Updated for 2022! Wrapping up your holiday shopping and looking for some teen gift ideas for their stocking? As the mom of two teens, I put together this list of stocking stuffers for teens, both boys and girls, to help you finish up your holiday shopping!
Stocking Stuffers for Teens
Are you looking for some unique ideas for stocking stuffers for teens? Here are some great gifts that will be great for teen boys and girls! Most of the ideas on this list are around $5-$15.
Burt's Bees Lip Balm
Lip balms are always useful in school. Burt's Bees are very popular among teens.
Oars + Alps Lip Balm
Great stocking stuffer for teen boys or girls, this lip balm is shine-free and has SPF.
Snacks Box Variety Pack
Here's a quick way to stuff a stocking full! Grab this snack box variety pack filled with some of the favorite snacks and junk food for teens!
DUDE Face & Body Wipes
These quick cleaning cloths are great stocking stuffers for teen boys who are active and busy. For teen girls, try these face wipes.
Mini USB Fan for iPhone
These phone fans are a portable gadget to help teens cool off.
Folding Hair Brush
Great portable hair brush that can easily be carried in a purse or backpack.
If your kids are AirPod users, cases are protective and stylish.
While most teens want Apple Airpods, if your teen needs a cheaper pair of wireless earbuds, these come in 15 different colors and are affordable.
The Baking Cookbook for Teens
In the day in age of all the tech that we are in, it is nice to have an alternative to playing on phones. Cooking is a great activity for when teens are bored, and most don't know where to start with baking.
The Teen Kitchen Cookbook
For teens who would prefer not to bake sweets, a basic cookbook is definitely a must.
Kanoodle 3-D Puzzle Game
Teen's brains often go to sleep while they're on their phones, so this game is a great brain-bender to keep it active.
Dinosaur Taco Holder
Who says teens have to grow up? Make them laugh at your next family taco night when you serve them a triceratops taco!
essie Nail Polish
Simple nail polish is a great, stylish way to prevent "basic" nails.
tweexy The Original Wearable Nail Polish Holder
Many teens love to paint their nails, this handy device helps them hold the bottle perched on their hand.
Rose Gold-Tone Yellow Crystal Stud Earrings
Earrings are an effortless way to express fashion, and super easy to get on in the morning before school.
Fairy lights are a very aesthetic option for room decorating, that can jazz up a room with just one strand.
LED Light Strips
These LED light strips are popular with teens and can even sync to their music!
Baby Nessie Loose Leaf Tea Infuser
For any teens who love to brew a cup of tea, this quirky tea infuser is sure to be a favorite!
Tab Divider Sticky Notes
These can help your teen keep track of important class notes and test dates. Great for teens who love school supplies!
Teens love adding stickers to their stuff, here's a giant variety pack that's sure to give them a few new ones they'll enjoy!
Cell Phone Stand
Laying your phone on a cluttered desk or nightstand can be a disaster in the making if something spills or it gets knocked off, this stand can keep the phone safe and teens can see notifications easily.
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Great stocking stuffer for guys or girls, these shower steamers will serve up some aromatherapy to help them cope with whatever they're feeling at the time.
Cozy Fuzzy Socks
Socks are very cozy and nice for lounging around the house.
Teen Soap Bundle
Made in Maryland, these bars of soap are made for teens and are a great stocking stuffer for boys. You can get the 3 pack or buy them individually.
OGX Body Wash
Both of my girls love nice body washes and the OGX brand is popular.
Gift Card Money Puzzle
If you simply want to give your teens a gift card in their stocking, this maze puzzle will make them work to get it!
Scented Glitter Gel Pens
A fun teen stocking stuffer for anyone who loves to doodle or journal.
Charms like these are a great way to spice up their backpacks, wallets, AirPod cases, etc.
Reusable Metal Straws
Plastic straws are a big polluter to the environment, so having a metal one on hand is very friendly to the earth. They even make bendable and telescoping ones if you want a tiny size.
Insulated Tumbler Cup with Straw
My teens love fun tumblers with straws and lids, and even prefer them over water bottles these days.
BodyMark Temporary Tattoo Marker
As a child of the 80s, my skin was marked up often by Crayola, but now BIC has created these markers specifically to allow artistic teens to color themselves up, temporarily.
Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
I bought these recently for Lizzy, and she loves using them. I love that we're not going through sleeves of cotton pads and not creating extra garbage.
If your teen is always running out of battery on their phones, give them one of these portable chargers to keep on hand. Anker is a trusted name.
eos Lip Balm
Lip balms like EOS are perfect and portable to moisturize your lips in school.
Powercurl Mini POP Teal
Great gadget to help keep charging cables from tangling and easy to carry around.
Mario Badescu sprays are popular to keep your face hydrated for the busy school day, but they've come under fire for not being the best for your skin. A few alternatives could be Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel, La Roche Posay Hydrating Mist, and Rael Beauty Oil Control Mist.
During school, a lot of teen's hands get dry while writing for so long and dealing with all the papers, so having a moisturizer like this on hand is essential.
Rose Gold Mermaid Makeup Brush Set
Fancy brushes are very pleasant and a great way to complete any makeup collection.
Best of Mad Libs
Mad Libs is an entertaining way to have fun with friends at a sleepover, or just while hanging out.
This Week To Do List Notepad
School is a very busy time for most teens, so it is very functional to have a To-Do list of all their homework assignments.
If your teen still likes baths, bath bombs are a great gift, especially ones that smell good.
In the winter season, keeping hands warm is very important, but it is a hassle to have to remove gloves before using a phone. With touchscreen gloves, the hassle is gone, which is super helpful.
Teens can keep their head warm while still listening to their favorite music and they don't have to worry about the fit of earbuds with a hat on.
Pura Vida Anklets & Bracelets
Friendship bracelets and anklets are super popular among teens, and the profit from these specific Pura Vida ones goes straight to artisans around the world.
Sheet masks are super relaxing, and great for teens who want to unwind after a stressful school day.
Rubix cubes are helpful for teens who want to get their brain working in ways they never knew of.
Stress Relief Sweet Scented Squishies
Squishies are a great stress reliever for all ages, in and out of school.
Retractable Lint Roller
Many clothes in teen styles have a material that is very attracting to lint (black leggings for example), so a lint roller is very important and a must for any teen. This one is portable and can be carried in backpacks.
Having a nice bag for storing your makeup is both practical and pretty. These work well for electronic cords, too.
Silk Sleep Eye Mask
Getting the right amount of sleep can be difficult for teens, so a sleeping mask might help them to go to sleep faster.
Journal Planner Pens
Bullet journaling is very common among teens, so having a variety of colors to choose from can help them decorate away.
Many teens these days watch Youtube, so having a way to stand up their phone while they are watching videos is very practical, plus this acts as a handle of sorts to prevent dropping.
Minimalist Card Holder Wallet
When walking around school or traveling about, it is important to have a place to store your money, but have a minimalistic one so it can fit anywhere (even in a pocket).
Starbucks Gift Cards
Starbucks is practically a teen survival item, so if you gift your teen even just one Starbucks gift card, it will most definitely be used up.
Fandango Gift Cards
Teens love going to movies with friends. If you have multiple movie chains in your area, a Fandango gift card lets them get tickets for any of the local theaters, not just one chain.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Fake glasses are pretty popular, and especially the ones with big frames. These have the bonus of blue-light blocking lenses since teens are looking at screens more than any of us want to admit.
Love Knot Bangle Bracelet
Simple gold jewelry is a must in teen life, so something as basic as this bracelet can spice up any outfit.
Natural Bar Soap For Men And Women
Soap bars are super friendly for the environment because they reduce the plastic-use, which many teens are thinking about today. These are handmade and come in fun scents of Avocado Grapefruit, Coconut, Lemongrass , Eucalyptus Mint, Seaweed Sea Salt, and Lavender.
Animal Cable Bites Protector
These little critters are very cute and quirky to spice up normally boring cables, helping families keep track of whose cord is whose and it protects the plug seem from wearing and fraying.
Shark Novelty Crew Socks
If you have a kid who likes quirky fun, these shark socks might be a great gift they'll love to show off to friends.
Corn Cob Microwave Popcorn
This is a great entertainment item to make any movie night a little more interesting.
Water Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker
If your teen likes to listen to music while they shower, this handy gift will let them stick a speaker to the shower wall.
Perhaps your teen needs a new phone case?
Flying Ball Helicopter
Most teens are outgrowing toys, but these floating helicopter toys seem to appeal to all ages!
If your teen has stinky shoes, grab some of these for their stocking!
Knot Tying Kit
Here's a fun fidget toy that might come in handy later in life.
Thumbs-up Cell Phone Stand
Here's a handy gadget that holds a phone upright for watching or facetiming.
Help your teen work out their troubles with these scented therapy doughs.
GoLong! Football Dice Game
Here's a fun dice game that can be played alone or against a friend.
Mistaken Lyrics Coasters
Have a teen who loves music? Here are some fun coasters they can use in their room with friends to capture some of the greatest mistaken lyrics in song history.
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Thanks for reading! Do you have some ideas for stocking stuffers for teen boys or girls? Comment below and share your stocking stuffer ideas!
Thursday 17th of November 2022
Love this list! My pick for this year: Write, Rip, Hide Journal.
It's a fun idea. You write messages and hide them for others to find.
Friday 18th of November 2022
Thanks for the idea! Love the idea of encouraging teens to be encouraging to others!