The Best Gifts for Teens: 25 Fun and Original Ideas

Christmas Gifts for Teens

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The holidays are here and that means picking up the perfect gift. But finding something special for the teenager in your life isn't always easy. Trends change and tastes can be fickle. The key to purchasing a great gift for a teenager is getting them something that they'll actually want to use. If you're not sure where to start, we're here to help.

From a game based on TikTok to fashion that will empower any adolescent girl, we have hand-picked 25 fun gifts that any teenager will love. Tech junkies will be thrilled to get wireless headphones, while the social media mavens will get a lot of use out of Heyday's ring light with a tripod. Another great option for teens that love gadgets and games is the Nintendo Switch, which has the option to play handheld or display it on your TV.

But if you have a teenager who is more into crafts than computers, there is still a lot to choose from. For instance, a psychedelic cat puzzle will keep them busy for hours, while Copic's set of markers allows them to express their creativity. Another appreciated gift could be a Polaroid camera set, so they can capture memories with friends and family. Or, if they're into comfort, what about some fuzzy slippers that look like sneakers or an enormous, stretchy blanket for snuggling up and keeping warm? These are essential accessories for rainy and snowy days.

We've also selected some home decor items for teens who love to make their bedrooms their sanctuary. An artistic tapestry inspired by Italy's Cinque Terre will add color to any wall. Likewise, a Scandinavian vanity set will give them a place to store their bath and beauty products, as well as space to put on makeup and jewelry. Then, to add some lumination, how about wrapping up a set of string lights? If you choose well, then these gifts might be treasured items that teens will take with them to college so they can feel at home, even in their dorm room.

Finding the perfect gift for a teen doesn't have to be difficult. You just need a little imagination to tap into their interests and you'll be sure to see their faces light up on Christmas morning.

Looking for a cool gift that a teenager will actually want to use? We've got the 25 best gifts that every teen wants.

Fashionable Gifts

 

Empowered Feminist Fashion

Empowered Woman Sweater

Skylar Yoo | $78

 

Pastel Green Backpack

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

Fjallraven | $64

 

Leather Airpods Pro Case 

 

Comfy Faux-Fur-Lined Slippers

Fur-Lined Sneaker Slippers

Gravity | $65

 

Three-Piece Sloth Ring

Adjustable Sloth Ring

Mary Lou | $119

 

Embroidery Temporary Tattoos

Embroidery Temporary Tattoos

Tattly | $15

 

Peace & Love Earrings

 

Electronic Gifts

 

Apple Airpods Pro (2nd Generation)

 

Ring Light with Tripod

Ring Light with Tripod

Heyday | $29.99

 

Nintendo Switch – OLED Model with White Joy-Con

Nintendo Switch Bundle

Nintendo | $349.99

 

Karaoke Microphone Speaker

 

Oculus Quest 2

 

Polaroid Camera Bundle

Polaroid Camera

Polaroid | $169.95

 

Games & Crafts

 

Colorful Cat Puzzle

 

Game of Phones

 

Paint-by-Numbers Kit

Fox Paint by Numbers

Elle Creé | $34

 

Copic Markers (Set of 12)

Copic Markers Set

Copic | $70.20

 

TikTok Challenge Game

 

Home Gifts

 

Scandinavian Vanity Set

Vanity Set

South Shore | $101.99

 

Smiley Face Pouches

Smiley Face Pouches

BAGGU | $39

 

Cinque Terre Wall Tapestry

 

Oversized Snuggle Blanket

 

LED Light Photo Clips

Photo Clip String Lights

LECLSTAR | $10.98

 

100 Things to Do Scratch Off Poster

 

Unicorn Cereal Bowl

 

This article has been edited and updated.

 

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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