Gift guides for your teen that they’ll actually like from a mom who buys them.

Here is our complete 2023 Gift Guide! I created these based on what we are actually getting for the twins and what I know the teens in my life want.

Explore the lists, find your present and delight that sometimes surely high school kid you adore this year.

Christmas gift guides for teens

How we do gifts with our teen is to focus on 5 major themes:

  • Something to wear
  • Something to read
  • Something they want
  • Something they need
  • And an experience

It has served us well over the years to find thoughtful and fun ways to fill those categories and make Christmas magical without going overboard.

Click on any of the images below to be taken to the gift guides that are focused on specific types of gifts from STEM, to white elephant ideas. From big meaningful presents, to small stocking stuffers – I’m sure you’ll find something that will make them smile on Christmas morning.

STEM Science Christmas gifts for teens

Christmas gifts for teen girls

Christmas gift ideas for teen boys

Hilarious White elephant gift ideas for high school parties

Stocking stuffers for teen girls

Stocking stuffer ideas for teen boys

Stocking stuffers for teen boys

Experience gifts for teens

Adventure high school gift guide

What to get for Christmas for an autistic teen?

DIY gift ideas to personalize gifts for teenagers

Age by age small present ideas

And even though these are often smaller gifts I don’t want to leave out our teen Advent calendar ideas as they often involve a little something!

Advent Calendar Ideas for Teens

Happy gifting! Follow along with me on Pinterest where I’m sharing daily gift ideas all month long.