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    23 Wonderful Gifts That Teenagers Will Actually Love

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    We asked teens of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they really wanted for the holidays this year. From store gift cards to various types of technology to random things like cereal marshmallows (yes, cereal marshmallows), check out what gifts teens are actually wishing for this year.

    1. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker that'll allow your favorite teen to listen to all their favorite songs, both inside of the shower and out.

    They can even bring it to the beach, pool, or a party to listen to songs from their phone without worrying about liquid damage. Speaker comes with a rechargeable battery that can last up to six hours.

    "The last one I had didn't have good sound quality and my phone speaker isn't loud enough to hear over my shower." โ€”hipsterfox

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. A Fandom of the Month Club subscription for those immersed in the world of all things pop culture.

    What you'll get: An assortment of jewelry and collectibles for a variety of popular TV show/movie fandoms.

    "A lot of teens are into books and TV shows. I, personally, want merch for the books and shows I enjoy. A little merchandise based off of pop culture is never a bad gift!" โ€”sydneyk416a6bc73

    Get it from Cratejoy for $13/month.

    3. A pair of Adidas. They make a great option in the shoe department, as they're comfy, stylish, and something they will get a ton of use out of!

    Be sure to check out other Adidas products like this sweatshirt, a cool sports bra, and sandals.

    "Iโ€™m 16 and Iโ€™m asking for pretty much anything Adidas brand, because I canโ€™t afford those things myself, and Iโ€™m obsessed." โ€”emmagordon

    Get them from Amazon for $50.98+ (available in 21 colors, sizes 5โ€“13).

    4. An iTunes/App Store gift card that'll allow them to download the hottest new song, their favorite TV shows and movies, and the app that their friends are all obsessed with.

    "These are always a safe bet, and genuinely so nice to receive." โ€”janeramon01

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (your choice of how much to gift)!

    5. A DNA genetic testing kit to help the curious mind explore their ancestry. Plus, this cool set in particular made it onto Oprah's list of favorite things, so you know it's legit.

    Using the at-home kit, gather your saliva sample and send it to 23andMe. In a matter of six to eight weeks you'll get a detailed breakdown of your ancestry with the option to upgrade to healthy reports for an additional cost.

    "I'm a huge fan of genealogy and DNA. It would be so cool to learn all about my genetics and my family." โ€”cheyennem4bd499317

    Get it from Amazon for $69

    6. A Fenty Beauty product, or products, sure to make beauty-lovers happy. The line features a wide array of color-inclusive, top-quality items. And who doesn't love Queen Ri?

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    "Fenty Beauty. All. The. Fenty. Beauty." โ€”samanthaf41cd39707

    Get it from Sephora for $10+.

    7. A collection of succulent plants for the simplistic teen, (BTW, lucky you getting to shop for someone easy). It may seem silly, but something as small as a plant can really liven up a room, and when high school and college stresses them out, sprucing up a room a little, makes a big difference.

    "As a professional teenager, I definitely say out of all things, succulent plants. I enjoy the vibe it gives my room." โ€”zachw41a721d37

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    8. A camera drone that'll do some serious things to help your teen's social media game with awesome aerial photos and videos.

    Drone comes with an HD camera and can perform flips with just the push of a button. It's wind-resistant and is great for both indoor and outdoor use. Works for seven minutes of flight and takes 100 minutes to charge.

    "Iโ€™ve asked for one for the past three years. My parents say itโ€™s impractical, but Iโ€™m really into photography and would love to use it for aerial shots!" โ€”elizabethp4aa528915

    Get it from Amazon for $39.50.

    9. A 1 lb. bag of cereal marshmallows for the sugar rush their younger selves could have only dreamed of. But, for real, these babies are the best part of the damn cereal.

    "For some reason the first thing on my wishlist this year is a package of those little marshmallows you find in Lucky Charms." โ€”hopestyles

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    10. A copy of Vine and Tea to gift to the teen who's very much still mourning the loss of Vine. TBH, we all are, we all need this book.

    "The parody version of the poetry book Milk and Honey that quotes Vines." โ€”shannonp42e9d51ab

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+.

    11. A Birchbox subscription that'll make any beauty fanatic cry tears of joy. The only thing more magical than waking up to presents underneath a Christmas tree is finding a box of incredible beauty products at your door step.

    What you'll get: An array of five beauty product samples personally tailored to your skin, hair, and style each month. Divine!

    "I want a Birchbox subscription, a boyfriend, world peace, and the end of global warming!!" โ€”eleanorz4e8953d58

    Get it from Birchbox for $10/month or $82.50/year.

    12. A Netflix gift card to help pay for their late-night show binges. If you're a parent who disapproves of your child's television obsession, just think, you can utilize their Netflix account too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    "I'm heading off to college next year so I mainly just want money. Although, a Netflix gift card would also be very appreciated." โ€”lncy

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (because that's up to you)!

    13. A gift from Lush like a bath bomb, shower jellies, and body butters โ€” they may make relaxing at the end of a stressful day of exams, school work, and drama easy.

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    "They have such great bath bombs, skin care, and face masks, and itโ€™s all vegan!!


    Check out all of the luxurious products Lush has to offer here.

    14. A cordless hand vacuum to help keep your teen's car tidy. They spent all their savings on their vehicle, now help them out with the little things like this for the holidays.

    Vacuum is made with a lithium ion battery for long-lasting life and superior performance. Uses smart charge technology and comes with a rotating slim nozzle, which makes it simple to clean the filter.

    "I want one to clean out the dirt on the floor in my car. I saved up a few thousand dollars working my minimum wage job and bought myself a little car, but I've been finding it's a hassle to keep it looking fresh and it's bugging me. I'd rather be able to do it myself than to pay and take it somewhere. Yes, I'm not normal. No, I'm not sorry." โ€”rachelb4e44df6ac

    Get it from Amazon for $43.19.

    15. A speaker alarm clock so they can wake up to the sound of their favorite ring tone or the radio. And once they're finally awake, can listen to their music via the AUX speaker.

    Alarm clock uses three AAA batteries (not included), has a 3.5 mm AUX IN to connect to your favorite devices, and alarm clock has dual USB charging ports. Display has six levels and a dimmer to adjust your personal brightness preferences and shows the temperature indoors too.

    "Because it t takes me 20+ alarms on my phone in the morning to get me moving and out of bed." โ€”ducttapequeentori

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

    16. A ticket for a concert or a Broadway show to help them look back on this year's holiday gift with fond memories of an exciting experience!

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    "Tickets are way too expensive for us to buy on the small amounts of money we get from fast food jobs." โ€”emmcrmr02

    Check out an array of exciting events on Ticketmaster or Live Nation.

    17. A turntable with vinyl record and MP3 capabilities for the person who's an old soul at heart and fascinated with the idea of collecting records, but still values the music on their phone.

    Turntable comes with built-in speakers, a protective dust cover, and a front panel equipped with playback controls. Record music from vinyl records onto your computer and mobile devices, and listen to both vinyl records or MP3 files by way of a USB key. Comes with three speeds, and a 45-RPM adaptor. You can also connect it your home sound system.

    "Lately I've been wanting to buy vinyl records, because I think they're really beautiful, but I don't have a record player. It's what I really want this year so I can start to create my own vinyl collection." โ€”actuallynne

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    18. A backpack you might be tempted to buy for yourself too โ€“ it's dirt- and water-resistant, so keeping it clean isn't a challenge, and durable material holds all of the important shit.,

    "They're a tiny statement that go with anything." โ€”gabsfever

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in various colors).

    19. A Barnes & Noble gift card so they can choose their next read. Believe it or not, teens actually enjoy reading!

    "TBH, I just want a Barnes & Noble gift card. Iโ€™ve got everything else I need."


    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $10+ (as you guessed, you pick the amount)!

    20. A bluetooth radio adapter to give those with an older car without Bluetooth capabilities. This baby allows you to make calls while driving safely, listening to music, listening to the radio, and charging devices.

    "My car doesnโ€™t have an AUX port, and I hate listening to overplayed songs on the radio!" โ€”allyy44

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in six colors).

    21. An Amazon gift card so they can get literally whatever they want from the internet's biggest marketplace. Especially good for picky teens or the teen who just has so many interests, you're not quite sure what to focus in on.

    "I never know what I want, or sometimes I want something very specific that would be weird to ask for. So if you just give me a gift card, that would be great." โ€”meganrothwell

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (of course, you pick the amount)!

    22. A Fujifilm instant camera that'll take the coolest photos they'll want to decorate their bedroom or dorm room with, for sure.

    "I'm gonna take instant photos to cover all the possible walls around my city, so get ready." โ€”guritaemilia

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in 14 colors).


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    "Harry Styles." โ€”annes459dc3396

    I'm not quite sure where you can get Harry Styles from, but if I knew, I wouldn't tell you, because I'd keep him for myself. Sorry not sorry! In the meantime, check out some cool Harry Styles things you can buy here.


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