Teens can be notoriously picky to shop for. Unless you're expressly asking for their Christmas wishlists, it can be hard to know what they want this time of year. And we know you want to get it right for your teen. Finding the perfect gifts for teens doesn't have to be a struggle, so we found some of the most asked for gifts of the season on Amazon and compiled them here as a guide for you. With Christmas rapidly approaching, now's the time to be thankful for Amazon perks like two-day shipping so you can get gifts wrapped and under the tree in time for Christmas.
Whether they're all about beauty, can't go anywhere without their tunes, soaking up the sun outdoors, or in touch with the latest tech, this round-up covers what teens want most right now!
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Unbound Cordless Auto Curler
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Girls on the go will love this cordless and rechargeable hair curler, perfect for bringing along to a friend's house for sleepovers, getting ready before school dances, or when traveling. There are no cords to trip over and it automatically shuts off after 15 minutes of idle use. The hair tool automatically creates gorgeous curls and waves, and barely any expertise in doing hair is required.
(For those who prefer straight styles, check out our list of the best flat irons).
Buy: Unbound Cordless Auto Curler |Was $99.99, now $79.99 (opens in new tab)
Kodak Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer(opens in new tab)
Your teen probably has thousands of photos just sitting on her smartphone. Enable her to print out her favorites with this nifty mini photo printer. Teens will love decorating with their favorite photos strung around the room, sharing with friends, or even sticking the adhesive sticky-backed prints to their notebooks, water bottles, and more. It connects with a phone via Bluetooth to print. There's even a built-in editing suite to add fun collages, filters, and stickers to prints.
Buy: Kodak Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer | Currently $69.99 (opens in new tab)
JBL CLIP 3 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker(opens in new tab)
It's no secret that teens love their tunes. This tiny portable Bluetooth JBL speaker easily and securely hooks on a backpack or belt loops, so teens can play their music from their phones wherever they are— with 10-hours of playtime on a single charge. It's waterproof and quite durable, so it's ok if the teens aren't the most gentle with their bags. Choose from a slew of color options, but note some colors may arrive after Christmas.
Buy: JBL CLIP 3 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker | Was $69.95, now $39.95 (opens in new tab)
Giant Hoodies Bleach Dye Oversized Giant Hoodie(opens in new tab)
Anything tie-dyed and over-sized seems to get the teen stamp of approval these days. Plus, bonus points when it's ultra COZY. With a hand-bleached, one-size-fits all approach this unisex pullover hoodie from Giant Hoodies is so soft —and it's also part of Oprah's 2020 Favorite Things List.
Buy: Giant Hoodies Bleach Dye Oversized Giant Hoodie | Currently $60 (opens in new tab)
Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Hammock(opens in new tab)
Outdoor gatherings just got so much more exciting with this inflatable lounging hammock to hang out in. It's lightweight and portable, making it easy to bring along for trips to the park, beach, or camping.
Buy: Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Hammock | Was $41.99, now $39.98 (opens in new tab)
UGG Women's Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper(opens in new tab)
Treat your teen to the year's hottest slippers, and perhaps the quarantine shoe of choice, with these deliciously fluffy UGG slippers that are available in a rainbow of color combinations. Trust us, they'll turn even the non-slipper wearer into a convert. I'm already angling for my next pair.
Buy: UGG Women's Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper | Currently $99.95 (opens in new tab)
LBell Night Light Projector 3 in 1 Galaxy Projector Star Projector(opens in new tab)
You may have to thank Tik Tok for the trend, but teens are totally in love with galaxy-style light projectors for some serious mood lighting. Play around with the projector's 10 colors and three presentation settings. In addition to the light settings, it also multi-functions as a Bluetooth speaker, knocking off two wishlist items in one gift.
Buy: LBell Night Light Projector 3 in 1 Galaxy Projector Star Projector | Currently $46.99, plus an additional $8 coupon at checkout (opens in new tab)
PAVOI 14K Gold Plated Astrology Constellation Horoscope Zodiac Necklace(opens in new tab)
Pass over initial and monogram necklaces in favor of this dainty rose gold plated zodiac constellation necklace from Amazon favorite Pavoi that still feels insanely personalized.
Buy: PAVOI 14K Gold Plated Astrology Constellation Horoscope Zodiac Necklace | Currently $12.95 (opens in new tab)
Hydro Flask Water Bottle - Standard Mouth Flex Lid(opens in new tab)
For teens, the addition of a Hydro Flask water bottle is both a status symbol and a chance to express themselves. The stainless steel bottles with colorful powder-coated exteriors have become a base layer for stickers or even intricate painted customizations. But most importantly, from a functional perspective, these bottles are durable and insulation to keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot up to 12.
Buy: Hydro Flask 18-ounce Water Bottle | Currently $29.95 (opens in new tab)
iBayam Colored Pens Fine Point(opens in new tab)
A set of colorful pens is a seemingly surprising ask from teens, but it's perfect for note-taking, journaling, color-coding an agenda, and of course, doodling. This set features 18 vibrant colors with a superfine tip. Add it to their stocking or gift it alongside a journal set, like this one (opens in new tab).
Buy: iBayam Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Fine Point | Currently $9.49 (opens in new tab)
Flymiro Tri-fold Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror(opens in new tab)
She'll love getting ready every day and developing her beauty routine with this lighted vanity mirror with a 2x and 3x magnification. It also swivels for maximum flexibility and folds up when not in use. It works with batteries or with a micro USB cord.
Buy: deweisn Tri-Fold Lighted Vanity Mirror | Currently $34.99 (opens in new tab)
Holy Stone Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video(opens in new tab)
Steer your teenagers away from video games for a few hours without taking away their tech. This drone will occupy them for hours exploring the surrounding areas or discovering cool new filming tricks. It's packed with features like a 1080P FOV 120° HD FPV Camera that can be streamed onto your phone, altitude hold for a stable flying experience, headless mode, voice controls, and it can perform flips. It will run for up to 20 minutes at a time and includes an extra battery pack for extended play.
Buy: Holy Stone Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video | Currently $67.49 (opens in new tab)
Tile Mate + Slim (2020) 4-pack(opens in new tab)
If your teen is always misplacing important things like their cell-phone, house keys, or wallet, the Bluetooth Tile trackers are an extra insurance policy for their valuables and will give both of you peace of mind. The set comes with two Mate rings to tag on to a keychain or bag and two Slims that can slide into a wallet, passport holder, or bag. When within 200 feet of an item, teens can use the accompanying Tile app to "ring" for their items, or when outside the range view your Tile’s most recent location or enlist the safe and anonymous help of the Tile Network.
Buy: Tile Mate + Slim (2020) 4-pack | Was 74.99, now $64.97 (opens in new tab)
BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset(opens in new tab)
Gamers will take to this noise-canceling Stereo Gaming Headset outfitted with an adjustable, noise-isolating mic, LED Lights, Bass surround sound, and soft memory earmuffs for hours of comfort and play on gaming devices such as the PlayStation 4, New Xbox One, PC, Nintendo 3DS, PSP, tablet, iPad, laptop, computer, or smartphone. They'll be able to be fully immersed in their gameplay without disrupting anyone else at home. A winning gift for all.
Buy: BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset | Currently $37.99 (opens in new tab)