Best gifts for teens for under $50

Best gifts for teens for under $50

Some great gifts for your teenagers just in time for the holidays

by Jenna Roach

The holidays are approaching fast, and shopping for teenagers is always the most difficult (and not to mention expensive) task of all. They tend to be hard to please since they’re always growing and changing what they’re interested in. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of ten great gifts that any teenager would love to have, and they’re all under $50.


Diamond Sparkle AirPod Case


If you have a teen who loves luxury and bling, then this sparkly diamond AirPod case is the perfect gift. It has a handmade rhinestone cover that is both anti-scratch and has shock-resistant elastomers to protect your AirPods from scratches or impacts. It has an easy-install design, so you won’t have to struggle to take your charging case in and out of the rhinestone cover. And it even comes with a keychain, so you can attach your case to your car or house keys and not have to worry as much about losing it.


DASH Mini Maker


The DASH Mini Maker is an excellent gift choice for a teen who wants to make themselves a simple meal. It can easily make waffles, but you can also get creative and make hash browns, cookies, and so much more. If you’re stumped on what to make, it comes with a Recipe Guide to give you some unique ideas. It has a 4-inch nonstick surface, so it’s great if you have a smaller kitchen without a ton of counter space, and makes for a super easy cleanup. All you have to do is plug it in, throw in your batter, and enjoy your delicious meal within minutes.


Oversized Wearable Blanket Hoodie



This cozy blanket hoodie is perfect for your teen who just wants to have a relaxing break away from all the homework, clubs, and sports. It’s available in three different sizes, so you’ll be able to find one that fits your teen most comfortably. It also has 17 different color options, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get their favorite color too. It comes with a waist belt to adjust the fit to how you want, as well as side-slit buttons so you can easily take it on and off. And its warm fleece material will keep you nice and toasty even on the coldest of days.


Wireless Gaming Chat Communicator


The Turtle Beach Recon Air Wireless Gaming Chat Communicator is an excellent gift for your gamer teen. It’s compatible with tons of gaming devices including the Xbox Series X, iOS, Android, and Windows 10 and 11 PCs. It comes with a noise-canceling microphone for crystal-clear audio and three interchangeable ear tips so you can have the perfect fit. Not to mention it has a battery life that lasts up to 10 hours on one charge, and a charging cable is provided for USB-C quick charging.




This special 3D galaxy lamp will light up your teen’s bedroom like a real starry night sky. It’s super easy to use, with a touch switch at the bottom to turn it on and off or switch between 7 different colors. If you want more options, it comes with a mini remote control that has up to 16 color changes on it as well as brightness level adjustments. It has a polymer-lithium battery with a lifespan of anywhere from 8 to 24 hours, and it has a charging cable in case you want the light on for longer than that. It’s perfect for nightlight use or unique decoration.


Hidden Pocket Scrunchies POCKET SCRUNCHIES

Scrunchies have been making a big comeback, but these exceptional scrunchies are even better. They have a unique hidden zipper that opens up to the inside of the scrunchie, and there you can store money, lipstick, keys, or any other small item that will fit. It’s super convenient, especially if you’re not carrying a bag or don’t have any pockets. Aside from its genius storage, these are handmade with super-soft velvet that prevents your hair from being pulled out as you take the scrunchie out, but it can still tightly hold your hair in place when in use.


Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone


Your teen who has dreams of singing on stage will love this wireless Bluetooth karaoke microphone by BONAOK. It’s a 3-in-1 microphone with a built-in high-quality Bluetooth module that can be used as a wireless speaker, MP3 player, or recorder. You can connect the microphone from up to 32 feet away, and it has multi-function buttons that allow you to adjust the volume, echo, and singing modes. It even comes with a portable black case as well as audio and charging cables.


Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror



If your teen is an aspiring makeup guru, or they just want to make themselves look their best for the school dance, then this makeup mirror is the gift for them. It has 16 LED lights providing you with a clear look at your skin. With 180-degree rotation, it allows you to adjust the angle any way you want. And it also comes with a touchscreen sensor so that you can adjust the brightness levels. All it needs to operate is 4 AA batteries, and it’s suitable for both home and travel makeup use.


Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap


You can make sure your busy teen always stays hydrated with this Hydro Flask reusable water bottle. It’s an 18 oz bottle with TempShield insulation that can keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot beverages for up to 12 hours. It’s also stainless steel to ensure durability and pure taste at all times. You can carry it comfortably by holding onto its Flex Strap, and it also is cup-holder friendly.


Kan Jam


The classic game of Kan Jam never gets old, and it’s the perfect game for your teen who wants to get off their screens and do a fun outdoor activity. It’s competitive, easy to set up, and can keep you busy and active for hours on end. The equipment is light, so you can play it anywhere whether it’s in a friend’s backyard, at the beach, or even at a block party. And it’s easy to store in a garage, trunk, or closet.


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