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50 Best Gifts for 14-Year-Old Boys and Girls in 2022

50 Best Gifts for 14-Year-Old Boys and Girls in 2022

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When it comes to buying gifts for kids, gifts for teens have a reputation of being especially hard. But savvy shoppers know a secret: teens are actually the most fun to buy gifts for. That’s because they haven’t yet aged into wanting more adult, practical presents, so there’s still a huge fun factor to what they want. But they’re also old enough to handle more sophisticated tech, they have more opinions about how they want to dress up their rooms according to their own personal styles and they have their own interest in hobbies, movies and TV to keep things interesting.

But while that opens up many avenues for gift ideas, there’s still the matter of figuring out what’s worth the money. The Good Housekeeping Institute tests all kinds of products throughout the year, covering everything from bikes and drones to laptops and game consoles. The engineers in the labs test for safety, durability and ease of use, meaning big-ticket gifts will last as long as your teens’ interest in them. Then we found more best-sellers, editor’s picks and other little, trendy items to keep things fun. When we put it all together, these were the best gifts to buy 14-year-old boy and girls in 2022.

Have more people on your list? We have ideas for gifts for women, gifts for men, gifts under $30 and gifts ideas for everyone else on your list.

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1

Best Tech Gift for 14-Year-Olds

elago

Charging Station

2

Best Inexpensive Gift for 14-Year-Olds

Sky Castle

DoodleJamz JellyBoards

3

Best Gift for Pop Culture Obsessives

Stranger Things

Hellfire Club Baseball Shirt

4

Best Outdoor Gift for 14-Year-Olds

GlowCity

Light-Up LED Soccer Ball

5

State

Kane Bike/Scooter Bag

6

Cute, Fun Tech Gift for 14-Year-Olds

TUPARKA

Cable Protectors

7

Best Trendy Gift for 14-Year-Olds

Starface

Hydro-Stars Starter Pack

8

Unique Gift for 14-Year-Olds

Zink

KODAK Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer

9

Best Fidget Toy for 14-Year-Olds

Fat Brain Toys

Simpl Dimpl

10

Best Backpack for 14-Year-Olds

Loungefly

Loungefly x Star Wars Princess Leia Backpack

11

Best Gift for a 14-Year-Old’s Room

Isaac Jacobs

Neon Light

12

Best Beauty Gift for a 14-Year-Old

Glossier

Balm Dotcom Trio

13

Best Practical Gift for 14-Year-Olds

Hearst Home

Good Housekeeping Home Skills

14

MRCOOL

Light-Up Bluetooth Speaker

15

Shashibo

Shape Shifting Box

16

Best LEGO Set for 14-Year-Olds

LEGO

LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig

17

Best Party Game for 14-Year-Olds

Big G Creative

Bye, Felicia! Party Game

18

LECLSTAR

Photo Clip String Lights

19

Coolest Book for Teens

Chronicle Books

This Book Is a Planetarium

20

Inexpensive Tech Gift

Tryone

Gooseneck Phone Holder

21

Great Stocking Stuffer Gift for 14-Year-Olds

Schylling

Teenie Nee Doh Stress Balls

22

Best Strategy Game for 14-Year-Olds

Ravensburger

Marvel Villainous

23

Minger

LED Strip Lights

24

Chillbo

Inflatable Lounger

25

Best Journal for Teens

Potter Style

Do One Thing Every Day That Inspires You

26

Cool Art Gift for Teens

MYNT3D

Professional Printing 3D Pen

27

Cute Collectible for Teens

Basic Fun!

Tiny TV Classics

28

Fast-Paced Board Game

Jabuka

Jabuka

29

Best Active Gift

ArmoGear

Laser Tag Set

30

effiespaper

Thermal Travel Mug

31

Uncommon Goods

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

32

Best Drone for 14-Year-Olds

Holy Stone

HS110D FPV RC Drone

34

Best Sports Set

VINSGUIR

Pickleball Set

35

House of Marley

No Bounds Portable Bluetooth Speaker

36

As Seen on TikTok

NEWCOSPLAY

Tie-Dye Throw Blanket

37

Keith Haring

Keith Haring Lokai Bracelet

38

Best Smartwatch

Apple

Apple Watch SE

39

Corkcicle

Spider-Man Tumbler

40

Unique Game for Teens

Hasbro

DropMix Music Gaming System

41

Personalized Gift for Teens

CentimeGift

Cursive Name Necklace

42

Best Scooter

Razor

A5 Lux Kick Scooter

43

Beats

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds

44

Inspiration Play

Double Ditto Board Game

45

CopperandBrassPaper

Pre-Millionaire Notebook

46

Good Man Brand

Pro Slim Fit Joggers

47

Rhyme Antics

Rhyme Antics

48

Best Gift for 14-Year-Old Gamers

Nintendo

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

49

JPSOR

Decorative Artificial Ivy Vines

50

Microsoft

Microsoft Surface Go 2

How we chose the best gifts for 14-year-olds

This article pulls research and testing from various Labs in the Good Housekeeping Institute, which evaluates products including toys, games, electronics, scooters, bikes and drones. In this story, for any products that have been tested by the GH Institute, there’s a link to an article where you can find more information about the testing process and results.

The gifts included here that have not been evaluated in the Labs are popular products from trusted brands with great reviews from purchasers, as well as editors’ favorites. The list was then vetted by Good Housekeeping editors, who, after years of curating gift guides and keeping track of trends, are deeply familiar with what’s popular for 2022 as well as what GH readers have loved in the past.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?

For decades, the Good Housekeeping Institute has provided expert reviews and advice on everything parents and children love, including STEM toys, educational toys, sensory toys, board games and outdoor toys.

While not all of the selects on this list have been tested by our experts, Marisa LaScala, Good Housekeeping‘s senior parenting and relationships editor, has scoured the internet and spoken with tweens and teens for the other top-picks. Marisa has covered all aspects of the world of parenting, from the postpartum years through the empty nests, since 2015, and she’s pitched in with Good Housekeeping‘s toy coverage since 2018. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter, who are both avid toy collectors.

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