Gift Guide: Gifts for Teenagers (That They’ll Actually Love!)

gifts for teens

Do you have a teen in your life? If so you know how hard they can be to buy gifts for. Trends for teens seem to change every day. By the time you think you have a gift that they would like they’ve already moved on to the next big thing! That’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 Hannukah or Christmas gifts for teenagers. We asked the teens in our lives what they would actually like to receive this year, so you can give gifts you’ll know they’ll use and love.

Gifts for Teenage Boys

Tech Anything

To make their eyes pop, gift any of the latest iPhones  X-11 or an Apple watch. A laptop or tablet of any kind is going to score big. Just assume it will get lost, stolen or broken within the year. So consider eBay or Gazelle to buy used and / or buy the insurance!

Note…any new apple product you buy will score them a year’s subscription to AppleTV+, so it’s like gifting two items in one.

But for something completely different….

Oculus Quest VR Headset – All in one

The wow factor of this alone will inspire this to be the gift he calls everyone about. But the fact that you know that most VR Headsets need a complete gaming setup, but this one doesn’t is going to be a big deal.

An Oculus VR Headset is the ultimate tech gift for teen boys

Oculus Quest All-In-One VR, $399 or $499

Turtle Beach Gaming Headset

Teen boy = gamer. Gamers need headsets. Especially for multiplayer games. This is the brand they want. Sound is excellent. Their gaming system does matter, so ask Xbox, Playstation or PC – but we’ve seen the audio portion on the wired work on all kinds of consoles and computers. Wireless is preferred.

Gaming Headphones make sought after gifts for boys

Turtle Beach – Stealth 600 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset, $99 

The Games

It’s important to know that if you are buying a game system it should be an Xbox One, PS4 or a Switch. But there are three IT games you should know about no matter what system they have.

Madden20, NBA2k, or Overwatch 2 (not yet released) are the games most coveted. Fortnite is waning… so be careful with that one.

NBA2k for teenage boys

Gifts for Teenage Girls

Fujifilm Instax Camera

Polaroid instant cameras of days past have been reincarnated as Fujifilm Instax Cameras. These have become wildly popular over the past few years and their popularity continues to grow. Any budding photographer or Instagram-obsessed teen would love to receive this camera. Just don’t forget the film!

Fujifilm Instax Cameras makes great christmas gifts for teens.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera, $69

Fujifilm Instax Mini 6-Pack Film, $64

Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Palette

Popular YouTuber and influencer Jackie Aina paired with beauty brand Anastasia Beverly Hills for this luxurious eye-shadow palette. It comes with 14 colors and beautiful packaging. Any budding make-up artist would love to add this eyeshadow palette to their collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Palette, $45

Teddy Sweater

Any teen would love to receive this incredibly cozy and still trendy sweater. Teddy Sweaters have been seen all over Instagram and worn by other influencers. Their comfort is what makes them truly popular, however. Give this as a gift and you’ll also feel great knowing you gave them something they can use every day this winter.

Whitney Sherpa Jacket, $120
Available in sizes xs-xl

Gifts for Any Teenager

These would make great Hanukkah or Christmas gifts for teenagers, both boys, and girls!

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

It is a truth universally acknowledged that teens love music. Your teen will love being able to play music when friends come over on this highly rated speaker that will last for years. It is Bluetooth enabled, meaning no extra wires to connect or keep track of. And it is waterproof so come summertime they can hang out by the pool and not worry about doing any damage.

christmas gifts for teenagers

JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, $99.95

Folk of the Air Trilogy

The Folk of the Air Trilogy by Holly Black would make great Hanukkah or Christmas gifts for teenagers who love to read. This series follows a human who lives in the magical realm of Faerie as she tries to find her place in a world that does not welcome her. The second book in the series, The Wicked King, has a 4.5-star rating on Good Reads and was a nominee for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction this year. The third book of the trilogy, Queen of Nothing, will be published on November 19th, but you can pre-order the beautiful gift set of all three books now.

Folk of the Air Trilogy by Holly Black, $38.83

Nike Air Force 1

Nike Air Force 1s are having a major moment. These sneakers have always been popular with their classic look. Any teen who is into fashion or sports would love to find these shoes under the tree. They come in many different sizes and styles, for both men and women. For a look that will never go out of style, we recommend the Nike Air Force 1 in triple white.

christmas gifts for teenagers

Nike Air Force 1 in Triple White, $90
Available in both men and women’s sizes.


Sleeping and lounging is a favorite pastime once they hit the teens. This one’s easy to hook up to a couple of trees. Likely headphones and a phone will accompany them, but also maybe a book?

hammock for sleep teen boys

Wise Owl Single Hammock in many colors, $26.95

BONUS: Concert Tickets & Merch

Drag them away from YouTube to get some real-life immersion. Every teen will have their own favorite group. It doesn’t matter that the actual concert will be months from now – the right ticket is social scene cred. As is the t-shirt. Buy them a gift card if you aren’t sure which band.




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