Sometimes, the littlest presents can get the biggest reactions.
When it comes to buying stocking stuffers for teens, whether it’s a gift for teen boys or teen girls, you can easily get swept up in the idea that you have to spend a lot of money to impress them. Gone are the toddler stocking stuffer days, when you could hand them a cheapo stuffed animal and watch them play with it (and the wrapping paper it came in) with a big smile. Now that they’re older, your kids want bigger, shinier more connected toys — and, more often than not, those come with a hefty price tag.
But we reject the notion that you have to shell out the big bucks to get a smile out of a teenager. In fact, if you think creatively enough, sometimes the least expensive gifts can be the most satisfying. See below for our favorite stocking stuffers for teens. Whether they’re into beauty, electronics, fashion or pop culture, we have just a little something for every teen on your list. There are plenty of techy gear, of course, but there are board games, DIY kits and some useful items, too. And best of all, none of it costs more than $20 (and a lot of these gifts cost less than $10). And hey, at that price, we wouldn’t blame you if a few of these made their way into your own stocking.