2022 Gifts for Future Voters (AKA Teens)

November 17, 2020 (updated February 9, 2023) — Written by

When it comes to gifts for teens, it feels like the trends shift FAST. What’s cool one day is totally out the next, and suddenly, they’re left with piles of stuff they don’t want or need. So, we’re tackling what can feel impossible: gifts that they’ll actually want to use for longer than a few weeks. Keep scrolling for fresh, eco-friendly and practical ideas for all budgets.

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By: Lisa Fennessy

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Sustainable Gifts Under $50 for Teens

A collection of 15 products under $50 that are organic and good picks as gifts for teens.
  1. Keepster Personalized Message Books ($12.99 +). 
  2. Olive & June Nail Pens ($48).
  3. Rael Miracle Patch ($12).
  4. ILIA Liquid Powder Eyeshadow (in Matte Shades) ($28). 
  5. Kinfield Winter Hydration Kit ($35). 
  6. Monstera SunCatcher Sticker ($10)
  7. Youth Floria Color Changing Blush Oil ($36). 
  8. Eco Tools Fresh Face 5 Piece Brush Kit ($9.99). 
  9. Kitsch Cotton Adjustable Headband Set ($12). 
  10. One Love Organics Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque ($49).
  11. Fitglow Vegan Good Lash+ Mascara (in Brown or Navy) ($38). Use code NEWKNEW20 to save 20%!
  12. tentree Ember PJ Pant ($48). 
  13. Indie Lee Clarity Kit ($29). Discontinued but you can sub with Indie Lee Blemish Beaters, for $89, includes Banish Stick, Banish Solution, and Clearing Mask.
  14. Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Eyeliner (in Purple Amethyst) ($16).
  15. Olive & June Mani Magic Mini Set – 5pc ($20).

Sustainable Gifts Over $50 for Teens

A collection of 15 organic items that would be great gifts for teens as part of the Gift Guide.
  1. Patagonia Jackson Glacier Down Parka ($499).
  2. Luminance Red Acne Device ($349).
  3. The Scholomance Trio of A Deadly Education, The Last Graduate and The Golden Enclaves ($50+ for the trio).
  4. Kane Revive Shoes ($85).
  5. Erin’s Faces Fruit Smoothie Lip Gloss Set – Radiance ($65). Use code TNKHOLIDAY for 10% off at Erin’s Faces.
  6. Summersalt The Cloud 9 Silky Set Pajamas ($95). 
  7. Petit Vour Beauty Box ($216 for 12 months).
  8. Owlcrate ($104.97 for 3 months). 
  9. Patagonia Line Logo Ridge Stripe Uprisal Sweatpants ($89). 
  10. Solar Speaker, Portable Wireless Bluetooth Bamboo Speaker & Phone Charger by REVEAL – Eco-Friendly Bamboo Wood Design ($89.99). 
  11. Terra Thread Earth Backpack ($69.95).
  12. Quince Flowknit Ultra Soft Performance Jogger ($39.90) + Pullover Hoodie ($34.90).
  13. Cozy Organic Cotton Throw Blanket ($248). 
  14. Universal Yums Yum Box ($180/year).
  15. Patagonia Mahnya Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt ($99).

TNK Top Pick

What will your teen love?

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By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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