20 Cool Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens that Aren’t Money


November 1, 2018

Christmas gift ideas for teens

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Teens can be a tricky bunch when it comes to present buying, and we often default to money (which is appreciated I am sure!). But if you would like to give the teens in your life something other than cash this year, here are 20 Cool Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens that Aren’t Money yet guaranteed to still earn you some high fives and respect!

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#1. Personalised Gifts

teen gifts personalised football from not on the high streetFrom mugs to mouse mats and bags to photo books, a personalised gift will go down well with teens of all ages.

Check out the range of personalised teen gifts from Etsy, Not on The High Street, Plain Lazy, Amazon UK & Amazon USA

#2. Jewellery

Christmas gift ideas for teens jewelleryFor girls and guys, jewellery can make a great gift. Charm bracelets are always popular with girls, with the added bonus of being able to buy more charms for future gifts. And leather bracelets tend to be popular with teen boys.

Brands that are popular with teens include Pandora, Thomas Sabo, Links and Alex & Ani. Of course anything from Tiffany always goes down well too!

Other popular jewellery ideas include; ear, nose and belly button rings, watches, chain/necklace and stick on crystals.

Check out the range of jewellery teen gifts in local stores and online from Not on The High Street, Amazon UK, Amazon USA & Etsy

#3. Posters, Prints and Wall Art

vw printEvery time my teen goes to town with friends she arrives home with a new poster or print for her room.

Slogan Art seems to be in vogue currently as are favourite band posters or wall stickers or murals. To complete the room make-over pretty strings of lights that can be hung around curtains or beds work well too.

Check out the range of wall art at local stores and online from Etsy, Not on The High Street, Amazon UK & Amazon USA.

#4. Music

Concert TicketsFact, teens love music and music gifts will always be well received.

Concert tickets, CD’s or more recently Vinyl which has made a come back, a subscription to a music streaming service, iTunes credit, an iPod or good stereo system all make great music gifts for teens.

Check out Music Gift Ideas for Teens on Amazon UK & Amazon USA

#5. An Experience

White Water Rafting ExperienceAn Experience could be anything from Paintballing to a trip to see their favourite sports team play at home.

Other fun experiences we think would go down well with teens include:

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Flying Lesson
  • Shopping trip (abroad will gain you extra points)
  • Theme Park Tickets
  • Go Kart Racing
  • Off Road Driving Experience
  • Adventure Sports Experience
  • Water Sports Experience
  • Earthwatch Teen Expedition
  • Cinema Vouchers
  • Bowling Vouchers
  • Show Tickets
  • Style Experience (make-up for style tutorial)
  • Pamper Days
  • Fitness Days

And of course if you get an extra ticket for a friend to join them on these experiences, you will go down in history as the best present-giver ever!

Check out Experiences for Teens on Groupon, Living SocialAmazon UK & Amazon USA

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#6. Books

Teen reading a book Christmas gift ideas for teens

Books make a great gift for any age. Check out our 25 Teen Book Recommendations & 10 of The Coolest Classic Books for Teens to Enjoy for some inspiration.

A book reader, such as a Kindle, would also make a great gift for teens who love to read. Or for those who already have one, credit towards new books.

Check out the range at The Book Depository, Eason, The Book People, Amazon UK & Amazon USA

#7. Stationery

StationeryFrom notebooks to pencils, teens love stationery.

Super stationery gift ideas for teens include; Journals, Novelty Erasers, Colouring Pencils and Books, Notepads, Drawing Books, Doodle Pads, Stickers, A Good Pen, Markers and Highlighters, especially Sharpies.

Check out the range at Etsy, Not On The High Street, The Book Depository, Eason, The Book People, Amazon UK & Amazon USA.

#8. Nails

teen painting nails Christmas gift ideas for teensFrom Nail Art to a Manicure teens love nothing better than spending hours perfecting their look.

Nail Gift Ideas for teens include; nail polish in every colour, nail art stickers, a manicure or a good manicure set.

Check out the range of Teen Gifts from Feel Unique, Etsy, Not on The High Street, Plain Lazy, Amazon UK & Amazon USA.

#9. Onesies

Festive Onsies from M&S Sleepwear for Kids and teens for Christmas gift ideas for teens

Onesies come in all shapes, sizes and designs and teen boys love them as much as teen girls as they make the perfect lounging around outfit.

Check out the range at Marks & Spencer, New Look, Peace Love World

#10. Hair

Hair CutFrom accessories to a haircut every teen likes to look their best and have good hair days.

Hair gift ideas for teens could include:

  • Gift set of hair care products
  • Treatment at their favourite hair salon or barbers
  • Hair straighteners, curlers and driers
  • Hair accessories
  • Style consultant session for new hair style ideas

Check out the range of Teen Gifts from Not on The High Street, Plain Lazy, Amazon UK & Amazon USA

#11. Headphones or Speakers

Headphones gift ideas for teensGood headphones or wireless speakers are a must in every teens life. From listening to music to watching videos online and talking to their friends while they get on with life.

Prices vary wildly so take advice from experts on what the best product is for your teens needs.

Check out local stores and the range at Amazon UK & Amazon USA

#12. Anything Fluffy

Fluffy Christmas gift ideas for teensFrom slippers and socks to cushions and throws, scarves, soft toys and everything in between its official, teens love anything fluffy.

Check out the range at New Look, Feel Unique, Etsy, Not on The High Street, Plain Lazy, Amazon UK & Amazon USA

#13. Slogan or Branded Tops and Tees

Slogan T Shirt from Not On The High StreetTops and T-Shirts with witty slogans or images make a great teen gift. However, make sure you know your teen well before embarking on a slogan top or t-shirt purchase.

Branded tops also go down well with most teens as does branded gym wear.

Check out the range at Etsy, New Look, Peace Love World, Not on The High Street, Plain Lazy, Amazon UK & Amazon USA.

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#14. Beanies

Teen Hat from New LookThe unisex Beanie can finish an outfit and means there is no need to carry a cumbersome umbrella around (something a teen would never be seen with)! It can cover up hair disasters and can be swapped to show affection.

Check out the range from local stores and online at Etsy, New Look, Peace Love World, Not on The High Street

#15. Phone or Tablet

Tablet coverA new phone or tablet is always a welcome addition to any teen’s Christmas stocking.

But covers and cases also make great gifts. They can be customised or bought with funky designs in a host of different colours.

Check out the range of Teen Gifts from Not on The High Street, Amazon UKAmazon USA & Etsy

#16. Gym Membership

Walking up StepsMost teens these days are very health conscious so gym membership would make a good Christmas gift. Especially if it offers use of a swimming pool and classes too.

You could look at getting off peak membership to your local gym or 3 month or 6 month membership if your budget does not stretch to a 12 month membership fee.

#17. Workout / Sports Gear

Christmas gift ideas for teens workout clothing

Lycra is back with a vengeance. It is worn in and out of the gym and teens can never have enough running leggings or tops.

Team sports tops are also popular and as the top clubs change their gear annually, the latest rugby or football team shirt would be very welcome at Christmas or any time of year really.

Check out the range of Sports Gear at Marks & Spencer, Peace Love World, Amazon UKAmazon USA, Sports Direct, M&M Direct.

#18. Driving Lessons

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Professional Driving Lessons are required in most countries now before you can sit your driving test. Once the teen reaches the required age, driving lessons make a great gift.

And if they have already passed their test, an advanced driving course or driving experience at a local track would also make an ideal Christmas Gift.

#19. Puzzles or Board Games

MonopolyA puzzle or board game is the perfect gift to get all the family together over the Christmas holidays, having fun, arguing and showing off!

From the humble jigsaw puzzle to old favourites like Solitaire or Trivial Pursuit, your teen will enjoy hours of fun with family and friends. Here are 10 Best Family Board Games.

Check out the range of Teen Gifts from The Happy Puzzle Company, Not On The High Street, Amazon UKAmazon USA.

#20. Footwear

footwear for teens. Christmas gift ideas for teens

Listen out to brands your teen is talking about in the run up to Christmas. Trainers/football boots that they can’t live without and will make all the difference to their performance. Or those killer heels that your daughter has been hinting at for months.

Footwear, so long as you get the correct brand and size, makes a welcome addition under any Christmas Tree.

Over to you now. Have you got any other inspiring Christmas gift ideas for teens? Please share them in the comments box below.

20 Cool Christmas Gift Ideas For Teens That Aren’t Money

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Published On: November 1st, 2018 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: November 25th, 2019 / Tags: , , /

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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