Tough-to-buy-for teen on your list? Our Gift Ideas for Teenagers 2023 will take away your Christmas shopping stress!

Jolly Festive 2023 Gift Guide For Teens

As opinionated as teenagers are, they can be a little hard to read at times! Plus, what they think is ‘cool’ today, is completely ‘off trend’ tomorrow making gift buying a virtually impossible task!

But don’t panic. Our 2023 gift ideas for teenagers are sure to include at least one item that will satisfy even the pickiest of tastes. From fun gadgets and bedroom décor, through to me-time and self-expression we are sure you’ll find something your teen will love!

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Printed Weird Retro DISCO Motel Mirror Sign

Disco Motel Sign Mirror

Isn’t this just the best backpack slogan ever?! This mini kids design from Yvonne Ellen is a guaranteed smile-maker.

Printed Weird Disco Motel Sign Mirror Hoodie Blanket

Hoodie Blanket

Keep your teen warm this winter with this on-trend mushroom design hoodie blanket. Hoodie Blanket

Electronic Arcade Basketball Game

Electronic Arcade Basketball Game

One of the most popular gifts in Hannah’s house last year, your teen can take on the family with this basketball mini arcade game. Surprisingly good quality with an automated scoreboard, it’s bound to be a popular activity.

Electronic Arcade Basketball Game

SUCK UK Laundry Bag Punchbag

Laundry Punch Bag

This one never gets old. Try and persuade the dirty laundry into the basket with a little stress relief encouragement!

SUCK UK Laundry Punch Bag

JOBY GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit

Mobile Vlogging Kit

Got a vlogger in the house? This mobile phone stand / light / microphone combo will be right up their street. Joby’s the brand we use and the flexible tripod is endlessly helpful!

Joby GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit

Remerry 4 Pcs Nylon Cosmetic Bag Chenille Letter Cosmetic Pouch

Preppy Cosmetics Bags

Save your teen from hours of searching for that mascara at the bottom of the bag and give them these on-trend preppy cosmetic case sets to organise their toiletries on the go.

Remerry Preppy Cosmetics Bags

Martha Brook Personalised Vegan Leather Notebook

'Good Things Are Coming' Notebook

Martha Brook always hits the mark, and this vegan-leather embossed notebook is no exception. Journalling, list making, doodling or writing their novel … there’s always going to be a need for a notebook in your teen’s life.

Martha Brook Vegan-Leather Notebook

Gingko Lemelia Night Light

Bedside Table Light

Bringing their usual elegance, these rechargeable night lights from Gingko can spread a warm white light or rotate through seven other tones to suit your teen’s mood. Made from sustainable wood and smooth solid glass, they are a quality piece of kit that will look gorgeous on any desk or bedside table.

Gingko Bedside Table Light

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Small Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Speaker

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 is the latest evolution of this ever popular Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker. Packing a punch in the sound department, with a special outdoors boost button, it’s sure to be a gift winner.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Small Portable Speaker

Popcorn Shed Make At Home Movie Night Popcorn Toppings Kit

Make At Home Movie Night Popcorn Toppings Kit

Elevate movie nights in with this fun popcorn toppings kit from Popcorn Shed. Pop that corn and then your teen and their friends can get to work creating their own salty-sweet combination.

Popcorn Shed Make At Home Movie Night Popcorn Toppings Kit

instax mini 12 camera

Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera

It’s back to old school with this Polaroid-style instant print camera. Perfect for capturing those selfie moments and getting them on the wall.

Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera

Roka London Finchley Backpack


Ticking all the eco-credentials, these Roka London backpacks are sturdy, striking and come in a huge range of colours. Perfect for students armed with laptops and books!

Roka London Backpack

Not A Jewellery Box Silver Animal Ring Dish

Animal Ring Dish

Keep rings safe whilst they’re not being worn with these gorgeous on-trend animal ring dishes. Perfect for the night stand!

Not A Jewellery Box Animal Ring Dish

Big Potato Games Chicken vs Hotdog

Chicken vs Hotdog Game

Completely ridiculous and utterly hilarious, race as teams to see who has the best “bottle flipping” skills. An ideal Twixmas game, party fun and of course practice in idle moments.

Big Potato Games Chicken vs Hotdog

Boxer Games Phone Escape Room

Phone Escape Room

Not sure if this is more a gift for them or entertainment for you but it’s sure to keep your teen busy on Christmas morning. Lock their phone inside and see how long it takes to release the shackles! This is certainly a gift with a twist but it could a hilarious way to start the day for the right teen, or a fabulously fun way to gift a new phone! (Requires a little time to set up but it’s worth it – wine escape box available too if you daren’t risk the teen’s phone but can think of an 18+ who might enjoy releasing the booze…!)

Boxer Games Phone Escape Room

Type on Top Let Me Go Back To Bed T-Shirt

'Let me go back to bed' t-shirt

Soft and subtly printed, this brilliant t-shirt (or pyjama top!) from Type On Top is bang on the money and sure to strike a chord with any sleep-loving teen!  

Type On Top T-Shirt

What other gift ideas for teenagers have you got up your sleeve?  Do let us know in the comments below!  What else would you like to see on our guide?

Looking for more Christmas inspiration?

And be sure to check out our gift guides for everyone on your list – we’ve got inspiration for everyone from the littlies to the teens, cooks to the athletes, Mum friends, pet lovers, and so much more.

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