Absolute Gifts for Teens in 2021

The gifts below will get your wheels turning on the perfect pick. From no-fail tech gifts to cozy wardrobe staples and cute stocking stuffers, shop the 41 best gifts for teens that are worthy of a shout-out on their social media app of choice.

Dimmable 50 Photo Clips String Lights

Do you know a teen whose favorite pastime is snapping photos on a Polaroid or disposable camera? This string-light setup will let them keep all of their treasured memories on display at home.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer

Throw in this photo printer to help them bring all of their favorite iPhone shots into the 3D and up on the wall. The gadget is 2021’s answer to the old- school instant camera.

Chunks Check Claw, Green/White

Surprise! Claw clips are back and better than ever, and you can count on putting a smile on the teen girl’s face with the help of this bold green checkerboard design.

Little Words Project Sis Bracelet

Deck out their wrist with this joyful beaded bracelet that will remind them of their lifelong right-hand woman.

Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer

With this cute mini fridge, they can keep their Topo Chico and their favorite sheet masks nice and cool for optimal enjoyment, even in small spaces (like a dorm room). It’s the coolest gift—literally.

Rolling Stones Live At Hyde Park Long Sleeve Raglan Tee

A relaxed everyday ’fit for the teen who can never get enough sounds from the ’70s, this retro band tee is destined to become their favorite cozy staple.

Birthdate Candle

Gift them a candle featuring a delicious scent representative of their birth date, complete with fun facts about their astrological sign.

Zoe Schlacter Peaks & Valleys Blanket

Got a future art student on your list? Bless their bed with this eye-catching throw that doubles as an art piece. I mean, we dare you to stop staring.

Starbucks Gift Cards (4-Pack)

Whether they’re obsessed with the Pink Drink, iced matcha, or something else—a good ol’ fashioned Starbucks gift card is bound to come in handy.

& Other Stories Fuzzy Mohair Beanie

Can you really go wrong with a quality beanie for the cold season ahead? Nope.

Night Lights Bluetooth Speaker

Always here for a cool gift that does it all? This night light is also a Bluetooth speaker, so they can use it to make calls and play music, in addition to creating ample vibes with LED lights in every color of the rainbow.

Roam Fuzzy Sliders

No winter wardrobe is complete without a fuzzy slipper, and this stylish design is ideal for someone who shamelessly rocks sandals with socks.

Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen Set

Is the teen on your list obsessed with making their room as cool and cozy as possible? Put their Netflix account to good use with a home theater courtesy of this affordable projector from Urban Outfitters.

Astrology for Teens: Understanding Your Relationship to the Universe by Discover Press

If their For You page is full of astro content, help them dive deeper into all things zodiac with this teen-friendly book that will deem them the resident astrologist of their friend group in no time.

Skims Cozy Knit Pants

Even if they’re not a fan of the Kardashians, they’ll immediately fall in love with these crazy-plush sweatpants from KKW’s Skims.

Museum of Peace & Quiet Grey h2go Rincon Bottle (550 ml)

You know how teens just want to be left alone? This water bottle will do the talking for them, while also keeping them hydrated.

Love With Food Snack Box

Snacks are always a good idea, and this curated box of organic, all-natural treats can arrive at their doorstep once a month, so prepare to be deemed gifter of the year. What’s more? For every snack box the company delivers, one meal will be donated to an American family in need through a partnership with Feeding America.

Slip Pure Silk Skinny Hair Tie Nightlife Holiday Bauble

Everybody knows hair ties have a way of disappearing into the black hole in the corner of the room, so stock them up with these pretty satin scrunchies that will keep their strands secure and protected thanks to the silky-smooth texture.

Brilliant Ideas Sunset Lamp

With this dreamy sunset lamp, the homebody can create a sunset in their space for an immersive, atmospheric look that’s definitely worth posting to the ’gram.

Studio Palu Triple Wavy Mug, Pink

The perfect gift (also in orange, blue or green) for the coffee lover who adores joyful homewares, especially whimsical ceramics.

Patagonia Digital Gift Card

Considering its efforts to positively impact communities and the environment, it’s no surprise Patagonia is one of Gen Z’s favorite brands. And whether they’re preparing an excursion into nature or heading off to romp around a city, the activewear brand has them covered with on-trend, well-made styles.

Cremate London Ssense Exclusive Green Hippy Daisy Incense Stand

The person who loves incense and handmade wares will appreciate this unique oxidized flower stand, also available in black and cream.

Alfred Matcha Gift Set

The matcha devotee can save money spent at the local café, thanks to this aesthetically pleasing set from L.A.’s Alfred Tea.

Apple AirTag

The last thing they need when Mom actually agrees to let them take the car is to misplace the keys, and this AirTag will have the new driver ready to hit the road when the opportunity strikes.

Milkbar Assorted Cookie Tin

Ideal for the sweets lover who has a trip to New York City on their 2022 agenda, these cookies from MilkBar will tide them over until spring break.

Fatboy Lazmac Inflatable Chair

At-home hangs will be taken to new heights if this blow-up chair is involved, trust.

Free People Double U Candlestick Holder

A clear pick for your 19-year-old cousin who’s well on their way to becoming a lifestyle influencer. Thank us later.

Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash in Refillable Glass

The environmentally conscious shopper is about to meet their new favorite body wash: A planet-friendly formula that smells even better than the packaging looks.

Dyson Prussian Blue Supersonic Hair Dryer Gift Edition

Prepare for an influx of emoji-filled texts after bestowing upon them this high- end special edition diffuser, which is the undefeated gold standard of blow- dryers.

Brushean Makeup-Brush Sanitizer

One of the sneakiest causes of acne is dirty makeup brushes, and this high-tech sanitizer disinfects using UV-C light that kills 99.9% of bacteria in just five minutes. No more cloudy mason jars in the sink.

Sounds Gua Sha, Amethyst

Lisa Says Gah! regularly delivers all of the vibes, and this face-sculpting tool is no exception. Prepare for the skin-care enthusiast on your list to become promptly obsessed.

Patchology Serve Chilled Rosé All Day Eye Gels (5-Pack)

Nothing says college applications season like lack of sleep, and these aesthetic undereye patches will help them feel revived when they’re in the thick of it.

Apple 10.2-Inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB

With a shiny new iPad, they’ll be able to stay on top of their studies from wherever they are. No more lugging their laptop and charger around everywhere! (Throw in a pair of Apple AirPods Pro to go the extra mile.)

The Elder Statesman Multicolor Hand-Crocheted Hacky Sacks

The teen who wishes they could transport back to the ’90s can get cool-kid points (and a break from the Nintendo Switch screen) with these decorative hackey sacks. [*Remembers the good ol’ days.*]

Lixirskin Good Skin Trio Mini Set

If they’re a sucker for all things mini, this skin-care trio is a cute pick. It’s got cleanser that doubles as a mask, moisturizer, and Vitamin C paste—all wrapped up in perfectly vibe-y packaging.

Meet the ultimate gift for the mani lover on your list: The nail-care essentials box for a salon-worthy creations at home, featuring nine festive hues for a dazzling NYE look.

Red (Taylor’s Version) 4XLP by Taylor Swift

They say Olivia Rodrigo is Gen Z’s Taylor Swift, but the truth is that teen Swifties do exist. The music lover who proudly blasts the icon’s discography from the rooftops definitely needs her latest, buzzy vinyl featuring a brand-new version of Red.

Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Hand Cream (30 ml)

A pretty and practical gift for the person who doesn’t let winter stop them from being on the go. No dry, cracked hands found here!

Beauty Washing Machine

For that teenage girl who has every makeup product under the sun, chances are they don’t have a makeup-sponge-washing machine. The handy tool is a great gift for the beauty-obsessed teen who struggles to keep her sponges spick-and-span.

Roxanne Assoulin Color Cut Paste Coloring Kit

If you’re gifting a younger teen or tween with an eye for design, they can hone their craft with this coloring set that will help them imagine what their very own jewelry line might look like. Watch out, Etsy!

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