Gift giving can be difficult, especially when you’re looking for a gift for a teenager. Whether you’re a parent, sibling, or friend looking for the perfect gift, check out our list of 20 gifts that your teenager is sure to love (and use)!
1. Coffee Maker/Electric Tea Kettle
For those late-night study sessions and early 8 am classes. This mini Keurig ($99) is a popular option among college students. For a cheaper option, check out the Hamilton Beach electric kettle ($15-$20).
2. Means of Transportation
Help your graduate get from place to place with train tickets, a pre-loaded metro pass, a bike, a longboard, or even a car!
3. Electronic Gadgets
There are so many options. Your high school graduate can…
- Download movies and save essays on a USB ($10+)
- Buy textbooks on a Kindle ($60+)
- Play games and read the Bible on an iPad ($400+)
- Browse the web and take notes on a brand new laptop ($200-$1000+)
Electronic gifts are great because they’re not only for entertainment, but for schoolwork as well.
4. Duffel/Gym Bag
Pass on your favorite book or have your graduate’s favorite teachers write a message in Dr. Seuss’s ever-popular Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ($10)
6. Journal and Pens
7. Polaroid Camera
To capture and share her first-year memories. Check out the Fujifilm’s instant photo cameras ($60+) for on-the-spot photos and fun.
8. Monogrammed Towels
So she won’t get his towels mixed up with her roommates’. PBteen has a good selection of towels ($8.50-$45) that you can monogram for an additional $9.
9. Portable Speakers
10. Wallet or Purse
Don’t let her lose her school ID with an ID case ($12)!
11. Printed Photos
Print some photos beforehand so that your friend can fill her dorm walls with some of her favorite people and memories.
12. Water Bottle
A good-quality water bottle ($15-$30) will help him remember to stay hydrated during those long classes.
A gift that’s beautiful and encouraging! This is one is from MignonandMignon ($17-$27)
14. Netflix Account
A gift that the whole family can use (and most likely his new college friends too!) Only $7.99 for the basic Netflix plan.
15. Snack Subscription Box
Who doesn’t love free food? With so many healthy snack boxes out there, she’ll have some brain food to munch on during finals week. Naturebox has an option that delivers five unique snacks every month for $19.95.
16. Workout Clothes
Fight the freshmen fighteen by hitting the gym in all new workout gear ($20+)
18. An Adventure for Two
Gift a certificate for a spa day ($50 per person), season passes for Six Flags ($70), or concert tickets for two ($50+).
19. Shopping Spree
Whether it’s a new winter coat or his first fitted blazer, take him on a shopping spree so he can be prepared for any occasion!
20. Cash and Gift Cards
According to a study by Hallmark, 95% believe that money is an appropriate high school graduation gift. Have fun with it! Check out some creative ways to give money as a gift!