25 Gifts for That Cool Teen in Your Life
It’s high time we filed “shopping for teenagers” under our list of “Hardest Things to Do.” (Up there with our taxes and holding a plank for one minute.) Whether your 14-year-old is into technology or theater, sports or sleeping, food or fashion, it always feels like a crapshoot. Well, here’s to hoping you can finally throw away the gift receipt because these ideas might just pass the test.
Color-Changing Lip Tint
She’ll love these sheer, magic-changing colors.
Sassy Lips ($25)
Time to upgrade their five-year-old Jansport.
Instant Print Camera
The Polaroid instant camera is back (and so much more original than their iPhone).
Edible Cookie Dough
TBH, we kind of want this too.
Pura Vida Bracelets
The latest craze in the jewelry game is piling on as many of these that can fit.
Pura Vida ($8)
Pizza Portable Charger
She’ll love the kitschy shape. You’ll love that her phone is always charged.
Sherpa Corduroy Jacket
An outerwear option she might actually want to wear.
DIY Bluetooth Speaker
This speaker comes fully disassembled so your budding genius can figure out how to put it together and maybe learn a lesson in the beauties of hard work. (OK, maybe that’s a stretch.)
Bose Build ($149)
All the rage right now, but just be sure to give her a quick lesson on “less is more.”
Hint: They’re also waterproof.
Call of Duty: WWII
Pre-order it now and win the holiday season.
A cute option that doesn’t seem too grown-up.
Bauble Bar ($8)
Consider this the new fidget spinner.
Super warm, super cool.
Urban Outfitters ($80)
Beauty Subscription Box
Targeted to help the skin issues that most teen girls face, while also allowing her to experiment with eyeliner.
Forever Youthful (from $20/month)
Comes with the full alphabet to cater to their every whim.
Uncommon Goods ($50)
Exciting? Not really. Will they wear them? Heck yes.
Real Essentials ($20)
Sleek sneaks with a retro vibe.
S’well Water Bottle
Maybe this iridescent reusable bottle will inspire them to drink more water.
For on-the-go streaming.
What Do You Meme?
A hilarious game that will put their constant social media scrolling to good use.
Urban Outfitters ($30)
Mermaid Makeup Brush
A pretty set that will give them major shelfie cred.
Electronic Dart Board
Help their aim without damaging your walls.
An easy-to-care-for living thing for their bedroom.
Revolution Design House ($72)
For the truly impossible kid: Fill this puzzle with cash that is locked inside until the riddle is solved.
Great Life ($9)