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100+ of the Best Tween and Teen Christmas List Gift Ideas for 2019

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.

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From chargers to earbuds, these tech gift ideas are popular with teens.

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Mini Portable Charger for iPhone with Built-in Cable

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Great for those emergency situations where your teen needs some battery lift to call you but doesn't want to carry around a charger and cable.

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Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger

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Teens are always running low on battery - an external charger is handy for keeping in their backpacks or cars so they can always have their phone if they need it!

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Apple AirPods with Charging Case

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These are the thing that both of my teens have been begging for and something I've seen a lot of their friends have. Certainly one of the most popular ideas on a teen Christmas list.

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Play Impossible Gameball

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If you have a kid who loves to fidget and play, this Play Impossible Gameball will let them play games and move.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera with Case

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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.

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JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Does your teen like to hang out at friends' houses or in the backyard? This portable bluetooth speaker can clip easily to a backpack and lets them listen to music with their crew.

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Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

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Teens love listening to music, setting alarms, and asking questions to smart speakers. We subscribe to Google Play Music, so the Google Home Minis can play our personal playlists, too.

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Waterproof Speaker Creatures Shower Speaker

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Super cute shower speaker that lets your teen listen to their favorite music while they take those hour-long showers. :)

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Night Light Bluetooth Speaker

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This is a fun bluetooth speaker that also has some color light options that are popular for those teens who always want to sit in the dark. :)

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Lenovo 11.6" HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook

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If you're shopping for a Chromebook for your teen Christmas list, this one has great reviews and can become a tablet or laptop.

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Misfit Ray Rose Tone Activity Tracker

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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!

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Speck Cell Phone Case

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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.

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ORBIT™ iPhone Outlet Cord Organizer

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This handy tool will help your teen keep their charger organized and offers a handy ledge to rest their phone while charging.

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Dual-USB Charging Station

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My teen is always running low on battery and trying to use her phone at the same time. This is a handy device to help them plug in and keep using their phone while relaxing.

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AirPods Protective Silicone Case

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Keep those expensive AirPods protected and clipped onto your teen's bag.

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Fun & Quirky Teen Gifts

These are some fun and quirky Christmas list ideas for a teenage girl.

Fuzzy Cute Animals Warm Slipper Socks

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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.

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Cute Dog & Cat Animal Socks

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If your teen likes to wear funny socks, these would be perfect. They have cat-themed socks, too!

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Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook 

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This is a fun gift for the doodler or writer -- they can draw or write then pop the notebook in the microwave and it magically disappears!

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Wraps Wearable Braided Headphone Earbuds

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These are a fun way for teens to carry around a pair of headphones. Make sure they use a traditional plug-in headphone adapter.

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Earphone Organizer Wrap

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Help your teen keep their headphones organized neatly in their bag.

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Money Maze Puzzle Box Money Holder

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Planning to just give your teen some cash? This fun puzzle box will make them work a bit for those dollars.

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Prismacolor Advances Hand Lettering Set

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My teen has really become interested in hand lettering and pretty pens. This is a great way to get your teen creative and off their phone!

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Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide

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Help your teen learn a new skill with this hand lettering guide and workbook.

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Labyrinth Balance Board

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This looks like a super fun time-wasting toy - perfect for avoiding all that homework. But hey, it's screen-free!

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Stainless Steel Hair Tie Bracelet

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My teens always are wearing hair ties around their wrist - this is a fun piece of jewelry that looks pretty and prevents the wrist indentation marks!

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Cookie Dough Sampler - Box of 5

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My teen loves to eat cookie dough but I always say no because of the raw eggs. Here's an edible cookie dough that will feed their sweet tooth!

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Beauty Gifts for Teens

If your teen is into makeup and body products, this is these gift ideas are perfect for them! I often find great sales at Ulta and they have fun gift sets.

Finchberry Handmade Natural Soap Bar Gift Set

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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.

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Home Pedicure Kit

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My daughter insists on painting her toes in her bedroom, this handy device helps them reach their toes more easily.

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tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder

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Another great gift for the teen that likes to paint their toenails.

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E.l.f. Cosmetics

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My teen loves e.l.f. brands cosmetics and skincare. She thinks it affordable and normally gets good reviews from "YouTubers".

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LUSH Body Products

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This is another favorite store of my girls. They have some fun and unique body products and fabulous gift boxes!

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Makeup Brushes

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These are a simple set of everyday brushes that are perfect if your teen wears makeup.

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Foreo LUNA Play Plus

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My teen and I both have these and love how they make our skin feel after cleansing with it.

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Makeup LED Vanity Mirror

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Another great tool for teens who like to wear makeup.

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Bath Bombs Gift Set

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My tween still loves to take baths and I bought this set for her last year and she loved it!

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Subscription Box Teen Gift Ideas

My girls both love to get a monthly subscription in the mail. Here are the ones we've tried and other popular subscription boxes for teens.

Pura Vida Monthly Bracelet Subscription

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We have two of these subscriptions -- I get whatever designs the girls don't want. :) They're really cute and we love all the seasonal packs!

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One Girl Inspired

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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.

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BOTI Box

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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.

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GeekGear

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Shopping for a Harry Potter fan? This is the perfect subscription box for teens who love the magical world of HP!

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Mix Box by Homemade Bakers

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If you have a teen baker, they'll love getting these subscription boxes with recipes and ingredients.

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The Inky Box

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Does your teen love journaling and doodling? This box comes with fun journaling tools like brush pens, watercolors, paint pens, and more!

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Black Girl MATHgic

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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!

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FaceTory

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My teens love sheet masks and this is the perfect subscription box for teens like them!

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Lip Balms

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Here's a monthly club for under $5 that sends 2 lip balms to your teen each month.

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LippieBox

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Your teen will get 4-5 lip products like lip balms, scrubs, and glosses each month.

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Sudzly

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Organic and all-natural bath and body care products -- no dyes, fragrances or any unnatural ingredients in any of our products.

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ipsy

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This is a monthly make-up and skincare subscription that sends you 5 sample size items of popular brands each month. You can pay more for full-size subscription boxes.

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LitJoyCrate

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If you have a teen reader, LitJoyCrate boxes would be perfect. They'll receive a book and matching themed items each month.

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STEM, STEAM & Science Kits for Kids

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Kiwi Co has a few great boxes that are perfect for teens who like to tinker and create. Plus, they have crates for teens and adults!

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Universal Yums

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Does your teen love snacking? I know mine do! Here's a subscription box that sends snacks and candies from a different country each month. Sure to be a hit with their friends!

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Escape the Crate

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If your teen loves escape games, this is a monthly box that will test their puzzling skills.

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Christmas List Ideas for Teen Travelers

Do you take trips with your teen? Here are some of the popular travel gear my girls like to use on vacation.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

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This is the most popular brand of water bottle right now for teens. It's great for travel but also great for everyday life. You can get tons of great colors, too!

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Rose Gold Suitcase

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I have a rose gold suitcase and my girls both fight over it. If your teen needs a new suitcase this one would probably be loved.

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Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow

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Here's a fun travel pillow that would work for airplanes and long road trips!

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Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack

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I have one of these bags and my teen loves to use it on vacation. It's bigger than a traditional school backpack, so great for traveling. Herschel is also a really popular brand right now.

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Travel Toiletry Bag

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Teens will start to have their own body products and skincare they want to bring on vacation, so get them a toiletry bag to use on their trips.

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Leak Proof Travel Bottles

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Great gift idea for the teen who wants to travel with her own body products.

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Gillette Venus Snap

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This is more of a stocking stuffer idea, but it's a perfect gift for a teen traveler.

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Burt's Bees Fabulous Minis Travel Set

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My girls always love body product sets and this one is travel-sized from a popular brand.

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Bullet Dotted Journal Kit with Supplies

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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.

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Fun Games for Teens

Does your teen like to hang out with friends or play games with their sibling(s)? Here are some of the popular games that my teens love or have on their Christmas list this year.

Exit The Game

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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?

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Balance Boards

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My teens are always fidgeting and we have a hoverboard that they love. However, this is a natural, handmade in Vermont balance board that will test their core fitness. They'll love competing against their friends for who can balance the longest.

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Nintendo Switch Game Console

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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!

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Ring Fit Adventure - Nintendo Switch

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This is a brand new game for the switch that we just got! It's a bit like the Wii Fit - you'll play challenges that are actually making you work out a bit!

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Apples to Apples Party Box

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Here's a game perfect for teens and great for family game night!

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Unstable Unicorns

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Does your teen like strategy games? This is a really popular game that followed up the popularity of Exploding Kittens.

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Cards Against Humanity

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My girls have been asking for this game for a while now. It's extremely popular with the teen crowd, but recognize that I think it's best for older teens.

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WHAT DO YOU MEME? Party Game

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Older teens only! My girls are asking for this one, too, but it has a recommended age of 17+ due to mature topics. It's designed for adults, but it is what a lot of my girls' friends are playing.

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New Phone, Who Dis? - Adult Party Game by What Do You Meme?

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Older teens only! Another game that is trending with the teen crowd but clearly states for ages 17+ due to mature themes. Use your parental choice to decide if your teen can handle it,.

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Room Decor Teen Christmas List Ideas

My teens practically live in their rooms. And they both like to have a few special items to express their personality. They also tend to keep their rooms clean now that they're proud of the decor!

Succulent Pots

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My teens both love succulents and clean colors. These pots are perfect for their rooms -- just know you'll need to give a gift card to a nursery or buy some succulents yourself to plant.

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LED Photo Clips Lights

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"Fairy Lights" are really popular with my girls. They both have one wall covered in little lights. This one is made to be a photo display, but you can buy others that just hang down like long icicles.

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Chill Sack Giant 5' Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair

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My teens are asking for a LoveSac but those are pricey! Here's a good alternative on Amazon.

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Silver Metal Marquee Letter

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Dress up their room with one of these fun light-up letters.

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Ultra Soft Indoor Rug

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If your teen likes to lounge on their floor with friends, this fluffy area rug would help make the space cozier.

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Cinema Light Box with Letters and Emjios

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Both of my girls received these as gifts and have fun creating messages on them.

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Felt Letter Board

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Your teen might prefer one of these old-fashioned letter boards versus the light-up one above.

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Bedside Shelf

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Does your teen insist on eating or drinking in their room even when you've asked them not to? Here's a handy shelf they can use to hold their stuff while lounging in bed.

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Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing

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My oldest really wants one of these hanging chairs in her room!

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Inspirational Wall Decor

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Surround your teen with positive messages!

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Chunky Knit Luxury Throw Blanket

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These chunky knit blankets are really in right now and my oldest loves hers!

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"If You Really Love Me You'll Let Me Sleep" Throw Pillow

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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.

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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.

Visa or Mastercard Gift Card

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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.

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Amazon.com Gift Card

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You can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card, no matter the age. You can find basically anything on Amazon, so they won't have any trouble finding something they want or need.

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iTunes

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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.

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Google Play Gift Card

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For the kids who have a non-apple smartphone, the Google Play gift card is ideal. They can get all kinds of great stuff with this, including a Google Play Music subscription.

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Ulta Beauty Gift Card

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For the makeup-loving teens, an Ulta Beauty gift card is an excellent choice! They will have a blast shopping at Ulta with their gift card.

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Forever 21 Gift Card

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Forever 21 is a great place to shop for fashion-forward teens and for teens who like random stuff. They often have some cute graphic tees, sweatshirts, and jewelry that my teens love.

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Nike Gift Card

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Nike is a hot brand for teens. With a Nike gift card, they can score some hot new kicks or tees and joggers. These gift cards can be either be used online or at any Nike store or outlet.

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Hollister Gift Card

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Hollister is another popular clothing store that teens love.

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GameStop Gift Card

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The gaming teen in your life will love to get a Game Stop gift card! It's a gamer's favorite place to shop.

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PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Gift Card

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Another great gift card for the gamer teen in your life! Playstation, Xbox, or Nintendo gift cards will help give them a boost with their favorite games.

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Regal Entertainment Gift Card

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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.

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Subway Gift Cards

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Teens are hungry! Subway gift cards and gift cards to other fast food places are always a great gift idea for them.

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Starbucks Gift Card

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Teens tend to gather around coffee shops these days. Having a Starbucks gift card in hand will keep them able to join the crowd.

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More Christmas Ideas for Teens

25+ Teen Advent Calendar Ideas They'll Love

Check out these fun teen advent calendar ideas.

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Since your teens probably have more valuable gifts versus lots of gifts, send them on a Christmas Scavenger Hunt around the house for them to follow the clues to their special gift.

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Christmas Wrapping Ideas: Number Mystery

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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The Perfect Gift Guide for Teen Bookworms

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If you have a reading teen, here's an excellent list from my friend Tamara with ideas for your teen bookworm.

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