February 21, 2024

65 Best Gifts for Teens in 2023

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An Everyday Accessory

Skyseaco Water Ripple Phone Case

Water Ripple Phone Case

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An Everyday Accessory

Skyseaco Water Ripple Phone Case

Give their cherished device an upgrade with a trendy phone case. This one is available in adorable colors, including burgundy, light pink, purple, light purple, silver and white — whether they have an iPhone 11, 12, 13 or 14.

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TikTok Creators Are Obsessed

Essence Lash Princess Mascara

Lash Princess Mascara

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TikTok Creators Are Obsessed

Essence Lash Princess Mascara

It’s not the first time that Essence’s Lash Princess Mascara has gone viral (it has a huge following on Reddit in 2017), but now TikTok creators continue to post videos about its impressive results. Essence promises the affordable mascara delivers a “false lash effect” — and the 300,000-plus reviewers on Amazon seem to agree.

RELATED: Best Mascaras of 2023, Tested by Beauty Experts

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Trendy Shades for Summer

Dollger Trendy Rectangle Sunglasses

Trendy Rectangle Sunglasses

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Trendy Shades for Summer

Dollger Trendy Rectangle Sunglasses

Now 38% Off

Tiny sunglasses are back in style, and we’re loving these rectangle frames. There are a ton of colors to choose from, so you can easily find a pair to fit their aesthetic. Take your pick of neutrals like beige, black and clear or vibrant hues like pink, purple and green.

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BAGSMART Electronics Organizer

Amazon’s Choice

Electronics Organizer

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BAGSMART Electronics Organizer

Now 17% Off

For your tech-loving teen, this travel case will keep all of their gadgets organized in one place. Plus, they won’t have to worry about untangling wires and the water-repellent fabric helps to keep their essentials safe. P.S. It’s available in pink, blue and gray as well.

RELATED: 50 Best Tech Gifts for the Gadget-Obsessed

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The Teen Witches’ Guide to Astrology

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The Teen Witches' Guide to Astrology

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The Teen Witches’ Guide to Astrology

Teens are turning to the stars for guidance! This illustrated book is the perfect way to grow your teen’s passion for astrology, palm reading and crystal healing. They’ll love learning more about their sun signs, plus they can share predictions with their friends.

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Ariana Grande Cloud Eau De Perfume

Ariana Grande Cloud Eau De Perfume

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Ariana Grande Cloud Eau De Perfume

With a sweet floral scent, Ariana Grande CLOUD is a popular choice among teenage girls and women. Online reviewers love the addictive combination of lavender, pear and bergamot. One writes, “This scent is like heaven in a bottle!”

RELATED: All-Time Best Perfumes for Women That Make a Statement

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Dainty Jewelry She’ll Actually Wear

Hello Adorn Tiny Twist Earrings

Editor’s Choice

Tiny Twist Earrings

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Dainty Jewelry She’ll Actually Wear

Hello Adorn Tiny Twist Earrings

If she’s been bugging you for a second ear piercing, these minimalist twist earrings will solve your problem. Twist them in and they create the illusion of two tiny hoop earrings. They’re available in two sizes and three finishes: 14-K gold, rose gold or sterling silver.

RELATED: Best Jewelry Gifts Under $100 That Will Leave Her Swooning

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Fun for Any Age

ONXE Clock Fan with Real Time Display

Clock Fan with Real Time Display

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Fun for Any Age

ONXE Clock Fan with Real Time Display

Hopefully they know how to read an analog clock, because this nifty clock fan is a great choice for gamers or college kids stuck at their laptop for hours on end. Just plug it into the USB port on a computer.

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Sentimental Gift Idea

Infmetry Capsule Letters

Capsule Letters

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Sentimental Gift Idea

Infmetry Capsule Letters

This cute glass bottle is filled with 25 capsules, each with a blank piece of paper. Write down affirmations, love letters or motivational messages. Your teen will love reading each hand-written note, remembering how much you love them. This gift is especially meaningful if you’re sending your teen off to college!

RELATED: Sentimental Gifts That Will Tug at Your Loved One’s Heartstrings

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Simple Skincare for Teens

Patchology Rosé Under Eye Patches

Rosé Under Eye Patches

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Simple Skincare for Teens

Patchology Rosé Under Eye Patches

Whether your teen has a full-fledged skincare routine or they’re just starting to experiment, these hydrating eye patches are fun and easy to use. They’re formulated with strawberry extract and hyaluronic acid — just pop them in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.

RELATED: Best Skincare Products of All Time, Tested in Our Labs

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A Dose of Calm

Shashibo Shape Shifting Box

Amazon’s Choice

Shape Shifting Box

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A Dose of Calm

Shashibo Shape Shifting Box

Amazon reviewers — and our readers — love this fidget magnet cube, which transforms into over 70 shapes. The calming and therapeutic find provides hours of mind-challenging entertainment — a great way to get your teen off their device for a little while.

RELATED: Best Fidget Toys That Work to Ease Anxiety

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An Affordable Lounge Set

ZESICA Waffle Knit Lounge Set

Waffle Knit Lounge Set

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An Affordable Lounge Set

ZESICA Waffle Knit Lounge Set

You can never go wrong with chic, comfortable and affordable lounge sets. This Amazon find is soft, machine washable and available in over 20 colors. Amazon reviewers are “obsessed,” with one writing it’s “cute for bedtime or laying around the house.”

RELATED: The Best Cozy Women’s Loungewear, According to Expert Testing

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Borgasets Small Leather Wallet

Small Leather Wallet

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Borgasets Small Leather Wallet

Small yet spacious, this adorable wallet has an eight-card holder and a full-length section for bills (when you unfold it). Plus, there’s an additional front pouch, so they can ensure an important card is most accessible. The best part is it’s small enough to fit in a tiny purse, backpack or even their pocket.

RELATED: Stylish Wallets That Will Keep You Super Organized

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Inspire Your Teen to Stay Well

Rise and Shine Wellness Journal

Rise and Shine Wellness Journal

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Inspire Your Teen to Stay Well

Rise and Shine Wellness Journal

Help them practice gratitude, keep track of their goals and check in on their mental health by gifting them this cheerful wellness journal. The 96-page book features a wellness map, goal check-ins, ‘Words to Remember’ page, 12 weeks worth of daily overview pages and more.

RELATED: Best Wellness Gifts to Inspire Better Health

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A Viral Blush

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

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A Viral Blush

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

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Hapinest DIY Wall Collage

DIY Wall Collage

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Hapinest DIY Wall Collage

If she loves nothing more than exercising her creativity, she’ll get a kick out of this kit that comes with everything she needs to arrange a fun wall collage. From uplifting quotes to colorful markers and stickers, it’s the perfect mix of items to spruce up a drab wall or bedroom door.

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Trendy Drinkware

Glasses with Bamboo Lids

Glasses with Bamboo Lids

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Trendy Drinkware

Glasses with Bamboo Lids

Now 20% Off

Smoothies, coffee, boba, juice, water… you name it, these aesthetic glasses elevate any drinking experience. This set includes four glass tumblers, reusable straws and two cleaning brushes.

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Personal Bedroom Decor

Custom Name Neon Sign

Custom Name Neon Sign

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Personal Bedroom Decor

Custom Name Neon Sign

Help your teen redecorate their bedroom with a personalized LED neon light. Choose their favorite color, font and shape, then add your text — we suggest sticking with a first name. Even though this is a custom gift, the sign ships within 2 to 3 days.

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OFFLINE By Aerie Crossover Flare Legging

Crossover Flare Legging

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OFFLINE By Aerie Crossover Flare Legging

Now 30% Off

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GlowCity Glow in The Dark Soccer Ball

Glow in The Dark Soccer Ball

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GlowCity Glow in The Dark Soccer Ball

Now 24% Off

Imagine all the fun they’ll have perfecting their kicking technique with this glow-in-the-dark soccer ball. It features two LED lights (with 30 hours of evening play time!) plus a rubber exterior for durability.

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Associate Lifestyle Editor

Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish, BobVila.com, Unique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.

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Amanda Garrity is a lifestyle writer and editor with over seven years of experience, including five years on staff at Good Housekeeping, where she covered all things home and holiday, including the latest interior design trends, inspiring DIY ideas and gift guides for any (and every) occasion. She also has a soft spot for feel-good TV, so you can catch her writing about popular shows like Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias, Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart and more. 

 

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