The Ultimate Teen Edit Gift Guide

To put it plain and simple: 2020 has been hell on earth for everyone. But to wind up the year on a great note and start the new year (it’s insane to even think that 2021 is already here) with joy, gifting season is here! While this year might have passed by incredibly slow for a couple of months, some months felt like they didn’t happen at all.

This list is the Ultimate Teen Edit Gift Guide and we mean it. This gift guide will give you options for every type of friend, your family, yourself, basically everyone on your list. It’s widely inclusive, includes a tonne of options for all types of gifts. This can even be used for birthdays and other important occasions because there are so many options!


Gifting beauty items can be a risky thing to do because of people’s personal choices, skin and hair types, shades, etc., there are a few basic items that everyone needs in their collection. These gifts are perfect for well, gifting because their packaging is so cute and items can be used irrespective of personal choice. Whether it’s a set of the finest vegan makeup brand’s essentials or a hair styler that has gotten everyone talking, these items are cult favourite beauty products which are super hot right now.

Milk Makeup – Here For The Party Mini Face Set $27; Ariana Grande R.E.M. Eau de Parfum $54; Nail Inc. – Super Sexy Strong Nail Duo $15; Revlon – One Step Dryer & Volumizer $93; Bath & Body Works – A Thousand Christmas Wishes Body Lotion $13.50; Body Cream $14.50; E.LF. Cosmetics – Bite Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette $3.


This year a lot of us have been addicted to our screens and some people have even developed a fetish for all sorts of entertainment that can be done at home like puzzles and board games. Plus, in quarantine, while being confined to the four corners of our homes, a lot of us resorted to various forms of entertainment that eventually became addictive and was a getaway to keep ourselves sane. If you’re that kind of person who enjoys or know somebody who is, this is the perfect list to keep them entertained.

Gray Malin 2-Sided Jigsaw Puzzle $24; Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set $36; Barnes & Noble Custom Amount Gift Card $10-$350; Minority Skateboard $80; Fujifilm Instax 11 Instant Camera $60; MoMA Design Store – Keith Haring Dominoes $35.


With nothing to be done at home, in 2020, nearly everybody started cleaning and decorating their homes. Literally, in quarantine, all everyone did was remove, replace or revamp their cupboards, sofas, tables, shelves, closets, literally all the big things at home.

However, not a lot of attention was paid to the little details. While you might have dusted and vacuum cleaned every nook and corner of your house, there’s always room for small, cute decor pieces that will look super chic in any kind of house. Simple decor in some parts of your home can really add depth to your already beautiful house, take our word for it!

Urban Outfitters – Ivy Vine String Lights $16; Dormify – Woven Bins, Set of 2 $14; Love Neon Sign $13; Urban Outfitters – Ansel Table Lamp $89; Uncommon Goods – Astrological Candles $28; Dormify – Rainbow Hanging Accessory Organiser $14; IKEA – Artificial Set of 3 GreenPotted Plant $5


Whether it’s a pair of Crocs (which are super hot right now) or some classic gold hoops, accessories are the perfect gift option for any kind of person and for any kind of occasion. You know the person you’re gifting best; if they’re always talking about being on their phones, phone cases are a great option, if they are an avid user of sunglasses, a gift card would be perfect so that they can pick their own items or if they love lounging around in sweats, maybe it’s time to level up that comfort with some tie-dyed socks. Whatever type of person, these accessories can be gifted to anybody!

Crocs – Classic Clog $45; H&M- Wide Black/Crocodile-Patterned Belt $15; Urban Outfitters – Hollow Hoop Earring Set $20; Pretty Little Thing – Black Pu Ring Detail Sadie Shoulder Bag $9; Urban Outfitters – Silicone Apple Watch Strap $18; Wildflower Cases – Lavender Flames Case $37; Urban Outfitters – Anya Chain Layer Necklace $20; Crap Eyewear – Gift Card Customised Amount; 6-Pack Tie-Dye Low Cut Socks $13.45.


2020 has kept us hooked onto technology and the various things it has to offer. While the only way we could keep connected with friends and family was through tech itself, it also allowed us to open multiple doors to various forms of entertainment and activities and opened the door to the clear fact that technology has come and it’s here to stay.

You could be gifting a disposable film camera for some aesthetic snapshots of the part of your life where you were most secluded or buy a kindle for the people who are avid readers. You can even gift a heart shaped ring light for better photos indoors or a simple gift card from the most famous technology brand in the world.

Urban Outfitters- Brilliant Ideas Heart-Shaped Vlogging Ring Light $28; Urban Outfitters – Disposable Camera $15; Apple – AirPods $199; Philips Wireless Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker $17; Amazon – Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite $130; Apple – Customised Amount Gift Card; Amazon – Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Alexa $30.


For a lot of people, 2020 was the year in which they made fitness a priority, with nothing else to do. Whether it was making sure they did their daily running or levelling up their workout intensity, everyone made sure that they were keeping their heart pumping and body healthy. Working out has become utmost priority and online shopping is the only mode of shopping that it currently done, finding workout gear is not all that hard.

Whether it’s a set of 3 resistance bands, which will maximise the burn or the classic jump rope, there’s never a lack of equipment to give fit people. With gyms opening up, a duffel bag is a great option. Even the trending New Balance Sneakers can be added to their workout collection.

Free People – Bala Bangles 1/2 lb Weights $40; Puma Evercat Candidate Duffel $27; Fabric Resistance Bands Set of 3 $25; New Balance – 990v5 $175; Ab Roller for Abs Workout $18; Jump Rope $9


Being a student in an empty room in front of a computer the entire day was most definitely not an easy task, especially because sitting at home, there were so many distractions and it was difficult to just sit in one place and study in general. To reward your hard work and dedication and get ready for the new study year, when hopefully things will go back to normal, you can get some of these school supplies to start off the new year on a great note.

Office Desk Organiser With 6 Compartments $19; Jansport – SuperBreak Plus $40; Target – File Folders Pastel Ombre $4.30; Staples Stickies Assorted Colours Pop-Up Notes $6.18; Colourful Standard Sized Clipboard $10; 72 Pieces Paper, Binder Clips $7; Extra Precision Mechanical Pencil $5.70; Productivity Planner $26.


This is the last, but most definitely not the least. To reward the work you’ve put in this year, it’s best if you take some time off or if your position doesn’t allow that, then try to take out some time for yourself daily. Enjoy it with the people you love and even buy yourself some gifts. While this totally depends from person to person, here’s some things you can’t get yourself (or anyone else) because to put it plainly: you deserve this.

Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool For Facial Sculpting $14; Urban Outfitters- Gourmand Eau de Parfum Fragrance $18; Bath & Body Works – Winter 3-Wick Candle $16; OUAI Leave In Conditioner $26; Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez – Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream (Inspire) $20; A5 Golden & White Marble Spiral Notebook $10.

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