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. So if you’re struggling on what to gift your teen this year, don’t stress because we found some cool options that won’t break the bank, and don’t necessarily involve staring at a screen. Really!
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. There are great options for both girls and boys and since we don’t really love labels, any of these gifts are perfect for anyone on your list. Check out some of our favorite gifts for 2023!
Ford Bronco Tee – Shop It Here
Soft and comfy, this t-shirt is available in 5 sizes, and is the coolest color blue!
Klask – Shop It Here
This award winning, half foosball, half air hockey game is a great pick. Maneuver your magnetic handle and striker with your hands under the table, and defend your side of the board. Avoid the biscuits (magnets) and send the ball into your opponent’s goal to score. Don’t fall in the holes, and of course don’t score in your own goal! Pick it up here.
Friends Lego Set – Shop It Here
The One Where They Put Down the Phone and Do Something Productive. Includes a buildable Central Perk café studio set, plus Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther minifigures with cool accessories. Could we be any more excited!? Grab this light kit and Central Perk will be lit.
Nike Air Max Viva – Shop It Here
Comfortable and cool, these feature a plush collar, detailed patterning and a new lacing system – which uses 2 separate laces using heavy-duty tech chord.
LED Multi Colored Flameless Candles – Shop It Here
$24.99 (24% Off!)
Battery operated with a remote control, these set a cool vibe and are vanilla scented.
Kids Against Maturity – Shop It Here
$25.99 (13% Off!)
Inspired by Cards Against Humanity – but without the filth! Sorry kids. (Winner of Scholastic’s Gold Star Toy Award). This one is both tween and teen approved, but is still a great kids gift option, too, if you have them on your list this year as well!
The Comfy – Shop It Here
$49.07 (11% Off!)
Cozy, toasty and over sized. Check, check and check! One size fits all, available is several colors and a kids’ version.
You Make a Difference Keychain – Shop It Here
Sure they might drive you bananas, but you know they love hearing it – and a little motivational message never hurts. Made of stainless steel (nickel and lead free).
Hyrdo Flask – Shop It Here
Honestly, you’ll probably end up stealing this one for yourself – because Hydro Flasks are the business. These will keep your beverages ice cold, and what’s cooler than being cool?
Red Bubble Water Bottle & Laptop Stickers – Shop It Here
Now that you’ve committed to the Hydro Flask, it’s time to add some stickers for a little razzle dazzle. The options are endless, from quotes, trends, and travel, to aliens, Spongebob, and The Office.
JBL Clip 3 Portable Speaker – Shop It Here
Now they can tune you out in the shower too (Like they weren’t anyway). Features wireless bluetooth streaming, 10 hours of play time, an integrated carabiner and a speakerphone option. Yes! This is still one of the most popular tech gifts (again) this year. We’re just happy there’s not a screen involved for them to stare at! Available in several colors and patterns.
philosophy pink frosted animal cracker shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath – Shop It Here
They can reminisce about their not-so-distant-childhood days of animal crackers during snack time.
ChalkTalk Sports Hooded Towel – Shop It Here
Perfect for the kid who has their favorite sport on their mind all year round. Other sports available!
Seed Bead Necklace – Shop It Here
On-trend bead necklaced send chill, laid back, surfer vibes. Because everyone knows that tweens and teens are super chill. Other styles available, as well as layering options.
Light Up Sports Cones – Shop It Here
$22.74 (9% Off!)
Train at night! Perfect for not-so-well-lit fields and outdoor rinks. Comes in a 6 pack, batteries are included and they include backup batteries as well. Win.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer – Shop It Here
Take a break from “the TikTok” and stroll down memory lane via View Master. They can assemble and create their own reel, using the redemption code included with the viewer. It’s old school vibes, but with people you know inside!
Harry Potter Ultimate Trivial Pursuit – Shop It Here
$44.99 (10% Off!)
Have them test their skills at all things Harry Potter. May the best fan win.
Portable Victrola Suitcase – Shop It Here
Rock retro vibes in this classic record player with Bluetooth technology, and 3 speed turntable. Perfect for those who are into records.
PacMan Ghost Lamp – Shop It Here
$29.98 (6% Off!)
Features 16 different phasing colors, and party mode – where he flashes colors to the beat of the music. Rad!
Birkenstock Arizona Essentials – Shop It Here
Birkenstocks that can get wet? Check and check.
Burn After Writing (Teen) – Shop It Here
$14.95 $12.59 (16% Off!)
A cool book of Q&A (answered by them), for the teen/tween who likes the outlet of writing things down. In a world of incessant social media updates, this is a chance to “put it all down”, without the world seeing. The perfect excuse to put the electronics down.
Nike Kawa Slide – Shop It Here
Easy on and off when they’re running from activity to activity. To activity (You know, until they lose one). Available in several different colors.
Moko Eyeglasses Holder – Shop It Here
The struggle is real when it comes to keeping eyeglasses scratch-free. These cool, plush holders are available in several colors and patterns, and can go right on their nightstand. No getting up required! It’s also a perfect stocking stuffer for your tweens, too, this year!
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) – Shop It Here
$4.99 (50% Off!)
Book one in a series of five about a 12 year old, and his crazy adventure inside a video game. Geared toward kids ages 8-12.
Men’s New England Patriots New Era Navy 2023 Sideline Official Sport Knit Hat – Shop It Here
Keeps them warm and supports their favorite team. Other teams available. Or so we hear.
Large Bean Bag – Shop It Here
The perfect spot to chill, read, or game. Ten colors to choose from.
Manual Facial Cleansing Scrubber – Shop It Here
Available in other colors, this silicone brush for sensitive skin gently cleans and exfoliates.
Nike Dri Fit Head Tie – Shop It Here
Keeps hair in place, whether they’re at school, on the field, or on the ice. Several colors available.
Hasbro Connect 4 Shots Game – Shop It Here
$28.00 (8% Off!)
No, not those kinds of shots. Bounce the balls into the game and try to get four in a row. We bet this won’t get super competitive at all.
Little Hippo Letter Board – Shop It Here
$11.88 (15% Off!)
Contains large and small letters (already pre-cut!), so they can be the wordsmith you know they are. Change it up on the regular!
Prismacolor 3599TN Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count – Shop It Here
The stellar reviews on these pencils make it a great choice for any artist. Perfect for those who love to draw. Soft core pencils are ideal for shading and blending. (Also available in 24 48 132 and 150 count).
The Vintage Inspired ‘Feminist’ T-Shirt – Shop It Here
This cute tee also comes in a bunch of other cool colors too!
Hearing Things Game – Shop It Here
$18.99 (27% Off!)
Inspired by the “Whisper Challenge” on YouTube a while back (They know), players try to guess what their teammate is saying by reading their lips – all while wearing noise-canceling headphones.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty – Shop It Here
You can’t go wrong with just about any version of Thinking Putty. This cool spin on the original lets you”draw” on it with the included keychain – then goes back to its original state. Tons of options available.
Sports Mug – Shop It Here
A cool mug that’s perfect for cereal or ice cream. But probably mostly ice cream. Also available in hockey, soccer, football, and baseball.
HoopSwagg Lightning Galaxy Custom Nike Elite Socks – Shop It Here
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Because for whatever reason, socks are pretty much a thing. Other cool styles available as well.
Yummy World Large Fries Plush – Shop It Here
If you can’t eat em’, join em’! They can have fries with that.
Hockey Goalie Night Light – Shop It Here
This cool nightlight can cycle through 7 hues.
Pura Vida Yoga Girl Bracelet Pack – Shop It Here
Snag these bracelets as a pack, or choose from tons of individual styles – including birthstones and charms.
Echo Dot (3rd Generation) – Shop It Here
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They can check the weather, set an alarm, rock out to music on demand from Amazon Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Alexa, play Simply the Best.
Journal – Shop It Here
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.
Converse Chuck Taylor® All Star® ’70 Hi – Shop It Here
…Because you can’t go wrong with a classic. Available in several colors.
Bedside Essentials Pocket – Shop It Here
Available in two sizes, this stashes their essential gear right next to the bed. Because you know they’re not getting up.
AirPods Pro – Shop It Here
$199.95 (20% Off!)
Sweat resistant wireless earbuds with three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit. Filters out noise and features a transparency mode that keeps you in tune to the outside world around you. Enjoy more than 24 hours total listening time with the MagSafe Charging Case.
BlissLights Projector – Shop It Here
$49.99 (17% Off!)
Relax under the stars and cycle through light effects, adjust brightness, or start and stop the rotating motion.
LASER X Two Player Laser Tag Gaming Set – Shop It Here
$49.99 (9% Off!)
Connect with your opponents target up to 200 feet away. Now get outside!
Pick A Pom Pom Faux Fur Topper – Shop It Here
Switch things up, stay warm, cozy, and on trend. First choose your hat, then choose your pom poms. Mix, match and create options. Several colors and styles available. Hats and pom poms sold separately.
Hockey Puck Cell Phone Holder – Shop It Here
A cool way to prop up your cell phone or iPod. Made from a real hockey puck!
adidas Hoodie – Shop It Here
Sporty and on trend, while being comfortable with a regular fit. Because it’s all about being comfortable.
Harry Potter Black Cauldron Ceramic Soup Mug with Spoon – Shop It Here
Perfect for the kid who loves Harry Potter. Or wishes they were Harry Potter.
Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone – Shop It Here
$30.99 (38% Off!)
It goes without saying that you’ll probably want to use this one too. Record and share your (MP3) voice performance via the USB. They already think they’re famous anyway.
Facial Sheet Masks – Shop It Here
#Squad #Goals. Stock up on sheet masks, which are perfect for a chill night with their BFFs.
Pig Box Organizer – Shop It Here
A cute little holder for organizing their trinketry and other brick-a-brac.
Codenames – Shop It Here
$15.79 (21% Off!)
For 2-8 players, geared toward ages 14 and up. This spymaster game uses teams to compete – and see who can make contact with all of their agents first. The spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board.
Wreck This Journal – Shop It Here
$9.57 (36% Off!)
They can literally trash this thing. Never mind their innermost thoughts, they can poke holes, break the binding, color outside the lines, and paint with coffee. Not your coffee of course, because then they’d be “grounded.” (See what I did there?)
Patagonia Women’s Los Gatos 1/4 Zip – Shop It Here
Available in 4 colors, this is super cozy and will keep them warm. Especially since it’s like pulling teeth just to get them to entertain the idea of wearing a jacket.
Wave Ring – Shop It Here
Available in silver, gold and rose gold, these on trend rings are simple and dainty.
Mini Basketball Hoop With Ball & Shatterproof Backboard – Shop It Here
Indoor hoops all day! And it has a shatterproof backboard – perfect for slam dunk contests.
Hasbro DropMix Music Gaming System – Shop It Here
This fast-paced music mixing game lets you create song mixes, while playing three ways: Freestyle, Clash, and Party. I think you mean Par-tay. Ages 16+.
Wicked Good Slippers – Shop It Here
Because it’s all about the comfort. Available in 6 colors.
GlowCity Light Up Basketball – Shop It Here
Standard weight and size, this B-ball uses two high bright LEDs. Nice! Let the evening neighborhood games commence.
Glitter Gel Pens – Shop It Here
$8.99 (10% Off!)
Set of 32 glittering gel pens, make their artwork, coloring pages or doodles vibrant and sparkly.
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Middle School (Revised): Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends! – Shop It Here
$11.69 (10% Off!)
Because middle school is tough, and while you’re their number one go-t0, it’s always cool to have some inside scoop, a little extra insight and some helpful tips.
Hanging Solar System Mobile – Shop It Here
Perfect for the science olympiad, and astronomy obsessed.
STAUBER Summit Snowboard & Binding Package – Shop It Here
Available in different sizes, this is a great option for a beginner. Shred the gnar.
Unicorn Farts – Shop It Here
Everyone likes candy, and most people enjoy (tolerate?) unicorns, so a bag of unicorn farts cotton candy is a no brainer. Also available in Zombie Farts, Cat Farts, Dog Farts, Dinosaur Farts, and Pony Farts, because obviously. And 10% of all profits are donated to charity.
AirPods Pro Silicone Case Cover – Shop It Here
Fits AirPods Pro and comes in a variety of colors. Helps protect your AirPods against bumps, drops, and scratches. Includes a metal carabiner, making it easy and secure to carry around. Please note, AirPods and case are not included.
Lip Balm Making Kit – Shop It Here
$54.95 (8% Off!)
Comes with essential oils, 23 total tubes and tins to create several flavors and styles, and 23 round and square labels – to creatively name your own lip balms, of course.
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