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Good Gift Ideas for Teenage Girls: Affordable and Expensive Presents That Teen Girls Love

Updated on August 1, 2016

Choosing Gifts for Teenage Girls

Most teenage girls are very similar with regards to their likes and dislikes. Although there are many differences in interests between younger and older teenage girls, there are many similarities in their likes and dislikes as well.

Everyone has their own personal style and unique tastes but there are some items that are enjoyed by the majority of teenage girls. This hub will help to give some gift ideas that can suit a variety of budgets.

Gift Ideas

Depending on the occasion and how much you are looking to spend, there are a variety of gift options for teenage girls. You do not necessarily have to purchase a gift, you can create one yourself that would be just as special if not more.

Some gifts you can create on your own:

Craft a bouquet of flowers
Paint or draw a picture
Write a poem about your relationship
Create a scrapbook and have some friends or family add to it
Create a webpage dedicated to the person

List of gift ideas sorted (as accurately as possible) from least expensive to most expensive:

Gift Card (Cost Varies) - This may be perceived as a generic gift but if a good gift card is given, the majority of people will have a use for it. If you give a gift card, try to make it for a store that you know the person frequents or for a website such as where a variety of items are sold.

Cash Money (Cost Varies) - Some may think that giving cash appears like not a lot of thought was put into the gift but this is not always true. Everyone can use cash to purchase what they actually want or need. Some people have needs or wants in which they don't vocalize and cash can come in very handy. If you wanted to make cash giving a little more personal you can give the cash along with something else like a poem, a cookie or cake with the person's name on it, or other small gift.

Personalized Items (Cost Varies) - Some things can be personalized and make for very nice gifts. You can find an engraver, a photo shop or other outlet that personalizes objects and get something like a mug, a set of pens, a key chain, or other item with the person's name on it.

Candies or Treats - Some people have a favorite candy or snack and it can make a great gift if you know what someone's favorite is. Even if you don't know someone's favorite, you use several types of candies and/or treats to create a small candy gift set or candy collection. You can even purchase decorated boxes or bags for your candy.

Beauty Product(s) - You can purchase single items or sets of items such as nail polish, lip gloss, full makeup kits, body lotions, bubble baths, hair accessories.

Books - Even if a person doesn't read much there are books that anyone can enjoy. For instance, cooking books, history books, or other informative books can be useful and enjoyable to have. If you know the receiver of you gift is a reader, you can choose to introduce them to a new author they may enjoy.

Flowers - Most girls love flowers and love to receive flowers. They do not have to come from a romantic partner, anybody can give and receive flowers. They can be very inexpensive or very expensive depending on the types of flowers you get and where you buy them from. Typically, purchased flower bouquets will last at least a week if kept in water.

Pajamas and Slippers - Comfortable pajamas and slippers can make anyone happy. There are some slippers with fun designs that would make a great gift. You can even throw in a comfy blanket if you wanted to make it a sleeping gift set of sorts.

Autograph or other Memorabilia - If the teenage girl whom you are purchasing a gift for is a fan of a particular celebrity or athlete, you can attempt to find an autograph picture or other form of memorabilia from that person.

Jewelry - The prices for this vary significantly but different types of jewelry is always an option. You may not want to get something too personal or nontraditional if you are spending a lot of money on this. As well, be careful with buying rings because it may not fit the finger of the receiver. One idea could be to get them a chain or charm bracelet with their initial on it.

Spa Day with Transportation - Most girls would love a spa day even if they've never enjoyed on before. There are a lot of things you can do in a spa. You can have a massage, get your hair cut or styled, have a manicure, pedicure, or have a facial among other things. Just make sure they have a way to get to and home from the spa.

Wrapping or Displaying the Gift

Wrapping or displaying your gift nicely can make for a very pleasurable experience when the receiver gets it and opens it. Take a little bit of time to present your gift well. Depending on the gift you are giving, you can be creative with your ideas.

You can choose to wrap a gift in pretty paper with a bow, place it in a box and wrap the box if that is easier, purchase a gift bag and wrapping tissue, present it as a treasure hunt where the receiver must follow clues in order to find the gift, write a thoughtful card or letter to give along with the gift, and the list goes on.

Presenting the gift in a unique, pretty, or fancy way can enhance the whole experience for the receiver.

Gifts to Stay Away From!

It isn't always a bad idea to try to make a gift special, but sometimes

There are some gifts that you may wish to stay clear of buying, particularily if you do not know the person's personal tastes very well. Although it really is always the thought that counts, certain gifts may be too personal. Some people can feel bad if they don't enjoy the gift they are given and you may have put a lot of thought into it. The two major items that are often given as gifts and typically should not be are CLOTHING, PERFUMES, MUSIC (unless you know for certain which artists they are into), and PETS. Clothing styles and perfume or fragrance tastes are very personal things and individuals vary greatly in their likes and dislikes of these items. Pets are also a very personal thing. Although many people will bond with almost any animal given to them, some people prefer to choose their own pet. As well, some people cannot care for a pet that is given to them even if the intentions behind the gift were good.

These items are not necessarily bad gifts, you just may be taking a risk that the item might not suit the receiver's particular taste.


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      rutley 5 years ago from South Jersey

      Voted up and nice job on this hub! Happy writing!