OK, you don’t really need a reason to buy the teenage girl in your family a present. And if I’m being honest, now’s as good a time as any! But if you’ve ever bought gifts for teenage girls, you know that the task is, well, a challenge. However, if you’re ready for the undertaking (which, of course, you are), you’re in luck—we’ve pulled together some of the best gift ideas for teen girls you can imagine, for every budget.
Perhaps you’ve already noticed, but teenage girls seemingly know what’s what before it even becomes a thing—some may say they’re the ones who start the trends. Those viral TikTok challenges and dances? Been there, done that. The latest beauty products? Already onto the next. And it’s exactly this reason that makes finding the perfect gift for them so hard (and fun).
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But just in case you don’t already have a finger on the pulse of the latest items to surface, we found the coolest unique gift ideas to give the teen gal—as in, the kind that’ll keep you from wondering what teenage girls like for gifts. From playful fashion and beauty picks (like classic Nike Air Force 1’s and skincare must-haves) to tech accessories and stocking stuffers for that added bonus, there’s no question that these will have you winning the gift-giving season. And if you’re lucky, she might even share her gift with all her friends on her social media. So go ahead and scroll down to find the perfect gift to give the lucky gal this year.
Nuuly Monthly Subscription
If you’re stumped for cute gifts for teen girls, consider the idea of a rotating closet with a subscription service like Nuuly. It’ll be the Christmas gift that keeps on giving, even after the holiday passes.
Real Flower Resin Personalised Key Chain
Whether she has a set of keys for her car or a zipper worthy of some extra pizzazz, she’ll love the boost of color this resin key chain will give her everyday essentials. This one’s bound to give her loads of compliments.
Nike Air Force 1 ’07
Could there be anything more iconic than a sleek pair of white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers? The answer is probably no—and if TikTok is any indication, teenage girls love sporting these with literally anything they have in their closets.
Urban Outfitters Gia Rectangle Claw Clip
She may have all the scrunchies in the world, but if she’s loking for another ’90s-inspired hair accessory to up her beauty game and pull those strands away from her face, she’ll love this simple claw clip.
The Woobles Penguin Crochet Kit
Have a crafter on your hands? Be sure to get her this adorable crochet kit, which makes learning the craft as easy as ever. There’s no doubt she’ll be whipping up blankets by the new year.
‘Sour’ Title + Stickers iPhone Case
Just in case she hopped on the Olivia Rodrigo train earlier this year, keep the hype going with this cell phone cover, which is inspired by the teen singer’s album cover. It’ll be the perfect gift for the teenage girl who’s been listening to Sour on repeat day in and day out.
Juryfew Fluffy Flower Pattern Plush Shoulder Bag
Of all the different fashion trends teenage girls are wearing these days, it seems like the kitschier items (like this fluffy tote bag) are what take the cake. If that sounds like the teen you’re shopping for, be sure to get this bag for her—it’s destined to be a favorite (and it won’t cost you more than $15).
StarFace Hydro-Stars Pimple Patches
It doesn’t take more than a quick glance to know that this was basically made with teenage girls in mind. Yeah, there’s nothing else more worthy of a ‘gram.
Kodak Luma 75 Pocket Projector
Looking for an unexpected gift that everyone in the room will want? Look no further, because this pocket projector will undoubtedly be the talk of the unwrapping session.
Elago Charging Hub
For the teen who always needs to have her devices on hand, she’ll love using this charging hub. Designed to seamlessly charge her iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, this will be one of the most useful gifts you could give her.
DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
While she may be spotting Mochi donuts all over her social media, bring it back to the OG mochi ice cream with this DIY kit. She’ll love making this, whether it’s by herself, with her family, or with her friends.
Papier Bright Days Notepad Set
Nothing makes for a thoughtful gift quite like personalization—and the teen girl in your life is sure to love these bright and colorful notepads. Use these for the budding writer, or just add them in as a stocking stuffer.
Mia The Baby Unicorn Squishmallow
There probably isn’t anything on the market that’s cuter than a Squishmallow. And coming from someone who’s hugged a few herself, these are so squishy. She’ll love snuggling up to this on her bed.
Chillhouse Chill Tips Press-On Manicure Kit
Another easy (and affordable) gift to give the teen girl on your shopping list is a cute press-on manicure kit. No one will believe she faked her nail art.
Intimately Post-Holiday Slip Set
As the name suggests, this sweet and simple matching set is perfect for those moments lounging at home once the holidays are over. Combined with a pair of cute slippers and she’ll have her uniform for the rest of her Christmas break.
Glossier You Perfume
Finding the right perfume—especially for a gift—is easier said than done. Luckily, this scent from the teen girl-approved beauty brand Glossier makes it easy. The lightweight, peppery fragrance was created to feel familiar to its wearer, so you know she’ll love it.
Lavone Push Bubble Fidget Sensory Toy
Fidget spinners may be a thing of the past, but if she still needs something to tap into those senses, grab her a push bubble toy like this. It comes in a variety of shapes and colors, but we’re partial to this ice cream take on the trend.
Lululemon Align Pant 28″
There are few items of clothing that are as comfortable as a pair of Lululemon leggings—especially the brand’s ultra-soft Align leggings. There’s no way she’ll be returning these.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
If the teenage girl in your family’s keyed in on the latest and greatest beauty products, she has undoubtedly seen Laneige’s cult-favorite lip mask. And in the dead of winter, this will be the only thing she needs.
BlissLights Sky Lite LED Laser Star Projector
When it comes to shopping for teenage girls, there’s one way to stay in the know: TikTok. Gen-Z girls can’t stop talking about this laser star projector, which will turn any room into a personal galaxy. No wonder it’s been making the rounds on TikTok wish lists.
Polaroid Go Instant Mini Camera
In a world where you can have literally thousands of photos on your camera roll, the option to take a photo that feels more finite is a welcome one. This under-$100 mini Polaroid camera has everything you love about the iconic brand—only smaller. Pretty cute, huh?
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Cooluli UO Exclusive Mini Printed Beauty Fridge
Maybe she’s already built up the skincare regime of her dreams. but what would make it even better? A mini fridge dedicated to keeping her products fresh and cool. You can’t ignore the cute checkerboard print of this one, either.
Jade Roller Gua Sha Facial Tools Set
After watching so many TikToks and Reels of others sculpting their faces, it’s likely she’ll want this set in her beauty toolkit. Plus, these pieces just feel so good on the face (particularly after they’ve been sitting in that mini fridge, wink wink).
Philips Hue Bluetooth Smart Lightstrip Plus 2m/6ft Base Kit
Honestly, what teen wouldn’t want these Bluetooth light strips? Another popular piece that’s made the rounds on TikTok, these lights will add a cool and unexpected ambiance to any part of her room.
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Asymmetric Decorative Mirror
While you’re in the process of helping her decorate her room, why not add an artistic touch to her walls with this blob mirror? No matter how she’s describing her home aesthetic, this will easily go with anything else she owns.
‘Burn After Writing Journal’ by Sharon Jones
Ah, could there be anything more cathartic than journaling out your thoughts and then lighting them on fire? Probably not. Give her the gift of writing down all her secrets and letting them go into the abyss with the flick of a match (safely, obviously).
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Smooth like butter and ultra-hydrating, Sol de Janeiro’s Brazillian Bum Bum Cream is the luxurious body lotion she’ll be using all season long. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it smells amazing, too.
The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life
Have a budding astrologist on your hands? She’ll love unwrapping this book, which she can use to better understand all her loved ones.
Nooni Marshmallow Whip Maker
Listen, K-Beauty isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And if you’re looking for a cool (and undeniably fun) tool to make her daily skincare routine feel a little more fun, this will froth up any of her liquid cleansers into foam.
Mejuri Travel Case
A jewelry travel case is one of those things that someone always needs but may never think to buy for herself—and that’s why it’s the perfect gift. She’ll be able to keep her rings, earrings, necklaces all in one place whether she’s traveling, throwing it in her bookbag, or just needs an easy and portable way to hold her most treasured baubles.
Planet Neon Sign for Wall Decor
Give her a good dose of teen-approved room decor with a neon sign. Just resist the “it’s lit” pun and she’ll love it.
Monos Hybrid Carry-On
Whether or not she’s heading on a vacation in the near future, there’s no doubt that a piece of durable, high-quality luggage will be something she’ll have for years. And we love the sleek champagne shade of this option from Monos, which has a polycarbonate hard shell and an aluminum frame and corners.
Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly
There’s never a time when her lip gloss won’t be poppin’ with this clean lip gloss from Tower 28. Plus, it’s the perfect gift for teen girls who also happen to have sensitive skin.
Deborah Pagani Lilac Hair Pin
In case you want to go a little outside the box and give the most stylish young fashion girl in your life something she’ll use for years, you certainly won’t go wrong with this lilac hair pin from jewelry designer Deborah Pagani.
Super Smalls Make It Super DIY Bead Kit
Beaded jewelry is all the rage among the teens these days—so why not give her the chance to create some pieces of her own making? This kit—which is perfect for kids ages 4 and up in case she wants to share with her younger siblings—is filled with beads, pendants, and cords so she can make custom jewelry to sport wherever and whenever.
Golde Clean Greens Superfood Face Mask
For the teen who loves to take a deep dive into skincare, give her this superfood face mask from the Black-owned wellness brand Golde. It feels good and looks good, so she’ll have fun taking selfies as she gives her face some TLC.
Dr. Martens Women’s 1460 Sand Rainbow Ray Boots
Whether you’re shopping for a 14-year-old or a 17-year-old teenage girl, be sure to add these glistening, edgy Dr. Martens boots to your cart.
‘Billie Eilish’ by Billie Eilish
I mean, this book is simply a given for any teen girl starter pack, right? Especially if she’s a fan of the Gen-Z queen known as Billie Eilish—getting the Grammy-winning artist’s biography is a must-have gift for your teenage girl.
Bearaby Cotton Napper
The comfort of a chunky weighted blanket is perfect for getting cozy on chilly days. And if she’s been eyeing a cute option to bundle up in this season, there’s no doubt unwrapping this option from Bearaby will put a smile on her face.
Rare Beauty Discovery Eyeshadow Palette
And once she’s done with her spa day, help her indulge in her creativity with this colorful eyeshadow palette from Selena Gomez’s makeup brand, Rare Beauty. There’s no question that’ll she’ll be getting use out of this all the time.
JW PEI Gabbi Bag
If you’re looking for a failsafe gift to give a teen girl this season, consider this handbag, which is a popular choice for fashion fans across the board. Without a doubt, she’ll love showing this off to her friends.
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BaubleBar Tapa 18K Gold Earrings
Maybe she’s filled her jewelry box with classic gold pieces, so give her something different this year. These earrings may feel like a bold statement, but she’ll quickly find ways to wear them for every occasion.
Stella And Bow Orange Necklace
Of course, if you want to go the route for cute gifts to give teenage girls, there’s no doubt that this juicy necklace from Stella and Bow will be a favorite for her to layer with her other pieces all year long. The brand also has an option where you can add her name if you want some added personalization.
Sunburst Embroidered Seeing Stars Large ‘Stuff’ Pouch
Whether or not she realizes it now, odds are she needs some assistance with keeping her things organized. Luckily, staying organized can also be cute with a pouch like this.
Beauty Bakerie Milk & Honey Highlighting Palette
Add some shimmer and shine to her everyday looks with this versatile palette from Beauty Bakerie. Trust me, it’ll be the perfect finishing touch to her makeup routine.
JBL CLIP 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
There’s a reason we love this JBL Bluetooth speaker so much—it’s portable, waterproof, and puts out some really good sound. Whether she clips this onto her backpack for weekend hangs with her friends or on her bike when she’s enjoying the outdoors, she’ll love listening to her favorite artists (ahem, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, anyone?) with this.
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Copper Cow Coffee The Classic Latte 5-Pack
While some may argue that she’s too young to start drinking coffee, if she’s already on the java grind, make her mornings a little easier with this easy-to-use pour-over set. She’ll love the quality of the coffee as well as the sweetness from the condensed milk.
Afends Hemp Check Bucket Hat
Sometimes the perfect gift for a teenage girl is as simple as a cool bucket hat. And we love the ’90s vibes this one has to it.
Victrola 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Speakers
What feels cooler than listening to the latest music? A retro-inspired record player, that’s what. And she’ll definitely love tapping into that analog life this season.
‘Fine Line’ by Harry Styles
While you’re at it, be sure to give her a cool album to complete the set. And if she’s a die-hard Harry Styles fan, there’s no question she’ll love this one.
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Crocs Classic Clog
Whether you want to accept it or not, Crocs are back and bigger than ever. Maybe she already has a pair for herself, but if she’s run out of openings for her Jibbitz, there’s no harm in adding a second to her wardrobe.
Apple AirPods Pro
If you’re going to give someone a gift that they were going to get themselves but never got around to actually buying, they’re sure to appreciate the gesture—no matter how old she is. Plus, the teen girl in your life will just have another reason to express her style (hello, AirPod cases).
Nathalie Lete Bouquet Monogram Mug
When it comes to finding cute gifts for teen girls, it may be as easy as getting something that’s pretty. Might we suggest this floral monogram mug?
Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit 15-Color Party Kit
If there’s nothing more the teen you’re shopping for loves than a DIY moment, be sure to throw this tie-dye kit into her bundle of gifts. While you’re at it, add a couple of plain white T-shirts in there, too.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++
Looking for another gift to add to her stocking stuffers? She’ll be happy to see this best-selling sunscreen among the others above the fireplace.
Converse Lugged Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers
Sure, you could also go with a classic pair of Chucks. But if you’re looking for a pair that’ll knock her socks off, we suggest this tie-dye, lug-sole option, which is bound to turn some heads.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
There will be moments when she feels her skin might need an added pick-me-up. When those come along, she’ll be glad she has this in her skincare arsenal.
Impala Rollerskates x Cynthia Rowley Floral Quad Skates
Perhaps she, like so many others, took on the task of learning how to roller skate this year. In which case, this is the perfect time to give her a pair of steller wheels she’ll never want to take off.
Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle
One can never have too many water bottles, right? This hefty option from Hydro Flask is sure to be a failsafe win—especially when she wants to switch up her colors.
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Kristin Ess 3-In-1 Flat Iron Heat Styling Tool
When it comes to hair styling tools, you can’t go wrong with a straightener. Straighten, curl, wave, the options are basically endless—which means she’ll have fun creating new ‘dos with this.
Birth Month Flower Paint-By-Number Kit
Encourage the little lady to tap into her creative side with this simple kit, which you can buy based on her birth month. It’ll be ready for framing in no time.
Piecework Early Bird Puzzle
She’s probably spent more time inside than ever before. So why not make the days indoors a little more fun with a punchy jigsaw puzzle? We love how bright this one is, and the end result is so good, you might want to get in on the fun, too.
Acrylic Statement Earrings
For the moments when she wants to make a statement, she’ll be glad she has these. They’re sure to turn heads (pun intended).
Floating Moon Desk Lamp
Be honest—you want this too, right? This may be a desk lamp, but it might as well be a work of art to keep on in the evenings. We’re already jealous of who’s on the receiving end of this.
Dale Arden Chong
Dale Arden Chong is the Gear & Commerce Editor at Men’s Health, where she oversees and creates gear, tech, style and other shopping content for the site.
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