Pottery Barn Teen: 22 Christmas Gifts for Teens, College Students

Pottery Barn Teen is one of our favorite places to shop for our teens and college students, especially for Christmas gifts. The quality is excellent, and we love PB’s emphasis on sustainability. Now, when your purchases total or exceed $99, get free shipping with code HAPPY.

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Christmas gift ideas for teens and college students

1. Bean Bag Chair

A bean bag chair is a wonderful addition to a room if your student wants to add seating. Having a bean bag chair creates a snug place where they can get studying done or watch Netflix. Plus, the cover is removable for easy washing. 

2. Adjustable Lapdesk

With this on-the-go vegan leather lap desk, your student can turn any comfy spot into a study space. The roomy woodwork surface is easy to adjust, and underneath is handy storage and a cushioned base covered in luxe-looking material.

3. Elle Lacquer Jewelry Display Box

Help your daughter organize her jewelry with this pretty display box, designed with three drawers and numerous interior compartments.

4. Cozy Recycled Sherpa Robe

These robes are incredibly comfortable, with a solid layer that will make them feel like they’re having an instant spa day. Plus, it’s made entirely from recycled materials. Available in 5 pretty colors.

5. Tower Standing Mirror

Designed in Japan with small spaces in mind, this mirror is ideal for dorm rooms or college apartments for getting ready in the mornings. It also features a small space at the bottom for jewelry or makeup.

6. String Lights

string lights

String lights are trendy for college students. They brighten up a room and give any space a fun vibe.

7. Harry Potter™ Keychain

For the Harry Potter fans — these keychains will keep a bit of magic with your teen wherever they go. This is also a great stocking stuffer.

8. Star Wars™ Organic Flannel Pajama Set

Your teen can get cozy with these comfy, 100% organic cotton Christmas Star Wars™ PJs this holiday season.

9. Hydrocotton® Quick-Dry Organic Towels

This super soft towel set has one bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth. The towels are made of 100% organic cotton.

10. Taylor Wireless Charging Task Lamp with USB

This task lamp is ideal for any teen or college student since it will charge their device while studying.

11. Vegan Leather Sling Chair

An extra chair (that folds when not in use) in a dorm, apartment, or your teen’s bedroom is a practical way to provide extra seating. This vegan leather sling chair would look great in any bedroom or living area and can be stored under the bed when unused.

12. Harry Potter Bedding and Decor

Harry Potter bedding

If your teen is a Harry Potter fan, look at the fantastic ways they can decorate the bed and add whimsical touches of decor. No guarantee that their room will look like Hogwarts, but they can always dream about it. Pottery Barn Teen has an extensive collection of Harry Potter furnishings and gift items.

13. Basketball Hoop Trash Can 

This trash can will make throwing anything away much more fun than an ordinary trash can. (Maybe even extra motivation for your teen to keep their room cleaner?)

14. Dry Erase Calendar

With this dry-erase calendar, your student can start the new year on the right foot. This is ideal for staying organized because they can write down everything they have planned for the month. No nails are needed for installation. 

15. Heart Pillow

Help your student spice up their dorm room or apartment in 2024 with these heart-shaped throw pillows, a trendy and adorable addition to bedding. Throw pillows add a pop of color to the room, making it more inviting.

16. Basketball Neon Light

This white glowing neon basketball light adds the perfect accent to any teen or college student’s walls. 

17. Northfield Light Blue Stripe Backpacks

Help your teen get a fresh start to 2024 with a brand-new backpack. This simple and cute backpack features sturdy zippers, a roomy interior, a padded back, and space for essentials with an interior padded laptop sleeve, three interior pockets, and three exterior pockets. Plus, it’s made of durable canvas and finished with a vegan material trim for a sustainable style that pops. 

18. Ombre Tassel Performance Rug

Help your teen make their room look extra cozy with this rug that comes in two cute pastel colors and is sustainably sourced and handcrafted. Rugs genuinely make the room feel much homier and warmer. This rug would look super cute right next to the bed.

19. Sherpa Bedrest Pillow 

These pillows are so comfortable and make it easy to sit in bed. The cover can easily be removed to be washed. Available in six colors.

20. Awning Stripe Beach Towel 

A beach towel is a great gift and will be used for beach days and pool days. This towel is soft and made of pure organic cotton. 

21. Northfield Camilla Floral Light Blue Zipper Tote

A tote bag is always a useful gift for college students to go to the gym or on excursions with friends. This tote bag is made of durable, recycled cotton canvas and features a top zip closure, shoulder strap, and two handles for easy carrying. Plus, its faux leather accents add a pop of style. 

22. City Lights Recycled Tapestry

This black and white city lights tapestry is digitally printed for a crystal-clear image with incredible detail, and it’s made from recycled plastic water bottles for an eco-friendly style. 

Pottery Barn’s sustainability commitment

Another important thing to know about Pottery Barn is its commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes and materials. On their site, look for products made with organic cotton, recycled materials, Greenguard Gold, and Fair Trade Certified. They are the only home furnishings retailer to make Barron’s list of Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the last four years.

Think about enrolling in The Key Rewards program. You can get 2-5% back in rewards across all Pottery Barn brands.

More Great Reading:

Christmas Gifts for Teens and College Students Under $25

33 Bestselling Dorm Essentials for College AND Christmas

About Madeleine Korn

Madeleine Korn is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating, she worked in marketing for a cybersecurity company for a year and a half. For the past year, she has been traveling the world while volunteering in hostels. Some of the countries she has visited include Portugal, Croatia, Greece, Albania, Cyprus, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and more. You can follow along with her travels on TikTok and Instagram. She loves writing and creating videos and really enjoys working for Grown and Flown!

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