teen holiday gift guide, gift ideas for teenagers

Emily Reviews writers were sent samples for inclusion in our gift guide. There are affiliate links as well as Amazon affiliate links in this article.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. All opinions are my own.


Cribsi has an assortment of products that add a comforting feel to your home. Many of these items would make great gifts. One item that stands out to me is the Elemental 12oz Insulated Artisan Tumbler. The Artisan Tumbler lets you take your favorite beverage anywhere you want to go. It works well for both hot and cold drinks and won’t build condensation. The Artisan Tumbler is made with 18/8 stainless steel and has a ceramic spill-resistant lid and triple-wall copper insulation. It fits into standard-size cup holders, has a no-slip bottom, and textured grip for a secure hold. The Artisan tumbler is available in five colors- Black, Graphite, White, Robin’s Egg, and Rose. To see the selection of products Cribsi offers, please visit their website. 

The Curiosity Box

The Curiosity Box

I typically find my teens (ages 16 and 18) the hardest to shop for but am super excited about The Curiosity Box this year!  The Curiosity Box, is on a mission to ignite curiosity and inspire exploration through a variety of carefully curated selections of science, art, and educational treasures.  This box is loaded with the world’s best Science toys, limited edition collectibles, and fun experiments.  Geared for the ‘older kids and adults’, this is a subscription based gift that you can give once or have delivered four times a year for ongoing fun!  It’s brain gizmos delivered right to your front door!

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For teens who love hair extensions, check out Irresistible Me! Whether they’re looking for wigs, tape-in extensions, invisible extensions, ponytails, or tools, Irresistible Me has their preferences covered with their products and color match guarantee. These beautiful extensions are made from 100% human hair and can by styled, cut, and dyed to match your natural color. They will make you feel just irresistible and they won’t do any damage to natural hair!

  • Buy them: Irresistible Me
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Tokyo Treat subscription box


TokyoTreat is a subscription that delivers a monthly box of unique Japanese snacks right to your doorstep. TokyoTreat offers a carefully curated selection of Japanese candies and snacks, featuring flavors and textures that are distinctly Japanese. This service is an ideal gift for teens, providing them with a fun and exciting way to explore different cultures through snacks. Each box is a surprise, filled with limited-edition items like Japanese KitKats and sodas. For teens interested in different cultures or looking for a unique snacking experience, TokyoTreat offers a monthly adventure they’ll eagerly anticipate.


Gabb Wireless

Are you looking for a way to help keep your kids connected but protected?  If so, check out Gabb Wireless.  They offer phones and watches that kids love!  The phones look like smart phones but are NOT connected to the internet.  So that means no social media and less tech stress.  It’s the safest option on the market.  And be sure to use the discount code ‘THRIFTY’ to get the best deal, always.  Currently, you’ll save $25 off any device and there’s no contract necessary.

  • Buy It:  Gabb.com
  • Black Friday Deal going on NOW: 55% OFF a Gabb Phone 3 Pro or Gabb Watch + 3 months of FREE service (use discount code THRIFTY)


NonZero Gravity 

NonZero Gravity is here to equip you with the tools you need to reach new levels of fitness. They have dumbbells, kettlebells, massage guns, lifting gloves, resistance bands, athletic clothing, and more. The 50-pound Iron Sand Kettlebell Set is perfect for beginners. The set includes 5lb, 10lb, 15lb, and 20lb weights. The weights have a soft base, sturdy two-hand grip handle, and sand filling to reduce harsh dropping impacts. The weights’ iron and sand core help to intensify your workouts by targeting smaller muscle groups. Each weight in the 50-pound Iron Sand Kettlebell Set is a different color making it easier to distinguish your desired weight in the lineup. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.

Ravensburger GraviTrax PRO Vertical Starter Set

Ravensburger GraviTrax

Go vertical and raise your marble run to extreme heights with the “GraviTrax PRO Starter-Set”.  Our boys have been playing with GraviTrax for years now and have so much fun building, creating, experimenting, and playing with these top-rated marble runs.  I really like how we can continue adding sets and accessories to help provide even more ways for allowing you to create more dynamic marble runs.  Build with walls, pillars and balconies with this 153 piece set that can be attached together to form three-dimensional structures.  This STEM toy for boys and girls 8 and up, encourages experimenting with gravity, magnetism, and kinetics to propel your marble to the finish. Designed with open play in mind, the concept offers endless possibilities to design a different track every time you play.   

Jim & Gloria


Paint your own fake tattoos with Body Markers from Jim&Gloria! Dual Tip with one side soft brush tip and a round felt tip for painting fine and broad strokes. Colors include black, blue, sky blue, red, brown, pink, green, purple, metallic gold and silver. The Fake Tattoo Temp markers are water based, cosmetic-grade ink, skin safe, no water needed, and will not itch, crack, or irritate the skin. No Mess, easy to apply and remove with bar soap and warm water. 

Bwine M4A1 Electric Gel Ball Blaster


The Bwine M4A1 Electric Gel Ball Blaster is an exciting outdoor game. With features like semi/auto modes, and a shooting range of up to 200 feet at 10 rounds per second, it promises an immersive and adrenaline-pumping action. This gel blaster encourages teens to engage in physical activity, teamwork, and strategic planning, making it an ideal gift for those who enjoy outdoor adventures and tactical games. The Bwine M4A1 Electric Gel Ball Blaster is perfect for teens who love active play

BloMe Hair Dryers 

The BloMe Hair Dryer has a powerful brushless motor that reduces drying time. Its Ionic technology prevents damage, seals in moisture, and helps to reduce frizz. The BloMe Hair Dryer has three speeds, three heat settings, plus a cool shot. It comes with two concentrators and a diffuser. BloMe Hair Dryers also offers its customers a collection of hair care products including their Agadir Argan Oil shampoos, conditioners, mousse, and treatment spray that addresses dry and damaged hair. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details and a chance to win a giveaway.



Bank-A-Ball is the multi-angle backboard and rim basketball set that easily attaches to the top of any bedroom door, dorm door, or closet to turn a boring room into a trickshot playground for any age!  “Bank-A-Ball is especially fun for a dorm room as it’s super simple to set up and doesn’t take up any floor space. Taking a couple shots around the room is an easy ice breaker for new students,” David Beker, inventor of Bank-A-Ball, said. “Some of the best trick shot memories happen when friends are just casually hanging out.”

farmasi contour


For the teen who loves makeup, FARMASI’s Creamy Contour Stick is the perfect gift. Available in two color options, Wink and Smize, it’s great for all skin tones. The key ingredients are shea butter which is loaded with antioxidants, avocado oil which provides softness to the skin, and Vitamin E to protect your skin from free radicals! As a matte, cool-toned cream contour stick, it blends easily and adds instant depth and dimension to your face for easy contouring. 

NBA 2k24

2K Games

NBA 2K24 is an engaging basketball simulation game. It allows players to dive into a realistic games, featuring customizable MyPLAYER options in MyCAREER and the ability to build dream teams in MyTEAM. The game includes unique elements like Mamba Moments, where players can relive Kobe Bryant’s iconic career. The gameplay is responsive with polished visuals, enhancing the overall experience. It’s not just entertaining; it also fosters strategic thinking and teamwork, making it a thoughtful gift for teens. NBA 2K24 is ideal for teens who play basketball or enjoy dynamic video games.

  • Buy it: 2k



Fun.com knows how to have fun. They specialize in items that entertain and bring people joy. Fun.com carries items that appeal to movie/TV lovers, video game enthusiasts, superhero fans, and more. The Loungefly Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Crossbody Bag is great for Scooby Doo fans as well as vintage cartoon fanatics. The bag is a replica of the iconic van driven by Scooby and the gang. It is 9.5″ L x 7″ H x 5″ D in size. Loungefly Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Crossbody Bag is made with faux leather and has a zippered compartment on top, a small pocket in the front, and an adjustable strap. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.

Jordan's Skinny Mixes Caramel Collection Trio

Jordan’s Skinny Syrups

We’ve been fans of the Caramel Collection Trio from Jordan’s Skinny Mixes for years now!  My teens LOVE it in their drinks and it’s even great for flavoring hot chocolate and teas.  It’s shelf stable and makes a great gift for those college kids as well.  You can even add a bit to oatmeal or cookie mixes for added flair.  With all the young kids loving coffee these days, this is definitely a gift that will be appreciated, enjoyed, and devoured.

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Beast Magnet Kits From Platinum Online Products

The 1320LB’s Complete Magnet Fishing Kit is ideally suited for magnet fishing, an exciting outdoor activity where you use powerful magnets to retrieve metal objects from bodies of water. This comprehensive kit, ideal for teens with a penchant for adventure and discovery, includes a high-grade double-sided Neodymium N52 magnet capable of lifting up to 1320 pounds. It comes equipped with a durable 65ft rope, cut-resistant gloves, a robust grappling hook, and more, all housed in a sturdy waterproof case with an instructional e-book. This kit not only offers the thrill of uncovering hidden underwater treasures but also encourages exploration, problem-solving, and a sense of accomplishment, making it a fantastic and educational gift for young adventure seekers and young outdoorsman.



Owala has a fun selection of drinkware that makes carrying your drink with you at all times convenient. One of their products is a 40-ounce Tumbler. The Tumbler is made with stainless steel and has double-walled insulation to keep drinks hot or cold for hours. It has a 2-in-1 sip-or-swig lid, which is also splash-resistant, a removable and reusable straw, and a right/left-hand-friendly handle. The Owala Tumbler fits easily into most cup holders. It is BPA and phthalate-free. The Owala Tumber comes in five colors- Candy Store, Cloudscape, Hip Cactus (shown), Splash Zone, and Lost Valley. Read Emily and Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.

Pepper Pong

Pepper Pong

Pepper Pong is the hot new portable game that blends the best parts of pickleball with indoor table tennis is the perfect holiday gift for family, friends and pickleball fans this year!  Perfect for all ages and designed by the same product engineers as Spikeball, Pepper Pong can be played on any flat surface, such as a dining table, picnic bench, floating dock or even the hood of a car. Using a free standing fence, players use specially designed rackets to hit a uniquely designed ball over the fence to score points. The learning curve is low enough that anyone at any skill level can play, yet can still be advanced enough that even pickleball professionals like Paris Todd use it to keep her pickleball game sharp in the convenience of her kitchen. Its pacing, rules, and scoring are similar to pickleball and the specially designed ball leads to long, competitive rallies. 

Targus keyboard


The Multi-Device Bluetooth® Antimicrobial Keyboard with Tablet/Phone Cradle is a state-of-the-art accessory designed for the tech-savvy user. Its primary function is to enable easy multitasking, with the ability to connect to up to three devices simultaneously. This keyboard is particularly convenient for teens who often juggle between gadgets for their studies, gaming, and socializing. The dedicated slot for holding a tablet or phone adds to its utility, making it an ideal tool for those who are constantly on the go or working from different locations. With its sleek design, multi-device connectivity, this keyboard is an excellent gift for very online teenagers.



Were you a fan of Sesame Street or Bert & Ernie? Then you need these slippers! Bert & Ernie Plush Slippers feature the recognizable faces of the classic cartoon characters.  Bert & Ernie Plush Slippers are made with plush polyester. They have foam-cushioned soles and anti-slip grips on the bottom to ensure safety.  Bert & Ernie Plush Slippers are just one example of the charming gifts you will find at Fun.com. Fun.com has an assortment of collectibles, unique home decor, apparel, and accessories. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.

Fireside Games Stringamajig

Fireside Games

For a fast paced, entertaining game; give Stringamajig a try!  In this hilarious party game, use a loop of string to draw a shape, move it around, and interact with it in an effort to get the other players to guess your word. How many can you get them to guess in 60 seconds? Each game box includes everything you need to play: 1 loop of string, 140-word cards, 4 blank cards, a score pad, pencil, and a 60-second sand timer.  (Geared for ages 13 and up with a game play time of 20 minutes.)



If your phone is bogged down with data, then you need a LaCie Mobile Drive. The LaCie Mobile Drive is compatible with both USB4 and Thunderbolt 4, it plugs into Mac, Windows, and iPad USB-C. You simply plug it into your device, and click to back up your files. It will safely store your photos, playlists, docs, movies, and more. The LaCie Mobile Drive is compact and fits in the palm of your hand. It is password-protected. The LaCie Moblie Drive is available in 5TB, 4TB, 2TB, and 1TB memory. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.

Nerd Focus

Nerd Focus

NERD Focus is the original “Think Drink” and the go-to mental acuity beverage for students, professionals, athletes, and anyone looking to boost focus, memory, and more. It’s a brand born and bred in TX — in 2006, a University of Texas at San Antonio student, bound for a career in medicine, witnessed his peers rely on highly caffeinated energy drinks with potentially dangerous ingredients and wanted to create a better, functional option.  Engineered with your health in mind–containing Huperzine-A, Ginkgo Biloba, Alpha-GPC, DMAE, and GABA, Nerd Focus contributes to better mental clarity, stress relief, cognitive ability and memory — making this a great gift for anyone who loves to stay focused, energized and ready to seize the day. 


Pelican Hydration

Pelican Hydration is the place to go for mugs, tumblers, and water bottles. They have products in an assortment of styles and sizes. If you want to make your drinkware extra special, you can have it personalized with a monogram, name, graphic, or message. The Pelican Pacific water bottle is made with recycled 18/8 double-wall stainless steel. It has vacuum insulation and a copper lining. The top of the bottle has a leak-proof screw-top lid with a straw spout. The side of the bottle has an ergonomic swing handle with TPR Grip. The Pelican Pacific water bottle holds up to 26 ounces. It is available in ten colors. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.



Do you have a Christmas tradition of getting or giving new pajamas? We do! Every Christmas Eve we get a new pair of pajamas. LazyOne is the perfect place to shop for your new pajamas. They have a fun collection of pajamas for men, women, children of all ages, and Fido too! LazyOne also specializes in matching pajamas. You can choose Mommy & Me, Daddy & Me, or matching pajamas for everyone in the family. Check out the new “Most Likely To…” Christmas pajamas. They have several sayings for you to choose from and matching plaid bottoms. LazyOne’s Most Likely To… pajamas are perfect for starting a new tradition or continuing one. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.


Thayers Natural Remedies

Thayers Natural Remedies is committed to providing customers with pure and effective skincare products. They use high-quality ingredients, sourced from nature. Their products are free of all artificial fragrances, flavors, sweeteners, colors, and dyes. Thayers Natural Remedies collection includes cleansers, toners, moisturizers and deodorant, lip balm, and more. The new Thayers Let’s Be Clear Water Cream Facial Moisturizer is formulated to clarify and smooth skin texture. It contains 3 Azelaic acid, hyaluronic acid, and licorice root. These ingredients are known to reduce redness and minimize pores for clearer and healthier-looking skin. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.


XL Feet

XL Feet specializes in hard-to-find shoe sizes, offering over 50 brands in sizes 7-21 and widths up to 6E. They have a variety of footwear options, including boots, shoes, sandals, socks, and slippers. My husband loves their Men’s 6-inch Carolina Waterproof Work Boots with Composite Broad Toe, which come in sizes 7-16 and 2E/4E widths. Check out Laurie’s blog for more details.

Crazy Cups

Crazy Cups has a huge assortment of K-cup-compatible hot beverage pods. They carry regular coffee, decaf coffee, flavored coffee, cappuccinos, cider, hot chocolate, and more. If you are looking for an assortment of hot chocolate pods, check out the Hot Chocolate Single-Serve Cups Variety Pack Sampler. The Hot Chocolate Single-Serve Cups Variety Pack Sampler includes peanut butter, dark chocolate, peppermint, Irish creme, salted caramel fudge, and more. You can choose a pack of 20, 30, 40, or 50 pods. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.

Pure Brazilian

Pure Brazilian hair care products are gluten-free, cruelty-free, color-safe, and have UV protection. Their Silk Smoothing Balm contains Keratin, Hydrolyzed Silk, and Coconut Oil, which work to smooth your hair, reduce frizzy ends and minimize tangles. Apply after washing and towel drying for smooth, bouncy, shiny hair that’s better protected against heat and humidity. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.


SanDisk offers its customers an assortment of data storage solutions. One solution is Flash Drives. Flash drives are portable, durable, and provide quick data transfer. They are also reusable and have large storage capabilities, providing a compact solution for data storage needs. The iXpand Flash Drive Luxe comes with not one but two connectors so you can easily connect between your iPhone, iPad Pro, and USB Type-C™ devices, including Android™ phones. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.


NuBeam’s Supersmile Teeth Whitening Kit is a popular at-home whitening solution. It uses LED technology to give you professional teeth whitening results. Many Supersmile Teeth Whitening Kit users experience noticeable teeth whitening results after one use. NuBeam says that the Supersmile Teeth Whitening Kit can brighten your teeth up to 12 shades in 14 days. The Supersmile Teeth Whitening Kit includes a wireless LED booster device, a 14-day supply of mint-flavored Supersmile strips, and a shade guide. Read Laurie’s full review on the blog for more details.

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