October 2nd, 2018 | Updated on November 9th, 2020
If you thought teenagers are notoriously complex to shop for, they are. They are in a stage in life, when pampering them can be a challenging feat.
Teenagers are in an age when they begin to lose their fascination with that big man in the red suit. Yet, they do not fail to soak into the festivity of the season. They love fun and they enjoy the Christmas spirit.
Teens are neither the kids nor the adults. They are at crossroads.
You may even feel like you are in a trap, set to fail. But you don’t need to worry. What we have here is a kind of cheat sheet that has in it something or the other to fancy the interest of your teenage child.
This well researched list will help you narrow down your choice. Some or the other present listed here will certainly add spark to even the grumpiest kid.
You will find here a well researched eclectic list from beauty products to tech gadgets to suit the taste of teenagers across gender.
Scroll down for 20 gifts for teens this Christmas :
1. Nail Buffer & Polisher Electric Nail File system
This nail polisher is specially equipped with nanoscale sponge powder head that the green sanding head smoothes rough nails, and the white polishing head makes nails brighter.
The electric manicure tool uses long-lasting Li-ion battery that can be charged by USB cable, you can charge anywhere by phone or car charger, computer, power bank. This electric nail file and buffer is portable and especially suitable for carrying around.
Review: Glenn Reyes
This will be one of my favorite purchases. I’ll be honest I would never have thought of getting this before COVID-19 but it just is super easy and gets the job done. One of the tools you can even get the gel off your nails which I find amazing! It doesn’t take batteries , it’s USB chargeable which is awesome. Read Full Review…
2. ZHOPPY Night Light Bluetooth Speakers, Touch Control Bedside Lamp Portable Table Lamp Color LED Outdoor Speaker Light Music Player Birthday Gifts
Zhoppy Touch Control Color LED Night Light / Bluetooth Speaker Lamp is made up of durable ABS plastic and silicon material which is effectively resistant against impact and breakage. Designed to complement nearly any decor, this multipurpose wireless table lamp will enhance and compliment any location you place it. It is a perfect gift option for any occasions.
The colour LED lamp can be controlled by touching the speaker mesh. The lamp is default as warm white mode when power on. Touch and hold the speaker mesh with your finger can switch between colour mode and warm white light modes.
Review: Jessica Hutcherson
This speaker is really unique! I am a college student and am planning to use this all the time in my dorm! The sound is really amazing for its size. also, I really love the colors!
The lamp setting is great for the times I need to study, and the color settings are great for just having fun or relaxing. Just recieved this product last week or so and I’ve had no issues with it. Read Full Review…
3. Digital Alarm Clock with Nightlight
The alarm clock’s 0.7-inch green LED display makes it easy to read the numbers that indicate the exact time of day (or night). All it takes is a glance—effortlessly check the time, even when half asleep.
No need to worry if the power goes out during the night. A backup battery system keeps the alarm clock up and running, ensuring the time remains accurate and the alarm reliably goes off at the pre-set time.
Review: Chasing Phalanx
Hubby and I have two different alarm clocks, and his started experiencing issues lately (not going off, going off randomly or at the wrong times, it was actually kind of hilarious). I bought this for him mostly because it was cheap and I liked the battery back-up idea. It’s a lot smaller than I anticipated, but that’s not a bad thing at all. It has all the buttons you could need and a nice crisp green display. It’s bright enough to read during day/night but not too bright that we have to cover it with a T-shirt like the old one (that one’s bright light kept me up at night!). Read Full Review…
4. Hair Chalk 16 Colors with 6 Metallic
Hair Chalks are a great way to try out a new hair color temporarily without having to commit to actually dyeing it. Its temporary and washes out with normal shampoo so its a great way to try out fun colors. Mosaiz 16 Colors comes with natural colors and 6 metallics. Great for parties, clubbing, festivals, cosplay, themed party, facepaint party, stage performance, parade or other.
Suitable for testing out hair colors before applying permanent hair dye. Great for parties, clubbing, festivals, cosplay, Easter gift, themed party, face and hair painting party, stage performance, Christmas make up, xmas stuffer filler or top gift for children, teens and adults.
I was very happy with the hair chalk pens. They apply easy, clean off easy and the colors show up very well on medium to light hair. I used the lighter colors on my darker hair kids and it worked as well, you could see the shimmer/sparkles in it. My son loves to get his hair colored and I get many compliments on his Mohawk. If getting their hair wet it will run but I haven’t had problems with staining. Read Full Review…
5. Hanging Toiletry Bag – Large Capacity Travel Bag for Women and Men
this practical large cosmetic organizer also makes a great jewelry bag, travel makeup bag and overnight toiletry kit; ideal for camping, gym, business travel, vacation and more; great gift idea for men, women, boys, girls, teens and kids.
I bought these toiletry bags for me and my husband for our upcoming trip. They are really stylish and made of a quality material that looks very sturdy.
The size is just right to have enough space for all the cosmetics while still taking a limited space in the travel bag. I’m extremely happy with my purchase and I would definitely recommend this item! Read Full Review…
6. Star and Moon Starlight Projector Bedside Lamp
The ZHOPPY Stars and Moon Starlight Projector Night Light Bedside Lamp create an awesome and relaxing environment for your little child during night time.
3 simple buttons allow you to choose your favorites combination of warm light, blue light, green light, red light as you wish. The star light is projected by 4 LED beads which is safe. It is bright enough to showing on the ceiling and wall while not too bright to affect sleeping.
Review: Michelle DiAntonio
Amazing so many stars and takes either batteries or charger (cord is super short) changes colors spins my daughter loves it we have the VICKS stary night humidifier and it crapsnon that as far as the star show. Def ordering for my son when he’s bigger. Read Full Review…
7. EzyRoller Classic Ride On
This machine is for EzyRolling Ninjas. This is the machine that started a movement: the original authentic EzyRoller Classic. It’s the genuine article, extendable to allow kids from 4 to 14 and even small adults to curve their way. Pump your feet back and forth on the feet bars to rocket yourself forward. You will be addicted to the motion!
The middle bar extends to perfectly fit your kid’s leg length. Two extensions are included in the box to grow with the rider. An easy access side brake makes for quick stops and rad drifting action.
Love this! This is my second one. I will purchase one for each grandchild. They are very durable and quiet. They are low to the ground so there is no fear of falling. They have easy to add adaptable bars to add length as a child grows.
I bought my first one for a three year old granddaughter that is now eight. When she comes over it isn’t long before I see her zipping out of the room that it’s stored in. Gives the kids some fun activity for rain and snow days. They zip around the kitchen island and around the dining table. It gets the kids to engage with each other. They store easily upright and the kids can easily get them out. Read Full Review…
8. Natural Bath Bombs Set
There are Six Different Colors in Each Box: including Summer Dream – Yellow, Orange and Blue, rich in Rose essential oil; Morning Rose – Yellow and Redrich in Rose essential oil & special essence; Ocean Pearl – Blue and White rich in Mint essential oil; Good Night – Purple and Green rich in Lavender essential oil ; Rainforest – Yellow and Green rich in Lemon essential oil & special essence ; Lovely Cupid – red, white and green rich in Lemon essential oil & milk essence.
Review: Kindle Customer
I originally bought these because the tiny people I made decided a cleanliness revolt was in order and stopped bathing. In order to stop the night terrors I bough one expensive bath bomb. This was enough to make bath time a magical time of mermaids and foam.
However, it was an expensive fix and mayhem and debt ensued. Obviously I had to find an alternative before they go so dirty that people began to notice, or the neighbors called about the screaming. Read Full Review…
9. Unicorn Snot Pixie Approved Vegan and Cruelty Free Glitter Lip Gloss, Set
Pixie Approved. Made with a lightweight oil-based formula and scented like cotton candy, Unicorn Snot Lip Gloss gives your smile an extra sparkle.
Wear it Out. Pair it with your favorite lipstick or wear it on its own for a high-gloss shine. Designed in Brooklyn. Made in Taiwan.
Review: Secret Squirrel
My daughter loves this. It is not overly purple but just a nice glossy sparkle with a hint of purple that is super cute!!! And it is actually not sticky like other lip gloss with glitter…will buy again for others in my family. Read Full Review…
10. Telephoto Lens with Tripod for iPhone
6X high-power phone telephoto lens is latest version fixed lens. This is adjustable for the objective , not only easily adjust the focus of the lens by rotating the focus ring to bring those long distance scenes into clear images without any dark, it also can work as a monocular telescope.
36x telephoto lens bring around 8000M far away subjects closer, make your phone produces close-ups and long-range shots without compromising image quality, can also be used as a standalone telescopic lens to help you view distant objects, ideal for camping, sporting events, moon observing, bird watching, fishing, hiking, golf, concerts and travelling.
Review: Nathalie Marie
Let me start off with the cons of this product, when i first got it and tried attaching it to my phone it was super challenging because it wont screw on so i have to use one of the pieces to have it tight on. sometimes it will work or sometimes itll just slip away from the telescope making it
challenging to take pictures.
Originally i wanted this to take pictures of the moon and moon observe. The wuality of pictures is a 5 out of 10 but seeing it in person was great! Read Full Review…
11. Nutty Toys Squishy Cat Set
These 2 baby kittens are great fun to play with and will keep the kids FOCUSED and RELAXED saying goodbye to boredom, anxiety or nail biting while also giving you some well deserved time to breath. Squishes make top notch party favor goody bags, pinata fillers, white elephant gifts, easter egg, secret santa & hottest basket stuffings for boys and girls.
Review: Shawn Moore
I did not read the full description or look at the pics before purchase. The pictures clearly show the dimensions and how they fit in a small child’s hands. The seller reached out to me and was very considerate and wanted my experience with their product to be the best. Sounds like good folks and if you want small squishes I would recommend. In fact, my wife just let me know my daughter and her cousin love these small squishes. That’s all that matters. Read Full Review…
12. Backpack 3 Piece Set Lunch Box Pen Box for Teens
The three-piece material is made of polyester. Durable backpack with padded straps ,moisture-resistant lining, and mesh side pocket, Two padded, adjustable shoulder straps and a padded back provide a comfortable wear. There have 1 double zipped compartment + 1 mesh side pocket + utensils strap inside ,one side mesh pockets can put your bottler umbrella or other accessories.
My daughter was looking for a backpack for school with a wolf on it. She is in love with this backpack and its comes with everything she will need. The quality is good and it can actually fit everything she needs. Read Full Review…
13. Fayland Women Teens Girls Leather Backpacks Purses Convertible Shoulder Bag
It is quite roomy and plenty of space to carry all you daily essentials. It is advertised as a girl’s schoolbag however it is stylish and roomy enough for various ages. This bag is the perfect size to carry around everything you could need for a little day trip to an amusement park or the city.
Review: Niki Niang
Nice bag, still holding on. My daughter has had it for about 2 months now putting all her daily needs & wants in the bag and it hasn’t fallen apart. Nicely made. Read Full Review…
14. LEGO Tower Bridge 10214
Build The Famous London Tower Bridge With A Real Working Drawbridge! Includes 4 miniature vehicles: a black taxi, a red double-decker bus, a yellow truck, and a green car. Lego Creator Expert building toys are compatible with all Lego construction sets for creative building.
I really enjoyed constructing this Lego set. My only knock would be that the bags aren’t numbered. As such, one must spend a good deal of time sorting the 4000+ pieces prior to construction.
I assumed the “expert” level designation was referring to building skill not sorting. Also I was shorted about six pieces that were meant for the suspension cables. Read Full Review…
15. Coolbaby Handheld Game Console with Free 10000 Games
Large clearfull color TFT LCD screen with 16:9 display scale. Double protection with scratchproof and anti-fall, brings exciting gaming experience and better eye protection. You can select “Save Game” to save at most 6 game progresses per game. Don’t worry about the game is interrupted suddenly to make you start again.
Review: Gordon berry
Very happy with this purchase, and more importantly, so is my 12 year old step son. (He received it as a Christmas present). I was a little surprised that it was the Coolbaby RS01, but it is essentially the same unit as the one pictured in the seller’s ad. Looks similar to a PSP, came loaded with over 9,500 games (some duplicates, but no biggie!). Read Full Review…
16. Giant Balloon Animal Pool Float
This pool float is sized for big fun in any pool, plus it can be used at the beach and lake, too! It holds up to 200 lbs so you can be bobbing to the rhythm of the waves all day long.You can take all of that clowning around to the pool with the BigMouth Inc. Giant Balloon Animal Pool Float. Measuring over 5 feet long, you’ll be the envy of the party.
Review: Rory and Sophie
This big inflatable is nothing short of adorable. With the help of a small electric inflator he was blown up and in the pool, it’s been over a week and the valves are holding tight and no added air has been needed. The wind sends him sniffing all over the pool, and gusts even make his tail wag. He is wonderful and well designed. We named ours Jeff in honor of Jeff Koons. Please make some in blue, silver and gold. Thanks for a quality product that brings a big smile. Read Full Review…
17. QQcute Bath Bombs Gift Set, 18 Family Spa Vegan Lush Fizzies with Natural Essential Oils
Premium Value: Blended with 8 different natural essential oils, this bath bomb kit contains 8 big size balls 3oz, 10 small size balls 2.5oz and 3 flowery bath salts packs, ideal for natural healing and relaxation. Great Mother’s Day Gifts
Review: Amazon Customer
individually wrapped and the kids love them. They are a pain to unwrap but anything for the kids right. They have different sizes but mostly the size around a golf ball (bigger, not smaller). Read Full Review…
18. Cute Animal Socks Cotton Cat Dog Duck Patterned Novelty Fun Crew Socks
These can be worn for many different occasions, everything from simple home wear and office outfit to outdoor activities. Great socks often make great gifts. No need to look any further than KONY’s premium quality socks for your beloved’s birthday, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc.
Review: Judy D.
These socks are absolutely awesome! I try to plan my wardrobe around the colors so I can wear them as many days a week as possible and with the colors they come in, that is pretty easy. The fit is great as they aren’t too high or too low. As soon as I put the first pair on I knew I had finally found the perfect socks. They are soft, very comfortable and people tend to notice the cute cat face peeking out from the heel of my shoe and comment on it regularly. Read Full Review…
19. Fuzion Z300 Pro Scooter Complete
Best scooter for Beginner to the Intermediate rider. Your riding keeps getting better, so get the scooter that takes you to the next level. You just can’t beat the Fuzion Z300 Pro Scooter.
Review: Christie DeCapite
Amazing product, very smooth and virtually silent. The only downside is that this scooter has a heavy deck, so if you are interested in one that can be moved or maneuvered very quickly, this one might not meet your needs. Read Full Review…
20. Wooden Hand Crank Music Box
This is a magical music world. Built-in high-quality music movement, turning the handle, it can play beautiful sounds of music, let you enjoy the melody – “Fly Me To The Moon”. In addition, it can be with you quietly, bringing you a warm atmosphere, so that you will no longer feel lonely.
If you advocate a simple decoration style, be sure to prepare some wooden decorations, such as this music box. It can be given to friends, lovers, family, women,boys and girls on birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas.
Review: Sonia Lara
Perfect Christmas gift for the little builder in our family, was the one Christmas gift little cousin couldn’t put down and was excited to show everyone the gift he had received. If you’re looking for a perfect hobby or distraction to get kids off their phones or videogame systems. Read Full Review…