Great 15th Birthday Gifts under $30

    12th September, 2019

The eye roll is real at this age... avoid it all together with a gift from this amazing list!

There is no better feeling than getting someone important to you something they will love. The challenge is, actually coming up what that item that is going to light them up. Major transitions can make teens tricky to shop for, but lucky for you, you've found us. Of course, as usual, we've got you covered. Get some inspiration for a great gift for the teen boy or girl in your life right here!

Bluetooth Beanie Music Hat

This beanie is very soft, fits well. The sound is very clear and we didn't need to read the instructions. We had it connected to the phone in just a few seconds and was listening to music in less than a minute. This product will be a perfect item for any teenager or anyone who is active and likes to listen to music while on the go.

14 and 15 year olds who like to listen to music will love the Bluetooth Beanie Music Hat. This thoughtful 14th birthday gift is extraordinarily soft and comfortable, and they won’t even feel like they’re using an earphone. The Bluetooth headset speaker driver is removable, so the hat is fully washable, and the Bluetooth signal range is up to 33 feet, which gives it more stable connectivity while doing outdoor activities.

The Teen's Guide to World Domination

My brother loved the book, I even caught him reading it a second time. I gave it to my 14 year old son for his birthday and he found the authors sense of humor engaging enough to read the first 2 chapters that night.

The Teen's Guide to World Domination makes a thoughtful fourteenth birthday gift for any teen who's just startying to become independent. Full of knowledge, guidance, and skills, this excellent book takes from the author's life experiences. It gives excellent advice, entertaining stories, and endless life lessons.

4M Water Rocket Kit

Great fun my son loves it. When the kids saw it on the soccer field the playground emptied out and all the kids came to watch and launch the rocket.

The 4M Water Rocket Kit is really cool - teens will love to build their own water rocket with a recycled soda bottle. The power of the water pressure on this rocket blasts it up to 90 feet in the air - teens who enjoy science projects and experiments will want to do this over and over.

Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit

I highly recommend this kit for the beginner or for someone wanting to improve rudimentary or rusty soldering skills. The project is straightforward and worked properly the first time after completion by my grandson.

Teens who are interested in building and electricity will love the Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit. This fantastic fourteenth birthday gift is amazing for young problem-solvers who want to get their hands on everything. It includes a solder, soldering iron and wire cutters - with them, they will be able to learn to solder and practice with the printed circuit board (PCB).

The Resistance (The Dystopian Universe)

The Resistance is one of the best games I have played and I play a lot of them, what makes it so good is that most games require often clunky mechanics or rules to force something that should be natural. The game is fast paced and fun, it can have people rolling on the floor laughing, on your knees pleading with someone to make the right choice and in some games shouting at people calling them liars

The Resistance (The Dystopian Universe) is a fantastic board game for any age. It requires, and teaches, both social and logical deduction. An excellent gift for a teenager or any board game lover.

Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone

Easy and fun to fly. Great customer support. Great design, high quality so far and perfectly clear instructions, you can tell the manual writer spoke English well! Cones with tons of spare parts, thank God. This is my first break into the drone world and im very impressed.

The Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone is one of the coolest drones and one of the best fifteenth birthday gifts out there. It is totally foldable into an easy-to-carry size and is fantastic for beginners. The headless mode is excellent because the teen can return the drone with the press of one button.

Basketball 3D Illusion Birthday Gift Lamp

Wow! Even in the summer with late nights this lamp glows brightly. My son was delighted this 3D basketball and loved the range of colours as well as the fact is has a colour-cycle mode. The lamp is well made and feels solid with a very tactile on/off touch pad. Fantastic gift and talking point!

The Basketball 3D Illusion Birthday Gift Lamp is a great fifteenth birthday gifts for basketball lovers. It makes a great decoration item and nightlight - with the smart touch control, the atmosphere light can change to 7 different colors. This lamp is super easy to charge, as it features a USB cable that doesn’t require an adapter.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make

A gift for my 15-yr old grandson. I read it before giving it to him - pre-qualify. Good advice for everyone. Excellent book for both teens and their parents

This fantastic book tackles how teens should approach the six significant challenges they have to face: dealing with their parents, gaining self-esteem, making friends, coping with substances, succeeding at school, being wise about sex, and planning a career. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make is an excellent fourteenth birthday gift for teens who are just learning how to navigate the world.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

This is a great game, really fun and the app makes it easier to run with small numbers. Easy to learn, even easier to get addicted! This game is a must-have for anyone who likes to play games with their friends

In this fun and engaging game, teens get to be different characters with special abilities - a werewolf, seer, troublemaker, and many more. One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a microgame which makes an excellent 14th birthday gift for teens who enjoy fast-paced and addictive fun.

Relative Insanity Party Game about Crazy Relatives

Great time playing this game with the family. Played through hours and had a ton of laughs. I would recommend this for any family game nights.

This fantastic game for game nights with family and friends is an excellent addition to any teen's collection and a unique 14th birthday gift. The Relative Insanity Party Game about Crazy Relatives features setup cards with phrases a player reads, and so that the others choose a punch line card to finish the phrase. The reader picks the funniest punch line and gives that player a point.

PlayMonster Farkle Flip

We've been Farkle players for years and love the game. The gameplay is faster and it's easier to play in crowded locations where the noise of the dice might be bothersome.

The PlayMonster Farkle Flip is not only great for when the internet isn’t working - teens will love to play it anytime! An excellent fifteenth birthday gift, Farkle Flip demands that players flip cards over in hope to make combinations that help them win by using their own hand, or another player’s hand.

Buddha Board Mini Buddha Board

It's a great item for the kids who would rather draw then say build with blocks. You can draw with nothing in mind and it is relaxing/fun. You can also draw a planned picture and it is fun. Be sure to show it off before it fades away though!

No special skill or training is required to paint with the Buddha Board Mini Buddha Board. Kids will have fun by drawing on the surface of the Buddha Board with only water and the small brush included. This excellent 12th birthday gift is environmentally friendly and will last for years. When the water evaporates they will find a clean slate, ready to create all over again

Colorful Dobre Brothers Hoodie Sweatshirt

Bought for my daughter, she loves it! And it’s so warm.

The cool Aliensee Youth Colorful Dobre Brothers Hoodie Sweatshirt makes an excellent fifteenth birthday gift for the teen who likes hoodies - so, for any teen then. It’s imported, made of 55% cotton 45% polyester blended fleece fabric. This ultra-soft and comfortable hoodie has a modern fit, front pouch pocket, and a hood with drawstring for adjustability.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Paperback

I feel it is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to share with all teens. The world is big and coming at them so fast. Lets equip them in every way that we can. Bought this for my HS students as an alternative read. They love it! I think I will buy a classroom set and use it as a part of my curriculum next year!

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a paperback book that makes a great 13th birthday gift for ambitious teens. This fabulous book guides kids step-by-step to get them from where they are now, to where they want to be in the future. This is a useful and thoughtful gift, that discusses real issues and relevant themes like cyberbullying and social media.

Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack

I bought these to start my new hobby of acrylic painting. A good size for beginners, ..you can finish a painting in no time.

These Artlicious Canvas Panels will make any 15 year old artist happy. This affordable set of 12 canvas boards is made with 100% cotton duck and are a suitable canvas for oils, acrylics, and tempera. It makes a thoughtful and useful fifteenth birthday gift, especially great for beginners and budding artists.

Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat

This is my boys' go to cookbook. They love the recipes and the food comes out really good. My oldest is not an in the kitchen kind of kid, but he does really well with this cookbook. Awesome, we love it!! Great book for starter cooks

Breakfast, sides, snacks, dinners, or dessert - you name it. With the Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat cookbook, tweens and kids will learn to prepare the meals they love the most. This book makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift for anyone who is hungry. It has easy-to-follow instructions that will provide kids with the tools they need to conquer the kitchen.

Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers

Love the extra fine tip of the pen and they last ages. Highly recommend

An excellent fifteenth birthday gift for any teen artist, the Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers is a set of 24 permanent markers that work on most surfaces - plastic, metal, glass, paper, and many others. With vivid and brilliant colors, this set can make incredible creations in the right hands. The resilient ink resists fading and water, and the versatile fine tip makes beautifully precise details.

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Toothbrush

Great affordable basic electric toothbrush.

NERF Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy

I spent countless hours outside with friends and family playing with this football. Absolutely the most fun, durable and truly enjoyable toy on the market!

The NERF Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy is a fantastic fifteenth birthday gift for the teen with a good throwing arm. The foam ball has a hand grip and a long-distance tail that is amazingly good in sending it to fly far away. The ball howls as it flies, and it’s super exciting to play with!

Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks

This book is full of harmless fun. The pranks aren't cruel, and they do not promote bullying. The author explains how pranks work and how to apologize if someone gets upset after being pranked. The book comes with lots of fun ideas and props. There are signs, letters, coupons, and menus. This is a great innocent, fun book.

Teens need some harmless fun in their lives every now and then. The Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet! is a favorite fifteenth birthday gift for teens who would enjoy a little play time with their families and closest friends. The pranks are not mean, they are just fun for everyone.

Brain Twisting Solitaire Game

Very engaging activity for kids & older folks. Grandkids love it! Son & I raced (I bought 2) to see who could solve puzzles faster. This is a fun game no matter your age. Encourages problem solving, practice of spatial relationships, & reading of a diagram.

Brain puzzles with endless replay value are a must for any teen in the digital age. They should always have a game like Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game that entertains them whenever they’re tired of the screens. This fantastic fifteenth birthday gift idea includes 200 puzzle challenges, 12 puzzle pieces, a 48-page illustrated puzzle book, and a carrying case, great for traveling.

DCI Pop Quiz Clock, Black and White

This clocks looks great and functions as you would expect. I purchased this for my friend who teaches middle school math and it absolutely made her day, this is a great gift for anyone in the education field!

This elegant yet fun wall clock will find its way into the bedroom and heart of a fifteen-year-old. The DCI Pop Quiz Clock, Black and White, Metal, 11-1/2" Diameter is fantastic for teens who love math. Made of matte black powder coated metal, it's an unusual fifteenth birthday gift that challenges a teen to solve the riddle of time.

Voice Originals - When in Rome Travel Trivia Game

Finally something to do with my Alexa that isn’t just playing music and telling jokes. The game is fundamentally good and made more interesting with the voice interaction and local voices. Brilliant game! No reading the rules, tell alexa to start a new game and she hosts for you and explains all. Questions good, voice actors were easy to understand, trash talking was hilarious. Would highly recommend.

A fantastic combination between traditional board games and technology, Voice Originals - When in Rome Travel Trivia Game Powered by Alexa makes an excellent fourteenth birthday gift. In this game, Alexa will be the host - with an endless variety of places, players will experience flying around the world, hearing from real locals, and have more than 20 hours of interactive dialogue!

Rollick! The Hysterical Team Charades Game

Purchased this board game after playing with it at a gathering. This board game was a hit with everyone who participated, it was non stop laughing for everyone who played. It's a great ice breaker for people who tend to be shy when playing in groups. If you have a group of friends who enjoy game night make this board game part of your repertoire.

An ultra fast-paced game, the Rollick! The Hysterical Team Charades Party Board Game is a fun and exciting fifteenth birthday gift. With this game, the team needs to work together to act out clues so that one or more people can guess the answer. Rollick has over 750 hints, which makes it a game with infinite replay value! It’s fantastic for parties, family gatherings, or any type of celebration.

Swimline Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float

This raft arrived as described and it is very vibrant and colorful. The 'crust' portion of the raft is slightly elevated and perfect for resting your head on. It also has two cup holders which keep your drink stable even during periods of movement. It has also remained adequately inflated and comfortable after repeated use.

Pizza lovers will love this Swimline Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float. This great gift has a pizza crust headrest, for additional comfort, and dual drink holders. Teens will get to float and chill by the pool on an inflatable slice of pizza anytime they want - and if you're going to join them, just buy a second slice, that can be rafted up to theirs for a shared chilling time.

Pick Your Poison Card Game

FUN game that helps you get to know more about the people you care about while still keeping the competition aspect of a game. Just Buy It, Definitely Worth It

The Pick Your Poison Card Game is a great board game of “would you rather” perfect for a fifteenth birthday gift! Teens will get to know their friend’s and family’s surprising preferences with a card set of over 300 poison cards and endless possible combinations. This game cheers up any party and family gathering.

Game For Fame The Hilarious Party Board Game

This game is so much fun! It is also way easy to play! You do have to have a great sense of humor and a willingness to look like a complete goofball! The object is simple: be better than everyone else at crazy activities! You are on teams, but you are often competing against one another. You read cards and follow the directions for fun and laughter! Can't wait to play it again!

Game For Fame The Hilarious Party Board Game has no complicated rules and instructions - teens get to play it right out of the box! It makes for a fantastic fifteenth birthday gift for those who love game nights with friends or family. This board game divides players into teams that need to pick up a “money maker” card - it features a massive diversity of fun challenges.

Been There Done That - Icebreaker Party Game

We played this for our club's annual Christmas party. People really enjoyed it. Even the people who said they hated games liked it. This is our new favorite ice-breaker game. You learn a lot about people you thought you knew... the stories that come up are priceless!

Been There Done That - Fun Icebreaker Party Game to Play with Friends and Family! is a fun fifteenth birthday gift. Teens will get to know their friends and even family better in this ice-breaking activity. It’s an easy-to-play game that features over 850 scenarios - no game is ever the same!

Logitech Wireless Mouse

I have 3 of these now. Once you get used to kicking the scroll left and right to go back or forward, you won't want anything else. Durable, you don't ever have to shut it off (unless it's in something that moves) and the battery lasts forever.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse is a lovely bright-colored red-stripped mouse, made especially to cheer up a teen’s day. This wireless mouse makes a fun gift for kids who continuously use laptops and computers - it roams up to 10 meters away from base without any problems. The mouse is super comfy to use, and the web wheel whirl around quickly and smoothly.

Blokus Strategy Game

Our new favourite family game. Easy fun game to play. Rules very quick to learn - 2 minutes tops. It is addictive and so pleased I came across it. After a hard week our brains need to chill out and this is just the ticket to unwind and have family time.

This amazing game that looks like good old Tetris makes a lovely fifteenth birthday gift for a teen who would like to have some fun with their friends and family. With the Blokus Strategy Game each player gets a set of 21 pieces and takes turns placing them on the board. The game ends when the board is filled with pieces, the player with the lowest number of remaining pieces wins.

Hooked - Hook and Ring Game

The game is very well made, it was purchased as a gift for my grandson. He has it mounted on the back of his door. He said is great to work on his hand/eye coordination

This game is simple yet addictive. The Hooked - Hook and Ring Game makes a super fun fifteenth birthday gift for teens who like to hang out with friends and family. It features 3 games in 1, with the instructions of these games included on the package. The premium, durable wood will last for years to come, and the sturdy rings will provide hours of replay value.

Exploding Kittens Card Game

The rules are very easy to understand, and since it involves some luck, it is a great game for people who are new to card games. It also involves some strategy, which is perfect, as the more you play, the better you get! Keeps things fresh and interesting!

The Exploding Kittens Card Game is a card game made for people who enjoy explosions, kittens, laser beams, and sometimes goats. It is family-friendly and can be played by 2-5 players with one deck (each deck featuring 56 cards). This card game is a fun gift for kids and can be given as a 13th birthday gift for the tabletop game lover.

Amazing Bacteria Science Kit

This kit is a good basic kit for growing bacteria. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. My daughter loved this and she said it made her feel like a "real scientist" because she was using real science supplies. High quality kit with plenty of swabs and droppers for sampling surfaces.

Teens who are into microbiology or just want to have a great science fair project will love the Amazing Bacteria Science Kit. This fun gift lets them to see bacteria and fungi grow. The plates for bacteria growth are covered with a thick agar surface, which prevents them from cracking and drying, while also feeding the microbes that kids want to study.

Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines

This was a great purchase for my grandkids. I will be buying more of these. Great learning tool for motorized devices using gears with a remote control.

With the fabulous six-button infrared remote included, teens get to control their very own motorized vehicles and machines. The Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines is a meaningful and fun fifteenth birthday give to teens.

COOP Sport Scatter Dodgeball

Bought two sets for camp to use with teens. The kids loved it and played it over and over again. I recommend this set for anyone looking for a great game for kids of all ages.

The COOP Sport Scatter Dodgeball is an action-packed, new twist on the original dodgeball game. This exciting, fun gift for teens includes 12 wristbands, 1 soft-impact dodgeball, and 1 dice - each player chooses a color to wear and rolls the dice to begin the game. The dice decide who is going to play next.

14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Amazingly engineered, terribly manufactured. The amount of stuff you can do with this is amazing. Someone was exceptionally smart when they engineered this. You can make so many different gear trains, it's crazy complex, it's an engineering marvel how many different things you can make with little plastic parts.

Kids and teens will love the 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift gets a future engineer to build a robot that can be used in 14 different modes. With this robot, teens will learn about robotics and solar energy right in their home. The robot works on land or water, depending on the mode - it’s exciting and fun to see how it behaves in different environments.

Phone Phever Board Game

We got this for our teen for Christmas and he opened it at our Christmas Eve dinner/party to play with the teen daughters of our close family friends. They had so much fun that they talked us adults into playing as well. We all had a great time

Smart phone addicts will love to play the Phone Phever Board Game - Best New Fun Fast-Paced Family-Friendly Party Board Game. An awesome board game on which players get to choose from 1200 questions and challenges, this makes an excellent fifteenth birthday gift. It’s compatible with all smart phones, with no need for apps.

Lined Writing Journals Notebook (Value Pack)

They are beautifully made! The pages feel nice, the pen is high enough quality that it does not detract from the quality of the journal, and the charm is attractive.

The Lined Writing Journals Notebook is a meaningful birthday gift to anyone who needs or likes to write. With 80 sheets (160 lined pages), this leather notebook is refillable - the kit features a 2 in 1 touchscreen pen, a binder index table, a card pouch, and a zipper pouch.

Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game

OMG, my kids are so excited about the arrival of our new game. They have know idea how much they're gonna gain from this. This is a sure winner guaranteed to become a definite classic. Absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants a fun challenging approach to teach the kids something they will use on a daily basis!!! Winner!!!

Including 40 cards for calmness and mindfulness practice, the Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game makes a wonderful birthday gift. It is a fun game, great especially for kids and teenagers. The cards are durable and sturdy, and the group play is fantastic for social skill development.

Lingo Playing Cards | Language Learning Game Set

We love these cards and take them with us everywhere we travel. It is a fun way to learn a language as you play. Instead of saying the name of the card we say the phrase on the card and the other person has to transalte! Fun, easy, compact, perfect to travel with You can't go wrong with these cards!

The Lingo Playing Cards | Language Learning Game Set is an innovative way to help anyone to learn a new language by combining the familiar flashcard aesthetics with the fun of playing cards. This excellent gift idea features 4 suits of 52 playing cards and 2 Jokers. Common phrases and their pronunciations are present in this game set, available in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Indonesian, Japanese and Mandarin.

Gamewright This Game Goes to Eleven

Simple to learn and teach, lots of fun and a good game to play when you dont have time for the more in depth games. Quick filler game that is still enjoyable to everyone i have shown it too

A fun card game for the rock and roll lover, Gamewright This Game Goes to Eleven is a fully-amped card game that makes a tremendous fifteenth birthday gift. Whoever gets to end the game with the fewest cards wins - players need to add up the cards until the pile hits 11, if it hits 11 in a player’s turn, they get to choose who gets the pile.

ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot

Grand son loved this construction kit very pleased thankyou.

If you know a 15 year old who adores robots? Then the ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot is the one for them. This amazing fifteenth birthday gift lets teens build their own robot with light up eyes and motorized wheels. It features 50 pieces, 4 wheels, light-up eyes with a replaceable battery, a pull-back motor, and instructions to build 4 ZOOB-Bots.

Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack

This backpack is very cute and held up with no problem to a year of use so far, and I put it through a fair amount of strain. I can saw with certainty that it can hold a full 3in binder, 1 large textbook, a Microsoft surface tablet, a lab notebook, and all the pencils, pens, calculators, cellphones you could want without problem

The Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack looks so pretty! This large, vintage backpack has 25L capacity, that can fit laptops up to 15.6 inches. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift idea even has an external USB charging port and a set-in charging cable, so that teens get to charge their phones while walking. The high-quality nylon fabric is durable and lightweight, and the backpack is comfortable on the shoulders and back.

VASCHY Classic Water Resistant Casual Daypack

Perfect size - not too bulky, but big enough to fit A4 folder and lunch bag. The bag seems well-made and is constructed of a thick, sturdy fabric. Zips are not flimsy. The shoulder straps are nicely padded and can be adjusted easily.

The Lightweight Backpack for School, VASCHY Classic Basic Water Resistant Casual Daypack is a useful and elegant fifteenth birthday gift. Made of water-resistant Polyester, this backpack is durable and extremely lightweight. It holds all of a teen's essentials - featuring 1 top-loading compartment, a main zippered compartment with file divider, a front exterior easy access zipper pocket, and two water bottle pockets on both sides.