15 Wonderful Gifts That Teenagers Will Actually Love

Updated on January 18th, 2019

Teenagers can be notoriously difficult to buy for. Earn some brownie points with your favorite angsty teen by surprising them with an item from this guide of gifts teenagers will actually like.

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In this varied list you’ll find awesome Generation-Z-approved goodies that includes everything from excellent tech items like a smart basketball that tracks all your stats and Snapchat spectacles to give your loyal followers a full-access peak into your glamorous life, to more interesting items like genetic ancestry DNA test kit and touch screen gloves that keep your hands warm while allowing your phone to respond to your finger input.

1. Touch Screen Gloves

Keep your hands warm and toasty while retaining your god given right to text people using your phone. These touch screen gloves have a special material used on the tips of the fingers and thumb areas, allowing your phone to respond to your finger input.

Product Review: I live in Boston, MA and we have had the worst winter ever. These gloses aren’t every warm but do allow you to use your touch screen without taking your gloves off. For extra warmth I got an old pair of gloves, cut the finger tips off and put them over these gloves. Works perfectly!! Used on T-Mobiel G2, iPad, iPhone and T-Mobile Mytouch Slide. Available Here…Price is- $3.29

 

2. Glow In The Dark Hair Dye

Shine bright in the dead of night by giving yourself a makeover with this glow in the dark hair dye. This peroxide and ammonia-free vegan friendly dye comes in a range of vibrant colors that come to life under UV lighting.

Product Review: My hair grows super fast, so I’ve used one box per month for the past eight years or so. Coming up on 100 boxes used to date. I thought I’d try something different this summer, and regretted it. Came right back to this. When they stop making it, I might have to shave my head! Seriously, it is super easy to use, no objectionable odor, covers gray better than any I’ve tried, lasts a long time, and makes my hair look amazingly healthy. Available Here…Price is- $12.99

 

3. Avocado Tree Growing Kit

Keep a steady supply of fresh food at your home by growing your very own avocado tree using this simple kit. This small plastic gadget incorporates a hole at the center where you place an avocado pit to facilitate the germination process.

Product Review:  I’ve had my AvoSeedo floating in a bowl on my window sill for a month. The pit slowly split and now I have two small roots poking out through the bottom. It is so fun to see it growing week by week, and it really makes you appreciate the no-rush pace of nature. Every couple of weeks, I wash the bowl and sides of the AvoSeedo and refresh the water. I can’t wait to pot my first home-sprouted avocado plant! Available Here…Price is- $10.95

 

4. Polaroid Instant Print Camera

The awesome Polaroid Instant Print Camera makes sharing your photos remarkably easy. This trendy camera allows users to share media either physically or digitally so you can simultaneously post your latest masterpiece on Instagram and the fridge door!

Product Review:  I have always wanted a Polaroid Camera, and given that instant cameras are a trend again I decided to do a little research about them. I spent a few months comparing different models (the whole Fuji Instax line and the few that Polaroid was selling at the time) and I finally decided to buy this model (Polaroid Z2300). Available Here…Price is- $249.99

 

5. Smartphone Instant Film Printer

Share your narcissistic selfies on a whole new level with the smartphone instant film printer. This portable printer lets you instantly print the pictures you take with your smartphone, so all your friends can have their very own dick pic duck-face picture of you.

Product Review: The printer itself is easy to use and wonderful. It was a really smart decision to buy the printer over the Instax Fujifilm 8 camera because with the printer you use an app. In the app, you can use a picture from your gallery or newly taken pictures, it does not matter. You can also adjust the pictures as you want like adding filters, zooming, or brightness. Then you can also reprint the same picture to share with friends and family easily. The only thing is that you have to buy film separately and it operates using batteries. Get One…Price is- $157.80

 

6. Galaxy Bath Bomb

Make bath time go from ordinary to out of this world by sinking this galaxy bath bomb into lukewarm water. Shaped like the planet Saturn, the bath bomb features an intoxicating blackcurrant candy scent and is made using real popping candies to enhance the fizz.

Product Review:  This was my first bath bomb and I have to say that I really loved it! I was worried because of the hype surrounding bath bombs- what the Internet says tends to leave you underwhelmed when you see something yourself, but I wasn’t disappointed. I definitely see why people love these. It smells absolutely lovely and makes your skin feel so soft. I’ll definitely be buying this one again! Available Here…Price is- $22.99

 

7. Giant Strawberry Donut Pool Float

Satisfy your craving on a hot day with the donut pool float. Coated in a vibrant pink icing and topped with colorful sprinkles, this durable vinyl donut is just what you need to let your troubles melt away as you cool off and float in total relaxation.

Product Review:  I bought this because it’s cute, but now I really love. It’s my favorite pool float. It’s very sturdy but comes packaged in a tiny box. If you don’t inflate fully, the “bite” in it gets a little creasy, but you don’t want to over-inflate on your first time out with it. I like to use it in the pool almost like a kickboard for exercise too. The “bite” is also nice because it’s a little easier to get in and out that way, and you can pull up to a set of stairs or a rail a little bit closer, or pull your honey in to give them a kiss! Get One…Price is- $19.99

 

8. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Give pool and beach days an awesome soundtrack by blasting your music out of this waterproof Bluetooth speaker. It can go for 10 hours on a single charge, comes with a built-in Micro SD slot, and can be utilized as a handy speaker to make and receive calls.

Product Review:  The packaging, presentation are outstanding. The unit feels solid and not cheap at all. It produces very clean mids and highs, with good base response. Surprisingly loud. Also a surprise was it’s ability to access Siri. I don’t always have playlists ready; so it’s convenient to link to my phones music library before work and have it play a song stuck in my head. Available Here…Price is- $32.99

 

9. Portable Standalone Cinema Projector

Transform any room in your home into your private movie room using this portable standalone cinema projector. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, this wi-fi and Bluetooth enabled device can project a 150″ screen and has a 5 hour battery life.

Product Review:  We were looking for a lightweight portable projector that we could take with us in a bag or backpack and easily set it up. The CINEMOOD projector was recommended by a few people, so we looked at the specs and was really impressed by its capabilities. We were surprised that it was designed mainly for kids and came preloaded with shows and activities for them. Available Here…Price is- $399.99

 

10. Pizza Slice Pool Floats

Sizzle under the hot sun like a pepperoni broiling in the oven when you lay out on the pizza slice pool float. Upon inflation the warm and cheesy body will support your frame while the fluffy crust gently nestles your head.

Product Review:  My entire family and everyone who comes swimming in our pool loves the pizza raft! It is very large and you can easily fit two average sized adults on it. This raft arrived as described and it is very vibrant and colorful. The ‘crust’ portion of the raft is slightly elevated and perfect for resting your head on. It also has two cup holders which keep your drink stable even during periods of movement. Available Here…Price is- $54.99

 

11. Genetic Ancestry DNA Test Kit

Help uncover your genetic past from the comfort of home using the Ancestry DNA test kit. After submitting a saliva sample, the test utilizes the latest autosomal testing technology to uncover your ethnic mix across 26 regions worldwide.

Product Review:  I HIGHLY recommend this!!! Being adopted, I’ve always been curious about my background and AncestryDNA helped me figure it out easily! However, the best feature in my opinion is that they then provide with information about potential family members. Because of this feature, I was finally able to connect with my biological sister after 25 years of dreaming about doing so! That right there means that I will forever say that AncestryDNA is worth every single penny and definitely earns and deserves 5 stars!!! Available Here…Price is- $78.99

 

12. Professional Smartphone Camera Lens

Instantly turn your smartphone into the professional quality camera you’ve always wanted using this specialized camera lens. The lens easily attaches to your phone and features up to 1/16,000 second shutter speed at 10 frames per second.

Product Review:  The short of it: So far so good. Nice camera but very rough first time customer experience. I searched far and wide on the Internet for information on how to operate this, and found very little. So, after hours of trial and error, I think I finally got things figured out. And that’s why I write this review– so others don’t have to go through the miserable customer journey I’ve had. Available Here…Price is- $299.00

 

13. Screenholder Shower Curtain

Watch, play, and listen to your phone or tablet by placing them inside this screenholder shower curtain. It comes outfitted with several waterpoof pockets so that you can do everything from watching Netflix to posting inappropriate selfies on Snapchat.

Product Review:  This was such a cool idea, a novelty family Christmas gift. I had to try it out. It works okay, definitely cool for listening to music on your phone in the shower, as well as being able to answer your phone. I installed it around January 1st, and the most-used pocket on it has broken already, mid-February. It’s cool, but so far it doesn’t look like it’s super durable. I’m glad I didn’t pay more for it. Get One…Price is- $24.95

 

14. Smart Basketball

Track your stats just like the professionals do when you ball it up with the smart basketball. It works on any regulation hoop and tracks things like makes, misses, and field goal percentage so you can hone your skills and improve your game.

Product Review:  Works well but it isn’t perfect. It can be dead when dribbled if it hits the floor wrong. It is ever so slightly different in weight from a regular ball. Can’t tell it until you have shot with it for 30 minutes and then switch to a conventional ball. Available Here…Price is- $199.99

 

15. Unicorn Horn Makeup Brushes

Add a little whimsy to your makeup routine by applying your cosmetics with these unicorn horn makeup brushes. Each brush in this unicorn horn 10-piece set features a flurry of incredibly vibrant pastel colors that match the vibrant carrying case.

Product Review:  Honestly it took me a week and half to use these because THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I couldn’t even bring myself to dirty them with makeup. But then I finally did. AND THEY ARE AMAZING. HEAVENLY. Seriously they apply makeup so well it is insane. I have never experienced a brush this nice before and I own $100 brush sets. No joke. I expected these to be sub par since they were so inexpensive. Available Here…Price is- $10.99

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