30 Cool and Trendy Gifts for Teens

Cool tech gadgets, hot new games, trendy buys and plenty of unique stocking stuffer ideas!

by Nancy Reynolds

This post: 30 Cool and Trendy Gifts for Teens / Post updated September 2023

We all know teenagers can be totally tough to buy for, but we’ve got you covered! Our very own “teen team” has done the legwork for you by rounding up everything teens love!

Here you’ll find the coolest tech gadgets, hot new games, trendy and fun buys, and plenty of unique stocking stuffer ideas!

30 Cool and Trendy Gifts for Teens

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Lightning Reaction Reloaded – The Ultimate “Shocking” Game

It’s a massive race against the clock to see who’s going to get zapped! On Amazon’s Choice List this season for teen boys, the Lightning Reaction Reloaded Game has three levels of “shock” – low, medium, or high – from very little to electrified. Be the last to react and you’ll get shocked! 


Honsky Thumbs-Up Stand

Cool, cute, compact, and effective, the Honsky Thumbs Up Stand holds SmartPhones, Tablets, or E-Readers. Spans to hold devices from 3.5 inches to 8 inches. Plus, it’s totally adjustable for vertical or horizontal viewing. Great stocking stuffer! (An Amazon Choice this season! ) 


Color-Changing Cinema Lightbox

The teen on your list will have a blast creating messages and writing inspirational messages with this fun Cinema Lightbox that changes colors! Great for bedrooms, dorms, or college apartments!  

Hidrate Spark PRO Smart Watter Bottle

Great gift for athletes or anyone who’s committed to drinking more water throughout the day, the Hidrate Spark PRO Smart Water Bottle tracks water intake and will remind you with an LED glow reminder when it’s time to drink more water.


Blue Nebula PopSocket

All the rage with teens, this PopSocket is out of this world! The PopSocket offers a secure grip so kids can text with one hand and snap better photos. Plus, they’re pretty darn cool!  Great stocking stuffer! 


Easy Teen Cookbook with 74 Delicious Recipes

Even the world’s best chefs had to start somewhere! This easy teen cookbook with 74 fun & scrumptious recipes to try is a must-have for the teen on your list who loves to cook or even the teen who’s learning their way around the kitchen. Makes a great stocking stuffer! 


The Echo Dot – 5th Generation with Clock

For the techy teen in your life, the Echo Dot does it all! Hands-free, voice-controlled that uses Alexa to play music, control SmartPhone home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, get weather information, and stay updated on the latest news. This one even has a clock!



Giant Handmade Chunky Knit Blanket

New Trend! Any teen girl would absolutely love cuddling up in this chunky handmade knit blanket made with 100% merino wool. Choose your color – 24 in all! 



Water Resistant Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port

This awesome water-resistant backpack is lightweight and comfortable with padded straps. They’ll be able to keep everything dry and organized inside with several roomy compartments. Plus, the handy USB charging port makes this gift a total winner!


Personalized Leather Wallet for Guys

Every teen guy needs a great wallet that’s both functional and hip. This minimalistic bi-fold totally fits the bill… literally! It’s sleek, super stylish, and can be completely customized. Great gift for Christmas, graduation, and birthdays and it makes a great stocking stuffer, too! 


Wide Angle Video Action Camera

The photographer and videographer on your list will love capturing high-quality images and video with this Video Action Camera. It has excellent waterproof performance and is designed to withstand extreme environments. Perfect for hiking, diving, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, and even skydiving! Amazon Choice! 


Handmade Aromatherapy Fizzies Bath Bombs

Nothing soaks the stress away more than a relaxing bath with luxurious fizzing bath bombs. Every handmade bath bomb is infused with essential oil blends, including lavender, peppermint, orange, and more!


Fitbit Charge 2 Heartrate & Fitness Tracker Watch

A must-have for every fitness enthusiast on your list, the Fitbit 2 heart rate + fitness wristband tracks all-day activity including steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and active minutes. Great for graduations, too! 


Faux Fur Slippers

Who could resist these super cute faux fur slippers? Perfect for lounging around the house or hanging out in her dorm or college apartment. She can even wear them to class since they’re suited for inside or outside. Several colors to choose from. 


DEERC Mini Drone for Kids with 720P HD Camera

The popularity of drones is just getting started AND teens love ’em! Now they can see the sky from a live video feed through their smartphone!



C.C. Messy Bun / Ponytail Beanie Hat

On Amazon’s BEST SELLER list this season! She’ll keep her head toasty warm without her messy bun or ponytail getting in the way. Perfect for teen girls of all ages. Comes in a variety of fun colors. Great stocking stuffer!


Bose Micro Portable Outdoor Speaker

Crisp, balanced sound and unmatched bass for a Bluetooth speaker its size, plays loud and clear outdoors for beach days,  hiking, or camping trips. It’s also easily portable – take it wherever you go! Strap it to your backpack, cooler, or handlebars.


Juliette Holographic Nail Polish in Rose Gold

For the girlie girl on your list, this gorgeous nail polish in rose gold is perfect for every day or for special occasions. Makes an awesome stocking stuffer, too. 


Rotating Makeup Organizer

For the girl on your list who loves to keep her makeup organized and right at her fingertips, this awesome functional organizer rotates a full 360 degrees and holds a ton of makeup, brushes, and lotions. 



Pick Your Poison Game – The Ultimate “Would You Rather” Game

A great way to spend a night with friends, (and find out just how messed up your friend’s answers are), this fun Pick Your Poison Game is the ultimate “would you rather” game that will keep them laughing for hours. (Amazon Choice!) 


Super Soft Stuffed Cat

When it comes to teenagers you can never go wrong with an adorable stuffed animal and this one is so totally cute and snuggly soft it’s hard to pass up. 11.8″ super soft, super cute, AND super stuffed! 


REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush

With more than 300,000 positive reviews on Amazon, THIS is the hair dryer/volumizing brush to have! It creates perfectly salon-styled hair in minutes! Plus, it reduces frizz by 30 percent! 


12″ Screen Magnifier for Smartphone

Now they don’t have to look at their tiny phone screen when they’re watching a movie! This handy gadget magnifies their screen to 12 inches! Pretty cool, huh?



Trendy Fun Meme Vinyl Stickers

The teen on your list will love these fun meme vinyl stickers. They can attach them to any laptop, skateboard, planner, notebook, or even their water bottle – you name it!

Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker

This cool waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker can be fully immersed in water up to 1 meter for about 30 minutes. it’s dustproof, waterproof, shockproof, rainproof, snowproof – nearly indestructive (within reason, of course). The perfect speaker for “no worries” activities like hiking, camping, kayaking, and a day at the beach. Another Amazon Choice!

Modern Mirror Digital Clock

With a cool mirror look adjustable brightness and night mode, this isn’t your typical digital clock. This is the perfect gift for teens who like the coolest new and hippest gifts! 


Hasbro “Speak Out” Game

For the teen who loves to laugh and get downright silly, Hasbro’s “Speak Out” game is hilariously fun for teens and the whole family! 

LED Multi-Color Strip Lights

These fun LED lights come with more than 65 feet of lights so your favorite teen can wrap them around their bedroom ceiling, dorm or anywhere else they’re looking for ambiance and a cool vibe.  

Portable Phone Charger 

No more excuses for not calling you! This fun and cool looking phone charger will extend the battery life of their phone and make it easy to call anywhere, anytime. Great stocking stuffer! 

Backlit Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Real gamers are all about tech trends and this cool backlit gaming keyboard is way cool! Perfect for the hard-core gamers on your list or even teens who just want to trade out their boring keyboards. 


Adidas Relaxed Fit Hat for Girls

She’ll be stylin’ a top-name brand with this Adidas relaxed-fit hat that’s sure to look great on her! Makes a great stocking stuffer, too! 


Amazon Gift Card

When it comes to cool and trendy gifts for teens, sometimes, the best gift is straight-up cash – you can never go wrong! Great gift idea for out-of-town teens you have to buy for. Also makes a great stocking stuffer! 

Looking for more cool and trendy gifts for teens? Check out these posts for more ideas!

50 Cool Stocking Stuffers for Teen Girls

50 Cool Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys

40 Best Books for Teens for Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

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