Not sure what to buy your teenage daughter, niece or friend? It can be tough to know what to buy . Over the years I’ve put together many gift guides for girls and boys too. Now that I’ve got two teenage daughters and I knew that I could put together a pretty awesome gift guide for teen girls.
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Let me start off by saying that these gifts are not exclusively for “girls”, nor are they only for teenagers. Clearly, anyone can want/need/enjoy these items. I’m simply writing from my own perspective, as a parent of girls – I’ve been around a lot of tween and teen girls…but anyone can appreciate these gifts for teenagers.
From inexpensive stocking stuffers, to big gifts for under the tree we have you covered. Let’s have some fun with all kinds of gift inspiration!
Awesome Gift Guide for Teen Girls
Let’s get things started with some super stocking stuffers for teen girls…
Redbubble is a great online store that is filled with the best stickers (and a whole bunch of other fun stuff). These stickers are super inexpensive and can be placed on laptops, water bottles, inside a locker, on a binder, wherever your teen wants to stick them. The designs are unique, trendy and totally fun. I mean, an avocado wearing a Christmas sweater!
Loving this set of 10 resin hair clips. The colours work in any hair and they are strong enough for heavier hair types.
A strand of fairy lights with photo clips is a fun addition to any teens’ bedroom. This version is battery powered or USB powered and has multiple light display options. Teens can clip photos, artwork or pics from magazines along with the lights.
A little succulent, in a cute pot makes a great gift for teens. Think of a succulent as the teenagers’ version of a young child’s goldfish – how long can she keep it alive? Good news you can find succulents quite inexpensively at almost any flower shop or anywhere plants are sold. Inexpensive and easy to care for.
Do you have a teen who likes to perform? Check out this adorable mini karaoke microphone! Plugs right into your phone. How awesome is that?!
It can be tough to get teens into a pair of socks! Seriously. So, check out these crew socks from Pair of Thieves. Colourful and comfortable and hopefully the kid will wear them all winter long.
You may not be familiar with the Smoko brand, but chances are your teen is. With their super cute cartoonish style characters, Smoko products will be a sure fire hit. I’m loving this adorable Smoko dumpling AirPod case…there is also a bubble tea AirPod case!This one might seem strange, but with the rise in reusable water bottle usage (it’s cool for teens to bring their own) teens are loving the brightly coloured and flexible straws. They fit and fold into any water bottle and make drinking from a water bottle a whole lot easier. I love this set from Hiware that comes with a brush to clean out the straws.
Teenage Girl Gifts She Is Going to Love
Speaking of AirPods – if you are ready to take the leap into the world of wireless headphones you can’t go wrong with a pair of Apple AirPods. The sound quality and the safety for young ears is hard to beat.
Water bottles aren’t what they used to be. They can range in price from the basic $10 up to $100. There are all kinds of super expensive options, like the coveted Hydroflask. However, I love the simplicity of the Nalgene widemouth bottles. Be sure to look for bottles that are made from safe plastics or stainless steel. Also, look for bottles that are easy to open, won’t leak and are going to be easy to clean.
You seriously cannot go wrong with a cozy, fuzzy plaid scarf. This scarf, from Urban Outfitters, would be perfect to cuddle up with while watching YouTube vids, or heading out on a chilly day.
Looking for feminist gifts for your teenage girl? We discovered the Brooklyn based shop, Bulletin, last year and it is amazing. You can find everything from t-shirts to home accessories and more that support women run businesses and help all women spread the feminist message. Love this “Girls Support Girls” t-shirt.
If you have an athletic teen girl in your life consider picking up tickets to her favourite sports game. It can be tricky buying equipment for other people, so a gift card to the sports store is a great option.
If you are looking for gifts for an artistic teenage girl then think about giving the gift of an art gallery membership or tickets to an artist show. Be sure to book a date to visit the gallery with your favourite teen.
Another great gift for creative teens is quality art supplies and tools. A high quality easel can be an amazing investment for a budding artist. This US Art wooden Supply easel collapses to a size that is more portable and it has plenty of storage for all the art supplies she will need. An easel is a tool she will use for years to come.
A good quality sketch book is great for any artist…the spot where they can plan and get all of their ideas down on paper. Canson is a really good brand and their hardcover sketchbooks look great on anyone’s bookshelf.
A housecoat or robe is a great gift for the teen in your life. One size fits all and this Sherpa Robe from Aerie is next level soft and cozy. Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings.
There is something so soothing and relaxing about burning a candle…but you might not be keen on candles burning in bedrooms. Enter the essential oil diffuser trend. I did a little research and I loved all the information I gained from reading this informative article from Wire Cutter. I especially appreciated the amount of research they put into finding the best diffuser. They landed on the UR Power 300ml Diffuser…I preferred the one with the touch of wood and I think my teen will too. Your teen can use the included essential oils or use her personal favourites.
The mini backpack trend isn’t going anywhere. A super cute alternative to a purse, teens are loving this Adidas mini bags – the best part is there are so many different colours to choose from.
This leather bound journal and pen set (also available in other colours) is where your teen can spew out all of their angst…or write all of their dreams…or whatever. Everyone can use a new journal, this one is a keeper.
Help keep your teen organized, in style, with a dry erase calendar. This one from Pottery Barn has plenty of space for every event and deadline to be marked down.
You cannot go wrong with gift cards. I know if feels weird to give a gift card, but the reality is that teens can be quite particular and sometimes a gift card truly is the best gift. Pick the store carefully and thoughtfully – a favourite bookstore, a great sporting goods store or a music shop. Personalize the gift card with a cute box and take your teen on a shopping trip to use the gift card. The day out shopping is just as important as the items you purchase.
I truly hope this list of gifts for teen girls has given you some inspiration and direction. My best advice, is to think about what your teen is interested in and support that interest. What would you add to this list?
Check out our gifts that give back for teens gift guide
And, our gift guide for tween girls