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10 Gifts Your Teen Actually Wants

From Instagram-worthy treasures to cooking gadgets that'll shine in the dorm room, these gifts are perfect for any teen—or teen at heart!

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Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Water Bottle, Flex Cap - Multiple Sizes & Colorsvia amazon.com

Water Bottle

Give your teen a practical gift that they can personalize to their heart’s content. Available in a bunch of fun colors, this Hydro Flask bottle ($30) is the perfect vessel for stickers and other cute touches.

Purchase here.

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Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Redvia amazon.com

Mini Crock-Pot

Between after-school sports practices and long internship hours, your teen might not always have the chance to eat a hot meal. This mini Crock-Pot ($27) changes the game, making it easy to reheat leftovers, our favorite soup recipes and more.

Purchase here.

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Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speakervia amazon.com

Bluetooth Speaker


Your teen will love that he can play his favorite playlists from anywhere with this portable Bluetooth speaker ($30). The gadget’s slim design and exceptional sound makes it a fun yet practical gift option.

Purchase here.

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BEDSURE Sherpa Fleece Blanket Throw Size Navy Blue Plush Throw Blanket Fuzzy Soft Blanket Microfibervia amazon.com

Fleece Blanket


This super-soft blanket ($25) will come in handy during long study sessions as well as Netflix nights. Available in several colors and sizes, it’s the perfect gift for any personality.

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Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper, Borosilicate Glass, 3-in-1 Silicone Lid, Dishwasher Safe, BPA Free, 1.5 Quart Snack Size, Redvia amazon.com

Microwave Popcorn Popper

This product may look like a trendy mug, but it’s actually a personal popcorn maker ($15). Nifty, right? Simply fill it with kernels, top it with a pat of butter and pop it in the microwave. It’s especially useful for college students, just like these dorm room recipes.

Purchase here.

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Gray Felt Letter Board 10x10 Inches. Changeable Letter Boards Include 300 White Plastic Letters and Oak Frame.via amazon.com

Instagram-worthy Letter Board


What’s old is new again. This old-school letter board ($18) is just the place to showcase quotes, words of wisdom or ask mom what’s for dinner.

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Homemade Candy

Candy brings a smile, no matter how old you are. Looking to make your own? Try this Candy Bar Fudge recipe to start. It’s stacked with layers of chocolate, caramel and salted peanuts. Yummy!

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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Cameravia amazon.com

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Camera


Print photos in an instant with this pretty pastel camera ($54). Looking for a place to start? Capture memories of our most beautiful cakes.

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Moyel Taco Food Socks For Women, If You Can Read This Socks, Taco Giftsvia amazon.com

Hilarious Socks


The bottom of these socks ($7) say it all. Psst! Craving soft-shell tacos? Try the real deal.

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 HUNGER Green Flowers Make-Up Cosmetic Bag Carry Case, 14 Patternsvia amazon.com

Makeup Cosmetic Bag


Pack knickknacks and goodies in this cute floral zip-top bag ($8). That cluttered countertop will be a thing of the past!

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Nicole Doster
Nicole is a writer, editor and lover of Italian food. In her spare time, you’ll find her thumbing through vintage cookbooks or testing out recipes in her tiny kitchen.

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