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40 best gifts for 15-year-olds in 2021

Presents so perfect, you may not even need a gift receipt.
Teenage girl holding gift sitting on sofa at home
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Finding the perfect gift for a teenager can feel about as easy as, well…never mind. 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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Best gifts for 15-year-old girls

1. We're Not Really Strangers Card Game

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.

2. Baked by Melissa Cupcakes

Both adorable and yummy, this gift box contains 25 bite-sized nuggets of heaven, in 12 different flavors, and it comes with an equally sweet birthday card. You can order seven days a week and they’re shipped nationwide.

3. National Geographic Sunset Tie-Dye Sweatshirt

For the girl who has a bit of wanderlust, this vintage-inspired crewneck sweatshirt is almost as good as traveling.

4. Smoko Toasty Heatable Plushie

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.

5. PhoneSoap Smartphone UV Sanitizer

Help her keep her smartphone clean with this compact sterilizer. It kills 99% of viruses, bacteria and pathogens in minutes.

6. Coin Necklace Set

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.

7. Sharper Image Color Changing LED Bluetooth Speaker

She’ll love this wireless Bluetooth speaker, which is equal parts playful and functional.

8. Tarte Gift, Lash, Love Mascara Set

This contains three different full-size Tarte mascaras — Big Ego, Maneater, and Lights, Camera, Lashes — so she’ll be set for any occasion.

9. Ivy Vine String Lights

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.

10. Initial Necklace

An updated version of a name necklace, this is minimalist but also makes a statement. Available in sterling silver, 18K gold or rose gold.

11. Nike Air Force 1 '07 LX

These beloved classics never seem to go out of style, and they come in a variety of colors — or she can design her own.

12. Shaped Silicone AirPods Case

An adorable piggy cover will keep her AirPods and their charging case protected and clean.

13. Florence by Mills Selfie Moment Set

She’ll be camera ready with this set, which includes a peel-off mask, under eye gel pads and a face mist.

14. Free People Teeny Tiny Mega Stud Earring Set

This set of everyday studs has a great variety of options at a great value.

15. Champion Reverse Weave Boyfriend Hoodie

For a truly no-fail gift, go with a hoodie. She’ll love the slouchy fit of this one.

16. Laneige Glowy Lip Wonders

This gloss set includes two gummy-bear-scented lip balms — one in a subtle pink shimmer and the other with a lavender tint.

17. Sojos Retro Round Sunglasses

These wallet-friendly sunglasses in an updated silhouette are a perfect gift all year round.

18. Suede Super Scrunchie

Available in eight colors, she’ll like that this oversized accessory makes a big statement.

19. Crocs Classic Clog

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.

20. Sunday Riley Jelly Body Scrub

This skin-polishing scrub with activated charcoal and salicylic acid is ideal for self-care nights in.

21. We the Free Downtown Studded Wallet

She can stash the essentials — phone, money, keys — in this cute crossbody for days out with friends.

22. Foreo Luna Mini 3

This adorable little face brush has a dozen adjustable intensities for when she wants to do a skin deep clean.

23. Fresh Sugar Hydrating Lip Kit

Give her a lip treatment for (almost) every day of the week. This set of six bestselling balms includes a pale pink tint, a bold blackberry tint, a refreshing mint and more.

Best gifts for 15-year-old boys

1. Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player

With a cool retro vibe, this three-speed turntable allows him to listen to vinyl records or stream smartphone audio. Even better: It’s available in over 30 designs.

2. Knockaround Fort Knocks Polarized Sunglasses

These classic wayfarer sunnies come in a variety of colors and lenses.

3. Sofa Sack Memory Foam Beanless Bag Chair

Think of this as an updated version of a bean bag.

4. Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip Fleece

Made from recycled polyester, this versatile sweater-knit fleece will keep him well dressed and cozy.

5. Dr. Squatch Groomed Bundle

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.

6. Herschel Duffel Bag

Great as a weekender bag or for the gym, this duffel even has a separate shoe compartment.

7. Jacques Torres World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can’t go wrong with a dozen jumbo gourmet cookies.

8. Gamma Ray Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Whether he’s gaming or doing homework on the computer, these will protect his eyes from harmful blue light and prevent eye strain.

9. Mobot Foam Roller Water Bottle

For sporty guys, this 27-ounce stainless steel water bottle doubles as a foam roller for stretching on the go.

10. Carhartt Acrylic Knit Hat

He’ll reach for this simple classic even when he’s not having a bad hair day.

11. Standard Cloth Vintage Acid Wash Flannel Button-Down Shirt

Made from super soft cotton and with a vintage vibe, he’ll love the worn in look of this button down.

12. Things They Don’t Teach You in School Game

He’ll discover random facts and pointless-yet-interesting knowledge.

13. Hot Hot Hot Sauce Gift Box

For guys who love an adrenaline rush, they’ll get five artisanal hot sauces with varying levels of heat.

14. Quip Smart Electric Toothbrush

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.

15. Toiletries The Koby Mens Toiletry Bag

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.

16. Toms Berkeley Slippers

These comfy slippers with a faux shearling lining are great for lounging at home, but they also have a rubber outsole so he can wear them outside for quick errands.

17. Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

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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