Teenage girls are notoriously difficult to buy for. Their interests seem to change from day to day, they appear distant and mysterious, and only a small selection of things seems to qualify as ‘cool’ in their minds (oh, yes, we have all been there). As such, finding the best gift for teenage girls may seem like mission impossible. However, if you take some time to learn what they are interested in – what kind of music they listen to, if they are into fashion, makeup, movies, or sports, and if they perhaps have a celebrity crush, things will suddenly get much simpler.
And to make finding a cool gift for a teenage girl as simple as it gets, we have prepared the ultimate teenage girl-approved list of the best gift ideas for teenage girls. Regardless of whether your girl is 13 or 19 and whether you are looking for the perfect birthday gift for teenage girls, a thoughtful Christmas present for your favourite teen, or if you are shopping for any other special occasion, our list of the top gifts for teenage girls has your back! In case you are shopping for your daughter, you can also check out our list of great gifts for daughters and win the ‘parent of the year award’ from your kid.
The coolest present for teenage girls ever!
Ok, first things first! You know what would absolutely be the coolest gift for a teenage girl in the UK ever and would make you the coolest friend or relative of all time? Buying her a ticket to a concert of her favourite band or artist! Is it Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, or Ariana Grande? Whoever it is, he, she, or they will surely soon perform in the UK!
In case your girl is more into sports, you can buy a ticket to a sports event, if she is more into art, theatre, or comedy, you should opt for a ticket to an artistic event, and if she would most enjoy a family attraction or event, choose a ticket to a family show.
For the girl who is into beauty
Teenage girls are girls who are slowly transforming into young women. Instead of playing with Barbie dolls, they start worrying about their own looks. They start falling in love and for the first time in their lives, they feel they need to look pretty. As such, a set of organic (which are considered healthy and safe) cosmetic products would definitely make a great gift for a teenage girl of 13 years.
A great gift for a makeup enthusiast
Nowadays, teenage girls are heavily influenced by celebrities, social media ‘stars’, and big corporations that dictate swiftly-changing beauty trends and shape their own desires. As flawless makeup is one of the things we are programmed to crave, most teenage girls start experimenting with it – especially the ones that watch countless makeup tutorials on YouTube. To make sure she starts off easy, buy her a natural and certified organic makeup set. It would make a great gift for a teenage girl of 14 years.
A great and necessary gift for a teenage girl
Nowadays even young kids have tablets, as they rely on technology for music, games, cartoons, and other kinds of entertainment. Teenagers, on the other hand, also need tablets for school assignments, which often require internet access, writing software, and other programs. Plus, having a tablet will allow your teenage girl to watch her favourite sitcom and listen to her favourite artist. As such, a tablet is an awesome present for a teenage girl.
In case you are searching for a great gift for a girl in her late teens and if money isn’t an issue, you can also choose a high-quality laptop or perhaps a reliable smartphone that will keep her connected.
A great gift for the musical girl
Music influences our mood – that’s an undeniable fact. Slow and relaxing tunes help us unwind and upbeat songs make us happy. Therefore, buying a teenage girl a pair of earphones or headphones, which will allow her to listen to her favourite music 24/7 is one of the best gifts for teenage girls. She will love them and she will love you for giving her such a great present.
A gift that will decorate her room with her favourite tunes
A teenage girl’s room is her safe haven – a place where she can relax, express her emotions, study, analyze her thoughts, feel safe, and be herself. Decorating her room is an important task and what better way to decorate a space than to decorate it with her favourite sounds, which will make her feel supported and understood. As such, a smart speaker with voice control would make a truly valuable and cute gift for a teenage girl.
A perfect gift for a fangirl
I remember when I was a teenage girl. Movies and music were my life! My room was full of posters from Titanic, Friends, and Disney movies, I wore T-shirts with logos of my favourite bands, and my shelves were full of mugs and books of my favourite movies. Except for the fact that nowadays much more movie, TV, and music merchandise is available, not much has changed. Simply find out which your girl’s favourite movie, TV show, or musician is and opt for a T-shirt, umbrella, bag, mug, game, or vinyl figure with the right motif. She will surely be thrilled!
A cute gift for the teenage girl who wishes to take and display pictures of her friends
During our teenage years, our friends are most valued possession. Every crush we have, every fight we get into, every confusing emotion we experience we run it by our best friends. They make us feel safe and understood. Just seeing their faces makes us feel that everything is going to be alright. Having tons of pictures of our friends in our room, wallet, and journal is a must. As such, every teenage girl would love to have an instant camera, which would allow her to freeze her favourite moments with her favourite people.
A gift that will help her grow
Reading is probably the best way we can grow. No matter if we opt for fiction, history, poetry, romance, or personal development, we learn new words, get introduced to new concepts, and begin to understand new ideas. The sooner your favourite teenage girl develops true love for reading, the easier life will be for her. Therefore, giving her an appropriate book would make a truly valuable present for a teenage girl.
A cute gift for teenage girls
A personalised bracelet is always a nice gift and a teenage girl who is just getting into jewellery would surely love it. It could be the best Christmas gift for a teenage girl, a nice birthday gift, or a random gift for a teenage girl gifted without any occasion – simply to let her know how much you care. You can add her name, a special date, a secret code word, or a simple heart, which will let her know how much she means to you.
11. Cool Clothing
A great gift for the girl who is into fashion
Most teenage girls are into fashion. Some of them may already fancy designer clothes, but most of them put comfort and ‘coolness’ first. They know what is trending and while giving her a piece of clothing that her mother may like could be a big swing and a miss, choosing the right pair of ripped jeans, a cropped top, and a ‘sick’ sweater would be a great success.
A cute gift for the girl who loves chocolate (every girl)
A flower bouquet? Maybe. A chocolate bouquet? Definitely! It’s a sweet little gift, one that every teenage girl would surely appreciate. Why? Well, because who doesn’t like chocolate?!
Instead of a chocolate bouquet, you could also give her a flower bouquet with a chocolate gift box on the side – this way she would get the best of both worlds! On the other hand, if you prefer to skip the bouquet completely, you can simply buy a luxury chocolate box.
A funny yet practical gift that will help her keep unwelcomed visitors away
A door sign can be a cute, funny, or practical gift for a teenage girl. She can hang it on her bedroom door and with it communicate to the outside world whatever she needs to communicate – the simple fact that this is her room, her nest’s rules, or the request to give her some privacy.
14. Women’s Perfume
A gift for the woman inside her
Young ladies in their late teens are not small girls anymore, nor are they full-grown women. They are somewhere in between – in a place where they are searching for their identities and trying to follow the footsteps of their female role models. Finding the right fragrance that both she and the people she is trying to charm will like is an important step in this quest. You can help her by buying her a bestselling perfume that everybody likes.
A gift that will make sure your girl always feels and looks her best
Us, girls, are complicated. If we have straight hair, we want curly hair and if we have naturally curly hair, we wish for straight hair. Besides, our preferences may change overnight – especially during our teenage years. As such, it might be a fabulous idea to buy a teenage girl a quality 2 in 1 hair straightener and curler that will allow her to style her hair according to her daily preferences and thus always look and feel her best.
A great gift for the girl who appreciates a good joke
Are you wondering what to get a teenage girl for Christmas? How about a funny ‘Merry Christmas ya filthy animal’ sweatshirt? It may be just her style – baggy, funny, and really cool. Her older relatives may give her the side-eye, but her peers will think she is awesome and hilarious.
A gift she needs
School may not be cool, but the students can (must) be. Teenagers tend to put a lot of thought into how to look cool in school. They think twice about what they will wear, how they will style their hair, and which school bag they will choose. And yes, it starts with the bag! As such, a beautiful yet ‘dope’ backpack would make a great present for a teenage girl.
For the healthy and fit teenage girl
An exercise ball chair is an excellent and very versatile gift for teenage girls. It can serve as a balancing chair that will help your teenage friend strengthen her core muscles while sitting, as a piece of great workout equipment, and as a simple tool for fun.
An unusual gift for teenage girls
If your teenage friend is still or already into flowers (in my experience the interest briefly disappears during the craziest teenage years) or if you want her to learn about responsibility and how to take care of another living thing, then this self-watering plant pot may be just the right present for a teenage girl. These kinds of self-watering planters are suitable for all house plants, flowers, and even herbs and they come with a water level indicator, which will let your girl know when to water the plant.
For her first game nights
Games are awesome! Everybody loves them – children, adults, and especially those in between who are just starting to explore other kinds of games and trying to find the ones that will be their all-time favourites. So, if you are wondering ‘What are good Christmas gifts for teenage girls?’, opt for a simple teenage-suitable game. She will surely love it!
You can choose a fun teenage girl challenges card game, a conversation game that will connect the generations, or the ‘evergreen’ truth or dare game. You can also go with the popular Game of Phones or The Box of Emotions.
A popular gift for teenage girls
Teenage girls have very strict criteria when it comes to deciding which shoes are cool and which ones aren’t. When I was a teenage girl, it was all about Converse All Star trainers or Dr. Martens boots. And now, when I look at my 15-year-old niece I see that things haven’t changed a bit.
22. Neon Light Sign
A funky teenage gift
Let’s have a word or two about a cool teenage girl’s room. It has to be cute yet mysterious, beautiful but private. It has to have subtle lighting for moody moments and showcase cool words, quotes, or the girl’s name. Therefore, a cool neon light sign that would totally fit in her ‘lit crib’ may be a great answer to the seemingly difficult question “What are the best gifts for teenage girls?”.
A great teenage gift for a girl who wishes to take beauty and makeup to the next level
A teenage girl who wants to take her makeup game to the next level would absolutely love a vanity makeup mirror with LED lights. It would enable her to do her makeup flawlessly, to try out all of the amazing tutorials she saw online herself, and to even create a great TikTok video with the perfect lighting. It would make a great gift for a teenage girl of 16 years.
A unique gift for a teenage girl
Have you heard? Vinyl records are cool again! And all you have to do to be the coolest parent, relative, friend, or boyfriend if you are looking for a gift for your teenage girlfriend, is to find out who her favourite artist or band is and buy their vinyl record.
In case your teenage girl is into vintage items too, she would also love a vinyl record shelf and of course a sleek retro vinyl record player. You should also consider buying her a personalised vinyl metallic foil print featuring the lyrics of her favourite song.
A cool gift for a teenage girl
Let’s face it – sunglasses are a cool accessory and would make a great present for a teenage girl. Not only will they protect her eyes, but they will also elevate her every outfit and make her look mysterious and simply cool.
A teenage gift that will make her happy (even if she’s grounded)
When I was growing up, my room was decorated with posters featuring cute celebrities and empowering quotes. Today’s teens have huge tapestries decorating their walls. To really nail your gift choice, you will have to put on your detective hat once more and find out what she’s really into. Is it a musician or another celebrity, travel and amazing landscapes, flowers, photos of herself and her loved ones, or bohemian art? Once you figure it out, put it on a custom tapestry and you will gain numerous bonus points.
You can also choose from some popular pre-printed tapestries, buy her fairy string lights, which will allow her to decorate her wall with numerous photos of her own, or choose another kind of wall decor that will fit her ‘dope’ room.
A thoughtful and useful gift for teenage girls in the UK
Being a teenage girl is hard. Your body starts to change, your thoughts, interests, and priorities also seem to shift radically, and you are becoming a new person. It is scary and confusing. And journaling has been proven to help. In our days, journals were simple notebooks with blank pages and we had to come up with the words and the emotions to express ourselves. Nowadays, there are awesome empowering journals designed to guide a teenage girl through this turbulent period and to help her get to know herself better.