Choosing eco-friendly gifts for tweens and teens can get a little tricky. Some of the things they like are decidedly not eco-friendly. But it can be fun, too. Big kids these days are smart, and they’re not as concerned with following the herd as we may have been at their age.
You know your child best. So really consider what she loves whether it’s sports or theater, music or activism. You can probably come up with some great experience gift ideas. The best advice when it comes to green gift giving is to find something you know they’ll USE.
Here’s our selection of green gifts for tweens and teens that fall into one or more of the following categories: eco-friendly, non-toxic, ethically made or high quality and long lasting so they end up in a landfill anytime soon.
ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS
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Multicolored LED Light Box
Use letters, symbols and emojis to leave messages and decorate your teen’s bedroom.
Crystal Essentials Starter Set
10 essential crystals and sage to benefit your tee’s spirit and life.
50 States Photo Map
Teens can add a photo for every state they’ve visited. The Map Maker tool makes it easy to fit photos to each state.
This brainteaser metal puzzle is made in the USA.
Kiss Naturals DIY Kits
Tweens and teens can create their own lip balm or gloss, bath bombs, or soaps while enjoying all natural ingredients and STEAM learning.
Forest Walk Puzzle
This beautifully designed puzzle is made in the USA and eco-friendly. 10% of sales go back to the artists, and the puzzle can be framed as artwork when completed.
Letters to My Future Self
Writing prompts for teens to write 12 letters to their future self.
Birth Month Flower Grow Kit
Seeds, a glass bottle to grow them in, soil-less growing medium, instructions, and info about what your flower symbolizes are all included.
Tech Will Save Us Synth Kit
Teens build their own working synthesizer, then create and mix sounds.
Coloring Book for Teens
Anti-stress designs aimed at teens.
DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
This made in the USA kit allows teens to make their own mochi ice cream balls.
Katamino Puzzle Game
This 3D block puzzle game has over 500 challenges.
Portable Solar Charger
Portable charger to take along on hikes, camping and more.
Arm Spinner Toy
Teens will love playing with this slinky meets fidget toy by themselves or with a friend.