Stocking Fillers for Teenagers: Books Under $15

We’ve got plenty of books under $15 that are perfect for your teenager’s Christmas stocking. Some of these are also great, affordable choices for handing out as end-of-year gifts in youth group.

Read about our top picks below, then browse more options in our full collection.

How Should Teens Read the Bible? by Joel Beeke, $4.79


How Should Teens Read the Bible? by Joel R. Beeke

In just 32 pages, this booklet by Joel Beeke equips teenagers with the basics of how to read Scripture well. He acknowledges that reading the Bible can be difficult but also why it’s so important. Rather than stopping at practical tips, Beeke aims to help teens come to Scripture with the right attitude: joy!

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller, $6.74


The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller

One of the dangers of youth is pride—that’s why Peter commands the young to clothe themselves with humility (1 Pet. 5:5). Surely this peril is even more acute in a culture that tells young people to put themselves first, to seek their own happiness above all else. While this short book isn’t aimed specifically at teenagers, they (and all of us) will hear the countercultural call to instead embrace self-forgetfulness. Tim Keller shows us why this is a great blessing and how we can pursue it.

Engage issues, $7.19 each


Engage Issue 01 by Martin Cole

Help the teens in your life to develop a solid Bible reading habit with the Engage Bible notes. There are 20 issues, together covering every chapter of the Scriptures with helpful questions, notes, and stories. Tuck an issue of Engage in your teen’s stocking or hand them out at youth group to give the gift of God’s Word. You can browse the collection to find all the individual issues.

Thoughts for Young Men by J. C. Ryle, $12.99 


Thoughts for Young Men by J. C. Ryle

Young men would benefit from old wisdom. In this classic work, 19th-century pastor and theologian J. C. Ryle takes his cue from Titus 2:6: “Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.” He speaks frankly to young men, calling them to pursue holiness and avoid common temptations of this life stage. The counsel in Thoughts for Young Men has stood the test of time, and it’s much needed in this generation. 

True: Being True to Yourself, Your God, Your Relationships, $12.74


True: Being True to Yourself, Your God, Your Relationships by Sarah Bradley

Our world has confused ideas about love. Give the tween and teen girls if your life a better vision with True, which addresses eight key relationships they’ll encounter: God, church, friends, parents, boys, non-Christians, the world, and themselves. Sarah Bradley explores what the Bible says about each of these relationships and how girls can apply that in their lives. Each chapter includes practical ideas, a real-life testimony, and a Bible study.

Want more options? Check out our full collection of stocking stuffers for teenagers—all under $15.