While – of course! – we think Equipp makes the best gifts for teenagers, we like to do the occasional round-up of other brilliant birthday gifts for teens, just to make your life that little bit easier. As usual, these are recommended by the teens and young people we work with.
We’ve highlighted the gifts created and sold by small businesses. If you buy one of these, not only are are you giving something that’s a bit more unusual, but you’re supporting independent creators too. Win, win!
Brilliant birthday gifts for teens
- Even if you’re a horoscope sceptic, who could resist one of these fabulous Birthdate Candles? To quote the Birthdate Co, “We combined astrology, numerology, and tarot to create 365 beautiful candles — one for every birthdate. Your Birthdate Candle will unlock the secrets of your personality, and has a fragrance carefully designed to enliven your spirit.” Definitely something that little bit different. Currently on sale at £32.00.
Sea glass bracelet
- We love everything about SeaGlassandSilver’s Etsy shop – the ethos, the sustainable methods, the messages behind the products and of course the gorgeous jewellery itself. Absolutely ideal for teens. This sea glass friendship bracelet is £8.95. **small business superstar**
- This officially licensed The Mandalorian merch is widely available (we found it on Menkind and Amazon as well as a number of other sites, so shop around for the best price). If you’re buying for a Mandalorian fan, we know this will be a huge success!
- You know how obsessed teens get with a particular song? If you think it will be a life-long love affair, then look no further for the perfect gift – a personalised soundwave print from Mix Pixie. They look great and are brilliant to mark a moment in time. You can choose both the song and the text, and prices start at £8 for an option you can download and print at home.**small business superstar**
- It’s hard to believe these burgers are made from chocolate! Ideal as a fun treat for a foodie teen with a sweet tooth. Sold on Etsy by LindyPopChocs for £24.95. **small business superstar**
Be Happy Message Beans
- Perfect as a fun little extra, these ‘Be Happy’ Message Beans are available from a range of sellers. We found them on Gift Republic’s Notonthehighstreet store, for £7.99. Cute and quirky, the laster etched beans come in a kit with a wooden cube filled with soil for easy planting. A wonderful way to lift teenage spirits!
Mirrored digital alarm clock
- It’s fair to say we’re not the biggest fans of Amazon and its competitors, but sometimes you just know a gadget will work. Our teens chose this Digital Alarm Clock, which combines a mirror (ideal for make up), a clock, an alarm clock and a USB charging port. Teen heaven and with a modern look to suit most teen rooms too. £18.99
Magic stitch kit
- A brilliant way for creative teens to customise and up-cycle their clothes and trainers. The hand embroidery kit has all they need to make their favourites totally unique. £20.00 from Petra Boase.
Behaviour Change Cornwall
- We just LOVE this business, which creates ocean-positive products to support their mission to improve Cornwall’s wild coast. Their recover ghost fishing nets (which otherwise would ‘haunt’ the ocean for 10,000 years) and and recycle them into ghost fishing net bracelets, that are ideal for both boys and girls. **small business superstar**
- Most teens can’t get enough of sweet treats and, if you’re giving money, something yummy (that fits through the letterbox with a birthday card) is a brilliant token gift to mark the occasion with more than just a bank transfer. Holly’s Lollies have a wide range of letterbox friendly grown-up confectionery, including this Tutti Frutti Giant Lollipop at £2.95. **small business superstar**
Star light projector
- Another product easily found in the online superstores is the BlissLights Sky Lite star projector (if you ask your teens, they’ll probably have seen it on TikTok!). We totally get why this has proved so popular, especially with teenagers loving their own space.
Rolled ice cream maker
- If you’re buying a birthday gift for a teen who likes to cook, we’ve had lots of votes for a Rolled Ice Cream Maker. Readily available, for example from Menkind for £30.00. It’s a great idea for anyone keen to experiment and have fun in the kitchen. Super easy to use – that’s dessert for the family sorted!
Gift set for teen boys
- Finally, we simply had to include one of our best-selling gifts! Our gift sets are specifically designed for teenagers and have been a runaway hit, especially our sets for boys. You can find them all in our Happy Gifts Collection; the set pictured below is our luxury Gift Set for Teen Boys, which is £30.00.
We hope our list of brilliant birthday gifts for teens has provided you with plenty of inspiration. If you’ve got a great gift idea for teenagers, please do leave a comment below.
Louise & Anna x
A little bit about Equipp
We’re Louise & Anna, mum to 5 teens and young adults. We set up Equipp to help spread happiness and positivity amongst today’s amazing young people. We believe it’s vital that every teenager is given confidence to believe in themselves. Telling them how wonderful they are and putting a daily smile on their faces via the cards and gifts they receive from Equipp is integral to everything we design and produce. Have a browse around our collections of birthday and teenage milestone gifts and please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like any recommendation.
We love to celebrate teenagers in every way, and are building a community of parents who feel the same. We hope you enjoy reading our blog posts and we’d love it if you came and joined us on Instagram or Facebook to chat about parenting teens.
Oh, and we’re raising money for a fantastic teenage suicide prevention charity, Hector’s House, with a donation from every purchase from Equipp.