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Finding the perfect gift for a teenager can be difficult, to say the least. To help you avoid being on the receiving end of a halfhearted “Wow, uh thanks, I love it” when they open the gift wrap, we put together a list of teen-coveted presents. Regardless of the occasion, these gifts for teenagers are sure to get their attention in a good way.
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Unique gifts for 15-year-olds
By the time your son or daughter turns 15, they might start begging for their own space. Give them some freedom by gifting them their very own mini-fridge. It can store drinks, snacks and even skincare products.
You'll love bringing the '80s back to your kid's life by gifting them these super cute jelly flats. They're extremely comfortable and are available in 16 different, fun colors.
This adorable portable macaron does it all: It's a power bank, a hand warmer and a mirror. Your 15-year-old will love keeping this three-in-one device with them at all times, especially if it means their phone will be charged.
The gamer in your life will love redecorating their room to incorporate this awesome neon sign. Modeled after a game controller, this sign is easy to install and comes with a USB power cable.
Square-framed sunglasses are all the rage, so gift the trendy teen these brightly colored ones. We also love the thick rings this site has.
This gift is both nostalgic and unique. These friendship bracelets are made from wool inside old baseballs actually used in Major League Baseball. Versions of all 30 MLB teams are available for purchase.
Kiramoon launched at the beginning of 2021 and instantly took off on social media. Their viral freezable facial rollers make the perfect gift and will help soothe your teen's acne while depuffing their skin.
Bucket hats have also been a huge trend, so why not gift them this sporty yet cool pick from Adidas.
Encased in holographic leather, this awesome soccer ball will light up the night sky. Without flash or lack of sunlight, the ball appears black. But once the sun goes down, the holographic leather shines and dazzles. Enhance the look with HoloGear's Hologlasses, which come with the ball.
The artsy 15-year-old will love taking a stab at embroidery with this extensive kit that includes an embroidery needle, thread, fabric, hoop and helpful guide. The maker, Emily June, created this product after she was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder. When she realized stitching was extremely calming for her, she wanted to share the joy with others.
People across the globe love Anime, so if your teen is into it, too, gift them a personalized portrait they'll cherish. Customize their face into an Anime character by uploading up to seven images and letting Animefy Me do the rest. You can include photos of people and pets, and specify a background.
TikTok blew up with sunset projection lamps because they have an extremely calming yet trendy vibe. If this sounds like your teen, consider this the perfect addition to their room.
Scrunchies are always a good idea, and these satin ones will keep your 15-year-old's hair in perfect condition. Use these as a stocking stuffer or pair them with some other self-care items for the perfect gift.
Best gifts for 15-year-old girls
Perfect for sleepovers, girls’ nights or hanging with her new boyfriend, this box of question cards will incite deep convos and build meaningful connections. Box of tissues not included.
She’ll love this snuggly stuffed animal — which comes in a variety of cute designs, including a sloth, croissant, corgi, koala, boba and more. It’s heated by a microwaveable, lavender-scented pouch. Perfect for studying for exams or just watching a movie.
She can wear all three chains together, or mix and match them with jewelry pieces she already has. Each simple, chic necklace has an adjustable length.
She’ll love this wireless Bluetooth speaker, which is equal parts playful and functional.
These whimsical twinkly lights are the perfect addition to any girl’s bedroom. They can be wrapped around bedposts, over headboards or around mirrors. Plus, she’ll love that they’re remote-controlled.
An updated version of a name necklace, this is minimalist but also makes a statement. Available in sterling silver, 18K gold or rose gold.
This set of everyday studs has a great variety of options at a great value.
These ugly-cute standbys are still a thing (they're so comfortable!). They’re available in solid colors, tie-dye, animal print and even fuzzy-lined for when temps drop.
This skin-polishing scrub with activated charcoal and salicylic acid is ideal for self-care nights in.
This adorable little face brush has a dozen adjustable intensities for when she wants to do a skin deep clean.
Best gifts for 15-year-old boys
For guys who want bro-specific grooming products, this all-natural soap set comes with three bars, a soap holder and a hair care kit. Choose from manly scents like pine tar, nautical sage, cedar citrus, gold moss and spearmint basil.
Great as a weekender bag or for the gym, this duffel even has a separate shoe compartment.
Whether he’s gaming or doing homework on the computer, these will protect his eyes from harmful blue light and prevent eye strain.
For sporty guys, this 27-ounce stainless steel water bottle doubles as a foam roller for stretching on the go.
He’ll reach for this simple classic even when he’s not having a bad hair day.
He’ll discover random facts and pointless-yet-interesting knowledge.
For guys who love an adrenaline rush, they’ll get five artisanal hot sauces with varying levels of heat.
This electric brush has timed sonic vibrations and allows him to track his oral hygiene habits with an app, including things like duration of brushing, coverage and brush strokes.
Most teenage boys use a Ziploc to hold toiletries, so why not get him an upgrade? This durable model is made from antibacterial, leak-resistant silicone, and it’s easy to clean when things spill.
Think of this as an updated version of a bean bag.
Made from recycled polyester, this versatile sweater-knit fleece will keep him well dressed and cozy.
OK, these are a major splurge gift, but he’ll be psyched that these have great sound, a long charge and serious style.
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