15 Generation Z Gift Ideas for The Holidays That Will Make You the Cool Mom

Generation Z Gift Ideas

It really depends on who you ask or which article you’re reading, but for the sake of this post…Generation Z is currently age 12-26. That’s a wide range that can be pretty difficult to shop for, right?! Teenagers are notoriously picky, have grown past the toy stage, and have firm opinions on what they want. While 20-somethings are going through life changes that means they might want/need practical gifts (changes like college, graduating, new house, new job, etc.). Whether you have a teen or a 20-something on your list, these gifts are sure to please and are fun, trendy, and will definitely make you the cool mom (or aunt or grandmother).

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Generation Z Gift Ideas

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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!
Do you have some great finds for your teens or Gen Zer that we haven’t covered? Please share in the comments below!

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Must-Have Lip Set

Laneige lip masks are HUGE with Gen Z right now thanks to TikTok! This set has 5 of their mini-sized lip sleeping masks so they can try them all…

Stylish & Trendy

Another TikTok/Instagram favorite and an overall trend for the last few months…the Abercrombie & Fitch activewear dress! It comes in 8 other colors too.

Can't Go Wrong

You can never go wrong with a new pair of Chuck Taylor’s for him OR her. I’m loving all of the platform sneakers! If your teen is a sneaker lover, make sure you check out our teen sneaker trends gift guide (linked above).

Must-Have Minis

These Ugg minis are EVERYWHERE! They come in a bunch of colors but if you can get your hands on the popular chestnut brown…you’ll definitely be the coolest mom!

The Perfect Mani

Nail art has become a big trend this year, but if she doesn’t want to sit in the nail salon for hours…try these press-on's! Chillhouse has really cool designs that will make her feel cool and unique.

(Don’t) Hang Up & Hang Out

A game that lets them play on their phone AND socialize with real people? What a concept! Draw a card and follow the prompt…it’s that easy! Cards include prompts like taking a fun video of everyone in a frozen position, commenting on a celeb's social media, and more…Ages 13+

Just For Fun!

I shared that I bought these roller skates a few months back because they’re FUN, brought me joy, and make me feel like a kid again…I love them and know a Gen Z’er would too!

Cool & Popular Brand

Fear of God has quickly become a popular brand after collaborating with big names like Adidas, Nike, and Converse. Their Essentials line has great, high-quality basics with their signature Essentials logo for the Gen Z’er on your list that loves the look of stylish streetwear. This sweatshirt is a nice, cool basic that has matching sweatpants (also linked).

Gaming Go-To

You can’t go wrong with a Nintendo Switch for him or her. It’s the perfect handheld device with tons of game options.

New Nikes

Every teen (and young adult) loves a new pair of sneakers, right?! These Nike Blazers have that 70s-inspired look and the 2 colorways they’re offering are super cool.

Fun For All

For an outdoor activity everyone can enjoy…get them Spikeball! But beware…things can get pretty competitive pretty quick!

Turn The Music Up

Let them tune out the world with these Beats Bluetooth headphones. They come in multiple colors too!

Unique & Retro

If there’s one thing we know about Gen Z, it’s that they like to have items that make them feel unique and different. This retro-looking Bluetooth keyboard will do just that! Plus, it comes in 10 other colors too.

For Your Creative

I would have LOVED something like this when I was younger. It’s a 3D printing pen so you can literally watch your creativity come to life! SO cool! Make sure you get the pen filament refill too so that the fun doesn’t run out too soon…

For Your Skateboarder

Roller skates are one of the top gifts for teen girls, and skateboards are one of the top gifts for boys (and girls too if she likes to shred). The coolest thing about this skateboard? It’s electric! So they can really add some speed (up to 10 mph). It’s controlled by a handheld remote that they can adjust to pick their favorite cruising speed.
Kaitlyn Pettibon
Kaitlyn is a 20-something who has worked with 40-something influencers for the past three years before transitioning to Busbee’s full-time Creative Director a few months ago. Kaitlyn has a passion for style, clean beauty, and trends. A true introverted extrovert (yes, that’s a thing!), you can find her either curled up with a good book and coffee or in search of Austin’s tastiest margarita!
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11 thoughts on “15 Generation Z Gift Ideas for The Holidays 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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