11 unique Christmas gift ideas for Aussie teens

11 unique Christmas gift ideas for Aussie teens

11 unique Christmas gift ideas for Aussie teens

This post is part of my 2020 Christmas series. Click here to find other posts in the series.


This post on unique Christmas gift ideas for Aussie teens is aimed at older teens around 15+. I find that this age group can be challenging to buy for. I have curated gift ideas that are hopefully a little different from what you will find on a standard Christmas gift guide and the teenager in your life will love these gifts.

They have been given the tick of approval by the teens in my house! Where possible I have tried to link to products from smaller Australian businesses as we all know after the year they have had, they can certainly do with some extra sales.

Solid cologne

low tox cologne for teens

Bondi Local – is the maker of solid cologne, which as it name suggests is handmade in Bondi. Each pocket sized bar of Bondi Local is about 5x smaller than your run of the mill cologne.

The colognes are designed as a highly concentrated bar so you don’t need to use loads of it to smell great. To use it you simply rub your thumb or finger in the wax and then transfer the wax onto your pulse points (Wrists, Neck, and Behind the Ear).

There’s no nasty surprises or cheap fillers in their colognes, every bar of Bondi local is a handmade blend of natural oils and waxes. For example, their Third Ramp offering has the following ingredients:

  • Beeswax
  • Coconut Oil
  • Fragrance
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Top Notes – Basil, bergamot, citrus, clary sage, lemon
  • Middle Notes – Cardamom, pine, geranium, lavender, white floral
  • Base Notes – Musk, patchouli, sandalwood, woods, resins, amber

You can check out the other available scents here.

Tote bag

tote bags for teens

Clothing the gap tote bags – Clothing The Gap is a Victorian Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise and amongst other fab pieces of clothing they have for sale, they also have a great range of tote bags which are very on trend right now.

The totes feature:

  • Quality bag thick cotton bag (320 GSM)
  • Reinforced shoulder straps
  • One large main compartment
  • Tote measures: 42 cm x 42 cm

Hair turban

11 unique Christmas gift ideas for Aussie teens

The Quickie Hair Turban – hair turbans are super popular at the moment. This Quickie Hair Turban helps with the battle against breakage and frizz. It is designed to swiftly absorb water without the need for vigorous rubbing or friction, which drastically reduces the amount of time that the hair cuticle is left vulnerable to breakage. The turban lets you be hands-free and helps reduce frizz and static.

Yearly journal

journals for teens

Bloom Journals – As a not-for-profit, local Melbourne project, James and Al intended for Bloom to become a regenerative engine, fuelling the production of sustainably and locally-printed journals empowering wisdom and compassion in our everyday lives. They currently have a campaign on Pozible for yearly and monthly journals are printed locally in Melbourne, on 100% recycled paper, and with non-toxic inks.

They have a number of reward options you can take up but I have pledged to the 10 x Yearly Journals so will be added one to each of the kids stockings this year. These journals are designed to make end-of-year self-reflection accessible and enjoyable.

They are a beautifully-designed, A6, saddle-stitched, 42-page journal with 1 guided Bloom self-reflection process, fit for one year. It guides you through a simple and positive-psychology-informed Bloom process of Hindsight, Insight & Foresight: looking back, looking in, and looking forward.

$1 from every journal goes to support SEED: Indigenous Youth Climate Network. The Pozible campaign is due to close in 10 days so get in quick if you want to order some. They do offer a Melbourne pick up option as well.

Bedding set

christmas gift idea for male teenagers

The Lad Collective has been co-founded by two brothers, Bill and Ed Ovenden, “as a vessel for the Australian man to easily purchase bed sheets so time can be better spent on the important things in life”.

Their The Lad Collective Bedding Set would make the perfect Christmas gift for a teenager who you are wanting to become more involved in the bed linen changing and washing process. The set is designed to make making the bed as easy as possible:

The set includes:

  • 1 Fitted Sheet with the first-ever marked corner straps (no more croc-wrestling your fitted sheet).
  • 1 Flat Sheet with centre logo (the perfect made bed, every time).
  • 2 Zip Him In Pillowcases with invisible zippers

They set is made of:

  • 60% Bamboo.
  • 40% Cotton Yarn.
  • Finished Fabric Density – 325 Thread Count.

You can read more about the benefits of the The Lad Collective Bedding Set here and if you are reading it on The 25th Nov, they have a super offer on at the moment where you can get 25% of the second set.

Facial roller

christmas gift idea for female teenagers

Salt By Hendrix Face Rose Quartz Roller – this roller is a tool designed to enhance the beauty routine by helping to promote circulation, reduce water retention and puffiness by gently stimulating the lymphatic system, and support skin cell rejuvenation.

Face rollers have been used for centuries to help maintain the tone, elasticity, brightness and general health of the skin. Rose Quartz is known as the stone of unconditional love and is believed to open the heart to love, inner peace and harmony within ourselves and in our dealings with others.

Vintage clothing

unique Christmas gift ideas for Aussie teens - vintage clothing

The Restated Vintage online store was founded in a classic startup style – out of an apartment on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2018. They now have a team of eight staff and have recycled over 100,000 items. They sell handpicked vintage clothing, including brands from Nike, Harley Davidson, Champion, Adidas, Ralph and more.

Being one off items, they aren’t cheap. The Nike t-shirt pictured above is $75, but the clothing sold on Restated Vintage does make a great unique gift for a teenager – their is very little chance their friends will be wearing the same top as them! Be sure you look at all of the photos for the item you are thinking of buying as they will have close-ups of any marks, small holes etc that is on the clothing – they are real vintage items and may have some wear and tear that comes with that.

T-shrit yarn

eco friendly gift ideas

Pip Magazine reward – You can get this super cute 15mm eco-friendly sustainable beech wood crochet hook and choose a roll of T-shirt yarn made from t-shirt manufacturing remnants for the crafty teenager in your life. They can then knit, crochet, macrame or weave it. It is just one of the awesome rewards offered by Pip Magazine in their latest Possible campaign which closes in 7 days. Head here to see what other rewards they have that would suit the eco-conscious teenager this Christmas.

eco friendly Christmas gift ideas

Massage oil

Christmas gift ideas for sporty teens

Bush Balm Organic Irmangka Irmangka Hempseed Oil – if you have a sporty teenager in your life then this massage oil will make a great Christmas gift.

Indigenous Australians have used native plants to treat common ailments and illnesses for thousands of years. Their traditional knowledge inspires Bush Balm® products, which are made from wild-harvested medicinal plants expertly collected on Aboriginal Lands in Central Australia. Irmangka Irmangka, Yawirriyawirri and Arrethe have been used for generations to treat aches, muscle pain, joint inflammation, skin conditions and to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Plant stand

eco friendly unique Christmas gift ideas

Welds and Wood Co sell mazing furniture and plant wares. Our 16 year old has a growing collection of indoor plants in her room and is looking for ways of displaying them – these plants stands would be perfect! They are handmade in Australia.

Body brush

Christmas gift ideas for teens

Body brushing is indeed a thing and there are many claims about what it can do you for you, some of which are true and others maybe not so. Unfortunately it won’t remove cellulite but it will do the following:

The mechanical action of dry brushing is wonderful for exfoliating dry winter skin. It also helps detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. Dry brushing unclogs pores in the exfoliation process. It also stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated afterward. {source}

Black Chicken Remedy is an Australian owned and operated, 100% natural skincare company that harnesses the power of nature to create remedial products. You can purchase the brush online here.

What have you bought for the teenagers in your life? I would love to hear!

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