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15 Christmas Gifts Your Teen Will Actually Use

Even if you don't understand all of the latest trends, these Christmas gifts for teens are sure to make them smile.

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Herschel Supply Co. Duffel Bagvia herschel.com

Herschel Supply Co. Duffle Bag

Send your teen off to their friends’ house or on an overnight college visit in style. This duffle bag from Herschel Supply Co. is sleek, well-designed and built to last.

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Hydro Flask Water Bottle - Stainless Steel & Vacuum Insulated - Wide Mouth with Leak Proof Flex Cap - 32 oz, Whitevia amazon.com

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Equal parts trendy and practical, a Hydro Flask water bottle teaches your teen the importance of hydration. Just don’t be surprised when they cover it in stickers!

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Stuffed Waffle Ironvia wonderffle.com

Stuffed Waffle Iron

Insta-worthy brunch? Coming right up! This amazing stuffed waffle iron makes it easy to take your breakfast to another level. Simply fill with waffle batter, add your favorite fillings, top with more batter—then get ready to dig in!

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Custom Dog Pillowvia allaboutvibe.com

Personalized Pet Pillow

Whether your teen admits it or not, leaving home for the first time can be scary. Help them bring along a familiar face with personalized pet pillows. They’re almost as comforting as hugging the real deal.

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Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Beats Club Collection – Club Navyvia amazon.com

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

Whether your teen’s riding the school bus or taking their first solo trip, a pair of wireless headphones will come in handy. This pair from the Beats Club Collection lets them listen for up to 40 hours.

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Enamel Pin Advent Calendarvia merimeri.com

Enamel Pin Advent Calendar

If your young teen has outgrown chocolate advent calendars but still wants something special, try this adorable pin countdown. It features 24 enamel pins perfect for decorating backpacks or jean jackets.

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Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Timer, Silver (25490A)via amazon.com

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Your teen might actually eat breakfast if a tasty sandwich is on the menu. This handy maker from Hamilton Beach makes a copycat version of their favorite drive-thru fare in just 5 minutes.

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AVOCADO BAMBOO BLEND MEN'S CREW SOCKSvia memoi.com

Avocado Socks

Novelty socks never go out of style. And this fun avocado print from MeMoi is guac-ing awesome. You can also pick up pizza, coffee and doughnut or sriracha socks.

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Vegan Matcha Oatvia vestachocolate.com

Vegan Chocolates

If your teen has decided to try a plant-based diet, show your support with a sweet, vegan treat. Vesta Chocolate has plenty of goodies to choose from, including a matcha oat bar and a vegan version of Nutella. Sweet!

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Weighted Throw Blanketvia target.com

Weighted Throw Blanket

If your teen has anxiety or trouble sleeping, a weighted blanket can help put their mind at ease. This throw from Target packs on 12 pounds of calming pressure.

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Moose Munch® Premium Popcorn Holiday Tinvia harryanddavid.com

Harry & David Moose Munch

Help your teen get into the holiday spirit with a tin full of Harry & David’s Moose Munch. They’ll get four seasonal flavors to enjoy, including peppermint, salted caramel, churro and holiday. Or try making your favorite holiday snack at home.

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World Map Laundry Bagvia worldmarket.com

World Map Laundry Bag

Whether your teen is away at college or has a mountain of clothes in their room at home, a laundry bag is a practical stocking stuffer. And this fun version features a world map print! (And make sure your teen knows how to do their own laundry, too.)

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Original Fun Factory Indoor Snowballs 20-Piecevia kohls.com

Indoor Snowballs

Your teen might roll their eyes at the idea of a snowball fight. But once the fun gets started with this indoor set, they’ll be eager to get in on the action. Top off the night with a warm cup of cocoa.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 (Ice Blue) Instant Camera with Mini Film Twin Packvia amazon.com

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera

Retro tech is having a resurgence—and this instant camera is no exception. Your teen will love taking photos of their friends that print on the spot.

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Cake Decorating Kitvia amazon.com

Cake Decorating Kit

This kit has everything your budding baker needs to whip up a tasty masterpiece. It includes icing tips, piping bags, scribing tools and more.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.
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