Finding gifts for teens and tweens can be a struggle. They’re increasingly independent and have specific interests that don’t necessarily include you (or interests you don’t understand—ahem, TikTok). So if you’re feeling lost when it comes to your teen or tween this year, we’ve rounded up some great options to gift this holiday season.
For your teen that loves all things beauty and skincare, try one of Lush’s bath time bundles. With all-natural and cruelty-free ingredients, Lush champions the sustainable, prepacked holiday gifts. And whether you choose a set of two or 10, there’s a gift for your tweens up to your oldest teens. // $42.95
Have an athletic teenager? Try these sneakers from Allbirds—made from renewable materials like eucalyptus tree fibers, recycled water bottle shoelaces and sugarcane midsoles. They’re stylish, comfortable and come in both men’s and women’s sizing. And if your kid seems to walk through every puddle they see, these are even machine washable. // $95
If you have a budding E-sports kid on your hands, consider giving them a Nintendo Switch Lite this holiday. They’re smaller than the original Switch and come in four colors (yellow, gray, turquoise and coral). Plus, it’s sleek and compact, so they can take it on the go whenever your family hits the road. The Nintendo Shop (accessible online or through the Switch) has hundreds of games to choose from, such as Nintendo classics like Animal Crossing and Mario Kart to other popular games like Minecraft and Overcooked. // $199.99
Is your kid always glued to their book? Enter OwlCrate, a monthly book subscription box curated for kids and young adult readers of all genders. Each month has a different theme. With a junior subscription, your kid can enjoy a signed book or bookplate from the author, one usable item or activity, totaling to four to six items per box. The original OwlCrate box is for readers age 14+ while OwlCrate Jr. is designed for ages 8–12. // $27.99 plus shipping per month
Vinyl records are definitely making a comeback. So why not give your music buff a turntable? We love this Crosley model because—on top of its sound quality—the turntable also allows for Bluetooth connection if your child’s collection is still growing. Pair it with records from their favorite bands and artists to round out this perfect gift. // $69.95
A reusable water bottle is a must for any teen or tween on the go. The Hydro Flask—which comes in multiple colors, sizes and styles—offers the ultimate drink experience. Their TempShield insulated bottles keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. And if you don’t find a style that suits your child, their website allows you to customize your own. // $34.95
For your kid with an eye for photography, try this KODAK instant camera. It’s affordable, compact and easy to operate. Equipped with a viewfinder, LED indicator lights, a 10-second self-timer and Photobooth mode, your tween or teen will have more than enough fun snapping photos of their picture-perfect moments. // $69.99
If your teen is enjoys working out and staying active, this Fitbit is the perfect gift. With the new-and-improved technology, the Charge 4 has a long list of features; some of these include a 24/7 heart rate and sleep tracker, guiding breathing sessions and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. And if you have the next Michael Phelps on your hands, the fitness watch is even swim-proof. // $149.95
Most things have gone virtual these days, including this Smart Notebook. If your kid prefers handwriting their notes, this notebook provides all the freedom of a traditional pen and paper notebook, but it’s completely reusable. Once the notebook is written on all pages, simply pop it in the microwave and voila—it’s ready to use again! Scan notes and save them on virtually all drive options. Plus, it will even sort their notes for them. // $27
Looking for gifts for other members of your family? Check out our gift guides for Babies & Toddlers, Kids Ages 3–5 and Kids Ages 6–10 and Gifts for Him. And keep an eye out for more guides coming soon!
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