The Best Gifts for Kids and Teens

Buying for those tough-to-please tweens and teens is a breeze with this handy gift guide.
pink bkr spiked colette water bottle

Yes, it’s another water bottle! But the 500-milliliter BKR Spiked Colette ($42) has a secret up its studded pink sleeve. It can be outfitted with a compact cap ($10) that holds a container of the brand’s rosy lip balm ($22), so your tween can stay hydrated inside and out.

pbs kids pineapple ukulele

Mini maestros of any skill level will get a kick out of the PBS Kids Pineapple Ukulele ($22 at Whole Foods) and so will you. The sweet instrument promotes rhythm and motor skills. Plus, some of the proceeds benefit PBS Kids programming.

ikea lustigt coloring paper roll

Perfect for the budding Picasso in your life, this IKEA Lustigt Coloring Paper Roll ($5 per roll) features 32 feet of ready-to-fill drawings and doodles. Pair the paper with a pack of felt-tip markers or a fun watercolor set.

sugarfix by bauble bar tassel earrings set

The Sugarfix by Bauble Bar Mix n’ Match Tassel Earring Gift Set ($30) is cute and customizable. Each set includes 20 tassels that can be interchanged depending on whether she feels monochromatic or multicolored. 

twee sushi sidewalk chalk set

When your wee one rolls into recess with this handmade Twee Sushi Sidewalk Chalk set ($25)—modeled after yummy maki rolls—he’ll be the worldliest artist on the playground.

american jewel rainbow glitter headphones

Make your kiddo’s unicorn DJ dreams come true with these rainbow-glitter American Jewel Headphones ($36).

rae of light customizable acrylic clutches

Looking to razzle-dazzle ’em this season? These festively glitzy, fully customizable Rae of Light Acrylic Clutches ($100 each, email raeoflightman@gmail.com to place an orderare, well, totally clutch!

kate spade new york scallop touchscreen watch

Compatible with Android phones and iPhones, the Kate Spade New York Scallop Touchscreen Smartwatch ($295) is proof that geek tech can actually be adorable.

old navy metallic rose gold puffer jacket

Keep the folks on your gift list feeling warm and looking hot with a plush Old Navy Metallic Puffa Jacket ($65) in rose gold or wintry silver.