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12 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 nordstrom.com

Herschel Supply Co. Duffel Bag

Send your teen off to their friends’ house or on an overnight college visit in style. This duffle bag ($85) 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 ($40) teaches your teen the importance of hydration. Just don’t be surprised when they cover it in stickers!

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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 ($200) lets them listen for up to 40 hours.

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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 ($40) 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 ($9) from MeMoi is guac-ing awesome. You can also pick up pizza, coffee and doughnut or sriracha socks.

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Weighted Throw Blanketvia target.com

Weighted Throw Blanket

If your teen has anxiety or trouble sleeping, a weighted blanket ($49) can help put their mind at ease. This throw from Target packs on 12 pounds of calming pressure.

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Taco Truck Lunch Totevia alwaysfits.com

Taco Truck Lunch Tote


Give your teen a fun place to stash their school lunch. (Or their favorite taco recipes.) This insulated tote ($24) is shaped like a taco truck. Order up!

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Harry & David Moose Munchvia harryanddavid.com

Harry & David Moose Munch


Help your teen get into the holiday spirit with a tin full of Harry & David’s Moose Munch ($45). They’ll get four seasonal flavors to enjoy, including chocolate peppermint, pumpkin spice latte, chocolate butter pecan and chocolate 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 ($6) 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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Bucket of Snowballsvia papersource.com

Bucket of Snowballs

Your teen might roll their eyes at the idea of a snowball fight. But once the fun gets started with this indoor set ($20), 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 ($67) 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 ($20) 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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