Shopping for teens and college kids can be a challenge but we have you covered with these amazing gifts, all under $25. Here are our very favorite ideas for unique holiday gifts and stocking stuffers from one of our favorite companies, UncommonGoods.
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25 Stocking Stuffers and Unique Holiday Gifts for Teens
1. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Your teen can turn their shower into a spa with one of these aromatherapy tablets. \Infused with essentials oils, they are available in lavender, eucalyptus, or orange mint.
2. Collapsible Popcorn Popper
Use any kind of popcorn kernel in this silicone rubber bowl. This is a great, healthy snack for your perpetually hungry teen, and it folds for easy storage.
3. Shark Socks
These whimsical shark socks will bring make your teen smile – what a gift that is to see!
4. 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Take a deep dive into movie magic with this poster that invites your teen to keep track of 100 iconic films. They can use a coin to scratch off each title and reveal surprise, movie-related artwork underneath. This is a clever way to decorate a drab dorm wall, perfect for any movie buffs.
5. Collapsible Water Bottle
This water bottle can help your teen stay hydrated. It collapses and is small enough to fit in a pocket or backpack.
6. Cord Organizer
Organization is a challenge for even the most organized student. Your teen can easily store their electronics cords neatly and throw them in their backpack. Great for traveling to and from home, too!
7. Microwave Pasta Pot
Eating in a college dining hall begins to lose its appeal a few months into first semester. Being able to take a break and cook something in their own dorm room will be a gift to your student. Just add noodles and water and nuke. The flexible lid’s a strainer, too, so they can drain, toss with sauce, and eat straight from the pot.
8. Orbits Eye Stones
When your student’s eyes are exhausted from doing schoolwork, these stone disks bring instant relief. Chill them and apply on or under eyes for a spa treatment.
9. Avocado Huggers
Avocados have become a super-popular food for many teens and college kids and these genius covers keep half avocados from turning brown and soggy.
10. Drink More Water Bottle
This bottle gently reminds your teen to stay hydrated.
11. Water bottle/phone holder
The problem of what to do with a phone and water bottle while working out at the gym is solved with this clever water bottle with built-in space for a phone.
12. Blooming Lollipops
Savor creative combinations like lavender-lemongrass and strawberry-basil. For any teen with a green thumb (and the space to grow a plant) the lollipop stick can be planted to grow a plant that was an ingredient in the sucker. Genius!
13. Therapy Dough
Modeled after clay used by art therapists, this dough is infused with essential oils for stress relief. It’s fun, stress relieving and provides aromatherapy-all things our teens need.
14. Music Playing Cards
In this music lover’s card deck, the cards bear star’s portraits and genres are represented by the suits. Fun for teen music lovers.
15. Overnight Foot Care Kit
The life of teens is stressful, schleping their stuff all over campus…Give them some TLC for their feet, while they sleep: rosemary-mint scented cream, and soft socks you wear all night.
16. College Dish Towel
Celebrate your alma mater or your kiddo’s college with this vibrant collegiate dish towel.
17. Letters To My Future Self
This correspondence-inspired time capsule lets you postmark your memories and read them years later. This is a great exercise for teens to hone their writing skills and so much fun to read at some future date.
18. Things They Don’t Teach You in School Game
400 fun facts, random factoids, and pieces of useless knowledge make for a great trivia game.
19. Literary Mugs
Our college kids need a mug or two in their dorm room. This one is perfect for them to curl up with and read quotations from classic authors. Microwave-safe.
20. Sweet Treat Hand Cream Set
Your daughter will love these hand moisturizers flavored like a corner confectionery.
21. Choose Your Dog Breed Socks
College kids miss their dogs and here’s a way they can remember them when they are far from home.
22. Chocolate Holiday Cards
Dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel – this is a yummy stocking stuffer for EVERYONE on your list.
23. Bedside Essentials Pouch
This felt pouch can hold glasses, a phone or other necessities at your teen’s bed.
24. Inspirational Pencil Set
We love these playful pencils with inspirational sayings that will make your kid feel like you’re right there encouraging them.
25. Telescoping Reusable Straw
Give your teen a portable stainless steel straw and minimize the use of plastic straws.
Are you the parent of a teen? While you are thinking of a treat for them, why not treat yourself to the Grown and Flown book?
There is no better company in this gnarly, possibly fantastic transition than Grown and Flown. The perspective in these pages has been invaluable to me.” – Kelly Corrigan, author of the New York Times bestseller Tell Me More
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