Wondering what to buy for a kid or teenager this year that isn’t more toys and video games? I asked my sixteen year old son, his friends, and their younger siblings what’s on their wishlists this year, and these were the most-requested (aside from a car, an Xbox, and money of course).
Whether your young-ish gift recipient is into sports, gaming, art, or just having the coolest bedroom in their friend group, you’ll win Gifter Of The Year awards for any of these fourteen kid-approved ideas.
Holiday Gifts For Kids & Teens
Every kid and teen needs a tripod. From filming to hands-free video browsing, it’s an absolute must. This one converts to a selfie stick, too.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 2
This mini printer turns phone photos into small stickers in seconds. It’s such a fun way to dress up a notebook, journal, birthday card, or locker.
This moon light is a whole vibe, and can cycle through the rainbow with an included remote. It’s available in six sizes; we recommend the 6 inch.
Nothing eases a stressful day at school like curling up under a weighted blanket. When choosing the right size, aim for 10% of their body weight.
PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER
Nothing is worse than being at a concert with your phone at 5%. A portable charger adds emergency juice, and this one is extra slim to fit in any bag.
TIKTOK & E-BOOK SCROLLING RING
This ring pairs with TikTok and E-book apps so you can scroll and swipe with one finger while the phone is on a stand. It’s such a cool gadget!
LULULEMON BELT BAG
Look out 2023, the fanny pack is back! But now it’s worn across the chest and this one from Lululemon is the must-have accessory of the year.
COUNTERTOP BATHROOM ORGANIZER
Turn the bathroom countertop or bedroom vanity into a personal spa with this skincare organizer. It keeps products organized while still in reach.
DIGITAL COIN BANK
Move over piggy bank, there’s a new jar in town. This digital bank detects coin sizes and keeps a running total of your savings.
STANLEY TUMBLER SNACK HOLDER
The Stanley Tumbler has been the most requested gift item all year long. If your kid already has one, this compatible snack tray is a great add-on.
SHOE CLEANING KIT
Jason Markk is a top-notch shoe cleaning product for every sneaker lover. This set comes with everything they need, plus a suede cleaner for Uggs.
COOLULI 20L MINI FRIDGE
What kid doesn’t want their own mini fridge? This top-rated brand has a glass front so it can double as a dry erase board. The 20L is the perfect kid size.
POKÉMON CARD ORGANIZER
Pokémon cards can be hard to organize. This binder comes with enough sleeves to hold 900 cards so they can keep on building their collection.
WIDE CRISSCROSS DESK CHAIR
This TikTok viral chair is famous for good reason. Its extra wide size allows kids to sit with their legs crossed while doing homework at their desk.
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2022 Gift guide
Still not seeing what you need? Here’s last year’s gift guide with even more ideas to choose from. We’ve checked the links to make sure they’re still available, and if they aren’t in stock, we linked something similar.
All 2023 gift guides