A Teenager’s Guide to Gifts

Don’t have any gift ideas for the holidays? The Lance has you covered!


Olivia Klein

101 gift ideas for you or someone else this Christmas or Hanukkah!

The holiday season is upon us! Giving and receiving gifts can be just the pick-me-up we all need in a time like this, but with the pandemic making in-person shopping inaccessible, many of us are resorting to the convenience and safety of online shopping. However, it is crucial to get your holiday shopping done sooner rather than later to ensure that your gift arrives on time.  With the spirit of giving spreading quickly, here is a list of 101 present ideas to give to a loved one, or maybe put on your own wishlist! From pajamas to a single-serve blender, these are items you never thought of, but need to buy.

Gift Cards

1. Visa

2. Clothing stores (PacSun, Hollister, Nordstrom, Lululemon, Urban Outfitters)

3. Makeup stores (Sephora, Ulta, Glossier)

4. Amazon

5. Target

6. Gaming/electronics store (GameStop, Best Buy, Apple)

7. Home stores (Dormify, Homegoods, PBteen)

8. Food (DoorDash, Chipotle, Starbucks, Dunkin’)

Perfect for that one friend who returns every gift they get! (Siena Griffin)

Clothes & Shoes

9. Sweatshirts

10. Your favorite influencers’ merch

11. Pajamas (womens, mens, matching family set)

12. Uggs

13. A new pair of sneakers (Jordans, Air Forces, Yeezys, Converse, Supergas)

Even if the only walking you’re doing is to and from the fridge… (Olivia Klein)


14. Jewelry (Tiffany, Kay, Mejuri, Baublebar)

15. Sunglasses 

16. A new phone case (Wallflower, CASETiFY, Redbubble)

17. A PopSocket

18. A wallet (Coach, Macy’s, Target, Princess Polly)

19. A purse (Motel Rocks, DSW, 6pm, Princess Polly, The Real Real)

20. A backpack (Fjallraven, Michael Kors, Herschel)

21. Trendy masks (Tory Burch, Brian Lichtenberg)

Spice up your jewelry box (Siena Griffin)


22. LED lights or fairy lights

23. Star projector 

24. Cool and trendy posters or wall art (Dormify, Posterfi)

25. Fake plants (succulents, vines)

26. Throw pillows

Decorate your space or a friend’s since you never leave your room anyway. (Olivia Klein)


27. Blankets (burrito blanket, mermaid blanket, throw blankets, chunky knit blanket)

28. A COMFY 

29. Slippers 

30. A robe (Victoria’s secret, Ugg, Macys)

31. A backrest pillow

32. Candles 

Mmmm, marshmallow… (Siena Griffin)


33. Painting kit (beginner, advanced)

34. A skateboard 

35. Books

36. Nail acrylic dip set

37. A puzzle (300 piece, 500 piece, 1000 piece)

38. A child or adult coloring book

39. A tie dye kit

Excuse the mess. (Siena Griffin)

Beauty & Self-care

40. Face masks

41. Face moisturizers 

42. A new face wash

43. Skin serums 

44. Skin care set

45. A foot spa

46. Lush bath bombs or bubble bars

47. A luxury perfume or cologne

48. A shaving kit

49. Shower steamers

50. A Theragun mini

51. A curling iron

52. A straightening iron

53. A hair dryer

54. A hair mask

Everyone could use a relaxing at-home spa day after this stressful year. (Olivia Klein)


55. A cooking set

56. An airfryer

57. A single-serve blender

58. A coffee maker

A new coffeemaker will help your family stay awake while working from home or learning online. (Olivia Klein)


59. A snack or candy assortment

60. Make your own hot sauce kit

61. An Edible Arrangements assortment

62. Indoor smores firepit 

63. A bubble tea kit

64. Make your own fortune cookie kit



65. A bluetooth speaker (JBL, Sony, Beats)

66. A record player

67. Wireless earbuds (AirPods, AirPods Pro, Powerbeats Pro, Echo Buds)

68. Headphones (Beats Solo Pro, Beats Studio3)

69. An instrument (guitar, keyboard, ukulele, flute, drums)

70. A Spotify or Apple Music subscription

Spotify or Apple Music? Choose wisely—that question can destroy a friendship. (Siena Griffin)


71. An Apple smart battery case 

72. Wireless iPhone charger

73. Elago charging hub

74. A Fitbit

75. An Apple Watch

76. An Amazon Echo or Alexa

77. The new iPhone 12

78. Kindle 

79. A Hoverboard or electric scooter

80. Wireless bluetooth karaoke microphone 

81. A drone

82. Nintendo switch 

83. Xbox series X console

84. Virtual reality headset

Getting an Apple Watch this holiday season might even motivate you to get out of bed! (Just kidding.) (Olivia Klein)


85. A polaroid camera

86. FujiFilm polaroid camera bundle

87. Disposable camera

88. A waterproof digital camera

89. iPhone camera lenses

90. A cool picture frame 

91. A wireless photo printer

92. A GoPro

So your friends can snap some photos of your Zoom hangouts. (Olivia Klein)


93. A player’s jersey

94. A signed shirt or picture


95. Hydro Flask

96. A planner

97. Long distance touch bracelet

98. An essential oil diffuser

99. AncestryDNA Kit

100. A UV sanitizing wireless charging station

101. A ton of stickers! (RedBubble, Amazon)

Limit your Redbubble browsing or soon enough, there will be stickers on everything you own. (Siena Griffin)