19 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 teenage girls you love.
We’ve found the most popular products teen girls are into right now, unique gift ideas she definitely doesn’t already have, and all the best gift ideas that teen girls will definitely have on their wishlists this year.
So whether you’re shopping for special Christmas gifts or the perfect birthday present, here are our top picks for the best gifts for teen girls!
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For the Teen Girl Who’s Into Beauty…
Smart Makeup Mirror
This smart mirror has been hugely popular lately! If she is into makeup application and wants to learn to do makeup like the professionals, she will love this gift.
This mirror allows her to watch her favorite beauty YouTuber tutorials while applying her own makeup. She can also analyze her skin composition, track skincare products, view personalized product recommendations, use a magnifier to zoom in on her look, and use the makeup studio view to try on different makeup styles.
This little device has all she’ll ever need in beauty materials — in one mirror.
Beauty Product Mini Fridge
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 to create the perfect present. Then cover your ears before the squeals of delight begin!
Gel Nail Polish Set with UV Light
Nails are a great way to make a fashion statement, and gel nails are so in right now. Unless your teen girl has a job or hefty allowance to pay for salon visits every 2-3 weeks, she will want a more budget-friendly nail option like this gel nail polish set with UV light.
Complete with a manicure kit, nail polish, and a UV lamp (necessary to set the polish so it hardens), this kit will give her salon-quality nails for less than she would pay for a full manicure and polish at the nail salon!
Celestial Silk Scrunchies
Scrunchies are back in style, and these silk scrunchies are the perfect stocking stuffer! She doesn’t even have to be a girly girl to love a cute scrunchie. Teen girls everywhere will enjoy wearing these beautiful silk scrunchies on their wrists AND in their hair!
This is a great gift for the teen girl who cares about how she looks, because silk scrunchies are less harsh on her hair. If she’s really into having healthy-looking hair, you may want to also get this silk pillowcase. It is highly recommended for reducing hair damage while sleeping.
The Best Subscription Boxes for Teen Girls…
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.
TheraBox Self Care Subscription Box
Deliver inspiration, motivation, and a reminder to practice self-care with TheraBox, the monthly subscription box. Each box includes 6-8 full size items such as bath bombs, lotions, bath products, mindfulness activities, and other super cool products.
Not just for teens, this box is great for any person who could use a little pick-me-up and reminder to love themselves!
SinglesSwag Subscription Box
This is actually on Eden’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!)
For the Social Butterfly…
Ring Light with Tripod Stand
Whether she’s a social media rising star who’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 special gift!
You never know, you may find that you have fun making TikToks too! (I know I do!)
Lens Kit for Phones
If she’s an Instagrammer, or even just someone who wants to step up her photography game, she’s going to want this lens kit that attaches to her cell phone.
Yes – even tech accessories are included in the best teen girl gifts. That’s because this lens actually attaches to the outside of your phone and is the easy way to make your photos look even more professional than these fancy smart phones are capable of these days. Create super cool macro and wide angle photos without the cost of a professional camera and lens.
For the Girl Who’s Into Music…
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 it like a ukelele!
They also come in a bunch of colors, including pink and seafoam green.
iHome Bluetooth Speaker with Disco Lights
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.
For the Teen Girl Into Tech…
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).
The Lite version is cheaper than the regular Switch but my kids have told me the regular Switch is MUCH better. Just make sure you also get her an SD card too!
Other Unique and Useful Gifts for Teen Girls…
TRUBlanket Weighted Blanket
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!
Bubble Tea Kit
This Bubble Tea Kit 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!
Colored Pencil Set
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. Don’t forget to add in a coloring book to finish off this artsy teen gift!
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!).
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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 fun gifts 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 for the holiday season. Help!)
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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.