frugal gift ideas for tweens & teens

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Frugal Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens

Shopping for a tween or teen can have its challenges. After all, they’re not usually into toys anymore, and toys are so easy to buy!

Gift cards are great, but they’re also pretty boring to give. Why not show your tween or teen how amazing you are at gift giving with the help of these frugal gift ideas! You are sure to find some thought provoking ideas that don’t all center around technology.

Take a look at these Frugal Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens:

Gifts under $5

Gifts under $5 for Tweens and Teens

Hand Warmers – Cold hands are the worst!

eos Lip Balm – Lip Balm, but a bit more fancy.

Dehydrated Marshmallows for Hot Chocolate – What a delicious stocking stuffer!

Lip Smackers – A fun new lip balm is, well, fun!

Mud Masks – These types of masks are a huge hit with my 11 year old.

Eyeshadow – A new eyeshadow is always a good idea.

Gum – I really like PUR Gum because it uses xylitol to sweeten it. My dentist said that xylitol can help in preventing cavities! Lots of different flavors too.

Sketchbook – For the one who loves to doodle or wants to refine their skills.

Crystal Snowflake Necklace – Cute and you won’t believe the price!

Travel Size Shaving Cream – Perfect stocking stuffer for the teen on the go.

Bookmark – Perfect for the teen who loves coffee and a good book.

Gifts under $10

Gift ideas under $10 for tweens and teens

Mad Libs – I think this would be a fun stocking stuffer for the tweens! Christmas edition to feel more festive.

Uno – When I was a teen, we had so much fun playing Uno as a big group of friends.

Scalp Massager – A great way to deep clean the scalp and keep hair healthy.

Heatless Hair Curler – Easy peasy curls!

Hair Ties – This is a pack of 50. You can never have enough hair ties! Especially highly rated non-pull ones.

Vinyl Sticker Pack – Just the thing to liven up laptops, water bottles and more!

Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Wipes – These individually wrapped cleansing wipes are perfect for stashing in a backpack.

Under Armour Sweat Band – Perfect for gym class or the athlete.

Bamboo Toothbrushes – Ideal practical gift for the teen that is more eco-conscious.

Hand Cream – Leave dry hands behind when cold weather hits.

Gifts under $25

Gift ideas under $25 for tweens and teens

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster – This looks like such a fun thing to do with their friends!

Breakout Buster – Help your teen get their breakouts under control with this highly rated product!

Burt’s Bees Detoxifying Clay Mask – The perfect accompaniment for your teens’ next movie with friends.

Codenames – Lots of laughs are sure to be had on their next game night with friends or family.

Gloves in a bottle – A must have item for the constant hand washing these days.

The Screaming Goat – The perfect gift for lots of silly laughter in your home.

Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks – These funny socks are ideal for the gamer in your household.

Cropped Pullover – Lululemon dupe for the win!

Platform Mini Boots – If you don’t have a pair of knock-off Tasman Ugg’s, are you even on TikTok?

2 Piece Makeup Bag Set – These bags with the fun chenille embroidery letters all all the rage right now.

Joggers – Some good ol’ joggers will work for any teen.

Letter Board – See what kind of creative and witty things they can come up with,

Wet Brush – Every girl or guy with long hair needs a really good brush.

Personalized Notepad – Anything personalized to so fun to receive! Especially if the recipient has a more unusual name.

Fairy Lights – Most teens like to spend a lot of time in their rooms, so making it feel extra cozy with some fun lights would be appreciated. These LED Strip Lights are another alternative.

Buffalo Plaid Onesie – Cozy and festive! As an alternative, there is a two piece pajama set as well.

Murder Mystery Puzzle Book – Now this is a unique gift idea for the person who loves to play detective!

Glitter pens – Perfect for the teen who loves to journal or doodle.

Journal – A beautiful journal to go along with new pens.

Plaid Flannel Shirt – A classic staple that every teenage boy needs.

Bluetooth Toque – For the teen that wants to be warm and listen to music wirelessly!

Gifts under $50

Gifts under $50 for tweens and teens

Disney Villainous Board Game – With over 1,000 5 star reviews, I think this is a great game for Disney fans.

Puma Duffle Bag – A duffel bag is a must have for any road trip or athlete.

Ukulele – We gave our oldest daughter a Ukulele and it has been used so much! She’s always making up songs. A great gift that will grow with the recipient.

Checkered Slippers – This pattern is very in right now.

Puffer Phone Case – What teen wouldn’t love this? It must be so fun to squish!

Markers – These would be perfect for the beginner illustrator or drawer.

Buddha Board – This is a unique gift idea! Perfect way to be creative but for mistakes to be okay because it has no permanence.

Flashlight Gloves – Perfect for the gadget lover, runner, cyclist or really anything when you need to be hands-free!

Water Bottle – A high quality water bottle is a must! This one is available in so many different colors.

Packable Puffer Vest – Sometimes a jacket isn’t the answer for a teen, but a warm vest is. Here’s one for the guys, or the gals that like a roomier fit.

lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag – The must-have belt bag.

Blanket Hoodie – What teen doesn’t like to be cozy? Perfect gift right here! I can personally vouch for this one… it’s gooood!

Bluetooth Speaker – Tweens and Teens love their music. This bluetooth speaker will keep the tunes rolling wherever they go.

Oversized Sweater – Oversized is in! Here are matching joggers to complete the look.

Gifts over $50

Gifts over $50 for tweens and teens

Flannel Cargo Pajamas – Cozy, soft and in style. Check.

High Waist Mom Jeans – The teens want what the teens want.

Spikeball – Teens will love playing this with their friends where ever their adventures take them.

Laser Tag Set – Get those kids up and moving!

Nike Hoodie – It’s oversize, definitely cozy and has a bunch of cute colors! Here’s an Under Armour one for the teen boys.

Noise Cancelling Headphones – Let them hear their favorite tracks really well.

Mini Photo Printer – For the teen that wants to instantly print photos with their besties.

Insulated Booties – I see the girls at my daughters’ dance studio wearing booties similar to these. They must be warm and cozy.

There you have it! I sure hope you were able to find some good frugal gift ideas for the tweens and teens that you have on your list!

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