Is it just me or are tweens and teens the hardest age group to shop for? On an everyday basis it can be a challenge to find things they truly like (and will actually use), but add in the pressure of the holidays and it can feel especially intimidating.
Luckily, I have quite a bit of experience shopping for this age range, so I wanted to put together a guide of gift ideas for you. Regardless of what your teens are into, these presents are sure to be a hit. I made sections of teen girl gift ideas and teen boy gift ideas, so all you have to do is hit “buy now” — the holidays just got a lot easier.
The perfect pillowcase set to kickstart only the sweetest of dreams as we head into a new year.
These cute shades are such a steal (they’re under $20) and they have glowing reviews.
One winter staple that will always get good use: a classic rib knit beanie. This one is made with 100% wool that will actually keep your teen’s head warm. Plus, the quality is made to last.
This particular style of UGG boots was highly coveted last year, and for good reason. They’re cozy, easy to throw on, and go with so many outfits.
A neutral and timeless puffer jacket that can easily transition from day to night wear. This coat also comes in a rich espresso color as well as a pretty fog hue.
This classic tote makes the ideal travel bag. It’s surprisingly roomy and super durable — a piece she’ll have for years to come.
You can’t go wrong with a simple pair of white sneakers. These are trending right now and are known for how comfortable they are.
Wundermost Square-Neck Bodysuit
It seems like teen girls practically live in bodysuits. This one is a great wardrobe staple that holds up well after many washes.
One item teens can never have enough of? Hoodies. I love the straight silhouette on this one because it makes it look a bit nicer than the traditional baggy varities.
These lace-up sneakers are sure to get good wear since they can be paired with just about any outfit.
The corduroy fabric on this baseball hat totally won me over, and your guy is sure to love it too.
These three mini scents have woody notes and are a great size to tote along in a sports bag.
If you’re struggling to pick out a gift, go with these Lululemon shorts. They’re soft, breathable, and come in the prettiest shades.
This water-repellent backpack is another Lululemon find that I’m totally digging. It could be used for so many different outings/occasions and has a polished and sophisticated look.
If your son has been wearing the same pajamas (or basketball shorts) for years on end, it’s time to update his stash. A pair of flannel joggers is a good go-to.
Aviators are a no-brainer for the guy who always has his shades on. Plus, they add an instant “cool” factor.
While he might not be overly ecstatic about this gift, it’s likely something he could use. It’s an all-in-one cleanser that works on both hair and skin — say hello to more shower space.