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Gifts for Teens:
20 Cool Gifts for People Under 20

November 5, 2018

We don’t have to tell you that teenagers go through a crazy roller coaster of changes. They’ve bid farewell to the “little kid” years and they’re on a quest to find a voice (and, perhaps, the #perfecthashtag). This period of self-discovery is really awesome and we’re all about encouraging individuality. So we hand-selected 20 of our coolest items for the savvy, curious, and fun-loving teens in your life. These gifts aren’t just Instagram-worthy keepsakes, they’re also little stamps of uniqueness during this holiday season and beyond.

1. A wall calendar that’s fun to pop.

This fun way to mark the days certainly won’t burst their bubble.

Bubble Wrap Calendar – $25 Buy Now »


2. Putty with magnetic properties.

Because moldable magnetic putty makes for the coolest time-lapse videos ever.

Super Magnetic Putty – $14 Buy Now »


3. Adorable tentacles to hold their toiletries.

“My two teenagers share a bathroom and have so many bottles in the shower. This helps organize and they love how you can hang the bottles upside down to get the last drops. ” —JSkipper, State College, PA

These cephalopods save space in the shower and are so cute your teen will want one hanging around.

Shower Squids – $33 Buy Now »


4. A DIY Kit for the lip balm lover.

This kit features all-natural ingredients, and enough of them to make five tins of lip-smacking goodness!

DIY Lip Balm Kit – $40 Buy Now »


5. Stickers to personalize their phone accessories.

Put a human face on technology.

iPhone Charger Sticker Faces Set – $12.95 Buy Now »


6.  A card game that incorporates technology.

“Having four teenagers, it’s sometimes hard to get them to engage in family activities. This has everyone around the table for hours!” —Ash, Indiana

Tired of having to compete with your teen’s phone? You might as well give it the official party invite.

Game of Phones – $20 Buy Now »


7. A playful pouch picturing the camel’s cute cousin.

They’ll llove this llittle llama.

Llamarama Large Zipper Pouch – $18 Buy Now »


8.  A marquee for their own messages.

These color-changing lights are inspired by vintage movie marquees. The teen in your life will feel like a star each time they change the message.

Color Changing Cinema Lightbox – $25-100 Buy Now »


9. A fun Bluetooth® phone they’re sure to love a bunch.

This bright yellow banana is actually a receiver that connects wirelessly to their phone.

Banana Phone – $40 Buy Now »


10. A poster showing off iconic unmentionables.

Superman needed a little stretch to leap tall buildings. And even Daredevil didn’t dare to go commando. Comic book fans will get a kick out of this poster for sure.

Super Hero & Villain Undies – $35 Buy Now »


11. Sweet little lights in the shape of gummy bears.


“My teenage niece loved it! Can be plugged in or used with AA batteries. Also has a small hole in back so can be hung up too!” —L. Jackson, Phoenix, AZ

Sleepover parties just got an adorable upgrade.

Gummy Bear Lights – $27.99 Buy Now »


12. A fun game they can play with their BFFs.


Teens will have fun playing with these conversational cards with friends. They’re also great for family time.

You Think You Know Me Game – $30 Buy Now »


13. A colorful necklace for the candy enthusiast.

OK, teens (and everyone else) should limit candy intake, but wearing colorful sprinkles contained in a heart-shaped pendant is another story.

Sprinkles Heart Necklace – $49 Buy Now »


14. This notebook has removable (and returnable) pages.

Whether they use it for journaling or taking chem notes, your teen will dig this magnetic notebook. The pages easily “tear” out and stick right back to the “binding.”

Magnetic Notebook – $30 Buy Now »


15. A kit for making mochi magic at home.

Sweet and chewy on the outside, cold and creamy on the inside, adorable all over: that’s a mochi ice cream ball. Now they can make them at home.

DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit – $30 Buy Now »


16. A stool that adds a pop of color (and extra storage) to their bedroom.

Available in five Pantone™ colors, this handy little stool also provides space for stashing stuff.

Pantone Storage Stool – $80 Buy Now »


17. A friendly narwhal. (Who’s also a handmade mug.)

Ned left the sea to pursue a quiet life filled with warm drinks and good company. He can’t wait to be a holiday gift for your teen.

Ned the Narwhal Mug – $42 Buy Now »


18. A necklace that celebrates girl power.

“This was the perfect, unique gift for an amazing young lady capable of anything.” —Judy, Dallas, TX

She may not have smashed the glass ceiling yet, but why not show her that you believe she can?

Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace – $68 Buy Now »


19. This backpack is made to be drawn on.

Budding designers will have a blast decorating this blank-slate backpack. It’s waterproof, made of durable “paper-leather” fabric, and comes with a few markers to get them started.

Color Your Own Backpack – $50 Buy Now »


20. Shimmering geodes that are actually bath bombs.

Glitter’s making a comeback and these bath bombs are a classy (and cool) way to get radiant skin. Each geode-inspired scented ball is made with replenishing plant-based butters and oils.

Inspirational Geode Bath Bombs – $34.95 Buy Now »


Enjoy angst-free shopping with more gifts for teens »

Gifts for Teens: 20 Cool Gifts for People Under 20






  • Reply Sharon Camp November 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    How amazing that teens still love gifts and when they are unique and unusual they are attracted to them even more.

    Adults think that money as a gift for a teen is acceptable but teens today love the idea of gift, something to share with their friends. The ideas you have posted as perfect for both young ladies or gents.

  • Reply Bell Family Company November 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    […] went out in the 70′s).  Great stuff for everyone at every price point.  Check out their 20 Gifts for People Under 20 Gift Guide while you are perusing […]

  • Reply Tim Priest October 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Finally, I can get that decoder ring I’ve been needing for so long and decode this secret code I’ve been holding onto for years! I bet it will lead me to secret treasure!


    Aw, man!

  • Reply Hasan Kibria November 25, 2015 at 1:59 pm


    i am very happy to see these product. how can i get these product. these product are unique and interesting. I from Bangladesh .

    Best regards

    Hasan kibria

    • Reply Cassie November 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Hasan,

      We’re glad you like our products! We do ship many of our items internationally. To get more details about which items are available, pricing, and shipping to Bangladesh, please click the flag icon at the top of our shopping site homepage or product pages. Once you change the icon to the Bangladeshi flag you will see updated information.

      Thanks for asking!

  • Reply Singh March 28, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Crocheted Headphones are looking so cool. I would like to have one for my younger brother. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply Raymond Vickers September 2, 2016 at 4:36 am

    In fact, I am always considering what to buy whenever I need to buy a gift for whoever, next time when my little brother wants my gift, I would like to buy a Bluetooth Tracking Tag for him, what do you think of it? he is just 10 years old.

    • Reply Emily G. September 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Raymond,

      The Bluetooth Tracking Tag is an excellent gift — especially if your little brother has a lot of gadgets. Or if he tends to be a little forgetful. 🙂

      Thanks for reading our blog!

  • Reply Jenny October 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Those gummy bear lights are adorable! I know my daughter will love those.

  • Reply Daryl Ortiz November 4, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I Liked Awkward Moment Card Game, its too funny. 🙂

  • Reply Scott Webb May 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I just love the analog camera. I think I’ll buy one, need to get more paper photos around the house!

  • Reply kiyar patel July 27, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Those gummy bear lights are adorable! I know my daughter will love those.

  • Reply Lila Present August 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Crocheted Headphones are looking so cool. I would like to have one for my younger brother. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply ricky September 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    This is so nice . thanks

  • Reply Tom September 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The bluetooth tags #9 look amazing. Thinking about getting one

  • Reply Mibile September 24, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    The bluetooth tags #9 look amazing. Thinking about getting one

  • Reply sam January 17, 2018 at 4:50 am

    All gifts are amazing and unique.

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