Parents who are looking for a perfect gift for birthdays or the holidays may begin by listening for hints from their teens. Since we are all spending more time at home together, it might be easier than ever to pick up those subtle, or not so subtle, clues for gift ideas.
Here are 20 best-sellers for your tweens, teenage boys and girls, and young adults, too.
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20 Best Gifts for Teens and College Students
These are the very best shoes on the planet and now Allbirds makes a wide range of styles that includes lace-ups, slip-ons, ballet flats, and running shoes. There models that are water-resistant and Allbirds makes socks and undergarments, too, for both men and women. The materials used in the shoes are beyond soft and, what’s even better is that the shoes are machine washable. This is a great gift for everyone in your family and if you are unsure of what size to choose, Allbirds sells gift cards, too.
A Lineage Lip Sleeping Mask will delight the teen girls and young adult women who are makeup lovers. A softening balm, it has antioxidants and vitamin C and, when applied overnight, lips are moisturized and soft the net morning. This would be cool gift for people who live in cold climates, in particular!
This is one of the most popular gifts among all the presents on our holiday gift guides. From wonderful gift company, Uncommon Goods, the therapy dough is modeled after the clay used by art therapists and is infused with essential oils for stress relief. Choose from lavender, orange, peppermint, eucalyptus, and north woods pine fragrances.
Teenage girls have discovered Pura Vida bracelets and you will want to know more about why they’re so popular. The are a seemingly infinite number of designs of bracelets, rings, necklaces, and earrings, and they are available in many different colors, styles, and price points. This may be a great selection for your artistic teen.
Do you have a college sports fan teen boy in your family? Or how about a current college student or high school senior who just got their acceptance letter for college for next year? Dick’s sporting goods has an excellent selection of NCAA merchandise, including these hoodies. This is a great birthday gift idea or something to snatch up for the holidays.
Glossier has beauty product gifts including this gift set of three of their bestsellers.
Are you shopping for a friend who is the parent of a teen? Look no further, the
Grown and Flown book is now available in paperback!
If you are looking for a unique gift for your daughter or friend, Kendra Scott jewelry has gorgeous pieces that she will love. You can customize the jewelry by choosing birthstones, or stones the color of your daughter’s college to make the gift very personal.
Here is another idea for a stocking stuffer or small gift that will give your daughter a spa-like experience in her shower at home or in her apartment. When these shower steamers dissolve, they create an aromatherapy experience with lavender, mint, eucalyptus, pink grapefruit or rose fragrances.
Are your teens and young adults obsessed with avocados? An avocado slicer will make them so happy.
For anyone who wants to maximize their outdoor time or who attends college in a cold climate, Carhartt hats are a practical and industrial-chic choice that your teen or young adult might just wear. Available in many colors for men and women.
Card and board games are very popular now and this one is at the top of our Grown and Flown bestseller list.
Having a fully-charged battery on a phone is one of the best safety ideas we can think of for our college students. Here is a portable charger that can help with that goal.
Beloved British illustrator, Charlie Mackesy, wrote and created the artwork for this slender book about friendship, kindness and home. A bestseller on several lists, this will be a meaningful gift from you to your teen.
Remember making paper airplanes? This slim book will walk your teen through dozens of versions of their own planes. This may be the best teen gift to pick if your son needs encouragement to step away from video games!
AirPods are expensive and here is an inexpensive way to help keep the case from getting damaged.
This is the perfect choice for a teen or woman who regularly blows out their hair. It has achieved cult-like status in the Grown and Flown community.
This will be a gift to help your teen or college student record this most unusual of years.
If you are looking for a lip balm for a gift, check out the ones sold by Jack Black. While the brand is marketed to men, we are big fans of their light flavors and SPF 25 ratings.
For any teen who is a heavy supper, this alarm clock has maximum power to get them out of bed, something they will need to know how to do on their own once they leave home and live in a dorm room.
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