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20+ Cool Gifts for Teens 2023

The teens in your life may even crack a smile when they open one of these trendy and thoughtful presents.

By Today's Parent
20+ Cool Gifts for Teens 2023

Today's Parent

If you have a teenager in your life, you know that finding just the right gifts for teens can be nearly impossible. From a cozy beanie to fuzzy slippers to a fun new game, here are a few ideas that (hopefully!) won't make them cringe.

What to look for in the coolest gifts for teens

Finding interesting yet useful gifts is the ideal balance when shopping for teens this holiday season. A trendy fleece jacket? Yes. A journal and pen set? No. You've got teen stocking stuffers on lock, but when it comes to bigger teen gifts, give them practical ones that maintain the cool factor.

When in doubt, snag an advent calendar for teens to keep them jolly. We love these Christmas gifts for teens so much we grabbed a few for ourselves, too.

Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie

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Enjoy even the coldest days this ultra-warm beanie is a must-have. Bonus: it's available in 29 colors!

florence by mills Spot A Spot Acne Patches

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Say goodbye to pesky spots with these fun-shaped pimple patches from Millie Bobby Brown's skincare line.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer

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Take their photography to the next level with this compact and lightweight photo printer, which connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to any cellphone in seconds. It also works with a variety of instant camera options from the brand.

HOKA Low-Top Sneaker

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Run a marathon, head to the movies or covet a cool sneaker for gym class thanks to these beauties from Hoka. They don't have to be marathon runners to appreciate this brilliant gift idea for teens. Style and comfort are ideal for all sorts of big kids.

Spalding UO Exclusive Basketball

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Slam dunk! Bring artful style to the court with this retro basketball from Spalding—use it for shooting hoops or room decor.

Champions book

20+ Cool Gifts for Teens 2023

To celebrate the people behind the news, News Media Canada has launched its first-ever illustrated book Champions, honouring notable people from the Canadian news media Industry. This easy-to-read, bilingual publication includes bespoke illustrations by Canadian artist, Rachel Joanis and features the stories of Canadian changemakers who play an integral role in keeping newspapers thriving and communities connected. This limited-edition book is the perfect gift for tweens and teens discovering their personal interests and potential career paths, and can be purchased at championsofthetruth.ca. All proceeds from the sale of Champions will be donated to firstbookcanada.org.

Revlon One-Step Volumizer Plus

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No matter their hair length or style, simplify their getting-ready routine with a fan-favorite hair tool. They'll get that salon feeling without leaving the house.

Apple AirPods

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Tune out the noise with this pair of sleek earbuds from Apple. With personalized spatial audio, a long battery life and sweat protection—need we say more?

Baggu Fanny Pack

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Baggu has done it again. This hands-free bag is a must-have. Surprisingly spacious and made from durable nylon for easy cleaning, feel secure with every outing.

amika hydro dream hair routine trial set

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In need of a new haircare routine? Amika's travel-size giftset has mini refill pouches of shampoo, conditioner and trial sizes of leave-in conditioner and dreamy hair mask.

Hydro Flask All Around Travel Tumbler

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Designed for all-day use, this stainless steel tumbler from Hydro Flask has an extremely comfortable handle, top-notch insulation and a flexible straw to carry you from day to night.

Birkenstock Zermatt Genuine Shearling Slipper

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Perfect for cozy days indoors, slip into heaven with a super soft pair of shearling–lined slippers. The cork footbed provides hours of comfort and support for a stay-at-home day.

Vans Forces Colorblock Fleece Zip-Up Jacket

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This color-blocked fleece jacket from Vans features a front button-flap pocket, a high collar and a cool vibe that's cozy enough to defeat the cold.

Marshall Emberton II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Thanks to Marshall, turn up the tunes on this portable speaker, where the sounds are rich, clear and loud—as the musical artist intended.

Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Even on the coldest of days, a refreshing sip of water is essential. This water bottle from rising brand Owala easily tackles thirst with a built-in, easy-to-clean straw and a wide-mouth opening.

KNIX Kt Teen Super Leakproof Bikini

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Having a period is not embarrassing. Making every cycle a breeze, KT by Knix's period underwear features patented leakproof technology, quick absorbency and is made of a soft and breathable material.

Sprypals Pickleball Set

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Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, this pickleball set is suitable for all ages and all skill levels—making it the perfect gift for sports enthusiasts and beginners alike.

Dermalogica Breakout Duo

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Like having a period, having acne is nothing to be ashamed of. This acne skincare duo from Dermalogica is gentle on the skin and aims to prevent breakouts while working to treat acne.

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack

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Available in over 10 colors, this small but mighty backpack is ideal for school trips, a flight carry-on or for everyday toting around! Made in the USA, the Fjallraven catchall is the perfect casual bag.

Huusmot Pastel Storage Crates

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Let's face it: Teens are messy. These colorful (and collapsible) crates are the perfect storage solution for the bedroom, bathroom or closet.

Spikeball Game Set

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Get your teens excited for warmer weather with this Spikeball game kit. The outdoor lawn and yard game can be set up in a matter of minutes and is made of durable materials to keep for the long haul.

Urban Outfitters Little Glass Table Lamp

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Perfect for your teen's nightstand or a bookshelf display, this adorable glass table lamp features a sleek-shaped glass vessel that emits a warm glow at night.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60X-GM Turntable

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For teens starting their vinyl collecting journey, this beginner record player from Audio Technica is a must-have to get started. Experience the high-quality audio of vinyl without breaking the bank.

Smile Face Slippers

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C'mon, get happy! These high-quality plush slippers are anti-slip and made of memory foam—providing a comfortable wearing experience and an instant mood booster for dreary days. Pair it with a weighted blanket and voila! The best gift for teens ever.

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This article was originally published on Nov 08, 2022

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