28 unique gifts that are sure to impress any 17-year-old

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Teens don't always tell their parents exactly what they want for the holidays, which can make finding the perfect gift a struggle. Rather than wrapping up a pair of socks or something basic, find something your teen will squeal in excitement over.

Teens like to stay up-to-date with the latest trends but you don't have to settle on practical gifts this year. Shop TODAY put together your go-to gift guide for the 17-year-old in your life, so you can take the stress out of holiday shopping, and instead, pick out a gift they're sure to love.

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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Gifts for 17-year-old girls

1. Mini Terrariums DIY Kit

Mini Terrariums Craft Kit

Mini Terrariums Craft Kit (Amazon / Amazon)
Mini Terrariums Craft Kit (Amazon / Amazon)

Mini Terrariums Craft Kit $19.99 at Amazon

This set allows users to make three miniature terrariums in geometric containers that they can display anywhere they'd like. The roll up felt pieces create fake succulent “plants” that never need water, making them totally hassle-free.

2. J.Crew Fuzzy Slippers

Fuzzy Slide Slippers

Fuzzy Slide Slippers $49.50 at J. Crew

Fuzzy slippers are one of the hottest gifts this season — and for good reason! Since we're spending so much time at home, these slippers are perfect for any 17-year old.

3. Main Event Felt Letter Board

Main Event Felt Letter Board

Felt Letter Board with 10x10 Inch Rustic Wood Frame, Script Words, Precut Letters, Picture Hangers, Farmhouse Wall Decor, Shabby Chic Vintage Decor, Black Felt Message Board (Amazon / Amazon)
Felt Letter Board with 10x10 Inch Rustic Wood Frame, Script Words, Precut Letters, Picture Hangers, Farmhouse Wall Decor, Shabby Chic Vintage Decor, Black Felt Message Board (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Main Event Felt Letter Board $23.87 at Amazon

  • Main Event Felt Letter Board $23.97 at Walmart

Every teen should have a customizable piece of decor! This letter board comes with letters to create a variety of sayings.

4. Topshop Rosa Biker Jacket

Topshop Rosa Biker Jacket

Topshop Rosa Biker Jacket $49.90 at Nordstrom

Surprise your friend or loved one with a trendy faux leather jacket. Black is perfect for pairing with most outfits, and this jacket was also made to be worn most seasons.

5. Icon Post and Hoop Earring Set

Icon Hoop and Post Earring Set

Icon Hoop and Post Earring Set $22.00 at Urban Outfitters

You can never have too many accessories. Surprise your teen with a three-pack of earrings that feature both studs and hoops.

6. Herschel Nova Mini Backpack

Herschel Nova Mini Backpack

Herschel Nova Backpack, Red Picante Crosshatch, Mini 9L (Amazon / Amazon)
Herschel Nova Backpack, Red Picante Crosshatch, Mini 9L (Amazon / Amazon)

Perfect for storage and style, this mini backpack comes in a variety of colors including red, purple and black. Your teen can store their personal belongings in this mini version of a backpack and carry it with them wherever they go.

7. Urban Outfitters Square Double-Prong Belt

Urban Outfitters Square Double-Prong Belt

Urban Outfitters Square Double-Prong Belt $29.00 at Urban Outfitters

A belt is both a practical and stylish accessory must-have. This double-prong belt was made to help hold pants in place, while the square design is for added chicness.

8. Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Master Eye Collection

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Master Eye Collection

Morphe JACLYN HILL The Eye Master Collection Brush Set With Bag (Amazon / Amazon)
Morphe JACLYN HILL The Eye Master Collection Brush Set With Bag (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Master Eye Collection $49.50 at Amazon

  • Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Master Eye Collection $39.00 at Ulta

For the makeup lover in your life, a reliable set of brushes is essential. This variety collection comes with eight brushes that aim to help your teen create the perfect look.

9. Origins Cleansing and Radiance-Boosting Trio

Origins Cleansing and Radiance-Boosting Trio

Origins Cleansing and Radiance-Boosting Trio $26.00 at Ulta

It's important to develop a great skin care regime, and this pack can assist your loved one in refreshing and revitalizing their appearance. Included in the set are an eye cream, moisturizer and cleanser.

10. Elago Airpods Hanging Case

Elago Airpods Hanging Case

Give your loved one or friend a stylish case to keep their headphones safe. This case was made out of silicone and comes in different colors to suit their taste. It also comes with a clip for easier carrying.

11. Anthropologie Iris Rainbow Pot

Anthropologie Iris Rainbow Pot

Anthropologie Iris Rainbow Pot $10.00 at Anthropologie

Plant lovers are sure to appreciate this cute rainbow-inspired pot. It's made from earthenware and comes in blue or orange.

12. Etsy Flower Monogram Journal

Etsy Flower Monogram Journal

Etsy Flower Monogram Journal $24.00 at Etsy

Whether they're jotting down their dreams or coming up with their next big story, add some personalization to their next journal.

13. Pyramid Display Ring Holder

Pyramid Display Ring Holder

Pyramid Display Ring Holder $18.00 at Urban Outfitters

Give your loved one a place to house their jewelry with this beautiful display. Not only is it perfect for storage, it also looks adorable on any dresser or side table.

14. Geo Moon Light

Geo Moon Light Sculpture

Geo Moon Light Sculpture $34.00 at Urban Outfitters

This moon-shaped light is great for taking the decor in any room up a notch.

Gifts for 17-year-old boys

1. The Crew Furniture Classic Video Rocker

The Crew Furniture Classic Video Rocker

The Crew Furniture 991590 Classic Video Rocker Black/Neon Green Mesh Racing Stripe (Amazon / Amazon)
The Crew Furniture 991590 Classic Video Rocker Black/Neon Green Mesh Racing Stripe (Amazon / Amazon)
  • The Crew Furniture Classic Video Rocker $46.00 at Amazon

  • The Crew Furniture Classic Video Rocker $44.99 at Target

  • The Crew Furniture Classic Video Rocker $74.00 at Walmart

Is your 17-year-old obsessed with gaming? They may love this rocker styled chair, which aims to provide comfort for long periods of time while they game. It's also made of faux leather and polyurethane foam for added comfort.

2. Etsy Gamer Socks

Etsy Gamer Socks

Unicorn Birthday Gift | Gift Box | Gift for young girls | Cute Gift set for girls | Sweet Sixteen | Teen Gift for her
Unicorn Birthday Gift | Gift Box | Gift for young girls | Cute Gift set for girls | Sweet Sixteen | Teen Gift for her

Etsy Gamer Socks $13.70 at Etsy

For the teen who can appreciate a good joke, they may get a chuckle out of these. The socks can be customized to say whatever you want or stick with the classic "Do not disturb, I'm gaming."

3. Etsy Personalized Earbud Case

Etsy Personalized Earbud Case

Personalized earbud case - birthday gift for kids - earbud holder - teen birthday - custom charger case - gift under 10 - kids birthday gift
Personalized earbud case - birthday gift for kids - earbud holder - teen birthday - custom charger case - gift under 10 - kids birthday gift

Etsy Personalized Earbud Case $11.99 at Etsy

Help keep their belongings safe with a custom case. It was designed to store their headphones and can be personalized with their name.

4. Uncommon Goods Game of Phones

Uncommon Goods Game of Phones

Uncommon Goods Game of Phones $20.00 at UncommonGoods

A fun game is perfect for the one who loves hosting game nights. This scavenger hunt-inspired game requires the use of your phone as you compete to complete all the tasks before everyone else.

5. Uncommon Goods Playful Sports Mug

Uncommon Goods Playful Sports Mug

Uncommon Goods Playful Sports Mug $25.00 at UncommonGoods

Turn mealtime into a sport with an interactive mug. Whether they're tossing marshmallows into the basket or shooting hoops with their cereal, your teen will definitely appreciate this cute find.

6. Hanes Beefy Henley Shirt

Hanes Beefy Henley Shirt

Hanes Men's Long-Sleeve Beefy Henley T-Shirt - Small - Burnt Brick (Amazon / Amazon)
Hanes Men's Long-Sleeve Beefy Henley T-Shirt - Small - Burnt Brick (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Hanes Beefy Henley Shirt $9.97 at Amazon

  • Hanes Beefy Henley Shirt $12.00 at Hanes

  • Hanes Beefy Henley Shirt $9.99 at Target

Combine style and comfort with this henley shirt. The three-button closure allows them to adjust it to fit their needs. It's also available in a variety of colors, so you can choose their favorite shade.

7. Champion Fleece Pullover Hoodie

Champion Fleece Pullover Hoodie

Champion Men's Powerblend Pullover Hoodie, Black, Small (Amazon / Amazon)
Champion Men's Powerblend Pullover Hoodie, Black, Small (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Champion Fleece Pullover Hoodie $22.50 at Amazon

  • Champion Fleece Pullover Hoodie $32.98 at Walmart

  • Champion Fleece Pullover Hoodie $27.00 at Macy's

A reliable hoodie is essential for every teen's closet. This pullover hoodie was designed with fleece for added comfort and warmth and also comes in 25 different colors to pick from.

8. Shevrov SV Carbon Fiber Wallet

Shevrov SV Carbon Fiber Wallet

RFID Carbon Fiber Wallets for Men - Minimalist Aluminum Wallet for Men - Carbon Fiber Money Clip Wallet Metal - Mens Carbon Fiber Wallet Slim - Mens Wallet Carbon Fiber Card Holder with Money Clip (Amazon / Amazon)
RFID Carbon Fiber Wallets for Men - Minimalist Aluminum Wallet for Men - Carbon Fiber Money Clip Wallet Metal - Mens Carbon Fiber Wallet Slim - Mens Wallet Carbon Fiber Card Holder with Money Clip (Amazon / Amazon)

Shevrov SV Carbon Fiber Wallet $29.95 at Amazon

Rather than go for a traditional wallet, surprise your friend or loved one with a long-lasting alternative. This carbon fiber wallet was designed to be scratch-proof and aims to be durable. The design features storage for their cards and a clip to hold things like money.

9. RockDove Memory Foam Slippers

RockDove Memory Foam Slipper

RockDove Men's Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slipper, Size 5-6 US Men, Dark Gray/Blue (Amazon / Amazon)
RockDove Men's Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slipper, Size 5-6 US Men, Dark Gray/Blue (Amazon / Amazon)
  • RockDove Memory Foam Slipper $21.99 at Amazon

  • RockDove Memory Foam Slipper $21.99 at Walmart

After a long day, your 17-year-old will look forward to sliding their feet into these. The slippers were made with memory foam for extra comfort and support. A waffle-knit design was also added for breathability.

10. Under Armour Charged Asset 8 Sneaker

Under Armour mens Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe

Under Armour mens Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (004 White, US (Amazon / Amazon)
Under Armour mens Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (004 White, US (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Under Armour mens Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe $50.46 at Amazon

  • Under Armour mens Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe $52.49 at Dick's Sporting Goods

The right shoe can make all the difference during a workout. These sneakers were designed to provide both comfort and support and even comes in a variety of colors.

11. Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal (Amazon / Amazon)
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal (Amazon / Amazon)

Amazon Echo Dot $24.99 at Amazon

Gift your 17-year-old with a Bluetooth speaker that does more. This smart speaker has the ability to play music from most streaming services and can even make hands-free calls.

12. Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player

Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player

Roku Premiere | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Media Player, Simple Remote and Premium HDMI Cable (Amazon / Amazon)
Roku Premiere | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Media Player, Simple Remote and Premium HDMI Cable (Amazon / Amazon)

Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player $27.00 at Amazon

Give your teen the ability to stream their favorite shows from the comfort of their bedroom. This media player gives them the option to download apps and enjoy their favorite movies and television shows in 4K.

13. Runmus Gaming Headset

Runmus Gaming Headset

RUNMUS Gaming Headset Xbox One Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, PS4 Headset with Noise Canceling Mic & LED Light, Compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One Controller(Adapter Not Included) (Amazon / Amazon)
RUNMUS Gaming Headset Xbox One Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, PS4 Headset with Noise Canceling Mic & LED Light, Compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One Controller(Adapter Not Included) (Amazon / Amazon)

Runmus Gaming Headset $19.85 at Amazon

Gamers typically enjoy chatting with their friends as they play. This headset was made to cancel out background noise, so your 17-year-old can focus on their game. It was also made to be compatible with most gaming systems.

14. Hestia Goods Switch Carrying Case

Hestia Goods Switch Carrying Case

Hestia Goods Switch Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch, with 20 Games Cartridges Protective Hard Shell Travel Carrying Case Pouch for Nintendo Switch Console & Accessories, Black (Amazon / Amazon)
Hestia Goods Switch Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch, with 20 Games Cartridges Protective Hard Shell Travel Carrying Case Pouch for Nintendo Switch Console & Accessories, Black (Amazon / Amazon)

Hestia Goods Switch Carrying Case $17.89 at Amazon

Whether they're on-the-go or are done gaming for the day, give your teen something they can store their tech in. This carrying case was designed to take on-the-go and features multiple pockets and storage for chargers and a Nintendo Switch.

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