You’ve crossed off your parents and best friends from your list, but gifts for teens in your life have you stumped. So many new, cool things have dropped leading up to the holidays that at least one of them will fall under the teen/tween bracket. You may be far removed from their Tide pod-eating ways and obsessive Tik Tok-ing habit. However, shopping for a teen or tween isn’t as hard as it used to be.
Nowadays, we’ve all scratched our heads over what teens and tweens are into the trends they’re into. If you’ve scrolled through your Instagram explore page, then you know your teenage interests differ greatly from the older millenials. On the other hand, the teens of today are into just as much makeup, skin care, and things in tech as you and I are!
It’s (almost) as easy as shopping for yourself. Between the limited-edition drops for the sneaker head in your family and the beauty collections for the makeup geek there’s a lot to choose from. Once you see what potential gifts we’ve picked for our list, there may be a few you want for yourself!
We think so…
Here are some of the coolest picks we found that your teen or tween will love.
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Like we said, getting gifts for teens could be like shopping for yourself. These boots from converse are perfect to wear rain, snow or shine.
A new pair of boots for your youngster is perfect for them to get wearing, snapping, and Instagramming as soon as they get them.
Not to mention, these boots are so cool, you may want to add a pair to cart for yourself. Did we mention they also come in black? They come in black, too, girl.
There's a good chance that if your teen or tween is a fan of Stranger Things on Netflix, then they'll be into the main character's beauty line.
Millie Bobbie Brown's Florence by Mills is basically made for young teens and tweens. The clean beauty brand's Dreamy Dew moisturizer is a non-greasy game-changer for dry skin.
And since entire the line is so affordable, you may want to also gift your teen or tween the Clean Magic Face Wash, to go with this one.
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Kitty and Vibe is a brand that offers comfortable (and colorful) swimsuit options for sizes up to a 4X.
The innovation behind its swim, though, is that it takes butt size into account so your teen isn't left with a droopy booty or unwarranted thong on vacation. Plus, the bra cup sizes recently went up to a G cup.
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Organization probably isn't at the top of your teen or tween's priority list. But this see-through Caboodles makeup organizer will hopefully let them see how tidying up will save them time getting ready in the morning.
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If you're truly not aware of what your teen or tween is digging these days — go to Hot Topic. Trust and believe there will be tween-related options for you there like this Riverdale Southside Serpents mini bag. And if your teen isn't down for Archie and the gang, there's a plethora of other pop culture-inspired lines from Harry Potter to Star Wars.
Teen or otherwise, if there's a Disney lover in your life, get them this cute Maleficent Eyeshadow Palette.
Perfect for fall, this 12-shade palette offers a well-balanced ratio of shades to shimmers. Plus, it's only $24.
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A lot more teens are conscious of today's social issues.
This Protect Black Girls sweatshirt from Legendary Rootz highlights protecting weird, trans, hood, nerdy, fat, dark skin, and all other Black Girls. They come in several colors and goes up to a 5X.
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Honestly, if we were teens again, we'd get literally anything from Dolls Kill.
Since the fuzzy trend is in — and this has to be appropriate for tweens as well — this crop is a cool option to keep your teen cozy this season.
And yes, it comes in pink, too.
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When we think of teens, we think gloss. And Aunty RiRi's Glossy Posse holiday gift set is filled with 5 glossy pieces. If you're a fan of Fenty Beauty's other glosses, Rihanna released four new shades of her Gloss Bomb in addition to her Fuzzy shade. They all come in mini sizes, too, making them easy to carry between classes.
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Atomic Gold is a queer-owned brand that offers fine jewelry for finger sizes up to a size 16.
Though their pieces are pricey, their minimalist look is what many teens go for. Did we mention these rings come in multiple shades?
If it wasn't easy for you to find cool combat boots for your feet and calves, your teen could be struggling, too. These lace-up and zip combat boots are great to gift your teen or tween. If you really want to tease them, gift them a pair of socks, first.
Some parents (including mine) are opposed to real tattoos. But Inkbox offers semi-permanent tattoos that last for up to two weeks. They come in various sizes, but there aren't any obscene tattoos offered on its site, making it perfect for teens and tweens alike.
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Urban Outfitters is another place teens (and probably you, too) often drift towards. Its Ohii collection includes this easy-to-use Fresh Toner Pads. These are way easier than carrying a bottle and cotton pads separately.
Would you get any of these for the teens/tweens in your life? Any gifts you would add that’s missing on our list? Are there any picks here you would want for yourself?
Drop a note in the comments!
If you are still gift shopping, make sure you check out our Self Care Gift Guide, our Nostalgia & Throwback Gift Guide, our Geek Chic Gift Guide, and keep your eyes peeled for more to come this week!
Did we find the best gifting ideas for those gifts for teens and tweens?