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55 best gifts for 19-year-olds this season, starting at $7

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For you it might be time to start searching for the perfect gifts for what are likely some of the hardest people to shop for: teenagers. The older they get, the harder it can be to pin down what they actually like and find a gift that's both unique and one they'll be excited to use. If you don't know where to start with the 19-year-old on your list, fret not!

Shop TODAY has got you covered. Whether they're an avid gamer, a beauty queen, a music aficionado or a foodie, we've rounded up plenty of options to make both guys and girls alike smile no matter the occasion.

Stocking stuffers | Gifts for boys | Tech | Gifts for girls | Beauty

Best stocking stuffers for 19-year-olds

Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks

These affordable Amazon socks send a clear message that any gamer can truly appreciate.

Compartés Cereal Bowl Chocolate Bar

Trix may be just for kids, but this Cereal Bowl chocolate bar from Compartés ("overflowing" with familiar morsels and marshmallows from yesteryear) is for the teen who can't resist a sweet taste of nostalgia.

Anker Portable Charger

This portable charger with a whopping 72,000+ verified five-star Amazon ratings will keep his devices charged no matter where they are. It’s perfect for the one whose phone is somehow always dying or fully dead.

I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck

Intrusive thoughts may have them wishing for a mental shift ASAP. This mindful deck, created by Karisha Clark and previously featured on Jenna’s Book Shop, aims to deliver much-needed daily jolts of positivity whenever they need it.

House of Marley Smile Jamaica Wired In-Ear Headphones

Bob Marley’s son Rohan Marley co-founded the eco-conscious company behind these in-ear headphones that are said to offer rich, detailed audio.

Gourmand Eau De Parfum Fragrance

This gourmand eau de parfum is one of the most unique gifts for 19-year-olds on the market. With flavors such as punch aux fruits, rose chocolat and pistachio brûlée, this line of fragrance will bring the delectable flavors of the kitchen everywhere.

ThredUp Gift Card

When recipients receive a gift card to ThredUp, an online consignment and thrift store, they can find unique secondhand items from more than 35,000 brands at up to 90% off.

Birdie Personal Alarm

Now that they're exploring the world on their own accord, you'll want them to be protected against possible threats. This easy-to-use personal alarm with tons of acclaim across Amazon and the brand's website creates plenty of diversion in uncomfortable situations (and, as a result, gives you extra peace of mind).

Glossier The Dewy Look

This Glossier set will make the perfect gift for the teen who loves makeup. It includes three products the brand recommends for perfecting a dewy makeup look, characterized by hydration and glow. With an oil serum hybrid, lip gloss and cheek color, this kit will elevate her makeup routine.

Casetify Groovy Pattern Case

She’ll love this long-lasting case from Casetify that’s covered in groovy floral patterns. It’s perfect for the girl who likes to lean into the Y2K aesthetic.

Best gifts for 19-year-old boys

Cards Against Humanity

If he hasn't given into the craze of Cards Against Humanity yet, this is your teen's chance. Gift the opportunity for laughs and bonding with this Cards Against Humanity card pack best played in the realm of a college dorm.

Gift A Snack Variety Care Package

When late-night cravings hit, this care package filled with 50 snack options surely will come in handy. The pack includes everything from chips and candy to pretzels and granola bars to sustain guys as they study or work the night away.

Urban Outfitters Mini Messenger Bag

Crossbody bags are still all the rage, but who said they were just for women? Urban Outfitters released a classy corduroy version of the belt bags everyone has fallen in love with.

Baked by Melissa Mini Cupcakes

Let's be honest, you're never too old for cupcakes. This Latest & Greatest sampler has 25 minis — everything from red velvet to chocolate-chip pancake.

Yeti Rambler Tumbler

With over 74,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon, this is one travel cup that comes well recommended. The MagSlider Lid is said to use magnets to help keep drinks secure and the double-wall insulated tumbler is made to hold your drink's temperature as you go about your day.

LapGear Home Office Lap Desk with Device Ledge

This popular laptop holder fits devices up to 15.6 in. in size and has several handy features, like a cellphone holder, mouse pad and a comfy cushion on the bottom.

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Joggers

Whether the 19-year-old in your life is on top of the latest fashion trends or simply lives a cozy lifestyle, these Nike joggers will be one of his favorite gifts this year. They are made of fleece and fitted with an elastic waistband and adjustable drawcord for ultimate comfort.

Art of Words Word Art Illustrations

This cool brand creates unique word art illustrations that stand out from the generic stock photography you usually find while shopping for art. And they have something for every guy, whether he's a fan of sports, history or geography.

Sports Squad Table Top Air Hockey Table

Whether he's living at home or in a dorm room, he likely doesn't have space for a full air hockey table. Luckily, this 40-inch table top provides all the fun without taking up all the square footage. It even includes a high-speed fan that imitates an arcade-style table, according to the brand.

Men's L.L. Bean Sweater Fleece Full-Zip Jacket

Every guy needs a versatile fleece. This slightly fitted option from outdoorsy icon L.L Bean comes in five colors and is available in sizes up to XXXL and tall.

Big Blanket Original Stretch Blanket

Teenage boys tend to need something a little larger than your average-sized throw blanket. Go big or go home with this throw blanket from Big Blanket Co, which measures 10-by-10-feet. It has more than enough space for your teen to get comfy. It comes in over a dozen staple colors and six limited edition colors.

Best tech gifts for 19-year-olds

LED Lights for Bedroom

If you have visited a college campus, you know that LED lights are all the rage. Allow the 19-year-old to jump in on the fun with this bestselling 100-foot light set that even comes with a music synchronization function.

Logitech G203 Prodigy RGB Wired Gaming Mouse

Gamers will definitely love this mouse that moves at rapid speed without compromising on accuracy. The RGB mouse comes in multiple colors, too, so you're sure to find one that matches your 19-year-old's gaming rig or laptop.

TMY Projector with 100" Projector Screen

Not every 19-year-old has room for an entire TV in their dorm room. With this 100-inch projector screen, they can watch anything they want on an even bigger screen than before. Your teen simply needs to plug in the included AV or HDMI cables to their device for unlimited watching.

Fujifilm Instax 12 Mini Instant Camera

What's better to capture memories than a mini instant camera? Available in five fabulous colors, this camera features automatic exposure and flash.

JBL Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

With this waterproof speaker on hand, you'll never have to worry about accidentally spilling water or a sudden downpour at an outdoor cookout. The brand says that the Bluetooth speaker can wirelessly connect to two phones or tablets and can play up to 12 hours of music without charging.

Noco Boost Plus 1000A UltraSafe Car Battery Jump Starter Pack

Get the road tripper in your life a portable jump starter and power bank that revives car batteries without outside assistance. This bestseller also has a built-in LED flashlight for under-the-hood visibility.

Fitbit Charge 5

While away at school, the 19-year-old you're shopping for may have found a passion for fitness. They're likely in need of a device to track their fitness stats. Not only does this watch monitor your heart rate variability and breathing rate, but it has a built-in GPS for long-distance running.

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

If the 19-year-old you're shopping for doesn't already have AirPods, these wireless headphones have likely been on their wish list for years. These AirPods boast up to 30 hours of battery life, personalized spatial audio and in-ear detection.

Loupedeck S Live Console for Content Creators & Streamers

Streamers and content creators rave about this photo and video editing tool that was designed to improve post-production flow. It works with any software, including Twitch, OBS, Lightroom and Photoshop.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

After the Nintendo Switch took over the gaming world several years ago, the portable gaming system got a new sibling: the Nintendo Switch OLED. The device works with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode and takes on-the-go gaming to the next level.

Best gifts for 19-year-old girls

"The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life"

If they're just starting to dabble in astrology and how the stars affect their life, this beautifully illustrated read is perfect for them. It'll teach them how to navigate interactions with every kind of person, from their besties and family to stubborn managers and professors.

The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal

Gretchen Rubin, host of the “Happier” podcast, designed this one-year journal. How it works: Reflect on the quote at the top of the page in just one sentence.

Halara Wannabe Everyday Cloudful 2-in-1 Activity Dress

The exercise dress has officially taken TikTok by storm. This Halara frock is designed to be sweat-resistant and features built-in shorts and comes in a rainbow of colors. Wear it to the gym or out to brunch.

Magic Bullet Personal Blender

Remember all the junk food you ate when you were in college? This bestselling small blender set is perfect for her dorm room or apartment, so she can make healthy smoothies and soups when she gets tired of cafeteria food.

Bubble Tea Kit

Who doesn't love bubble tea? Definitely not your 19-year-old. This bubble tea making kit includes black and rooibos chai teas, tapioca pearls and two reusable stainless steel straws, so your teen can drink bubble tea to their heart's content.

Abbott Lyon Snake Chain Bracelet

Unwrapping something sparkly is always exciting! And this tarnish-free, water-resistant stainless steel bracelet is the perfect way to show your love to the 19-year-old fashionista in your life. It's also covered with a two-year warranty, in case something does happen to this exquisite piece.

Tinstree Platform Loafer

Loafers are having their moment this year, and they are a must-have fashion piece to complete any outfit. If you want the 19-year-old in your life to stay on top of the trend without hurting your wallet, these lug sole loafers are the perfect gift.

Pottery Barn Teen Fluffy Luxe Body Pillow

The presence (or lack thereof) of fuzzy pillows has the power to make or break a dorm room. By gifting this luxe body pillow, you'll transform their bed to one of the comfiest on campus.

Crosley 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable

For the vintage-obsessed teen, this Bluetooth record player puts a modern twist on the old-school music player. She can play an LP or music from her phone, thanks to the Bluetooth capabilities. While this gift will score you some major brownie points, throwing in a few of your old records will make you extra cool in her eyes.

Custom Hand Painted Wood Sign

A custom sign is equally perfect for dorm rooms and bedrooms alike, and this Etsy bestseller can be personalized with whatever phrase or name you'd like. The wood design also comes in a plethora of color options, so there's something for every personality.

The Stationery Studio Pop of Color Monogram Flat Note Card Collection

Gift a personalized stationery box set with her name and initials. The Stationery Studio has plenty of options to choose from, but if you're feeling stuck, you can't go wrong with a classic monogrammed set like this one. It comes with two sets of standard-sized cards and one set of petite-sized cards, all with accompanying blank envelopes.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

The stylish teen in your life will love these leggings (if she doesn't already have them!). She can dress them up or down for any occasion.

Kendra Scott Eliza Gold Pendant Necklace

If your 19-year-old isn't already asking for a Kendra Scott necklace, here is your chance to surprise them with one of the most timeless gifts a teenage girl could want. With over 5,000 reviews, this gold-plated pendant necklace from Kendra Scott boasts a strong average star rating.

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Lift Sneakers

If she's never owned a pair of high-tops, gift her these elevated Chuck Taylors that'll go with just about everything in her closet.

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack

This durable canvas carryall from Swedish accessories brand Fjällräven Kanken comes in dozens of colors.

Best beauty gifts for 19-year-olds

Urban Outfitters Heartbeat Vanity Mirror

When trying to perfect a cute makeup look, the vanity might as well match the theme. Urban Outfitters' heartbeat lighted makeup mirror is available in pastel shades of pink and neutral. Not only is the mirror a perfect dorm desk accent piece, but it has an LED light feature as well.

Remington Pro 1-Inch Multi-Styler

Who needs a straightener and a curling iron when you can create both styles with one tool? Remington's multi-styler promises to seamlessly create bouncy curls, straight styles or beach waves and has a Heat Control Sensor that keeps your hair from overheating.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro

Sought-after celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann launched this set featuring two cuticle treatments, a base coat, a top coat and two long-lasting polishes that promise to get you up to 10 days of wear.

Naked2 Basics Eye Shadow Palette

Every 19-year-old who's into makeup needs a basic eye shadow palette. This one has a variety of taupe and nude shades that can create a smoky eye or dewy look.

Inkbox Secret Garden Temporary Tattoo Pack

If your teen isn't allowed to have tattoos, this tattoo pack is the perfect compromise. The brand has perfected a "For Now Ink" technology that allows the temporary tattoo to last up to two weeks. By the time the skin naturally regenerates, the tattoo will have disappeared. This secret garden pack includes dainty flowers and an adorable bumble bee.

Lalicious Sugar Lavender Cleanse, Exfoliate & Moisturize Travel Set

Many colleges are located pretty close to some awesome long weekend spots and if your girl is in the mood to travel, this set has all the toiletry essentials she needs in one cute bag. It includes a shower oil, a sugar scrub, a body butter and a hydrating oil.

Olaplex Strong Days Ahead Hair Kit

By now, most teens have heard of the splash Olaplex products have made in the hair care world. This hair set combines three of their bestselling bonding products so the 19-year-old in your life can have the most stylish hair in town.

Chefman Portable Mirrored Personal Fridge

For the 19-year-old that's serious about her skin care, this personal countertop fridge is sure to be a hit. She can use it to keep her favorite products chilled or change the setting and keep things (like a moist towel) warm to create a spa experience at home.

Lightstim Acne LED Light Therapy Device

Acne is a real drag, but with daily use, this blue light device is said to help calm down breakouts and smooth out texture. It's kind of like heading to the spa every day for a pore-cleansing facial, without the hefty price tag.