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Best Gifts for Teenage Girls

Updated on August 18, 2014

Best Gifts for Teenage Girls ages 13 to 19 years old

Finding the best gifts for teenage girls may be quite a task. What do you buy for a girl ages 13 to 19 years old? A lot depends on your budget, but even if you are looking for a small present under $25, there are plenty of options. Most teen girls really care about their looks, spend plenty of time in front of a mirror, experimenting with makeup and finding the perfect combination of clothing, jewelry, and accessories, & put a lot of effort into keeping up with the latest fashion trends, movies, and music, & relating to their peers. Many girls ages 13 and up are into sports, dance, cheer leading, or working out, so a new pair of tennis shoes and stylish sportswear or workout clothes can also make a good present. Here you will find plenty of ideas, including gifts for new drivers, home decor for a teen girl's room, tech gadgets, art & craft gifts, and more. And for the girls who prefer to shop for themselves, consider Amazon gift cards - they come in just about any nomination and can be Emailed or mailed to the recipient with a free special occasion card.

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#1 Top Tech Gifts

Teenagers love technology, and tech gadgets are at the top of teen girls' wishlists. A new gaming console, a small flat screen TV to replace the old (not so cool) model, a Roku player to stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, etc. to the TV in her room, a Samsung Galaxy Player (download apps, play music, take photos, use texting app, and more), or an iPod/iPhone/iPad Alarm Clock Speaker Dock will be a hit with most teen girls. If you are trying to decide between a tablet and an Ipod like device like the Samsung Galaxy Player, most importantly, consider your teenager's needs - does she want an entertainment device for watching movies or reading books or is she in need of a device she can mostly use to communicate with friends (through texting apps and social sites), listen to music, take pictures, and play games? If she needs a device for chatting with friends and listening to music, consider an Ipod or Samsung Galaxy player. And if she already has just about every tech gadget imaginable, she can always use an Itunes or Amazon gift card to buy music, apps, rent movies, and more.

#2 Hair Styling Gifts for Teens

My Teenage niece is crazy about hair-styling products - hair accessories, brushes, hair curlers, salon shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer, or books about hair styling seem to be on her wishlist every year. She is not exactly what you call a "girly girl", but she does take the time to take care of her hair and come up with new hair styles.

#3 New driver gifts

A teenager who has just passed the driving test and is getting ready to buy or have bought her first vehicle will appreciate "new driver" gifts like "The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers need to Know" and car accessories. Zebra print is very popular with older girls, but if you are unsure what she likes, consider something more neutral. The dashboard car mount for smart phones will come handy when she uses Map apps to learn her way around town - the apps really take a lot of stress out of driving and having the smart phone on the dashboard is a lot more convenient and safe than holding it in your hand, on your lap, or elsewhere, while driving.

#4 Jewelry for girls ages 13 and up

Earrings, pendants with chains, bracelets... Teenage girls like unusual designs, sparkly Swarovski elements, and jewelry pieces that make a statement - be sure to check out our suggestions below.

Growing Collection Jewelry Stand from ModCloth - $24.99
from: ModCloth

#5 Books for teenage girls

Books are priceless when it comes to helping teenage girls learn new skills. Whether she would like to learn to style hair, needs help going through the "not so easy" stage of her life, need some relationship, fashion, or college related advice, there's a book that can help her accomplish her goals or answer questions she might have.

#6 Beauty and Makeup Gifts

Teenage girls LOVE to experiment with makeup and learn Beauty Tips and Tricks. They watch YouTube Tutorials, do girlfriends' makeup, exchange beauty tips with friends... Professional Makeup Kits, Nail Polish sets, and Books filled with Beauty advice make some of the best teenage girl gifts.

Inexpensive Beauty Box Subscription

An older teenager who takes interest in make-up will appreciate a gift of Beauty Box. Several gift options are available, including monthly for $12 per month, 3-months subscription for only $30, and 12 months subscription for $100 - that's less than $8.50 per month! Each month, Beauty Box will send 4-5 beauty samples to the address you provide, with no additional charges for shipping. It's the perfect gift for older teenagers who are just building up their make-up collection. The 3-months subscription is a great gift idea if you are on a budget of around $25-$30.

#7 Popular games for teenage girls ages 14 and up

"Lightning Reaction Reloaded", "Loopz", "Headbanz" and "Likewise" are cool games for parties and get-togethers. Great way to have fun and entertain a group of friends.

#8 Ticket-stub organizer to capture memorable moments - Unique Gift for Teen Girls

Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer
Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer
Great Gift for girls who like to travel, go to a lot of concerts or sport events, or collect movie ticket stubs. Perfect for getting ticket stubs out of a shoebox and neatly re-organizing them by date and/ or event! Fun album to reminisce on memories when your teen gets older.

#9 The perfect gift for a Teen Girl

Amazon eGift Card - Happy Birthday (Birds)
Amazon eGift Card - Happy Birthday (Birds)
You really can't go wrong with a Gift card. When you give a gift card, you gift a shopping experience and an opportunity to shop for the perfect, most-wished for gift. Amazon gift card is the perfect gift for a teenager - she can pick out a jewelry piece, a room decor item, a stylish pair of shoes, brand name clothing, a movie, a DVD, or anything else on her wish list :)

#10 Unique Gift for teenage girls - who like to goof around with photobooth

Polaroid PIC-300 Instant Film Camera (Purple)
Polaroid PIC-300 Instant Film Camera (Purple)
The Polaroid Instant Film Camera is a hit with Teenage Girls. Taking business card size instant color photos is a great way to preserve memories in the digital age, when most pictures are stored on hard drive and only few make it to prints. The pictures are great for scrapbooking and make good party favors.

#11 Magazine for Teen Girls

I remember I loved reading "Seventeen" magazine as a teenager. "Seventeen" is full of fashion and make-up tips, relationships advice, health & fitness information, and more. $12 for a 2-year subscription is a great deal! I suggest this magazine as a gift for girls ages 15 and up, since sexual nature of some of the articles may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

#12 Luggage Sets for Teenage Girls

Rockland Fashion Softside Upright Luggage Set, Peace, 4-Piece (14/19/24/28)
Rockland Fashion Softside Upright Luggage Set, Peace, 4-Piece (14/19/24/28)
This fun girly luggage set is the perfect gift for girls who like to travel. Stylish, colorful set with cool design at a great price! Teen girls are crazy about bright colors, with plenty of hot pink, and they really like peace signs. Other designs are also available - zebra print and heart print are also popular with teenage girls. Your teenager will surely look forward to taking this great luggage set on her next trip.

Movie Theater Gift Card Gifts

Movie Gift cards are perfect gifts for teenage girls, a gift she will be sure to use shortly after receiving it. Movie outings with friends are among teenagers' favorite activities, and a Movie Gift card will give her an opportunity to schedule some girl time :)

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Best gifts for teenagers

If all else fails, there is always an option of gifting cash. You really can't go wrong with gifting cash to a teenager - that way she can choose her own gift - music, clothing, movies, eating out, or anything else she likes or needs. Consider presenting cash in a creative way, like a money rose, Christmas tree made out of bills, or cash rolled in candy wrappers. Pinterest has quite a few ideas for creative ways of presenting cash gifts.

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      6 years ago

      Magazine subscriptions are a hit in our home!

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      7 years ago

      I love the beauty subscription idea. If you want to splash out a little I would enrol them on an online beauty course. I done this for my niece and she absolutely loved it. She has her own YouTube channel now:) is a good one.

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      Shelly Sellers 

      7 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Oh gosh, teenage girls are pretty easy to find a gift for and you have some great selections!

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      7 years ago

      These are perfect gifts for teenage girls.

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      7 years ago

      You seem to have a knack for finding just the perfect gifts for different age groups and I can sure say if I was a teenage girl that I would be smiling with glee if I received anything from you wish list!


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