Non-Basic Gifts for your Trendy (But Picky) Teen

by The Elves at Texas Lifestyle Magazine on December 15, 2022 in Gift Guides,

Don’t let a moody teen ruin your holiday cheer. These gifts will put a smile across their face once they see them under the Christmas tree.


Capo 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger | Bluetooth Speaker | Phone Stand

Your teen will love this bluetooth speaker that lets them listen to music while charging their iPhone 12, 13 or 14. (Mom & Dad might even want to borrow it!) Simply snap your iPhone to Capo for a continuous wireless charge when connected to power. Enjoy 6-8 hours of music, audiobooks and more all while keeping your iPhone at eye level when you have your hands full. $49.99

Banana Phone

It’s a banana phone — what’s not to love! This is the gift for tweens who want to make phone calls or play music and laugh while they’re doing it. The phone connects to an iPhone and Android through Bluetooth. They can talk for 20 hours before it needs to be recharged. This unique gift item includes celeb fans like Reese Witherspoon. $39.99

Colorful Fun Novelty Socks

Drip your fit! Who doesn’t love a pair of fun socks? Love Sock’s Christmas collection will be a sure-fire hit this holiday season. Love Sock Company offers seasonal, novelty, dress and performance socks for both men and women. All Love Socks are made with the softest organic cotton with seamless toes. This family-owned business is GOTS-certified which means 90% of their socks are made with organic cotton. You can find Love Sock Company at Macy’s, Walmart, Amazon and their website. $12+

Away backpack

This is one of our favorite luggage brands. Their backpacks last forever and can be used for school, overnight stays and travels. Away offers fanny packs to suitcases, in various colors. We love the sleek style of their newer backpacks (the Everywhere Zip Backpack and the Front Pocket Backpack) that include a separate laptop pocket and front pocket for smaller items, but most importantly, a trolley sleeve to easily connect to your carry-on suitcase! $45.00-345.00


LaScoota has scooters for everyone. For your teenager, they have The Pulse for a lightweight push scooter. They can use it to get to school, getting to and from friends’ houses and everything in between. We loved this for a gift because it’s easy to carry (and wrap). $120

Good Steps flip-flops

These flip-flops for guys are super comfortable with “memory” foam which also helps with support. Their Nomads are water resistant for the beach and their leather Originals are the best for style. They give away 20% of the purchase to Atlanta Community Food Bank and MANA Nutrition. If you purchase a pair of the Originals, it gives over 48 meals OR over 13 days worth of basic nutrition for one child. Get to steppin! $49.95-59.95

Snapo 2-in-1 Magnetic Phone Ring & Stand

We are loving this multi-purpose phone accessory! Perfect for taking selfies (makes it easy to hold onto those bigger phones), sending texts, watching shows, and so much more! Snapo is a lightweight 2-in-1 magnetic phone grip and kickstand! Use your metal ring as a kickstand in any orientation or angle. Rotates to get the best position for watching a movie, making a facetime call or while working. Eight colors to choose from. $24.99

Lucky Voice Karaoke

Sing your heart out with Lucky Voice Karaoke, which comes with a portable microphone so that you can bring the party wherever you go. The microphone is bluetooth and features all the coolest sound effects. You can even stream music through your phone or TV. Get the party started with this portable set. $60

Lu & Elle Pouches

Your teen will love these multi-functional embroidered pouches that embody a relaxed, yet playful wanderlust vibe. They can be used to accessorize a favorite outfit or even for storing make-up. Available in a variety of colors & patterns, there’s something for everyone’s style. Lu & Elle offers globally inspired and effortless bohemian handbags. $34

Levain Bakery’s Holiday Tin

Teens can be picky when it comes to gifts. You can’t go wrong with delicious decadent cookies! Levain Bakery just launched an exclusive Holiday Tin for their decadent cookies as well as a new limited-edition flavor, Dark Chocolate Peppermint – a classic chocolate and peppermint pairing. 8 cookies come in this holiday tin. Other mouthwatering signature cookies include Chocolate Chip Walnut, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Two Chip Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Raisin. This makes the perfect festive treat! $64


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