2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Tweens and Teens

If I know any age group well based on my own children right now, it’s the tweens and teens. The three we have left at home fit this category and I hear about what they want all the time!

Great Gifts for Tweens and Teens

The tween and teen years often feature the transition from toys on holiday wish lists to electronics, clothes, room décor and more.

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When it comes to choosing great gifts for tweens and teens it helps to know what your child’s interested in and starting there.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Tweens and Teens


Here are our recommendations for the best gifts for the tweens and teens on your Christmas shopping list:

Fidget Toys

In recent years, fidget toys have become more than a therapeutic tool for sensory seeking children. Many of them have become very popular among children of all ages, and tween and teens are included. This year, two fidget toys my kid are fighting over are Crayola Globbles and Push Bubble Sensory Fidget Toy.

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Tech Toys

This is the age where many of these kids start asking for more electronics. From small toys, such as the Tamagotchi Pix (releasing December 5) to their own smartphone, get ready to see tech on their wish lists!

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Room Décor

Each one of our teens has the BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 – LED Laser Star Projector in their room. They also bring them along anytime we travel.

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A gift both you and your teen would enjoy when it comes to gaming? Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset. You’re welcome.

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A lot of the gaming gear is going to be dependent on which platform they use. Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation, or a computer game.

Building Kits

Yes, some kids in this age group still enjoy building! This LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle looks amazing!

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There are other building kits available, but the top sellers in this category are mostly from LEGO. You almost can’t go wrong.

Arts & Crafts

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Not sure which category this best fit into, but it seems Invisible Ink Pens with a UV Light Magic Marker are wildly popular right now! Stocking stuffer?

Board Games

One of the most popular family-friendly party games that you can all play together is Exploding Kittens Party – A Russian Roulette Card Game. It’s so much fun!

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Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Subscription boxes are a fun way to keep the gift giving going all year long! Simply choose one (or more) that fits their personality and interests. There are so many different boxes to select from!

Some favorites include:

Gift Cards

When all else fails, gift cards are perfectly acceptable for this age. They like to be in control and make their own choices, so gift cards give them that liberty. Beyond Amazon gift cards so they can buy a whole host of things…

Other favorites include:

  • Apple Gift Card
  • DoorDash Gift Card
  • Best Buy Gift Card
  • Bath & Body Works Gift Card
  • Taco Bell Gift Card
  • Pizza Hut Gift Card
  • H&M Gift Card
  • Ulta Beauty Gift Card
  • Panera Bread Gift Card
  • Starbucks Gift Card
  • AMC Theatre Gift Card
  • Sephora Gift Card
  • Fandango Gift Card
  • Netflix Gift Card


Find a list of best sellers in gift cards here.

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