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Your go-to: Gen Z Gift Guide

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

Gift ideas for your bestie, a gift exchange, birthday and overall things the Gen Z-er in your life will actually appreciate receiving!

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OK - Let's break it down into categories and you're sure to find things that match the budget and occasion.

Wellness stuff

  • Anything La Neige - we recommend one of their little sets that includes lip masks or gloss.

  • Cerave - Cream, face wash, these are the practical things everyone needs.

  • Pimple patches - The cuter and funner the better.

  • Tinted lip balm - Lots of fun brand options here, elf is an easy budget friendly choice.

  • Nail polish - We recently discovered some brands that are natural! Or try an at home gel manicure kit.

  • Natural Dry shampoo (Try Supercrush!)

  • Peppermint halo - For the long days, headaches, exam season, you know.

  • Summer Fridays - This brand or anything fun and trendy at Sephora will do. We also really like Tower 28 a lot!

  • Plastic Free Natural Deodorant - ATTITUDE is killin' it with good for you products! The new skincare could work as well!

Spice up your space & life:

  • Disposable camera (if they use a disposable - easy, if they use a reusable film camera get someone to secretly snap a picture of their film and gift some more!)

  • Disco ball (plant hanger, ornaments, anything that reflects the fun light!)

  • Cute funky calendar

  • Overhead headphones

  • Journals (The STIL Academic one is really practical)

  • Urban Outfitters stuff - blankets, fun pillows etc.

  • Taylor swift LP

  • Harry Styles stuff

  • Record Player

  • We’re not really stranger game

  • BAGGU - earbuds case, bags, totes, bucket hats, all safe! Make sure to choose the pattern or art on the item based on the gift recipient.

  • Wall projector

  • At home clay/pottery kit - Check out Sculpd!

  • Cool phone case - Wildflower, Urban Outfitters, Castify all great options

Things to wear:

  • Nike (shoes or apparel)

  • Crewnecks

  • Hoodies

  • Matching sweatsuits

  • Converse

  • Ugg slippers

  • Smiley face slippers

  • Hair clips (we have a crush on Supercrush hair accessories)

  • Cargo pants (anything loose fitted)

  • Converse (Chuck 70's are the best hands down)

  • Over ear headphones - survey says it doesn't have to just be airpod max's. Check with your gift recipient because everyone has a preference for look and bluetooth vs not. We like Marley brand but there are plenty of other great ones.

  • Sleepwear - think comfy patching pyjama sets - Joe Fresh or your local Walmart actually has great ones.

  • Crocs or slides

What to get at the second hand shops:

yep. you read that right. gifting thrifted and vintage items is totally ok. admirable and very personal actually.

  • What to get at the second hand shops:

  • Vintage item

  • Graphic tees

  • Art

  • Grandpa sweaters

  • Vinyl records

  • Drinkware


Be the person who surprised them with an activity they'd like to do together or alone and fund a fun time!

  • Pottery class

  • Gift card to thrift or vintage store

  • Gas gift card

  • Art museum pass

  • Concert tickets

  • Home store/Target gift card (especially if they just moved out)

Hope this list serves you well, got any other ideas? send us a DM on instagram or join our group chat on Geneva!


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