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Gifts for Teens: 47 Travel Gift Ideas the Teen in Your Life Will Actually Love

The newest gadgets, outdoor gear, and viral beauty products to gift teens. 

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As you begin holiday shopping for all of your loved ones, you might be stumped on what to get the hardest person to shop for on your list—a teenager. Finding the perfect gift for the teen traveler in your life can be quite the challenge—no one stays up to date on the latest trends quite like them. But don’t worry, we have plenty of gift ideas that your teenage daughter, grandson, or niece will appreciate. From the latest tech and outdoor gadgets to TikTok-famous beauty products and shoes, these gifts will earn you plenty of points with even the hardest to impress teens.

Whether the teenager in your life is just getting into travel and could use some new gear or is already a pro at mapping out their next adventure, we've got you covered with travel-friendly gift ideas they'll actually use at every price point. From noise-canceling headphones and inflatable loungers to heatless hair curling sets and cozy Ugg slippers, there's something on this list that every teen will love. Read on for our picks of 47 unique and trendy gifts to spoil the teen in your life with. 

For techy teens 

Chances are, any teenager you know will have their sights set on a few cool tech gifts this holiday season. Gamers will enjoy the Nintendo Switch or a pair of noise-canceling headphones, while social media savvy teens might better appreciate a clip-on ring light for their phone or a mini instant camera for taking fun pictures with their friends. No matter what their interests are, it's hard to say no to a new gadget.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera

Audio-Technica bluetooth record player

Swarmir Bluetooth charging speaker with lights

Fulllight Bluetooth beanie

Amazon Echo Glow

Kimwood clip on ring light

iWalk small portable charger

Anker Capsule projector

Bose Soundlink Color II Bluetooth speaker

Apple AirPods Pro

Bose QuietComfort 45 noise canceling headphones

For teens who spend most of their time outdoors

If your nephew or granddaughter spends a majority of their time in the great outdoors, we've got gift options for them. An inflatable lounger or portable hammock is ideal for camping trips and backyard fun (and will no doubt come with them to the collage quad), but you also can't go wrong with a trendy tumbler for staying hydrated on the go, like this one from Simple Modern, or a scavenger hunt card game that adventurous travelers will love

Wekapo Inflatable Lounger

Parks Project X Grateful Dead Welcome To Bear Country throw blanket

Huffy Kids Hardtail mountain bike

Hapinest Find and Seek Scavenger Hunt card game

Sewanta camping hammock

Simple Modern insulated tumbler, 24-ounce

For teens who love all things beauty and skincare

If the teen in your life spends their free time watching makeup tutorials online or perfecting their first skincare routine, they'll love a face mask or makeup set from viral brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Summer Fridays, or Milk Makeup. The products in these sets are small enough to travel with and allow your teen to test a few things out before committing to the full size. If you really want to spoil the teen you know, surprise them with the Dyson Airwrap or a makeup mini fridge.

Starface Hydro-Stars pimple patches

Kitsch satin heatless curling set

Milk Makeup The Starter Pack: Natural Makeup Look set

Charlotte Tilbury mini Beauty Highlighter Wand duo set

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm set

Slipsilk Pure Silk Sleep Mask

Coolui Beauty makeup fridge

Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long

Clothing and shoes they'll actually wear 

New clothes and shoes are probably toward the top of every teen's wishlist, but it can be so hard to pick these items out. Below, shop the top-trending shoes: cloud slippers, cozy Uggs, and Veja sneakers. You can never go wrong with the classics—a pair of Converse or Nike Air Force 1s will always go over well. For clothing options, we're eyeing a warm half-zip from Girlfriend Collective and a staple pair of black leggings from Lululemon that are perfect for everyday wear. 

Girlfriend Collective Teddy Recycled half-zip fleece

Lululemon 28” Align pant

Rosyclo Cloud slippers

Ugg Disquette slipper

Converse Chuck Taylor high top sneaker

Veja Campo Chromefree leather sneaker

Essential luggage and bags every teen traveler needs

You can never go wrong with gifting a versatile bag or practical piece of luggage to any traveler. We've gathered the essentials for you to choose from—a Stoney Clover pouch for organizing makeup or tech essentials, a classic black backpack for any occasion, belt bags that are ideal for hiking or day trips (including the viral Lululemon Everywhere belt bag), a water bottle sling bag for bike rides, Away's always-popular carry-on, and the Béis Weekender bag—a must-have for weekend trips or sleepovers with friends. 

Stoney Clover Lane classic large pouch

Stoney Clover Lane Classic nylon backpack

Outdoor Afro x REI Co-op Trail 2 waist pack

Lululemon 1L Everywhere Belt Bag

Béis The Water Bottle Sling

Away The Carry-On

Béis The Weekender Bag

Available in pink, black, beige, navy, or gray.

Even more gifts for teens 

If you're still stuck on what to get, here are a few options any young traveler will be grateful for. Choose from a Rocketbook Smart reusable notebook, a 3D galaxy moon lamp that will turn your teen's bedroom into a starry sky, an interactive map for planning out future adventures, or a zodiac-embroidered journal for those who read their horoscope daily

Rocketbook Smart reusable notebook

Zodiac embroidered journal

Mind-Glowing 3D Galaxy Moon lamp

Interactive global and U.S. maps