Christmas gift ideas the teens in your life will legitimately love

    Finding the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones isn’t always the easiest task — but teens?

    In an effort to help you find a present that they’ll actually like, we rounded up some of the best options on the market.

    Whether you’re shopping for a girl or boy who loves sports, technology, music or makeup, there’s bound to be something on our list that they’ll love.

    To shop this gift guide by category, simply click on the links below:

    1. Scratch Off Map of the World Poster, $20

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    If the teen in your life dreams of traveling the world, consider buying them this interactive world map for them to scratch off each country or city they explore. This poster will add a pop of inspiration to their space.


    2. Yeti Rambler 30-ounce Tumbler, $35

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    This stainless-steel and insulated tumbler is a trendy way to stay hydrated throughout the day. The Yeti Rambler is an Amazon No. 1 best seller with over 30,000 reviews and an impressive 4.8 rating. It’s available in 21 colors including turquoise, light pink and classic black.


    3. Apple AirPods Pro, $249, Current sale price: $219

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    If your teen doesn’t already own a pair of wireless earbuds, consider gifting them the new Apple AirPod Pros. They’re noise-canceling, connect easily to Bluetooth and have more than 24 hours of battery life using the charging case.


    4. Kikkerland Goat Yoga Party Game, $23

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    This Goat Yoga game is the perfect gift for any and all teens who love a good laugh. Players do real yoga poses while completing funny challenges with an inflatable goat.


    5. Nintendo Switch Lite, $200

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    The Nintendo Switch Lite has been quite the hot commodity since it was released in March 2017. It’s basically an even smaller version of everyone’s favorite handheld gaming device, and it’s compatible with all of Nintendo’s classic games.


    6. Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer, $100

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    While your kids are probably used to digital photos, having a hard copy of their favorites will always be cool. With the Fujifilm Instax Smartphone Printer and its corresponding app, shots can be transformed from a digital picture into a Fuji’s version on a Polaroid picture.


    7. Echo Dot, $40, Current sale price: $19

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    The Echo Dot will make the perfection addition to your teen’s nightstand. It can play all their favorite tunes, turn on the lights, give them the weather forecast, answer questions and more.


    8. Apple iPad Mini, $400

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    The Apple iPad Mini will make reading and learning so fun, your teen won’t even dread doing all of that remote schoolwork. After hours, they can also use the tablet for watching videos on YouTube, movies and shows on Netflix or playing thousands of games.


    9. Spotify Gift Card, $60

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    You can never go wrong with a gift card. A Spotify Premium gift card will get them on track for an ad-less subscription to all their favorite music.


    10. Away Bigger Carry-On Suitcase, $245

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    While they may not be jetting off to Europe anytime soon, Away luggage offers plenty of great suitcases that are sleek, simple and make it super easy for your teen to pack their essentials for a holiday road trip. Not only is the Bigger Carry-On spacious, it also includes a removable battery charger so that they can plug their phone in without worrying about the device dying while they travel.


    11. Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones, $348

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    These Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones are a great option if the teen in your life is looking for more than just earbuds. This over-the-ear option is an Amazon No. 1 best seller and has over 2,000 positive reviews. They offer up to 30 hours of battery life and have a touch sensor to control pausing, playing and skipping various tracks.


    12. Uncommon Goods 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster, $15

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    If you’re looking for a unique gift and the teen you’re shopping for is a movie buff (or wants to be!), consider buying them this movie scratch-off poster board. It includes 100 classic films including “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”, “Rocky” and “Titanic.” As they watch, they can scratch off the corresponding square to reveal unique movie art. Gotta watch them all.


    13. “What Do You Meme?” card game, $30

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    This hilarious card game will certainly keep teens entertained! With hundreds of cards, players compete to create the funniest meme. The winner of each round is decided by a chosen judge, so the player has to understand the judge’s sense of humor in order to win.


    14. BlissLights Sky Lite laser star projector, $60

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    Bring the twinkly night sky right to your teen’s bedroom with this fun (and totally realistic) star projector. This would be perfect for movie and game nights.


    Christmas Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

    1. Lululemon Align 21-inch Leggings, $88

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    While just about anyone would enjoy a brand new pair of leggings from Lululemon this holiday season, the teen girl you’re shopping for may appreciate these luxuriously soft crop leggings even more. They’re available in nearly 20 colors and shades including this white-and-gray textured pattern.


    2. First Aid Beauty “All That FAB” gift set, $49

    Enlarge ImageFirst Aid Beauty gift set from Sephora

    If they love dabbling with skin-care items, consider gifting them this set of First Aid Beauty products from Sephora. It includes the brand’s cult-favorite face cream, Facial Radiance pads, a facial cleanser, lip repair and eye cream.


    3. Sonix “Indigo” iPhone 12 phone case, $35

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    If they’re getting the new iPhone this holiday season (or want one), consider putting a new phone case in their stocking as a surprise accessory for their main gift of the year! This “Indigo” themed case is a great all-year-round option.


    4. Marc Jacobs The Commuter Medium Crossbody Bag, $250, Current sale price: $125

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    A simple but chic crossbody is a must for a young girl. This black Marc Jacobs crossbody bag is functional and trendy, with plenty of space and a magnetic closure for safekeeping. It’ll also go with just about anything in her closet.


    5. Urban Decay “On The Run” Mini Palette, $25, Current sale price: $10

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    If she loves playing with makeup, you can’t go wrong with a new palette. This one by Urban Decay includes eight shadows with six neutral shades that will make the perfect natural look. The best part? It’s currently on sale for just $10 at Nordstrom Rack.


    6. Kendra Scott Jae Star Gold Stud Earrings, $48

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    Kendra Scott makes dozens of simple but trendy pieces of jewelry that are budget-friendly and loved by all ages. These Jae Star Gold Stud Earrings come in 11 different stones and are made with 14K-gold plate over brass.


    7. Stoney Clover Lane Flamingo Small Pouch, $73

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    This fun pouch by Stoney Clover Lane comes with a cute, colorful flamingo patch, and and it will fit all of her toiletry essentials.


    8. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush, $42

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    This well-loved Revlon Hot Air Brush will teach your teen how to give herself salon-ready hair in minutes. It has more than 100,000 positive reviews on Amazon and has earned a 4.6-star rating.


    9. Flavor Purveyor Bubble Tea Kit, $38

    Enlarge ImageUncommonGoods Bubble Tea DIY Kit

    If they can’t get enough of bubble tea, then they’ll totally love creating their own with this fun DIY kit from Uncommon Goods. It comes with two flavors, classic black and chai tea, as well as the signature tapioca pearls and two reusable stainless-steel straws.


    Christmas Gift Ideas for Teen Boys

    1. GoPro Hero9 Black Camera, $450, Current sale price: $400

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    If your teenage boy loves exploring and recording all of his memories, then he’ll appreciate the new GoPro Hero9 Black this holiday season. It allows him to shoot crisp 5K video that maintains great detail even when zooming in, and captures high-quality photos that they’ll have for a lifetime.


    2. Port Products Daily Essentials Kit, $68

    Enlarge ImagePort Products Dailey Essentials Kit

    The Port Products Daily Essentials Kit is great for the teen that’s getting ready for their first shave. It includes a three-step package of face scrub, shaving cream and moisturizer. All he needs is a good razor.


    3. “NFL 100” by National Football League book, $50, Current sale price: $25

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    If he’s a big sports fan, he’ll appreciate this awesome “NFL 100” book that touches on the history of professional football. The hardcover edition is currently 50% off.


    4. Under Armour Men’s Fleece Solid Hoodie, $55

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    This Under Armour hoodie is great for exercising and layering in the colder months ahead. It’s available in red, royal blue, navy blue, black and gray.


    5. Allbirds Men’s Tree Dashers, $125

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    Allbirds are a great casual sneaker brand that any teenage boy is bound to love. The men’s “Tree Dashers” shoes come in more than 15 colors including this dark gray with white sole version.


    6. MasterClass Annual Membership, $180

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    Have him learn alongside NBA legend Stephen Curry in a MasterClass schooling him on shooting and ball handling for just $15 a month. If he’s more of a music fan, enroll him in a MasterClass with none other than Grammy winner Tom Morello who will teach him the basics of playing a guitar. Whatever his interests may be, there’s a class for it!


    7. Uncommon Goods Tabletop Cornhole, $48

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    This mini tabletop cornhole game from Uncommon Goods is a unique gift that can be easily packed away and brought on trips or to friends’ houses.


    8. Carhartt men’s beanie hat, $17

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    This Carhartt men’s beanie has over 40,000 positive reviews on Amazon and comes in almost 30 colors. It’s constructed from a rib-knit acrylic fabric, and it’s extra durable and will keep his ears warm in the colder months. Plus, the brand is all the rage.


    9. Patagonia Men’s Retro Pile Fleece Jacket, $139

    Enlarge ImagePatagonia Zip-up

    This Patagonia fleece jacket is a staple they’ll use all season long. It’s made with 100% recycled polyester double-sided shearling, and features a zip-through stand-up collar for heat-trapping comfort and two front pockets with zippers. It’s available in six colors including forest green, black, beige, navy blue, gray and purple.


    10. “Do Not Disturb, I’m Gaming” socks, $8

    Enlarge ImageFunny gaming socks

    If he loves playing video games, he’ll get a kick out of these funny socks that warn, “Do Not Disturb, I’m Gaming.”


    11. Amcrest SkyView Drone, $70

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    This user-friendly drone is perfect for the teen who enjoys creating videos and taking photos from a distance. It gives him the opportunity to put himself in the pilot seat and fly with the Amcrest “SkyView” app to capture all the action from above with the attached HD camera.


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