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If there's one thing we know about teens, it's that they have very specific tastes and preferences. So for this holiday gift guide, we asked parents what teens actually want. Some of the suggestions were tried and true: popular sneakers, gaming consoles, quality headphones, a trendy makeup subscription. But there was also a lot of love for craft kits, fuzzy blankets and flattering selfie lights that can be adapted for use during video classes.
We added a few wild cards, including a clever little projector that will throw a sky full of stars onto your teen's bedroom ceiling and a surprisingly popular string instrument.