Gifts for Teens That’ll Up Their Cool Cred—and Earn Yourself Some Clout, Too

Gifts for Teens That’ll Up Their Cool Cred—and Earn Yourself Some Clout, Too

Now you don’t have to be on TikTok to figure out what to give the Gen Z crowd.

Shopping for teenagers can be tough, but we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeve for the hard-to-please. From room decor and cozy essentials to self-care accessories and video games, these presents will put a smile on their face—and when in doubt, gift cards are always a good idea.

Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.

For the budding cinephile.

Pop Chart 100 Essential Films Scratch Off
“A Brooklyn-based design company that specializes in turning nerdily encyclopedic pop-cultural knowledge into gorgeous, richly detailed infographics.” —Esquire As diehard appreciators of good design, we’ve been picking up what Pop Chart has been throwing down for years.

The most coveted item for VSCO girls.

Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Bottle
From road trips to endless hours at the beach, our 40 oz Wide Mouth bottle keeps you well-hydrated from sun up to sun down. We couldn’t think of a bottle more deserving of a refresh, so we’ve elevated the silhouette and simplified design without compromising one degree of performance.

Don’t underestimate the enduring appeal of Sanrio.

Tea Drops x Hello Kitty Trio Set
We're excited to announce our new collaboration... Inspired by our nostalgic childhood obsession for all things Hello Kitty! We took Hello Kitty's favorite things: Apples, London (where she was born), Matcha, and made her tea dreams come true! Explore our exclusive collection with Hello Kitty...

They’ll spend the next few days devouring this unputdownable graphic novel.

The Complete Persepolis
Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir.

Way cheaper than a manicure, but just as cute.

Chillhouse Chill Tips Reusable Press-On Manicure Kit
Chill Tips are salon-quality pop-on nails you can apply at home, with no mess, wait time or smudging. Made with non-toxic, high-quality materials that are comfortable and fully customizable. Includes tools and non-damaging glue.

Take watercolors on the go for whenever inspiration strikes.

Akashiya SAI Watercolor Brush Pen, 20 Color Set
Explore your creative talent with color brushes. Each brush is handmade and produced by Akashiya, a company that has been making brushes for over 300 years, creating the highest quality of brushes.

Looking glossy, plump, and vaguely gelatinous is all the rage.

Tower 28 Beauty BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush
A multitasking tinted balm for ultra-glowing lips and cheeks—minus the cakiness and harsh lines. ...

For storing precious cargo (and looking chic while doing it).

Baggu Puffy Laptop Sleeve 16"
Your laptop does so much for you.

So they can decorate their dorm walls with good memories.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Capture memories with Fujifilm’s latest, the Instax Mini 11 instant camera, featuring an even slimmer build and vivid colors that show off your personality.

For their self-care moments.

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Inspired by the luxurious feel of our Super-Plush Towels, our Super-Plush Robe is made of combed, long-staple Turkish cotton and has a substantial 380 GSM weight.

Hansel From Basel makes the most covet-worthy socks.

Hansel From Basel Rie Crew
Go big or go home as they say.

A soothing way to remove their haute makeup looks.

Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser
It's a green juice cleanse for your face. This antioxidant-packed, multifunction gel cleanser is pH-balanced, nondrying and removes makeup with ease. Its rich gel texture naturally lathers without sulfates, and rinses quickly without stripping the skin.

So they can lounge in style.

Minnetonka Chesney Mule Slipper
Cozy faux-shearling adds warmth and comfort to an easy mule slipper that features a sturdy rubber sole so you can wear it across campus or anywhere you like.  ...

Teeny and delicate, but with a bit of Wild West attitude.

Studs Cowboy Boot Huggies
To keep your Studs from tarnishing we recommend avoiding water and removing your Studs before you shower, swim or sweat. To clean your earrings use a dry, soft, clean cloth.

Perfect for Libra suns, risings, or moons—or people who just identify as such.

Homesick Libra Candle
A peaceful diplomat who balances justice with a distinct eye for beauty. Water lotus and calming lavender drift along a serene bank of bamboo and cedar.

A shoe that spans generations.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High Top Sneaker
1970s vintage style lives on in an iconic, always-cool high-top sneaker updated for today with classic details crafted from premium materials.

Being comfy is in.

Outdoor Voices All Day Sweatpant
The softest sweats you’ll ever wear.

For the bubble tea lover.

Tea Drops Boba Bubble Deluxe Tea Kit
The popular boba or bubble tea drink is now available at Tea Drops in a deluxe tea kit, which includes: 16 total single drops, four each of any of these varieties: Rose Earl Grey; Chai Spice; Matcha Green Tea; Thai Tea; Turmeric; Chocolate Earl Grey Six Creamers: Six Sweetened Condensed Milk by...

For the outdoorsy type who’s checking off the national parks.

Parks Project Peaceful Bear Plastic Water Bottle
A friendly bear beckons you to hydrate with a water bottle made in the USA of BPA- and BPS-free plastic with handy liquid measurement marks climbing the back.

The "now" color palette sets these apart.

Urbanears Alby True Wireless Headphone
Experience true wireless freedom with up to 15 hours of total playtime. Sleek in-ear design with customizable silicon tips ensure a perfect fit while blocking out noise for an immersive sound experience.

So they can keep the room smelling funk-free.

Bodha Calm Ritual Smokeless Incense
Center the body and mind with smokeless incense from Bodha, made with organic wood and essential oils.

If you’ve left things to the last minute, let them choose their own adventure.

UO E-Gift Card
Redeemable at and in any of our stores in the US or Canada, UO Gift Cards are available in denominations of $25–1,000.

For gamers on the go.

Nintendo Switch Lite
Handheld Nintendo Switch gaming at a great price. Introducing Nintendo Switch Lite, a new version of the Nintendo Switch system that’s optimized for personal, handheld play. Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system at a great price.

Just the right amount of witchy.

Birthdate Candle
A candle crafted for the day you were born. We combined astrology, numerology, and tarot to create 365 beautiful candles—one for every birthdate.

Dewy skin starts here.

Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier
Bring this portable USB humidifier with you wherever you go for continual hydration at your desk for work, overnight while you sleep or on-the-go to your dream destination. You can also nourish your skin with Hey Dewy before, after or even during your beauty routine.

Goes on walls, water bottles, notebooks, laptops—you name it.

Gloplay Starry Night Glow in the Dark Wall Stickers
A whole galaxy of glow-in-the-dark stickers keep shining for more than five hours, so even if kids wake up at midnight, they'll have stars to guide their way.

For the craftster.

Susan Alexandra DIY Bead Box
Bring beading artist Susan Alexandra's famed NYC studio to your home with this DIY beading kit that includes Susan's instructions and a treasure trove of beads.

A way to banish all-nighter induced under-eye circles.

KNC Star Eye Mask (5 Pack)
An all natural retinol and gold-infused eye mask. Meet the most Insta-worthy fix for under-eye texture and dark circles: KNC Star Eye Mask.

Roller skating is back with a vengeance.

C7skates Premium Quad Roller Skate
Stand out while you glide through the roller rink in these quad-format roller skates by C7skates.

But don’t forget the other roller trend.

Herbivore Jade Facial Roller
An incredible tool for both inner and outer beauty. Facial rolling is relaxing and de-stressing and has been a beauty ritual since ancient times in China. Physically, it helps to firm the look of skin through gentle massage.

To prevent those pesky breakouts.

ROSEN Skincare Earth Cleanser
A creamy, gently foaming cleanser with a minty scent.

For every occasion from day hikes to beach bonfires.

Baggu Fanny Pack
A hands-free bag for any outing. Surprisingly spacious and made from durable, heavyweight nylon for easy cleaning.

The perfect pick-me-up to add to the routine.

Cocokind Rosewater Facial Toner
Soothe, hydrate, and balance your skin with a single spritz.

This generation’s lava lamp.

Himalayan Glow Natural Salt Lamp
Illuminate your room with a warm, pleasant & relaxing amber glow. It's a perfect choice in the center of a coffee table, desk.This lamp is a beautiful addition to your yoga studios.

Crisp white sneaks are a must for every wardrobe.

Superga Cotu Sneaker
Launched in Torino in 1911, Italian brand Superga supplied generations of chic Italians with footwear for their travels between the city and the beach.

Instagram-worthy candles.

Areaware Goober Candle
The Goober Candle is cast in unscented paraffin wax from playful forms originally created by Talbot & Yoon in their Brooklyn studio. Each Goober has a distinctive shape and character. Approximate burn time is 40 hours. Do not leave burning candle unattended.

For those who want to stand out from the crowd.

Kinto Double-Walled To-Go Tumbler (17oz.)
Sip and take.  These bright buddies remind us of a day at the beach, and, hey, maybe that’s exactly where we’ll take ‘em. Each vacuum-insulated tumbler keeps your favorite drink cold or hot for six hours and is made from powder-coated stainless steel for an extra kick of durability.

The teen status symbol.

Fjällräven Kånken Backpack
Meaning arctic fox in Swedish, Fjallraven began 50 years ago in Sweden making a framed backpack design that carried loads comfortably. This innovation helped make the outdoors accessible to a whole new generation of people and launched a movement to protect wild places.

Cover photo by Krišjānis Kazaks on Unsplash.

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