Best Holiday Gifts for Teens, According to TikTok — JW Pei, Nike, Apple and More

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If you have a teenager in your life, you’re probably stumped on the perfect gift idea that’s fun. Don’t worry — we have some holiday gift ideas for you whether you’re shopping for a teen boy or a teenage girl.


We know teens are hard to shop for, especially when there are so many holiday deals and steals on the Internet. To help you pick the perfect holiday gift they’ll actually like and use, we went directly to the source of where all relevant trends start: TikTok.

In addition to those we-can’t-stop-watching dance challenges, we discovered there’s also a trend where users are sharing what they’re coveting for the holidays with the hashtag #ChristmasList. To do the work for you, we’ve done some digging and gathered cool gift ideas seen on the app.

The most wanted Christmas gifts among teens this year include the Cooluli Skincare Mini Fridge, Crocs Unisex Clogs, the versatile Always Pan and so much more.

If you’re getting a head start on your holiday shopping, browse through the most popular gifts for teens according to TikTok below. With these clues, you’ll be a hit with your beloved teen girl or boy this holiday season.

Plus, check out all of ET’s top picks for the best gift ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide 2021.



If you really take your skincare routine seriously, you’ll consider investing in one of these TikTok-approved skincare fridges on Amazon — which are said to help extend the life of certain skincare products and formulas.



Glossier is a coveted beauty brand for Gen Z. This three-piece set is perfect for a subtle glowy makeup look, which includes Futuredew oil serum hybrid, Lip Gloss and Cloud Paint cheek color.



For $11 on Amazon, e.l.f.’s viral makeup product will be the perfect stocking stuffer to round out your teen’s beauty prep.


KVD Beauty

Minimize the appearance of pores with this TikTok and celeb-approved (hi, Kourtney Kardashian) foundation from KVD Beauty.



Any teen looking for a quick skincare fix will love Mighty Patch, the popular zit sticker brand that’ll flatten pimples overnight. Available at Amazon.



TikTok basically loves anything from Rihanna or Fenty Beauty — though this under-eye concealer has garnered plenty of attention for its long-lasting coverage. Available at Sephora.



The fan-favorite Revlon Hot Air Brush is one of the most wanted hair tools on Amazon. The multitasking brush adds volume, blow dries and smooths the hair at the same time.



Eliminate the need for heat with these TikTok-loved hair curlers which can seamlessly add volume to the hair — and overnight, while you’re asleep, too.



The Tangle Teezer hairbrush is a favorite for detangling without pulling, tugging or snagging. It’s great for using on wet hair and you can find it on Ulta.



This set from Kylie Skin is great for trying out the essentials from Kylie Jenner’s skincare line, which includes mini sizes of the Foaming Face Wash, Face Moisturizer, Vitamin C Serum and Vanilla Milk Toner. This item from Nordstrom could be a good skincare starter kit for teens!




Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — you’ve literally seen this bag everywhere. From fashion-loving teens to celebs like Gigi Hadid, Megan Fox and more, this JW Pei bag is a hot style commodity at the moment — plus it’s all over TikTok and only $80 on Amazon.



Crocs are cool again — and celebs like Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and even Nick Cannon have all been spotted wearing the shoe as of late. Choose from a range of colors of this iconic slip-on shoe at Amazon.



This Fluff Yeah Slide is a favorite of Lizzo and Hailey Bieber. Not only is the style available at Amazon in a number of colors, it’s also TikTok-approved and said to provide so much comfort.



It’s easy to see why Pandora Jewelry rings are on so many wish lists. Whether you’re shopping for a new mom, busy mom or you’re just looking for a unique gift, this gorgeous three-stone design is great for everyday sparkle. Available at Amazon.



Step up your shoe game with this color-changing Air Force 1 style from Nike — a popular and trendy sneaker among teens and Millennials alike. Available at Goat.



Personalized name necklaces are everywhere on TikTok. There are many options to choose from on Etsy like this minimalist necklace by Gold Personalized, offered in various chain lengths and choice of silver, gold and rose gold.



Lululemon is one of the most requested clothing brands among teens, specifically their leggings, sweatshirts and tanks.


Kendra Scott

The best-selling drusy pendant necklace by Kendra Scott is great for everyday wearing. Choose from 32 colors.




The Apple Pencil is a must-have accessory for the iPad. It allows you to illustrate, write and select directly on the screen. Available at Amazon.

$99 $80


Apple AirPods are a no-brainer gift for your kid’s wireless audio listening needs. Save 40% on Amazon.



Need some quiet time? These noise-cancelling headphones are a great gift, available at Target.



Uncommon Goods

This handmade jewel-tone birth month jewelry dish available at Uncommon Goods will make a great stocking stuffer.



Maybe it’s the extra time spent at home during the pandemic or just the cozy winter weather ahead, but TikTok-ers are especially excited about large, heavy duty blankets at the moment — and this fleece one from Amazon could make the perfect stocking stuffer.


Our Place

Simplify your holiday shopping with this cult-favorite (and TikTok-loved) Always Pan from Our Place that’s a perfect gift for kids and adults alike.



Decorative stained glass-inspired window films are on many wish lists on TikTok. Available at Amazon.


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Sophisticated teens line up for blocks to get bubble tea — but if you’re looking for cool gifts, this kit lets them make it at home!



If your teen is obsessed with lip balm, eos Super Soft Shea Sphere makes keeping your lips supple fun (and it makes a great stocking stuffer).



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