Great 14th Birthday Gifts under $30

    3rd September, 2019

Thoughtful gifts that ring in under $30. Now that's smart!

We want shopping for gifts for teens to be easy, rewarding and inexpensive. That's why we've come up with this great list of gift ideas every 14 year old will love, that won't blow your budget. Sound to good to be true? It's not! Nothing on this list costs more than $30! Isn't that incredible?!

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!

Holinox Star Wars Millennium Falcon 3D Lamp Gadget

This piece was a perfect gift for my best friend. It came exactly as pictures. 5 stars. :)

The Holinox Star Wars Millennium Falcon 3D Lamp Gadget Gift is a unique item and a fun gift for teens who are Star Wars fans. The Millenium Falcon is made from acrylic and gives a sleek, modern look to any bedside table. The multi-color LED cycles between 7 different color modes, with the touch of a soft button. The box includes a Millennium Falcon, a Death Star, the remote control, a base, and one USB Cable.

Gahaya Moon Lamp

I am in LOVE with this item. I have always been a lover of the moon. Super light... It has 2 color tones, different brightness settings from bright to very dim. It has a rechargeable battery built in.

A fantastic nightlight for a 14 year old, the Extra Large!!! 7.1"/18cm Gahaya Moon Lamp looks like the real moon. With an LED lightbulb, it is rechargeable with a USB cable included. It makes a lovely fourteenth birthday gift to be used as decoration and nightlight.

Always Remember You are Braver Than You Think

Adorable! Nicer than I expected! Smooth, clear, bright, and easy to read. I love this! Very well made and looks wonderful on the wall. Very pleased with this purchase.

Teens often benefit from some inspiration. By giving them the Always Remember You are Braver Than You Think Wall Sign 12x12 as their fourteenth birthday gift, you’ll provide them with a daily boost whenever they look at their bedroom wall. Made from Baltic birch wood, this wall sign has a permanently printed design on the wood that will last for years without chipping, peeling, or fading.

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.

Bluetooth Smart Watch - ANCwear Smartwatch for Android

This watch is mainly a good value. It does everything I need a smart watch/fitness tracker to do at a fraction of the price of name brand items. I used this watch in the woods for a week. It lasted the whole week on one charge and proved to be very useful for checking messages on the go. I was also very surprised at how tough it is. It didn't even get a scratch!

Bluetooth Smart Watch - ANCwear Smartwatch for Android Phones is multifunctional - it can be used as a smart phone with a Micro-SIM card and TF card or as a regular Bluetooth watch. This excellent fourteenth birthday gift can check email notifications, SMS, calendar, caller ID, and a few apps. It can also be used as an image viewer, alarm clock, camera, and to play music, as well as the activity tracker functions - sleep monitoring, pedometer, and sedentary reminder.

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.

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

Glacier Wooden Boomerang

If you've never thrown a real boomerang before, or just the Aerobee or Nerf types, then this is a great beginner's boomerang for you. It doesn't take much power to throw, so a child 10 and up should be able to throw it with practice. The seller includes a helpful instruction manual, and links to helpful online videos for the novice 'ranger. Good choice!

One of the most popular starter boomerangs in human history, the Glacier Wooden Boomerang makes an excellent and creative 14th birthday gift for any teen who likes to get outdoors and learn something new and fun. It includes exclusive instructions on how to throw boomerangs, and it’s made with imported airplane grade Birchwood.

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.

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.

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Toothbrush

Great affordable basic electric toothbrush.

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.

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.

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.

Can You Imagine Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk

Super fun indoor toy for playdates, especially during the winter. My 8 yr and 4 yr old kids play with it inside and I don't have any issues with scuffing or denting.

The Can You Imagine Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk is so great for teens who like to play soccer. This soccer disk floats on a cushion of air - the cushion is made of foam, that surrounds the edge of the disk, protecting furniture from damage. It features powerful LED lights so that teens can play even at night.

CuberSpeed Rainbow Ball Magic Cube Fidget Toy

My kids love this puzzle ball. It's great for critical thinking and hand-eye coordination. I enjoy it too. It's great for a beginner puzzle.

This ball-shaped fidget toy is an excellent strategy puzzle for any 14 year old. The CuberSpeed Rainbow Ball Magic Cube Fidget Toy has 12 holes with matching colored slots where the player needs to fit the right-colored balls. This fun gift for teens will get them addicted to strategic thinking, and hands-on skills.

Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks

It has a lot of potential, and it's very versatile. It's a great creative toy. You can make art out of it. You can use it to build. The sky's the limit.

A super fun gift for teens, the Creative Whack Company Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks is a stimulant of creativity and a mental freshener. This fantastic tool for creative people consists of 30 magnetic blocks that can be rearranged into many shapes. The Ball of Whacks features a 96-page illustrated guidebook that provides any 14 year old with insights, exercises, and strategies into the creative process.

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.

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.

PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones

It was for my daughter new phone and she loves it

The PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets is a cute and useful birthday gift idea for any friend. This one has “GRL PWR” in pink and black. The PopSocket allows a hands-free use in flat surfaces, and a secure hand grip for one-hand texting, selfie-taking, and to prevent phone drops.

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

I have been using this for 4 nights now. I noticed a big difference on the 2nd day, I woke up and my lips were not as badly cracked! They were become smoother. Now on the fourth day my lips have no cracks at all. It really does make such a difference

The LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask is a fantastic birthday gift idea for that friend who treasures skin and lip care. They only have to apply this mask before bed with the built-in spatula so that it moisturizes the lips beautifully and make them ready for the next day.

One Question a Day: A Five-Year Journal

I was given this gift for my 20th birthday, and it is the perfect time to receive it because the next five years of my life are going to be so formative. Being still in college, I've been able to do it with my roommate every night, making me reflect on my experiences

People who find it hard to track their lives in a regular, diary-like journal, will love the One Question a Day: A Five-Year Journal as a birthday gift. This journal is extremely simple, offering one question per day for five years. It doesn’t take much time for busy people, who will get to journal their daily lives over a long period, a great way to encourage reflection and introspection.

Compact Styler by Tangle Teezer Cream Rose Gold

Beautiful color, compact design. Easy to carry in handbags or while traveling. My hair has become beautiful.

The Compact Styler by Tangle Teezer Cream Rose Gold is an surprisingly beautiful hairbrush, great to give as a gift to anyone with mid length to long hair. This on-the-go accessory features a removable cover to protect the teeth, which are designed to keep a hair glossy, tangle free, and smooth.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer

The slots are big enough for pretty much any ticket. There's also a lot of them; I had a ton of receipts and tickets and they only filled up a bit of this book. There's even a pocket in the back of the book for brochures or things of the like. I put my tour brochures in there for safe keeping. Overall, it's a nice way to organize your things all while knowing they're safe and you can have these memories forever. Bonus points for being able to show it off to people in a neat way!

You probably know a teen who goes to the theater, the movies, shows, concerts, sporting events… Some treasure these moments so much that they would love to get the Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer as a 14th birthday gift. This ticket stub organizer features 20 high-clarity, archival plastic page so that teens can record their favorite experiences, memories, and tickets.

Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 In. X 12 In

Got the two pack since it was so cost effective, and let me just say, I love it! The paper feels wonderful to draw on, pencil goes on so smooth! Not just that, this paper works great with copics! I used both copic brush markers and classic, I will say using brush tips felt easier to blend.

This fabulous heavyweight sketch paper is a great gift for teens who love to draw. The Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 In. X 12 Inches is good to practice techniques, make sketches and quick studies.

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!

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.

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.

The Manual to Manhood

This a great book to give to teens and even 20 somethings at home still. It is a little like a scout handbook. It has a series of tasks and basic skills men should know. They are simple and seem a little silly or no-brainers but it is amazing how much confidence and self-esteem can be raised having completed the book.

The Manual to Manhood is a fantastic reference tool for the younger man. This excellent book makes for a thoughtful 13th birthday gift. The Christian author brings many references of the faith for those who follow it, and also regular things that every guy needs to know - tie a tie, grill a steak, plan a date, clean a bathroom, ask for a reference, throw darts, and more.