23 Gifts the 17-Year-Old in Your Life Will Adore
Shopping for a teenager can be a challenge. You may think you know what's cool or what they're into, but that can all change instantly. Like most teens, they're trying to figure out their personal style and taste, what they like and dislike, all while trying to navigate life. Whether they're the ultimate Taylor Swift fan or into gaming, we found plenty of trendy picks, including fun stuff that went viral on TikTok. To help you get them something they'll truly appreciate, we rounded up the coolest gifts 17-year-olds will absolutely love.
From amazing gadgets they'll use all the time to fabulous finds that fit their aesthetic, there are a ton of trendy options ahead that they'll cherish — for a while, at least. If they're getting into the beauty game, treat them to a glam eyeshadow palette or a trendy lip gloss. Get the music lover in your life a pair of high-quality noise-canceling headphones. Did they recently get their driver's license? They'll need a stylish convertible handbag to take on the town. Getting the perfect gift for a 17-year-old just got a lot easier. Keep reading to shop our top picks.
— Additional reporting by Murphy Moroney
For the Perfect Selfie: LITTIL Selfie One
The LITTIL Selfie One - Rechargeable Ring Light Clip-on ($40) is such a useful gift for those who love taking pictures. The Selfie One is a rechargeable clip-on ring light that works for both the front and back camera of smartphones and other devices. It has three adjustable light modes, including warm and cool light.
For Iced-Coffee Fans: Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter
If they can't go without their iced coffee, they need the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter ($20, originally $40). It brews a perfectly chilled cup in less than four minutes. Just add water and your favorite coffee grounds to the machine, fill the tumbler with ice, and brew. Finish off with milks, sweeteners, and syrups.
For the Person Who Loves to Stay In: The Comfy Original Wearable Blanket
If they prefer a cozy movie night to going out on weekends, they'll absolutely obsess over The Comfy Original Wearable Blanket ($55). It comes in a variety of different colors. Plus, it even has a front pocket for keeping their hands warm or for storing snacks.
A Whimsical Anklet: Viromy 14K Gold Plated Dainty Butterfly Initial Anklet
The Viromy 14K Gold Plated Dainty Butterfly Initial Anklet ($13) is a trendy anklet that allows a touch of personalization. It has a Cuban-style chain with an initial charm and a whimsical butterfly charm. They'll want to show this off during their spring and summer adventures.
For School: Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Notebook
This Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook ($25) is something they can use for school. The smart notebook contains only 36 pages, but all the information and notes they take can be organized by folder and exported to Google Drive and email. This is the only notebook they'll ever need — they just have to wipe it clean with a damp cloth for a fresh new page.
A Stylish Bag: Cloud Pouch Bag
They'll always use this Cloud Pouch Bag ($27, originally $30). It's an elevated everyday vegan-leather handbag that's spacious enough for all their essentials. It comes with two adjustable and detachable straps: one for a longer crossbody and the other for a shorter hand or shoulder strap. They can also carry it like a clutch. It comes in black or brown.
For the Taylor Swift Fan: Taylor Swift "Midnights" LP
Every Swiftie in your life is probably talking about "Midnights" right now. Get the ultimate Taylor Swift fan on your list the Taylor Swift "Midnights" LP ($35) on vinyl. It's something they'll appreciate and adore with all their heart. Plus, you can choose between four vinyl colors, moonstone blue, jade green, mahogany, and blood moon.
You can also consider getting them the "Red (Taylor's Version)" 4XLP ($50). It has four records featuring the original tracklist from "Red" and picks from the vault including "All Too Well" (the 10-minute version). Shop more gifts for the Swifties in your life, here.
A Skin-Care Gift: Glow Recipe Soothe and Glow Skin Set
If the teen in your life is a skin-care enthusiast, they'll love the Glow Recipe Soothe and Glow Skin Set ($26). It's perfect for beginners, adding hydration back to the skin. It comes with a full-sizes of the bestselling Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops that are all over TikTok and the Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner, which is an editor favorite as well. It's great for those who have dry or sensitive skin and want a glowy, hydrated, and plump look.
Colorful Jewelry: Kayden Bracelet
If the 17-year-old in your life adores colors, the BaubleBar Kayden Bracelet ($58) will make a great addition to their jewelry collection. They can wear it alone or stack it with their other pieces. Plus, since it features a wide spectrum of colors, this piece will go with almost everything in their closet. It's a fun yet elevated bracelet they'll wear all the time.
Cozy PJs: Stars Above Beautifully Soft Short Sleeve Notch Collar Top and Shorts Pajama Set
You can't go wrong with the softest, most luxurious pair of pajamas, and these Stars Above Beautifully Soft Short Sleeve Notch Collar Top and Shorts Pajama Set ($22) are a winner. Not only will they want a few more pairs, but you just might want a pair for yourself, too! It comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Read our in-depth review of the Stars Above Beautifully Soft Short Sleeve Notch Collar Top and Shorts Pajama Set.
For Harry Styles Fans: "Harry Styles: And The Clothes He Wears" By Terry Newman
If you're shopping for the ultimate Harry Styles fan, the "Harry Styles: And The Clothes He Wears" By Terry Newman ($25) is something they'll obsess over. It's a book that has fun facts about Styles' ionic looks along with pictures.
A Trendy Tumbler: Stanley Adventure Quencher Tumbler
The Stanley Adventure Quencher Tumbler ($40) is a useful gift for those who love to stay hydrated. It's an insulated stainless steel cup that actually fits in most cup holders. It keeps drinks hot for seven hours, cold for 11 hours, and iced for nearly two days! They can drink it from the straw opening or the wide mouth opening. Peloton instructor, Kendall Toole, and Studio McGee designer and co-founder Shea McGee both are huge fans of it.
For the VR Enthusiast: Meta Quest 2
The Meta Quest 2 ($400) is one of the coolest gifts out there. It's a virtual-reality headset that will let them play games, watch concerts, and more as if they've been transported there. The headset is perfect for keeping teens occupied for hours on end.
For the Makeup-Lover: Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Every makeup-lover knows the importance of a staple neutral-eyeshadow palette. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($45) is perfect for the budding makeup-lover in your life. It features 14 shades, ranging from mattes to shimmers, that will allow them to create an infinite number of both glam and simple looks.
A Unique Curling Iron: Kristin Ess Soft Wave Pivoting Wand Curling Iron — 1 1/4"
One annoying thing about curling hair is the weird angles our arms have to be in in order to reach every part. The Kristin Ess Soft Wave Pivoting Wand Curling Iron — 1 1/4" ($70) addresses that with an innovative handle that rotates from 180 degrees to 90 degrees for easier styling and less stress on your arms. It heats up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and automatically shuts off after 30 minutes of nonuse.
A Wireless Charging Station: Anker 633 MagGo 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Station
The Anker 633 MagGo 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Station ($120) is a multifunctional charging station that's perfect for the one on the go. It's a two-in-one station that can charge their iPhone and their AirPods Pro. The iPhone charger is also a portable power bank that can charge their phone wirelessly. It's compatible with iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 12, and 12 Pro.
Best Wireless Earbuds: Apple AirPods Pro
Get these Apple AirPods Pro ($229, originally $249); they're the number-one bestseller on Amazon. They'll get good sound quality and up to 24 hours of listening with the MagSafe charging case. These are perfect for those who already have Apple products — they block out noise for immersive sound or operate in transparency mode if they need to know what's happening around them. They're also sweat and water resistant. You can read our review of the Apple AirPods Pro.
For the Music-Lover: Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones
Give them an upgrade from their old headphones with these Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones ($170, originally $350). The noise-cancelling design is great for listening to music or podcasts anywhere. It comes in several different sleek and stylish colorways, so pick their favorite.
For Capturing Moments: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera
If they love taking pictures of friends and family or have a knack for photography, get them the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera ($77). They can capture and print out photos in real time for that retro aesthetic. It even has a dedicated selfie or close-up shooting mode. It comes in a variety of colors.
For a Healthy Lifestyle: HidrateSpark 3 Smart Water Bottle
If they're all about healthy living and incorporating wellness into their life, they'll love this HidrateSpark PRO Smart Water Bottle ($70). It's a smart water bottle that will remind them to drink water throughout the day by glowing. Plus, with the accompanying app they can keep track of their water intake by the ounce. Read our review of the HidrateSpark PRO Smart Water Bottle.
A Nighttime Routine: Drunk Elephant Drunk Break: A Night to Remember Night Kit
Revamp their nighttime skin-care routine with the Drunk Elephant Drunk Break: A Night to Remember Night Kit ($98). It contains a full-size T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, which is great for exfoliating the skin and revealing a brighter, smoother, even-toned complexion. It also comes with a cleanser, a whipped moisturizer, and a soothing hydrating sleeping mask.