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Gifts for Teens: 20 Cool Gifts for People Under 20

October 23, 2017

More than any other age group, teenagers go through a crazy roller coaster of changes. Once they bid farewell to the “little kid” years, they really start to explore who they are, who they’re not, and who they want to become. They are on a constant quest to find a voice (and, perhaps, the #perfecthashtag). We think this period of self-discovery is really awesome. Here at UncommonGoods, we’re all about encouraging individuality. So we hand-selected 20 of our coolest items for the savvy, curious, flourishing and fun-loving teens in your life. These gifts will not only be Instagram worthy keepsakes, but also little stamps of uniqueness during this holiday season and beyond.


Put a human face on technology.

iPhone Charger Sticker Faces Set – $12.95 Buy Now »


Make saving up their pennies like a party for your teen! Bonus: you don’t actually have to break this bad boy to get the cash out.

Break the Pinata Bank – $20 Buy Now »


Looking for a gift that’s one part pet, one part science project? This aquarium looks like a magical glowing orb, but it’s actually illuminated by living plankton!

Bioluminescent Aquarium – Small: $59.95 – Large: $120 Buy Now »


This kit features all-natural ingredients, and enough of them to make five tins of lip-smacking goodness! Perfect for a fun group activity or a day of self-care for your teen.

DIY Lip Balm Kit – $40 Buy Now »


Your teen may be used to doodling blooms in the margins of their notebooks, but this kit really brings them to life. Perfect for budding creators who are ready to take crafting to a whole new level.

Felt Succulents Kit – $20 Buy Now »


Dudes and dudettes alike will flip for the ’80s cool this print evokes.

Dudes at the Park Screenprint – $40 Buy Now »


Empowerment never goes out of style, nor, we decree, do petite pink pom-poms.

Statement Scarf – Nevertheless She Persisted – $35 Buy Now »


Somewhere over the rainbow you might find a matching set of earrings, but they wouldn’t be half as cool as these.

Unicorn and Rainbow Mismatched Earrings – $20 Buy Now »


Tired of having to compete with your teen’s phone? You might as well give it the official party invite.

Game of Phones – $20 Buy Now »


For the teen with an affection for analog stuff, consider this minimal magazine rack. (Yes, they still make magazines… and LPs, which this also holds. Jeez, Mom, get with it.)

Hoop Magazine Rack – $55 Buy Now »


Sleepover parties just got an adorable upgrade.

Gummy Bear Lights – $27.99 Buy Now »


It’s about time your teen gets those tentacles in a row.

Shower Squids – $33 Buy Now »


Froyo is so last year.

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Press – $15 Buy Now »


Keep calm and punch holes (into these special paper strips that make music).

Mechanical Music Box Set – $22 Buy Now »


When being a teen just can’t get any tougher, those awkward moments remind us that there’s always room for extra embarrassment. This game reminds us that there’s even more room for extra laughter.

Awkward Moment Card Game – $19 Buy Now »


Because coding is the must-have job skill of the future, right?

Secret Decoder Ring – $17 Buy Now »


For the teens who are rock legend ready, this portable practice tool allows them to hone their chord progression skills on the go, without making a peep.

Pocketstrings – $30 Buy Now »


A daydream is a terrible thing to waste.

Don’t Quit Your Daydream Art Block – $50-95 Buy Now »


She may not have conquered the glass ceiling yet, but why not show her that you believe she can?

Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace – $68 Buy Now »


Because moldable magnetic putty makes for the coolest time lapse videos ever.

Super Magnetic Putty – $14 Buy Now »


Gifts for Teens: 20 Cool Gifts for People Under 20





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  • Reply Sharon Camp November 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    How amazing that teens still love gifts and when they are unique and unusual they are attracted to them even more.

    Adults think that money as a gift for a teen is acceptable but teens today love the idea of gift, something to share with their friends. The ideas you have posted as perfect for both young ladies or gents.

  • Reply Bell Family Company November 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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  • Reply Tim Priest October 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Finally, I can get that decoder ring I’ve been needing for so long and decode this secret code I’ve been holding onto for years! I bet it will lead me to secret treasure!


    Aw, man!

  • Reply Hasan Kibria November 25, 2015 at 1:59 pm


    i am very happy to see these product. how can i get these product. these product are unique and interesting. I from Bangladesh .

    Best regards

    Hasan kibria

    • Reply Cassie November 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Hasan,

      We’re glad you like our products! We do ship many of our items internationally. To get more details about which items are available, pricing, and shipping to Bangladesh, please click the flag icon at the top of our shopping site homepage or product pages. Once you change the icon to the Bangladeshi flag you will see updated information.

      Thanks for asking!

  • Reply Singh March 28, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Crocheted Headphones are looking so cool. I would like to have one for my younger brother. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply Raymond Vickers September 2, 2016 at 4:36 am

    In fact, I am always considering what to buy whenever I need to buy a gift for whoever, next time when my little brother wants my gift, I would like to buy a Bluetooth Tracking Tag for him, what do you think of it? he is just 10 years old.

    • Reply Emily G. September 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Raymond,

      The Bluetooth Tracking Tag is an excellent gift — especially if your little brother has a lot of gadgets. Or if he tends to be a little forgetful. 🙂

      Thanks for reading our blog!

  • Reply Jenny October 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Those gummy bear lights are adorable! I know my daughter will love those.

  • Reply Daryl Ortiz November 4, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I Liked Awkward Moment Card Game, its too funny. 🙂

  • Reply Scott Webb May 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I just love the analog camera. I think I’ll buy one, need to get more paper photos around the house!

  • Reply kiyar patel July 27, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Those gummy bear lights are adorable! I know my daughter will love those.

  • Reply Lila Present August 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Crocheted Headphones are looking so cool. I would like to have one for my younger brother. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply ricky September 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    This is so nice . thanks

  • Reply Tom September 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The bluetooth tags #9 look amazing. Thinking about getting one

  • Reply Mibile September 24, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    The bluetooth tags #9 look amazing. Thinking about getting one

  • Reply sam January 17, 2018 at 4:50 am

    All gifts are amazing and unique.

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