Our 10 Best Gifts for Teens | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020
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These Impala skates were the hottest ticket this summer — and still are. Credit TikTok for that.
$99.95, Five Stride
$3/ea, $12/ea, Mud Love
Online lessons from a local pro
Guitar? Singing? Playwriting? Chess? Coding? Caligraphy? Dance?
Find a local pro or tutor who’s now giving lessons over Zoom.
Image: Jonnelle Yankovich
Search for ” ____ lessons near me” for prices
Open their hearts and minds to a new perspective with one of these highly-lauded books for teens. Like,
We Are Not Free, Traci Chee
Every Body Looking, Candice Iloh
King and the Dragonflies, Kacen Callender
Apple, Skin to the Core, Eric Gansworth
The Way Back, Gavriel Savit
How we Got to the Moon, John Rocco
Prices vary, Indiebound online or your local independent bookshop
Want to surprise them with their favorite Funko Pop! figure that’s not available in stores? This shop makes character from The Good Place, Good Omens, Brooklyn 99 (above), Supernatural, Community, Deadpool, Spiderverse… or a totally 100% custom Funko, with a little lead time. (Check out Jordan Peele!)
From $55 for ready-to-ship, and up
Teens love everything mystical, and this gender-neutral necklace (from one of our favorite small, woman-run jewelry brands) lets them wear the eye next to their hearts, to protect and ward of everything bad.
$55, Peggy Li
Wait…,you mean there’s still a small business, carefully handcrafting audio equipment in Brooklyn, NY? Why yes. Yes there is. For an audiophile teen, this is way cooler than the big brands.
Starting at $95, 4OurEars
One of the best gifts for teens? Anything related to bubble tea.
Lattes out, bubble tea in.
$38, Uncommon Goods
You can put together your own beautifully packaged gift boxes at this shop, customized to anyone’s taste. For a teen, start with this eye mask.
$24, Knack Shop
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2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
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