Buying gifts that teenagers will love can be challenging to say the least. Don’t buy them…make them! Here are the best gifts for teens that you can DIY.
Have you ever made or purchased a gift for a teenager that fell flat? You’re not alone… trust us! Teens are finicky people. 😉
It’s difficult trying to figure out what teens want for their birthdays, holidays, graduations, and other gift-giving occasions. (Aside from cash… everyone likes getting cash!)
But, we’ve found 18 of the best gifts for teens that you can DIY and they will actually like. The best part is that most of them can be made with things you already have in your home.
Yay for budget-friendly gifts!
Tip: Most of these DIYs for teens may look girly, but you can easily change them up to be more guy-friendly.
Best Gifts for Teens That You Can DIY
Some of the best gift ideas are handmade – even teenagers will agree! Check out these DIYs for teens to find a gift your teen will go crazy for.
Make An Earphone Holder
Every teen loves listening to music, and it’s likely your teen has several pairs of earbuds. Why not make an earphone holder from a mint container?
Or make several — you could use one, too! It’ll keep earbuds from becoming a tangled mess in a purse, backpack, or pocket.
Superhero Comic Book Magnets
Make some comic book magnets for your teen’s locker at school. While most people would think of these as gifts for teen boys, it can be a great gift for guys or girls.
Decorative Box Charging Station
How many devices does your teen have? Two? Three? Make a decorative charging station so that charging them all at once doesn’t have to be so, well, ugly!
Quilted Tablet Cover with Zippered Pocket
Speaking of devices, a tablet cover is a must. This DIY tablet cover comes with a zippered pocket to hold earbuds.
DIY Cross-Body Tote
Can you believe this DIY cross-body tote was made from a placemat? Talk about an easy project!
Easy DIY Chapstick Holder Keychain
This key chain lipstick holder takes just five minutes to make. You’ll need one, too, right?
DIY Instagram Frames
Make a modern triangle frame to coordinate with their room decor. Who couldn’t use an extra frame or two for displaying their favorite pictures?
DIY Washi Tape Bracelets
These washi tape wooden bracelets are super easy and super cute.
This is a gift idea for teen girls that keep giving if you gift them with several rolls of washi tape so your teen can redecorate them anytime she wants!
DIY Hanging Macramé Chair
If you’re not afraid of a more challenging DIY, this Hanging Macramé Chair would go perfectly in a teen’s room!
DIY Hammock Chair
But a hammock chair would be even easier. Teens love to hang out in their room listening to music or chatting with their friends – they can do it in this chair! Bonus: Little kids love them, too!
DIY Faux Fur Stool With Hairpin Legs
This faux fur stool would make a nice addition to a makeup table. It’s chic. It’s funky – and a perfect gift idea for teen girls.
Make some DIY bracelets. They’re wonderful for stacking and creating a layered look.
DIY Phone Cases Are Best Gifts for Teens
If you need gifts for teen boys or girls, what’s better than a custom phone cover? DIY it to fit your teen’s personality and style and you’ll get a two-for-one: cool gift idea and phone protection!
It’s easy to make a plain old phone case look loads better with some washi tape and/or paint. It’s the designer look for a lot less — like this Kate Spade-inspired case.
DIY Mini Pocket Notebook
DIY mini notebooks make great gifts. Keep one in your locker, in your purse, in your backpack or wherever. They also make nice journals.
And surprise… these are made out of cereal boxes!
DIY Starbucks EOS Cup
We love this Starbucks EOS lip balm container. So cute, and perfect if your teen is obsessed with Starbucks.
DIY Washi Tape Clocks
DIY washi tape clocks are the perfect thing to give a college student who’s moving away for the first time. No excuses for being late to class now!
DIY Yarn Ball Bookmark
Have a teen that loves to read? Make some DIY bookmarks! These yarn ball bookmarks are just gorgeous.
DIY Ping Pong Ball Cafe Lights
Ping pong lights are such a pretty way to dress up your teen’s bedroom! They’ll look amazing in a dorm room, too.
Easy DIY Boot Cuffs
Or, how about some easy crocheted boot cuffs for this fall and winter? Stylish!
How about these ideas for the best gifts for teens? They’re fun, cute, and super practical.
Not only are these gifts budget-friendly and downright awesome, what will make them over the top amazing is the fact that they were made with love, by you.
Have fun making them – and then you can have fun watching your teen’s excitement to receive it!