25 Best Gifts for Teens (2022): Hydro Flasks, Record Players, and Apple Gear


Teenagers are intimidating. They seemingly speak their own language, their jokes are funny in a confusing way, and somehow they’ve always already seen the TikToks you send. It can be hard to keep up with the absolute coolest kids around, and that’s especially true when it comes to holiday gift-giving. We informally polled some of the terrifying super-cool teens in our lives to find out what presents they really want. These ideas are not one-size-fits-all, but they might help you get inspired and reach the ultimate goal: giving a gift the teen in your life actually likes.

Be sure to check out our many other gift guides, including Gifts for PC Gamers, 25 Amazing Gifts Under $25, Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy People, and Subscription Boxes for Kids of All Ages.

Updated November 2022: We’ve added new picks and Gen Z-approved language (hopefully).

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