Teen Gift Catalogs

Marcelina Hardy, MSEd, BCC
Teen reading gift catalog

Giving teen gift catalogs to look through to create a wish list is a great way to ensure that you get what he or she wants. To give the teen a variety of choices, be sure to give him or her catalogs that are quite different, such as one with clothing, another with electronics and possibly another with books or music.

Where to Find Teen Gift Catalogs

Two of the most popular ways to gather teen gift catalogs is by visiting stores and searching the Internet.

Finding Catalogs at the Mall

You can find teen gift catalogs in some of the teen's favorite stores, especially during the holidays. Try going to the mall and visiting some of the stores teen frequent such as the music or DVD store, specialty clothing shops, and department stores such as Sears and JCPenney. Don't walk past a toy store thinking that only kids will want what they have on inventory; teens enjoy video games or board games too. You can also try the customer service desk at the mall. Sometimes they have catalogs with many different store merchandise in it or items you can order by phone or mail.

Ordering Catalogs Online

The best part about ordering catalogs online is that you don't have to deal with crowds and it saves you time walking in and out of stores. All you have to do is sit down for a few minutes, enter in your address and wait for the catalogs to come to you. You could even send the catalog to the teen if that is easier.

The following are some catalogs you can order now:

  • Alloy - This is another popular catalog for teen girl fashion including jeans, dresses, outerwear, footwear and sweaters.
  • Dr Jays - This catalog has clothing for both girls and boys from brands like Evisu, Red Monkey, True Religion, Christian Audigier, Creative Recreation, Antik Denim, Hellz Bellz, Taverniti So, Miss Sixty.
  • Lakside Collection - Although this one is not specifically for teenagers, it does have some items that teens would like. Order this one for free and pass it around to all family members to get all of your shopping done at once.
  • abc Distributing - Again, this one is not especially for teenagers, but there are many items that may interest them.

Create a Wish List on the Internet

Many merchants online do not send out catalogs any longer because they have all of their items listed on their website. Many of these online stores have an option for people to create a wish list. A teen can simply go to the site, register for an account and then choose exactly what he or she wants. The site lists these items in the wish list section, which is accessible to anyone who has the information for the teen's account. You can then see what he or she wants and either order the item(s) directly from the site or call the store to see if you can pick it up.


If you know of any teen gift catalogs, please leave a comment below and share them!

Teen Gift Catalogs