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The best gifts for 19-year-old girls and boys in 2021

Shopping for a 19-year-old? We've done all the research for you!
These gifts will get nothing but smiles.
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Shopping for a 19-year-old and don't know where to start? Fret not! Whether the teen in your life is an avid gamer, a beauty queen, a music aficionado or a foodie, Shop TODAY has rounded up plenty of options to make both guys and girls alike smile this holiday season.

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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Best gifts for 19-year-old boys

1. Kiehl's Facial Fuel Skincare Set

Teen boys are often just beginning to refine their skin care routines at this age. Help them in the process with this starter set, which includes a cleanser, body scrub, and moisturizer.

2. Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks

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

3. Acrylic Riser Display Stand Shelf for Figurines

Does your go-to guy have an impressive collection of figurines? Help him show off his prized possessions with these display shelves that come in two sizes.

4. LapGear Home Office Lap Desk with Device Ledge

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

5. Jack Black The Clean Team Set

Shopping for a guy that's constantly on the go? This triple threat set features everything he needs to stay fresh — a facial cleanser, all-over wash and body/hair cleanser — when he's away from home.

6. The Care Crate Snack Box Care Package

When late night cravings hit, this care package filled with 50 snack options sure 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.

7. 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.

8. Yeti Rambler Tumbler

With a 4.9-star rating and over 14,000 reviews on Amazon, this is one travel cup that comes well recommended. The MagSlider Lid uses magnets to help keep drinks secure and the double-wall insulated tumbler holds your drink's temperature as you go about your day.

9. 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.

10. Homedics UV Clean Phone Sanitizer

Keeping our gadgets clean has never been more important, and this portable sanitizer disinfects everything from phones and keys to credit cards and glasses in just one minute. Its rechargeable LED lights last for several thousand uses and it's compact enough to throw in your backpack or gym bag.

11. 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.

12. Black+Decker Crisp 'N Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven

Foodies will flip over this upgraded toaster oven that uses air fry technology to cook fried foods without using oodles of oil. The spacious appliance can fit up to six slices of bread or a 12-inch pizza and is perfect for reheating leftovers.

13. 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 Bluetooth speaker can wirelessly connect to two phones or tablets and can play up to 12 hours of music without charging.

14. Microsoft Surface Earbuds

These comfy cordless earbuds offer ease of listening for everything from virtual learning to workout playlists and feature touch controls and voice command-compatibility. The best part of all? The durable battery lasts up to 24 hours!

15. Nintendo Switch Lite Console

After the Nintendo Switch took over the gaming world several years ago, the portable gaming system got a lighter, smaller sibling: the Nintendo Switch Lite. 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

1. 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.

2. Glossier The Skincare Edit

This set will make the perfect gift for the teen who loves skin care. It includes seven of the popular brand's bestselling skincare products. With a cleanser, serum, moisturizer and more, this kit will help her simplify her morning routine.

3. 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.

4. Magic Bullet Personal Blender

Remember all the junk food you ate when you were in college? This 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.

5. Earth Therapeutics Essential Beauty Masks

If the teen in your life has taken up masking during the pandemic, this variety set with five masks is the perfect present.

6. Hanging Photo Display

Whether she's living at home or in a college dorm, this unique take on a collage frame is a fun way for teens to display their favorite photos, postcards and other paper mementos without taking up too much wall space.

7. Nails Inc. Keep It Tonal Nail Polish Set

Nail polish inspired by London's charming streets? Sweet! This set of four shiny polishes include four chocolately shades that create a natural ombre when paired together.

8. Custom Pet Pillow

Want to bring a little comfort of home to your college student's dorm life? A custom pet pillow that looks exactly like the family pet can certainly help when homesickness creeps in.

9. Tarte Save, Share and Surprise Mascara Set

Even if she's been relaxing her makeup routine a bit during the pandemic, mascara is a beauty staple that's always a must-have and this set has three full-size ones that should last her nearly a year. The set includes the brand's SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara, the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara, and the Big Ego Vegan Mascara.

10. Remington Pro 1-Inch Multi-Styler with Twist & Curl Technology

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

11. 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.

12. Lalicious 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 (safely, of course!), this set has all the toiletry essentials she needs in one cute bag. The set includes a shower oil, a sugar scrub, a body butter and a hydrating oil. Plus, it comes in two delightful scents!

13. Pandora Moments Sparkling Heart Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet

Finding something sparkly under the Christmas tree is always exciting! And this sterling silver charm bracelet with a striking heart charm is the perfect way to show your love to the 19-year-old fashionista in your life.

14. Moredeng Waterproof Ski Jacket

Shopping for a gal that loves winter's outside activities? This warm bestseller can handle rain, mist, snow and more and comes in 11 fun colors, ranging from a vibrant blue to a delicate pink.

15. Lightstim Acne Device

Acne is a real drag, but with daily use, this blue light device can 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.

16. Michael Kors Voyager East West Crossgrain Leather Tote

It's never too early to start building your classic handbag collection! This clean design comes in eight colors — everything from hot pink to black and blue — and can fit all your 19-year-old's essentials, including a tablet.

17. Vionic Bethany Waterproof Chelsea Bootie

The words "waterproof" and "cute" aren't often used interchangeably, but this sleek pair of booties seamlessly merges the two together. The comfy kicks can stand up against rain and slush without wetting your tootsies, so they're sure to become a fall/winter staple.

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