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Best Gifts For 17 Year Old Girls

Updated on December 5, 2016

Best Gift Ideas for 17 Year Old Girls

Turning 17 is quite a big milestone in a girl's life. Teens of this age are leaving behind the rollercoaster of emotions that characterize the earlier teenage years. They are starting to become more independent perhaps driving a car, going out with their friends more and thinking about going to college. They are excited about the future.

Thinking about the typical issues a 17 year old faces will help give ideas of the type of gifts to get. If they can drive or are learning perhaps you could get a gift to use in their car. Girls of this age tend to take a lot of care with their appearance. Many love accessories and beauty gadgets to help with this. Think about what do they do in their spare time too? Do they love music, sport or cooking for example.

17 year olds also value their privacy and as many live at home, it's nice for them to be able to make their room their own. Gifts to personalize their room are therefore another idea.

Most 17 year olds are still studying, perhaps looking forward to going to college. Why not get them a gadget or some other gift to help them with their studies. Perhaps a Kindle, so they can read their study books electronically, a laptop, tablet or a new bag to carry all their study gear in.

Read on for great gifts for 17 year old girls below.

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Cool Music Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls

Whether the 17 year old girls you know shares the classic music tastes of her parents, is a cool rock chick or likes Justin Beiber doesn't matter - there are hundreds of gifts to choose for the teen music lover. Perhaps she is more a creator of music - she likes to sing, play an instrument or write - there are tons of ideas and here are just a few.

Gifts to experience and listen to music.

Consider an mp3 or an ipod if she hasn't already got one. Some speakers for her room. Tickets to see her favorite band, pop star in concert. Or perhaps their favorite band / pop star's latest concert on DVD. Other ideas include Ipod accessories such as headphones. Of course, you can also buy her the music she loves to listen to or if all else fails an itunes voucher.

Gifts to write and play music

If she enjoys playing music what about some song sheets with music for her favorite songs. In this music lovers gift guide, they suggest buying the sheet music for Adele's 21. Or what about the guitar or other instrument she has always wanted.

Portable Speakers

DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker, 10W Output Power with Enhanced Bass, build in Microphone for handfree phone call(Black)
DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker, 10W Output Power with Enhanced Bass, build in Microphone for handfree phone call(Black)

The bluetooth speakers opposite are ultra portable so you can listen to excellent sound on the go. Carry them in your bag to friend's houses, the park, while traveling and they are great for use at home too.

The speaker connects wirelessly to your mobile phone, tablet or any device with bluetooth. You could also use it for listening to sound on your laptop while watching movies or videos.

The recharegable battery offers 10 hours of playtime. The speaker comes with a USB charging cable meaning its convenient to charge them with your laptop, desktop, wall or car charger. You can also use it to take hands free calls.

Bose speakers are at the top end of the portable speaker market as they do offer excellent sound. You can also get portable speakers which are less expensive like the shower speaker below which can be used as a portable speaker and in the shower too.

 

Shower Radio / Bluetooth Speaker

If I remember what my sisters were like when they were 17 years old, they were always listening to music and always getting ready to go out with friends in the bathroom (having a bath or a shower). If you know a 17 year old girl like this, they will probably love this shower radio.

Like the magic box speaker above, it's a bluetooth speaker that will connect to your phone or other bluetooth media player. But unlike the magicbox speaker, you can use it to listen to music while in the bath, shower or just in the bathroom. It can also connect to FM radio.

Bluetooth Shower Speaker – FM RADIO – Water Resistant – Wireless and Hands-Free speaker phone with Suction Cup – Auto Pairing Feature – Compatible with all Bluetooth devices
Bluetooth Shower Speaker – FM RADIO – Water Resistant – Wireless and Hands-Free speaker phone with Suction Cup – Auto Pairing Feature – Compatible with all Bluetooth devices

This small bluetooth speaker works great in the shower. It has great sound for such a small speaker. It also features a built in call answer feature for use as a hands free speakerphone. There's no reason it couldn't be used in other places such as the car or at the pool too.

It also features convenient buttons for music and call control.

 

Stuff for the Bedroom

17 year old girls will often like to invite their friends around and the only private space they often have is their bedroom. It's also a space for them to have study space and personal alone time so it's important for many girls this age to have a comfortable, stylish and practical room. Therefore any gifts to help style and personalize their room as well as make it more functional are often appreciated.

There are lots of accessories for a teenage girl's bedroom which will make great gifts.

A bean bag chair makes a great extra seat in her room. Perfect for when friends come around, for watching TV, reading or looking on a laptop.

Other ideas include, an alarm clock, framed posters or picture, cushions, wall stickers, pin boards, mirrors and speakers.

Check out some ideas below.

Brentwood Poodle Bedrest, Turquoise
Brentwood Poodle Bedrest, Turquoise

This bedrest comes in lots of different colors.

It allows you to comfortably sit up in bed or on the floor and read, relax or work. This is great for students who want to do some computer work while sitting on their bed. It's also great for watching TV or reading a book. Or you could use if for playing video games on the couch. You can easily move it from room to room, so you are comfortable and supported wherever you are sitting.

Soft and comfortable too.

 

Mini Fridge

A mini fridge is another practical and fun gift idea for a 17 year olds bedroom and great if she'll soon be going off to college as she can take it with her.


Lamps

Another cool gift to help a teen girls accessorize her room is a lamp. There are all kinds of funky lamps that make excellent gifts. Ideas include lava lamps, water lamps and you can also get organizer desk lamps which she may find useful if she is studying and heading off to college soon.

Another top idea is the bluetooth speaker lamp opposite.

LighTunes LS1000-ZBA-BT Bluetooth Speaker Lamp with Alarm Clock, FM Radio, and USB Charging Port, Zebra Shade
LighTunes LS1000-ZBA-BT Bluetooth Speaker Lamp with Alarm Clock, FM Radio, and USB Charging Port, Zebra Shade

This is such a cool lamp.

It has a bluetooth speaker so you can connect it to your phone or other bluetooth device to play music.

You can also use a 35mm aux line-in to play music from mobile phones, notebook computers, MP3 players, and other audio devices which are not bluetooth compatible.

It also features an alarm clock with gradual sound and a wake up light. There's a sleep setting to gradually turn off the music and turn off the light as well.

 

Clothes and Accessories

Clothes are a good option for 17 year old girls if you know what size they are and are certain about what they would like. If not, why not take her on a shopping trip? Another option is to buy a gift card for her favorite store.

If the 17 year old girl you know likes the latest fashions, some trends which are hot this Winter include knee high boots, chunky turtleneck knits and white sweater dresses.

17 year old girls will love to accessorize outfits and great accessory ideas including bags, scarves, sunglasses, socks, pajamas and hats.

Onesies are another idea and are very popular at the moment.

Infinity Scarf

NEOSAN Womens Thick Ribbed Knit Winter Infinity Circle Loop Scarf Twist Khaki
NEOSAN Womens Thick Ribbed Knit Winter Infinity Circle Loop Scarf Twist Khaki

This infintiy scarf makes a cute and practical gift for the coming Winter. It comes in different colors.

 

Smartphone Wristlet

Vera Bradley Smartphone Wristlet 2.0 Wallet, Parisian Paisley, One Size
Vera Bradley Smartphone Wristlet 2.0 Wallet, Parisian Paisley, One Size

This is a very useful accessory. The smartphone wristet holds your phone but is easy to access when it rings. The wristlet strap can wrap around a handbag or tote handle. It also fits money and cards. And it's also great to use when you don't want to carry around a big bag. You can have your hands free while keeping your phone and belongings secure.

 
Skechers Women's Cherish Just Because Winter Boot, Black, 8 M US
Skechers Women's Cherish Just Because Winter Boot, Black, 8 M US

If you know their shoe size, these boots will make a great practical and fashionable gift for a 17 year old girl.

They go great with jeans and leggings and a perfect for daily wear.

The boots featured have lots of other colors to choose from.

The are suede boots and feature memory foam and a rubber sole. They also have an easy pull-on style.

 
snoozies! Ballerina Bling Metallic Shine Womens Cozy Sequin Slippers
snoozies! Ballerina Bling Metallic Shine Womens Cozy Sequin Slippers

If you're considering getting slippers for a gift for a 17 year old, you could consider a mix between a slipper and sock which is also known as a snoozie.

They are comfortable and warm to wear around the house.

They come in lots of different colors too.

 

Jewelry for 17 Year Old Girls

When choosing jewelry for a 17 year old her tastes will probably be more sophisticated than even a couple of years ago. Many teens this age would also like something that is within the current jewelry trends. Chunky bracelets and rings are currently very fashionable as is gold statement jewelry. Check out the latest jewelry trends for summer 2014.

Charm bracelets are very popular at the moment.

Other ideas include watches and anklets. Or what about a trinket box or jewelry tree.

Another great and practical jewelry idea is a pendant which is also a USB. There are lots of different USB pendants. Many girls this age will be using USBs to save work so why not get them one on a chain they can wear around their neck.

Always keep the receipt and if they don't like they can always exchange it.

Pendant

Sterling Silver "The Journey Is The Reward" Twisted Pendant Necklace, 18"
Sterling Silver "The Journey Is The Reward" Twisted Pendant Necklace, 18"

This necklace has an inspirational message and makes a great gift.

It's a twisted pendant necklace with the message "the journey is a reward".

It's a great self reminder to wear as she goes through her days. Enjoy everyday life and the journey as well as focusing on the destination at the end.

 

Entertainment Gifts Ideas for 17 Year Old Girls (TV, Movies Books and DVDs)

There are lots of cool books that many 17 year old girls will love. It can be difficult to buy books for 17 year olds as they are sometimes in between reading teen books and adult books but the New York Times list has a great list of current bestsellers for young adults to give you some ideas.

If you're unsure what books to get what about an Amazon Kindle for the avid reader.

Girls love reading magazines so an annual magazine subscription to her favorite magazine will make a nice gift. Cosmopolitan is a popular read with young women. If they love fashion consider a subscription to Vogue.

There are lots of great chick flicks on DVD that many 17 year old girls will love too such as girly films, romances or romantic comedies. Check out this list of great movies for teens for ideas. Or what about getting them a movie from the year they were born.

Another fab ideas is a media streaming player. These allow you to stream TV shows, videos, music and movies from the Internet onto your TV screen. There are lots of media streaming players to choose from. Ideas include Google Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. Great for a teen girls bedroom.

Sporting Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls

If the 17 year old girl you know is sporty, you could give them a gift regarding the sport they love. Here are some sports gifts ideas:

- Tickets to a sporting event

- Sports clothes or a sports bags

-,Home workout equipments (fitness DVD, exercise ball or if you are looking to spend more money an exercise bike or piece of gym equipment)

- Equipment for the sport they participate in.

- An excellent gift idea 17 year old girls who like sports is a sports watch. You can buy sports watches with specific features for different sports such as running, cycling and swimming.

This article may give you an idea of the types of sports many 17 year old girls like and participate in.

Beauty Gifts

Most 17 year old girls like to look good, feel good and smell good so beauty gifts make appreciated gifts.

There are lots of great beauty gifts you could buy. Ideas include:

- Perfume

- Moisturiser

- Make Up

- Nail Polish

- Make up brushes

If you're getting make up some of the make up trends for 2014 include bright orange lipstick, purple eyeshadow, graphic eyeliner, falsh eyelashes, being barefaced and white eyeliner. See the cosmopolitan website for these and more ideas.

17 year old girls often like to experiment with different looks so anything that facilitates this is good.

Beauty Gifts

Premium 3D Fiber Lash Mascara - Hypoallergenic & Natural Ingredients
Premium 3D Fiber Lash Mascara - Hypoallergenic & Natural Ingredients

If she likes make up but doesn't have much money to spend on the more expensive brands the more expensive items of make up which she wouldn't normally buy herself make fantastic gifts.

One idea is the 3D mascara featured. It's a water and smudge resistant clump free formula that she can wear all day, It brushes on easily and you can use it to build up the look of your lashes if you wish too without having to wear false eyelashes or have any treatments. Something she probably hasn't got already in her make up box.

 

Cosmetics Set

New 2015 Clinique Makeup Skincare Gift Set (Warm)
New 2015 Clinique Makeup Skincare Gift Set (Warm)

At 17 years old, many teens are experimenting with make up and will try different colors and ideas. This set opposite is a fab make up set with some excellent products.

It includes eyeshadow, powder blusher, lipstick, lip gloss and mascara.

There's also make up remover, cleanser, night cream and all about the eyes cream. Best of all it comes in a lovely make up bag which makes the set fantastic for travel. It's also great for everyday use, and experimenting with different looks with yourself and friends.

 

Hair Accessory Gifts

If you want to buy some hair accessories and equipment there are lots to choose from:

- Hair equipment such as flat irons, curling irons, hair wavers, hot air brushers or hair dryers.

- Hair treatment is a nice treat for teenage hair to make it look healthy and shiny. Or what about some expensive hair shampoo or condititoner?

- Hair accessories. here are lots of slides, headbands, pins and other trinkets to put in your hair which make great gifts too. Check out these top ideas of hair accessories.

Or consider booking an hair appointment at a hair salon.

Hair Straightening Brush

Hair Straightener Brush by Sara Mor: Heated Gold Detangle Comb for Straightening, Infused with Anion, Rapid Heating Ceramic Plates, and Thermal Insulation Tips plus Free Travel Bag and 2 Hair Clips
Hair Straightener Brush by Sara Mor: Heated Gold Detangle Comb for Straightening, Infused with Anion, Rapid Heating Ceramic Plates, and Thermal Insulation Tips plus Free Travel Bag and 2 Hair Clips

This is a heated brush which is designed to straighten hair at the same time as brushing it.

When turned on, it takes its ionic ceramic plate heats up in less than ninety seconds. The brush is designed to make hair feel smooth and shiny by releasing negative ions.

The comes with brush, travel bag, cleaning brush, and hair clips , and in style.

You can just brush it through your hair to straighten it, it's really easy to use. Or if you prefer divide your hair into sections and brush through.

 

Tech and Electronic Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls

There are tons of gift ideas that fit in this category and I hope to give you a range of ideas for all budgets.

If have some money to spend there are lots of expensive gifts that 17 year old girls will love. Laptops, tablets, ipads, iphones and an ipod touch will always be appreciated.

If you want something a bit less expensive what about a digital camera or video camera. Or maybe a ipod shuffle, other mp3 player or handheld games console.

For those on a budget what about accessories for their existing gadgets such as earphones and speakers for mp3 players or a case to protect their phone or tablet. When the cold weather arrives you can also buy texting gloves that will allow them to use their smart phone and wear gloves at the same time. A writing tablet is another idea, a great gift for students (see the boogie board below).

Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet,Pink (PT01085PNKA0002)
Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet,Pink (PT01085PNKA0002)

The boogie board is a great little gadget which allows you to make notes, draw and doodle without paper.

It's great for students as you can use it while doing homework, making notes, working out calculations and writing to do lists without having to use bits of paper.

It's ultra thing and portable so it's easy to put in your bag and take to college. It could also be used to leave messages for parents at home or used to doodle when you have a few moments to occupy.

 

Kindle Fire

Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th)
Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th)

If she doesn't already have a tablet, a Kindle Fire can make a winning gift.

The Kindle Fire featured is only $49.99, so it's hard to go wrong. It's great for reading books, watching videos, surfing the net, checking e-mail and listening to music. It also features a rear and a front facing camera.

A fab little table, good to take to college if she is going soon too.

 

Fun and Practical Books

There are lots of great fun and practical books which make great gifts for 17 year old girls. Live life to the full, learn to cook, get some beauty tips, learn from those that have been there and done it before! Check out bestseller lists such as this list of non fiction books for young adults - see a list from Powell's books and keep on reading for more ideas.

I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl
I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl

Aimed at girls and women of all ages but particulary great information to know when you're just starting out in adult life.

Helps you tackle questions like What's your passion? What's your purpose? Who do you want to be?

Speak your truth, discover your purpose, and dream huge!

Lots fantastic advice on how to make your life great.

Easy to read and perfect to dip in and out of when you need an added bit of inspiration.

 

Car Gifts

If the 17 year old you know drives she may appreciate a gift or accessory for her car. Or what about a car!! Most girls who can drive would want a car of their own.

Okay - a car is out of the range of most budgets so here are some ideas for teens already have a car or need some driving accessories.

Ideas include seat covers, bumper stickers, a funky keyring, a car organizer, a kit which allows you to play your ipod in the car, a new stereo system, CD organizers, a car emergency kit or a steering wheel cover.

Or what about a cell phone holder for the car - great for when you need to use gps on your phone.

Check out the bluetooth transmitter below. This allows you to play music from your phone throught the car radio in the car. You can also use it for taking calls.

Gift Idea for the Car

AKASO Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Handsfree Car Kit with Hands-Free Calling, Music Control, USB Charger
AKASO Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Handsfree Car Kit with Hands-Free Calling, Music Control, USB Charger

This little device allows you to play music and make hands-free calls from your iphone, tablet or smartphone, mp3 player through your car stereo system. .

It's really simple to set up and use and you can listen to own playlists from your devices.

 
High Road SwingAway Car Seat Organizer
High Road SwingAway Car Seat Organizer

This seat organizer is the perfect gift for a 17 year old girl who drives to keep in her car. Keeps all the things you need at hand while making sure you have seat space for all the passengers in your car.

Keep your water bottle, phone, umbrella, notebook, ipad or pens organized and at hand.

It's also great for keeping anything important you might need in the car such as a tire gauge, maps, small first aid kit, phone charger etc.

 

A Final Idea

iHome iBT29BC Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone
iHome iBT29BC Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone

This is a great gift for a teen girl to have in her bedroom.

It's an alarm clock with changes color.

Enjoy your favorite radio stations or stream music from your phone, tablet or other bluetooth device. You can wake up or go to sleep with your own music. You can also set the alarm to wake up to a radio or alarm.

It will also charge your phone and you can listen to music at the same time.

 
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      anonymous 5 years ago

      No way Cosmopolitan for a 17 year old girl. Not right.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Seventeen magazine instead of Cosmo. I'm 16 and I don't read Cosmo yet.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what if my friend doesn't like any of these

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      To Janelle, this was a post for "Best Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls", not 16 year olds, and there can be a large maturity gap between the two ages .

      I'm seventeen and I read Cosmo. I enjoy Cosmo way more than Seventeen magazine; mostly because it has more interesting articles, contrary to, "My Mom is Dating My Teacher!!" or any of those stories that they put in them.

      We are going to be adults next year, I'm pretty sure most of us are mature enough to read what's in them . Both Seventeen and Cosmo are good magazine choices for 17 year olds I guess. But saying that reading Cosmopolitan "just isn't right" is kind of odd; It's kind of like saying that 17 year olds shouldn't be allowed to buy bras from Victoria's Secret because there are sex outfits in there, and instead should stick to La Senza girl .

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I will be turning 17 in 13 days and some of these gifts would be nice to have but i already have most of them. Girls turning 17 will be getting out of highschool soon and need things for their venture out. If they have a car maybe car seat covers or like a lap top or a tv. Sometimes i would just like money so i can buy things on my own like when they come out

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: In my country your basicaly an adult at 16 ... Im 17 and been reading cosmo and other magazines like look since i was 14 and don't see the problem (iv never actually hearn of seventeen)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i have sister turning 17 what should i get her

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cousin's 17. This list really helps and these are the things I think she'd love! The Sansaclip thing is the only one I'm buying, though.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My Sisters Birthday is Coming Soon and I can't find a perfect gift! She Is Friendly, Nice, Sporty Girl

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Im turning 17 i already live on my own so most of this seems like useless junk to me. There is not one thing on this list i wanted :( but ill admit some 17yr olds might like this

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Try www.esty.com they have lots of cool stuff,

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: horrible gifts couldnt find any for eva she my homegirl

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Really good list, couldn't think of anything for my girlfriend but now i remember she likes her charm bracelet, so just need to find something to go on there!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      very good but could use more shoes and bags.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My sis likes justin bieber. she also likes to wear earrings but i don't know what to get her for christmas

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      pdxdonna lm 3 years ago

      Have you thought about a magazine subscription?

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      Amine 3 years ago from Doha, Qatar

      I always like to pick something sportive or that makes you active, but jewelry is one thing girls always love

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      AJ 2 years ago from Australia

      I am now buying for this age group - thank you for your suggestions.

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      Ebony 19 months ago

      Very useful thanks heaps gave me a great idea im doing a massive hair beauty products in a beautiful basket

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      Carla 9 months ago

      Anything not used for social media. Let's bring them back to Earth!

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