Teenage girls have their own sense of style and interests. Buying gifts for them isn’t easy. They may embrace trends, or they may hate them. And what you buy them will depend heavily upon whether they are on the younger side of their teenage years or almost done with them.
This guide will give you great gift ideas for girls ranging from 13- to 18-years-old. We’ll take the guesswork out of gift-giving for this age group this holiday season, so you can kick back and relax.
Find Gifts That Promote Friendship
Friendship is crucial to teenage girls, and a lot of their friends have similar interests as they do. At the very least, they know what your daughter likes, and they’ll likely be spending as much time, or possibly more time, with her than you will be.
If you’re not sure what your teenager wants for a gift, pay attention to her friends. And if you get desperate, pull aside one of those friends and beg for her help in finding the right gift for your daughter.
Getting gifts that incorporate your daughter’s love for her friends will make her happy.
This gift combines two things girls love — showing off pictures of themselves and their besties and making their bedrooms a unique, beautiful space for them to relax.
This game is like Truth or Dare on steroids. It has the raw and sometimes brutal humor teens love. It can be played with just a couple of your teen’s besties or at bigger parties.
Getting a phone is the dream of every girl in her teenage years. She can stay connected with her friends even when she’s not with them.
For Focusing on Movement
Parents love to see their children being active and getting outside instead of sitting indoors so much. If you’d like to promote more activity and exercise with the present you give, buy a gift that will encourage a teenage girl to be on her feet.
Music and exercise go hand in hand. And girls who don’t want a lot of wires hanging from their ears when they workout will appreciate these Apple AirPods.
This portable speaker is great for impromptu dance parties with friends or hanging out all day at the beach or the pool.
If the girl you’re buying for is into sports and fitness, a fitness watch will be a big hit. This one can help her track her cycling, running, and swimming goals, as well as her heart rate and more. Plus, it comes in girl-friendly colors.
Figuring Out Their Looks
Teenage girls are just coming into their own, appearance-wise. They are figuring out what works for them and what doesn’t.
A water bottle as an accessory? Welcome to the VSCO girl craze. Your teenage girl is likely either a VSCO girl or despises them. So choose carefully whether this is a good gift for completing her look.
Some girls never get over their love of mermaids. If that sounds like your younger teenager, she’ll love whipping out this blanket whenever she wants to feel or look extra special.
Teenage girls like to cart around a lot of stuff with them. The crossbody style of this bag is trendy right now, and it may look deceptively small, but it holds a lot of stuff.
It doesn’t matter what adults think of eyebrows so thick they look like caterpillars. Teens love that trend, and they want the tools for crafting them, like this pencil.
Girls like to change up their looks frequently. This 7-in-1 set gives teen girls the chance to experiment with different sizes and shapes of curls with its use of interchangeable barrels.
With the chunky necklaces and big statement pieces that are in fashion right now, teens girls need a place to store jewelry. This jewelry case has a lock and key to ensure everything stays safe and to give your girl extra privacy.
Phones aren’t just handy tools – they are viewed as accessories by teenage girls. They like to swap the cases to match their outfits or when they want a change.
For Promoting That Family Bond
Teenage girls are almost adults, but they still need their family – even when they don’t seem like it some days. Here are some gifts geared toward family time, or letting them know how important they are to you, even when you aren’t together.
Even though they always seem to be on the go, sometimes teens want some downtime being comfy and watching movies with their families.
This phone charger will let your teen stay in contact with you when they’ve drained their battery while at a sleepover or extracurricular event.
This bracelet will allow you to give your teen a private message from you to her. It’s featured on the inside of the bracelet where only she can see it.
If She Loves Technology
Girls like technology, too – it’s not just for boys.
When your teen is trying to find some quiet so she can study, noise-canceling headphones will offer her the gift of concentration.
With a water-resistant keyboard and up to 11 hours of battery power, this laptop will keep up with the non-stop energy a teenage girl has.
Tablets are easier for girls to cram in their bags and purses than laptops are. This one provides up to 10 hours of battery life and comes in eye-popping colors.
The Echo Dot will put Alexa at their disposal. They can play their favorite tunes, get important updates, and much more.