100 Creative Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens

Teens are notoriously hard to buy for. They are opinionated, and their wish list gets more expensive every year. If you've run out of ideas, I have a couple to share with you...like 100. I also have a little stocking stuffer giveaway at the end to share with you. If you click on any of the titles or images, it will take you to a post with more details about the gifts mentioned. I tried to fit it all in one blog post, but it was just too many words for one! I hope you find inspiration with these 100 creative gift ideas for tweens and teens:

100-gift-ideas-for-teens10 Great Games to Give Your Teen

As your kids get older, there are so many more amazing games out there that they can now play. Finding ways to keep engaged in their lives is an important part of parenting teens. Here are ten great options that make great gifts:

gifts for teens

{1} Ticket to Ride Rails and Sails

{2} Big Picture Apples to Apples

{3} Monopoly Deal Card Game

{4} Dutch Blitz

{5} Pandemic

{6} Bring Your Own Book

{7} Catan Expansions 

{8} Clue 

{9} Sequence

{10} Machi Koro

10 Bullet Journal Tools to Wow Your Teen

Bullet journaling is a great time organizational tool that has helped my kids manage their schedules. I love to encourage anything that keeps them creative and productive. Here are some great tools that will wow your teen:

Bullet journal teen

{1} Leuchtturm 1917 

{2} Cute Stickers

{3} Fabriano Grid Notebook

{4} Staedtler triplus triangular fineliner pens

{5} Pen Loop

{6} Technical Drawing Template

{7} Triangle Ruler

{8} Words to Live By: Creative Hand Lettering

{9} Washi Tape

{10} Ohuhu Colored Pencils 

10 Art Supplies to Fuel Your Teen's Creativity

I have a couple of doodlers on my hands, and while I like them to be productive, I also consider doodling, drawing, and creating as productive tasks. Art does something for the soul that is beautiful. Here are some great gifts to foster a love of the true, the good, and the beautiful.

art supply gifts

{1} Mixed Media Pad

{2} Micron Pens

{3} Prismacolor Premiere Colored Pencils

{4} White Gel Pen

{5} Sketcher Non-Blue Pencils

{6} Journaling Bible

{7} Kneaded Eraser

{8} Watercolor Pan Set 

{9} Art Supply Storage Box

{10} Chalk Pastels

10 Room Accessories for Your Teen's Space

My daughter loves her redesigned room, and you'd expect your daughters to go crazy for design. However when we fixed up my son's room recently, he was equally excited about it even thought he hadn't been planning out the design for months. Here are some design gifts that my teens love:

teen room gift ideas

{1} Globe

{2} Throw Blanket

{3} Crystal Himalayan Salt Lamp

{4} Message Board

{5} Wall Art

{6} Floating Shelf

{7} Guitar Wall Hangar

{8} Lap Desk

{9} Mirror

{10} Chin Up Bar

10 Gifts for Sporty Teens

If your teen loves to be active outside, they will love something that feeds their adrenaline and keeps them in shape. It doesn't always have to be something they've never heard of before. Sometimes the best gifts are new versions of something that they've worn out. Here are ten great options for the teen in your life that loves to be out and about!

teen sports gifts

{1} Ripstick

{2} Fit Bit

{3} Frisbee

{4} Pitchback

{5} 4 Square Ball

{6} Badminton set

{7} Soccer Ball & Goal

{8} Vokul Scooter

{9} Ladder Ball

{10} Kubb, Viking Chess Set

10 Stylish Fashion Gifts to Inspire Your Trendy Teen

It can be tricky to connect with the styles of the next generation. Even when you do find something that is on point with the trends, there are no guarantees that your teen will like it. They might even resist loving it simply because they didn't pick it out.



{1} Hoodie

{2} Cute Bag

{3} Scarf

{4} Cozy Hat

{5} Jewelry

{6} Fuzzy Socks

{7} Sprout Watch

{8} NOTW Shirt

{9} Comfy Pants

{10} Boots

10 Electronic Gifts for Your Teen

Electronics and teens go hand-in-hand. It's the world they've grown up in. While most of them have heftier price tags, they also provide some amazing opportunities for your teens.

electronic gifts for teens

{1} Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

{2} Chromebook

{3} Bluetooth Beanie

{4} Echo Dot

{5} Quadcopter

{6} Earbuds

{7} Kindle Fire

{8} Charging Station

{9} Electronic Drums

{10} DLSR Camera

10 Books to Keep Your Teen Reading All Winter

I had a hard time not focusing this series completely on books because they are my passion. The single greatest gift you can give your teen is a love of reading. With a love of books, they will have limitless doors opened to them.

teen books

{1} Man of the Family by Ralph Moody

{2} Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

{3} Eric Liddell: Something Greater than Gold by Janet & Geoff Benge

{4} Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness & Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas

{5} 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

{6} The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein

{7} Cloak of the Light: Wars of the Realm by Chuck Black

{8} The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

{9} Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris

{10} Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery L. M.

10 Subscription Gifts for Teens

Do you have a teen that has everything? Do you live in a small space and need to find something to give that will make a big impact, yet not take up a lot of space? Keep the gifts coming all year long with a subscription based gift for your teen.subscription-gifts

{1} Creation Crate

{2} Sparketh

{3} Tynker

{4} Theater Tickets

{5} Theme Park Pass

{6} Audible 

{7} Book a Month Club

{8} Loot Crate

{9} Magazine Subscription

{10} Rock Climbing Pass

10 Gift Card Ideas for When All Else Fails

I shouldn't downplay the power of a gift card. Teens love them because they always fit! It gives them the power to buy what they really wanted or shows that you know them well. Here are some great gift card ideas:

  • iTunes - for the music, app, movie lover
  • Amazon - for anything under the sun
  • Michaels - for the crafty teen
  • Hobby Lobby - another crafting zone of greatness
  • Starbucks - need I say more?
  • Half-Price books - for the bargain book hunter
  • Panera Bread - it's just a cool place to be
  • Mardel - if you have one in your area, it's a great place to shop for all things faith filled
  • Sonic - if they learn to use it at happy hour, this gift card could go a long way!
  • Marble Slab - what teen doesn't like ice cream...I guess I do know some vegan teens that wouldn't appreciate this one

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  1. Kathleen P. on November 22, 2016 at 6:41 am

    My teens love candy and gift cards.

    • Betsy on November 22, 2016 at 7:22 am

      Oh yes! You can’t go wrong with candy!

  2. Meleasa on November 22, 2016 at 11:08 am

    My teen loves gift cards, candy, make up, and trinkets.

  3. Jeni G on November 23, 2016 at 7:05 am

    My tween loves art supplies and gift cards in her stocking!

  4. Sara M. on November 24, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I would say my teens love candy the most!!

  5. Tanya on November 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    My teens love art supplies and gift cards in their stockings.

  6. Yannick on January 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Hey Betsy,

    Great list of amazing stuff. I’m not very good at coming up with gift ideas, so this will keep me on top of things for quite some time. Thank you!

    One thing: your link to the electronic drums leads to an empty page. If you need inspiration to list a new electronic drum set, feel free to check out the link below.

  7. Gary S. on March 24, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Hi Betsy,

    I really like the way you grouped these by 10s. The electronic drums are a good idea even for pre-teens too.

    • Betsy on March 24, 2017 at 11:10 am

      And for mothers of pre-teens!

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