18 of The Best Christmas Gifts for Teens This Year!

I really enjoy finding the best Christmas gifts for teens and this year I am making the job easier for you too, with this round-up of what teenagers REALLY want to unwrap on Christmas day!

Buying presents for teenagers and older tweens can be somewhat challenging. I find getting the big gift easy as it is often clothes or they know what they really want as the main present. Yet the stocking fillers and surprise presents can be more challenging to nail down. Therefore I have put together a round-up of the best Christmas Gift for Teens. 

I have a teenager, a young adult and a nearly teen so do have some insider knowledge when it comes to gifting teenagers! This year I am steering clear of vouchers as the high street is not in a secure position and it is hard to understand which shops will still have a high street presence next year.

Gadgets and Gizmos for Teenagers this Christmas

You can’t go far wrong with the latest tech toys and products when it comes to the best Christmas gifts for teens . Anker has your teenagers covered with a huge range of products but one many will want under the tree is the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Speaker. This is an Amazon Choice product and has amazing reviews. This is ideal for the uni student, the intrepid traveller and teens who just love to party and listen to music.

  • Make a statement with Motion Boom outdoor speaker—press play and experience huge stereo sound that’s distortion-free, even at high volumes.
  • 100% Pure Titanium: Motion Boom’s drivers have pure titanium diaphragms to reproduce high frequencies up to 40kHz for sound that has noticeably higher clarity.
  • IPX7 Waterproof and Floats: Don’t freak out if Motion Boom outdoor speaker goes for a dip! It’s fully waterproof and floats on water.
  • 24-Hour Playtime: Motion Boom outdoor speaker delivers up to 24 hours of playtime from a single charge to keep the music playing on camping weekends, days at the beach, boat trips, and more.
best gifts for teens
best Christmas gifts for teens

Anker also have a new Magnetic Wireless charger that is compatible with the iPhone 12/13 and AirPods Pro. It offers dual charging the upper-strong magnets snap magnetically into place to ensure perfect alignment and secure hold for a stable and efficient charge. We know how important phones are to our teens and this state of the art charger will look great in a teens bedroom and it definitely ranks as one of the best Christmas gifts for teens.

Another tech gift teenagers will want to find under the tree are the Champion True Wireless Earbuds which cost £59.99. Mindful of the environmental impact, Champion Earbuds are consciously crafted from sustainable materials which means it’s an eco-conscious alternative to traditional earbuds. Its exceptional seal provides a snug, ergonomic fit and noise isolating environment, so nothing gets between you and the wireless sound of Champion.

My almost teen has the biggest, wildest, thickest hair and finds it really hard to manage. Therefore I was looking for a product that could combine drying, brushing and styling. The Revamp Progloss Deepform Straight & Style Blow Dry Brush can be used as an air styler or hot straightening brush, on wet and dry hair. Built with three adjustable settings to allow for complete control of the airflow and temperature. The combination of deeper detangling bristles and ceramic straightening bristles allow for large sections of hair to be styled with complete ease. Powerful Ionic jets work to tame frizz and create salon-smooth results.

Additionally, infused with Progloss super smooth oils to give your hair enhanced shine and lustre. With a compact, light-weight design and 3m salon-swivel cable for extra comfort and styling flexibility. Simply glide the brush through your hair to dry, detangle, smooth and style your hair. This really is the ideal gift for teenagers that want a professional finish from a hair styling tool. The dry brush costs £99 although I spotted there is a sale on at the minute if you are quick!

The Drinkmate Sparkling Water maker (available from Amazon) retails at £99 and can provide your teen with endless carbonated water and fizzy drinks for a fraction of the price. Drink healthier and reduce plastic bottle waste you can avoid excess sugar and harmful chemicals while staying hydrated. Plus it helps the environment by carbonating drinks at home. This is one of the best Christmas gifts for teens and also for uni students.

Something to Wear this Winter as the Best Christmas gifts for teens

This beanie is ideal for teenagers who are active. It is made from 100% Non-mulesing Merino wool and the beautiful rib-knit design provides extra warmth with all the natural anti-microbial and breathability of merino wool. The rolled brim hides a pocket to stash a key or cash in when you’re on the go. This comes in a range of colours and is £35, you can buy directly from Tilley.

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In addition to keeping their head warm, teenagers can put their best foot forward with Society Socks, who also donate a pair for every pair sold. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving. The socks come in a multitude of fun designs and colours, with something for everyone.

Loungewear and sleepwear has become a staple in recent years and we love this slouch fit sleep tee from Equipp is a firm favourite and costs £15. Made from high-quality organic cotton jersey, the t-shirt will always make you feel as comfy as a big toasty cinnamon bun. Equipp has a shop dedicated to Gifts for Teeangers so whether you are looking for anklets, tee shirts, prints or keyrings they have you covered with products that have been roadtested and approved by their own teenagers.

It will serve as a reminder that it was gifted by someone who thinks you’re completely brilliant, even first thing in the morning.

Accessories for Teenagers That Make Brilliant Christmas Presents

Red Candy is home to lots of vibrant fun products that make the best Christmas gifts for teens and they sent us this Hope Rainbow Cushion. It has already found its way into the 12-year-olds bedroom, although the 21-year-old wanted it too – proving that these fun bright cushions will be a hit in many teenagers bedrooms.

Fjallraven Kanken Bags have become a statement piece in recent years. The range has grown from the classic Kånken style to laptop bags, backpacks and the sling bag. We have been using the Kanken Art Sling bag which has Zippered main compartment and inside pocket. It has an adjustable shoulder strap and handles at the top which makes it great for teenagers of all sizes. Teens grow at very different rates and this bag will be suitable for all and makes one of the best Christmas gifts for teens.

The Rosegold Diamond Coffee Flask and Rosegold Diamond Sipper Bottle are current in terms of style and design. Rose Gold is the colourway of choice for many tweens and teens. We are all using more reusable drink flasks as we understand that this is one small thing that we can do that positively impacts on the environment. We take drinks out with us on day trips and to work and school. These flasks are available from Sainsbury’s and are ideal stocking stuffers.

Best Christmas gifts for teens

Harry Potter has still not lost its magic where gifting and teens are concerned. Collecting pins is a huge hobby for many or a way to show your solidarity to favourite characters or even your house. The pin is finely detailed, making it the perfect gift for all fans of Slytherin.

This enamel pin is part of the Harry Potter Fan Club Pin Seeking collection and comes with a Slytherin-inspired backing card. Many of the pins cost under £10 making them an ideal gift.

The Harry Potter A6 diary is for all muggles who love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This A6 diary includes a week-to-view layout for all your daily notes/appointments as well as handy extras such as note pages, address pages, notable dates, and a year-to-view calendar. I know that my 12 year old will love this and so would her friends!

Beauty and Pampering Christmas Gifts for Teenagers

Nivea has a great selection of gift sets that make great stocking stuffers for teenagers. The new sensitive pro range for men includes shaving creams, moisturiser, balms and more. Each product has been designed to calm the skin with 100% plant based hemp seed oil + Vitamin E. This makes it ideal for teens whose skin will be going through hormonal changes.

The Nivea gifts for her sets hero products packaged up for gifting. The sets can include lip balms, shower gels and facemasks. Ideal for a teenage pamper session at home.

Looking for a perfume? Then Dolma Perfumes boasts an extensive range of fragrances for women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and scent preferences ranging from £15-75. 

The lush collection of vegan and cruelty-free perfumes ranges from deep winter scents to light and airy summer feels. Whether looking for a pleasant fragrance that can be worn in daily situations at work and around the home or something special for an upcoming celebration, there is something for every occasion. 

For every sale at Dolma Fragrances, they plant a tree and every month support the climate positive workforce, meaning each and every person at Dolmas personal carbon footprint is taken care of through the various amazing initiatives at Ecologi. 

Wellbeing Gifts for Teenagers

best christmas gifts for teens

The Scentered Signature Collection is a thoughtful gift guaranteed to help your nearest and dearest feel their absolute best every day. Our 100% natural, essential oil-based Aromatherapy Balm is mess-free and won’t leak or spill in your bag, making it the ideal wellbeing gift for teenagers. Many teens feel overwhelmed with life, whether that is taking exams or just daily pressures. The balms work with the body and Focus, for example, aims to increase alertness and boost memory, Mint to helps stimulate mental activity and increase focus on cognitive tasks, and Clary Sage aids in relieving mental fatigue and promoting mental clarity. The five balms can be used throughout the day and cost about £70.

Journalling offers many benefits to well-being. My blog initially started as a way of me recording my experiences and daily life. During my teen years, I had been an avid diary writer and it really helped me process some tough and challenging emotions and times. Therefore I have encouraged my teenagers to journal as it is proven to reduce stress and anxiety.

Echor have a range of sleep products including a semi-guided notebook that explains the benefits of some powerful psychological mindfulness exercises including gratitude, affirmations and reflections with prompts to consider each throughout.  The End of Day journal has a premium linen cover and is debossed with the brand mantra of “Tomorrow Starts Tonight”, the luxurious night journal is made up of 96 sheets ready to help teenagers process their thoughts at the end of the day. 

The CBD sample set from AlphaGreen is another wellness product, it consists of gummies and drops that can alleviate symptoms of anxiety. There are still a number of misconceptions around about CBD products but they are readily available to purchase and there are a number of benefits of using them.

All teenagers love a sweet treat and a Haribo Hamper will get their taste buds tingling. The HARIBO Sweets gift Hamper Box is the ideal stocking filler and gift this Christmas with a selection of the most loved Haribo sweet treats. It includes haribo balla stixx, haribo jelly beans, haribo giant trees, haribo chamallows marshmallows, haribo dummies z!ng and haribo squidy strawbs.

Things to do this Christmas with teenagers

If you have creative kids and teenagers then what about learning a new skill, pottery kits are great for individuals who are looking for creative relaxation and mindful time out from the day, learning the therapeutic nature of clay and discovering a new skill. The kits provide instructions on how to use clay to make beautiful hand-built projects, from trinket bowls to model-making and sculptures. The detailed booklet included in the kit teaches techniques that will open a world of possibilities in pottery. This fabulous kit from London Wildflower comes with everything you need for just £35.

Something to Read

I will buy all three of mine a book that goes in their stocking. My 12 year old really enjoys real life and especially the Rebel Girls books, therefore she will have the new Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic: Volume 4 features the stories of 100 barrier-breaking Black women and girls from around the world including Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman to Ida B. Wells and Aretha Franklin. Designed to acknowledge, applaud and amplify the work of Black women through the ages.

I hope these gift ideas for teenagers will help you pick out some lovely presents for your teens. All of these can be bought online and delivered to you in the comfort of your home. Many of these teen gifts come from independents and they will appreciate your support more than ever this year. With another lockdown now is the time to get organised. You can also be more creative with wrapping by following this post on how to use fabric to wrap.

If you are looking to make some savings ahead of Christmas this year then read 50 CREATIVE WAYS TO MAKE CHRISTMAS SAVINGS THIS YEAR

Finally if you need more gift inspiration check out these:

Christmas gift guide for 3-6 year olds.

Gift Guide for Primary school children

Gifts for stylish mums and Gifts for outdoor lovers.

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