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15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens

1. A Purple Pillow
The craze around the Purple mattresses has now reached the brand’s pillows. Made with a unique Grid core, these head-and-neck-cradling superstars will make sure your teen gets the support and comfort needed for a night of sleep. This gift makes teenage dreams – literally.
2. The Best Sleep Money Can Buy
Research shows that teenagers need their sleep for optimal brain development. This year, make a quality mattress at the top of your list – if for no other reason than to encourage healthier sleep habits. For a growing teen, we recommend a Full mattress size, which is small enough to fit into most bedrooms and large enough to grow into.
3. A Make-the-Bed-Worthy Quilt Set
Speaking of developing healthy habits, making the bed can be one of the easiest ways to jumpstart a morning routine before school. Whether your teen already has her daily planner filled out to the minute or needs a bit of a prompt in the right direction when it comes to organization, a new bedding set can bring inspiration in more ways than one.
4. A Dresser to Match Their Style
Storage and organization go hand in hand: you can’t have one without the other. In the years of studies, college applications, sports and class exams, assignments and projects, nothing’s more welcoming than a room that’s fresh and tidy. Gift a dresser or accent chest that contains enough drawers for their items – and style for their personality.
5. Reading Lamps for the Bookworm
Gifting books is a perfect way to get your teen’s eyes off the screen and onto the page. Whether it’s wizards, vampires, romance, history or future dystopias, there are thousands of stories any teen can get into. Gifting a book may just turn off the binge-watching and crack open a paperback. (While you’re gifting books, throw in a bedside lamp – added protection for young eyes as they read well into the night pays health dividends down the road.)
6. Trendy Makeup Vanity Mirror
Even a small new addition can get them to see their space in a new light. And with the vanity aesthetic taking over social media hashtags, a bedroom decked out with the same is an easy, affordable way to gift them the latest trends. Go with soft colors like cream to cozy up her space.
7. Focus Lights for the High Achiever
For the future professor, scientist or author: a light designed for long hours of reading and focusing is a win-win. Gift one for their desk, nightstand or wherever else they lose themselves in books. Snag one for your own home office, too – these preventative tools for eye health aren’t just for teens!
8. A Gaming Desk
Gaming chairs are uber popular gift ideas right now. The less popular but still quite necessary are gaming desks – designed more widely and ergonomically for the gamer’s comfort. For the ultimate surprise setup on Christmas morning, gift desk and chair together.