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Gifts for Teenage Girls (That They'll Actually Like)

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Attention, Parent Shoppers

If you live with a teen girl, you're in the right place. Knowing what to buy for the young woman in your life can be just as difficult as keeping up with their latest adolescent, YouTube-fueled jargon, — which is why we consulted teens and their parents and pored through countless items of confusing, modern-day youth culture to bring you this list of holiday gift ideas. (Looking for gifts for younger kiddos? Check out Great Gifts to Buy Your Grandkids for Christmas.)

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Related: Gifts for Teenage Boys They’ll Actually Like

Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Camera
Amazon
Steam Gift Card
Steam

Steam Gift Card

$5 to $100 from Steam
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Even the most casual teen gamer will happily accept a gift card that lets them choose from among 30,000 or so titles on this mega-gaming site.

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Comiso Waterproof Speaker
Amazon
'The Office': The Complete Series
Amazon
Micro Heart Light
Pottery Barn Teen
AirPods
Apple

AirPods

$159 to $249 from Apple
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Sure, they're pricey, but teens are at the age where you can get them a few cool stocking stuffers and one big gift they'll use every single day — and they're happy. This is one gift that they'll definitely use all the time.

Volador 42-Inch Freeride Longboard Complete Cruiser
Amazon

Volador 42-Inch Freeride Longboard

$100 and up from Amazon
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Got a teen girl enamored with skater culture? She will love this highly rated longboard made of hardrock maple. It comes in 10 designs ranging from retro-cool to avant-garde.

Related: Awesome Gift Ideas Under $250

'Kids Against Maturity' Card Game
Amazon

'Kids Against Maturity' Card Game

$30 from Amazon
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Sure, they're growing and getting closer and closer to the adult versions of themselves, but releasing stress and anxiety with a little immaturity never hurt anyone. Reviewers say this game is a blast for the whole family.

Ipsy Subscription Box
Ipsy

Ipsy Subscription Box

$12 per month from Ipsy
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This monthly box comes with five or more makeup products for teens experimenting or who'll revel in the opportunity to sample products. Reviewers say it's a perfect cosmetic starter kit for teens, and it comes with a cute makeup bag.

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Casely Subscription Box
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Casely Subscription Box

$15 from Casely
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We all know teen girls who practically live on their phone. This club gives you the choice of gifting your teen a monthly or seasonal subscription to cool phone cases for iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones, and lets them choose which case they want each month (or choose a "surprise me" option).

Wildflower
Amazon
Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Gift Card

$10 to $350 from Barnes & Noble
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If your girl is more of a bookworm, a good book is a gift that will never go out of style, and Barnes & Noble gift cards can be used in-store and online.

Related: Clever and Creative Gifts for Book Lovers

'I Can't Human Today' Sweatshirt
Etsy

'I Can't Human Today' Sweatshirt

$37 from Etsy
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Few sections of the population need a shirt such as this more than a teen girl. Let her know that she can let you know when it's not the best time to interact by leaving this sweatshirt under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Alienware Area-51M Gaming Laptop
Dell

Alienware Area-51M Gaming Laptop

$2,300 from Dell
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Just like soccer and other sports, esports are something kids can earn scholarships for these days — so this $2,000 price tag won't seem like a big deal when your girl gamer's college is paid for. TechRadar calls this one an "out-of-this-world gaming laptop."

AOLO Personalized Custom Name Necklace
Amazon
Birkenstocks
Birkenstock

Birkenstocks

$50 and up from Birkenstock
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These well-made sandals can last a lifetime and are super trendy for teens right now. They're available in winter-worthy wool, and there are boot and clog versions, too.

Starbucks Gift Card
Starbucks
Scrunchies
Urban Outfitters

Scrunchies

$18 from Urban Outfitters
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Like other old-school items on this list, scrunchies are back, and the teen girl in your life probably wants some. This 10-count set comes in velvets, metallics, and satin, and is available in neon colors or a set with more muted hues.

Spotify Subscription
Amazon
Rose Gold TOZO Wireless Charging Pad
Amazon

Rose Gold TOZO Wireless Charging Pad

$12 from Amazon
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This low-profile device is cordless and features color-changing LED lights that let her know when it's charging, when the charge is full, and when the device itself needs to be re-juiced. It works with a ton of different phones, and can easily be slipped into a backpack or cross-body bag.

Pura Vida Bracelets
Pura Vida
Twizzlers 5-Pound Pack
Amazon

Twizzlers 5-Pound Pack

$12 from Amazon
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This giant bin of strawberry licorice will be appreciated for sleepovers, gaming sessions, or just when her friends stop by to hang out.

'Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20'
Amazon
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set
Amazon
Hawaiian Shaved Ice Snow Cone Machine
Amazon

Hawaiian Shaved Ice Snow Cone Machine

$40 from Amazon
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Never have to buy a snow cone again with the sleekly designed, small-footprint, easy-to-clean (even for a teen) set. Bonus: When your teen starts all the eye-rolling, confiscate it for your own shaved-ice version of a frozen margarita.

Related: 25 Gifts Under $25 for Food Lovers

Now in Books Subscription
Cratejoy

Now in Books Subscription

$18/month from Cratejoy
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We love the uniqueness of this subscription gift. It will ship a monthly newly released YA book to your teen, plus a curated playlist inspired "to fit the mood of our featured novel" that can be accessed by scanning a QR code.

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Hydro Flask
Amazon

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle

$28 and up from Amazon
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Lucky enough to have a teen who doesn't lose things all the time? Reward that skill with a water bottle they'll be able to carry well into adulthood (and long after people finally stop talking about VSCO girls). The Hydro Flask brand is known for its impressive quality, and it comes in multiple colors and sizes.

Chacos
Amazon
Telestrations Game
Amazon
Cotton Weighted Blanket
Amazon

YnM 100% Cotton Weighted Blanket

$60 and up from Amazon
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It's not easy being a teen girl in the best of times. Help her relieve some of the anxiety in her life with one of these blankets that come in different weights, colors, patterns, and sizes. According to the folks at Parenting Pod, this is the best option for kids and teens. 

Lululemon Leggings
Amazon

Lululemon Leggings

$98-$148 from Amazon
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With teen girls, it's hard to go wrong with a solid piece of fashion that other girls are wearing, and these Wunder Under Yoga Pants — aka leggings — are solidly appreciated by teen girls everywhere. They come in seven colors and six sizes.

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Always Remember Faux Fur Blanket
Natural Life

Always Remember Faux Fur Blanket

$80 from Natural Life
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This cozy, warm, and soft blanket will remind her of the things you'd like to tell her everyday: "Always remember that you are braver than you believe, smarter than you think & loved more than you'll ever know." Bonus: It's super cute and pretty.

Jewelry Holder
Natural Life
Zodiac Stars Book
Anthropologie

Zodiac Stars Book

$12 from Anthropologie
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Got a girl who's newly into astrology? These hardcover books include 112 pages that will let her explore her own sign.

Saint Sweatpantsia Candle
Always Fits

Saint Sweatpantsia Candle

$17 from Always Fits
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If you have a girl who just likes to stay home, read books, binge TV shows, and throw on her comfy clothes, she'll appreciate this candle which embraces her introverted way of life. 

 

InvisaWear Jewelry
InvisaWear

InvisaWear Smart Jewelry

$129 and up from InvisaWear
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Get her a piece of jewelry that will also help keep her safe should an emergency arise. InvisaWear pieces include tech that will share her location, send an alert to emergency contacts, contact 911, and more if she's in trouble. Choose from pendants, keychains, scrunchies, bracelets, and other accessories.