15 Holiday Gifts for Teens That Will Make You the Cool Mom

Holiday Gifts For Teens

Of all the people on your list to shop for every holiday season, teens may be the most difficult. Even under the best of circumstances, teenagers are notoriously picky. They’ve grown past the toy-shopping stage but aren’t quite into practical adult gifts yet. We all know that Gen Z has very firm opinions on what they want, and if you get it wrong, they’ll most certainly let you know. You want to surprise them, and you don’t want to give them gift cards, so what do you do? Have no fear, we’ve got your back! Here are 15 holiday gifts for teens that will make you the cool mom.

Don’t miss our carefully curated Gift Guides for everyone on your list! Including gifts for Her, Him, Kids, Luxe Gifts, Under $150, Beauty Gifts, and Hostess Gifts.


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Need more gift-giving inspiration for the sneaker aficionado in your house? These are the popular sneakers your teens will have on their wish lists this year!
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Pretty Palette

Odds are your girl is already in love with NARS. This limited-edition cheek palette offers a gorgeous selection of shades for all skin tones, that’s great for creating looks long after the holidays.

Feminine Grunge

Bet you thought the lug boot obsession was just for grown-ups? Well, guess again. Your teen can have ten pairs of Dr. Martens and still need more. I'm linking 2 styles...they come in red too!


Your teen can decorate her room or keep everyday moments forever in an instant. She can shoot straight out of the box with three packs of instant film.

Not Your Mom's Roller Skates

Did roller skate TikTok stardom just flash through your head? Because we’re sure it did for your girl.

The Eyes Have It

This must-have eyeshadow palette has been having a moment all over YouTube by beauty influencers of all ages.

Cool As A Cat

She’ll love expressing herself with these wireless Bluetooth headsets while stylin’ a little meow factor.

Comfy Slippers

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a soft, fuzzy and functional pair of slippers.

For Girls AND Boys

Teen boys and girls will love this pocket-sized projector that connects to any device they can imagine.

Holy High Tops!

Your teen will be impressed when he sees this fresh and funky take on the classic high-top sneaker.

For the Skateboarder

While roller skates are one of the top gifts for teen girls, longboards are one of the top gifts for boys. But if you teen girl likes to shred, there's a board for her too!

They Can't Hear You

With wireless noise-canceling qualities, these headphones will let him tune out the world—even more than he already does. I linked a budget-friendly earbud option too.

Tour Pack Hoodie

If your son is anything like mine, he’s always on the hunt for the latest, coolest hoodie.

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Another TikTok favorite, this skylight projects a galaxy in any room, which is basically the coolest thing ever.

Nintendo Gaming

If he’s addicted to gaming (which teen boy isn’t?), get him the Nintendo Switch Lite, designed for handheld play.

Laser Tag Fun

Who doesn't love laser tag? This light-up set will keep him occupied for hours. And there won't be foam darts all over the house.
Amit Bloom, lifestyle writer Busbee Style
Amit Bloom
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.
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4 thoughts on “15 Holiday Gifts for Teens That Will Make You the Cool Mom

  1. Hi Erin,

    I really enjoy your Youtube channel, blog,etc. I Ido want to comment on the the sweaters, blouses you wear with the puffy sleeves, You do not look good wearing them and they add weight which makes you look shorter. Thank you.

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