In my experience, teens can be one of the hardest age groups to buy for! BUT, they don’t have to be for you this year! We’ve got moms of teenagers and they are here to help! Check out this list of the best gifts for teens. You’re sure to find some ideas that your teenager will love!
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Best Gifts For Teens
Shopping for a teenager this holiday season? You are going to love this list of great Christmas ideas for teens! We've got over 30 ideas for any budget!
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Many teens are all about the photo ops and sharing their lives on social media. So this year, give them the edge to make their pictures the best with a portable, durable, rollable, and realistic backdrop from Stile & Co.!
Stile & Co. creates realistic, lightweight, rollable, and affordable backdrops made for small businesses, bloggers, photographers, instagrammers, and anyone who just wants to share great photos!
While you store them rolled in the tube they come in, these backdrops are designed from material that is specifically made to lay flat. This means you'll have the perfect background EVERY time!
These are so easy to lay out and photograph on with on your iPhone or other camera!
Are you still looking for that AWESOME, wow gift for your teen? If so, The CINEMOOD Portable Movie Theater is it!
Bring the magic of the holidays to life on the big screen with educational Disney content and your favorite shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime, AmebaTV and YouTube - all from the palm of your hand.
This pocket-sized projector is a parenting game changer that everyone will enjoy, no matter what age they are.
A world of content at your fingertips as it comes with built-in access to leading subscription-based streaming platforms and popular kid-friendly content.
CINEMOOD comes packed with endless hours of fun cartoons, e-books, and more. The pre-loaded parent-curated library has no commercials and includes more than 120 hours of of pre-loaded, kid-friendly reading and educational content! SERIOUSLY, how awesome is that!? Plus, you can also bring your own content to the big screen!
Upload and play your own content with 16GB of internal memory, helping you to create memories that will last a lifetime. You can also easily show your family and friends videos and photos from your phone on a big screen of CINEMOOD. Get together to enjoy the warmest memories and mirror exactly what’s on your device’s screen - all with Screen Mirroring.
The CINEMOOD even gives the eyes and brain a break, eliminating blue light, and providing a safer viewing experience than tablets, and TVs.
It is never too early, or too late, to invest in your child's future. This holiday season, consider giving your teen something that they will NEED, versus something that they just want at the moment. Consider investing in your teen's future with Acorns.
Acorns make it easy to automatically invest spare change from everyday purchases, or set it and forget it with recurring investments. It takes under 3 minutes to set your teen up for financial success. Be sure to check out their website for all of the information and details.
Hoverboards are huge right now! If you're anything like me, you spent a good part of your teenage years wishing for a hovercraft of your own -thanks Back to the Future! Make your teen's wishes come true this year with this sweet Hoverboard from Razor!
The Razor Hovertrax Prizma Hoverboard has colorful LED lighted wheel hubs and front-facing light bars to create a prism of color wherever your teen decides to hover.
At speeds of up to 9 miles per hour and 40 minutes of continuous use before it needs to be recharged, your teen will have hours of endless, colorful fun on this Hoverboard!
The fun is nonstop as kids can challenge a friend in this 2-game option play. Start as a beginner and leave the moving hoops motor off for an easy straight shot or choose the advance mode to shoot for the moving hoops for a bigger challenge!
How many shots can you sink in 60 seconds?
GAME FEATURES INCLUDE:
Motorized hoops move side to side for added excitement
Spring-shooters swivel so you can score from any angle
LED scoring automatically tracks the action
Real stadium sounds make you feel like you’re in the game
Check out the new bird in town with this Zing Go Go RC Flyer! Just gently toss the flying toy bird and it starts to fly immediately.
The flapping wings make it look like a real bird in flight. Plus it has the unique feature that it can fly in the opposite direction when an obstacle is too close.
It also features 7 bright colors to make flying at night fun.
With integrating bionics, AI, aerodynamics, and precision machinery technology, the Go Go Bird flying toy offers you an amazing remote-control and auto flying experience. It can even fly up to 200 feet away!
Check out this portable speaker from POW Audio, a small speaker with a big sound! This portable speaker features a WaveBloom audio expansion chamber which really amps up the sound! Plus it has an omnidirectional sound output which makes it perfect when listening to music with friends or while being active. The teen in your life will LOVE the sound produced as well as the ease and portability of the Una X.
We have this speaker in our house and we love it! The Una X pairs with just about any Bluetooth device with the touch of a button. It has 16 hours of playtime and is water-resistant, which is perfect since my favorite place to use it is when I am in the shower. -Mariah
The Adventure Force Frantic Fury is a clip fed, rapid fire dart blaster that will help you complete your next attack mission without having to stop and reload.
It comes with a flip clip that when one 10 count dart clip runs out, it will flip it around for another 10 count dart clip!
This blaster also comes with an illuminated, battery operated scope featuring a flip up screen. Now you'll be able to find your target distance using the reticle light and hit your target up to 100 feet away!
This blaster is the perfect choice for a dart war!
The teen years are a great time to learn a musical instrument. I (Janessa) played the piano myself in my teens and really enjoyed playing. This Casio keyboard is a great beginner's keyboard.
The ultra-compact LK-S250 lets you make music wherever and whenever you want. Just pop in six AA batteries, grab the built-in carrying handle and take your keyboard anywhere you want to go!
The LK-S250 features 61 full-size touch-responsive keys with Casio key lighting system, making learning your favorite songs easier than ever. With 60 built-in songs and a voice-guided step-up lesson system, you’ll be sounding great in no time. Explore 400 great sounding tones and 77 accompaniment rhythms, Plus 10 types of reverb to add depth. The LK-S250 is easy and fun to play thanks to its LCD display and intuitive controls like the “My setup” button, which quickly recalls your favorite sounds and settings. Dance music Mode lets you easily create and remix EDM tracks. Select a style, and use the keys to trigger drum loops, basslines, synth parts, effects, transitions and more. Use the built-in speakers to share with friends, or plug in headphones for quiet play at any time. Connect to the free Chordata play iOS/Android app And take your music further, learning how to play your favorite songs from downloaded MIDI files. The class-compliant USB port connects to any Mac/PC/iOS/Android device with no drivers needed.
This keyboard also comes with a power cord and a music stand.
Looking for a unique comforter that you won't find anywhere else? Then Redbubble has it! This awesome Night Sky Galaxy Comforter features the stars like you've never seen before....and they'll be right on your bed!
This comforter features a vivid, full color print on the front and crisp white on the back. It's available in multiple sizes from twin to king and is a great choice for both teen boys as well as teen girls.
Redbubble is the global online marketplace that brings together independent artists who create and sell unique designs on 120+ everyday products — from masks & stickers, to home decor, clothing, puzzles + much more. Shoppers can select from 28 million+ designs, so there’s something for everyone.
Teens can take aim at the target with swinging target flaps or switch it on and go for the hover target balls. Can they go a perfect 5-for-5? It's a challenge they'll be taking every time their friends are over!
Shoot for the bullseye or aim at the hover targets
Target balls hover on a cushion of air
Comes complete with 1 slide action shotgun, 1 hover target, 5 target balls, & 6 safety foam rounds
Got a gamer? They are going to love this top-of-the-line wired headset!
The GSP 601 is the latest color variant in the EPOS portfolio of high-end audio products dedicated to gaming. The GSP 600 Series is designed for the gamer that accepts no compromise in the quality and performance of their gaming accessories. GSP 601 comes in clean, crisp white, with both white and contrasted bronze-colored cover plates.
These headphones are compatible with Mac OSX, PS5, Xbox Series X, PC / Soft phone, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.
My favorite feature is the lift-to-mute boom arm that adjusts so you get the best voice pick up position.
The chess pieces and board are all wooden, handcrafted, and top-quality — which makes every game more appealing and exciting for all ages.
Storage will also not be a problem with this magnetized wooden chess game set as pieces store easily inside!
Chess is not known as the “game of kings” for nothing. Rulers of empires and kingdoms from ancient years had high regard for the game of chess as they saw how the game was fitting practice on their strategy and forecasting skills. They had to be on top of their game on these areas as they always had to deal with relevant challenges and with other monarchs and leaders of other empires.
Tile Up is a fiendishly clever strategy game that captures attention of players everywhere.
Players work to try scoring points by creating shapes out of their tiles that match goal cards. This sounds easy enough, right? Not so fast! You can only place tiles on top of other tiles if the two tiles are different colors and the tile on top has a lower number than the tiles it is covering.
The player with the most points at the end of the game, when the four corners of the game board have been covered with tiles, wins!
This officially licensed Superman t-shirt recreates the look of the Kryptonian hero's famous costume in black. Let me tell you, this shirt looks GREAT!
The Man of Steel's iconic logo is distressed for a well-worn look that teens love. And don't forget, Sheldon Cooper wore this memorable tee on "The Big Bang Theory" in the Season 4 episode "The Zazzy Substitution."
Designed to be unisex, it's a great option for boys and girls!
I know we've shown you quite a few dart blaster options already, but if your teen is a fan of The Walking Dead, then he needs his own The Walking Dead Rick's Shotgun Dart Blaster!
The Walking Dead Rick's Shotgun is your classic weapon of choice when joining Rick Grimes and his team of survivors. The side by side, double barrel dart blaster features realistic break action and shell ejection, plus a secret storage compartment for extra ammo. With the ability to blast two darts up to 35 feet, one at a time or both simultaneously, you can take out the Walkers from a safe distance.
Once you have Rick's Shotgun, you're going to need Andrea's Rifle to go along with it and luckily Buzz Bee Toys has you covered!
This clip-fed bolt action dart blaster comes with a detachable scope plus a secret storage compartment for extra ammo! With the ability to blast up to 100 feet, you can take out the Walkers from a safe distance. Included with this blaster is a scope, 8 long-distance darts and a dart clip.
As a skilled artisan, you will use tools-of-the-trade and some careful planning to construct a stained glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia game.
Players will take turns drafting glass pieces, represented by dice; carefully choosing where to place each one in their window.
The windows have unique color and shade requirements and similar dice may never be adjacent so placing each consecutive die is more challenging than the last.
Fortunately, you’ll have just the right tools to help you through! Gain prestige by adapting to the preferences of your fickle admirers, and of course, by adding your own artistic flair while completing your glass masterpiece in the game of Sagrada.
Experience indoor table tennis with an official, professional-quality folding table tennis table that opens and stays flat with no dips.
This is a great game to bring the whole family together as well as entertain your teens and their friends. Play a tournament or just for fun, but either way, everyone will be having a great time! The halves easily fold for single player practice as well as nest together for storage and portable rolling.
A great addition to any family playing area, basement, garage, rec room, or man cave - this table tennis table is built to last. Both kids and adults will enjoy playing together for hours at a time which means this is one gift that will bring years of entertainment and family bonding!
Just fill the 12 round dart belt with darts and load it into the blaster; pull back the top handle and squeeze the trigger to launch your dart up to 80 feet.
This awesome dart blaster includes one 12 round dart belt that will keep you in the action longer so you can get on the offense against your friends. The dart belt is adjustable for various lengths so you can customize your round size.
Now more than ever we want to keep our kids healthy, which seems extra hard this holiday season. Consider giving your teen an immune boost with Zahler's ImmunAbreve. It is a supplement that can be taken as needed when one is feeling unwell to help support the immune system and give it a quick boost.
Zahler's ImmunAbreve is a supplement that is rich in antioxidants and contains high doses of Vitamin C, as well as other immune-building herbs such as Elderberry Extract and more. This powerful immune booster supports the body’s natural defense system and provides the body with important nutritional factors that support a healthy immune system and general wellness.
Check out Zahler's website to see why Zahler's vitamins and supplements are a great option for supporting your family's health all year long!
Are you shopping for a picky teenager who is the 'hard to shop for' type of teen? Someone that is "too cool" for a kid's gift, but still needs something to open on Christmas morning. Check out Sunski sunglasses, they are perfect for the teen in your life.
Sunski has tons of styles and if you are willing to get a little help from your teen, you can even have them use the "virtual try-on" feature to make sure you buy the perfect pair! Ps. They even have blue light glasses. Be sure to check them out.
My daughter would love the WeSC On-Ear Headphones for Christmas .I like the color and Bluetooth version: 4.2 with 7-9 hrs play time too.
Friday 18th of December 2020
Teens are definitely the most challenging to buy for but there are so many possibilities on this list. I like the choice of games and could see the Glow Brite one being very popular.
Tuesday 15th of December 2020
Love the idea of including a jump start kit as a gift for teens. My driving-aged-son has a similar one on his Christmas wishlist! So practical and useful!
Thursday 10th of December 2020
I love the Faith and Love necklace
Wednesday 9th of December 2020
I like the WORX Multi-Function Jump Starter w/LED Lights. Having that in the car makes me feel they are a little safer.
Hi! I'm Janessa and I started Thrifty Nifty Mommy in 2010 after the birth of my first child. Over the years Thrifty Nifty Mommy has expanded to a team of 4 writers. Click the "About" tab to learn more about my family and the other writers at Thrifty Nifty Mommy.
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