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 11-26. 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 might mean they 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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Alo > Lululemon

According to Gen Z, they prefer Alo for their activewear and athlesure pieces over the popular Lululemon brand. If you want to make your Gen Z’er happy, gift them a pair of these Alo leggings that come in a TON of color options!

Most Popular Sneakers

Step aside Golden Goose, New Balance, and Nike…adidas is having a major moment! The Samba style is super popular and on-trend with Gen Z right now. But they’re selling out fast! We linked a few option as well as another style called the Spezial.

TikTok Made Me!

If your Gen Z’er loves to cook and loves TikTok, this As Cooked On TikTok cookbook would be such a great gift!

Listen Up!

These are a wonderful gift if your teen is headed to college, if your 20-something works from home, or if they just need an upgrade on their headphones. These wireless, over-ear headphones come in multiple colors too. If they already have these or you want to gift something to help them personalize their headphones, we also linked some cool headphone covers that are fun, colorful, and unique!

Early Prevention

While a red light face mask might not be for teens, it’s something the older half of this generation is loving right now and will definitely have on their list this year!

Go-To Gift

You really can’t go wrong with a Stanley cup for anyone on your list. We love this bright green but it comes in other colors too.


These bright, printed quilted jackets from Etsy are all over TikTok right now and they’re SO cute for any Gen Z’er! We linked an option from Etsy and one from Anthropologie we know they’ll love.

Clean, Clean, Clean!

These spray hand sanitizers are another viral TikTok item and this set includes five so they can have them wherever they go! This exact set keeps going in and out of stock so we linked another option on Amazon too.

Fun Phone Case

This affirmation phone case is unique (a Gen Z must!) and we love how bright and colorful it is!

Best Lip Balm

These Summer Fridays lip balms are SO good…just trust us. This is a great gift under $50!

Sought After Slippers

These Ugg slippers are SO popular right now and come in multiple colors. We also linked another platform style that’s equally as popular among Gen Z. And…if you can get your hands on any Ugg style in the Chestnut color…that’s a Christmas miracle and you’ll have a very happy Gen Z’er in your house!

GOOD idea right?

If you have an Olivia Rodrigo fan in your house who also loves their record player, this vinyl will not disappoint!

Statement Glassware

Obviously, these beautiful wine glasses are only for the 21+ crowd! This set of 6 is beautiful, cool, unique, and colorful. This brand has multiple color options of this set on Shopbop too.

Beauty Brand for All!

Yes, Charlotte Tilbury is a beauty brand that ALL generations love! This set includes their popular liquid highlighter and blush. Maybe you grab one for them and yourself??

Gen Z Brand

Miu Miu has quickly become one of Gen Z’s favorite designer brands. If you’re looking to gift that fashionista on your list something luxe and on-trend, these Miu Miu ballet flats are perfect.
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13 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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