Here are the 50 Best Gift Ideas for Teens that provide hours of fun. From stocking stuffer ideas for to hand-picked holiday, this comprehensive list provides a wealth of inspiration for the teen in your life. Forget the impersonal gift card, you can find some unique Christmas gifts for teenagers on this list.
The Pictionary Air Drawing Family Game is a great activity for teens, friends and family. The classic Pictionary game gets a new tech upgrade for kids (teens can use their phones, tablets or even the TV to see the drawings). This is an interactive game for sleepvers, friends’ nights at home or even family game night.
This iPad fulfills all the wants of a teen by being an unbelievably fun and portable computer system that streams, plays, works and searches. From movies and music to gaming and homework, this is the “complete-me” present for teens today. With a solid battery life, the iPad 7th gen is something they can use both today and for a long time.
The Nintendo Switch is still one of the most in-demand video game systems by teens this holiday season. Many were disappointed last year because stores sold out of this hugely popular gift. If you have a teen in your life who loves to play video games, they will definitely want a Nintendo Switch! This is a gift they will love to unwrap.
Teens will love this new Play Station 4 because it plays all the best music, TV, games and apps. It is hot on the list this year! Plus, a wireless headset is included, making it a more immersive experience for your teen. Gifting a PS4 is a unique way to combine adventure and tech.
Teens can play on the Xbox at home, then save their game and continue playing on any Xbox One on a Windows 10 PC anywhere. The console will be in high demand by teens who like interactive video game systems with all the newest titles on the market. This is a gift that will keep teens entertained for hours.
This stocking stuffer idea is perfect for younger teens who likes to pamper their skin. The bundle comes with a facial mask, eye mask and sleep mask. It’s a cute gift that helps make adolescents feel grown-up, cared for and confident in their appearance.
The AXE Holiday Gift Pack can be filed under “gift ideas for teen boys”. It’s a great gift for the high school teen, as it will make him feel fresh and confident. The gift pack contains body spray, body wash & 2in1 shampoo conditioner containing hints of leather and vanilla.
For the teen who uses sustainability and cruelty-free hair products, gift them this eco-friendly gift pack from Love Beauty and Planet. Made of ethically- and naturally-sourced ingredients, the pack includes shampoo, conditioner and hair masque. This gift is for your teen – and also a gift to Earth sustainability.
A motorized scooter like the Daymak Electric Kick Scooter is a popular way to commute to high school, club practices and after-school jobs. It can travel a range of 6-8km on just a single charge, and carry a weight up to 70kgs (154lbs). This is a gift that can be used for fun or work.
Basketball loving teens will channel their inner Steph Curry or Kia Nurse with their own portable basketball system. The system, complete with net, backboard and weighted base, adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet high so it can grow with your teen’s ability and stature. This is a great gift idea to encourage teens to be active outside, whether with friends or on their own.
Your teen will love this vegan leather drawstring backpack for everyday shopping trips and travel. With a zippered interior pocket for security, large main compartment and two side pockets for small items, this backpack stores it all. This bag combines the fashion of a stylish accessory with the function of a do-it-all backpack.
You can’t go wrong with gifting a Canadiana Men’s Raglan Popover! Cozy classics to wear to school, sports, movies or lounging around at home, hoodies are the uniform of teens everywhere. This popover comes in sizes small to extra-large. If your teen prefers the baggy look, size up from what they usually wear.
These Canadiana Men’s Joey Slippers are comfort in a (shoe) box. Teens can kick around the house in these suede slippers. And gifting slippers can be more than a present – they can be a tradition. Every year, giving a new pair of slippers can be a memorable family tradition passed on from generation to generation.
These Canadiana mittens, lined in sherpa, are the perfect cozy gift for teen girls. Mittens can be a very useful yet stylish teen accessory. Mittens can be a stocking stuffer on their own, or bundled with hot chocolate ingredients to make a winter-warmth gift pack. You can never have too many mittens!
Imagine the teen in your life bundling her head in the warmth and style of this Canadiana Hat this winter. And yes, pom poms are in! Lined with sherpa, this Canadiana Hat is perfect to wear to school, sledding, ice skating and more outdoor fun. Gift this hat with a pair of mittens, and you have the perfect teen girl gift.
Big boys love toys like this Nerf Triolgy Blaster. It fires three darts simultaneously, plus has storage for five shells for quick reloading. And it’s all pump action, so no batteries required. This outdoor activity will get teens’ blood pumping.
These new AirPods are in high demand by teens this holiday season. AirPods charge quickly in their case and are automatically connect on for when your teen wants to use them. A single charge allows up to five hours listening time and up to three hours talk time. This would be the ultimate tech gift for a teen.
The NHL 20 video game for Play Station 4 (PS4) will be loved by NHL and video game fans alike. Teens can play alone or team up with friends to take on the other side. Whether they play hockey on ice or just coach from the couch, this is a hot video game to give teens this holiday season.
For the girl who has everything, this V. Fraas Knit Gift Box is that perfect something she can gleefully unwrap this holiday. It comes already gift boxed, containing a knit scarf, matching armwarmers and hat. The multi-stripe pattern makes is easy to coordinate with any jacket style.
Be it hanging out with friends, working-out or cooking in the kitchen (can you call making a sandwich “cooking”?), teens always have music playing. The Sony SRS-XB20 Portable Wireless Speaker provides crystal clean audio through Bluetooth. Your teen can easily connect and stream their favourite playlist on this Bluetooth speaker. You might enjoy listening as well!
A great gift to give kids who love phone-photography is this mini photo printer from Canon. Teens can connect this printer via Bluetooth directly to their phones and print from their gallery or social media feeds. This is a fun gift for them to make their own photo collages for lockers or at home.
With seven built-in colour-changing modes, your teen can wake to the mood and/or music they desire. The iHome alarm clock also features Bluetooth audio, FM radio, four alarm tones and a USB port. No teen likes waking up to an alarm, but this gift makes it a little easier.
With good battery life and easy Apple product compatibility, the beats by dr. dre beats Solo 2 are the perfect audio gift for the music lover. They’re foldable and come with a case, making them backpack travel-friendly. These on-ear headphones are a great gift idea for both boys and girls who love music, movies, gaming and more.
The Canadiana Men’s Flannel Shirt is the perfect winter shirt for layering and practically any occasion. From hanging out at home to going to school classes in style, a flannel shirt is a classic and timeless piece of clothing…and a great gift for teens this holiday season! The only decision is which pattern to pick!
This George Women’s Lightweight Puffer Jacket is a great gift idea for teen girls because it helps transition the seasons in style. From fall to winter and winter to spring, this puffer jacket is a must. It’s also a good layering jacket to wear on chilly winter days.
Burt’s Bees Gift Set comes with three lip shimmers for an all-natural gift idea. It adds a touch of colour to the lips, while nourishing and moisturizing at the same time. This is a simple yet useful stocking stuffer gift idea for a teen girl.
This Club Rochelier leather wallet is the perfect gift for teens who need to organize their money and ID. The leather wallet has a secure zipper closure to ensure nothing falls out, along with interior pockets for bank cards, ID, money, coins and more. There’s a certain milestone in owning your own leather wallet.
Thin, light, portable and with a touchscreen, the HP laptop is a teen’s dream 2-in-1 laptop. It has a fast processor and long-lasting battery, which will make doing homework, playing video games and watching movies so much better and faster. This can be your teen’s one big, amazing gift this holiday season that they’ll use all year round.
Take your teen’s photography and videography skills to the next level with the Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera. Built in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth means your teen can connect this Nikon digital camera directly to their smartphone or computer, and instantly upload photos and videos to blogs, vlogs and social media.
Cozy and classic the Canadiana Women’s Full Zip Raglan Hoodie is a winter comfort. They can wear it to the movies, to school, to sports practices and at home. This is a great gift idea for teens because you know they will love it and wear it constantly.
Every teen needs a heavy-duty backpack like this Multi Compartment Backpack. Complete with a laptop sleeve, multi-purpose pockets and reflective tape (handy for increased visibility), this backpack is a great unisex gift idea for teens. Plus, if your teen is going on a trip in the new year, this is a nice way to support their adventures.
This Boscoman Beanbag Chair will be the hub of relaxation and enjoyment for your teen. It’s perfect for the rec room, living room or even your teen’s own bedroom. While many teens slouch forward to check their phones, this comfortable beanbag chair might be the perfect opportunity for them to lean back and read a book.
It is well known that a weighted blanket, like the Tranquility Weighted Blanket with Washable Cover, can be a great sleep aid for teens who have trouble going to sleep, staying asleep or struggle with anxiety. This can be an ideal gift for you to give a teen let them know you truly care about their wellbeing.
The Case-Mate ID Pocket sticks onto your teen’s phone, allowing them to carry their cards, bus passes and ID in two handy pockets. This pocket fits on smartphones, tablets and any other device your teen uses every day. You know they have their phones with them all the time…wouldn’t it be nice to know they have their essentials as well?
Slim, lightweight and with a modern design, the Samsung battery pack will be a go-to as a backup battery charge for your teen’s devices. With a lightning port and micro USB port, it has universal compatibility. When kids are out for the whole day (and into the evening), give them peace of mind to know their devices will never run out of battery.
No more misplaced wallet, keys or phone when you gift your teen a Tile Mate. Your teen simply uses the free tile app to “ring” the tile to locate it (and the stuff it’s attached to). This is a gift that will make their leaving for school so much easier because they won’t be searching for their things!
For teens who like to put their computer on their lap and work sitting on the couch (or lying on their bed), the Targus Laptop Chill Mat is a great gift! The ergonomic mat also protects their lap from heat, as well as the desks or tables the laptop rests on.
For the teen who likes cutting edge gadgets, an Apple watch is certainly on their holiday gift list. It connects them with people and information they care about most, tracks their activity and health and, yes, also tells the time! An Apple watch helps the teen in your life stay connected wherever they are.
For the teen who likes a spa experience, the gift of an Ascend Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser is a great idea. Diffusing a fine mist with essential oil can create a relaxing atmosphere, a calming study environment and a restful sleep. This is a gift that will be used often in your teen’s room.
Teens enjoy their downtime just as much as the next person, and this woven pant sleep set is the perfect lounge wear for them. Comfortable. Cozy. Great for sleeping, watching movies at home or relaxing after practice.
Super Mario is one of the most classic video game characters, and pairing it with a Nintendo 2DS will make it a holiday to remember for years to come. The video game system lets users play both Nintendo DS and 3DS games (in 2D), with the handheld device easy to play at home or on the go. Make sure to sign the card, “It’s-a me, Mario!”
A zip-up fleece sweater goes with most teen outfits, doesn’t it? Leggings. Jeans. Joggers. Even as an outer layer for pjs! It’s the universal, go-to piece of clothing to keep teens cozy yet comfortable all winter long. And they can layer it up or down depending on the weather, making it an easy gift to give teens.
For the teen who wants a professional-quality blowout at home, the Revlon Salon spa set will provide frizz-free results. This gift will help your medium- long-haired teen look and feel their best, all without a pricey salon visit. You could say it’s a “beauty” of a gift!
Teens vs. adults? Teens vs. kids? Teens vs. teens? A foosball table is the perfect gift for kids of all ages. With a quick and easy assembly, this table top game is portable and easy to store. It’s the sport that brings people together.
A watch is a timeless (hehe) gift to give a teen. With so many sizes and styles, there’s a perfect watch for every teen. This Marathon By Timex watch comes complete with digital face, alarm, two time zones and INDIGO nite-light for low light conditions.
This Quintessential pendant on a chain is a great holiday gift for the teen who reaches a milestone event. The tri-colour 10K gold with triple heart design will instantly make her feel grown up and sophisticated.
With two quick access pockets (think: keys, cellphone, gum, tissues, etc.) and adjustable strap, this Champs Leather bag is a great gift to give a teen. It’s the perfect go-anywhere bag for a young lady on her way to school, movies, work or a restaurant. It might even accompany her on a — gasp — date.
Challenge your teen’s building skills with the LEGO Architecture London set. It includes the architectural diversity of the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, London Eye, Big Ben (the Elizabeth Tower) and Tower Bridge. This can start (or add to) the tradition of a collection of other LEGO Architecture sets.
Is your teen hooked on the thrill and excitement of solving escape room puzzles? Give them the fun at home with their own escape room game, with four unique adventures: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown and Temple of the Aztec. Can they beat the clock?
Whether your teen wants to get eco-friendly and avoid buying plastic water bottles or enjoy their favourite drink wherever they are, the Thermos Backpack Bottle can do just that. With vacuum insulated steel, it keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours and liquids cold for up to 24 hours.
When it comes to holiday gift ideas for teens, keep in mind their interests, needs and wants. You might think it’s tough to buy for teens, but there are lots of great products to choose from including tech gifts, fashion, sports, games or music. Don’t be afraid to ask them for their gift list…which they probably already in their heads or saved on their phones.
How we chose products: Simply put, we’re not recommending any gifts we wouldn’t buy ourselves! Our gifting experts leveraged a variety of sources as a starting point, including researching reputable third party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and input from Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff had final say for all products included in this gift guide.
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