Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:12 am.

Need stuffers for a gift basket for teens? We looked at a dozen different ideas that appeal to teens before deciding these ones are the best bets—the ones teens themselves told us they liked the most! Here's what we'd recommend.

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What Makes a Great Basket Stuffer for Teens? 

To find the answer, we asked a sample of teenagers among our parent readers for their ideas. (Yes, we’ve been writing about parenting since the 1990’s—some of the early readers of our parenting books are now even grandparents!).

If you need to prepare a gift basket for a teenager, we think a mix of both fun (games) and practical items (lip balm, sketchbooks, for example) are a good way to go.

After looking at over a dozen different suggestions by teens, we narrowed down our recommendations to these picks:

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Best Game Basket Stuffer

Perfect for long road trip
Loved the 200 questions (plus 50 trivia ones) in this book—great for campfires and car trips! Fun for whole family.
$3.99

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Best Lip Balm Basket Stuffer

Wonderful scent
A perfect basket stuffer, this lip balm is a fave for its lack of sticky residue. Also nice: lid locks in place so it won't dry out. Caveat: no SPF protection.
$2.96

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Best Blank Journal Basket Stuffer

Great for doodling
Loved the sturdy pages in this sketchbook, which are thick enough that ink won't bleed through. Easy on the wallet.
$6.98

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Best Card Game Basket Stuffer

Easy to learn
A clever spin on the old slap jack game, this fast-moving game is great for hand-eye coordination—a natural for teens to love!
$4.24

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