When it comes to the holidays, finding gifts for teenage girls can be a fun trip down memory lane for us moms. Everything old is new again, which means lots of trends from our generation’s teenage heyday are experiencing a recent surge in popularity. Another thing that helps is that many well-loved gifts for young ladies between the ages of 13-19 are classics that never go out of style.
For big-ticket items, head over to our post on the Top 20 Gifts for Teenagers This Holiday Season, which covers ground on the most-wanted items across all genders; but when it comes to smaller gifts at lower price points, wanted to share some more personalized ideas.
So cue the nostalgia, it’s time to round up our 10 favorite holiday gifts for teenage girls under $50!
Young ladies want to put their best face forward, and never seem to tire of experimenting with new beauty products to find what works best for them to boost their confidence. These products add up quickly, so teens always appreciate receiving them as gifts to take the pressure off of their own budgets.
Speaking of sparkle… sprayable glitter and tinsel extensions are super popular at the moment, as is color-on-and-wash-out hair chalk. Also, scrunchies are making a major comeback! Teen girls can never have enough.
Young ladies can never seem to have enough paper products, fun writing utensils, and other doodling paraphernalia. Here are some of the hottest trends in the world of paper goods for teens, to bring squeals of delight your way this holiday.
The more colors, the better. Bonus points if they have glitter, or are erasable! Modern teen girls have made an art out of elaborate note-taking systems involving multicolored pens. There’s even a whole subgenre on YouTube dedicated to this trend!
Bullet journaling is all the rage, and girls love Muji grid-style notebooks best for composing weekly layouts and goal-tracking endeavors in their own unique styles. Bullet Journaling accessories like post-it notes in multiple colors and sizes, and highlighters in all shades of the rainbow are also great gifts.
These colorfully printed rolls of light masking tape have endless uses in a teen girl’s eyes. They can be used for journaling, hanging up photos in their room or locker at school, even fingernail designs!
Another way to personalize their day planner or journal, and make staying organized fun and artistic, planner stickers come in endless designs and styles to suit any teens preference.
These fun accessories are highly sought-after among this age group right now, and would make great gifts for any teen girl this holiday season!
LED photo clip string lights are a great way to display pictures in their room with a little extra magic thanks to their twinkle.
The Blinger Glam Styling Tool will affix a blingy crystal onto pretty much anything your teen desires, her backpack, clothes, or even her hair! It’s a great way for them to personalize anything they own and flex their creative muscles.
BONUS SUGGESTION: Gift Cards
You can’t go wrong with a gift card toward a place of interest for your teen, whether it’s brick and mortar, like a local independent bookstore, or electronic, like iTunes money toward apps and music. For clothing gift cards, the most coveted brands teen girls want this holiday season are Lululemon, Uggs, Brandy Melville, Tilly’s, and Athleta.
Honestly, half of this stuff is about to be on my own wish list, it’s all so cute and charming (and affordable, too!). One thing is for sure: however fickle the teen girl in your life may be, the gifts on this list are sure to make her holiday dreams come true. Happy shopping!