Business_news 42 cool and unique gifts for teens — all from Amazon



  • Teens are notoriously difficult to shop for. 
  • To help ease your shopping stress, we put together a list of 42 cool gift ideas for teens — all available on Amazon, and many eligible for fast Prime shipping.
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You don’t need to search far and wide for gift ideas for the teens in your life. They might be difficult to shop for, but Amazon has gifts in categories as diverse as tech, style, beauty, home, kitchen, and more. 

From a book that Netflix turned into moviesto a Sonos speakerto aslime-making kit, we’ve rounded up 42 gifts for the teens in your life. They cover a range of prices and brands, includingnewer startups you didn’t even know you could find on Amazon

Shop 42 cool gift ideas for teens, all on Amazon: 

Business_news PopSockets for the back of their phone


PopSockets, from $9.97

PopSockets have become their own cultural phenomenon in recent years. They’re useful, and they offer a bit of personalization to tech.

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Business_news A hair towel that cuts drying time in half


Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, $20.99

Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we’re happy to reportholds up. It also aids in keeping hair protected from harmful friction in its most vulnerable state. If they’ve ever complained about frizzy hair, this anda silk pillowcase are thoughtful gifts they’ll actually use. 

Business_news A necklace with their zodiac sign


Lucky Feather Zodiac Necklace, $17.98

Zodiac signs, and the unique personality traits tied to each one, have become extremely popular in recent years. Pick up their sign in a dainty, gold-dipped necklace they can wear every day. 

Business_news An Echo Dot


Echo Dot, $59.99

The Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular Amazon device for a reason — it’s compact and has all the capabilities of Alexa (weather updates, recipes, music, news). The newest version, the third generation, has a speaker that’s 70% louder than the second.

Business_news An instant camera


Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, $73.99

Instax’s cute instant camera is great for anyone who loves taking photos. All they need issome film, and they can get started. It features a small selfie mirror to ensure proper framing, a macro lens attachment, and a variety of modes to account for different indoor and outdoor environments.

Business_news A GoPro


GoPro Hero5, $169.99

For travel, adventures, and even in-depth school projects, a GoPro is one tech gift that’s hard to oversell.

Business_news A splashproof, portable Bluetooth speaker


JBL FLIP4 Bluetooth Speaker, from $89.95

This under-$100 Bluetooth speaker connects to smartphones to give their songs a stereo-sound treatment. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating, so they don’t have to worry about rain or spills either. 

Business_news A leather toiletry bag for grooming and beauty essentials


Small Shave Bag, $105

Leatherology’s shave bag is a great purchase if you want to gift your teen a leather bag that will age gracefully.

Business_news A set of Korean sheet masks


Dermal Korea Facial Mask Sheets, $9.99

The best way to initiate a pampered staycation is a cult-favorite 16-pack of Korean sheet masks — something any beauty- or skin-care-obsessed teen will likely already know about.

Business_news A surprisingly good projector that’s the size of a soda can


Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector, $299.99

Anker’s Nebula Capsule is tiny but mighty. It’s the size of a soda can, weighs only 1 pound, and has a quiet and continuous playtime of four hours. It’ll take family or friend movie nights up a notch, and they can take it with them on trips easily. Finda full review here.

Business_news Comfortable headphones with long battery life and good sound

Beats by Dre

Beats by Dre Wireless Solo3 Headphones, $164.99

The Solo3 headphones are perfect for commuting, studying, the gym, or zoning out during family road trips. They’ve got good sound, up to 40 hours of battery life, and five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback. 

Business_news A slime-making kit


Unicorn Slime Kit, $26.90

One of the newer online trends is a fascination with slime, andteens run successful businessesby making beautiful slime and sharing videos of it. And what’s better than vicariously living through slime-makers? Making your own. This gift is best for younger teens. 

Business_news A gentle facial cleansing device


Luna 2 Facial Cleansing Device, $169

FOREO’s cult-favorite Luna 2 cleansing device gently and effectively cleans with thin, antimicrobial silicone touchpoints, and claims to remove 99.5% of dirt and makeup residue without irritating the skin. Plus, it’s waterproof and the battery life lasts for a few months per charge. The Luna 2 is available in five varieties: men, normal, combination, sensitive, and oily skin. Finda full review from a Female reporter and a male reporter here.

Business_news A mini cinema lightbox


My Cinema Lightbox, $19.99

Lightboxes are popular with teens. Inspired by cinema marquees, these come with 100 letters, numbers, symbols, and emoji tiles that can be combined to make customized messages.

Business_news The Nintendo Switch


Nintendo Switch, $299.99

The Nintendo Switch is one of those gifts that, with good reason, elicit lots of excitement upon opening. This model has a battery life of up to nine hours and can be played with friends or solo and at home or on the go.

Business_news A Fitbit


Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Tracker, from $135.99

Fitbits track the wearer’s health and fitness and offer insights into their sleep and noticeable trends in their physical activity. They can set personal goals and get real-time updates during workouts. It’s water-resistant up to 50 meters, and its battery life can last up to seven days. 

Business_news A pack of smart plugs so they can control devices from a distance


TP-Link KIT WiFi Smart Plug, 2-Pack, $29.99

Perfect for staying in that comfy position on the couch or that moment when they wonder if they turned their hot iron off, smart plugs let them control devices from a distance. All they need is the outlet, the Kasa app, and an iOS or Android device. 

Business_news The Sonos One


Sonos One Smart Speaker, 2nd Generation, $199.99

The Sonos One delivers great sound and convenience. The audio is rich and easily fills the room, and the device can be controlled by voice, the Sonos app, or Apple Airplay 2. It’s also a great replacement for a traditional alarm clock. 

Business_news A waterproof e-reader with a no-glare screen


All-New Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, has double the storage of its previous model, and is its lightest and thinnest version yet. The glare-free display adjusts to accommodate the light you’re in — even bright sunlight — and has a battery charge that lasts weeks. 

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Business_news String lights with photo clips


Photo Clip LED String lights, $14.95 

Perfect for creating the archetypal teen room that’s most often seen in Netflix movies and old Taylor Swift music videos, the photo clip string lights combine warm light and Polaroids or other memorabilia. 

Business_news Colorful reusable straws


Hiware Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws, $5.99

Trying to adopt more eco-friendly habits is one of the great characteristics of younger generations, especially teens who grew up among videos of sea turtles being harmed by discarded plastic straws. These are colorful, bendable, and fun to use. 

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Business_news A music subscription that includes 50 million songs


Amazon Music Unlimited, $7.99 per month

If they don’t already have a music subscription, give them access to 50 million songs with a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited. 

Business_news An audiobook subscription

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Audible Membership, $45 for three months

If they love to read, or you’re trying to get them to love to read, a gift subscription to Audible is a great idea. They’ll get three free titles for each month they’re a member (one audiobook and two Audible Originals), and 30% off any additional audiobooks they buy. They can listen and read anywhere and anytime using the free app. 

Business_news A mini griddle for individual servings of food


Dash Mini Electric Griddle, $9.99 to $14.99

This tiny griddle is perfect for making individual servings of breakfasts and pretty much any food — from eggs to cookies to grilled cheese.

Business_news Colorful scrunchies


ZZICEN Satin Scrunchies, 46 colors, $7.99

Scrunchies are having a moment. If you want to get something particularly on-trend, you may want to look into a few. This set comes with a whopping 46 colors.

Business_news A Champion sweatshirt


Champion Men’s Pullover, $16.01 plus $6.99 shipping

If you’ve been to a mall or high school lately, you’ve probably recognized that Champion is resonating with the teen demographic. If they don’t already have one, pick up one of its most popular silhouettes with the company’s understated logo in one of 10-plus colors.

Business_news A popcorn machine for movie nights


West Bend Popcorn Machine, $29.99

Perfect for movie nights with friends, this popcorn maker turns as much as 6 quarts of popcorn kernels into snacks for a night in. 

Business_news An eyeshadow palette


Best Pro Eyeshadow Palette, $13.95

If they’re getting into makeup, an eyeshadow palette is one of the coolest gifts you can probably give them. This option has 16 shades, over 6,800 reviews, and a 4.4-star rating overall. 

Business_news A karaoke machine that allows duets


Complete Karaoke System, $170.23

This system has more features than a really nice car does. It has two mics, a sing-along and record function, and 300 songs ready for action. For a cheaper option, check out theSingsation $80 machine

Business_news Blackout curtains for their room


Nicetown Blackout Curtains, $15.80

If their favorite thing is sleeping right now, there’s no greater gift than blackout shades for their room.

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