Creative Teen Gifts That Are Big on Style and Self-Expression
From holographic roller skates to chic lounge seating.
Published Nov 10, 2021 1:35 AM
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In anticipation of this year’s most gift-y season, we’ve pulled together a carefully curated lineup of presents for the teen-and-tween set. The assortment includes options that help develop their creative interests, as well as encourage their evolving design sensibility and desire to make a space their own (enter: a chic, lounge-ready chair and “life reflector” mirror). Below, nine bright ideas for the notoriously tricky-to-shop-for age group.
A red, dimmable LED neon heart framing iconic imagery by artist Keith Haring is an epically cool addition to your teen’s space.
Immerse them in the history of human creativity with this captivating art museum–in–a–book that’s geared toward middle schoolers. It spans from prehistory to the present and is divided by colorful wings, galleries, and rooms, just like you might find in a brick-and-mortar space.
Designed by hip creative Ana Kras for Hay in five colorways, this hand-beaded cross-body bag lets their phone be even more of a must-have accessory.
Lightweight and compact, this electronic keyboard is meant to be taken on the go for impromptu jam sessions. It’s also Bluetooth enabled and wireless (six AA batteries required), and has a slew of settings (synth, guitar sounds, instant recorder functionality) to make their composing dreams come true.
Indulge their statement style with this hand-knit beanie that (for extra outfit versatility) features a detachable pom-pom. Choose from two of-the-moment color combinations: lavender and orange or yellow and pink.
A holographic exterior, purple lining, translucent sparkle wheels, and shimmering laces. Trust us, these are a no-brainer.
Help teens carve out a lounge space of their own with this laid-back, chic memory foam chair and coordinating channel-tufted pouf. Part of our new Crate & Kids collab, it also happens to be a best-seller.
This blob-shaped acrylic “life reflector” acts as a functional mirror but also doubles as a piece of art and—let’s be honest—will be an excuse for a lot (seriously, a ton) of selfies.
A super-mini version (think: the size of a Big Mac) of the standard Polaroid, this instant camera has all the same functionalities—so friend hangouts and memorable moments are captured old-school style.