Best gifts for teenage girls they will actually love and use

Teenage girls might be one of the most challenging demographics to have on your shopping list, whether for a birthday or another special occasion. They’re often the first people clued in to the newest products and cultural phenomena that you’re probably not as aware of but they also don’t have the deep pockets to get everything they want for themselves. 
We’ve got a list of perfect gift ideas that she will actually want to use, no matter her style or interests so that it’ll be easier to slam dunk this gift-giving opportunity for the 13- to 18-year-old girls in your life, whether it’s your daughter, sister or friend.

 

Caboodles On-the-Go girl

Caboodles On-the-Go girl

If this cosmetics case looks familiar, it’s because every teenage girl had one way back when. With an auto-open tray, mirror, and carrying handle, it’s one throwback we’re happy to see again.


Nylon backpack

Nylon backpack

This stylish find is pretty, pink, and totally functional. This bag is casual yet fashionable and functional to wear with nicer outfits. The choice is hers: She can use it to tote around her laptop for school or save it for weekend fun.


 Portable photo printer

Portable photo printer

This tiny, compact device prints photos with sticker backing on ZINK film with Zero Ink technology. It connects to devices via Bluetooth, and multiple devices can connect at once. Personalized LED lights indicate who’s currently printing. 


Temporary hair chalk pens

Temporary hair chalk pens

If she (or you) isn’t quite ready for permanent hair dyes, or she just wants to try out a few wacky colors, this set of 12 hair chalks is the perfect solution.


Moon lamp

Moon Lamp

Even on nights when the full moon isn’t in clear sight, this nightstand-friendly lamp lets them fall asleep to the moon’s glow. With a click of a button, they can switch  between 16 different moon colors, instantly changing the vibe of their space. 


Tamagotchi On game

Tamagotchi On game

The ultimate ’90s throwback game has a modern new look complete with a backlit color screen.  The On versions have a ton of cool features, like an app and new games. This unique game makes the perfect gift for any teen on your list. 


5 pack of Kitsch velvet scrunchie

5 pack of Kitsch velvet scrunchie

These retro-inspired hair bands look just as cute in hair as they do on wrist. Perfect for all hair types, set of five covered for the whole school week. Available in soft velvet, faux fur, metallic fabric and everything in between.


3 pack smart phone ring

3 pack smart phone ring

This phone ring stand is compatible with all smartphones and tablets that have a flat and non-textured back surface. It can be adjustable at an angle of 360 degrees.  Grip to prevent dropping device and control device while operating the phone and taking pictures.


Instant print digital camera

Instant print digital camera

Sure they have their phone to take photos with, but this Kodak camera will print out any snap instantly, and on sticky paper so they can hang it anywhere. Enjoy up to 40 prints on a single charge while also viewing & editing photos in memory.


ZOEO makeup train case

ZOEO makeup train case

Little mermaids (and teenage ones, too) will love using this waterproof and shake-proof magical looking carry case which is finished with gold accents and suitable for cosmetics, brushes, jewelry, and more.


Portable Charger

Portable Charger

Praised as one of the best travel gadgets, GH lab experts call the power bank “the most useful thing someone could own.” And with teens always on their phones, it’s a guaranteed win. Come with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.


Sticker pack

Sticker pack

Whether she likes to admit it or not, your teen is a budding VSCO girl, Hydro Flask and all. These 44 colorful stickers are the perfect way to dress up her water bottle, laptop, phone case, and more. 


Bean bag chair

Bean bag chair

Bean bag chair can comfortably works as a couch, a recliner, a love seat, you name it. Makes the perfect roomy lounging spot for relaxing, the perfect gift for teens, in fact.


ALEX spa sketch it nail pens salon

ALEX spa sketch it nail pens salon

This kit comes with an incredible 190 pieces which will allow any young artist to create spectacular designs on her own or her friends’ nails, quickly and easily. Instructions included.


Wireless bluetooth beanie

Wireless bluetooth beanie

Who doesn’t enjoy having hands-free music on the go? The Music Hat is a beanie hat which has no bulky headphones or fiddly wires, just a small button to change the song and volume easily. The hat is great for the gym, hikes or running – or even shopping as her hands will be free.


Mystical effects lipstick

Mystical effects lipstick

Girls who like to stand out from from the crowd are gonna rock this slightly unusual, but seriously pretty Unicorn Tears lipstick from the popular brand Too Faced. The lipstick can be worn in 2 ways, either over a matte lipstick to give it a holographic look or by itself for a sheer lavender lip.


Bluetooth speakers with lights

Bluetooth speakers with lights

This is the best speaker for pool parties, playing music at the beach and it’s even useful past sunset with its inbuilt LED flashlight. You can connect to it via bluetooth so everyone can have a go at playing the music of their choice, with enhanced bass they’re bound to sound amazing, too.


Thumbs up unicorn mug

Thumbs up unicorn mug

Unicorns are huge right now, and a firm favorite with teenage girls who still believe in magic (even just a teeny bit). This color-changing Unicorn Mug makes a whimsical gift to put in a teen’s stocking.


Tweexy wearable nail polish holder

Tweexy wearable nail polish holder

Solve the problem of your teenager needing a third hand to hold the nail polish – this ‘ring’ does the job for her, holding the bottle steady and leaving her other hand free to paint without interruption.


Premier colored pencils

Premier colored pencils

Art supplies are the gifts that keep on giving, so if you know a teenage girl who loves to doodle, this set of 72 soft-core colored pencils is just the ticket. The soft cores make them perfect for intricate shading and shadow-effects, and are richly pigmented for colors that really pop.


Decorative masking tapes

Decorative masking tapes

Washi tape makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas, and you can never have too much of the stuff! It’s a great gift for decorating books, planners, notice boards or mirrors – and this set contains 12 different but complementary designs for crafty teenagers to pretty up their belongings with.


Bath bomb gift set kit

Bath bomb gift set kit

Whether they need waking up or winding down, this set of six vegan bath bombs will be Heaven-Scent this Christmas. Bringing the gift of Zen into the bathroom, any teenage girl who loves tub-time will say ‘om my God’ when she smells these beauties.


Funny teen T-shirt

Funny teen T-shirt

The world revolves around teenagers (or at least they like to think it does), so give her a t-shirt which proclaims to the world just how amazing she really is. Suitable for different clothes on many occasion, any season, can wear it for gym, work, yoga, etc.


String lights for hanging photos

String lights for hanging photos

Don’t hide all those photos away in albums – have her display them loud and proud with a string of LED photo clips which can hold 20 pics at a time.


Hammock Swing

Hammock Swing

Give her a place to chill out and relax with this beautiful hammock chair, which is available in four gorgeous colors and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.


Dual sided vanity mirror

Dual sided vanity mirror

It’s always better to apply make-up in natural daylight, but that’s not always possible. This dual-sided mirror emulates natural daylight, meaning any teenage girl can apply their make-up in optimum conditions, and with 1x/10x magnification, those intricate jobs like applying false eyelashes can be carried out easily, too.


Women’s closet organizer hangers

Women’s closet organizer hangers

Ok, so it’s a given that teenage girls will have far more clothes than they will ever need, so give them the gift of space this Christmas. These nifty little hangers can hold up to eight strappy tops, bras, camisoles, or tank tops on one, freeing up loads of space for even more clothes!


Adidas leggings

Adidas leggings

Leggings are a staple of every girl’s wardrobe, but these ones are extra special. With the unmistakeable Adidas stripes, these leggings will take them from the sports field to the gym, and from lounging to larking about with friends. The comfort of dressing down, with the style of Adidas.


LED light rope for camping

LED light rope for camping

The Luminoodle is a great little gift for them, who spend time outdoors at night. Using a USB source such as a power bank, this flexible rope light provides a bright light to illuminate tents, for use as a torch, or to simply make someone visible in the dark.


How to cook everything

How to cook everything

Sooner or later, teenagers will fly the nest, and when they do the last thing you want is for them to starve! Give them the gift of cooking with a book which takes them right back to the basics, from how to crack an egg to what to keep in your pantry.


Diy nail art

Diy nail art

A book full of easy to follow tutorials on how to produce beautiful nail art creations. Whether they are looking for fruity, frilly, or fabulously colorful, girls can learn how to reproduce each design, step by step.


Pajama set

Pajama set

If you’re having a hard time Hil-figuring out what to get your teenager, pyjamas never go amiss. Young ladies who love to lounge in labels will adore this set by Tommy Hilfiger in super soft, heather grey stripy fabric, perfect for lazy days and sleepovers.


Colorful floppy disk coasters

Colorful floppy disk coasters

If you remember floppy disks, you will love this set of coasters! These six drinks coasters, each in a different color, look exactly like the disks in days of old, or at least a couple of decades ago, and make a great gift for the geek on your gift list this year.


Adidas squad duffel bag

Adidas squad duffel bag

Girls just wanna have fun, but when that fun requires a lot of equipment, a big bag is needed. That’s why this Adidas bag is perfect for teenage girls – there are enough compartments and pockets to hold everything they need, whether for the gym, their job, or just chilling with friends.


Warm winter socks

Warm winter socks

Horse owners spend a lot of time with their feet encased in rubber, so give them the gift of warm, horsey themed socks which are both breathable and deodorizing. The thermal properties will keep their feet warm, which is the ‘mane’ thing, but once the boots come off your nose will thank you, too!


Fit smart yoga mat

Fit smart yoga mat

This smart yoga mat does it all: It locks into place on the floor, rolls itself back up, and stands on its own for easy storage. Plus, you can sync it with Alexa and listen to a Women’s Health guided flow.