Because it’s almost like no matter what you buy them for a gift, they’re not going to like it. We’ll help improve those odds.
Teenagers. Am I right?! Let’s be completely honest, whatever you end up having to gift your teen will most likely be returned and with a chronic eye-roll because, well, you are the absolute worst and you know it! On a real note, these days teens already have everything they want and pretty much spend the majority of their time on their iPhone anyway so best of luck getting them something they’ll actually want. Either way, we’re up for the job and scoured the InterWebs to find some of the coolest and most unique teen and tween gifts that make almost-perfect birthday gift ideas for the 2018 season. Happy shopping!
Polaroid Snap-Touch Instant Print Digital Camera With LCD Screen – Buy It Here
Because it has a retro vibe and your teen will love being able to take a pic with their friends and then actually print it out so they can tape it to their locker, the wall of their room, or wherever. It’s like old-school Snapchat?
The ‘Unstable Unicorns’ Game – Buy It Here
This is one of the newest (and best-selling) games so far in 2018. In fact, it’s one of Kickstarter’s 50 most backed projects of all time. Pretty impressive. The goal is to build your own unicorn army (mainly by betraying your friends). Be the first to to build the army of 7 unicorns and win this strategic card game! This one is perfect for teens 14 and older! Ok, and maybe a little younger too!
The ‘Choose Kindness’ Tee – Buy It Here
Because in a world that seems like bullies are everywhere, they can be a rainbow in the clouds. What a great positive message!
For the Nerd-at-Heart Teen: The Kano ‘Harry Potter Wand’ Coding Kit – Buy It Here
Yes this is the magic Harry Potter wand they’ve been waiting for. They’ll actually build this themselves and learn to code all at the same time! From there their magic wand will be able to do things like make pumpkins grow, make feathers fly, multiply your magical goblets, make fire flow, create spells and so much more! Learn more here.
ICE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Speaker – Buy It Here
Because even they’ll be amazed at a wireless speaker that floats right in front of their eyes. Plus, Star Wars!
The ‘Feminist’ Inspired T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Let them show their feminist pride (and you show your support for her) with this chic distressed “FEMINIST” t-shirt. This one is in heather grey, but they also come in baby blue, grass green, dark heather, and pink. Plus, there are even t-shirt sizes and cuts for guys and kids too. Keep it in the family!
Chill Sack Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair – Buy It Here
Because it’s the bean bag chair that’s taking over the Internet and it’s memory foam! So comfy! Plus, it comes in a ton of different colors too.
“Game of Phones” Scavenger Hunt Game for Teens – Buy It Here
Because at least they can finally do something productive with their phone.
Chia Pet Chia Gnome Plant – Buy It Here
Because they probably don’t really know the nostalgia of a Chia Pet, but they’ll love that they can grow their own gnome plant in about 1 to 2 weeks. Plus it’ll teach them some responsibility. Well, sort of.
S’Well ‘Sip-n-S’well’ Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle (Donut Pattern) – Buy It Here
This killer water bottle will keep their drinks cold for up to 24 hours and their hot drinks nice and warm for up to 12 hours. Good luck getting them to wash it though.
Colour Me Swiftly ‘Taylor Swift’ Coloring Book – Buy It Here
Now you can color in 16 classic Taylor Swift looks because, well, why not. Feel free to add in the corny “Look what you made me do” when you color outside of the lines.
The “I ‘Donut’ Care” T-Shirt in White – Check Price
Because we all know how they feel about everything and, yeah, they really ‘donut’ care. See what they did there? Plus, DONUTS! Check it out in other cool colors like blue, yellow, grey, and light pink. Comes in sizes for both boys and girls!
BigMouth Donut Hole Mug – Buy It Here
Now they can easily store their breakfast right under their coffee (or juice). Just a fun little gag gift they’ll get a kick out of.
Intex Inflatable Chair/Pullout Bed – Buy It Here
The perfect addition to their bedroom, especially when they’re having sleepovers. This chair is inflatable, stylish, and with a simple pull it turns right into a twin-sized bed their friend can sleep on.
Elite Cuisine 3-in-1 Breakfast Station in Pastel Blue – Buy It Here
Perfect for the teen who’s off to college and you need to make sure they’re actually going to eat! This 3-in-1 breakfast center allows them to make up to 4 cups of coffee, heat things up in the toaster oven, and even crack and egg and make some bacon right on the top. Kind of genius. We want one for ourselves. It also comes in red, black, white, and more!
Unicorn Light Up Slippers – Buy It Here
Every time they walk the unicorn cheeks will light up in rainbow colors. Truly magical and truly comfy. #ThanksTechnology
Bedside Essential Pocket – Buy It Here
Because how many more times are they going to lose their phone, tablet, and ear buds, books and the like in their bed overnight. This is a great way for them to keep things organized and, hopefully, out of their bed!
“Watch Ya Mouth” Party Game – Buy It Here
Because it’s still so funny to play and, dare we say, one game they wouldn’t mind actually playing with you.
Letters to My Future Self – Buy It Here
Because they’ll be into finding a unique way to put their goals down on paper.
DIY Lip Balm Kit – Buy It Here
Because every tween girl pretty much lives for their lip balm, so why not have them make their own!
Neon Peace Sign Desk Lamp Light – Buy It Here
Because its a cool upgrade to their bedroom decór.
Clocky the Rolling Jumping Alarm Clock – Buy It Here
Because you’re totally over trying to wake them up each morning. Now it’s in Clocky’s hands. It won’t stop jumping and rolling around their room until they get out of bed and shut it off. Good luck!
BeatsPill+ Portable Wireless Speaker in Black – Buy It Here
Let them take their music with them on the go (like out of the house!). This portable wireless speaker has a 12-hour battery life, can pair up with their bluetooth up to 30 feet away, and also comes in green, red, white and more.
The ‘Be Yourself’ Unicorn T-Shirt – Buy It Here
At the end of the day all you have to do is truly be yourself. How cute is that unicorn too!? This tee also comes in a bunch of other colors if white isn’t their thing.
Sunnylife Inflatable Pink Flamingo Pool Float – Buy It Here
Because, yes, they want it for the pool but they also like to display it in their room during off-months. Trust us.
The Sojourner Brass Keyboard – Buy It Here
Because we’ll try anything to get them to type that paper that’s do tomorrow!
Toree & Tagus Large Chrome Face Vase – Buy It Here
Because it’s just a cool way to add a little more personality to their room.
MacBook Air White Faux-Marble Rubber Case – Buy It Here
Because they always want to be different, even down to their laptop.
Cozy & Comfy Slipper-Socks – Buy It Here
If they’re not into actually wearing slippers, these slipper-socks are the perfect compromise. They’re comfy, cozy, come in a variety of different colors and patterns, and can easily be washed.
Snurk Duvet Cover Theme Sets (Princess, Dinosaur, Astronaut and More!) – Buy It Here
Perfect for kids with great imaginations. These duvet and sheet sets come in full to queen sizes and a variety of cool themes.
The Tile Key & Phone Finder – Buy It Here
Waterproof and durable these (set of 2) tiles allow you to easily find your keys, your smartphone, or anything that you attach it to. So when your teen asks “Have you seen my phone” they can go and hunt it down this way.
All New Echo Spot – Buy It Here
The latest from Amazon! We love how this handsfree device can fit pretty much anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, recipes, to-do, shopping lists, face-to-face calls, and a ton more! Perfect especially for the teen who’s heading away to college and you want to actually see them when you talk to them.
PopSockets Expanding Stand and Grip for Smartphones – Buy It Here
These are pretty life-changing especially if, like us, you drop your phone and tablet regularly. Plus, you can prop it up to watch a video, have a FaceTime chat and more. These guys come in a bunch of different colors like rose gold, silver, pink, black, blue, and more.