wear these every day. They’re only $10 so they’d also be a great teen stocking stuffer.
15. Herschel Supply Co. Card Holder Wallet – You can now trust your teen with money by gifting him this wallet, ha! It has ample spots for cards, cash, and his I.D. Want to spruce it up? Add a gift card when you gift it!
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16. Big Life Journal – This is more than just a journal, it’s an interactive goal planner and writing prompt journal all in one that has thousands of positive reviews from happy teens and their parents.
17. Echo Dot – One of the hottest gifts for teens out there right now! Stream songs, talk to Alexa, answer questions, and add so much to their room. You can also get a hold of them even when they are in their room!
18. Bluetooth Beanie – Combine music and hat, not only provide HiFi music sounds but also keep warm in the winter. This is going to be one gift they will use all winter long!
19. 3-in-1 Charging Station – How cute is this?? The useful 3-in-1 Charging Station keeps all your electronics in one place, charged and ready for the next day!
20. Just Dance 2022 – These annual Just Dance games are the BEST. And I’m not talking just for teens… you’ll want to play this, too! It has all of the latest hit songs and brings hours of endless dancing, laughing, and fun.
And if all else fails…. get them an Apple iTunes gift card or straight-up cash. Haha! Teens will never say no to cash!!!
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