2023 Gifts For AKA Future Voters, AKA the People You Ask What “Rizz” Means AKA Teens

November 17, 2020 (updated January 4, 2024) — 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.

A teen walking on rocks in the water.

By: Lisa Fennessy

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Sustainable gifts $50 and under for teens

A collection of products for teens under $50.
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kitsch heatless curls

1. Kitsch Heatless Hair Curler ($15.98)

stick earrings from Able.

2. Able Stick Earrings ($38)

Fitglow mini lip serum collection.

3. Fitglow Mini Lip Serum Collection ($38)

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A trio of hair clips

4. Nat & Noor Flora Clips ($18)

A hat from c.c.

5. CC Beanie ($14)

19/99 mini precision pencil kit

6. 19/99 Mini Precision Pencil Trio ($32)

A portable speaker

7. Tribit Bluetooth Speaker ($49.99)

A trio of products from GRYT.

8. GRYT The Gryt Kit ($48)

A brightly colored accessory bag.

9. Cotopaxi Nido Accessory Bag ($40) 

Tower 28 makeup.

10. Tower 28 It's a Mauve-ment Lip + Cheek Duo ($27)

A collection of chocolates.

11. TCHO Chocolate Origins and Pairings Gift Box ($35.99)

A travel perfume.

12. Moodeaux PunkStar SuperCharged SkinScent Travel Pen ($32)

A collection of paint by number supplies.

13. Pink Picasso Find Your Balance ($38)

A scrap scrunchie

14. Nube USA Scrap Scrunchie ($9)

nail art stickers

15. Olive & June Nail Stickers ($7.50)

The board game Telestrations

16. Telestrations ($31.99)


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Sustainable gifts over $50 for teens

1. Mate the Label Organic Fleece Embroidered Oversized Sweatshirt in Croissant ($138)

2. Lala & Elm Limited Edition Advent Box ($289)

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A bottle of perfume.

3. Henry Rose Jake’s House Eau De Parfum  ($120)

A blue electric toothbrush.

4. Suri Sustainable Electric Toothbrush ($92)

5. The Bookdrop Subscription (3 month subscription for $58)

A pair of sunglasses

6. Sunski Avila Olive Forest ($68) 

Kosas makeup prep set with bag.

7. Kosas Dream Makeup Prep Set ($60)

Shark FlexStyle hair styler

8. Shark FlexStyle ($299.99)

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A pair of pjs on a woman.

9. PrintFresh Bagheera Long Sleep Set ($158)

10. Catbird Baby Pearl Hoops ($176)

11. Nube USA Checkered Mini & Checkered Bike Shorts (Nettle) ($95+$55) 

A black long puffer

12. Girlfriend Collective Long Recycled Puffer $298

13. Pela Phone Case $59.95

A homemade healthy frozen smoothie maker.

14. Yonanas 902 Classic Vegan, Dairy-Free Frozen Fruit Soft Serve Maker ($38.70)

15. Flamingos Classic 70s Sneakers ($165)


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What will your teen love?

xo, lisa in cursive

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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