The Ultimate Gift Guide for Teens ’20/21

Looking for some last-minute gift ideas? We've got you covered! As always, we don't use affiliate links with our gift guides and we highly recommend you do a quick Google to find the best price or a shop close to home to make life easier for you. We're just here to give you awesome ideas. Enjoy and don't forget to check out our gift guide from last year which is just as relevant as it was 12 months ago!

1. Tula no-makeup skincare essentials kit

Why we love it:

100% of TULA’s clean & effective skincare products are formulated with probiotics & superfoods to boost skin’s appearance & restore its natural balance. This no-fuss trio gives you the glowiest, fresh-faced, ‘no makeup’ look ever in minutes all while infusing skin with refreshing, good-for-you ingredients. Each product highlights & hydrates dull skin to leave it instantly brighter & more radiant-looking. A major glow up for any getting-ready routine—it’s your 3-minute face.
Purchase from: Tula

2. Ugg Scuffette II Slipper

Why we love it:

Loved everywhere by people who appreciate comfy style, UGG offers casual footwear and cozy items for the home, along with their signature boots (yes UGG is our ugg boot brand of choice!) These comfy, water-resistant suede slippers are trimmed and lined with genuine shearling and besides, who can say no to animal print?

Purchase from: Nordstrom

3. Angel Depot Store Zodiac Candle

Why we love it?

For the serious about their astrology teen, these zodiac 7.8oz glass jar scented candles can burn for up to 40 hours.

ARIES: Lavender, Sage, Geranium, Wood, and Moss | TAURUS: Amber, Vanilla, Mahogany, and Lime | GEMINIS: Spearmint, Eucalyptus, Herbs, and fresh Florals | CANCER: Lotus, Soft Rose, Musk, and Moss | LEO: White Amber, Iris, Sandalwood and Sage | VIRGO: Floral, Lemongrass, Geranium, Lavender, Bergamot, Woodsy | LIBRA: Citrus, Herb, Lavender, Sage, Patchouli, Musk | SCORPIO: Coconut, Vanilla, Peach, Gardenia, Musk, Tonka Bean | SAGITTARIUS: Rose, Floral, Woodsy, Lily, Musk, Jasmine, Lilac | CAPRICORN: Pineapple, Orange, Floral, Passion Fruit, Citrus, Sugar | AQUARIUS: Cucumber, Freesia, Rose, Floral | PISCES: Orange, Lemon, Woodsy, Bergamot, Herb, Amber

Purchase from: Etsy

4. Fresh Pop Electric Popcorn maker

Why we love it?

Freshly made popcorn, need we say more? Perfect for movie nights and sleepovers. Make fresh, delicious popcorn in minutes with the Dash Fresh Pop Popcorn Maker. The hot air system reduces added oil and quickly cooks up to 16 cups of fresh popcorn, great for gatherings large or small. The included measuring cup doubles as a butter melting tray, so you can be ready to serve, movie-theater-style, the instant your popcorn is finished. Just measure the kernels and add them to the heating chamber, and push the button to start — even kids will be making delicious popcorn in no time! Cooks up to 16 cups of fresh popcorn at a time.

Purchase from: Target (US) or Amazon (AU)

5. Herschel Pop Quiz backpack

Why we love it?

Well equipped for school and work essentials, the Herschel Pop Quiz™ 22L backpack is designed with a versatile range of storage pockets and organizers. Our pick is the Woodland Camo but you can't go wrong with a Herschel bag in any colour or style for teens.
Purchase from: Herschel

6. Bluetooth LED Strip Lights

Why we love it?

You may not have heard but LED lights are all the rage with both tweens and teen right now! This particular set comes with a remote control with blue-tooth tech that's compatible with all kinds of smart-phones. It features music rhythm synchronization -  the light effect of the LED Strip can follow the music or sound record with millions of colour possibilities!! Also check out your local IKEA and Bunnings store for other options.

Purchase from: Amazon

7. Lush Winter Wonderland gift set

Why we love it?

Gone away is winter blues, here to stay is this bundle of shower time treats to cleanse, soothe and smooth. The Lush Winter Wonderland vegan gift set includes their bestselling Rose Jam Shower Gel, Sultana Of Soap, Sugar Plum Shower Bomb and Sakura Body Lotion.

Purchase from: Lush

8. Apple Airpods with Charging Case (2nd Gen)

Why we love it?

The new AirPods combine intelligent design with breakthrough technology and crystal-clear sound. Powered by the new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods now feature hands-free access to Siri using just your voice. And up to three hours of talk time on a single charge. Currently on sale at both JB HI-FI and Target it's a win win!

Purchase from: JB HI-FI (AU) or Target (US)

9. Chance Basketball

Why we love it?

For your basketball-loving teen, this printed rubber basketball by Chance makes a major statement on the court or displayed in their room. Offers a cushioned feel and durability topped with a pebble pattern with deep channels for enhanced grip and precision. Butyl bladder locks in air for optimal pressure and maintains shape for just the right bounce. We love "Wild Child" but are also big fans of "Pascal" available from Target.

Designed for outdoor play.

Purchase from: Urban Outfitters or Dick Smith (AU)

10. Brumby State Books Stickerbomb Skate Studio

Why we love it?

This book of fully peelable stickers, compiled by the Stickerbomb team, brings together the best skateboard stickers - both classic and new - from the 1970s to today. From Jim Philip's legendary drawings for Santa Cruz, to the innovative, graphic-led creations from Girl and Alien Workshop, Stickerbomb Skate illustrates the central role that stickers have played in skate culture. Including five legendary skate brands - Alien Workshop, REAL, Toy Machine, Girl and Santa Cruz - and featuring interviews with key illustrators and artists; including Philips, Ed Templeton and Mike Hill; this is an indispensable collection for any skate obsessive.

Available instore at General Pants in their gift section (sold out online) which is where I purchased a copy from 🙂

Purchase from: Amazon

11. PlayStation®5

Why we love it?

With the PS5™ console upon us, it's a big-time for those who love video games. For Sony Playstation® fans, the PS5™ will offer a heap of technology that backs up Sony's next-gen claims and showcases the company’s desire to push the boundaries of gaming. This PlayStation® console puts you at the forefront of immersive gaming with powerful features that include lightning-fast speed, breathtaking graphics and encompassing 3D soundscapes.

Purchase from: Playstation

12. Calvin Klein CK ONE Eau De Toilette Spray 200ml

Why we love it?

CK ONE is an iconic fragrance that is unapologetically bold, yet exudes youthful, fresh simplicity. Celebrating individuality and unity, this fragrance evokes the excitement of limitless opportunity. CK ONE is a unisex fragrance rejecting traditional gender stereotypes and harmonizing feminine floral and masculine musk. It's as popular today as it was in the nineties!

Purchase from: Chemist Warehouse

13. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Hair Mist

Why we love it?

Affordable luxury, Chanel hair mists are the best under the radar beauty buy. A little spritz of this through the hair will leave your teen feeling as they've just walked out of a chic little Parisian hair salon! Chanel Chance hair mist is a floral-fruity fragrance of Grapefruit, Quince, Jasmine and White Musks. Another option is the classic Chanel N°5 Hair Mist available from David Jones, both hair mists are more subtle than their perfume versions.

Purchase from: Myer

14. Electronic Arcade Pinball Game

Why we love it?

Bring the thrills & excitement of the arcade home with the Electronic Arcade Pinball game! This battery-powered compact pinball game will test their timing and strategy while turning their space into their very own, personal arcade. There is no game more linked to the arcade than pinball, and this set offers all the fun in a compact set. While arcade soundtrack music plays in the background, the giant electronic scoreboard keeps track of points. This pinball machine has made no compromises on functions - the bumpers actually vibrate as the ball comes into contact with them, giving a true pinball sensation! Colorful LED lights on both sides of the machine light up as points are scored and reach certain milestones, and sound effects enhance the excitement.

Purchase from: Urban Outfitters  or Kmart (AU) or Target (US)

15. Puma Suede Classic

Why we love it?

The PUMA Suede Classic returns to the streets of today. Not having missed a beat since it's debut in 1968, the Suede features its durable namesake on the upper and iconic Formstripe. A padded, synthetic leather lining and heritage footbed apply comfort while a goldleaf callout on the quarter, as well as woven label tongue, round out this legendary B-Boy designate design.

Purchase from: Hype DC

16. Magic of I. Pocket Planner 2021 - White

Why we love it?

The 2021 Mini Astrological Pocket Planner is a powerful tool for creating magic and living in alignment with the cosmos. Not only is it a year, month and weekly planner, it is also a comprehensive guide to all of the moon movements, planetary placements and aspects of 2021 in entirety

This is the baby version of the full sized Astrological Planner. Half the size, twice as cute but just as powerful. Perfect for having access to the cosmos in your pocket while travelling or on the move. It fits perfectly in a handbag for stars at your fingertips wherever you go.

Features:

- Monthly Goals + Intentions

- Weekly Goals + Actionable Steps

- Menstrual cycle tracking with the moon

- Weekly 7 day planner

- General holiday dates

Purchase from: Odisya

17. Comme des Garçons Play X Converse side logo sneakers

Why we love it?

Comme des Garçons is a Japanese fashion company and label founded and headed by Rei Kawakubo in Tokyo and Paris. One of Converse's most highly anticipated collaborations, the Comme des Garçons X Converse collection once again pushes the boundaries of Avant-Garde styling. Featuring the quirky CDG heart-and-eyes logo, this must-have sneaker collection has become a cult classic for sneakerheads around the globe.

Purchase from: Farfetch

18. Casio Baby-G BA110 Series Watch (BA110TM-7A)

Why we love it?

BABY-G released new Decora style models based on Japanese kawaii culture. The base model is the popular mannish design dressed up in colours that recall the Decora fashion Harajuku street styles that got their start back in the late 1990s. Cool black and cute white basic colours combine with kitschy, girlish hues for the face and buttons that are inspired by Decora fashions. These models capture the essence of Japanese fashions that continue to influence cultures around the globe.

Purchase from: Stockists available on BABY-G

19. Teva Women's Original Universal Sandal

Why we love it?

From a Grand Canyon raft in 1984 to docks, stoops, and sidewalks around the world, one of Teva’s very first sandal stands as a testament to timeless comfort and utilitarian style. Made with EVA footbed for cushioning and simple hook-and-loop closures to get your fit right, Originals sandals are the easiest shoe to rock. Channel 90s nostalgia and fall back in love with a classic piece of footwear.

Purchase from: Platypus

20. Nude by Nature Bronze and Glow Makeup Kit

Why we love it?

Nude by Nature is committed to delivering natural, cruelty-free make-up, made with 100% natural ingredients and formulated without unnecessary chemicals, synthetic ingredients or preservatives often found in cosmetics. The amazing Bronze & Glow Makeup Kit, emulates a beautiful sun-kissed glow year-round, by adding warmth and glow with this full-size kit containing bronze and highlighting make-up products. This kit provides great value saving you over 48% off the RRP! If your teen is only just starting out to use make-up the Complexion Essentials Starter Kit is a great option.

Purchase from: Nude by Nature

21. Flo Active

Why we love it?

In super-soft jersey fabric, this crop tank with Disco print across the front is a great wardrobe addition for any active teen. This Summer essential tank features a raw edge finished hem with a striking feature print. The crop length tank is a great layering piece for any high-intensity workout session. Complete the look with a pair of high waisted leggings or shorts and a bra top.

Purchase from: Flo Active

Charmaine Chung
Charmaine Chung

Charmaine Chung is one half of the lady boss team behind Somewhere Between, a resource for super mamas everywhere raising kids in the feisty pre-teen and early teen years. Beginning her career in retail fashion, before moving onto the music industry, working for major record labels, Charmaine eventually moved from Sydney to Laos to follow her dreams of starting a family. Four kids and 14 years later, she’s back in Canberra where motherhood has won her over, leading her to develop Somewhere Between - for mums just like her - raising kids who are navigating that space between their childhood and teenage years.

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