101 Fun Gift Ideas for Teens They’ll Actually Like 2023

Fun & unique gifts for even hard to impress teens!

by Nancy Reynolds

This post: 101 Fun Gift Ideas for Teens They’ll Actually Like / Post Updated: September 2023

No one really knows what’s cool more than teenagers and they’re not particularly shy about telling you what they like and what they don’t like. That’s why coming up with gift ideas for teens can be so challenging!

Rather than guess what to get the teen in your life, we asked every teenager we know (trust me, that’s a lot of teens) to get the inside track on what’s hot (and what’s not) this holiday 2023 season. We even scoured TikTok to find the latest and hottest trends and gift ideas for teens!

To make your life easier, we pulled together 101 cool and unique ideas that teens think are actually pretty cool! We even broke them down by price so you can zero in on gift ideas that fit your budget. 

From the coolest stocking stuffers to the hottest tech gadgets of the season, check out our 101 fun gift ideas for teens they’ll actually like! And, even if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration here!


101 Fun Gift Ideas for Teens They’ll Actually Like


Disclaimer: We grouped gifts together by price, but keep in mind Amazon prices can change, which we have no control over. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, visit our Privacy/Disclosure Page.



#1 Burts Bees Lip Balm

Great stocking stuffer for guys or girls – perfect for those cold winter days ahead.


#2  Would You Rather – Hilarious Scenarios & Crazy Competition (Amazon BEST Seller!)

Fun for tweens, teens, and family bonding time. 

#3 Infinity Cube Fidget Toy

Great gadget for stress relief or just to kill a little time!


#4 Tweezy Nailpolish Holder Ring 

More than 20 fun colors to choose from! 20K+ sold on Amazon!


#5 VSCO Stickers: 100 Pieces

Great for laptops, water bottles, iPhones, or your teen’s skateboard. (Amazon CHOICE!)


#6 Life Skills for Teens

This handy book can help your teen learn how to cook, clean, manage money, fix their car, perform first aid, and just about everything else in between.


#7 Motivation Water Bottle with Time Marker

Now your teen can make sure they’re drinking enough water throughout the day. Tons of fun colors to choose from!


#8 The Ultimate Detangling Brush

Great for every hair type – curly, thick, natural, straight, fine, wet, or dry. Several colors to choose from!


#9 Thumbs Up Cell Phone Holder

Holds cell phones, tablets, and even E-readers. Plus, it’s so darn cute!


#10 Boho Rings

Pretty 12-pack of rings she can stack or wear single. Fashionable and fun!


#11 Ninja Wallet

This handy credit card-size multi-tool has 18 tools!


#12 4-Inch Big Hair Clips

These oversized hair clips are all the rage with teen girls. 


#13 Good Vibes Coloring Book for Teens

Motivational and calming quotes with positive and inspirational sayings for teens who love to color.


#14 Llama Mini Makeup Bag

Just enough space to hold her makeup essentials. So many fun colors and prints to choose from!


#15  “Make Good Choices” New Driver Keychain

Keep this message in your teen’s mind every time they get behind the wheel of a car.



#16 Spiral Hair Ties

This 8-pack of spiral hair ties is great for a no-crease ponytail.


#17 Slim Bifold Wallet with 11 Slots

Perfect-sized wallet for holding an ID and a little cash. Great value! Lots of great colors to choose from, too!


#18 Car Registration & Insurance Holder

Now your teen can keep all their important documents in one place and put them in their glove compartment. 


#19 Digital LED Alarm Clock

Cool clock complete with temperature display, adjustable brightness, and voice control.


#20 Blissful Moments Shower Steamers

This 6-pack of aromatherapy shower steamers will make your teen feel like they’re in a spa only in their shower!


#21 Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy (Amazon BEST Seller!)

One of the new fidget toys this season! 


#22 Facial Mask Variety Pack

Pack includes a cucumber pink salt mask, mauka honey mask, sweet tea lemon mask, charcoal black sugar mask, glacier water pink peony mask, and dead sea minerals mask. 


#23 Taco  Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Game (#1 Amazon BEST Seller!)

Play it anytime – fun for the whole family! Simple and hilarious! 


#24 5-Pack Naturistick Lip Balm

Five soothing flavors, including vanilla, peppermint, mango, pomegranate, and green tea. 21K positive reviews on Amazon!


#25 Monopoly Deal Game

If your teen is looking for a fun and fast game, this is it! It’s a new take on the classic Monopoly only much faster paced.



#26 Cell Phone Stand with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

When it comes to fun gift ideas for teens, think tech!  This small cellphone stand is small enough to take anywhere – a must-have for teens who love to stream videos and movies.


#27  Multi-Tool Pen 

This multi-functional 2Pc Pen Set has 8 cool features – super bright LED light, stylis top, standard and metric rules, bubble leveler, bottle opener, flathead and Phillips screwdriver, and ballpoint pen. 


#28 DIY Wall Collage – Fun Bedroom Accessory!

This fun kit includes 154 cutouts, 66 letter cutouts, 769 stickers, 41 quote stickers, 10 markers and so much more! Creating a unique wall collage has never been easier. 


#29 Magnetic Dart Board

Fun and safe for indoor or outdoor play. Won’t harm walls and rolls up easily when not in use. 


#30 LED Multi-Colored Flameless Candles

Battery operated with remote control function so your teen can choose the colors of their choice.


#31 BRONAX Pillow Slippers for Girls and Guys – HOT Gift Idea!

An extra thick sole makes this slipper super comfy! Tons of great colors to choose from! More than 23k positive reviews on Amazon!


#32 LOVEPS One-Step Volumizing Hair Dryer/Styler

Revlon makes one that’s a bit more expensive than this one (has great reviews!) but this one is less expensive and gets the job done without breaking the bank! 



#33 Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Staying warm never looked so trendy! 


#34 Top 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster (Great Stocking Stuffer!)

Such a fun gift for film buffs. Includes such movie classics as Star Wars, Jaws, Avatar, and more!


#35 Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker

The good news is, your teen will love singing in the shower. The bad news is, their showers just got longer.


#36 Wireless Portable Charger

Make sure your teen’s phone is never without power with this handy portable charger. 75K positive reviews on Amazon!


#37 Movie Night Popcorn Set

This 5-pack of gourmet popcorn will make movie night so much more fun! (We know teens are always hungry!)


#38 Fur Beanie Hat

Help your favorite teen girl stay warm and cozy all winter long with this adorable fur beanie hat. Lots of great colors to choose from.


#39 Deluxe Hair Chalk Gift Set

Temporary color pens can transform your teen’s hair in minutes! All the rage with teen girls!


#40 Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker (Amazon BEST Seller!)

The cutest “mini” speaker we’ve seen. Priced right and powerful, your teen can take this with them in the shower, their bedroom, the car, or even on their bike. Put this on your “great gift ideas for teens” list! More than 35K positive reviews on Amazon!


#41 Vintage Concert Tee

Have you heard? Vintage concert t-shirts are totally “in” with teens! (Hint: they love 80s music!)


#42 Slouchy Beanie Hat 

With the furry lining inside, they’ll never be cold in this adorable baggy beanie. TONS of colors to choose from, too! More than 13K positive reviews on Amazon!


#43 Clear Cosmetic Organizer

Now she can keep all her makeup, jewelry, and hair accessories neat and organized. Priced right!


#44 RockDove Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers (Nearly 140k Positive Amazon Reviews!)

How cool are these two-tone slippers? Marketed to guys, but we’re thinking these are pretty cool for girls, too! Seven different color combinations to choose from.


#45 4-Pack Cooling Towel

These cooling towels are such a great gift idea for athletes. Whether they’re on the field, doing yoga, running, or heading to the gym for a workout, they’ll love these evaporative, breathable cooling towels. Tons of great color combinations to choose from!


#46 Heatless Hair Curlers (As Seen on TikTok!)

Some of the hottest trends get their kick-start on TikTok, including this one! This heatless hair curler will give her all the curls she loves without the damaging heat.


#47 Mini Individual Waffle Maker (Lots of Colors & Patterns!)

This adorable mini waffle maker heats up in minutes and turns out the best little waffles. Easy for teens to operate! A must-have for new apartment dwellers, dorm rooms, or any teen who loves to cook! Tons of fun colors and patterns to choose from, too!


#48 REVLON Oil Control On the Go (Almost 50k Positive Reviews!)

A must-have for any teen who has oily skin. Great to keep in their backpack, purse, or in the car so they get rid of the shine in no time. This is another HOT trend on Tik Tok!


#49 Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand

Great gift for any teen who’s serious about taking selfies. Three lighting modes to choose from and each mode has 11 brightness levels. 5K positive reviews on Amazon!


#50 Gaming Headset Holder

A must-have for any teen gamer, this gaming headset holder can display 9 lighting effect modes, and up to 16.8 million colors to create an amazing gaming atmosphere. 


#51 24-Ounce Hydro Flask

What every teen needs – a quality water bottle to pop in their backpack, take to the gym or when they’re playing sports or just when they’re on the go. Lots of fun colors to choose from!


#52 Lay n’ Go Drawstring Makeup Organizer (Amazon BEST Seller!)

Such a fun way to keep all her makeup organized and within arm’s reach. Lots of fun colors to choose from! 


#53 Nike Drawstring Gymsack

Perfect to take to the gym, for a sleepover, or anywhere else. Six colors to choose from!


#54 Gel Nail Polish Manicure Set (Amazon BEST Seller!)

She’ll save a bundle at the nail salon by using this amazing Gel Nail Manicure Set instead. Includes everything she needs for salon-perfect nails.


#55 Kan Jam Disc Toss Outdoor/Backyard Game

This wildly popular game is great for any teen who loves a little competition among friends or family. Great for the backyard, the beach, camping, or anywhere else. Lightweight and easy to take on the go. 


#56 Wide Angle Lens for iPhone or Android

Compatible with all smartphones, tablets, and laptops including ALL iPhone models, Samsung Galaxy and Note, Google, Pixel, Huawei and more. 


#57 Mini Fridge

Come on… what teen wouldn’t flip to have their very own mini fridge? Now they can stash all their favorite snacks and drinks right in their bedroom. (Ahem… just a heads up, they might never come out now.)


#58 Apple AirTag

The Apple AirTag makes it easy to keep track of and find items like keys, backpacks, etc. in the Find Me app. 


#59 Naked3 Urban Decay Mini Makeup Palette

Perfect for her to keep in her purse or backpack! Pretty, blendable colors that last up to 12 hours. 


#60 Unisex Crocs Two-Strap Slides

Well… Crocs have never looked more fashionable. Perfect to slip on and dash out the door. Tons of colors to choose from!


#61 Bluetooth Speaker with Night Light

4-in-1 Bluetooth speaker functions as a Bluetooth speaker, night light, wireless charging station, and phone holder. Plus, buttons allow your teen to easily control volume, skip songs, answer calls, switch play or change the light mode.


#62 Satin Pillowcase with Sleep Mask and Hair Accessory

This luxurious satin pillowcase means less friction on her hair and skin. Your favorite teen girl will have few tangles, less frizz, and less hair breakage. 


#63 Tommy Hilfiger Slim Bifold Wallet

This Tommy Hilfiger bifold wallet is lightweight, slim and roomy enough to hold credit card(s), ID, and cash. Lots of colors to choose from!


#64 Adidas Defender Duffle Bag

The perfect duffle bag for overnighters or to head to the gym.  Lots of great colors to choose from!


#65 Glow in the Dark Football

Two LED lights for up to 30 hours of evening play on the field, at the beach, and even when camping. 


#66 Small Magic Bullet

This Magic Bullet chops, mixes, blends, whips, grinds, and more. Such a great gift idea for teens who love to cook or for those who have an interest in learning. 


#67 Vanity Mirror with Lights

Touch control with three different lighting settings, 10x magnification, and 360-degree rotation will make putting on her makeup a breeze. 


#68 100ft LED Lights for Bedroom, Dorm or Apartment

These light-changing LED lights with remote and app control will help your teen create an awesome ambiance in their bedroom, dorm or apartment!


#69 NeatPack Nylon Crossbody Bag (Amazon Choice!)

We’re lovin’ this cute crossbody bag! It’s adorable, lightweight, has tons of pockets including one for a water bottle and it’s a great bag to toss over your shoulder when you really don’t want to carry a bag. Comes in a couple of great colors, too!


#70  Laser Star Projector Nebula Lamp

The Sky Lite 2.0 instantly projects a field of drifting stars against a transforming nebula cloud instantly adding a cool ambiance to any teen’s bedroom or dorm room.



#71 Champion Sweatshirt

Seriously… is there a teen who doesn’t love hoodies? This Champion sweatshirt has all the cool name-brand style, minus the over-the-top expensive price.


#72 Lululemon Athletic Everywhere Belt Bag

For the teen who loves Lululemon, this everywhere belt will help keep her phone, wallet, and keys close so she can dash out the door to her next adventure!


#73 Spikeball Game

A fun combination of volleyball and foursquare, Spikeball is a fun game just about any teen would love! Plus, it’s portable – great for the backyard, the beach, camping, or anywhere else. 


#74 Hogwarts Legacy Video Game

Ranked as one of the top video games this year, any avid gamer is going to love this!


#75  Echo Show (3rd Generation 2023 Release)

This smart gadget has it all! So much entertainment – your teen can stream their favorite music, shows, podcasts, and more from providers like Amazon Music, Spotify, and Prime Video—now with deeper bass and clearer vocals. Includes a 5.5″ display so they can view shows, song titles, and more at a glance.



#76 Ugg Super Soft Slippers

Once she slips these on her feet, she may never leave the house again. Super fun, fluffy, and trendy. Three colors to choose from!


#77 Fossil Watch with Oversize Chronograph Dial

Watches are back in style! And, you can never go wrong with a Fossil watch!


#78 3-Piece Faux Fur Cozy Comforter Set

What teen wouldn’t love sleeping with this shaggy and cozy comforter? Luxury at its best! Great colors to choose from!


#79 Michael Kors Multifunctional Jet Set Phone Case

Not only is this phone case multifunctional it has all the name-brand style to go with it. Her cell phone, ID, cash or credit will fit perfectly – just slip it on her wrist and go!


#80 Mini Portable Video Projector (Amazon BEST Seller!)

This portable movie projector is great for playing videos, watching television, sharing photos and more. It easily connects with laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more. 


#81 Holy Stone HS440 Foldable FPV Drone with 1080P Wifi Camera 

Fun to learn and fun to operate, this drone is the coolest “toy” in town. 


#82 Barefoot Dreams Cozy Throw Blanket (45×60)

The absolute softest, coziest throw blanket you’ll find! (Nothing beats a Barefoot Dreams throw!)


#83 HOT TOOLS Pro Artist Nano Ceramic Curling Iron

Advanced ceramic technology helps create sleek, glossy shine without frizz.


#84 Betty Crocker Counter Top Pizza Maker

Got a teen who loves pizza more than life? Then this is the gift for them! (More than 6k positive reviews on Amazon!)


#85 Armo Gear Laser Tag

Are you ever really too old for laser tag? Your teen will have a blast striking up a competitive game with friends.


#86 Pankoo 40X60 Monocular Telescope with Smartphone Holder & Tripod (Amazon BEST Seller!)

Whether your teen is heading to a concert and wants to see the band up close or they’re hiking and want to see the beauty ahead, this Monocular Telescope will help them see farther and wider. 


#87 Keurig K-Express Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Perfect for teens who want a quick cup of coffee before they dash out the door. It’s great for college dorms and apartments, too!


#88 Infinity Orb Floating Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Your teen will be the envy of all his/her friends when they see this. It’s the coolest, techiest Bluetooth speaker you’ll find.



#89 Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbell Set 

Great gift idea for the fitness enthusiast or any teen who’s on a mission to gain strength.


#90 Coleman Sundome Camping Tent

If you have a teen who loves the outdoors, they’ll love this Coleman Camping Tent – lightweight and easy to set up. 


#91 Super Soft n’ Comfy Tufted Beanbag Chair

This ridiculously soft beanbag chair is durable, ultra-soft, and stuffed with memory foam cotton beans so your teen can sit and read, watch TV, scroll through their phone or play video games in luxury.


#92 Apple Airpods

The gift every teen wants! Wireless earbuds with lightning charging case. Up to 30 hours of battery life. 


#93 Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

For every teen who loves listening to music (but not the annoying noise in the background), these are the headphones for them. 


#94 Lululemon Yoga Pants

Lululemon Yoga Pants aren’t the cheapest yoga pants around, but they’re all the rage with teen girls. 


#95 Apple Watch SE (2nd Generation)

All the essentials your favorite teen needs to help them monitor their fitness, track their health, and stay safe. Now up to 20 percent faster, with features like crash detection and enhanced workout metrics, it’s a better value than ever.


#96 Ugg Boots

You really can’t go wrong with Ugg boots. They’ll keep her feet nice and toasty all winter long.


#97 Ugg Ascot Slipper (Tons of Colors to Choose From!)

He’s going to flip when he sinks his feet into these ultra-comfy slippers! (Girls love these, too!)


#98 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing Function

One of the perks of owning your own 3D printer is that your teen can create items that are uniquely designed by them! It opens the door for tons of creativity!


#99 14k Solid Gold Cursive Initial Necklace

Surprise your favorite teen girl with this gorgeous 14K gold Cursive Initial Necklace – she’ll cherish this forever!


#100 Gradual Sunrise Alarm Clock with Wireless Charging

When it comes to fun gift ideas for teens, this one is pretty darn cool! Create your own wake-up mode! Adjust the noise, volume, light color, and brightness from the app and personalize a healthy sleep and wake-up routine. 


#101 Insignia 32-Inch Class Smart HD TV

Now they can watch all their favorite shows and movies in hi-def right from the comfort of their bedroom. 


If you found a few great ideas reading, “101 Fun Gift Ideas for Teens They’ll Actually Like,” be sure to visit our Holiday Gift Guide or check out these other posts!

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