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    66 Gifts That Might Actually Impress The Teenage Girl In Your Life

    David Dobrik has a perfume — any teen will be impressed that you even knew that let alone gifted it to them.

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    1. A touch tool engraved with one of the most memorable quotes from the Zelda universe — a must-have for adventurers who dare to leave their video games and head out into the real world (or, you know, just have to push elevator buttons).

    a gold key-like tool with the words "it's dangerous to go alone! take this" on it
    wishyouwereBLANK / Etsy

    wishyouwereBLANK is a small business run out of Seattle, Washington.

    Get it from wishyouwereBLANK on Etsy for $19.99.

    2. A set of resistance bands and a marbled yoga mat that'll add a pop of color to one of their go-to workouts.

    Love Sweat Fitness

    Promising review (for the resistance bands): "I had another pair of resistance bands that were too wide for me and I never felt like I was fully challenged, but these are the perfect size and perfect for challenging and upping my workout game. Plus, the colors are super cute." —Lisa J Thompson

    Get the resistance bands from Amazon for $13.99 or Love Sweat Fitness for $11.99 and the yoga mat from Amazon for $43.99 and Love Sweat Fitness for $39.99.

    3. Ouai wave spray from Jen Atkin they can quickly spritz all over their hair post-shower for an easy-to-achieve, frizz-free beachy look.


    I have naturally wavy (but frizzy) hair and after trying many products this is where I've happily landed. Ouai is the first brand I recommend to my fellow wavy-haired ladies. It's light, doesn't leave your locks feeling crunchy, doesn't have an overpowering smell, and keeps hair looking fresh. My only complaint is it doesn't come in a massive-sized bottle!

    Get it from Sephora for $12+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A set of LED light saber chopsticks for your younger sibling who is the Chewbacca to your Han Solo (and also happens to be who you get sushi with every Friday night)., Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $14.97.

    5. A face wash foamer they can use to make the cleanser they're already accustomed to feel extra fancy.

    The pink container with a pump top to fluff the cleanser and foamed up cleanser all around it

    Promising review: "This thing is the bomb. Does exactly what it advertises; makes a thick whipped cream/foam out of washes, making it economical as well as fun. It can soften harsh washes to make the concoction gentler on skin. It's also great for mixing washes if you have two or more you'd like to combine for different effects. And of course, a little goes a long, long way with this puppy. For the price, it's a steal. Definitely give it a try if you're not sure. It's a really cool device." —Knock Knock Me

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    6. A gift certificate to the Bronx Zoo for a virtual hangout with one of their favorite animals — they'll get up close and personal (from a distance) with a warthog, porcupine, cheetah, penguin, or sloth!

    a close up of a cheetah during a virtual encounter
    bronxzoo / Via

    If your loved one is a big fan of Animal Planet's "The Zoo" they might even recognize some of the stars of the show during their hangout! My friend Caroline is one of the zoo keepers (you can often find her alongside an adorable warthog, cheetah, or penguin) and I've seen what incredible memories she makes with these animals — so I can confirm this will be worth your while. You can choose a silver gift certificate, which includes an interaction with a warthog, a porcupine or a "feathers and scales" option. Or if you want to get even more wild, go with the gold gift certificate and get some one-on-one time with a cheetah, penguin, or sloth.

    Get it from Bronx Zoo: a silver gift certificate $80 or a gold gift certificate for $150.

    7. An under-eye brightening corrector from BECCA Cosmetics that might seem like a strange gift at face value, but is actually what any makeup-obsessed teen has likely been trying to track down since seeing it blow up on TikTok.

    Becca Cosmetics

    The under-eye brightening corrector is vegan and cruelty-free. You'll get a gold star for gifting this product, that's for sure.

    Promising review: "Wow! First time I tried this under concealer — it's like my dark circles don't exist. This is the BEST! I have chronic dark circles. Also, it doesn't feel thick and you can't notice it's on. It works best under concealer for me." —Jessica

    Get it from BECCA Cosmetics for $32 (available in two shades).

    8. A four-pack of pizza socks they won't find ~cheesy~ at all when their toes are as toasty as a pie fresh out of the oven., Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this as a surprise for my significant other, and he LOVED it! He is a sock fanatic and is always looking for new fun pairs of socks, and the presentation of this was a perfect touch to make it even more fun to deliver. Everything fit perfectly, and the socks in the pizza box looked exactly like what was expected! Thanks so much!" —Logan

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99.

    9. An "Among Us" composition book to make up for the time you murdered them in cold blood when you were the imposter — this is a shout-out to my husband who BETRAYED ME in front of all of our friends. The nerve, amiright?

    a reviewer's notebook with among us avatars all over it

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my little brother's 13th birthday and he loved it! Considering he's a teen now and is very picky with presents, he said it was for sure one of his faves! LOL. The printing is very nice and not blurry at all, love the feel of the notebook as well. Very well-made! Buy it now!" —Melissa Elias

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    10. Mascara with a plethora of rave reviews, guaranteed to impress any teen who spends most of their weekends watching makeup tutorials on YouTube., Amazon

    Promising review: "My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an 8 hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    11. A dip powder kit so they can perfect their at-home manicure (and hopefully learn to give you one, too!).,

    It comes with a base coat, an activator, a top coat, five color powders, a nail file, a brush, and instructions.

    Promising review: "I was very surprised at how easy it was to do. I love that my nails are dry right away and that it is as hard as acrylic but not damaging to your nails. Looks just about as good as when I get them done at the salon but this saves a ton of money and is quicker. Definitely recommend." —Lindsay Emge

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    12. An oversized tee inspired by Taylor Swift's Folklore album that'll help them live out the lyrics "you put me on and said I was your favorite" in reality. You're welcome.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    A number of us on the shopping team have bought this shirt (we're Swifties *and* we like to match, OK?) and have all been pleased with it! Editor Emma Lord (pictured above) lead the charge and convinced me to buy it in a larger size so I can cuddle up in it. It's the perfect subtle nod to Taylor Swift! bzzylizzy is a woman-owned small business!

    Get it from bzzylizzy on Etsy for $24 (available in unisex sizes S–2X and in green).

    13. Or a deconstructed tee they'll either giggle about or stop talking to you over — this is a risk vs. reward situation.

    a model in a grey t-shirt with the words "apparently I'm dramatic" on it

    Get it from Lulusimonstudio for $42 (available in sizes S, XL–2XL).

    14. A personalized reusable Starbucks cup any caffeinated queen will adore.

    a stack of personalized starbucks hot cups

    If the teen you're shopping for is someone who is constantly sipping on a seasonal drink from Starbucks, she will definitely be into this cup. It holds 16 oz (also known as a grande), can be made in a variety of colors, and customized with her name or any other phrase.

    Promising review: "It came sooner than I expected. The quality is very good. I got it as a gift for a friend who loves Starbucks. The inscription I chose was 'Name's Livin' La Vida Mocha,' for those of you looking for good coffee puns." —Joan Watson

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $16.99.

    15. A book about legendary ladies and their iconic fashion statements to empower the impressionable teen in your life and teach them a thing or two about awesome females.

    the cover of the book with famous women in black dresses
    chroniclebooks / Via

    Ann Shen's book, Nevertheless, She Wore It: 50 Iconic Fashion Moments , is jam-packed with stunning illustrations and facts about fabulous women from all around the world. I have a copy and it's something I absolutely treasure — and I learned a lot from it! Anyone would be lucky to receive this book this holiday season!

    Promising review: "This book is a truly fantastic quick look at iconic fashion moments and pieces and the women who wore them. Accompanying each short blurb that tells the story and explains the importance of each item is a gorgeously graphic illustration by the author that perfectly exemplifies each fashion-forward piece and feminist revolution item. It jumps around places, times, and personalities, but it always exemplifies the feminine power that something as simple as a red lip or a pair of wide-legged pants can represent. Overall, it's very informative, gorgeous to look at, and it contains a great message. Definitely a recommended read and a great coffee table book to show off." —nina_chan01

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25.

    16. A makeup blender over 1,500 Amazon customers are obsessed with — and any teen will be too., Amazon

    This teardrop sponge is surprisingly just as nice as the pricier original BeautyBlender! It's received rave reviews from Amazon customers and is sure to impress any teen who's working on their makeup routine.

    Promising review: "Cute, cheap, and works great to blend out foundation/concealer. It's not dense and expands when wet. It also washes easily, which I didn't think would be the case with my pale foundation on a black sponge. I only need to use normal Dove bar soap. I think I'll stick to this brand for Beautyblender dupes in the future. Their sponges work perfectly and are much prettier (I'm not a bright fuschia kind of girl)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in a set of three or five).

    17. A Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera for the teen who's always taking selfies.


    This camera bundle is a gift that's great for all ages! It's easy to use and comes with a ton of accessories you can test out together — starting with the selfie mirror, obvs. Any teen is sure to also enjoy the colored plastic frames, film stickers, colored lens filters, and cute matching case.

    Promising review: "Amazing bundle!! I bought this for myself (19/f) and I absolutely love it! The case is functional, the front unbuttons in the back so you can keep it in the case and still take a picture which is super cool. And the photo album is so cute. The camera works so smoothly and the quality of the pictures is everything I wanted. I love the vintage aesthetic." —Cailyn Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $114.99+ (available in eight colors).

    18. An unofficial Harry Potter cookbook so the fan in your life can be a ~wizard~ in the kitchen, not just at Hogwarts.


    Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

    They can whip up magical treats like treacle tarts, pumpkin pasties, and Molly's meat pies.

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT, I'm no master chef but this cookbook might change that. I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways the recipes are phenomenal, especially the pies! It's pretty basic sometimes; it's more European type cuisine so if you don't like haggis, liver, lamb, or other English/Scottish dishes etc. then these recipes aren't for you. The book references are cute and I vaguely remember some of them. My younger siblings go crazy when I make anything from this book because they love Harry Potter." —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for $10.63.

    19. A curtain of twinkle lights that'll make them feel like they've headed for the second star on the right and landed in Neverland.

    a reviewer's photo of the twinkle lights hanging behind their bed

    If it were up to me, I would leave my Christmas lights up inside my home all year long. These twinkle lights are a great way to create that look without being overtly holiday-themed. Tinker Bell would certainly approve!

    Promising review: "I saw a few pictures online of fairy lights with sheer curtains and loved the look. These lights in particular are perfect for what I was looking for. It gives off a warm cozy glow, and really adds a nice touch of oomph to the room." —NG

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. A classic plaid blanket scarf to keep any beloved teen from whining about how freakin' cold they are.,

    Whether the teen in your life needs to head out to grab some food or needs to walk their dog around the block, heading outside in cold winter temperatures is not ideal. Luckily, scarves like this exist to make it less awful.

    Promising review: "I have been purchasing on Amazon for as long as I can remember and this scarf right here is the best purchase that I have ever made. THE BEST. I love plaid. I love everything about plaid. I came across this scarf and thought, 'Well hey this looks like everything else I own so I might as well buy this.' So I did. This thing comes in the mail and I'm excited. I open up the package and then I touch it. It's so soft. I feel like I'm petting a bunch of tiny kittens. It's thin but not too thin. It doesn't feel cheap. I like this because it's not super bulky around my neck. I was freezing in my office yesterday and unwrapped my scarf and made myself a fun little blanket to enjoy during my 9-5. I felt so cozy and warm. It was wonderful." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in 13 styles).

    21. A Dead Sea mud mask they can use to host a makeshift spa night with their friends. Fresh skin and an opportunity to post silly selfies? What more could a teen want?,

    My sister and I have used this mask countless times while watching trash TV on my couch — it's a fun way to bond and improve our skin. A little goes a long way so this product will last 'em quite a while.

    Promising review: "I'm not joking, I thought this was just going to be a normal face mask but I was wrong. The application was smooth and easy. After waiting 10 minutes, I took it off face was smooth as a baby's butt, no lie. This made my face so soft and feeling refreshed and hydrated!!!" —olesya gordeyeva

    Get it from Amazon for $13.55.

    22. An over-sized blanket sweatshirt to keep them company while they hibernate/watch endless television.,

    I gifted one of these to my sister and she is OBSESSED. Her and my other sister have actually been fighting so much over it that I need to order another one. It's so freakin' soft and snuggly they'll never want to take it off!

    Promising review: "My teenage son lives in sweatpants and a sweatshirt when he's home. Even in the summer. He loves to be comfy so I knew this would be perfect. I was right. He has yet to take it off in the past few days!" —amoretto

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 14 styles).

    23. A coffee table book about the history of Hyrule, they'd probably consider spending all of their rupees to get your hands on.

    a dark green cover of the book with a symbols from the zelda game in the middle in gold

    I gifted this coffee table book to my husband a few years ago and it's still one of his most prized possessions. It is filled with the history of Link's adventures as told by the creators of the game — it's a wonderful addition to any gamer's collection.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    24. Ugg's classic ultra mini bootie to keep their toes nice 'n' warm and *hopefully* prevent them from trying out that TikTok trend where everyone has been cutting their regular-sized Uggs in half.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, ugg / Via

    I recently got these Ugg minis and have been wearing them as my "work shoes" now that I WFH full time. They're the perfect mix between a slipper and an actual shoe, so I can continue to wear my comfiest clothes to "the office" (my kitchen table) but also feel like I've somewhat transitioned into work mode for the day. They're super soft, as all Uggs are, and honestly just make me happy! They are true-to-size so no worries about sizing up or down.

    Promising review: "These are the first pair of Uggs I have ever purchased, and they do not disappoint! I am short (5'0") so the taller classic Uggs have always felt a little awkward or bulky for me. The ultra mini is just what I've been looking for, and I've been wearing them daily (even though it's still hot out). I'm considering a second purchase! Definitely worth every penny!" —Lexi T.

    Get them from Zappos for $139.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and two colors).

    25. A bar of soap infused with a crystal they'll find enchanting whether they use it zen out in the shower or keep around as decor.

    a model holding a pink bar of soap with white swirled in it and glitter with a stone in the middle
    Crystal Bar Soap

    I have quite a few of these beauties and cannot say enough good things about them. As someone who loves crystals and meditation, these soaps are simply breathtaking. Why NOT bring all the good vibes into your life, right? The gorg one pictured above is embedded with a Rhodonite crystal which is said to be an emotional balancer (which we could all likely benefit from in 2020). This woman-owned business continues to blow me away with their incredibly magical products. From bath salts and bombs to more crystal-infused soaps than I can remember, everything I've received from them has been top notch.

    Get it from Crystal Bar Soaps for $14.

    Check out the wide variety of crystal-infused soaps here!

    26. Olive and June's Mani System they'll absolutely adore because they can experiment with a variety of colors without wasting any of the money they earned at their part-time gig.

    a model painting their nails with an array of nail polishes and polishing tools in the background
    Olive and June

    I am a huge fan of Olive and June's nail polish. It goes on very smoothly and doesn't chip even after a week! This brand is also woman-owned and proudly 7-free, which means it doesn't contain harmful chemicals that most polishes do. The Mani System comes with a Poppy (a rubberized attachment to help you get a better grip when polishing), a polish remover pot, cuticle serum, a clean up brush, clippers, a file, a buffer, a top coat, and your choice of nail polishes (ranging from one, six, or the entire winter collection).

    You can learn more about Olive and June through our full review here.

    Get it from Olive and June for $50+ (available in three styles).

    27. A super strong USB charging cable for the teen who is forever losing or tearing theirs — because you can't put a price on an always-juiced phone.


    Promising review: "I love this cable so much that I promptly bought other cables and accessories from Native Union. The cable is sturdy, with good connectors that fit perfectly into case connections. The rigidity in the cord means it works fantastically in the car and doesn't press the touchscreen when I put my phone on the mount. The leather attachment point is a nice little perk to tie it up neatly so you don't end up with a tangled mess. The fact that it's a 4" length is also perfect — longer than the default cable but not longer than most people so it still stays compact in my pocket and backpack." —Dangado

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six styles).

    28. Socks with their pet's face ALL over them so they can secretly keep their paw-fect smile with them under their knee-high boots.,

    My mom put these in my stocking a few years ago and they may have been my favorite gift of all of 2018.

    Promising review: "Love these!! I was so surprised with how good these turned out. So simple to upload the photo. It took approximately a week for item to ship to my door-which was accurate to sellers time. I purchased two more for other family members — everyone was super excited and happy to receive." —EB

    Get them from Amazon for $15.59 (available in 34 styles).

    29. A set of vintage headbands to make sure your fave teen's hair is always ~on fleek~ (teens say that, right?)., Amazon

    An important lesson every teenager should learn as early on in life as possible is that you can never have too many hair accessories. That being said, you can help kickstart their collection by gifting them these adorable knotted headbands.

    Promising review: "I really like these headbands! They are great for holding back my hair. They are thicker than I thought they would be, but overall work well with updos for me. With my fine hair they are too thick for wearing with my hair down. The designs are really cute and the style is perfect for those who love the vintage look. Overall I am happy with these! They are well made, and even hold up to being washed in the washer."—Cheryl

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 12 styles).

    30. A Kindle Paperwhite for the bookworm teen who prefers to kill time by reading rather than scrolling through nonsense on Instagram.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    It's the thinnest and lightest Kindle Amazon has released to date! And — as is made abundantly clear by the photo above — it's 100% waterproof.

    Promising review: "I love the fact that I can read on this Kindle in both daylight and dim light conditions. It is so light and compact, which makes it easy to hold, easy to travel with, and the battery lasts forever. I love it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $94.99.

    And check out our full breakdown of the Kindle Paperwhite here.

    31. Spanx faux leather leggings they can wear on days they want to appear more ~edgy~ but still feel like they're lounging in comfy clothes.

    a model in the faux leather leggings
    Spanx / Via

    I splurged on these a few years ago and I don't know why I waited so long! They're super soft on the inside, edgy on the outside, and just freakin' fabulous. If I venture to any family gatherings this holiday season you better believe you'll find me in these bad boys. I love pairing them with an oversized sweater for a look that's stylish but still cozy.

    Get them from Nordstrom, Spanx, or Amazon for $77+ (available in sizes XS-3X).

    32. A dazzling set of unicorn-inspired makeup brushes that'll have any YouTube tutorial fan squealing.

    a set of makeup brushes with purple handles that look like unicorn horns

    Promising review: "Honestly it took me a week and half to use these because THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I couldn't even bring myself to dirty them with makeup. But then I finally did. AND THEY ARE AMAZING. HEAVENLY. Seriously they apply makeup so well it is insane. I have never experienced a brush this nice before and I own $100 brush sets. No joke. I expected these to be sub par since they were so inexpensive. I literally bought them just because they are pretty. TURNS OUT THEY ARE THE NICEST BRUSHES EVER. " —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A pound of cereal marshmallows to make up for all the years some adult told them they couldn't have three helpings of Lucky Charms.,

    They *are* magically delicious, after all.

    Promising review: "Buying these charms was one of the best decisions of my life. The bag is twice the size of my head. The marshmallows are aesthetically pleasing and delicious. It's everything I ever wanted in a snack." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    34. An Otherland candle they can put on display in their room to show all their friends how "mature" they are with a sweet-smelling, beautifully designed candle.

    an orange candle with an abstract label on it

    I have these candles and simply adore them. My husband is forever yelling at me for having TOO MANY CANDLES (is that even a thing?) but when I brought these home even he was impressed with them. They'll make a great gift for anyone of any age — including teenagers.

    Get it from Otherland for $36 (available in six scents).

    35. A squeal-worthy sweatshirt for a Star Wars-loving teen who'll exclaim "BABY Y-OHMYGOD-A!" as soon as they open it.

    a white sweatshirt with baby yoda on it taking a selfie
    My Oh My Supply Co.

    SO CUTE I CANNOT HANDLE IT — and neither will they! Chances are they've already stolen your Disney+ subscription log in and have been impatiently waiting for the latest episode of the Mandalorian each week while posting memes of Baby Yoda. Might as well embrace the fad and gift them this too-cute sweatshirt. I have many items from this shop — and not just because one of the co-owners is my co-worker Ali Faccenda! The items always come super fast and you can tell how much thought was put into each design.

    Get it from My Oh My Supply Co. for $37 (available in unisex sizes S–5XL).

    36. Or a graphic tee with a motivational message that'll have other kids their age saying "yasssss!" when they see them wearing it for the first time.

    a model in a black tee that says well behaved women rarely make history in white
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $13.99 (available in sizes 2X–3X).

    37. A trio of products from Glossier for the teen who has always *wanted* to know how to put together a daily makeup routine but never had the right items to do so.


    This set comes with a tube of Cloud Paint liquid blush, Boy Brow, and a Lash Slick mascara. I've personally used both Cloud Paint and Boy Brow (as well as *many* of my colleagues) and can say it is one of the greatest day-to-day makeup investments one may ever make.

    Promising review: "The perfect set for everyday, simple and easy make up. I use this kit nearly daily and makes my face so glowy. Highly recommend this set. I sometimes combine this with the Pro Tip Eyeliner for an extra pop on the eye." —Imogen

    Get them from Glossier for $40 (available in six Cloud Paint colors and five Boy Brow colors

    38. A sequin pillow they can swipe to reveal Kim Kardashian's famous ugly crying face for a surprise that'll keep them giggling from Christmas into the New Year.

    a pillow with kim kardashian's crying face covered by swappable black sequins
    PooSparkles / Etsy

    PooSparkles is a small business run out of Edinburgh, UK.

    Get it from PooSparkles on Etsy for $25.77+ (available in three colors and with or without a pillow insert).

    39. A faux leather Mickey backpack, so versatile it can be worn to school, on a hike, or on a trip to Disney World.

    a white backpack with mickey mouse all over it

    Whether they're 13 or 18, any teen would love toting this classic backpack around. Mickey is just cool enough to pass the teenager test. And if they don't want it, I'll take it.

    Promising review: "I love everything about this bag! It’s light to carry and it matches with a lot of outfits ! Has two pockets (one main, one small in front) which is very useful!" —Cynthia Atencio

    Get it from Amazon for $96.99.

    40. David Dobrik's perfume – it'll easily win over the heart of the teen in your life — he's basically the hero of their generation.

    davidsperfume / Via, davidsperfume / Via

    It's probably as close as they're going to get to receiving a Tesla from him for now. I've tested out this perfume and it smells fantastic. One of my TikTok-obsessed friends basically ripped it out of my hands and I haven't seen it since. The #01 scent smells of amber and is more spicy/woody while the #02 scent is filled with notes of grapefruit and sandalwood. Both are lovely but, more importantly to teens, are going to be considered cool because of David himself.

    Get it from David's Perfume for $60 (available in two scents).

    41. A hot sauce-making kit that'll spice up the life of anyone who receives it — ya' might want to pair it with a gallon of milk.

    the hot sauce making kit

    It comes with seven bottles (three glass and three squeeze-bottles), a 2-inch funnel, apple cider vinegar, spice blend, two pairs of gloves, five pH strips, peppers, instruction card, and labels.

    Promising review: "I bought this product as a gift for my s/o, he loves to cook and loves all things spicy. Recently he had ordered ghost peppers and didn’t know what to do with them. So I started researching hot sauce kits and came across this one. We were not disappointed!! The packaging was cute and making the hot sauce was something fun and different to enjoy together. Having this kit it made it so easy!!! All of our friends have heard about our hot sauce–making adventure and want to know where to get a kit for themselves. Everything is included: tiny glass storing bottles, the spices, little squeeze bottles and tiny fill-in labels. He absolutely loved this gift and I can’t believe I got it for the price, considering everything that’s included. 10/10 would recommend" —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $52.95. This same company also makes kits for creating your own gin, complete with ~botanicals~ — for families of all grown-ups, of course.

    42. A subscription to Book of the Month so they can crack open a novel that has *nothing* to do with their tedious school assignments. Reading👏 can👏 be👏fun👏!

    a stack of books
    bookofthemonth / Via

    I was gifted a year of Book of the Month for my birthday one year and to date it is one of the best things I've received. There are few things as satisfying as getting truly lost in the pages of a good book — and it'll provide for a great distraction for the mind if your pal has recently been watching something super scary (ahem, the news). Each month they'll be permitted to choose one of four books, all of which are different genres. Then the book they select will be delivered to their door. Magic! Excuse me, I need to re-up my subscription.

    Get three months from Book of the Month for $49.99.

    43. A waffle stick maker that'll be there for them when they sleep way later than anyone else in the house so they miss breakfast but still wake up starving.

    a small dome-like waffle stick maker in teal blue

    Promising review: "I do not normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray with vegetable oil before pouring in 1/3 cup of batter (as other reviewers have noted it does not come with a measuring cup) and then set a timer for four minutes. When I am done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth. I know the color and cartoonish logo may turn some people off but I seriously recommend this iron to everyone." —leahas

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    44. A cleaning pen to help keep the semi-superficial teen in your life's gems sparkling.

    a before and after photo of a sparkly ring

    This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    Promising review: "The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new." —FintanCat

    Get it from Amazon for $6.39.

    45. An exciting new game for the Nintendo Switch (it actually includes three games in one!), because you're never too old (or too young) to go on an adventure with Mario.


    Promising review: "I'm 28 years old. These three games were some of the defining ones of my life at different points. And now they've come in HD to the Nintendo Switch, and I couldn't be any more ecstatic. Some people might complain that these games (particularly SM64) weren't remade akin to Spyro/Crash/etc trilogies. In my opinion, that doesn't detract from anything at all. Would it have been nice? Sure, but these games are some of the best games of all time, and the original graphics create that nostalgia that I feel Nintendo was going for with this compilation. I can't wait to sink my time into all three of these classics again, and I'm grateful that the Switch now has almost all of Mario's greatest games on it. Here's hoping Galaxy 2 is around the corner in some form!" —Mike Balogh

    It can also be played on the Nintendo Switch Lite which I'm personally a big fan of. Check out a full breakdown of the system here.

    Get Super Mario 3D All-Stars from Amazon for $59.88.

    46. Slip-on booties with a pointed toe that'll add a little ~somethin' somethin'~ to their winter uniform of an oversized sweater and leggings.,

    Promising review: "Perfection!! The COLOR is so lovely! They fit so comfortably it's truly shocking!! I have a slight bunion on my right foot and ALL shoes hurt my feet. These are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. They look and feel great. I can walk in them for hours with no problems and they are so true to size. In addition, I have a small heel and these fit perfect. I plan to buy several more pairs in other colors. And the price is amazingly affordable!!!" —Katy R

    Get them from Amazon for $19.89+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 14 styles).

    47. A pair of comfortable ears with vintage Disney movie patterns on them, designed to prevent headaches so any Disney-obsessed teen can wear 'em all day long.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, TheFairyGodsisters / Etsy

    My cousins and I have ears from this shop and they are so comfortable they seem to be made with actual magic. I wore them for an entire day at the Magic Kingdom and and forgot they were on my head! A major improvement from the ones that usually give you a headache after an hour! This women-owned mall business also makes adorable scrunchies (these Disney Princess ones are on my own wish list) definitely check them out!

    Get them from TheFairyGodsisters on Etsy for $29.

    48. An oversized cardigan even the pickiest of teenagers wouldn't scowl at.

    a model in the grey open sweater with pink lack and grey ruffles along the sleeves and pockets

    How many times have you tried to give your younger sister or teen cousin a piece of clothing and they either politely say "thanks" and toss it in a corner or blatantly roll their eyes at you? Well, after presenting them with this cozy but chic cardigan, they will have to admit they were wrong about your style all along!

    Promising review: "This is better than I imagined! I love it so much, I plan on buying the other colors. I’m usually an XL/XXL and the M fits me great. If you want a big, baggy, comfy look, I suggest going with your regular size. I would also suggest a delicate wash and hang drying." —Shellie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    49. A winged eyeliner stamp for the teen who obsesses over makeup tutorials but hasn't been able to perfect liquid eyeliner just yet.

    a model holding the black pen with the slanted eyeliner stamp on the end

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat-eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out...but to my surprise I put the left cat-eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT-EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I can now do a cat-eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning." —LadyMeow

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97

    50. A felt letter board so they can creatively express themselves in their Instagram Stories without having to utter a word., Amazon

    It comes with 696 letters and symbols, so they won't have worry about about keeping things short and sweet.

    Promising review: "I love this little felt board. I bought it to take to festivals and it catches EVERYBODY's eye! It is a little bit time-consuming to set up, but it's always well worth the end result and it looks fabulous!" —Lacey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    51. A functional cross-body bag that's classy and cute — no teen will turn it down.


    This quilted cross-body is great because it can be worn with both a cocktail dress or with jeans — the teen on your shopping list will definitely get a lot of use out of this beauty.

    Promising review: "The perfect size to carry everything I need, to work, for a night out, for errands etc. love all the pockets, love that it stands on its flat bottom, love the adjustable strap. It’s pretty. I got black so it can match everything and I’m super happy with it. Plus the shape is cute. Love it! And it’s not super expensive either." —F.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.85 (available in 60 styles).

    52. A delicate initial necklace for anyone who prefers simple jewelry they can wear every day.

    an array of the thin gold necklaces with gold hearts with initials in it

    ...or so she can scream-sing the Taylor Swift lyrics "I want to wear his initial on a chain 'round my neck not because he owns me but 'cause he really knows me." Either way! Fab gift.

    Promising review: "The best necklace I’ve ever had!!! It’s the perfect size and length, so dainty and flattering! I was worried about the gold fading (because it’s so wonderfully affordable) but it hasn’t- not even a little bit!!! I’ve worn it every single day for about a month now, even accidentally wore it in a pool for a little bit but nothing happened and it’s never been damaged! Has become such a staple for me and my everyday outfit, don’t feel complete without it anymore. Would highly recommend and will be buying another if this one ever breaks!!" —Brittany Burrahm

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 26 styles).

    53. A glamorous set of ear crawlers that'll have any teen seeing stars when the catch a glimpse of 'em in the mirror.

    a trio of starry crawler earring

    When I was a teenager, my biggest obsession was ear piercings. If the teen in your life is anything like I was, she'll love these stunning ear crawlers. Don't worry, Mom — they're hypoallergenic and nickel-free.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

    54. A Gilmore Girls sweatshirt, so they have an excuse to exclaim, "OY WITH THE POODLES ALREADY!" whenever they wear it.

    a maroon sweatshirt wiht a yellow logo of luke's coffee cup and stars hollow, CT
    Emtizee / Etsy

    Thanks to the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls, a whole new group of teens can appreciate the treasure that is Luke's Diner. They'll for sure enjoy rocking this cozy sweatshirt and reppin' Stars Hollow. Emtizee is a small business that makes an array of apparel.

    Get it from Emtizee on Etsy for $22.95+ (available in sizes S–2XL and eight colors).

    55. A deep sleep bath soak filled with lavender, because it seems to me like these teens don't sleep at all anymore! Might as well help 'em out with a restful soak to ease their mind instead of trying to figure out what aesthetic they want to change their entire Instagram to.

    a blue box that says deep sleep bath soak on it in white next to a white container of the bath soak

    Get it from Skinstore for $41.

    56. A classic red Kylie Lip Kit they can use to replicate their favorite of the young billionaire's Insta-looks during the holiday season.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Ulta

    I personally have Mary Jo and can attest to the fact that it's a PERFECT red lip with an everlasting formula you won't need to reapply all day.

    Promising review: "I used it a single application on my son's wedding from 1-9:30 p.m. I sweated, ate, drank and kissed but no smears. I didn't reapply but my lips still had color although lighter than the beginning." —Hedily

    Get it from Ulta for $29 (available in eight shades).

    57. A expressive pin that'll show what most teens feel without them having to go out of their way to tell anyone/everyone to back off.

    a red pin that looks like a name tag that says hello i hate everyone
    Feminist Goods Co

    This woman-owned small business will help you gain some major points with the teen in your life. They make tons of badass products with an empowering message anyone (teen or not) would like to see under the tree this year.

    Get it from Feminist Goods Co for $13.

    58. Or a set of pinky promise pins, because who uses that as a form of loyalty more than teenagers?

    a pin of one white hand and one black hand intertwining pinky fingers
    dakohtahsmithdesignco / Etsy

    Is this not the most precious pin set you've ever laid your weary eyes on? Gift this to the teenager in your life and cross your fingers she loves you enough to give you the matching pin (eeeep!). Added bonus? It comes from a small business!

    Get it from dakohtahsmithdesignco on Etsy for $20.

    59. Velvet scrunchies so they can easily dress up even the most boring of hairstyles.


    Is the teen you're shopping for often rolling out of bed after their alarm and rushing for the door? These trendy velvet scrunchies will be perfect for them! All they have to do is throw their hair up in a pony or a (somewhat) neat bun, accessorize it with this fab scrunchie, and move on with their morning.

    Promising review: "The scrunches are very soft, very strong and stretchy, and surprisingly smell pretty good. They can make an outfit more interesting even by just wearing them on your wrist. 11/10 would recommend." —Torence H.

    Get a pack of 10 on Amazon for $7.99.

    60. A One Line A Day journal they'll love because they can chronicle their days without feeling pressured to spend an hour writing each night.

    the one line a day journal with a pink, yellow, blue, and gold painted cover

    I got this as a gift two years ago and I'm obsessed. I've always loved journaling, but recently life has gotten in the way and I wasn't able to find the time to write. The One Line A Day journal solved that problem! It takes less than a minute to gather my thoughts and put pen to paper — and I still feel like I accomplished something! Your pal will, too.

    Promising review: "I love this journal! I've always found it hard to maintain a journal — I felt like I had to fill all that empty space, and most days didn't feel worth writing about. With this, I can write just a few sentences, which is exactly what I need. I absolutely love that this is a 5-year journal as well. I'm over a year into my plain blue original one, and reflecting back on the past year is helping me to really see how my life has changed (or not). I bought this version of the One Line a Day journal for a friend. The cover and pages are beautiful, fun, and modern. " —juliabos

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    61. A puzzle from Rifle Paper Co., so gorgeous they'll likely want to frame it once they're done and display it as art.

    a floral "garden party" puzzle in the box
    Rifle Paper Co.

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $34 (available in four designs).

    62. A set of LED light saber chopsticks you'll probably misplace in your utensil drawer but then have the opportunity to exclaim "THESE are the ones I've been looking for!" once you finally find them., Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $14.97.

    63. A hunter green nail polish that'll match their plant baby tree — and who doesn't love a curated aesthetic???


    This one-step polish is exactly what they need if you love a good mani but don't have the patience to apply multiple coats. This one is naturally shiny — they won't even need a top coat! It's also cruelty-free, vegan, and free from harmful chemicals.

    Get it from Orly for $9.99.

    64. A Stoney Clover fanny pack for when they want to go hands-free on their daily walk but don't want to leave their essentials behind (they'll need cash for the inevitable iced coffee they're likely to buy).

    stoneyclover / Via, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Since entering quarantine and no longer having access to the gym, I've (bravely) taken up running outdoors. Running is no joke! It's hard, but also very rewarding. One of the things I've struggled with is having somewhere to put my phone now that it's hot and I'm not wearing a jacket. Enter: the Stoney Clover fanny pack. It's super cuuuuute, can be personalized with a variety of patches, and truly stays in place while running. I'm obsessed with mine and will definitely wear it while running errands as well.

    Get it from Stoney Clover for $88+ (available in 15 colors with or without customization).

    65. A Kris Jenner-inspired cross-stitch that'll give them a boost of confidence and a creative outlet to unwind with at the end of a no-good, very bad day.

    a cross stitch that says "you're doing amazing sweetie" surrounded by flowers
    TheStrandedStitch / Etsy

    One of my "quarantine crafts" included learning how to cross stitch and it's been really fun (and a test of my patience — threading that needle is tedious!). This kit includes instructions, color pattern, thread, fabric, hoop, and needle. I know the World's Greatest Momager would be proud to see my finished product. TheStrandedStitch is a woman-owned small business run out of Los Angeles.

    Get it from TheStrandedStitch on Etsy for $23.

    66. And playful beaded bracelets – they are *totally* in right now and will likely become their favorite accessory.

    a gold beaded bracelet with rose gold hearts and a beaded name bracelet
    DesignedinNeverland / Etsy

    This Black-owned Etsy shop sells darling bracelets you'll probably want to buy 10 of because everyone appreciates a well-curated stack! I love that Danielle (the owner) gives you the option to order custom bracelets with your own Disney sayings on them. I ordered my own (it says believe) and it looks super cute with all my other beaded beauties. Feel free to get some inspiration for your own order from her Instagram page.

    Get it from DesignedinNeverland on Etsy for $10+ (available in 12 styles and 10 star bead color options).

    Trying to convince myself I actually am still as cool as a teenager but realizing very quickly I am, in fact, not:

    The Walt Disney Company

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