Shopping for a tween or teen girl and wondering what in the world to get them? I have two teenage girls so this teen Christmas list is filled with ideas they’ve given me to include and things I know they’ve been asking for recently. Gone are the days of turning down pages in a toy catalog, now we’ve entered the days of electronics, beauty products, and clothes.
You’ll find gift ideas for teens in these categories below:
Tech Gift Ideas for Teens
Lifestyle Teen Gifts
Beauty Gifts for Teens
Subscription Box Gifts for Teenagers
Gifts Ideas for Teen Travelers
Eco-Friendly Teen Gifts
Games for Teens
Room Decor Gift Ideas for Teenagers
Gift Cards Your Teen Will Love
Tech Teen Christmas Gift Ideas
From chargers to earbuds, these tech gift ideas are popular with teens.
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My teens seem to always be misplacing their charging cords - and they're surprisingly hard on them. They often start to fray near the connection ends. These Anker cords are more heavy-duty and work very well for charging!
If you have a teen that likes to hang out with friends or take vacations, this cute instant-print camera will be a hit. This package comes with extra photo paper, a cute carrying case, and fun papers and borders.
If your teen is active and likes to stay healthy, they might appreciate a fitness tracker, however, most girls don't like the standard, bulky trackers. This one looks like a piece of jewelry which teens should appreciate!
You'll have to know what type of phone your teen has and then you can get them a new phone case for the holidays. My teen likes things simple, the fancy glitter cases aren't really what she or her friends are into. This simple clear case is protective and simple.
Another one of my things that my teen has tried to steal is my fuzzy socks. She loves to wear them around the house. And since teens seem to veg better than any other age group, fuzzy socks will keep their toes warm during said lounging.
Your teen can put their hair up with these colorful ties during the day while at school, then back down later. Popband ties are made to leave no hair crease even after long hours of wear. Plus they can double as a bracelet so you will always have one available for use, no matter the time of day or night!
Delight your teen with a natural body care gift set from Kansas City-based Indigo Wild. Their Zum line of products are cruelty-free, vegetarian, and organic. Plus, they have some crazy fun scents that teens will love.
These Finchberry soaps are amazing and my girls love how they smell and look. This gift set is perfect for the teen in your life who wants to feel like she's old enough for the finer things in life. They're also handmade, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and made without any harsh chemical preservatives.
These are perfect deodorants for teens - they're natural and aluminum-free, plus they come with amazing names like movie night, hang out, and selfie stick. Both of my teens love the labels and the scents!
Inspiration for Teen Girls: each box features a new theme with 4-6 items corresponding to that theme or time of year. Products may include journals, personal development books, tech gadgets, cool school supplies, jewelry, beauty products and more. Our mission is to provide messaging to help teen girls: believe in themselves, aspire to dream big, be the best version of themselves, and make their own mark on the world.
This one is perfect for tweens! BOTI (Beauty on the Inside) brings a new theme of strength and empowerment, accompanied by curated health & beauty products, inspiration, jewelry, and fun stuff to support that theme.
If you're shopping for a young girl who loves math, here's a box for her. Plus, it features black girls to help empower girls of color! The Black Girl MATHgic Box is the only subscription box designed to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls on a 3rd-8th-grade math level. Each month, your girl will receive a box (3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade options) containing real-world math lessons and activities, fun educational items, a math affirmation, profile of a woman mathematician + more!
This is a great gift for creative traveling girls. They can write and draw to remember their trips or use the pens and washi tape to stay organized and plan what they want to do on vacation.
Eco-Friendly Teen Christmas List Ideas
Here's a list of gift ideas for teens who are passionate about the earth and shrinking their footprint. However, keep in mind that one of the best things we can do is to shop responsibly. Buy only what is needed and consider gifting experiences instead of stuff. :)
I just discovered this brand and love it already! You can get your regular body products - that are often sold in plastic bottles :( - delivered in all paper and reusable packaging. Shampoo, conditioner, and soaps free of harmful packaging.
We subscribed to this monthly subscription for a while. The bracelets are really popular with my girls and every bracelet is made from recycled glass and plastics. There are tons of colors you can choose from, each bracelet represents an animal that is impacted by our ocean health. Plus, each purchase helps fund ocean clean-up around the world. They have lots of other branded reusable merchandise, too.
I recently bought these for my daughter after realizing we were going through sleeves of makeup remover pads when she took off her mascara. Now she's got a reusable solution and a washing bag for them. They make black ones too, in case she doesn't want to see stains.
Our whole family is trying to stop using drinking straws and we have some metal ones that we use often. However, these silicon ones don't get cold/hot like the metal ones and can be carried in a bag, perfect for school and when your on the go.
Does your teen love escape rooms? Most teens do! These are packaged escape room games that your teen can play at home with friends. The box comes with everything they need to solve the puzzle...will they escape?
My girls aren't huge gamers but we used to really enjoy playing on the Nintendo Wii as a family. We recently upgraded to the Nintendo Switch and they love it! Plus it can be used as a portable handheld game system which is great for road trips!
TIP: They'll be running a sale starting Nov 28th offering Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for free, which is my girls' favorite game!
This one seems to be fitting for most teens I know! This is just the case so you'll need to pick up a cheap throw pillow or reuse one around your house.
Gift Cards Your Teen Will Love
Do you have a teen on your holiday shopping list? Are you at a loss as to what to buy them? You aren’t alone. Thank goodness for gift cards, because teens are so hard to shop for! Tweens and teenagers are very particular about what they like and frankly, teen needs these days are a lot differently these days. This is one of the reasons that I love gift cards for teens for gifts. Gift cards are great because while you are putting the thought into what type of gift card is just right for the teen you are buying for, they are still able to be independent and make their own choices with their gift.
There are so many awesome retailers out there though so it’s hard to know just what gift card to buy. That’s why I put together a list of some of the most popular gift cards out there that your teen will love.
Teens are pretty open to where they shop and there is a lot of online shopping in a teen's world. That’s why a Visa® or Mastercard® gift card is always a great choice. They can buy whatever they want with it with no restrictions on where they shop.
There are a few downsides to these cards though. First of all, there is a fee associated with these types of gift cards (usually around $5). Plus, not all retailers accept pre-paid debit cards, so they may run into an issue depending on where they shop.
I'm sure if you have teens in your life, you have seen that many, many of them have iPhones. That's why iTunes gift cards are a great gift card for teens. It helps them buy all of those digital products and services that they have been wanting.
Movies are expensive. Most adults have to budget in order to afford a night out at the movies, so you know that it is a hard thing for teens to do. A Regal gift card will help them enjoy a movie night with friends! Check to see if their local theater is a Regal or AMC, or get a Fandango gift card if you're not sure.
Do your teens shake and rattle packages trying to determine what's inside? Or do they compare the number of their gifts with their siblings? Our family does a number mystery opening game every year so everyone is surprised with what package is for who!
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