Insert *eyeroll” emoji. Teens and tweens can be tough to buy for. It seems like everything on their must-have list is the equivalent of a mortgage payment and needs to be charged on the regular. But there are some cool options that won’t break the bank, and don’t necessarily involve staring at a screen. And while “cool” is a relative term when it comes to teens and tweens, we think the gift ideas below just may give you a temporary pass. Check out some of our favorites.
1. VicTsing Shower Speaker – Buy It Here For $21
Now they can tune you out in the shower too (Like they weren’t anyway). Features a built-in MIC Bluetooth speaker and hands-free function, so they can take your call in the bathroom, while it’s connected to their smartphone. Yes!
2. Finish This Book by Keri Smith – Buy It Here For $22
They become the new author of this unfinished book. After the author stumbles upon some pages in a park, she gathers them together and tries to solve the written mystery, by passing the buck to the reader – who then completes the story. The perfect excuse to put down the electronics.
3. Diana Camera – Buy It Here For $49
Allows them to take cool pictures by giving ordinary shots an artistic edge. Adds super-saturated colors, unpredictable blurring and random contrast to prints. And it used actual film. That they’ll have to old-timey develop. They’ll be mystified! Grab some 120 film, here.
4. DIY Molten Lip Gloss Kit- Buy It Here For $28
Create watermelon and bubblegum flavored lipgloss. The best part? They look like little lava lamps!
5. PAC-MAN Premium LED Desk Clock – Buy It Here For $36
So Retro! These vibrant LED’s display the time and periodically display authentic, pixel-perfect animations of PAC-MAN and those stinkin’ ghosts! Awesome!
6. Lune Light – Buy It Here For $160
Their very own light show. Choose a color to display, or have it rotate through them all (fast or slow). Works as a night light for tweens who still like a little light, or gives off cool vibes in a dorm room.
7. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty “Blacklight Putty” – Buy It Here For $15
A cool spin on Thinking Putty, this version lets you”draw” on it with the included black light keychain. Glows in the dark and changes colors in the sun. Then goes back to its original state.
8. Hockey Mug With A Net – Buy It Here For $24
A cool mug, perfect for cereal or ice cream. But probably mostly ice cream.
9. Infinite Dungeon Corridor – Buy It Here For $25
A little dungeon hallway. Yes! This corridor is lined with illuminated torches, and appear to stretch into infinity when you peek into it. Perfect for their desk top.
10. HoopSwagg Lightning Galaxy Custom Nike Elite Socks – Buy It Here For $25
Because for whatever reason, socks are pretty much a thing.
11. Sector 9 Green Wave Lookout II Drop-Thru Bamboo Complete Downhill Longboard Skateboard – Buy It Her For $170
A cool way to get from A to B. This board is a surf inspired, cruiser, carver, downhill longboard. Length: 42″ X 9.6″ Wide, Wheelbase 31.50.” They’ll be stoked.
12. Yummy World Large Fries Plush – Buy It Here For $30
If you can’t eat em’, join em’! They can have fries with that.
13. 3D Illusion Lamp Gawell Basketball Visual Effect Night Light – Buy It Here For $20
This cool nightlight can be set to glow one color consistently, or cycle through all 7 hues.
14. Yoga Girl Bracelet Pack – Buy It Here For $65
Snag these bracelets as a pack, or choose from tons of individual styles – including birthstones and charms.
15. Pineapple Lasercut Wood Journal – Buy It Here For $29
They can jot down their innermost thoughts in this small journal. You know, the ones that won’t share with you. Duh. Small enough to stash just about anywhere. Other styles available.