Cool Gifts for Teens That You Will Want to Keep For Yourself!

Last Updated on January 22, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

The holidays are coming and not only do I have Christmas gifts to buy but both of my kids were born in November and December!  I am always on the lookout for cool gifts for teens and this year I have found a few that I totally want to keep for myself!  I thought I would share my finds with you in case your own teens are hard to shop for.  Check out my post about gifts for techies  if your teenager is a huge technology fanatic like mine are. If they are photography buffs, check out my macrophotography post using the Olloclip lens for my iPhone.

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Cool Gifts for Teens That You Will Want to Keep For Yourself!

Okay, obviously all teens have their own personal likes and dislikes.  I am going to include a few unique gift ideas that they may enjoy.  You could pair it with a gift card to their favorite store or a splurge on a concert experience or fun family activities that they would enjoy. I am all for reducing the number of gifts and increasing the number of experiences!



Drink Water Reminder, PYRUS 320ml Smart Cup Health Sensor 8 times Drinking Reminder Alarm with LED Screen Display

Smart Water Bottle

Encourage your teen to drink more water.  Made of food grade Tritan material of top quality it is eco-friendly and a great way to get your techno loving teen to drink more water.  320 ml capacity.   Check out the collection of smart water bottles on Amazon.

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Teens spend a lot of time in the shower and instead of risking a cell phone in the bathroom, get them a Bluetooth shower speaker instead!   Indoor or outdoor use such as shower, beach, pool, boat, bathroom, car, office, and much more. 

Alarm Clock, Water Power Weather Station, Eco-Friendly and Hydrodynamic Water Powered Digital Clock with Humidity, Time Display and Temperature Measurement for Bedrooms Living Room Kitchen Office

Water Powered Alarm Clock

Is your teen always oversleeping?  Have a kid leaving for college next year and want them to make it to class on time?  How about a water powered alarm clockOne fill of the bottle provides continuous power for around 2 weeks. Never needs batteries! 

record player with girl in polka dot socks in background


Old school record player

Teens may be more high tech than we were at that age but vinyl is making a comeback.  Consider getting them a few albums and a record player!

Ticket Shadow Box - Memento Frame - Large Slot on Top of Frame - Memory Box Storage for Any Size Tickets. Best Top Loading Shadowbox for the Concert Movie Theater & Sporting Event Ticket Stubs


Ticket Stub Shadow Box

Have a teenager who loves going to concerts or sporting events?  How about a ticket stub diary or shadow box to keep them contained while showing them off? This is one of those cool gifts for teens that is actually practical.  Help reduce clutter and let them save those memories for a lifetime!

Whooz? Originals iPhone Set


iPhone charger sticker set

Keep kids from arguing over who’s charger is whos!  Never have them lose a charger at a sleepover ever again!  These iPhone charger stickers will help them identify their own charger without any fuss.



Game of Phones

Teens do love their smartphones, right?  If you are looking for cool gifts for teens, this one will be a huge hit.  Great for Christmas Day family fun or sleepover madness with friends!

  • Use your phone as the ultimate gaming partner.
  • Find the weirdest and bestest things on your phone to win.
  • Show off old photos & fresh ones too.
  • A great game for big or small groups.

Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker FM Radio MP3 Player,10 Play Hour 2200mAh Battery, Hands-Free Calling Built-In Mic, Micro TF SD Card, USB Input, AUX Line-In, Powerful Dual 5W Audio Driver - Black

Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 

Let them take their music everywhere they go with this portable Bluetooth speaker!  Teens think music makes every occasion better and this one is wireless so it can go where no plug is available!

• Bluetooth Range: Up to 33FT / 10 Meters
• Speaker: Dual 5W Audio Acoustic Driver
• Max Output: 10W
• Battery Capacity: 2200mAh 3.7V
• Max Play Time: 6-8 hour
• Charge Time: 3-4 hour
• Input: Bluetooth / FM Radio / USB Input / Micro TF/SD Card / Aux 3.5mm Line-In
• Built-In Microphone: Yes

Teenagers can be hard to shop for some days but there are tons of cool gifts for teens out there that they will really enjoy.  If they can pry them away from mom and dad, of course!

Check out this post on navigating your teenager’s technology gift list!

Teenagers and Technology: Negotiating the Holiday Wish List


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