Shopping for a teen isn’t always straightforward, especially when what’s considered “cool” is constantly changing. But it’s not impossible — and the perfect gift for a teen girl is usually something that captures their favorite hobbies, passions and interests. Whether your teen constantly scrolls online to find the best new beauty products or enjoys practicing a certain sport, there are a range of items that best suit them and what they love. To help you find the best gift for the teen girl in your life, we rounded up products we think are worth considering that cover a wide range of interests.
Best teen girl gifts
Below, we rounded up some of the best gifts for teen girls this year. We recommended products from brands we’ve previously covered, as well as items we’ve used ourselves or think will appeal to a majority of teen girls, depending on their interests. To help you sift through ideas, we rounded them up into the following categories:
- Best gifts for the beauty guru
- Best gifts for the fashion and accessory lover
- Best gifts for the sporty teen girl
- Best gifts for the teen girl who loves the arts
- Best gifts for the digital teen girl
- Best gifts for a teen girl to relax
Best gifts for the beauty guru teen girl
These pigmented Rare Beauty liquid blushes are a favorite on social media. This quartet comes with two blush shades — wisdom (a shade exclusive to the set) and virtue — and includes two of their liquid highlighters in shades magnetize (another set-exclusive) and transcend. This is great for your teen to try new shades and add to their growing beauty collection. Plus, a little goes a long way, so these blushes will likely last them a while.
A staple in the “Get Ready With Me” video trend is a bubble headband, which pushes your teen’s hair back and makes applying their favorite face products easy and hassle-free. These headbands come in seven colors, including sand, green and blue, to fit their personal style.
Tower 28, one of our favorite AAPI-owned brands, offers a wide variety of teen-friendly beauty and skin care products. The Essentials bundle comes with the brand’s popular tinted sunscreen, tinted balm, lip jelly and facial spray. You can choose preferred shades for the tinted sunscreen, tinted balm and lip jelly.
This Laneige lip set comes with the brand’s Lip Sleeping Mask — an expert-recommended lip product we love — and Lip Glowy Balm. The lip mask has hydrating ingredients like shea butter and vitamin C to help them wake up with moisturized lips. And to make that hydration last, your teen can use the glossy balm throughout the day since it’s small enough to throw in their backpack, purse or gym bag.
Best gifts for the fashion and accessory-loving teen girl
Every teen who has an eye for fashion knows no look is complete without accessories. This strawberry claw clip not only serves as that ideal finishing touch, but it can also help them create their favorite hairstyles. The brand also offers claw clips in a variety of other fun shapes, including croissants and disco balls.
While Converse has been around for decades, these platform high tops are the new buzz-worthy shoe that both teens and adults have on their wish list. If you don’t find the perfect option from the 12 colors available, you can gift them a one-of-a-kind shoe by customizing a pair on the Converse site for an additional $20 fee.
Great for the colder months or simply to relax at home, these Ugg boots have a warm sheepskin lining and a lightweight, cushioned outsole for comfort. They’re available in 10 colors and if your teen prefers height, they come in a platform version, too.
Best gifts for the sporty teen girl
This oversized Lululemon hoodie is made of a breathable cotton blend that allows your teen to wear it as both exercising gear and athleisure. It has a kangaroo pocket to hold smaller essentials, thumbholes and an elastic zipper that doubles as a hair tie. It’s available in 11 colors and three sizes, including XS/S, M/L and XL/XXL.
This Select Wellness Award winner is a great reusable water bottle for your teen because it keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours, according to the brand. The stainless steel bottle comes with a leakproof lid, so they can take it to school or sports practice without worrying about spillage. It’s available in 14 colors and comes in four sizes, including 20 ounces, 32 ounces, 40 ounces and 64 ounces.
This large quilted bag can double as their everyday purse, school tote or gym bag. It has two exterior pockets, an interior pocket and a spacious main compartment. I purchased this months ago and I haven’t stopped using it since then. I’m able to fit my workout equipment, gym shoes, water bottle and more in this bag, and it’s great for overnight stays, too. You can choose between 14 colors, including electric orange, lilac, sky and papaya.
Best gifts for the teen girl who loves the arts
Your teen can listen to music in a whole new way with this three-speed Crosley turntable. It has built-in speakers, a headphone jack and even a Bluetooth receiver, which lets your teen play their favorite songs straight from their phone, according to the brand. It’s also available in 16 colors, so it can match your teen’s favorite color or their room decor. Don’t forget to purchase their favorite album as a vinyl for the ultimate gift combination.
Listening to music through online streaming platforms is something that just about every teen does. Spotify is a digital music, podcast and video service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from creators all over the world. Surprise your teen with this gift card that offers three months of Spotify premium (which lets you listen without ads and interruptions). They’ll receive it via email and can redeem it digitally, or you can purchase it in physical form.
Encourage your loved one to capture their favorite memories on film with this instant camera. With a snap of a button, your teen can have a physical copy of their photo within seconds. The mini camera also has a selfie mirror, built-in flash and auto exposure modes that adjust to the lighting of their environment, according to the brand. Although you can purchase the camera on its own, this bundle comes with a protective case and five packs of film. It’s available in five colors, including lilac purple, clay white and pastel blue.
If your teen loves to read or listen to audio books, consider getting them this guided reading journal. With 96 pages, they can track the books they are loaning or borrowing, create a reading wishlist, rate and review books they’ve finished and keep tabs on where to get their favorite reading material. You can make this journal even more meaningful by personalizing it with their name and a saying for no additional cost.
Best gifts for the digital teen girl
These wireless headphones are noise-canceling, so your teen can tune out the world while listening to their favorite songs, podcasts or ebooks. They can even work out for an extended period of time with these AirPods because they have up to six hours of listening time and are also water- and sweat-resistant. The Select Wellness Award winner also comes with four silicone tips in different sizes for a more comfortable fit.
Wildflower Cases is one of our favorite phone case brands because it provides adequate protection and offers several eye-catching designs. If your teen needs a new case or is often dropping her phone, this option is strong enough to prevent cracking and has raised back and front bumpers for added protection, according to the brand. You can choose the speciifc iPhone size you need, and you can even get a matching case for the AirPods or AirPods Max.
Your teen can film videos for TikTok or take selfies hands-free using this silicone phone attachment. Once they stick this attachment to the back of their phone case, the suction cups connect to most clean, flat surfaces like windows and mirrors and prevent their phone from sliding or falling.
Best gifts for a teen girl to relax
You can customize this cozy two-toned throw blanket with your teen’s initials to serve as a personalized piece of room decor. The acrylic knit yarn is machine-washable, and you don’t have to worry about it shrinking or fading, according to the brand. It comes in five colors, including pink/orange, natural/beige, light blue/dark blue, green/blue and black/white.
For the astrology lover, this candle has fragrance notes that encapsulate their specific zodiac sign, its characteristics and elements, according to the brand. Each candle is made of a soy wax blend and has a burn time of up to 80 hours, according to Homesick.
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Bianca Alvarez has been covering beauty for a year and has written about various self care topics, including best beauty and wellness gifts, skin care routines and body washes. For this piece, she rounded up expert-recommended products, highly rated ones and Select staff favorites.