Totally Awesome Gift Ideas for Teens
Finding the perfect gift for teen boys and girls is almost impossible. Teenagers like what they like. Funny thing. I’m kinda’ the same way.
So what do teens like? Here are some really cool ideas to get you started. Before you read on, make sure you have your sense of humor handy. This Gift Guide for Teens is nothing if not a lot of fun, no matter your age.
Electric Ice Cream Maker Machine
The My Pint Ice Cream Maker makes up to 1.6 cups of fresh ice cream. No complicated assembly is required with this convenient personal ice cream maker. Just freeze the cooling bowl overnight and pop in your prepared ice cream mixture in the morning. In less than 30 minutes you can enjoy homemade ice cream. Take the included mixing spoon and eat your ice cream right from the cooling bowl.
Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit
Get many manis and plenty of pedis when you’re DIYing it. This gel manicure set includes everything a teen needs to do her own nails at home, like a UV light to cure the gel, several colors to add some pop, and a set of nail art tools.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
“Fifteen years ago Sean Covey wrote a powerful book that taught teens that they had the ability to choose their behavior but not the consequences. The decisions that teens make could change their lives forever! Every young person should read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. It’s a must-read for all my students!” — Salome Thomas-El, award-winning educator and author
Unicorn Makeup Brush Set
This is a really cute set of Makeup Brushes. You can gift them to someone who is just starting to wear makeup and also loves Unicorns. So she will be super excited to have brushes shaped like a unicorn horn! They are very soft and the complete set comes with a pretty carrying case that shimmers and matches the theme.
Convertible Faux Leather Bag
Easily going from shoulder purse to backpack, this is so cute! Comes in a rainbow of different colors and the perfect look for any teen with an eye for fashion.
Candle Making Kit
This kit includes everything needed to make four scented candles! 4 dye blocks, 4 fragrances oils, 4-8 oz soy wax bags, melting pot, thermometer, 2 round candle tins, 2 square candle tins with covers, 4 cotton wicks, 4 glue dots, 4 Warning Labels, 4 Stirring Sticks, 4 Bow Tie Clips and instructions. How much fun is that?!
Sticker by Number: America
This Sticker by Number book is a great activity to keep their brains engaged and create beautiful, Americana-themed art. As in color or paint-by-number, each design is divided into dozens of spaces. Each space has a number that corresponds to a sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Watch as a full-colored image emerges from the original unfinished.
So relaxing, satisfying and downright addicting. Such a fun activity with glorious results.
Twinkle Star USB Powered Fairy Lights
She will be thrilled to pieces with her new fairy light wall, her bedroom never brighter than when it’s decked out in pictures of friends and family she can hang from its 66 ft length. Eight different light modes that flash and or just sit there and twinkle.
Classic Tie-Dye Kit
What goes around, comes around. No truer statement was ever made when it comes to the subject of tie-dye! It’s back and in a big way with today’s teens. And this kit is all she or he needs to be going with beautiful creations.
Concert Wooden Ukelele Kit
This instrument is intended for any starter or intermediate player use. Purchase includes Ukelele, Online Lessons, Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, and Aquila Strings Set. Rates very high with reviews.
Gooseneck Bed Phone Holder
More than likely, your teen is attached to his or her phone even while in bed or some other reclining opportunity. This cool phone holder easily clips to a bed frame, side table, and more. But it can also come in handy if your kid (or you?) wants to go hands-free while video chatting with friends or family members. The flexible arm is nearly 33.5 inches long and rotates a full 360 degrees.
Whatever the teen’s mood, this is the place to hang out. Takes just three minutes to set up on a tree or nearby objects; uses straps, instead of ropes, so everything stays securely in place. Folds neatly into a compact bag.
Facial Spa Headband 2-Pak
These headbands are made of soft terry cloth, just perfect to hold back all that wispy hair to perform a peel-off mask or facial scrub. So handy and easy to use. She’ll wonder how she managed without this cool gift.
Mini Nano RC Drone
Generally, drones are really expensive, but what an amazing gift! That’s why this mini drone is a perfect option. It’s compact, doesn’t require an FAA license to fly it, takes off easily, lands by pushing a single button, and is quite affordable. Rated for ages 14 and up.
Artists Creativity Kit
Want to inspire his or her creative side? This set comes with two sketch pads (take one, leave one at home) and an impressive assortment of crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor cakes, and mixing palettes. Everything fits perfectly into the wooden case (included) which makes clean-up and storage super easy—even for a messy teenager.
Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree
What teenage girl would not love and adore this beautiful little bonsai tree light?
It will satisfy her DIY need with the adjustable branches. She can bend the branches and the tree into any shape she likes. Perfect as a nightlight.
Here is the perfect gift for teens who love to wear a hat (all of them right?) and also listen to music. This stylish beanie, while not detectable, has a wireless built-in Bluetooth headset. Charges up in just 2 hours, delivering 12-hour playtime. It’s easy to remove the headset when it’s time to launder. Comes in multiple styles and colors.
I Paused My Game to Be Here
Your gaming teen will get a kick out of this funny T-shirt—and likely wear it continuously. Comes in a huge variety of sizes. Reviewers report that it is super comfortable, too.
For the teen who is constantly forgetting to charge his or her phone, here’s the answer: a wireless charger. Just set the phone on its surface (easy enough, even for a teen) and that’s it. Charges a variety of phones and even earbuds with ease. Includes a sleep-friendly design and doesn’t feature that annoying bright or blinking light that some chargers have.
Inflatable Kayak Set
While the inflatable component of this kayak may sound scary, not to worry. This kayak designed for small bodies of water and rivers is truly safe and yes, inflatable! Made from heavy-duty, puncture-resistant bright yellow vinyl, it has two seats that allow you or a friend to come along. Easily visible in any body of water.
The complete slackline kit is as complete as a slackline kit can get. It has all your teens and you need to get-set-slackline! Kit components are of the highest quality—ratchets of high grade steel, mainline and training lines of 100% polyester, ratchet protector of oxford fabric, tree protectors of chemical fiber, and carry bags of non-woven fabric. So much fun. Hint: Upon first use, make sure your teen sets the slackline about 12 inches above the ground. Just for a test run. Adjust for height later, once he or she is fully comfortable.
The gamer in your life will love this gaming chair built for function. The foam fits the body comfortably and there’s the mandatory headrest and lumbar support. The seat features a tilt-back function that can be adjusted between 90 to 150 degrees. The nylon casters move easily on hardwood or carpet.
Teens like to zone out listening to their favorite music. A gift of new headphones that come in seven different colors seems in order, right? While these aren’t the super expensive brand of headphones, they’re still high on function. Equipped with 800 mAh rechargeable battery that supports 30 hours of continuous music playing time and requires 2.5 hours to get a fast full charge. Super comfortable!
Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat
Remember what I said about teens liking what they like? Well, they’ll only eat what they like, too. With Teens Cook, your teen can learn to cook those foods he or she likes to eat. What a concept. With more than 75 recipes for what kids like including breakfast, snacks, sides, dinners and desserts—this is the perfect cookbook to inspire young adults to take interest in their diets by giving them a tasty hobby!
Honestly, I was not aware of anything known as the Official Product of the Kid’s Choice Awards Swag Bag, but this lovely coral detangling brush holds that distinction. Just look how sleek and beautiful it is. And tell me, when was the last time you knew of a hairbrush to garner 34,094 5-star reviews? That speaks to me in a big way. Whether your teen has long hair or short, this brush will make her very happy. Trust me on that.
Waterproof Sports Watch
It’s made of rubber, and your young person will be thrilled with this watch. It looks so classy because it’s ginormous—in line with current styles. It actually tells time, too, plus lots more functions. Such a cool look.
Dance, Sing, Love Wall Decal
This beautiful wall art is huge! And won’t it look awesome on the wall in your young lady’s room. It’s so easy to apply, just peel and stick. Applies to any smooth surface and will not damage the wall. Again, check the reviews—538 people can’t be wrong!
Don’t worry. This is not some weird cult handbook. This great book will inspire your teen to make good life choices—and laugh out loud, too. Drawing from his own experiences as a troubled youth, plus nearly a decade of motivational speaking to teen audiences, author Josh Shipp offers an unusually stimulating approach to making life decisions, rejecting bad choices, and nurturing a sense of self-identity. Read the hundreds of 5-star reviews and you may just decide to get The Teen’s Guide to World Domination: Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness for every teen in your life.
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