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

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Holiday Gifts For Teens

Of all the people on your list to shop for this holiday season, teens may be the hardest. Even under the best of circumstances, teens 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 have 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 12 holiday gifts for teens that will make you the cool mom.

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Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Odds are she’s already in love with Urban Decay. This 12-pan gemstone-inspired eye shadow palette will literally add sparkle to her eyes. The marbleized shimmers and pigmented mattes are great for creating looks long after the holidays.

Women's Air Force 1 '07 LX

We bet you thought the obsession with Air Force 1s was last year's craze? Well, guess again. Your teen can have ten pairs of Air Force 1s and still need more.

Meer Mini Portable Projector

Whether she’s chillin’ in her dorm room or holed-up in her room at home, your teen is going to love this mini portable projector. She can project all her favorite streaming channels by simply plugging her phone or laptop into the device’s USB port.

Powerbeats Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are always a solid gift if you know your teen has been rocking an old, corded pair. Bonus points: Gen Z loves Beats by Dr. Dre, so with 8 different colors to choose from, how can you go wrong?

Hallie Monogram Hook

These monogram hooks are super-fun and customizable. They’ll also help your teen organize all of the handbags, jackets, and jewelry she’s got cluttering her bedroom or dorm.

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slippers

Fluffy slides are all the rage at the moment. Gift this leopard print pair to your favorite teen and she’ll wear them every day during the cold months. Quite possibly in the warmer months too!

Tenergy Bluetooth Beanie

Now he doesn’t have to struggle with keeping his headphones in his ears while listening to music and keeping his head warm. These headphones are built right into this stylish beanie and are perfect for hands-free phone calls.

JoyX Mini R/C Drone

This drone comes in a protective, ball-shaped frame, so it’ll survive those bumps that less-than-careful teen boys put their toys through. Features include a 6-axis gyroscope and slow-fast speed modes.

Nintendo Switch Lite

If he’s addicted to gaming (which teen boy isn’t?), get him the Nintendo Switch Lite, designed for handheld play. It’s a little pricey, but still much less than the full Nintendo Switch, which comes with both handheld and console modes of play.

Gunnar Gaming Eyewear

Help him trick out his look with pro-looking shades. For gaming teens who stay up online late into the night, these blue light blocking glasses will protect their eyes and help them get to sleep faster.

Baker Skateboard

A nice incentive to get your teen away from the screen, gift him a complete skateboard set including the trucks and wheels. According to my 17-year-old son, Baker boards are “fire.”

MCM Monogram Slides

I know, I know. Who spends that kind of money on their kid for shoes? Well, if you can swing it, you'll be your son’s hero for treating him to rubber slides that’ll be the envy of all his friends.
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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One thought on “12 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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