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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.

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The Grommet

Color-Changing Lip Tint

She’ll love these sheer, magic-changing colors. 

Sassy Lips ($25)

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Zappos

Herschel Backpack

Time to upgrade their five-year-old Jansport.

Herschel ($60)

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Urban Outfitters

Instant Print Camera

The Polaroid instant camera is back (and so much more original than their iPhone).

Polaroid ($100)

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Foody Direct

Edible Cookie Dough

TBH, we kind of want this too.

Edoughble ($50)

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Pura Vida

Pura Vida Bracelets

The latest craze in the jewelry game is piling on as many of these that can fit. 

Pura Vida ($8)

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Amazon

Pizza Portable Charger

She’ll love the kitschy shape. You’ll love that her phone is always charged.

Wattzup ($40)

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Nordstrom

Sherpa Corduroy Jacket

An outerwear option she might actually want to wear.

Topshop ($125)

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The Grommet

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)

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Sephora

Holographic Highlighter

All the rage right now, but just be sure to give her a quick lesson on “less is more.”

Milk ($28)

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Nordstrom

Chelsea Booties

Hint: They’re also waterproof.

Blondo ($150)

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Amazon

Call of Duty: WWII

Pre-order it now and win the holiday season.

Activision ($60)

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Bauble Bar

Bow-Tie Choker

A cute option that doesn’t seem too grown-up.

Bauble Bar ($8)

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Amazon

Relief Toy

Consider this the new fidget spinner.

Elecsum ($3)

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Urban Outfitters

Faux-Fur-Lined Flannel

Super warm, super cool.

Urban Outfitters ($80)

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Cratejoy

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)

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Uncommon Goods

Cinema Lightbox

Comes with the full alphabet to cater to their every whim.

Uncommon Goods ($50)

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Amazon

Fuzzy Socks

Exciting? Not really. Will they wear them? Heck yes.

Real Essentials ($20)

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Zappos

Vans Hi-Tops

Sleek sneaks with a retro vibe.

Vans ($90)

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Spring

S’well Water Bottle

Maybe this iridescent reusable bottle will inspire them to drink more water.

S’well ($42)

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Amazon

Wireless Headphones

For on-the-go streaming.

Beats ($300)

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Spring

What Do You Meme?

A hilarious game that will put their constant social media scrolling to good use.

Urban Outfitters ($30)

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Amazon

Mermaid Makeup Brush

A pretty set that will give them major shelfie cred.

Coshine ($12)

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Kohls

Electronic Dart Board

Help their aim without damaging your walls.

Viper ($56)

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Spring

Succulent Set

An easy-to-care-for living thing for their bedroom. 

Revolution Design House ($72)

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Amazon

Money Maze

For the truly impossible kid: Fill this puzzle with cash that is locked inside until the riddle is solved.

Great Life ($9)

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