2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Teens


Our holiday gift guide is sure to please everyone on your list. Check it out!

Sabrina Bierman, Social Media Editor

As we near the end of 2020 (to the relief of many), we turn our attention to the holiday season. With Hanukkah next week and Christmas a little more than two weeks away, and physical stores closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of you may be wondering how and where to find a gift for your friends, siblings, significant others, etc. This can often be a stressful process as the people in our lives can be difficult to read and especially more so at a distance. So, finding an appropriate gift is not always easy. If you find yourself scrolling through online shops or aimlessly walking through the mall in pursuit of a suitable gift for your loved one, look no further, as our holiday gift guide may provide a solution to your dilemma.

It is important to maintain a budget when doing your holiday shopping, especially if you are planning on getting a gift for multiple people. Here’s a list of gifts in a variety of  price ranges, all of which are not only practical, but guaranteed to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Happy shopping!

Stocking Stuffers

Women’s Fuzzy Penguin Holiday Crew Socks ($5)

Holiday Deluxe Gingerbread House Kit ($10)

Matte Disposable Camera ($18)

Calli Mini Charm Hoop Earring Set ($20)

Ind. For Her For Him Unisex Fragrance ($18)

HETIME Hydrating Face Mask For Men ($8)    

SOUR PATCH KIDS Soft & Chewy Candy, 5 lb ($13.77 )

YETI travel mug ($19.99)

Sephora Collection Coconut Oil ($5)     

SOJOS Retro Round Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Women ( $16.99)

Hers ($20-$35)

Beauty products are not only a practical gift, but they are also perfect for those of us who relish exploring the joys of make-up and skincare. Sephora is a great place to look for gifts, with a variety of interesting products at affordable prices, where you are bound to find a gift for the make-up lover or skincare guru in your life. These are my personal favorites at the moment: 

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Plump and Tasty Trio Set

At just $25 ($48 value,) this travel-sized trio of holiday scented lip glosses is quite the find, with its immediate and long term results on the lips.  

BeautyBlender Besties Makeup Sponge and Cleanser Set 

At $20 ($28 value,) this set contains a full sized BeautyBlender® , sponge, and brush cleanser, providing you with the essentials to obtain a perfectly blended face of makeup and clean brushes. 

FENTY BEAUTY By Rihanna Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set ($25.50) 

At just $25.50 ($49 value,) these popular FENTY lip glosses are always a good idea!

If these selections aren’t up your alley, no worries, because the Sephora website has come in clutch once again: if you scroll down on the website you will find a pop-up window with the words “gift finder,” where you can take a quiz to you find a selection of products based off price range, preference of product, and age. 

His ($20-$35)

Guys can be tricky to shop for at times, so it may take a bit of investigating to find out what to get him. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned from growing up with a brother, food, music and video games are often times a safe bet. 

Now this may be a controversial choice of gift, as many would consider it “taking the easy way out,” but I’ve found that sometimes the most simple gifts can make people the happiest. A gift card to his favorite restaurant, such as Chipotle, Chick-fil-a, Shake-Shack, etc. might just be the answer to all your questions. The good thing about this gift is that it can apply to all tastes and price ranges. 

In terms of music, this might be a little more specific, but if you know his favorite artists I suggest going to their website and purchasing some merchandise. Here are a selection of posters from some popular artists which may provide some assistance:



Travis Scott – Jackboys / Premium Matte vertical poster ($24)

Hers ($35-$50)

Clothing is probably the first thing you’d consider when choosing a gift for a teenager, here are some great pieces for under $50, perfect for this winter.

Victoria’s Secret Cotton Flannel Long PJ Set  ($39.50)

Originally $59.50, these bestselling PJ’s from Victoria’s Secret will make the perfect Christmas morning outfit. 

Aerie OFFLINE Real Me High Waisted Legging  ($26.97)

 Although they are under $35, these leggings deserve a mention, as they are currently blowing up on TikTok because of their comfortable, non-restrictive and flattering fit on all body types.  

Urban Outfitters BDG Hooded Cropped Teddy Jacket ($49)

This super soft teddy bear like jacket is not only super cute, but perfect for keeping warm this time of year.

His ($35-$50)

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Jogger  ($45) 

These stylish and comfy pants are the perfect gift for the one homebody we all know to lounge around in! 

Urban Outfitters has a great selection of cool, trendy unisex tees for under $50 for him/her, here are some of my personal faves:

Chinatown Market UO Exclusive Peace Dude Tee ($40)

OBEY No Justice No Peace Long Sleeve Tee ($49)

Project Social T Hot Skater Oversized Tee ($39)

Either ($50-$100)

Crosley Voyager Bluetooth Record Player ($79) 

This record player not only makes a great room decoration, but is also a great alternative to listening to music on headphones!

JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($90)

The new JBL speaker is a must-have: not only does it come in a variety of colors and prints, but it is perfect for listening to music on the go or simply jamming out from your room.

His ($50-$100)

Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset ($99.96) 

This headset is a great gift idea for the gamer in your life, and according to PC Mag, it is one of the best.  

Hers ($50-$100)

InfinitiPro by Conair Professional Digital Motor 3Q Hair Dryer ($59.99)

Although it is on the more practical side this salon quality hair dryer was deemed one of the best hairdryers for this year, at just $59 and we  can always use one of these!

iHome Adjustable Vanity Mirror ($79.99)

Another practical, but super cool, gift is this iHome vanity mirror, which comes with Bluetooth audio, a hands-free speaker phone, LED lighting, Siri and Google support and  USB charging.  

Hopefully this guide has helped you gain an idea of what to get your loved ones this holiday season!