The Best Gifts for Teens: 20 Fun and Original Ideas

Best 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 20 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. But if you have a teenager who is more into crafts and computers, there is still a lot to choose from.

There's a psychedelic cat puzzle to keep them busy for hours or Chameleon's blendable markers to allow them to express their creativity. 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.

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 20 best gifts that every teen wants.


Empowered Feminist Fashion


Neon Crossbody Bag


Apple Airpods Pro

Apple Airpod Pro

Apple | $189.99


Comfy Faux-Fur-Lined Slippers

Fur-Lined Sneaker Slippers

Gravity | $65


Colorful Cat Puzzle


Ring Light with Tripod

Ring Light with Tripod

Heyday | $29.99


Embroidery Temporary Tattoos

Embroidery Temporary Tattoos

Tattly | $15


Karaoke Microphone Speaker


Oversized Snuggle Blanket


Blendable Markers

Chameleon Pens Blendable Markers

Chameleon | $39.99


Paint-by-Numbers Kit


LED Light Photo Clips

Photo Clip String Lights



100 Things to Do Scratch Off Poster


Oculus Quest 2


TikTok Challenge Game


Fujifilm Mini 11 Bundle

Best Christmas Gifts for Teens Fujifilm Mini 11

Fujifilm | $59.99


Tie-Dye Backpack

Tie Dye Backpack

STATE | $95


Three-Piece Sloth Ring

Adjustable Sloth Ring

Mary Lou | $119


Unicorn Cereal Bowl


Game of Phones


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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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