50 Best Gift Ideas for Teens

Christmas gifts for teens

Teens can be notoriously tricky to please, but that doesn’t have to be the case this holiday season. While gift cards are always a great option, there’s something for every type of teen—from gamers to artists to sports fans and more—on this list of handpicked (and budget-friendly!) gifts.

In this guide
1. For the tech lover
$ 49.98

Anker Soundcore Mini 3 Pro Bluetooth Speaker

This small Bluetooth speaker does not disappoint on the sound. Your teen can blast their tunes for up to 15 hours of playtime.

$ 69

Google Nest Mini Gen2

The price of this smart speaker is a real steal and your teen will love having their own Nest to play music and check their schedule. (If you have one too, you can broadcast a message from one room to another when it’s dinnertime.)

$ 149.98

Kobo Clara HD eReader

Even in the wee hours of the morning, they can flip through the latest young adult fiction with this e-reader thanks to its blue-light reducing technology.

$ 49.98

Skullcandy Cassette Wireless Headphones

Whether they’re taking hands-free calls, listening to a podcast while doing homework or enjoying a favourite playlist on the go, these trendy wireless headphones deliver bright, full sound.

$ 198

Apple AirPods

AirPods are sure to be a hit with your teen, thanks to their instant connection to Apple devices, comfortable fit and up to 24 hours of battery life provided by the wireless charging case.

2. For the trendsetter
$ 259.97

Razor Hoverboard

This ultra-cool hoverboard is souped up with flashy bells and whistles like LED headlights and a battery that lasts up to 45 minutes, so they can ride down the street in style.

$ 29.98

Bower Tabletop Ring Light

Aspiring content creators will adore this tabletop ring light with nine different colours, eight special effect lighting modes and 12 levels of brightness. It’s compatible with most smartphones and makes every photo and video more dynamic and fun!

$ 14.98

Sharper Image Mini Cinematic Lightbox

The perfect addition to any bedside table, your teen can customize this super trendy cinematic lightbox with cute and inspiring quotes and messages to motivate them for the day.

$ 21.97

Lava Motion Lamp

This retro lava lamp will make for super trendy bedroom (or party space!) décor. They’ll get a kick out of sitting back and watching the countless mesmerizing formations.

$ 14.98

White Daisy PopSocket

This chic phone grip is sure to get their friends’ attention, plus it’ll act as a prop up for their phone screen, ensuring a more comfortable viewing experience.

3. For the creative soul

KiiPix Instant Film Printer

Budding photographers will love turning memories on their camera roles into polaroids with this smartphone picture printer. They can even play with fun filters and edit images to perfection.

$ 15.99

Pierre Belvedere Notebook

Creatives can never have enough notebooks for doodling, writing and spilling secrets. This cute marble print notebook comes in handy for all three and it’s a great price.

$ 44.97

Daler Rowney 122-Piece Complete Artist Kit

If your teen has a passion for art, they’ll love exploring their creative abilities with this beginners kit. It comes with several mediums to choose from, including oil pastels, colouring pencils and acrylic paint, plus paper, a palette, canvas boards and artist tools.

$ 29.97

Create Basics Tie Dye 12 Color Party Kit

No matter what age you are, tie-dye is always fun! Teens will love making colourful creations with this easy-to-use kit, which comes with twelve vibrant colours.

$ 59.96

Just Dance 2022 for Nintendo Switch

Maybe your teen is craving a creative outlet or just needs to get out some energy. Either way, teens will love Just Dance 2022. This version for Nintendo Switch includes 40 new chart-topping hits. (It’s also available for Nintendo WiiPlayStation 4 and Xbox One.)

4. For the self-care queen or king
$ 7.98

Calgon Moisturizing Bath Fizzies Lavender & Honey

Make bath time the best time for your teen with these sweetly scented bath bombs designed to moisturize skin with soothing vitamin E.

$ 39.97

Simply Essentials Nova Diffuser

Adding a few drops of essential oil to this colour-changing diffuser can help your teen calm their senses. It’s ideal for setting a relaxing atmosphere, making it the perfect addition to self-care rituals.

$ 2.97

iN.gredients Pineapple Sheet Mask

Help them approach the day with a fresh face. This pineapple-infused sheet mask promises to cleanse and hydrate skin in just 10-20 minutes for a smooth and glowing complexion.

$ 3.97

Mainstays Avocado Mug

Teens can sip out of this adorable avocado mug while eating yummy avocado toast—it’ll be the perfect start to every morning.

$ 9.98

GoZone Yoga Mat

This durable yoga mat is perfect for teens who love to get their zen on. Its light weight makes it perfect for travel and on-the-go yoga sessions.

5. For the homebody
$ 5.97

Goodcook Whisk

The perfect addition to any baking collection, this Pillsbury whisk will no doubt inspire them to whip up some delicious desserts. (Maybe they’ll let you taste test!)

Beautyrest Plush Weighted Blanket

Their naps will be more restful thanks to the deep pressure stimulation of this weighted blanket, which replicates the feeling of a gentle squeeze or hug. Plus, the removable plush cover is machine washable.

$ 50.98

The Five-Minute Journal

Encourage your teen to take five minutes for themselves by reflecting on the positives with this guided journal. It’s filled with daily affirmations and prompts that will allow them to evaluate the best parts of her day.

$ 6.47

Mainstays Warm Apple Pie Scented Candle

This sophisticated candle will help promote relaxation with its sublime warm apple pie scent when they need a little pick-me-up.

$ 24.97

hometrends Solid Colour Bed Rest

This soft yet sturdy pillow allows your teen to sit up in bed. It’s perfect for your homebody’s favourite activities, from reading to watching movies and playing on their laptop computer.

6. For the makeup artist
$ 11.96

L'Oréal Paris Mascara Voluminous Lash Paradise

They can take her lashes to paradise with this stunning mascara—great for first-timers! The soft wavy bristle brush catches every eyelash for a feathery soft effect and holds maximum product for tons of volume and length. (For more picks, check out our seven favourite waterproof mascaras.)

$ 39.97

Conair True Glow Trifold LED Lighted Makeup Mirror

Upgrade their vanity table and help them achieve a flawless look with this sleek makeup mirror. With three magnification levels and three light settings, it’s ideal for makeup application. The adjustable stand means they’ll get a perfect view at any angle.

$ 7.97

e.l.f. cosmetics Hydrating Core Lip Shine

Sheer colour meets intense moisture with this two-in-one melting lip balm. Its cutesy heart-shaped core is infused with nourishing vitamin E, leaving lips hydrated with visible shine.

$ 34.97

Caboodles Cosmetic Train Case

Gift your teen a classic Caboodles case roomy enough to contain their collection of nail polishcosmeticshair accessories and more. The organizational possibilities are endless!

$ 7.97

Covergirl Clean Matte

Help them achieve a flawless face (sans foundation) with this matte BB cream. Its oil-free formula won’t clog pores and will keep them shine-free all day long.

7. For the gamer
$ 379.96

Nintendo Switch

A hot gift item this holiday season, they can game on the go with this compact console. The library of games is endless. (Looking for Nintendo Switch games the whole family can enjoy? Check out our list of favourites.)

$ 49.96

Three-Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

From Halo Infinite to Grand Theft Auto, this three-month game pass grants access to over 100 high-quality Xbox Game Studios games the same day they release. Play directly on Xbox consoles, PC, or even android mobile devices from the cloud.

$ 54.95

Otterbox Gaming Carry Case Black

This durable OtterBox gaming case will protect their controllers, triggers and joysticks against bumps and drops on the go, so they can game confidently anytime, anywhere.

$ 89.96

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition

This exciting video game features the rise of fellow teenager Miles Morales as he adjusts to his new home and follows in the footsteps of Peter Parker (a.k.a. the original Spider-Man). All the adventure and excitement is sure to keep them glued to their PS5 for hours.

$ 79.96

Astro A10 Headset for PC and Mac

Upgrade their current gaming headset with this comfortable pair, optimized for PS4Xbox One and Windows 10, with a multi-directional mic and flip-to-mute capability for easy audio control.

8. For the sports fan
$ 24.85

Appie Fitness Tracker

If your teen is into keeping track of their health stats, this budget-friendly fitness tracker accounts for sleep, heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned and more.

$ 39.99

NHL Toronto Maple Leafs Table Lamp

For the Toronto Maple Leafs fan, this table will be the perfect way to show off team spirit. It will be a great accent piece for any bedroom or game room.

$ 19.98

Table Top Foosball

This foosball game is ready to play straight out of the box, no setup required. It features an LED illuminated surface and is nice and compact, so your teen can play anytime, anywhere.

$ 32.97

Wilson NBA Basketball

Whether they’re on the court or on their driveway, they’ll be shooting hoops like an NBA star with this high-performance basketball. Its new cushion layer provides the ultimate grip for all weather conditions.

$ 79.96

Madden NFL 22 for PS4

With its improved gameplay experience—from AI behaviour influenced by player and team stats to new on-field reactions—football fans will never be more ready for gameday. (For more gaming gifts, check out our top picks.)

9. For well-groomed girls
$ 14.97

Burt’s Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set

If they’re into natural skincare, they’ll love this Burt’s Bees set with some of the brand’s best products. It includes a lip balm, deep cleansing cream, hand salve, lotion and foot cream so they can feel pampered from head to toe.

Monday Moisture Conditioner

She’ll be amazed by this chic pink bottle of moisturizing conditioner made of rice protein (to reinforce the strands) and coconut oil (to create softness). For the ultimate hair treatment, start their hair-wash routine with the Monday Moisture Shampoo.

$ 9.97

Cake Beauty Milk Made Sugared Cream Body Milk Scrub

This amazing-smelling scrub will help your awesome teen feel especially pampered. The sugar-cream formula provides a luxurious exfoliating experience in every shower.

$ 15.97

Wet Brush Speed Dry Hair Brush

Detangling her hair will be a breeze with the soft flexible bristles on this speed dry brush. Plus, it comes in a pretty pink colour that she’s sure to adore.

$ 34.96

Philips One by Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush

This sleek electric toothbrush takes on plaque and debris with its contoured bristles and micro-vibrations. It’s lightweight, portable and comes with a travel case, making it perfect for sleepovers with friends. (For more electric toothbrush options, check out our current 8 favourites.)

10. For well-groomed guys
$ 7.97

Axe Apollo Body Wash Pump

Your teen will smell as fresh as sage, mandarin and sandalwood with this five-star Axe body wash. Once he’s out of the shower, the fragrance stays active all day.

$ 14.97

Adidas Moves for Him Fragrance Set

The fresh, airy scent of this Adidas spray with notes of green apple, musk and sandalwood will have him smelling divine. The affordable price point makes it a go-to fragrance.

$ 5.96

Dove Men Care Medium Hold Sculpting Paste

This molding paste works for just about any hairstyle, leaving a natural-looking texture and matte finish. That means he gets an all-day hold without any greasy residue.

$ 89.97

Braun Styler BT7240 Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper

A gift that teenage boys can potentially use for years, this efficient trimmer and clipper is a solid investment. It comes with 39 length settings and blades that maintain their sharpness.

$ 8.97

Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Pads

He can kiss blemishes goodbye with these deep pore cleansing pads that promise to reduce blemishes and redness in just four hours.

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Adriana Monachino is theHUB’s Editorial Assistant. She has a master’s degree in Literatures of Modernity (but she has a thing for the classics, too!). When she’s not indulging in a good book, she’s searching the web for outfit inspiration, bingeing re-runs of The Office and planning her dream home on Pinterest.

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