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
Honest Beauty Mascara | $14
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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!”
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 ??
Gifts Under $100 for Teens
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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!).
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.
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.
Gifts Over $100 for Teens
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Girlfriend R+R Hoodie + Joggers | $136
Recycled, recyclable and ridiculously comfy. This moss green jogger and hoodie combo are where it’s at!
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.