Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Teens: 41 Gifts Under $25 (2024)

Want to use February 14 as an excuse to give your teen a small gift or send your college student a care package? Here’s our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide with some of our favorite ideas to help you give your teen a little pick-me-up this winter.

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Valentine’s Day gift guide (Under $25)

1. Valentine’s Decor (Amazon)

Help your teen get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with these adorable red-felt garland hanging string hearts. Your teen can tape these up on their door, wall, or windows to add a festive touch to their room. This would be a great addition to a college care package.

2. Chunky Ragg Socks (Bombas)

These plush socks are an upgraded version of a classic ragg sock. When you buy a gift for someone you love at Bombas, the same item is given (free) to someone experiencing homelessness.

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3. Sol de Janiero Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter (Amazon)

Sol de Janiero brand in skin treatments and fragrances have become wildly popular and this lip butter would be a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift – with a blend of cupuacu butter, acai oil, and coconut oil, there is a fragrance of caramelized vanilla and toasted macadamia. YUM

4. Anker Phone Charger (Amazon)

Your teen will never run out of their phone battery again. We love these sleek Anker charging banks and think the colors are nice, too.

5. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers (Uncommon Goods)


shower bombs Your teen can turn their shower into a spa with one of these aromatherapy tablets. Infused with essential oils, they are available in lavender, eucalyptus, or orange mint.

6. Mini Jewelry Box (Amazon)


This diminutive jewelry box would be perfect for traveling or storing special pieces in a drawer, out of sight. Available in several pretty colors, we think the red one would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.

7. Therapy Dough (Uncommon Goods)

stress reliever

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 our teens need.

8. Little Words Project Bracelets (Little Words)

Words of inspiration + adorable jewelry make Little Words Project one of our favorites for Valentine’s Day…and every day.

9. Microwave Popcorn Popper (Amazon)

popcorn popper

Popping popcorn in a microwave without all the gross chemicals in the ready-to-pop bags will make your teen happy. You do not need oil or butter to pop the corn, so the clean-up is a breeze.

10.  Love Mug (Target)

What a friendly reminder for your college student to know that they are always loved. Fill this cute mug with candy or a gift card to Starbucks for a little extra Valentine’s Day treat. Dishwasher and microwavable safe.

11. Journaling Pens (Amazon)

Pens for journaling

These pens have been bestsellers on the Amazon and Grown and Flown gift lists and would be a great Valentine’s Day gift for anyone who has a bullet journal or loves the small luxury of new supplies. Comes in a set of 18 colors.

12. Mini Waffle Maker (Amazon)

Could there be a cuter waffle maker than this one? Although the red, heart-shaped one is perfect for Valentine’s Day, they come in loads of colors and shapes.

13. Stress Balls (Amazon)

These cute red rubber balls come in twelve packs, so get enough for your teen to share with their friends and classmates or college students to share with roommates and hallmates.

14. Game of Phones (Uncommon Goods)

his phone game turns their digital sidekicks into a tool for a hilarious scavenger hunt. Perfect for playing with friends or family. Draw a prompt card, and see who’s the fastest at creating an emoji masterpiece or showing off the last photo they took. Only the fastest and funniest will survive.

15. Crazy Aaron’s Liquid Glass (Amazon)

crazy aaron

This reminds us of the silly putty of our childhood….the improbable stretchy “liquid glass” will serve them well now as both a toy and stress reducer.

16. Flashing Heart Kit (Amazon)

For something COMPLETELY different, your budding electrical engineer can build this blinking heart.

17. Magnetic Rechargeable Hand Warmers (Amazon)

Hand warmers are useful for students walking to class, watching an outdoor sports game, or hiking during winter months. These are rechargeable so your teen will never need to purchase single-use hand warmers again. These are also ultra-thin, lightweight, and offer 3 temperature settings, with heat duration of up to 8 hours.

18. Clip On Ring Light (Amazon)

This clip-on ring light will instantly brighten up any selfie, TikTok, or FaceTime call. It offers 3 dimmable light modes: cold, natural, and warm, and also offers five levels of brightness.

19. Spa Headband (Amazon)

This handcrafted spa headband is made from incredibly soft microfiber. This headband ensures her hair does not get wet or messed up and provides comfort during her skincare routines so she can enjoy a spa-like experience at home.

20. Press On Heart Nails (Amazon)

These press-on nails are so festive for Valentine’s Day. This comes with 24 heart fake nails and jelly glue stickers. They are easy to use, non-toxic, and gentle to the nails and skin.

21. Beautyblender® (Amazon)

A Beautyblender® creates a smooth blend when applying highlighter, foundation, or concealer. It is non-toxic and safe for the skin.

22. Burt’s Bees Gift Set (Amazon)

Pamper your teen with this gift set that includes lemon butter cuticle cream, hand salve, original beeswax lip balm, res-Q ointment, shea butter hand repair cream, and coconut foot cream. This set comes wrapped and ready to gift.

23. Mighty Patch (Amazon)

These pimple patches are ideal for any teen or college student who struggles with acne. The medical-grade hydrocolloid stickers absorb pimples overnight without popping them, so your teen will wake up with clearer skin in the morning.

24. LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm (Amazon)

This glossy lip balm is lightweight for hydrated soft lips throughout the day. The formula contains murumuru and shea butter which provide powerful hydration.

25. Winter Knit Touch Screen Gloves (Amazon)

These gloves include conductive yarn fingertips so your teen can use their smartphone, iPad, or tablet, as well as their car’s steering wheel. These can be for either men or women and come in two sizes.

26. Mother Daughter Bracelets (Amazon)

These matching mother-daughter bracelets are symbolic that you and your daughters are always connected, no matter what the distance may be. These bracelets are adjustable, so you won’t need to worry about size. If you only have one daughter, you can buy this set, and they also offer other sets if you have multiple daughters.

27. Baggu Tote Bag (Amazon)

A tote bag is very useful for college students to get groceries, beach days, the gym, a picnic, use as a book bag, and more. This colorful pink design is adorable for Valentine’s Day but there are loads of other designs.

28. Silk Pillowcase (Amazon)

A silk pillowcase can be helpful for hair and skin  and this one is made with Organic Grade 6A+ Mulberry Silk, which is soft, cooling, and breathable.

29. Body Butter (Amazon)

This lightweight, long-lasting, hydrating moisturizer includes Moroccan Argan Oil which can help improve skin elasticity and hydrate dry skin with lipids, fatty acids and vitamin E.

30. Heart Wooden Serving Spoon (Uncommon Goods)

For anyone who loves cooking or wants to learn cooking, this handmade heart-shaped spoon is a thoughtful and practical gift to use for cooking dinner or baking dessert. Made by a collective of artisans working in rural Kenya, it’s carved from African wild olive, a variety of hardwood that is both durable and beautiful.

31. Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bomb (Uncommon Goods)

These ice cream scented bath bombs are rich with cocoa and shea butter to leave the skin clean and feeling silky-smooth. These  four “Bath Truffles” are infused with scents of Vanilla Bean, Raspberry Cream, Strawberry, and Mango Pineapple.

32. Pocket Comb and Mirror (Madewell)

So cute-a comb with a mirror – perfect size for slipping into a clutch or crossbody bag.

33. Ear Plugs (Amazon)Earplugs

Amazon’s number one best seller in earplugs, these are comfortable and effective for noise reduction.

34. Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturizer (Amazon)

Lip moisturizer

This is a thick lip moisturizer that is so so so luscious. Best lip moisturizer I have ever tried. A must-have. Truly.

35. LEGO Roses (Amazon)

Build it together; have it forever.

36. 3-Piece Satin Pillow Case plus PJs (Target)

How adorable is this idea – 3 pieces of love with a satin pillowcase and pjs to match. You for you, one for me!

37. MakeUp Eraser (Amazon)

Use one side of this cloth with water to remove makeup and the other side to exfoliate. One machine-washable MakeUp Eraser is equal to 3600 makeup wipes which makes this gift a gift for the planet, too.

38. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them (Amazon)

Defining Decade

New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Meg Jay, explains why young adults need to think about their twenties as a consequential decade and how they can move their lives ahead in meaningful ways. Based on her research over two decades of working with students and clients, this book has been extremely popular with Grown and Flown parents to buy for their college students.

39. Touchland Hand Sanitizer Spray (Amazon)

This award-winning sanitizer contains a blend of rose petals, blackcurrant buds and an infusion of rosewater.

40. Rugged and Dapper Lip Balm for Men (Amazon)

rugged and dapper

This brand has been a very popular choice with Grown and Flown readers and was a big hit for a stocking stuffer.

41. Kitsch Heatless Curling Set (Amazon)

Your daughter will love begin able to achieve a curly hair look without using hot rollers.

More Great Valentines Lists:

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Teens and College Students

Valentine’s Gifts for Guys

About Mary Dell Harrington

Mary Dell is the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. She started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and is co-author of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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