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Is there anything more exciting than watching your teenager's eyes light up with joy on Christmas morning after they unwrap a present you bought for them? After all, teens are notoriously hard to please when it comes to gifts, so if you got them something they actually thought was cool, you probably felt pretty darn pleased with yourself. We're sure Ree knows the feeling!
To ensure you get that sentiment every time, we rounded up the hottest clothes, accessories, tech gadgets, and more ideas that are at the top of teens' wish lists these days. And yes, many of them are trending on TikTok! Cater to their latest interests and passions with gifts for music lovers, gifts for plant lovers, or gifts for the outdoor explorer. These gifts for teen girls and gifts for teen boys are budget-friendly, too. You'll find tons of gifts under $100 and even gifts under $25. Plus, many of these retailers offer fast-shipping, which qualifies them as ideal last-minute gifts. Along with Christmas, you can use this list for any other occasion too! Think: their birthday, graduation, or just because. And whether you're looking for a gift for your son or a gift for your daughter, you can't go wrong with any of the trendy, top-rated items on this list.
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
Belt bags have made a come back! They're cute, convenient, and can be worn all day without the strain that can come with bigger bags. What's not to love? Grab this super popular Lululemon version for your teen in one of several cool colors.
Game of Phones
They're constantly using their phones anyway, so you might as well give them a game that revolves around it. Prompts on the cards include things like seeing who’s the fastest at creating an emoji masterpiece, showing off a photo they took, or finding the weirdest image search result for their name.
Lego Icons Succulents Kit
If they enjoyed playing with Legos as kids, chances are they'll enjoy them now too! This set is made with teenagers and adults in mind. It features 9 different LEGO decorative plants for them to build.
Starface Hydro-Stars Pimple Patches
With these star-shaped patches, skincare is made, well, fun! They're super effective too thanks to 100% hydrocolloid that helps absorb fluid, reduce inflammation, and shrink spots all while looking cute.
Squishmallow Plush Mystery Box
If you ask us, there's really no better surprise than a box of Squishmallows! This mystery box contains five plushes chosen at random for your teen to add to their cuddly collection.
JBL CLIP 3 Portable Speaker
Wherever they go, the music will follow! All they have to do is clip this portable speaker to their clothes or bag. It's waterproof and offers up to 10 hours of high-quality playtime. Bonus: You can personalize it with a photo!
Readers will rejoice in this thoughtful pick! The Kindle will allow them to have even more books—all in one place! The glare-free screen reads like real paper (even in bright sunlight) and has an adjustable warm light along with plenty of other customizable features.
Glossier Party Pots Kit
Glossier holiday kits are here just in time for gifting season! This one includes three pots of bright and subtly-tinted shimmers for her eyes and cheeks. One reviewer calls them her "new holy grail."
Redragon Gaming Keyboard and Mouse
If your teen already has a nice gaming headset, upgrade the rest of his setup with this matching backlit keyboard and mouse set. Both are designed with the comfort of gamers in mind.
Tamagotchi Video Game
Remember the beloved digital pet from the '90s? Well, it's back! Choose from 45 fun shells then watch as your teen delights in taking care of their new virtual reality friend.
Shashibo Shape Shifting Box
This award-winning, shape-shifting puzzle box features 36 rare earth magnets that transform into over 70 shapes—making it the ultimate fidget toy!
Pink Wave Vanity Mirror
Equal parts groovy and glamorous, this mirror will make the perfect addition to any bedroom or dorm! It can sit on a tabletop or be mounted on the wall using the zigzag hooks on the back.
Cat Lamp with Remote
Insert: the purr-fect gift for the feline obsessed! This super cute kitty lamp features a warm white light mode and a 7-color breathing mode. They'll just tap the silicone surface or use the remote to turn it on/off, adjust brightness, and more.
Avocado Print Tee and Shorts Pajama Set
"I avo crush on you" reads this adorable jammies set decorated with smiling avocados. They soft, lightweight, and stretchy material makes them just as cozy as they are cute!
MYNT3D Super 3D Pen
This one is for the creatives! It's a super cool gadget that will turn their ordinary drawings into 3D works of art!
Playful Sports Mugs
Playing with food becomes acceptable with these fun mugs! Choose from baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and softball.
Small Crossbody Cell Phone Purse
Teen essentials include a phone, some cash, and a tube of lipgloss! Luckily, they can fit all that (and a bit more) in this handy purse that features a front phone pocket, main zipper pocket, bill compartment, credit card slots, and two clear ID windows.
Pillow Cloud Slippers
The name says it all—they'll feel like they're walking on a cloud when they slip into these super cushy slides. This is a great gift for girls or boys, and they come in 23 trendy colors so you can choose their favorite.
Silas Wave Throw Pillow
Add a splash of color to their space with this groovy throw pillow. It'll make such a stylish statement on their bed or sofa!
Whether they're headed for dorm life or just living in a small space, this bedside table is such a cool gift. It clamps on to their bed frame and is big enough to hold a drink, book, alarm clock, and more essentials.
Orelle Sage Green Checkered Throw Blanket & Socks Set
This microfiber feather yarn throw looks so cute and cozy. The checkered print is super trendy, plus it comes with matching socks!
Leather Folding Wallet
Help them stay organized in style with this handsome leather wallet. They'll appreciate how slim and compact it is while still offering enough space for all of their cards and IDs. It also has a magic flap feature for their bills.
Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState
This cult favorite tumbler will help them stay hydrated with fewer refills. It'll keep their go-to beverages cold, iced, or hot for hours.
Keep them cozy and connected with this bluetooth beanie that pairs with any smart phone or tablet. A 1.5 hour charge provides up to 10 hours of playing music or 12 hours of talking.
Dart Board Cabinet Set
Darts is destined to become their new favorite hobby when you gift them this handsome set. It offers hours of entertainment and will look great hanging in their bedroom, basement, or game room.
Hidden Pocket Scrunchies
These velvet scrunchies are so cute and stylish. But the best part of all is that they each feature a hidden pocket for holding their keys, money, or other essentials.
Scented Candles Set
They'll set a cozy vibe with this set of six scented candles featuring fragrances like cherry blossom, mountain pine tree, and tropical ocean. It even comes with cute little tattoos for them to try.
Hover Soccer Ball
Mix up their game time with this rechargeable hover ball that's a cross between soccer and air hockey. It just might become their new favorite sport!
Mini Portable Charger for iPhone
They'll never run out of battery again with this nifty mini charger. It's the size of a tube of lipstick, which makes it perfect for whenever they're on the go.
Whether they're using it in their room, on a camping trip, or at an outdoor concert, this inflatable lounger will keep them comfy and relaxed. It's easy to inflate and doesn't even require an air pump!
Night Light Bluetooth Speaker
This pick is so many gifts in one! They can use it as a night light, alarm clock, bluetooth speaker, and more.
Do You Really Know Your Family? Game
Stay close to your teen by playing this fun trivia game on your next family game night. It's a great way to learn more about each other and spark interesting conversations.
Boba Tea Kit
Cheers to this fun gift! Boba tea lovers will enjoy this kit that comes with everything they'll need to make their favorite drink at home, including delicious fresh brown sugar boba pearls, 10 classic milk tea packets, and 10 extra wide paper straws.
Easy-Care Plant Subscription
Help them grow their interest in gardening with this plant subscription box. They'll receive a new plant and chic ceramic planter delivered to their door every month for three months. Each one is adaptable and easy to care for, making them perfect for beginners and even dorm rooms.
Warmies Microwavable French Lavender Scented Plush Sloth
This pick is more than just a cute pal: It's a weighted aromatherapy stuffie filled with all-natural grain and dried French Lavender for the most soothing scent. It also offers heat therapy—all they have to do is pop it in the microwave!
CRAVEBOX Snack Box Variety Pack
When in doubt about what to buy a teen, you can never go wrong with snacks—and in this case, lots and lots of snacks. This variety pack features plenty of favorites, including cookies, candies, popcorn, and more.
Frigidaire Portable Mini Fridge
Here's a great addition to their dorm room if we've ever seen one! This retro-inspired mini fridge is ideal for holding their favorite soft drinks, skincare products, snacks, and more.
New Balance Women's 237 Retro Sneaker
Complement their wardrobe with a coveted pair of New Balance sneakers that go with everything. They'll be so excited to show these off to their friends!
Mini Portable Projector
They can watch movies, shows, and sports games from anywhere with this mini portable video projector. One happy reviewer said the outstanding picture quality will "make it feel like you're watching a movie in a theater."
Wearable Blanket Hoodie
R & R time spent in bed or on the couch will be cozier than ever with this wearable blanket. It features a hood and oversized pouch pocket to keep them extra warm.
'Game On' Neon Sign
Your favorite gamer will love this cool new décor piece for his bedroom or game room. It's lightweight and easy to hang, too.
'Dad's Great Advice for Teens' Book
Being a teen isn't easy. But this highly rated advice book will make everything a little more navigable, including relationships with parents, friends, and significant others.
Beautiful Drew Chair by Drew Barrymore Sage
This viral chair from Drew Barrymore's Walmart collection is always low in stock, and it's not hard to see why. It's oversized, cozy, and stylish, and at a great price point to boot. Buy it in cream or the hot new sage color.
Basketball Hoop Trash Can
Who knew tossing trash could actually be fun? They'll have a blast practicing their basketball skills with this popular sporty trash can.
Jewelry Box Organizer
Help them organize all of their favorite earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets with this cute jewelry box. Reviewers say it holds so much while still being low profile.
Supergoop!® Glowscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40
This cult favorite sunscreen is a triple threat: It protects against sun damage while also hydrating the skin and serving as a makeup primer.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 12 Instant Film Camera | Blue
They'll capture so many memories with this beautifully designed instant camera that comes in five fun colors. It produces 2"x3" prints in seconds for instant gratification—something every teen can appreciate!
20 Photo Clip String Lights
What are they going to do with all those cute photos? Here's a brilliant idea: They can hang them on this set of string lights that come complete with photo clips.
Scentbird Perfume or Cologne Subscription
Now here's a gift that keeps on giving! With this trendy perfume or cologne subscription, they'll receive sample-size designer brand scents in chic vials that hold about 120 sprays.
Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player
Get them into the vinyl game with this portable record player that comes in the form of a vintage suitcase with an easy-carry handle. Throw in a few of your own favorite records to get them started and help you two stay close and connected.
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