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27 Products For Teens That Parents Swear By

Just a bunch of products that teens *and* parents love.

All sizes in this post are listed in women's.

1. A to-do list that'll help forgetful teens stay on top of all their tasks. Being prepared is a lot easier when they can actually see everything that's on their plate.

The planner

2. And a set of ~purr-ty~ adorable cat gel pens so taking notes is a lot more fun.

The pens

3. Wreck This Journal, an interactive book to encourage your teen's creativity and serve as an outlet for worries, stresses, and feelings they don't feel comfortable sharing with anyone else. It's filled with prompts that range from creative, to destructive, to just plain fun.

Reviewer photo of a page of their journal with the prompt, "cover this page in tape (create some kind of pattern)"

4. A pack of iPhone chargers for the teen who's notorious for breaking/losing theirs. These nylon braided cables have a 12,000+ bend lifespan meaning you can unsubscribe from your monthly Amazon order of a pack of chargers.

The chargers, which come in three-foot, six-foot, and 10-foot lengths

5. A string of fairy lights if they want to create a little magic in any drab, dreary bedroom.

6. A Fujifilm Instax Mini bundle because I have yet to meet a teen who doesn't want one. This is their chance to show off their skills behind the lens.

Reviewer photo of the bundle and light blue camera

7. An eyeliner stamp that'll simplify your teen's winged liner routine. One end is a triangular stamp for the wings, and the other is a felt tip to connect the wing to the inner corner.

8. A clay mask so your teen can treat their skin to a spa-worthy mask. It may also help reduce the frequency of their breakouts *and* soften their skin. Reviewers with natural hair say it helped define their curls and clarified their scalp so moisturizing products could actually penetrate their strands.

9. A blackhead remover vacuum with a powerful head to suction up blackheads, whiteheads, grease, and leftover makeup. It comes with four different attachments for all their skincare needs, as well as five suction levels so they can clear up their skin without painful blackhead-removing strips.

10. An acne patch for those days when a pimple pops up at the *worst* possible moment. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from pimples.

11. A bubbling clay mask if your teen struggles with blackheads and clogged pores. Reviewers say it de-gunks their pores without stripping the skin, plus you're helping your kid create content for TikTok!

Reviewer photo of the mask looking bubbly

12. Make Your Own Beauty Masks a recipe book that teaches you how to make face masks with ingredients you have at home, because what better way to bond with your teen when you can't go to a spa together.

The cover

13. A Balm Dotcom trio that'll convince your teen that you're actually listening to them, and that yes, you heard them the first thousand times they asked for this. It's a hydrating skin salve made with castor oil, lanolin, and beeswax to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.

A trio of Balm Dotcom tubes

14. A Revlon hot air brush so you don't have to wait an hour for your teen to get ready. This'll take them from wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a sleek and shiny blowout in minutes.

15. Differin, a once daily topical retinoid made to treat acne that hasn't responded to any other products. It contains adapalene, a retinoid that unclogs pores and speeds cell turnover so acne doesn't even have a chance to form.

Reviewer progression photos of their acne slowly fading over time thanks to the gel

16. A lightweight Nalgene for eco-friendly teens who want to ditch wasteful, single-use plastics. Also! They can add stickers to their water bottle!

The bottle

17. And speaking of stickers, a pack of waterproof vinyl stickers if your teen, like every other teen, is obsessed with water bottle stickers.

Reviewer photo of the stickers

18. A cookbook for teens because it'll help them feel more confident in the kitchen (and it'll spare you from having to eat some very questionable creations)!

19. A 14-piece brush set that'll help your teen master their makeup. It's a great starter pack for beginners, but it also has enough variety to impress more skilled makeup gurus.

The brush set

20. Some wireless earbuds to spare yourself the stress of buying $159 AirPods even though you darn well know your teen is going to lose one before they even get a chance to use them. These'll do the same thing and look cool while saving you some big bucks.

21. A Raspberry Pi starter kit for budding teen coders who want to learn new programming languages. They can use it to build a retro gaming machine, automate their home, or build a garlic bread robot like my roommate did.

Reviewer photo of the raspberry pi

22. A pair of Converse high-tops if you need a fail-proof gift for a teen. These classic kicks go with everything and have been deemed cool by actual teens.

Reviewer wearing black Converse with a gray T-shirt dress

23. Or a pair of equally cool Air Force 1s because all-white shoes are always a look. Even though they were originally designed as basketball shoes, they're still a slam dunk off the court thanks to their lightweight cushioning for all-day comfort.

The shoes in white

24. Some photo clip string lights that'll basically be the IRL version of your Gen Z teen's Myspace Top 8 (something only millennials will remember).

The lights

25. An inspirational Women In Sports book that profiles 50 groundbreaking athletes so your teen is always reminded of what they can accomplish.

The cover

26. A pair of pocket leggings — yes, a pocket! — to make your teen forget all about the $100 leggings they were begging you to buy them last week.

27. An oddly soothing bubble wrap iPhone case for fidgety teens who need to keep their hands busy.

The phone cases

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