Gifts for Teens 2020

November 17, 2020 (updated September 24, 2021)

Move over trail mix and wooden-everything and say hello to where the crossroads of sustainability + organic meets CHIC and FUN. Yes, your teen may be enamored with whatever their friends are coveting RN, but you can surprise them with these sustainable, organic gifts that they’ll be boasting about on Tik Tok through the new year and beyond.

Gifts Under $30 for Teens

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Honest Beauty Mascara | $14

This 2-in-1 mascara and primer gives the big brands a run for their money delivering MAJOR volume, length, definition and va-va-voom factor. Check out more of my favorite mascaras here.

honesty beauty organic mascara

Shop Honest Beauty’s 2-in-1 mascara here!

RITUAL’s Multivitamin for Teens | $30

Everything they need and nothing they don’t. This minty multivitamin for teen girls (13-17) designed to help fill nutrient gaps in their diets with Omega-3 DHA and chelated Iron. (There is also an option for teen boys too).

bottle of Ritual multivitamins for men with a yellow background

Shop for Essential for Teens (His) here and Essential for Teens (Hers) here!

Teen Saalt Cup | $29

I wish someone taught me how to use a cup when I first got my period. Empower her with 12 hours of period freedom via this USA-made silicone cup that lasts 10 years. 

container for Saalt teen period cup and the green silicone cup

SAVE: Get 15% off your Saalt Co. order using code TOG15 here!

Petit Vour Subscription | $18

Give her the gift of beauty with a subscription to Petit Vour’s beauty box. Each month she’ll receive 4 products (always valued over $50 in total) of cruelty-free and plant-based beauty, curated to her customized profile.

pink delivery box with Petit Vour logo

Subscribe to Petit Vour here!

Kosas Mini Wet Set | $25

Nothing screams teen more than lip gloss! These plump, hydrate, moisturize and deliver a juicy, super-slick finish in Jaws (a hot blood red), Dip (light pink) and Jellyfish (clear gloss).

RELATED: Skincare routines: teen acne treatments

three nail polishes included in the Kosas Mini Wet Set

Shop the Kosas Mini Wet Set here!

Mini Hair Claw | $17

This Mini Claw is made from cellulose acetate and bio-acetate, both eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based materials. Simple, chic, and comes in a variety of colors.

pink hair clip called the Mini Hair Claw

Shop the Mini Hair Claw here!

CLOVE + HALLOW Lip Mask | $18

A hydrating lip balm that doubles as a reparative lip treatment. Think Vaseline but better! Limited editions are released quarterly in a variety of seasonal flavors and frequently sell out. We love the Holiday 2020 Flavor; Peppermint! 

container of CLOVE + HALLOW Lip Mask

SAVE: Get 15% off your CLOVE + HALLOW order with code TOG15 here!

The Quick Flick Eyeliner Stamp | $30 

She will love this “winged eyeliner for dummies” liquid eyeliner stamp. This two-sided tool stamps the wing-liner shape with one side and a pointed felt-tip fills in the lash line with the other.

two tubes of The Quick Flick Eyeliner Stamp with the package it comes

Shop the Quick Flick Eyeliner Stamp here!

ORGAID Vitamin C Sheet Masks | $22

Spa sesh! These 20 minute, biodegradable, organic sheet masks are a quick pick-me-up and a flash dose of hydration and vitamin c for this skin. She will run through these faster than you can say “Girls night in!”

ORGAID Vitamin C Sheet Masks

Shop ORGAID Sheet Masks here!

Mei Apothecary Mini Jade Facial Roller | $9.99

Cuteness abounds! Elevate her skincare routine with this roller made from authentic Xiuyan Jade. Use this after you apply your moisturizer to reduce facial puffiness, promote fluid drainage and penetrate skincare products. Can you say #adulting ??

details on the Mei Apothecary Mini Jade Facial Roller

Shop Mei Apothecary Mini Jade Roller here!

RELATED: Check out my top picks for organic, clean products at Target.

Gifts Under $100 for Teens

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All Birds Sneakers | $95

These super cute silky-smooth sneakers are made with responsibly sourced eucalyptus tree fiber treads responsibly sourced from FSC® Certified forests.

pair of white sneakers with white shoelaces

Shop All Birds Sneakers here!

Cooluli Mini Fridge | $50 

The mini fridge is the new-age landline in your room. I mean, of course, there’s the fridge downstairs but what teen doesn’t want a mini fridge in their room for skincare and snacks to share with friends?!

pink Cooluli Mini Fridge

Shop the Cooluli Mini Fridge here!

AETHER BEAUTY Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette | $58

Playful yet sophisticated, this palette offers 12 shades in a variety of finishes including matte, shimmer and metallic which double as a highlighter, blush, contour and eyeliner. 

AETHER BEAUTY Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette with 12 different eyeshadow colors

Shop the AETHER Beauty eyeshadow palette here!

Rent The Runway | $68+ 

Elevate her Zoom game with this on-trend rotating closet. Choose 4 items to borrow each month including versatile essentials and statement pieces. 

woman wearing a leopard print dress with high heels

Subscribe to Rent The Runway here!

Book of the Month Club | $49.99

A three-month book subscription with young adult book options featuring diverse perspectives, A+ story lines and characters we wish we could be friends with. From fantasy epics to real-world stories, these books can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

woman standing next to houseplant and holding a stack of books

Subscribe to Book of the Month Club here!

Stress Relief Aromatherapy Roller | $36

A deep breath for the mind that stabilizes mood, delivers grounding effects and promotes deep feelings of calm. With notes of woods, herbs and a touch of floral, this doubles as a light fragrance. (A 2020 staple!) 

product image of Stress Relief Aromatherapy Roller

SAVE: Code LISATRUE20 will save you $20 off your first True Botanicals order over $40 here!

Verilux HappyLight Luxe | $69.99

Perfect for teens who are spending more time at a desk for distance learning and less time outside. This LED, UV-free therapy light can help keep energy up, and keep them on task. This one has three light settings so they can choose their preference!

Verilux HappyLight Luxe therapy light

Shop the Verilux HappyLight Luxe here!

BKR Reusable Water Bottle | $42

The beauty essential beloved by A-list celebs all over the world that will change the way you drink water forever. This spiked silicone sleeve is not only cute and edgy, it’s actually easier to hold and grab (and planet-friendly by eliminating single-use plastics!).

reusable water bottle by BKR

Shop the BKR water bottle here!

HPC Earth Bag | $75

You don’t need to live with a teen to know versatile essentials bags are IN. Worn as a belt bag, cross body bag or over the shoulder bag, this water-repellent cutie is made from recycled plastic bottles and billboards. It might give you middle-school nostalgia, but your teen will be in love.

HPC Earth Bag with zipper

Shop the HPC Earth Hip Bag here!

Ettitude’s Organic PJ Set | $85

Made with 100% organic bamboo (sans chemical processing), these pjs are not only cute but smooth (like 1000 thread count cotton). Comes in several patterns and colors. Tops and bottoms sold separately.

teen girl wearing white Bamboo Lyocell Short Sleeve PJ Shirt

Shop Ettitude’s Organic pjs here!

Gifts Over $100 for Teens

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Rellery Pinky Ring | $115

Forget the best-friend-heart-chain, all trending roads lead to best-friend-pinky-ring. This made-to-order (not mass produced) USA-made jewelry is crafted only using precious metals that can be recycled at any metal refinery.

RELATED: Read how to shop for sustainable jewelry and my top 10 brands here.  

golden ring by Rellery Pinky Ring

Shop the Rellery Pinky Ring here!

Pai Everyday Essentials Kit | $119

Create his or her custom skincare routine to target redness, balance oil production, calm flare ups, soothe sensitivity, purify congestion or increase hydration. An ideal choice for sensitive, finicky teenage skin. 

four Pai beauty products included in the Pai Everyday Essentials Kit

Shop the Pai Everyday Essentials Kit here!

Vert Beauty Brush Roll Kit | $130 

Was it just me or was lusting after makeup brushes a thing as a teen? Oh wait, still true! This pro kit made with sustainable materials, including reclaimed wood handles, will have her set for life.

Vert Beauty Brush Roll Kit with 12 pieces included

Shop VERT Beauty’s Brush Roll Kit here!

AXO Blue Light Glasses | $120

With the added computer time in 2020, cut down on blue light exposure with blue light blocking glasses. This black-owned brand is fully dedicated to sustainability. All of their glasses are made-to-order by Italian artisans in Sorrento, Italy using only plant-based acetate.

pair of AXO Blue Light Glasses with thick black frame

Shop AXO Blue Light Glasses here!

True Botanicals Clear Pure Radiance Oil | $110

Adding this to the list because my niece asks for refills every Christmas! This moisturizer has everything skin needs to look and feel clear, smooth, hydrated, healthy, and BALANCED. Especially suitable for breakout-prone skin. Read my full review on the newest Calm Pure Radiance Oil.

bottle of True Botanicals Clear Pure Radiance Oil

SAVE: Code LISATRUE20 will save you $20 off your first True Botanicals order over $40 here!

Mia Puffer Jacket | $375

Because recycling plastic bottles is cool. This stylish, water-repellant, vegan puffer boasts a 100% recycled polyester lining, shell and fill + keeps you warm up to -15° C. 

young woman wearing black Mia Puffer Jacket

Shop Mia Puffer Jacket here!

Ovira | $119

By using pulse therapy, Ovira stimulates the nerves and stops your period pain instantly. No pills, no side effects, no interruptions to your day. Wouldn’t you have killed for this as a teen?

Ovira therapy kit with all the pieces laid out next to its packaging

Shop Ovira here!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer | $399

Trust me, she will freak. The Dyson Supersonic cuts drying time in half, keeping hair it’s healthiest, strongest and shiniest while limiting frizz and flyaways.

two different angles of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Shop the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer here!

Girlfriend R+R Hoodie + Joggers | $136

Recycled, recyclable and ridiculously comfy. This moss green jogger and hoodie combo are where it’s at!

girl wearing sweat pants and a sports bra

Shop Girlfriend’s Hoodie + Jogger Set here!

House of Marley Eco-Friendly Wireless Headphones | $199

Noise-cancelling headphones are a perfect addition to these distance learning days (and can be great for teens who meditate or listen to calming music for anxiety relief). And these from House of Marley are eco-friendly in addition to being stylish. Made from recycled materials and sustainable processes, these will be your teen’s new favorite accessory.

details on the House of Marley Eco-Friendly Wireless Headphones

Shop for House of Marley Eco-Friendly Wireless Headphones here!

Need more shopping ideas? Check out my discount codes for clean living brands as well as Gift Guides for Him and Gift Guides for Her!

By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of This Organic Girl. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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