The people who have the hardest time checking off holiday shopping lists are probably teens. Fortunately, shopping for teens is our specialty. From eighth graders to college sophomores, we know them, we love them, and we want to make them happy over the holidays, just like you.
Whether you’re buying for your kids, best friends who basically live in your house, nieces or nephews, or a bunch of grandkids, we’ve got you covered. Need more gift ideas? Check out our favorite gift ideas for men, gift ideas for women, Amazon gifts, Nordstrom gifts, and super practical gifts.
Uggs are big these days, especially this mini style, and they’re available in a variety of cute colors, so you can pick one that’s right for your little one.
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If leggings and pants were basically one, they’d love these leggings, which we’ve named the best leggings of the year. As the name suggests, the pockets are large enough to store items like your phone or wallet, and we love the shoe for its comfort during workouts and everyday activities, high-quality construction, secure waistband, and chic aesthetic.
Equal parts slippers and sneakers, these slip-ons from Teva can basically go anywhere. Underlined editors love them.
Sometimes it’s sold out, sometimes it’s not. But when you can get Lululemon’s Everywhere Fanny Pack, your little one will feel special.
A true winter classic, this cuffed beanie never goes out of style, and we love all the colors it comes in.
Our readers have been raving about nightdresses this year, and this is the dress that sets the trend. Available in a variety of colours, fabrics and sizes up to 2XL, this signature nap dress from Hill House features an elasticated cover-up, ruffled shoulders and a layered midi skirt, making it comfortable to wear yet sophisticated enough to Wear it with heels and head to dinner.
Wool clogs are all the rage this year, and your kids will forever thank you for getting them this stylish pair. Comfortable and cozy, it’s a great everyday shoe that will keep you cool on errands and coffee. Check out more of our favorite clogs here.
The designers of this clever and adorable bracelet, Shireen and Arni Thor, deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Teens (all teens!) wear hair ties around their wrists, just in case. Why not use them for decoration? This bracelet is available in gold or silver.
The Hit The Slopes jacket is basically a legend in the fashion world. It’s comfy, super soft and super cute, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns. They’ll be wearing it for years to come.
Stocking fill alert! If she (like her possible muse Olivia Rodrigo) got her driver’s license last week (or earlier this year), she’ll need a special key fob to hold those car keys. These are made with real flowers embedded in each initial. Of course, they could also hold the keys to her house.
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Will they have a big tour next year? This hardshell carry-on instantly elevates their travel gear, and we named it the best carry-on of the year. It’s the perfect size for overhead luggage, it has 360-degree swivel wheels and an internal compression system, and it comes with a handy laundry bag.
If they’re one of those teens who never fail to rearrange their room, they’ll love this string light that you can clip photos directly to.
The worst thing about bubble tea is that you have to leave your house to get it. But with this kit, they can make tea and tapioca pearls at home. The kit includes milk tea and milk tea.
We’ve already felt a spiritual connection with this mushroom plush toy. Crafted by the ingenuity of Smoko, this little guy looks as cute as being snuggled by your favorite child while sitting on their bed.
If you’re a new or soon-to-be college student, you probably know Dormify. Basically, it has everything an older teenager could want from a school experience. Dormify’s The Box brings flair to its product. Well, here’s a box…full of treats, accessories, beauty products, and other cool stuff from brands you’ll instantly recognize even if you don’t, like Glow Recipe and Cool Street.
Perfect for storing everything from pencils to toiletries, this pouch set from Underscored favorite brand Baggu will be a lifesaver for the very organized teen.
This light box is a stylish room decor that is very easy to customize. It comes with 105 interchangeable letters and symbols. Plus, it can be fun for you to see the sentences change with your child’s mood. We just can’t guarantee it won’t read “Go Away” one day.
How awesome is this? Available in six cheerful shades, this super soft pillow will take center stage in your child’s room by 10am on Christmas. The modern, unexpected aesthetic is perfect.
This mini cooler allows them to store frequently used drinks and snacks in the room. They’ll love it, trust us. They can also use it to keep beauty products fresh and to store facial rollers, preferably refrigerated.
Yes, teens live in a digital world. But despite this, they still really like to show physical photos in the room and share them with friends. Using the genius Step, they can print selfies and social media posts from anywhere. The app lets them complete their photos with filters, frames and stickers.
If they’re pretty much handcuffing their laptops these days, grab this cute fluffy case from Baggu (makers of the best reusable bags on the market).
This convenient custom card holder attaches to any phone or case. This will make it much less likely to lose your lunch money or lose your school ID (again).
Make these solid wooden earphones their own with any short word or phrase that makes sense.actual and personnel! You can choose to leave the wood as is, or paint it in any of 15 colors (including glow-in-the-dark).
We know that it’s hard to impress a serious gaming teen, at least without spending hundreds of dollars. Try this, why don’t you? Think of this controller as a handheld PS5 or Series X. They can use it to stream Xbox games to any iPhone without an actual Xbox. It also works with PlayStation Remote Play, Steam Link, Apple Arcade, Call of Duty: Mobile, Minecraft, Roblox – pretty much everything.
This best-selling mask set offers options to soothe, brighten, refresh and nourish all skin types. Portion them out as a stocking stuffer or treat yourself to 12 days of glowing skin.
And if they’re eager to delve deeper into nail art, there’s no better place to start than Chillhouse’s gorgeous, high-quality press-in nail art. Underlined editors love them too.
If they’re dealing with some acne right now, these pimple patches can help protect and heal their spots—while keeping them looking cute, too.