Soooo as you're probs already aware... Teenage girls are a bit of a mystery. However! Having once been adolescents we fancy ourselves as experts regarding teens—or at least when it comes to what kind of gifts they want. Sure, they can be guilty of not liking anything and returning everything, but if you take note of their likes and interests (even if they seem to change from day to day), you might surprise both yourself and them. The best gift ideas for teenage girls tend to be cute, on-trend, and, you know, cool (duh), and if you're at a loss, then we're here to help.
Perhaps, the young person in your life is a music lover who'd flip for an old-school record player. Or maybe she spends most of her time watching makeup tutorials on YouTube and would love a beauty gift, like a new eyeshadow palette or a smart LED vanity. See? Getting through to your teenager might be complicated, but shopping for them def doesn't have to be.
From a seventh-grade girl who's just entered her teen years to a 19-year-old college freshman who's about to leave hers, we've rounded up the best gifts for teen girls of all ages and phases. Scroll on for 77 unique and cute gift ideas anyone—even the pickiest teen girls—would love to receive, especially from a cool and hip adult, like yourself. And if all else fails, you could always go with a gift card (they love those).
It won't matter if she's a tween or heading into her early twenties; she will seriously love this clear lip gloss set that comes in yummy flavors like watermelon and cotton candy.
If she's always on top of the latest trends
, then she'll need this wardrobe staple in her closet ASAP.
Is she obsessed with beauty? Then she knows the perfect place to store nail polishes, lipsticks, serums, and creams is in the fridge, and she’ll appreciate having a tiny personal beauty fridge for all her fave products.
Why did these leggings blow up on TikTok, you ask? Because they are so! Dang! Awesome! They're also fast drying, lightweight, and now available in a trendy flare.
Sherpa jackets are a MUST for chillier weather, and this high-collar zip-up (which comes in five different color options) is so, so chic.
She can turn any of the (many) pics in her camera roll into an old-school polaroid with the help of this handy lil printer.
With this handy lil projector, she can turn any room into a galaxy of drifting stars and totally switch up the vibe.
This futuristic alarm is a mirror, clock, and charging station all in one—like, what more could she ask for??
This pair of silk pillow cases (which come in just about every color imaginable) is T-R-U-L-Y the best stocking stuffer a girl could receive.
Status update, but make it fashun.
Never have I ever seen a house slipper so chic and so glam.
'Cause if they're gonna travel, they might as well do it in style with these matching suitcases (this set comes in a bunch of their fave colors).
Betcha a "shacket" (ahem, shirt-jacket hybrid) is somewhere on her wishlist.
No doubt, EmRata and Gigi Hadid love this vegan leather handbag. (And your wallet will, too, for under $100!)
Marc Jacob's Daisy fragrance is a fun classic, and your giftee will loooove this limited-edition bottle.
Uggs are making a big comeback (hi, resurgence of Y2K fashion trends!), so your teen would greatly appreciate a comfy pair of her own.
If she's obsessed with her Nintendo Switch, then you absolutely must get her this Mario Party game. Bonus: This one is a digital code, so she can start playing right away.
Can we please talk about how chic these press-ons are?? Brb, gonna go buy a few sets (or, like, 10).
Not only are these bbs super cute, but they're also really comfy—thanks to the thick, block heel.
Quality headphones are v important in a teenager's life! She can use these bbs to concentrate on schoolwork, prep for a game, or just relax and jam out to some tunes.
She's probably bogged down with tons of homework and just can't find the perf place to relax and study. Help ya girl out by grabbing her this comfy lap desk that will fit her laptop, phone, and more.
Her room will look so trendy with a letter board she can switch up with cute, punny phrases.
Gen Z can't get enough of retro skinny shades, and this dainty pair (which comes in tonssss of different color options) is so chic...and cheap!!
These colorful lucite rings were made for mixing and matching and looking flawless on her IG feed. Her ~aesthetic~ will thank you later.
This cute macaron-shaped portable charger has a built-in mirror so she can check her makeup while her phone juices up—plus, it also works as a (*drum roll pls*) hand warmer!! Ingenious, no?
She may not have lived through the '70s, but she'll def still be feeling this retro striped phone case (which is available in a bunch of different sizes to fit every iPhone model).
You can't go wrong with a pair of delicate gold hoop earrings, which can easily be dressed up or down and go with just about any ensemble.
Wanna get her some cute jammies? She'll for sure be the best-dressed girl at her next sleepover with this tie-dye set (which also comes in blue).
She can give her space a makeover without using any paint, thanks to this collage kit, which includes 50 curated prints.
This fun hand-lettered Parisian art print will look très chic in her bedroom (and you can get it custom framed for an extra $10!).
This Insta-famous jewelry brand is best known for its dainty chains, and this block name necklace is sure to become her fave new accessory.
She can never have too many hair clips! This set of three gorg marble hair clips will make a great addition to her collection.
Looking to spoil the ~youth~ in your life with something designer? Well, this is the bag of the moment—just ask TikTok—and it's the perfect finishing touch to any 'fit.
A music lover will flip for this vintage-inspired record player, which you can gift to her along with a few of her fave albums.
This tool dries, styles, and brushes all in one pass. For the days she wants to give herself a glam blowout, she’ll be pumped to have this hot air brush on hand.
Glossier and Gen Z go together like peanut butter and jelly, so any product from the beauty brand would be a safe bet, like this top-rated dewy look set, which includes serum, gloss, and cheek color.
Lighting is everything when it comes to decorating. This set of string lights will turn her room into an enchanting world.
If the girl loves astrology and her monthly horoscope just isn’t enough, this guidebook will help her navigate any relationship in her life, from family to friends.
Real talk: Her current carryall has probably seen better days. Level up her backpack with this super cool camo one that she could use for school, travel, or wherever she's headed.
This pom-pom blanket will not only keep her so warm, but it'll also look so chic on her bed (and you can even get it personalized!).
The crimped/wavy hair of the early 2000s is 100 percent a lewk again, and I don't doubt that the teen in your life is loving the trend. With this waver, she'll be able to rock the Y2K style easily.
A gal always needs a trustee lipstick on deck—and any shade in Kylie's lip kit collection won't disappoint.
All Emma Chamberlain fans will absolutely freak over this cold brew gift box from the influencer's brand.
Cool teens wear fun and funky bucket hats. Period!!
If ya look around, you'll see that Crocs are v popular amongst the ~teens~. With that said, I'm more than positive your young and free giftee will adore a pair of the rubber clogs.
Her shelfie will be drab without this statement vase (and you don't wanna do that to her dear shelfie).
These platform sandals are quirky, cozy, and will look so good with SO many ensembles.
The girls love their lively throw pillows! And you know I'm right!!
Treat her to this elegant tote that'll fit all the things. She can use it as a book bag or as her purse during a night out in the town.
If her middle name might as well be 'astrology,' then she'll be all over this journal that she can stitch her zodiac sign onto.
Give her plants a swanky new home by getting her these gorgeous plant hangers.
A gal can never have enough eyeshadow palettes! This one features a bunch of neutral and colorful shades that she can play around with.
Customize this pearly hand-beaded bracelet with a charm or two that fits her personality.
Give the gift of smelling ah-mazing all day long.
These colorful combs would look so pretty sitting out on her vanity (and if you don't want the whole set, then you'd be glad to know that each comb is available for purchase separately).
If your teen, in particular, considers herself a skincare junkie, spoil her with this Sunday Riley set that's full of essentials.
Speaking of beauty, this cream and powder blush duo is beyond stunning (and a bestseller!).
Whether you know someone who's super into reading tarot cards or a beginner who's a little curious about learning how, this deck is a great gift idea for either (and no, we're def not biased).
She doesn’t have to be a VSCO girl to love reusable water bottles. This one helps your drinks stay at the perfect temp and has a wider opening for easy cleaning.
Honestly, she's probably seen this chunky knit cardigan all over her Insta feed. Time to surprise her with one.
A cleanser that has everything she needs for wash days will ensure her curls are always poppin'.
Few boots are as classic and trendy all at once as Doc Martens. This gift is one teen girls will definitely wear more than once.
If she wants her accessories to look a little more polished, then a leather-detailed crossbody will do just the trick. The cylindric silhouette and contrast trim guarantee she can wear it with almost anything.
Jeans are cool, but frayed ones like these, my friend, are even cooler.
This anti-inflammatory turmeric jelly cleanser will leave her skin feeling refreshed, clean, and glowing.
Her outfit isn’t complete without a fresh mani. She’ll obsess over this stunning set of deep purples and blues that come in both solid and shimmery shades.
Is she really into her beauty regimen? Then a cleansing brush that she can use with her fave face wash is totally for her. This product is tailored to different skin types and eliminates dead cells so she’s left glowing.
She’ll be obsessed with these ultra-comfy pants, which are model Kaia Gerber's go-to (hence the name).
If she's alllll about the home workout life, upgrade her routine with this yoga set. It even comes with a subscription to Alo's fitness and meditation program.
If she’s always the person in her friend group who documents every party, sleepover, vacation, etc., then she’ll definitely put an instant-print camera to good use.
This three-tier jewelry organizer can hold earrings, necklaces of varying lengths, rings, bracelets—pretty much anything she can fit on it. And the combination of concrete and copper is a cool touch.
A neon sign is much more exciting way to add light to a room than a regular table lamp. A teen girl would appreciate a fun design or saying like this one.
If she has a thing for dainty gold jewelry that she can stack and layer, she’ll appreciate a delicate gold-filled ring with her initial on it.
It doesn't matter if her succulents are real or fake, they'll look even better sitting on this gorgeous gold shelf.
Her Spotify playlist will sound SO much better on a speaker. She can use it whether she is by herself and wants to listen to her jams out loud or hosting friends for a get-together.
Classic white sneakers go with everything, and these extra-cushiony and eco-friendly shoes will be her most comfortable pair yet.
A good pic is ALL about the lighting, and the same goes for makeup application. This light-up vanity mirror features adjustable LED lights and phone attachments, which makes it equally perfect for doing makeup or filming TikTok videos.