Best Gifts for Teens, According to TikTok

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If you're stumped on the perfect gift that's fun for the choosey teenager in your life, listen up!

We know teens are hard to shop for. And while there are great gift guide lists out there for the best gifts under $50, best gifts under $25, those aren't quite the right spot to find the right gift idea for a teen boy or teenage girl. And no, it's not a gift card. To help you pick the perfect holiday gift they'll actually like and use, we went directly to the source of where teen trends start: TikTok

In addition to those we-can't-stop-watching dance challenges, we discovered there's a trend going on right now where users are sharing what they're coveting for the holidays with the hashtag #ChristmasList. To do the work for you, we've done some digging and gathered cool gift ideas seen on the app.

The most wanted Christmas gifts among teens this year include Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers, Lululemon loungewear and activewear, Apple AirPods and Glossier beauty sets

Get started on this year's holiday shopping by browsing through the most popular gifts for teens according to TikTok. With these clues, you'll be a hit with your beloved teen girl or boy this holiday season. 


Old Navy
Gift wide-leg yoga pants, such as this pair from Old Navy, made popular by Gen Z style icon Emma Chamberlain. 

Missguided Black Faux leather Blazer
A faux leather blazer looks so cool for fall and winter. 

The '90s-inspired pleated mini skirt is a trendy fashion item right now! 

Loungewear is a must-have category for teens, especially a pair of comfy, oversized fleece sweatpants like this one from Nike. 

Crocs are cool again. Choose from a range of colors of this iconic slip-on shoe. 

Gold Personalized
Etsy Tiny Gold Name Necklace.jpg
Gold Personalized
Personalized name necklaces are everywhere on TikTok. There are many options to choose from on Etsy like this minimalist necklace by Gold Personalized, offered in various chain lengths and choice of silver, gold and rose gold. 

Pandora Jewelry rings are popular on many wish lists. This three-stone design is great for everyday sparkle. 

The iconic Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers are a top wish list item on TikTok. 

Lululemon Align Pant II 25"
Lululemon is one of the most requested clothing brands among teens, specifically their leggings, sweatshirts and tanks.

Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott Elisa Gold Pendant Necklace In Iridescent Drusy
Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott
The best-selling drusy pendant necklace by Kendra Scott is great for everyday wearing. Choose from 32 colors. 

Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens Jadon Boot
Dr. Martens
A pair of bright white Dr. Martens boots is popular for its cool, edgy look. 


Tangle Teezer
Tangle Teezer The Ultimate Detangler
Tangle Teezer
The Tangle Teezer hairbrush is a favorite for detangling without pulling, tugging or snagging. Great for using on wet hair. 

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande Cloud Eau de Parfum
Ariana Grande
Fragrance is frequently on many Christmas lists. Ariana Grande's Cloud Eau de Parfum is a favored choice. The dreamy scent featuring notes of lavender, coconut and cashmere comes in an adorable cloud bottle that'll look so cute on any vanity table. 

Glossier The Dewy Look
Glossier is a coveted beauty brand for Gen Z. This three-piece set is perfect for a subtle glowy makeup look, which includes Futuredew oil serum hybrid, Lip Gloss and Cloud Paint cheek color. 

The fan-favorite Revlon Hot Air Brush is one of the most wanted hair tools. The multitasking brush adds volume, blow dries and smooths the hair at the same time. 

Fenty Beauty
Give the gift of Fenty Glow! This limited-edition gift set from Rihanna's Fenty Beauty comes with the Diamond Bomb Highlighter, Cheeks Out Cream Blush and the bestselling Gloss Bomb Lipgloss in gorgeous universal rose nude shades. 

Kylie Skin
Kylie Skin 4-Piece Mini Skincare Set
Kylie Skin
This set from Kylie Skin is great for trying out the essentials from Kylie Jenner's skincare line, which includes mini sizes of the Foaming Face Wash, Face Moisturizer, Vitamin C Serum and Vanilla Milk Toner. This item could be a good skincare starter kit for teens!

Rare Beauty
Know someone who is coveting Selena Gomez's new makeup line, Rare Beauty? Gift the limited-edition set that comes with the bestselling Soft Pinch Matte Liquid Blush in Bliss (nude pink) and Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm in Thankful (nude mauve).


Volcanics Window Privacy Film
Decorative stained glass-inspired window films are on many wish lists on TikTok. 

Crosley Voyager Turntable
This vintage-inspired Crosley turntable plays three different speeds of records and lets you listen digitally via Bluetooth connectivity. 

Kerry Brooks
Uncommon Goods Jewel-Tone Birth Month Dish
Uncommon Goods
Kerry Brooks
This handmade jewel-tone birth month jewelry dish will make a great stocking stuffer.

This comfortable gaming chair with extendable footrest, 160-degree back tilt, adjustable lumbar, headrest support pillows and padded arms is ideal for long screen times -- whether your teen is playing video games or signing on for distance learning. 

A plush, super soft throw is the perfect holiday gift. This faux fur design is as stylish as it is cozy. 


Splurge on the newest version of the Apple iPad Pro, featuring an 11-inch Liquid Retina display, pro cameras, four speaker audio and a A12Z Bionic chip that makes it faster than most PCs. It's basically a computer! 

apple pencil
The Apple Pencil is a must-have accessory for the iPad. It allows you to illustrate, write and select directly on the screen. 

Canal Toys
If your teen can't stop doing TikTok dances, upgrade their setup with this video maker kit that comes with a ring light, tripod, smartphone holder and green screen. 

Apple AirPods are a no-brainer gift for your kid's wireless audio listening needs. Save 20% on Amazon. 

Need some quiet time? Select colors of these noise-cancelling headphones are $100 off at Target. 

For the Parents 

If you're looking for a gift for Mom or Dad, opt for this Yeti koozie that'll keep drinks cool. 

Is it a cliché? Maybe. Is barbecue delicious? Definitely. This stainless steel four-piece kit by beloved kitchen tool brand All-Clad is a great gift idea for Dad or Grandpa and exactly what a grill master-in-training needs.

If your parents don't have an air fryer yet, this is the time to scoop up the versatile meal maker. This Farberware 3.2 Quart Oil-Less Multi-Functional Air Fryer fries to crisp golden perfection without using an abundance of oil. Plus, it grills, bakes, broils, warms and toasts.


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