Finding the perfect gift for a 15-year-old 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 unwrap their gift, we put together a list of presents any 15-year-old would covet. 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
- Best gifts for 15-year-old boys
- Best tech gifts for 15-year-olds
- Best sports gifts for 15-year-olds
- Unique gifts for 15-year-olds
Best gifts for 15-year-old girls
Poppy & Pout Lip Balm Trio "Best of the Best" Gift Set
With this set, her lips will always stay smooth, hydrated and feeling good. Each of the scents (Sweet Mint, Island Coconut and Pomegranate Peach) are hand poured and 100 percent natural, according to the brand.
Chillhouse The Chill Set
Now she can keep her nails looking polished without the need for costly salon appointments. This set from Chillhouse comes with three different nail designs, so she'll have options to last her a while.
Ion Luxe 4-in-1 Autowrap Airstyler
This all-in-one tool has everything they need to create a salon-worthy look at home. It comes with several attachments, including a diffuser, a concentrator (to help create the perfect blowout) and two curling rods for each direction.
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.
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. It'll be perfect for studying for exams or just watching a movie.
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.
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.
CaitlynMinimalist Initial Necklace
An updated version of the classic name chain, this minimalist initial necklace also makes a statement. It's available in sterling silver, 18K gold or rose gold.
Free People Teeny Tiny Mega Stud Earring Set
This set of everyday studs from Free People has a great variety of options at a great value.
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.
Sunday Riley Jelly Body Scrub
This skin-polishing scrub with activated charcoal and salicylic acid is ideal for self-care nights in.
Foreo Luna Mini 4
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
Exquisite Gaming Cable Guys Controller Holder
If he's into gaming, this controller is the perfect addition to his setup. This one is an adorable statue of Marvel's "Groot," but it comes in several other styles like a "Call of Duty" player, Baby Yoda and more.
AsFrost Portable Roller Road Drift Skates
Take skateboarding to a new level with these skate plates that are like mini boards for each foot. According to the brand, they're made with waterproof sandpaper, which is durable, slip-resistant and safe to use.
Chubbies Vintage Flannel
At this age, his wardrobe likely consists of an abundance of graphic tees and hoodies. Gift him this flannel to help him step up his fashion game. According to the brand, it's made with 100 percent cotton to keep him warm and comfortable.
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.
Herschel Duffel Bag
Great as a weekender bag or for the gym, this Herschel duffel even has a separate shoe compartment.
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.
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.
Carhartt Acrylic Knit Hat
He’ll reach for this simple classic from Carhartt even when he’s not having a bad hair day.
Things They Don’t Teach You in School Game
He’ll discover random facts and pointless-yet-interesting knowledge.
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.
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.
Tooletries The Koby 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.
Sofa Sack Memory Foam Beanless Bag Chair
Think of this as an updated version of a bean bag chair.
Patagonia Better Sweater Zip Fleece
Made from recycled polyester, this versatile sweater-knit fleece from Patagonia will keep him well dressed and cozy.
Best tech gifts for 15-year-olds
With this drone, they can have a bird's-eye view from anywhere. The device has a high-quality 6K camera with a 120-degree ultra-wide angle shooting range. It has almost 3,300 verified five-star ratings, with shoppers raving about how easy it is for beginners to use.
Turtle Beach Recon 50 PlayStation Gaming Headset
For the teen who's into gaming, this headset is a must-add to their setup. According to the brand, it's compatible with different systems including Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and more.
Sharper Image Bluetooth Speaker
They'll love this wireless Bluetooth speaker, which is equal parts playful and functional.
Casetify Aqua Smiley Transparent Phone Case
Turn their frown upside down with this smiley phone case from trusted brand, Casetify. Available in nine different borders and transparent backs, "this case always saves [my phone]," one reviewer said, with another adding that they are buying more.
For the teen who is always on-the-go and seems to always send the text asking you to bring their forgotten wallet, backpack or lunch to school or practice, gift them an Apple Airtag. This product "works flawlessly," said one reviewer, adding that it's "definitely worth the money." Reviewers noted sticking it in their wallet, backpacks or even to a dog's leash to track where they are while on walks around the neighborhood.
Polaroid Pocket Photo Printer
Want your favorite photos printed out but don't feel like waiting days or weeks for them? Have no fear, this photo printer is here. Plus, your photos are printed out as stickers, so they can be placed on water bottles, mini fridges, bulletin boards and many more places.
Beautyrest Heated Blanket
For the teen who always requests five more minutes of sleep or is always complaining about how cold they are, give the gift of comfort and warmth with this heated blanket from Pottery Barn. Available in five colors, they'll be feeling on a cozy cloud nine with this gift.
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.
Best sports gifts for 15-year-olds
Pro-Spin All-in-One Portable Ping Pong Paddles Set
With this portable ping pong set, they can make any table ready for play in less than a minute. It comes with a net that clamps onto the ends of a table (up to 72 inches wide and two inches thick), two paddles and three balls. It's also available in a four-player set.
Charles & Colvard Soccer Cleat Profile Necklace
Whether they've been playing soccer since they were a toddler or they just like to scream "GOAL!", this necklace is the perfect gift for the teen who's passionate about the game.
Retrospec Weekender 10' Inflatable Paddle Board
For summers by the lake, or at your town's local river, this inflatable paddle board can serve as the ultimate to-do. Shoppers love it because it's "easy to inflate," "easier to stand on than most boards" and are "impressed with the quality." It includes a paddle, carrying bag, a pump and an emergency repair kit.
HoloGear Holographic Glowing Reflective Soccer Ball
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.
Athleta Simone Biles Sweatshorts
For lounging in after practice, or to wear on game days over a uniform, these soft and stretchy sweatshorts from Simone Biles' collection with Athleta are the perfect pick. They are "comfy and cute," according to one reviewer. With the phrase "use your voice" printed on the side, may young adults never forget that they, too, can empower others and advocate for what's best.
Spikeball Game Set
Ignite friendly competition with a game of Spikeball. Described as if four square and volleyball had a baby, this game is perfect for friend groups, cousins, siblings and other groups to play for hours on end. Squeeze in your hour of outdoor time and physical exercise while also having fun.
Bladerunner by Rollerblade Advantage
For a different mode of transportation aside from walking or biking, gift a pair of rollerblades to any active 15-year old. Also available in young men's sizes, be sure to also gift a helmet to provide extra safety when skating.
Mini Ping Pong Table
Pack this portable ping pong table and bring along, no matter where you're going! For weekends camping, to keep in the toy room or to simply play in the backyard, teens and their friends or siblings will be occupied for hours with this activity.
Indo Balance Board
For a little less commotion with the same amount of fun and focus, practice balance with this Indo Balance Board. "My kids and their friends balance on this all day long while talking and playing," one reviewer said, with another adding that it's "addictive and fun."
Unique gifts for 15-year-olds
Aavrani Mask Applicator Tool
If your teen loves a face mask and skin care, they know the importance of using clean hands when applying products. This silicone applicator helps them apply a mask evenly and keeps hands clean, leading to less product waste!
Happy Socks Outer Space Socks Gift Set
For the 15-year-old who can't get enough of outer space, they'll love this space-themed sock set from Happy Socks. Each box comes with three pairs, and it's even decorated to look like the moon!
Cooluli Mini Fridge
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 skin care products.
Los Angeles Apparel Jelly Flats
You'll love bringing the '80s into your kid's life by gifting them these super cute jelly flats. They're extremely comfortable and are available in 16 fun colors.
Multitasky Macaron Power Bank Duo
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.
LED Game Neon Sign
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.
MLB Game Used Baseball Friendship Bracelets
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 Moon Globes Freezable Facial Massagers
Kiramoon's viral freezable facial rollers make the perfect gift and will help soothe your teen's acne while depuffing their skin.
Chok.Lids Cotton Bucket Hat
Bucket hats have also been a huge trend, so why not gift them this sporty yet cool pick?
Mental Health Embroidery Kit
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.
Animefy Me Portrait
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.
Tsrarey Sunset Projection Lamp
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.
The Hair Edit Ruched Satin Scrunchies
Scrunchies are always a good idea, and these satin ones will keep your 15-year-old's hair in perfect condition. Pair them with some other self-care items for the perfect gift.