Teen girls are growing up so what they want for holiday, birthday, and Christmas gifts is quite different than when they were younger. I feel you. I have two teen girls! Here are gifts that teenagers will love.
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Cool Gifts for Teen Girls
Scrunchy Hair Bands
They’re baaaack. Yes, I couldn’t believe it either but I’m so psyched. Your teen (and mine) with long hair will want these soft velvet hairbands because they’re useful and on-trend.
In the Stars Fragrance Mist
I like that this Bath and Body Works spray is inexpensive ($15) and smells yummy like starflower, sandalwood musk, sugared tangelo, white agarwood & radiant amber. It’s currently the only thing my 16-year old wants for Christmas.
Selfie Ring Light
If your daughter takes a million selfies– she probably wants this tool to make her lighting perfect.
The Alexa Dot was our successful compromise with our daughter who still wanted to listen to her music in her room but wasn’t allowed to have screen time in her bedroom. Now it’s become a favorite way to play music for both our girls. It’s voice-controlled and you can use it as an alarm, speaker, timer, and more.
Sofa Chair / Gaming Lounger
What teen wouldn’t love this? A super cute chair that provides great support for reading, meditating, watching TV or playing games.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Not only will you love the writing but you’ll also love the characters Eleanor and Park, teenagers who are seemingly very different yet fall in love with each other anyway. It’s such a beautiful love story, you won’t want it to end.
As you might know, these are the hottest water bottles for teens these days. And you don’t have to be a VSCO girl to love these either.
Wireless, rechargeable headphones that fit inside your backpack or pocket.
Instax Mini 9 Camera Bundle
You’ll get this cool camera PLUS a carrying case, filters, albums, a selfie lens & MORE. My kids think this will be the best gift because it’s a fun thing to do with friends.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Part historical (ancient Rome) and part fantasy, Elias and Laia live in a world that enslaves them both in different ways — Elias to fight and Laia to serve and spy. This is an epic page-turning series with lots of mystery, action, and a hint of romance. (Buy the whole series while you’re at it!)
iPad Pro + Apple Pencil
Both the Pro and the Apple Pencil have been much-used gifts for both my girls. They’re loving the pencil for drawing apps and think the functionality of the Pro rocks.
Twinkle Star LED Window curtain String Lights
These make a teenager’s room so beautiful and cozy.
Don’t forget that Pop Sockets get dirty and lose their stick. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade? Try this cool marble design.
One by Wacom Digital Drawing Tablet
The original Wacom tablets cost $500+ so this is a more affordable option at $60 for kids who want to get started with digital art. Plug into your computer and start drawing!
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
EOS Lip Balm
My daughter got these for all her friends last year — and they were a big hit!
Kate Spade Spiral Notebook Brand Words
Give the gift of self-reflection with this inspiring journal.
This is an exciting word game (think Password) for 2 – 8 players, even better with 4 – 8 players. The gist: two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. Teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first.
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker
Bose high-quality sound with a waterproof, silicone exterior. Charge up to give yourself 8 hours of play time.
XBox One S
Get the latest in disc-free gaming with digital games. This newly-released bundle includes your Xbox One S plus Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnight. If you don’t have one already, this is a top gift for 12 year old boys.
Classic Literature Quote Posters and Framed Prints
Your teen readers will love these classic literature quote posters for their room decor. Choose beautifully illustrated quotes from Moby Dick to Wuthering Heights. See all the options here.