The Coolest Gifts for Tweens & Teens This Year

From a weighted basketball to infinite jewelry and games that will get them outside, these gifts for tweens will get a thumbs up from your hard-to-please older kid

Finding the perfect gift is tricky, especially for the tweens and teens on your list, because, let’s face it, they’re not easily impressed. Getting it right with this age group requires some serious legwork, but it’s so worth it! That’s why we’ve pulled together gifts for tweens that we know they’ll love—from the coolest decor for their rooms to games to keep them happily entertained; each one is a total vibe. Have younger kids at home? Check our gift guides for preschoolers and grade school kids, and don’t forget the stocking stuffers!

XBox Mobile Game Controller

XBox Mobile Game Controller for teens tweens

Hook your iPhone up to this handheld controller for a better gaming experience on the go. 

XBox Mobile Game Controller ($60)—Buy Here!

National Geographic Hobby Pottery Wheel Kit

National Geographic Hobby Pottery Wheel Kit gift for teens

Developed by professional potters, this potting wheel will get your tween making pottery on day 1. 

National Geographic Hobby Pottery Wheel Kit ($140)—Buy Here!

Powerhandz Weighted Basketball

This weighted ball helps you strengthen your wrists, fingers, and upper body to improve your skills on the court. 

Powerhandz Weighted Basketball ($54)—Buy Here!

Stanley Quencher H2.0 Tumbler

All the rage, this tumbler comes in loads of fun colors to choose from. 

Stanley Quencher H2.0 Tumbler ($35)—Buy Here!

STMT Infinity Jewelry Kit

STMT Infinity Jewelry Kit gifts for teen

Create 10 forever bracelets with no welding needed. Comes with infinity hooks and charms for a sleek look. 

STMT Infinity Jewelry Kit ($29)—Buy Here!

Dear Rebel: 125+ Women Share Their Best Advice for the Girls of Today

Through letters, poems, essays, self-portraits, and more, the authors tackle topics like overcoming obstacles, discovering your passion, and dreaming big.

Dear Rebel: 125+ Women Share Their Best Advice for the Girls of Today ($24)—Buy Here!

Jordan 1 Mid

Jordan 1 Mid gifts for teens

We love that this is still the hot shoe for tweens and teens. It comes in great colors to match any vibe!

Jordan 1 Mid ($75)—Buy Here! 

HP Sprocket Studio Plus Photo Printer

It's all the rage to print out old-style photos these days and this Wifi-enabled printer makes it easy. 

HP Sprocket Studio Plus Photo Printer ($150)—Buy Here! 

Posca Paint Pens

We love gifting these markers as they have a wide variety of colors and come with reversible tips in two widths. 

Posca Paint Pens ($29)—Buy Here!

Spring & Gege Classic Hoodie

Spring & Gege Classic Hoodie

Teens can never have too many hoodies, trust us. 

Spring & Gege Classic Hoodie ($26)—Buy Here!

Paris Hilton Mini Refrigerator and Personal Beauty Fridge

Walmart

Keep cosmetics and drinks cool, or keep towels and cosmetic wax warm with this adorable pink mini fridge. It also includes a mirrored door with light, so you have everything you need in one cute little package. "That's hot."

Paris Hilton Mini Refrigerator and Personal Beauty Fridge ($48.47)—Buy Here!

Funko Pop! Naruto

Anime fans will love this Funko Pop! character to display on their bookshelves. 

Funko Pop! Naruto ($13)—Buy Here!

Meta Quest 5 VR Headset

Meta Quest 5 VR Headset gifts for tweens

Immerse yourself in a VR world with this headset that's fun for teens and parents alike. 

Meta Quest 5 VR Headset ($299)—Buy Here!

Memory Locket Set

Memory Locket Set gift for tweens

Keep a special photo or treasure close to your hear in this fun geometric locket. 

Memory Locket Set ($48)—Buy Here!

SkateXS Beginner Starboard Skateboard

With loads of colors and styles to choose from, this beginner skateboard is just what they need to get started. 

SkateXS Beginner Starboard Skateboard ($121)—Buy Here!

Jump from Paper Backpack

This pop culture backpack will have them walking to school in style. 

Jump from Paper Backpack ($130)—Buy Here!

Tomato Table Lamp

Tomato Table Lamp gift for teens

This kitschy table lamp is so fun to display in your tween's room. 

Tomato Table Lamp ($99)—Buy Here!

Half Magic Light Trap Duochrome Highlighter

Half Magic Light Trap Duochrome Highlighter

Looking to add a little shimmer and glow this holiday season? Try this highlighter from Half Magic that's easily applied with fingertips. 

Half Magic Light Trap Duochrome Highlighter ($22)—Buy Here!

Society 6 Wall Tapestry

This tapestry comes in many different sizes and will brighten any bedroom. 

Society 6 Wall Tapestry ($37 and up)—Buy Here!

Learn to Draw Manga Basics for Kids

Learn to Draw Manga Basics for Kids

In this fun, instructional graphic novel, follow the creative journey of aspiring manga artist Lemon-chan to learn how to draw the fundamentals of the manga style.

Learn to Draw Manga Basics for Kids ($20)—Buy Here!

Glossier Lip Gloss

This fun gloss comes in two shades (plus clear) and is a fun addition to any stocking. 

Glossier Lip Gloss ($15)—Buy Here!

'What Happened to Rachel Riley?' by Claire Swinarski

What Happened to Rachel Riley?

In this indie bestseller, an eighth grader uses social media posts, passed notes, and other clues to find out why a formerly popular girl is now the pariah of her new school. 

What Happened to Rachel Riley? ($20)—Buy Here!

LectroFan Micro Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker

We love how this tiny speaker both masks noise and doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. Buy two for stereo sound. 

LectroFan Micro Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker ($35)—Buy Here!

Puma Palermo Sneakers

These classic sneakers are all the rage and come in many colors, perfect for all the teens on your list. 

Puma Palermo Sneakers ($90)—Buy Here!

Minecoins Gift Card

Buy skins, textures, and worlds with this Minecraft gift card. 

Minecoins Gift Card ($20)—Buy Here!

Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids

This book of photography projects will inspire your little photographer to get out there and work on their skills. 

Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids ($25)—Buy Here!

Chloe Sequins Beanie

Joyfolie

Staying warm never looked so good. Can you beat sequins? Nope.

Chloe Sequins Beanie ($29.50)—Buy Here!

Gudetama Talking Egg

Add this adorable talking figurine to your teen's desk this holiday season. 

Gudetama Talking Egg ($12)—Buy Here!

Holy Stone GPS Drone

Holy Stone GPS Drone

This fun drone is programmed to remember its "home" and return there when it loses power or is summoned. 

Holy Stone GPS Drone ($160)—Buy Here!

Yoglad Japanese Style Chaise Lounge Sofa

This swivel floor chair is as perfect for gaming as it is for cozying up with a good book. 

Yoglad Japanese Style Chaise Lounge Sofa ($220)—Buy Here!

Terrarium Candle

Terrarium Candle

Choose between poppy and cactus themes (or get both!) of these candles that smell as nice as they look. 

Terrarium Candle ($27)—Buy Here!

GoSports Slammo Game Set

GoSports Slammo Game Set

This fun game will bring your crew together for some good old-fashioned competition at home, the beach, or the park. 

GoSports Slammo Game Set ($35)—Buy Here!

Bunny Buns Squishy Dumplings

Bunny Buns Squishy Dumplings gift for teens

These cute squishies are both steamed buns and tiny bunnies and we know your tween is going to love them. 

Bunny Buns Squishy Dumplings ($10)—Buy Here!

Spotify Premium 6-month Subscription

Spotify Premium 6-month Subscription best gifts for teens

Gift the gift of ad-free music to your music lover this holiday season. 

Spotify Premium 6-month Subscription ($60)—Buy Here!

Tristan Strong Series by Kwame Mbalia

Tristan Strong Series books for kids

Author Kwame Mbalia brings this middle-grade book series to life with vibrant characters and historical references your kids will love. 

Tristan Strong Series ($31)—Buy Here!

BIC BodyMark Temporary Tattoo Markers

Bic BodyMark Temporary Tattoo Markers

These skin-safe markers are fun for kids who can't stop doodling on their bodies. 

BIC BodyMark Temporary Tattoo Markers ($29)—Buy Here!

Harry Potter™ Potions Book Velvet Jewelry Box

Harry Potter™ Potions Book Velvet Jewelry Box

Your Harry Potter fan can keep all their treasure in this hidden box that looks like a book. 

Harry Potter™ Potions Book Velvet Jewelry Box ($69)—Buy Here!

Crate and Barrell Backlit Dartboard

Crate and Barrell Backlit Dartboard

Your teen will love adding this dartboard to their wall. It also makes a great addition to a game room or garage. 

Crate and Barrell Backlit Dartboard ($199)—Buy Here!

Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium Poster

You'll love this compilation of scenes showing off the origin stories for various Marvel characters. 

Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium Poster ($40)—Buy Here!

Hydroflask Wide Mouth Bottle

Hydroflask Wide Mouth Bottle

While you might not think a water bottle is that exciting of a gift, teens and tweens are obsessed with this Hydroflask, especially when they can deck it out with loads of stickers. 

Hydroflask Wide Mouth Bottle ($50)—Buy Here!

 

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