17 Best Gifts for Teen Girls
Teen girls are the WORST… when it comes to finding the perfect gift for them. Am I right? Luckily for you, I have a teen who helped me pick some of the BEST gifts for this year’s teen girl gift guide! With a variety of price points, there is sure to be something on this list for the teen girl you love. Here are our top picks for the best gifts for teen girls! (Updated for 2020)
For the teen who would rather read than breathe, gift a bookish subscription box! Owl Crate is the monthly subscription box that delivers books and other themed goodies to your door! Our boxes came with a book, related accessories like a pin, bookmark, and poster, as well as tea to cozy up with.
They offer lots of different subscription options, and also offer an Owl Crate Jr for the tween readers. Owl Crate is the perfect reason for her to put down her phone and get lost in a book.
Teen years can be tough, and it’s important to develop healthy habits to cope with stress at an early age. A gift of a delicious tea blend with a recipe for self-care is a gift that will continue giving for years to come.
But his gift isn’t just about tea – it’s about mindfulness and giving back as well. The mission of philanthroTEA is simple; they fill your cup so that you can help to fill the cups of others. With such flavors as “pawsitiviTEA” and “anxieTEA” you can see that philanthroTEA is all about helping make the world a better place.
Not only is the tea delicious, but each purchase makes an impact. Partnering with organizations that are related to each tea flavor’s purpose (such as NoStigmas and Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation), philanthroTEA donates 20% of profits from the sale of each blend to those organizations.
Give the Ultimate Gift Set -all four tea blends, a glass tea infuser bottle, and a steeper spoon – the perfect gift for tea lovers or for teens who want to make a difference.
Whether she’s into making TikTok videos or is a future YouTuber (or maybe she just likes to have good lighting when FaceTiming the grandparents), this ring light/stand combo will be a hit. With a 10″ ring light with 3 color modes, customizable tripod stand, remote shutter, and phone holder that fits iPhone or Android phones, you can’t go wrong with this one!
You never know, you may find that you have fun making TikToks too! (I know I do!)
I mentioned this Loog guitar in my post on homeschooling, but I just had to include it here too. My tween son got this acoustic guitar earlier this year and it has been amazing! With the Loog interactive app, he is learning to play guitar on his own. It makes a great educational gift!
There are other Loog guitar options available, including an electric guitar and a couple of smaller options. My 4 year old has the mini Loog, but my 18 year old plays is like a ukelele! They also come in a variety of colors, including pink and seafoam green.
My kids get toothbrushes in their stockings every year, but Quip is the only toothbrush my kids have ever liked! Other electric toothbrushes have been painful for them, but not Quip. And with the built-in timer (signaling 30 seconds for each quadrant), I know they are brushing thoroughly for two full minutes.
Go ahead and enjoy those holiday sweets. Then whip out the Quip and get to brushing!
Scrunchies are back in style, and these silk scrunchies are the perfect stocking stuffer! You don’t have to be a VSCO girl to love a cute scrunchie. Teen girls everywhere will enjoy wearing these beautiful silk scrunchies on their wrists AND in their hair!
Well, we are talking about gifts for teen girls, and we are going to have to trust the teen on this one. I can’t say I’ve used this Glitterati styling serum, but the 18 year old insists that it’s a must-have. I do like that it’s cruelty free, paraben free, and sulfate free! Santa may have to drop this into her stocking just so I can try it out. For science, of course.
This is how I know that I am clueless when it comes to anything beyond basic beauty routines. Did you know that some people keep their cosmetics and face products in a mini fridge? They do!
Your girl will be impressed with your “cool” gift when she sees this little beauty! Take it a step further and add in a gift card to Ulta or Sephora while you’re at it. Then cover your ears before the squeals of delight begin!
Like many teens, Hunter has dealt with lots of school stress which affects her sleep quality. After switching to a weighted blanket, she noticed a huge difference in how well she sleeps at night! This TRUBlanket has a soft minky cover, perfect for snuggling with a good book. The weight helps you to sleep more soundly with gentle pressure all over. (FYI – weighted blankets have also been known to help some people with anxiety and ADHD, as some of my friends have mentioned to me.)
Proceeds from every sale of a TRUBlanket are donated to the TRU Lite Foundation, which financially supports families going through the adoption process. You are not just buying a blanket; you are creating a family!
You may recognize Freshly Picked as a diaper bag or baby shoe brand. While my teen needs neither of those, this mini classic bag makes a CUTE purse! In the popular and stylish backpack style, this bag is big enough to hold all your teen’s necessities.
The gunmetal color almost shimmers in the light. And if you have any doubts, read this: Hunter walked into my office and saw this bag. “Was I not supposed to see that?” she asks, immediately assuming (and hoping) it was for her. And that’s how I know it’s the perfect gift for a teen girl.
This is actually on Hunter’s wish list this year. SinglesSwag sends organic bath and beauty products, trending fashion accessories, artisan-crafted snacks, and other items that any (young) woman would love. They have a couple different box sizes as well as gifting options! Listed as “The #1 Best-Selling Self Care Subscription Box” on CrateJoy.
(Love the idea of a subscription box, but want a different theme? CrateJoy has tons of great subscription boxes for tweens and teens!)
Yes, with disco lights. We got this speaker last year and honestly our whole family loves it! If your teen girl likes listening to music in her room, this Bluetooth speaker will display a fun light show onto her wall, moving to the beat of the music.
This is another amazing gift I found on UncommonGoods, along with the others I mentioned in my eco-friendly gift guide. You should’ve heard Hunter squeal when I let her see this bubble tea kit. And the subsequent squeals when she saw the related products listed underneath the photo.
Bubble tea is widely popular right now, and making it at home just sounds like fun!
Y’all, I can’t make these things up. I asked Hunter, “Hey, what things should I put on my gift guide for teens this year?” And her first response was, “You should include one of those Healthy Human things.” Oh, you mean the tumbler that you stole for your entire senior year to take all of my fresh coffee to school?
You’re right, teens do love those. My advice: make sure you get more than one of these. If you only buy one for yourself, you may never see it again.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzz about the Nintendo Switch! The Switch has been a super popular gaming device – something I consider a cross between a GameBoy and a Nintendo (I just showed how old I am, I know).
I’ve been informed that a lot of tweens/teens these days enjoy drawing, coloring, and doodling. So it just makes sense (according to my teenage informants) that I should include a colored pencil gift set on my list.
While these colored pencils aren’t Crayola or Prismacolor, they are highly rated on Amazon and come with a super cool canvas bag.
I couldn’t leave out this super cool mermaid tail pin! Enamel pins are seeing a popularity resurgence and the pastel colors which make it up are equally popular right now. Teens (boys, girls, and everyone in between) enjoy decorating their backpacks, jackets, and other personal items with these pins that help to express their likes and personalities.
If your teen isn’t into mermaids, there are lots of other pin options on Fairy Nerdy’s Etsy page! Head over and shop all her super cool items (and join me in supporting the maker of a small shop!).
Other Gift Guides
Make sure to check out my other gift guides too, to finish shopping for the rest of your list! There are also items in some of these gift guides that could be included in my gifts for teen girls (like the Tile and AirPods from the gift ideas for men).
Which of these gift ideas is the perfect gift for teens in your life? Is there anything I left out that I should’ve included? Leave a comment and let me know! (No really, I need to finish shopping. Help!)
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