40+ Teen Gifts That Are So On-Trend in 2018

Give your teen a gift to gloat about on Snapchat. 😍🎁

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So, you want to become your favorite teen's new #BFF? Check out our roundup of the best gifts for teens, and give the one you love something to gloat about on Snapchat. From affordable Bluetooth-enabled speakers, to trendy accessories and more, we have over 40 gifts you can choose from to purchase the perfect present in a pinch! 😍 🎁

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Fujifilm Flamingo Pink Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Let your teen capture the day with one of the most popular instant film cameras around. The camera is offered in four other fun colors, like smoky white, lime green, cobalt blue, and ice blue. 

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Anker SoundCore Nano Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker by Anker is so small, your teen will be able to place it anywhere. The sound will stream crystal clear via Bluetooth up to 33 feet away. It comes with a wristband, so it's perfect for working out or looping around a backpack strap. It's obvious why we clearly think this is one of the best gifts for teens on the market. 

Plus, studies show that musical taste peaks during the teen years, so gifting the coolest teen in your life a portable speaker makes total sense. 

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Influencer T-Shirt
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For the teen who's hardcore striving for Instagram stardom, this T-shirt will get them one step closer. It even comes in youth sizes (perfect for younger teens), and is available in multiple colors.

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
$11.80 (38% off)

When Starr and her best friend from childhood, Khalil, leave a party together, they are pulled over by a white police officer, who kills Khalil. 

Follow the sole witness to the homicide, Starr, as she must bravely testify before a grand jury about the incident trying to speak the truth despite pressures and judgements from her black neighborhood and white school system. The story is so powerful, it was adapted to film and released in October of 2018

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Neon Light Sign Do What You Love

If your teen needs some inspiration, this neon sign should do the trick. It's the perfect thing to hang right up in the bedroom or in a hangout spot. 

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CrystalTears Three Fluorite Healing Crystals

Gift these self-standing pieces of fluorite to the teen who can't get enough of all things crystal. They're super beautiful in the light and are said to promote healing. 

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Sephora PLAY! Subscription Box

10.00 per month

The queen of all beauty retailers now offers a perfectly curated assortment of five deluxe-sized samples at an affordable price. Gift a subscription to your fave beauty-obsessed teen, and she'll have access to expert advice (including a Play! Book that details tips and tricks to using each featured product) and exclusive sit-downs with Sephora employees called Play! Dates. 

These subscriber-only events provide the opportunity to talk product and how to use it. It's a perfect way to learn how to use makeup the right way. 

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

This 8-inch Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is a perfect tablet for teens. It features stereo speakers and Amazon Alexa, giving your teen the option to control other devices from the tablet using voice commands. The tablet is available in four colors to pick from — black, blue, red, and yellow. 

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What Do You Meme?

If teens love anything for sure, it's memes. This Cards Against Humanity-like game challenges each player to match the best meme to the topic card. You can thank us for the laughs later.

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Alphaboard Changeable Felt Letter Board
$0.00 (0% off)

She's sure to spend hours on end curating cute and hilarious sayings with this felt letter board from Alphaboard. The black felt and white letters channel a vintage aesthetic, but this look is right on trend — just ask Instagram! Use it to leave a sweet message for her.

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Nintendo Super NES Classic

Gift this to a gamer who will love getting the hookup to 21 original Nintendo games in an instant with this retro console. Also included? Two controllers that look just as they did in the '90s. Warning: This gift will likely keep your teen away from other hobbies like homework and bonding with you for several hours, weekly. 

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Kiss Naturals: Soap Making Kit

Gift a teen this DIY kit so she can turn the bathroom into a soap shop. This kid features natural ingredients, fragrances, pink and aqua coloring, and eight soap molds to whip up 16 soaps. It's like the gift that keeps on giving! 

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Ripple Junction Sriracha Water Bottle

This sriracha water bottle will add even more heat to your favorite teen's workout sessions and team practices. Every other student will be begging to know where the water bottle is from, and luckily, you'll always get mentioned for that. 

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Brussel's Bonsai Live Juniper Bonsai Tree

This bonsai tree will bring luck to the owner! The teen in your life will feel so mature being gifted this special tree to care for and look after. It looks super modern and sleek, too. 

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Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed Bamboo Longboard

Give this longboard to the teen who shouts "Surf's up!" on his way to school. Longboarding is a staple of the West Coast lifestyle, but even if you know a teen who only exudes Cali vibes, this gift is guaranteed to be a major hit. Longboarding is only rising in popularity, so chances are he (or she!) will get plenty of good years out of it, especially at college.

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MAC Shiny Pretty Things Face Brush Kit

Good things come in little packages, and every teen girl dreams of a brush kit from MAC like this one. Plus, how adorable is the carrying case? This kit includes four metallic-wrapped tools for perfecting powder strokes from contouring to creating the perfect smoky eye. 

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Horizon Group USA Just My Style Ultimate Scrapbook
$9.97 (33% off)

This scrapbook kit includes over 800 accessories so your teen can craft a keepsake that will bring her back to favorite memories of her teen years later on. When you gift this kit, suggest creating a theme so she can share it with her BFF or cheerleading squad at the end of high school. 

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ToiletTree Products Water-Resistant Skin Care Face and Body Brush System
$35.00 (30% off)

If your teenager is really starting to get into skincare, gift this face and body brush! It's waterproof, so it can be put to use right in the shower. According to the 1,000-plus reviews on Amazon, it provides a nice massage, too!

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Buddy Plush The Curious Teddy Bear

This cute little bear has a curious expression on his face that makes the teddy instantly lovable. It's a perfect teen gift for the gal who just has too much love to give. 

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Craftivity Super String Lanterns Kit

This DIY kit takes crafting to the next level for a teen. Lanterns are super trendy, so she'll (for sure) hang her creation up in her bedroom once it's complete. You'll know she loved the gift when she starts working on the next lantern. The gold hanging cords and battery-operated lights add a special touch.

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Drybar Glitter Gang Hair Dryer Gift Set

Anything Drybar is perfect for gifting a trendy teen, but this limited edition glitter hair dryer is serious #goals! You'll officially be her favorite person by giving this dreamy gift set. 

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Fitbit Charge 3

The Fitbit Charge 3 is a water-resistant, user-friendly fitness tracker any active teen in your life will love. The gadget features continuous heart-rate tracking, GPS, a handy touch-screen, and swappable wristbands. In addition to tracking health data and delivering smartphone notifications, the tracker can also help users unwind via personalized breathing exercises. Stressed-out teens will love it. 

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick

KVD's metallic rose hue looks like Dorothy's ruby slippers gone beauty. The cult-favorite lipstick comes clad in studded packaging, and it features specks of gold throughout the pigment, making this pick a clear alternative to traditional reds. The weightless formula provides kiss-proof coverage and serious color payoff, too.

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Audio-Technica Fully Automatic Turntable

Teens will turn up the volume with this Bluetooth-enabled turntable! It'll provide endless entertainment at parties and add a stylish touch to any room. It pairs to Bluetooth speakers in a second, so they can stream all of their records throughout the house at full volume. 

Bonus: The arm is automatic, so it's easy to push the start button and it'll automatically lift onto the vinyl. After it's done playing the music, the arm moves back in the resting position. What a cool gift! 

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Top Crown Clothing Peach Emoji Gym Cap

This peachy hat is a fun gift for anyone fluent in emoji. Your teen will feel like a Kardashian wearing it on her way to the gym. Work it!

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition
$28.45 (29% off)

J.K. Rowling did it to us again, and this time, readers can jump into the Harry Potter adventure with illustrations that really bring the story to life. Sirius Black is the prisoner in this story, and he's been held for 12 years in the terrifying Azkaban ... what can Harry and his crew do to help?

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Ban.do Work It Out Gym Bag

Spoil your favorite teen with a cute bag she'll want to carry everywhere she goes. From skipping off to her favorite yoga class, to heading off to a sleepover with friends, your teen will love showing off this bag.

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UGG Blanche Fleece Robe
$58.77 (40% off)

If your teen is obsessed with UGG, wow her with a super cushy and cozy UGG robe. It's just right for slipping on after a bubble bath or for lounging around the house watching television or reading. 

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Travalo Excel Refillable Perfume Bottle

Perfect as a stocking stuffer or packaged with the "it" perfume, this Travalo will bring your teen's favorite scent wherever she (or he!) goes. It's so easy to transfer perfume or cologne into the Travalo and take it anywhere.

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Cookbook for Teens

So your teen barely knows how to pour cereal? Fear not! This cookbook provides the perfect intro into cooking for any teen.