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. 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. Check out some of our favorites.
VicTsing Shower Speaker – Check It Out Here
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!
Harry Potter Ultimate Trivial Pursuit – Check It Out Here
Have them test their skills at all things Harry Potter. May the best fan win.
Portable Victrola Suitcase – Check It Out Here
Rock retro vibes in this classic record player with Bluetooth technology, and 3 speed turntable.
Pizza Fridays T-Shirt – Check It Out Here
Adults have Summer Fridays and Sunday Funday. Kids have Pizza Fridays. Other colors available.
Finish This Book by Keri Smith – Check It Out Here
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.
Zombie Safe Zone City Map – Check It Out Here
Perfect for the zombie lover. Or maybe you’d like the nearest escape route, you know – just in case. Available in 15 major cities. Measures 24″ H x 18″ W
Not Parent Approved Game – Check It Out Here
Inspired by Cards Against Humanity – but without the filth! Sorry kids. (Winner of Scholastic’s Gold Star Toy Award).
Diana Camera – Check It Out Here
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 uses actual film. That they’ll have to old-timey develop. They’ll be mystified! Grab some 120 film, here.
Nike Kawa Slide – Check It Out Here
Easy on and off when they’re running from activity to activity. To activity. Available in several different colors.
Moko Eyeglasses Holder – Check It Out 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!
DIY Molten Lip Gloss Kit- Check It Out Here
Create watermelon and bubblegum flavored lipgloss. The best part? They look like little lava lamps!
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) – Check It Out Here
Book one in a series of five about a 12 year old, and his crazy adventure inside a video game. Geared to kids ages 8-12.
Men’s New England Patriots New Era Navy 2018 Sideline Official Sport Knit Hat – Check It Out Here
Keeps them warm and supports their favorite team. Other teams available. Or so we hear.
Relax Sack 5 ft Large Memory Foam Bean Bag – Check It Out Here
The perfect spot to chill, read, or game. Fourteen colors to choose from.
Foreo Luna 2 – Check It Out Here
This silicone facial-cleansing brush deep cleans by removing 98.5 % of dirt, oil, and makeup residue. It lasts up to 450 uses from one full charge, and has eight speeds. Bonus? It’s 100 percent waterproof!
Nike Dri Fit Head Tie – Check It Out 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 – Check It Out Here
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 – Check It Out Here
Contains large and small letters (already pre-cut!), so they can be the wordsmith you know they are. Or, do it for the ‘gram.
MoodClue Re-writable Bag Tag – Check It Out Here
This unique, magnetic label comes with a tag, hook, and a set of markers that wipe and clean easily. They can label, quote and draw, and repeat! Whether it’s a backpack, sports bag or luggage – labeling is a must. Take that school lost and found! You can even write a reminder for them, and attach it to their bag. Let them see how we lived before texting. Available in 6 colors.
Lune Light – Check It Out Here
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.
Prismacolor 3599TN Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count – Check It Out Here
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 – Check It Out Here
This cute tee also comes in a bunch of other cool colors too!
Hearing Things Game – Check It Out Here
Inspired by the “Whisper Challenge” on YouTube (They know), players try to guess what their teammate is saying by reading their lips. While wearing noise-canceling headphones.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty “Blacklight Putty” – Check It Out Here
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.
Hockey Mug With A Net – Check It Out Here
A cool mug, perfect for cereal or ice cream. But probably mostly ice cream.
Infinite Dungeon Corridor – Check It Out Here
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.
HoopSwagg Lightning Galaxy Custom Nike Elite Socks – Check It Out Here
Because for whatever reason, socks are pretty much a thing.
Sector 9 Green Wave Lookout II Drop-Thru Bamboo Complete Downhill Longboard Skateboard – Check It Out Here
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.
Yummy World Large Fries Plush – Check It Out Here
If you can’t eat em’, join em’! They can have fries with that.
3D Illusion Lamp Gawell Basketball Visual Effect Night Light – Check It Out Here
This cool nightlight can be set to glow one color consistently, or cycle through all 7 hues.
Yoga Girl Bracelet Pack – Check It Out Here
Snag these bracelets as a pack, or choose from tons of individual styles – including birthstones and charms.
Echo Dot (3rd Generation) – Check It Out Here
They can check the weather, set an alarm, rock out to music on demand from Amazon Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Alexa, play Mo Money Mo Problems.
Pineapple Lasercut Wood Journal – Check It Out 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 Big Eyelets Heavy Metal Hi – Check It Out Here
…Because you can’t go wrong with hi tops or metallics. Also available in gold.
Bedside Essentials Pocket – Check It Out Here
Stashes their essential gear right next to the bed. Because you know they’re not getting up.
AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Headset – Check It Out Here
Wireless earbuds that filter out noise for a while, all thanks to a charging case that holds multiple additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time. They can tune you right out. Nothing new there.
Ocean Wave Light Projector – Check It Out Here
This color changing ocean wave light projector with a built-in mini music player, creates a chill atmosphere for drifting off to sleep. Or creates the coolest under-the-sea theme party. Either way.
LASER X Two Player Laser Tag Gaming Set – Check It Out Here
Connect with your opponents target up to 200 feet away. Now get outside!
Pom Pom Hat – Check It Out Here
Stay warm, cozy, and on trend. Seven colors available.
adidas Hoodie – Check It Out 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 – Check It Out Here
Perfect for the kid who loves Harry Potter. Or wishes they were Harry Potter.
Crocs – Check It Out Here
So…….evidently these are back. That’ll be all.
Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone – Check It Out Here
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.
DIY At Home Spa Treatments – Check It Out Here
#Squad #Goals. Perfect for a chill night with their BFFs. Choose from masks, toners, hair treatments, or scrubs. Oh, and good luck getting “Scrubs” by TLC out of your head now.
Pig Box Organizer – Check It Out Here
A cute little holder for organizing their trinketry and brick-a-brac.
Codenames – Check It Out Here
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.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray DVD – Check It Out Here
The latest installment includes special features and deleted scenes. That’s entertainment!
Wreck This Journal – Check It Out Here
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 – Check It Out 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.
Backgammon – Check It Out Here
Bring it way back with an old school game of Backgammon.
Wave Ring – Check It Out Here
Available in silver, gold and rose gold, these on trend rings are simple and dainty.
Vineyard Vines Boys Long-Sleeve Hockey Whale Pocket T-Shirt – Check It Out Here
For the kid who eats, sleeps, and breathes hockey. You know one. Side note, we know girl hockey players who sport this style too.
Mini Basketball Hoop With Ball & Shatterproof Backboard – Check It Out Here
Indoor hoops all day! And it has a shatterproof backboard. Um, how hard are they throwing this!?
Hasbro DropMix Music Gaming System – Check It Out 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 – Check It Out Here
Because it’s all about the comfort. Available in 6 colors.
GlowCity Light Up Basketball – Check It Out Here
Standard weight and size, this B-ball uses two high bright LEDs. Nice! Let the evening neighborhood games commence.
Under Armour Undeniable 3.0 Backpack – Check It Out Here
A great backpack for hoops. Fits an NBA sized basketball, 2 side pockets for water, a front pocket (perfect to toss their slides in), and a top zip, perfect for their phone.
Color Technik Glitter Gel Pens – Check It Out Here
Set of 30 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! – Check It Out Here
Because middle school is tough, and it’s always cool to have some inside scoop, a little insight and some helpful tips.
Vans Old Skool – Check It Out Here
Comfortable and on trend, with SoCal vibes. These come in tons of color options and patterns. Also available in little kid/big kid sizes, here.
Hanging Solar System Mobile – Check It Out Here
Perfect for the science olympiad, and astronomy obsessed.
STAUBER Summit Snowboard & Binding Package – Check It Out Here
Available in different sizes, this is a great option for a beginner. Shred the gnar.
Unicorn Farts – Check It Out 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.
My Slime Is Insta Famous T-Shirt – Check It Out Here
Because they believe it’s true. And evidently, slime does in fact have it’s own social media. Who knew?
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