29 of the Best Gifts For Teens in 2022
This holiday season, gift the teenager in your life something they actually want. They're always aware of the latest trending items, so when you're thinking about presents, gifting something that's new and cool will definitely win over the heart of your recipient. From cute socks to fun personalized jewelry and TikTok-inspired finds, these are the 29 presents teenagers want this year.
Whether you're shopping for someone who's a tech master, someone who's obsessed with makeup and skin care, someone who's super creative, or someone that loves a funny gift, there's a crowd-pleasing gift in this guide. We're particularly eyeing the skin-care fridge, the roller skates, and the backpack that goes with everything. Plus, we have a feeling they'll fall in love with the twinkly lights that will give their bedroom the ultimate cozy vibe. There are a lot of affordable gifts in this guide as well, and gifts that you can give to your friends, because it's so fun to have something that you know someone put a lot of thought into getting for you. These gifts will sell out quickly, so keep reading to shop our selects!
For the Teenage Decor-Lover: Waterproof Starry Fairy Copper String Lights
They can make any room especially cozy with these Waterproof Starry Fairy Copper String Lights ($12, originally $20). They can hang fun memories from them, and it's such a fun way to add a cool aesthetic to any space. If they're in college, this is great for their dorm rooms.
A Useful Gift For Teenagers: Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro ($250) are a gift basically every teenager has on their wishlist, especially if they're in need of a headphone update. It's so easy to pair with other Apple devices like their iPhone, laptop, or Apple Watch, so they can listen to music or podcasts while they work or hang out. These are also sweat and water resistant, so they can work out with them. You can read our review of the Apple AirPods Pro.
A Cool Pair of Sneakers For Teenagers: Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka Shoes
Every teenager wants a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers, but when they unwrap these, they'll be blown away. These Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka Shoes ($130) are so colorful and cool. They're a unique twist on a classic silhouette, and the recipient will want to put them on immediately.
A Handy Sanitizer For Teenagers: PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
The amount of grime and nastiness on all of our phones is remarkable. Get this PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer ($80) to help them keep their phone clean. The device uses UV lights to get your phone 99.9 percent germ-free.
For Teenage TikTok Food Fans: The Unofficial TikTok Cookbook
If there's someone in your life who's obsessed with TikTok food videos (we want to try that viral green goddess salad recipe!), they will appreciate The Unofficial TikTok Cookbook ($10, originally $18). Have fun making some of the recipes together.
For the Teenage Skin-Care Fan: Cooluli 12L Mini Beauty Refrigerator
If you know a teen who's big into skin care, then the Cooluli 12L Mini Beauty Refrigerator ($60) is for them. It stores products at the right temperature to help them last longer. Oh, and it's cute, too.
A Makeup Brush Set For Teenagers: Rose Gold Mermaid Makeup Brush Set
If they're into makeup, they'll probably go nuts over these adorable Rose Gold Mermaid Makeup Brushes ($10). Who could blame them? It comes with 10 pretty brushes, so they can create a pretty eye look and use other brushes for foundation and powder products.
For the Teenage Reader: Puffin Hardcover Classics
This set of Puffin Hardcover Classics ($59, originally $105) is a must have. Plus, it will add some color-coordinated goodness to their bookshelves (not to mention, everyone should read the classics at some point!). The box includes "A Little Princess", "Anne of Green Gables", "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "The Secret Garden", "The Wind in the Willows", and "Peter Pan"!
A Cooking Gift For Teenagers: DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
If they're interested in eating mochi, they'll have so much fun making their own flavors. They can make a delicious snack or dessert with this easy to use DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit ($34). If you're lucky, you'll get to taste test!
An Affordable, Flattering Dress For Teenagers: Prettygarden Belted Dress With Pockets
This Prettygarden Belted Dress With Pockets ($25, originally $43) is an Amazon bestseller because of how cute it looks on! We love the green hue and the tie waist, but it comes in a bunch of different colors, so you can choose their favorite shade.
For the Teen Who's Always Cold: Smoko Tayto Potato USB Heated Slippers
Yes, these Smoko Tayto Potato USB Heated Slippers ($38) are as adorable as can be. Yes, they heat up and keep your feet warm. And yes, they're shaped like potatoes. We kind of want them, too.
For the Teenage Writer: Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook
This Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook ($22, originally $32) is equipped with a Pilot FriXion pen that wipes off clean, letting you reuse its 36 pages again and again. It's perfect for the notetaker, as well as the person who cares about the environment, because it doesn't use excess paper.
A Nostalgic Stocking Stuffer For Teenagers: Personalized Claw Clips
These Personalized Claw Clips ($16) are great gifts for all your friends. They make for excellent stocking stuffers, and are a super personalized gift that won't break the bank. You can choose from a bunch of different colors and glitter colors as well.
A Fun Bracelet For Teenagers: Little Words Project Badass Beaded Stretch Bracelet
Gift this Little Words Project Badass Beaded Stretch Bracelet ($25-$30) to the badass in your life. It'll be a constant reminder that they can do anything, and also works as a cool kind of friendship bracelet. It comes with a few different sayings and in a few different shades.
A Stocking Stuffer For Teenagers: Kitsch Satin Scrunchie Set
You can't leave the house without a scrunchie or two. This Kitsch Satin Scrunchie Set ($8) is so cute, and is also good for their hair, making it a win win. With five scrunchies for $8, it's such a good deal!
For the Teenage Selfie Taker: Retrak Rainbow Selfie Light Clip
We all know someone who would love this Retrak Rainbow Selfie Light Clip ($10). It makes for a great stocking stuffer, and gives them all different kinds of light for their selfies. They'll no longer have to search for the perfect filter, it's built in!
A Soothing Gift For Teenagers: Mini Huggable Cooling and Heating Pad
How freakin' adorable is this Mini Huggable Cooling and Heating Pad ($20)?! It's a great asset if they're not feeling awesome or dealing with anxiety. It also comes in other shapes like a heart, a hedgehog, and a sloth, but we love the avocado.
A Fun Airpod Case For Teenagers: Smoko Perry Raspberry Airpod Case
Get them this cute Smoko Perry Raspberry Airpod Case ($6, originally $16) for their AirPods. They will surely never misplace them again. This case is for classic AirPods, but the brand also makes cases for AirPods Pro, should they have those instead.
A Gratitude Practice For Teenagers: The Five-Minute Journal by Intelligent Change
This The Five-Minute Journal by Intelligent Change ($29) challenges users to focus on gratitude for five minutes a day. Plus, it's aesthetically pleasing, which, if we're honest, might inspire them to actually stick to it. You can read our review of the Five-Minute Journal.
An Everyday Bag For Teenagers: Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
All of their essentials can go with them thanks to the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack ($80). It comes in over a dozen colors, so there's an option for every person's style and vibe. It's great for school, traveling, and everyday use; what more could you want?
Cute Bracelets For Teenagers: Baublebar Custom Multi Cutout Pisa Bracelets
We love that you can customize these Baublebar Custom Multi Cutout Pisa Bracelets ($40). All the colors are so cute, and you can choose up to nine characters on each bracelet. Plus, if you order your custom bracelet now, it'll arrive by the holidays!
For the Teenage Beauty-Lover: Makeup Vanity Mirror
We all know a teenager who knows everything about the perfect eyeshadow technique, how to get the ultimate no makeup makeup look, and what skin care products every person in their life should be using. Get this three-panel Makeup Vanity Mirror ($36) for the makeup-lover. The little mirrors are so handy.
Something Cozy For Teenagers: Tububa Cozy Fluffy Socks
Sometimes, you just need a great pair of fuzzy socks. These adorable Tububa Cozy Fluffy Socks ($16) are great for around the house. The socks have over 2,500 reviews, so you know they're good. We love them as stocking stuffers, or as a white elephant gift.
A Fun Card Game For Teenagers: Sushi Go! Card Game
The Sushi Go! Card Game ($6, originally $12) is the perfect fast-paced game for a sleepover. The sushi-lover in your life will want to play all day long. The goal is basically to grab the best combination of sushi dishes, but it gets more interesting the more you play.
For the Teenage Gadget-Lover: Courant Catch:3 Wireless Charger
We all know someone who has a billion different gadgets. This Courant Catch:3 ($100-$175) wireless charger can charge everything they need, and it looks so aesthetically pleasing. They can leave it on their desk or bedside table and not worry about having tons of excess chargers.
A Fun Gift For Teenagers: C7skates Quad Skates
They'll want to use these C7skates Quad Skates ($60, originally $75) all the time. They look like so much fun! Plus, they come in a few different colors, so everyone can find one that fits their aesthetic. Plus, these roller skates are easier to maneuver than roller blades.
A Decor Gift For Teenagers: Peace Sign Wall Hook
Sometimes, the tiniest accessories can make the biggest difference in their space. They can hang book bags and jackets on this cute Peace Sign Wall Hook ($11, originally $14). It's a great accessory for their bedroom or dorm room, because it gives more space and is something that will make them smile when they see it.