The 21 Best Gifts for Teens, According to TikTok

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The 21 Best TikTok-Approved Gifts for Teens


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I watched hours and hours of TikTok to find the best TikTok-approved gifts for teens. My algorithm, I fear, will never recover. Seriously, though, I thought that there would be a lot of weird stuff you've never heard of getting popular with teens on TikTok like there is in the parenting and #Cleantok communities, but that's not the case. The stuff they love and talk about makes a lot of sense for them. Hair supplies for kids with long or unruly hair, backpacks that fit all their stuff, skincare designed for acne-prone skin, and a ton of gaming stuff.

TikTok is an underutilized resource for gift ideas for teens — especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. You want to be the best gift-giver? The cool aunt? The mom who isn't entirely lame? TikTok-approved gifts are the way to go. It's where teens talk to teens, which, as adults all know, is far different from how they talk to us.

I learned a lot and sometimes way too much about teens, and found the best TikTok-approved gifts for teens and tweens. — Cat Bowen, Senior Editor for Commerce, Reviews

FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

You could buy the teen you’re shopping for the massively popular Stanley tumbler that other teens around them probably have. Or, you could get them the new viral sensation: the Owala FreeSip Water Bottle. It comes in four sizes and over 20 colors (though some are out of stock on Amazon) and can keep their bevvies chilled throughout the school day and well into their extracurriculars. — Micki Wagner, Reviews Editor

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Heishi Surfer Bracelets (7-Count)

Colorful bracelets are quite popular amongst the teen and tween set. My 18-year-old niece and 11-year-old daughter both love these, and every third kid on TikTok has bracelets similar to these. — Cat Bowen

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RGB Wireless and Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

As a fan of clacky, mechanical-style keyboards myself, I get this one on a deep level. A backlit, compact, wireless or wired, mechanical keyboard designed for comfortable and sensory-pleasing game play? Sign me up. Also, sign up about a bajillion teenage boys and kids on TikTok. — Cat Bowen

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Hollywood Vanity Mirror With Light

When my daughter saw me looking for this on Amazon, she said to me, “I’m actually offended that I don’t have this already.” Which seems a bit harsh, but hey, teens and tweens are pretty harsh.

It's a vanity mirror with three choices of colors and 360-degree turning. Great for makeup, hair, and psyching themselves up for school with a killer pep talk. — Cat Bowen

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Daily Care Minis Moisturizing Lip Balm Tubes with SPF 15

Waiting for the bus can give you some seriously chapped lips. Carmex to the rescue. A gender-neutral gift that everyone can get behind. The teens of TikTok love this one because you don't have to stick your finger in a pot to apply it. It's also SPF 15 and has multiple flavors included. — Cat Bowen

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Women’s Waffle Knit Pajama Sets

Cute pajamas were on all the teens’ holiday gift lists, and I get it. These are so much nicer than the heavy-fleece Tweety Bird-print pant-and-jersey combo that I wore in high school. These weren't an option in the stone ages. Waffle weave with a nice amount of stretch, these will be lived in. — Cat Bowen

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10L Mini Fridge

Soda, skincare, and snacks can be held in this cool mini fridge. Teens on TikTok love it for how easily it keeps their siblings away from the soda that they buy for themselves. — Cat Bowen

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300 LED Curtain Lights for Bedroom

It’s not a curtain, really. It’s a backdrop that a lot of teens are hanging in their bedroom behind their beds. It gives the room a dreamy quality, warming up the area. This set has 200 lights, the gauzy fabric, and you can choose what colors the LED lights will shine. — Cat Bowen

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Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth

Kids spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and this waterproof and dustproof speaker allows them to take their music with them without ruining the speaker. I have another version of this in my bathroom right now, and I love it. The charge lasts forever, and the volume is exceptional. — Cat Bowen

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You Perfume

I love this perfume, my daughter loves this perfume, all the girls on TikTok love this perfume. It smells so good — like what you wish you smelled like in high school and college, but elevated enough for adults to steal a few spritzes from time to time. — Cat Bowen

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Benassi ‘Just Do It’ Athletic Sandal

My son has three pairs of shoes he wears routinely: Air Force 1 high tops, Crocs, and these. Yes, he wears socks with all three, and so do all the other kids on TikTok. To be fair, I wore the Adidas version when I played soccer — also with socks. — Cat Bowen

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Adult Classic Clogs

Crocs have no age, they have no gender, they have no right to be that comfy. But they are, and though they are one of the most unfortunate looking shoes on the planet, kids, teens, and adults love them. You can't get on high school TikTok without seeing several pairs. — Cat Bowen

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FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System

This is more of a Sweet 16/quinceñera/bat mitzvah gift if we're going by the price. It's a lift, but many of the teens on TikTok swear by this dryer and say it's every bit as good as the other styler that's similar but a lot more expensive. — Cat Bowen

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Sauvage

It's ten thousand times better than the smell of teen boy or the smell of Axe deodorant. It's a pricier parfum, but a little goes a long way (you'll need to teach them that), and the smell is pure heaven. A bit fresh, a bit leathery, and not at all like rotting funk. — Cat Bowen

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Sheet Mask for Acne Relief

Remember teenage acne? It’s the worst. Kids are fighting back harder than ever, and these sheet masks are a TikTok-popular way to do it. Filled with azelaic acid and moisturizers, it’s a gentle treatment for acne that teenagers love. — Cat Bowen

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Derrick Leather RFID-Blocking Bifold with Flip ID Wallet

Teens nowadays are so much more prepared than my teen friends ever were. The boys of TikTok were super specific that their wallets be RFID-blocking so that no one can charge anything while they're wearing their wallet. It's really smart.

Fossil wallets last forever, meaning your kid may have kids before this wallet gives up the ghost. There's plenty of room in it for all they need, and it sits nicely in the pocket. — Cat Bowen

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Custom Neon Signs

Affordable custom neon wall signs are fun and easy, but they also show that you took the time to think ahead, plan, and get them this gift that so many kids have on their wall in the background of TikTok. It's really sweet if you think about it. — Cat Bowen

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NC25 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

These headphones were all over TikTok. And reader, these were the headphones my son asked for for Hanukkah. He loves them. They’re noise-cancelling, lightweight, and they don’t “squeeze your ears off.” — Cat Bowen

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Plain Phone Case With Heart-Shaped Mirror Stand-Out Phone Grip

Shein phone cases are all over TikTok. They have the most variety for the cheapest prices, meaning you can pick up a bunch of them and make a whole gift out of it. Imagine handing over like, six cases and a fun PopSocket or three. And even better if they feature cute hearts for Vday like this one. — Cat Bowen & Micki Wagner

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Cooling Water Jelly Tint

This blush and lip stain combo literally just dropped a couple days ago, and it’s already blowing up TikTok. Get this for the teen who’s obsessed with makeup to show them you’re on top of the trends, too!

As the name would imply, this tint has such a fun, Jello-like feel to it (it seems like every TikToker who reviewed this product tapped the stain stick with their finger to make that point). Plus, it’s also non-acnegenic, so teens struggling with acne can love this product, too. — Micki Wagner

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Everywhere Belt Bag

Lululemon’s Everywhere Belt Bag really is everywhere — especially on TikTok. Available in 14 shades — including Valentine’s Day-appropriate pink and mauve colors — this viral bag makes for an awesome gift not only because of how trendy it is, but also because it’s amazing for organizing all your go-tos, as Digital Content Producer Amber Joglar noted in her review of it in our guide to the best belt bags. — Micki Wagner

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