Gift Ideas for Teens & Tweens

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2020

November 12, 2020


Scroll down for some great gift ideas for teens and tweens! The first section of the article with big photos are all items or experiences that you can find locally. Just click the picture to take you right to the site to order or click the business name linked below the picture for more info. If you keep scrolling, you will find a list of some other great gift ideas that may or may not be sold locally. If you are a business that sells one of these items and YOU want to be listed in our guide, fill out this form above.

When you give back and buy from any of the small businesses listed on our Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide between now and December 31st, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST, Macaroni Kid is going to give back to YOU! Thanks to a generous donation from Pittsburgh's Hardest Working Realtor, Michael Pohlot, ONE lucky shopper is going to win a $150 Target Gift Card for shopping local. All you have to do is shop local (at any one of the following businesses) then submit a copy of your receipt (each receipt counts as a separate entry) HERE or anywhere you see the Sponsored by Michael Pohlot banner above (just click it).

Kennywood 2021 Season Pass
A Season Pass to Kennywood gives you family fun all summer long! Enjoy wild roller coasters from the century-old Jack Rabbit to the state-of-the-art Steel Curtain, plus attractions for all ages and those world-famous Potato Patch fries. A Basic Season Pass is just a few dollars more than a single-day ticket, so go for the value!Included with every 2021 Season Pass purchased, our Dayback Guarantee allows you comfort in planning for summertime family fun. Should we experience an unexpected closure related to COVID 19, your Kennywood Season Pass will be extended into the 2022 Season for an equal number of operating days at no additional cost starting on Opening Day of 2022. For example, if we lose two weeks in August, we will extend your pass to include the first two weeks of the 2022 season. In 2022 you will be offered a prorated discount on your purchase of renewal passes. Available for a limited time, this offer will be based on the number of Operating Days extended into 2021.

Spotless Acne Regimen
Rodan + Fields

BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer is a perfect starter foundation for your teen!
Younique Presenter

Knot-Style Headbands for Teens/Tweens (with or without buttons for use with face mask)
Ivy & Gannet

Ultimate Attraction Passes

Urban Air

Fireside Nutcracker

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Experience even more holiday excitement with PBT's Fireside Nutcracker education programs for all ages. Join PBT live via Zoom for education programs throughout the month of December. Each program is $5 and only one ticket is required per household to attend.

While the rest of these ideas may or may not be locally sourced, after talking to some mama's I know, these are some of the hottest gifts of the season for teens and tweens. If you are a local business that provides any of these services or products and would like to be linked to the gift idea, please fill out this form here โคต๏ธ

Gifts that teens and tweens will love:

  • Glass to Go
  • passes to a trampoline park
  • airpods
  • ski passes
  • makeup
  • Apple Gift Cards
  • led light strips
  • tapestry
  • vanity mirror with lights
  • subscription box
  • Hey Dudes
  • Razor Electric Scooter
  • DIY Science Kits
  • Bike Wheel Lights
  • telescope
  • camping gear - camp inside this winter with some Hot Cocoa Bombs
  • art classes
  • credits for Roblux and Minecraft
  • gift card to a pottery place
  • gift card to a painting place
  • Custom Wire Creations by Jules 
  • movie tickets
  • bowling tickets
  • laser tag
  • weekend at splash lagoon
  • Quikflip Apparel - these are hoodies that flip into a backpack within seconds! I bought one for my husband for Father's Day and neither one of us can get enough of it! The fun is in the flip!

Looking for more deals? Check out some of these great gift ideas from Macaroni Kid's new parent site, CertifiKID. Grab some of these great deals before they are gone and you might as well sign up for their emails too because these deals are constantly changing!

Didn't find what you are looking for? Check out the articles below for some more ideas and check back as we will be adding all season long! Have some great gift ideas you would like to see added? Email them to and we will get them on our list! Are you a local business that wants to provide a suggested gift that is linked back to your site? We can get you on here too!

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