35 Christmas Gifts for Teens
These are the TikTok-famous and most-wanted gifts at the top of your teen's list.
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Welcome to your ultimate guide for finding the best Christmas gifts for teens. With styles and preferences constantly changing, it’s tricky to know what they’ll actually like—and use.
We found the best Christmas gifts for teens so you don’t have to. From the viral social media products they see everyday to hidden Amazon gems, you can’t go wrong.
Zodiac Sign Candle
Astrology finds make the best Christmas gifts for teens, like these zodiac candles from Homesick. Each scent is inspired by their sign. They’ll love having a candle made just for them (especially Leos). Don’t forget the candle accessories!
Custom Neon Sign
Your teen will be excited to unwrap this colorful neon sign. Pick the desired hue and size, then watch as it becomes their favorite piece of decor. If the mountain and sun design isn’t their style, choose from phrases, names and more. This is a fun personalized graduation gift, as well.
The Five Minute Journal
Mindfulness is in, and this popular journal is one the most-wanted gifts among teens this holiday season. They’ll love sitting down every morning and evening to reflect on their day. And yes, it really only takes five minutes a day! Browse more such viral TikTok gift ideas your teens will love.
The best Christmas gifts for teens tap on today’s trends, like nostalgic tech. This instant polaroid camera is no exception. Your teen will love taking photos of their friends that print on the spot. Speaking of nostalgia, do you know what Christmas looked like the year you were born?
A Piece of Nature
Houseplants aren’t just a home decor trend. They have loads of benefits, like improving air quality and being a source of greenery and nature in gloomy winter months. The Sill makes it easy to have a plant (and trendy pot) delivered straight to your teen’s door. Plus, they offer plant-inspired gifts (think tote bags and beanies), as well as a potting kit.
Weighted Throw Blanket
Cozy finds, like this weighted throw blanket, make the best Christmas gifts for teens. A weighted blanket is one of the best ways to cozy up when stress or anxiety creep in. It’s available in several colors and 12, 15 and 20 pound options.
Sunrise Alarm Clock
An alarm clock that mimics the sunrise? Check! Early mornings have never been more peaceful than with the Hatch Restore. Your teen will enjoy making a personalized sleep and wake routine with it and falling asleep to soothing sounds.
If you’re really stuck on what to gift your teen, you can’t go wrong with a coffee subscription box from Bean Box. Their coffee of the month club is truly the gift that keeps on giving. They’ll be introduced to 12 ounces of gourmet coffee from independent roasters each month.
The Apple AirPods Pro are the most convenient headphones for working out, studying, traveling or taking walks. They’re noise-cancelling, wireless and come with a charging case. What more could you ask for?
Mushroom decor is BIG, and we already know this trend is here to stay. This glass mushroom lamp makes the perfect side table or desk piece. And it glows beautifully!
I know, I know. Socks…for Christmas? If they’re Bombas Socks, then yes. Bombas makes some seriously comfortable socks, and they donate essential clothing items to communities in need for every purchase made. Each pair delivers on arch support and comfy footbeds. Talk about a gift that gives back! Plus, who wants to buy socks for themselves?
Yes, fanny packs are making a comeback. This top-selling Amazon belt bag is a popular pick and comes in dozens of colors. Gift your teen a fun color (like steel blue) and pair it with a classic black or white option. One can never have too many belt bags.
A MasterClass subscription isn’t just for adults. With sports courses from Stephen Curry and Simone Biles, science classes from Bill Nye and makeup sessions from Bobbi Brown, they’ll love learning from their icons. It’s the perfect gift for teens craving to learn something new.
Sturdy Duffle Bag
Send your teen off to a friend’s house or on an overnight college visit in style. This duffle bag from Herschel Supply Co. is sleek, well-designed and built to last. It’s a cool, yet practical, Christmas gift for your brother.
Cat Face is the purr-fect party game to get everyone in your group engaged and laughing. Recommended for ages 13+, the game involves matching hilarious cat images with outrageous phrases and competing to create the wittiest meme. Designed for 3-8 players, this game is a must-have for cat-lovers everywhere. Buy two and get one for your girlfriend, as well.
Trendy Water Bottle
Here’s a Christmas gift for teens the whole family will enjoy. The Nintendo Switch is entertaining for all ages, and it’s one of the only video game consoles that is enjoyed at anytime and any location.
Essential Oil Diffuser
How pretty is this essential oil diffuser? It’s a thoughtful gift for anyone, but teens will especially enjoy the soothing ritual of getting ready for bed while their peppermint oil is diffusing. It’s a pleasant way to wake up in the morning, too. Just pop in some citrus oil!
Help your teen plan for the year ahead with a brand new planner. This pick from Erin Condren includes everything they need to stay organized, like a monthly calendar, a place to keep track of deadlines, blank paper for free-hand notes and stickers. It’s a great new job gift, too!
Personalized Pet Pillow
Whether your teen admits it or not, leaving home for the first time can be scary. Help them bring along a familiar face with personalized pet pillows. They’re almost as comforting as hugging the real deal.
Levitating Moon Lamp
A levitating moon lamp is a (weirdly) popular gadget. It’s certainly fun and useful thanks to three lighting modes that are controlled by gently touching the moon. Everyone will be begging to know the secrets behind this lamp’s sorcery!
Yep, Converse are still in style. And your teen will get plenty of wear out of these timeless sneakers.
A charging station and accessories dish all in one, this tech wonder keeps everything organized. It keeps the essentials charged while making space for loose pieces like jewelry or keys. This should be on everyone’s list this holiday season.
Face Massage Tools Set
This one’s for the skincare-obsessed teen on your list. This face massage tools set includes viral beauty wonders like an ice roller, gua sha and jade roller.
A go-to classic, this tote bag gets a fun upgrade with eye-popping colors and a touch of corduroy. It holds all the essentials!
For the teen in an LDR or with a far-away best friend, these friendship lamps are a thoughtful gift. When touched, the lamp will send a “thinking of you” glow to its mate—no matter the distance.
World Map Laundry Bag
Whether your teen is away at college or has a mountain of clothes in their room at home, a laundry bag is a practical stocking stuffer. And this fun version features a world map print! Discover more laundry products that make wash day easier.
Bluetooth Record Player
This music station does it all. Your teen will enjoy playing vintage records on the turntable or streaming the latest hits via Bluetooth.
Bagel Making Kit
This DIY bagel kit has everything required to perfect the yummy treat. It’s made in Brooklyn, New York, so you can trust the quality of this bagel gift.
Art Piece Puzzle
This is no ordinary puzzle. Jiggy makes puzzles that are “meant to be framed,” and they’re the perfect way to unplug on the weekend. Choose an art piece puzzle that best fits their personality—or play it safe with a gift card. Jiggy often drops puzzle collabs with celebrities, too, so it’s a fun way for teens to have a “piece” of their fave icons. They even offer a puzzle of the month club!
Sunset Lamp Projector
A teenager’s room is their safe space. Help them create the perfect ambience with this sunset projector lamp. It’s a popular pick for a number of reasons, like the fact that it’s controlled via an app and changes colors. It creates the perfect glow for photoshoots, too.
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