Shopping for teenage girls is a difficult task. Finding a gift that she will actually use and not store in the back of her closet can feel extremely daunting.
However, this guide will make shopping for your teen in mind infinitely easier and showcase gift ideas for every type of teenage girl.
2021’s Best Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls
Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Players are such an interesting design piece as well as a new way to listen to music. Many teens have not experienced record players or even CDs. This gift brings something new to the table and is what all of her friends will be talking about. Plus, collecting vinyl is an extremely fun task!
Billie Eilish Vinyl
This When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is extremely popular, especially among teenagers. This vinyl could be the perfect gift to bundle with the record player! It could also be the start of her vinyl collection. The vinyl I have listed also glows in the dark which will really pop on the record player.
With most things being digital now it can be difficult to have handheld memories. The Fuji Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera brings the ability to have those memories in hand. It is also so much fun toying with the camera and the different settings this one comes with! She and her friends will have an absolute blast taking photos with this gift.
Many of us may not have thought about KODAK FunSaver 35mm Single Use Camera in quite some time. However, they are making a comeback and are a stress-free way to have those handheld memories! When going on a trip it can be daunting to bring an expensive camera. A disposable one eliminates those fears. Snapping the photos and seeing what comes back after getting them developed is like another gift within itself. And sometimes it is just fun to put aside all the technology and kick it old school!
Mini Photo Printer
Printers can be difficult to use and sometimes we snap a photo on our phone that we would love to print out and share with our friends. This Handheld Bluetooth Printer makes sharing photos with friends so much easier and is a fun task to do together!
LED Photo Clip String Lights
String lights create a calming ambiance especially when trying to wind down after a busy day at school. These LED Photo Clip String Lights bring something extra to the table though, the photo clips! Hanging photos on the wall with tape can be tricky and tacks leave holes in the wall; however, these clips allow having those memories hung up without worrying about them slipping off.
Mantra Band Bracelet
During the stress of everyday life having some motivation on her wrist can be what she needs to power through the rest of her school day. Not only do Mantra Band Bracelets encourage, but they are also a stylish addition to any outfit. These bracelets are simple and come in many different types of metals that can match with the rest of her jewelry!
Scrunchies are making a huge comeback! Not only are they much more comfortable than regular hair bands, but they are also super stylish. Scrunchies aren’t just for holding back hair though, many teens are wearing them almost as jewelry around their wrists. These Scrunchies from Free People come in many different patterns and can usually be bought as a bundle!
Blue Light Glasses
We all are spending more time staring at screens nowadays, but especially teenagers. Blue light has been shown to cause difficulty with sleeping and headaches. These Blue Light Glasses are super cute and will help prevent those pesky headaches!
Blow Dryer and Hair Volumizer
The task of blowdrying and then styling hair can be such a long process. The Revlon Blow Dryer and Hair Volumizer is a one-step tool that makes the whole process a much easier one. The item will have her hair look amazing in much less time; meaning, she can snooze her alarm that extra time in the mornings.
Silk Pillow Case
Silk pillowcases are amazing for hair and skin. The ZIMASILK Mulberry Silk Pillowcase is hypoallergenic and prevents frizzy hair due to the silk. It is extremely soft and if she loves skin and hair care these are the pillowcases she needs.
Jade Roller and Gua Sha
The Jade Roller and Gua Sha Kit are great for reducing puffiness in the skin. If she enjoyed skincare this will be the perfect duo for her. While both the roller and gua sha are great at reducing aging and puffiness it is also good for pushing her skincare products into her skin. These items will help her skin absorb the product just that bit more.
Ultimate Face Mask Set
Face masks are so much fun and great for the skin. Putting on a face mask and relaxing is one of the best ways to unwind and reset for the following day. Having the Ultimate Face Mask Set will make her skin glow and help her feel relaxed and ready to take on the day!
Mini Smell Good Hand Sanitizers
High schools are not the most sanitary places and typical hand sanitizer doesn’t leave the best smell. Clipping one of these Smell Good Hand Sanitizers on her bag will help fight the yearly flu and keep her smelling nice!
This Aromatherapy Set comes with an oil diffuser and ten essential oils with unique benefits. Aromatherapy has many benefits such as reducing stress. Plus, who doesn’t love walking into a room that smells great? Essential oils also have an array of health benefits alone so pairing them with aromatherapy provides double the benefits. This diffuser will look beautiful in her room and keep it smelling great.
Military Grade Customizable Phone Case
Cell phones are a necessity for teenagers. A phone case that keeps it protected is also essential. However, the cases that actually work as usually bulky and not the prettiest to look at. ArmadilloTek offers an array of Military-Grade Phone Cases for the girl who drops everything!
AirPods are all the craze, but for good reason! Airpods provide an array of benefits over wire headphones. She won’t have to spend 20+ minutes attempting to untangle the wires and when she video chats with her friends, she won’t have to hold the microphone to her face anymore. On top of being the cool new tech, Airpods provide so many benefits that she will love.
If she uses makeup, she will love receiving a Beauty Blender as a gift. Beauty blenders make applying products such as foundation and concealer much easier and make the finished product look more natural. Beauty Blenders also do not absorb as much product compared to a makeup brush. The user dampens the Beauty Blender and then uses it to blend in the makeup product seamlessly. These suckers are extremely annoying to purchase for yourself so receiving them as a gift is amazing.
Hydroflask with Straw
Hydroflasks are simply amazing. They are vacuum-sealed to protect drink temperature; meaning they stay cold as ice or piping hot. Hydroflasks are also made with pro-grade stainless steel which means that the metal taste will not transfer to the beverage.
Hydroflasks are also dishwasher safe! Drinking from a reusable water bottle is also appealing to teens as they are typically very environmentally conscious and will love the opportunity to do good for the planet. The one that is shown here comes equipped with a straw, which, honestly, makes staying hydrated infinitely more fun.
Nothing is worse than having your phone charger cord break. The Wireless Charger by Yootech makes it simple, place your phone on the circle, and boom it’s charging! This will be so much more convenient for her and she won’t have to worry about it breaking out of nowhere. There is also no overheating, fewer cords to worry about, and it is a safer alternative.
Popsockets and cardholders have become the new craze. Popsockets are amazing for having a safer hold on your phone and for propping it up when watching videos. Cardholders make it easier to go out without worrying about bringing a bag or a wallet because everything you could ever need is right there on the back of your phone! However, if you have a Popsocket you cannot have a cardholder and vice versa. This is where the PopSockets PopWallet+ comes in handy! The PopWallet combines both a Popsocket and a cardholder in a seamless way giving her the best of both worlds.
Travel Cutlery Set
Single-use plastics are not the best for our environment; additionally, nothing is more annoying when you bring food with you and forget your cutlery. This Boao Set of Reusable Bamboo Utensils is so convenient to throw in her bag and go, always having reusable cutlery with her. Not to mention, all that is necessary to clean these items is a rinse under some water and they are ready for another use!
Syrinx Cooling Weighted Blankets are different than an ordinary way and provide an array of benefits. The weight stimulates the body’s pressure points which reduces stress and anxiety. The evenly distributed weight also can be a good source of deep touch pressure which provides a calming effect. Moreover, these blankets provide an array of positive benefits that put the weighted blanket over the top compared to the typical blanket.
Candle Making Kit
Many teenagers become obsessed with candles. They spend a fair amount of their money at Bath and Body Works in the candle section when they could learn how to make their own candles for significantly less money and not much work. This Complete DIY Candle Making Kit comes equipped with all the necessary materials and instructions on how to create the perfect candle. On top of the price benefits, she can also curate the scent of her desire.
Bath Bomb Making Kit
There is no doubt that Bath Bombs are fun, but they can be pricey. Bath bombs are host to many skin benefits and we can’t lie, watching them fizz away is always entertaining. But as mentioned before the price makes them a special treat. However, if she can learn to make them herself the price will be dramatically reduced! This kit comes with instructions and all of the necessary materials, some of which she can continue to use the next time she decides to make them.
This Waterproof Speaker is truly a special device. It has 13 hours of battery life so she will not have to worry about charging yet another device every evening. It is waterproof, dustproof, and floats; meaning she can use it at the pool, beach, or even in the shower! This speaker is super easy to travel with and is great for listening to music, audiobooks, and even podcasts. What isn’t to love about this speaker?
A Lawrence Frames 8×8 Adventure Fund White Shadow Box Frame is another gift that keeps giving. Most people, especially teenagers, have a difficult time saving money. This travel fund is different than a piggy bank in the sense that it sets a goal and makes saving money fun! The travel fund is an excellent motivator because whether she throws in some change or a twenty-dollar bill she is helping herself reach her dreams to travel.
Calligraphy and Lettering Guide
This Calligraphy and Lettering Guide is a wonderful teacher for this art medium. Calligraphy is a medium that requires patience and time, but this book makes it straight forward and easier to understand. Calligraphy is also a potential business opportunity for events such as a wedding! Business aside, it is also a relaxing and fairly inexpensive art medium.
The Nintendo Switch with Joy‑Con – HAC-001(-01) is a wonderful new gaming system is a hybrid console with handheld, it can be set up on a TV with the two Joy-Con controllers, or the same controllers can be used on the screen that the Switch comes with! The portability of this device is unbeatable, compared to other devices this is much more transportable. This is really a 2-in-1 console; the Switch is similar to the 3DS but with better graphics and is really what the Wii should have been but was not.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch
Listing a couple of games to go with the Nintendo Switch only seems right. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a fantastic game not only for people who have played Legend of Zelda games before but for newcomers as well. Breath of the Wild is said to be one of the best-designed games and that is incredibly clear even when first playing the game. This game provides so many options with how it can be played. The player can choose to follow the storyline tightly or they can venture off and revisit the goals of the storyline when they feel like. This game is truly one for video game players of all ranges and types and provides something for almost everyone.
Animal Crossing New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch
Animal Crossing New Horizons is new but the Animal Crossing games are not; however, New Horizons has blown up and has 11 million people playing! In the game, players set up an alternate life on an island alongside animal villagers.
In the game, players collect and sell fish, fossils, bugs, and fruit to fund the designing portion of the game. Players can design their home and the entirety of the island from where the flowers are planted to where the local store is built. This game is relaxing, fun, and overall adorable.
Colorful Sharpie Markers
A pack of Sharpie Color Burst Markers is a great gift to pair with a polaroid camera! The white space on the bottom is wonderful for writing the date or a special note about the photo.
Polaroid photos are not the only place these markers are useful though. Decorating their school binders and notebooks is another great use for these markets; additionally, school projects could also find these markers useful!
Changing Color Cinema LightBox
This Color Changing Cinema Light Box is a fun decorative piece that is entirely customizable! She can put her name, motivational phrases, or even something to give her a laugh in the box.
The changing colors are another customizable feature so whatever mood she is in she can change the color to match that. This is also a super transportable item that can be brought anywhere with her! How we Determined what Gifts a Teenage Girl will Use!
Zodiac Sign Mug with Tea Infuser and Golden Spoon
This is a customizable gift that will is specific to her and her zodiac sign. The mug has the constellation design of her zodiac sign and the golden spoons and tea infuser adds something special and feels a bit fancy. Moreover, this Zodiac Mug Set is thoughtful and a gift she will use every morning for her coffee or tea.
This adorable leaf-shaped HOME SMILE Decorative Ring Dish Holder is perfect for setting on her vanity or next to her sink and holding her jewelry. Even if it doesn’t hold any jewelry it is a beautiful design piece that will look great in any room. The leaf shape is also a fun way to bring nature inside even if it is not actually nature. This is perfect for her daily jewelry items making it easy and accessible for everyday wear.
This perfume sampler offers a dozen different luxury brand perfumes she can try until she finds the perfect choice. There are several sample packs available on Amazon but this one includes fragrances from well known brands like Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Juicy Couture. It comes with 11 sample vials and 1 mini bottle of Versace perfume.
Warmies Scented Slippers
These Intelex Warmies Microwavable Spa Therapy Slippers will make a great Christmas gift when the weather is frosty. They are soft and fuzzy like a normal slipper but feel much more high end due to their extra features. And of course you can heat them up in the microwave!
They are microwavable to warm them up and scented with French lavender! These slippers will make you feel like you are in a spa while still being in the comfort of your own home.
If she is in a dorm or place where she cannot have an open flame this wax warmer is the perfect fit for her!
This is also a way to use the leftover wax from used up candles. There is a small light that heats the wax in the space above the light which then lets off the scent of the candle without the use of fire. This is a great way to get the most out of your candles and get the same feeling of a candle without using fire.
Glossier Balm Dotcom
Glossier Balm Dotcom is a lip balm that everyone seems to be raving about and rightly so! This lip balm comes in an array of scents and tints that are just beautiful. Glossier also sells them in a trio so she can try three of their special lip balms. My top two favorite scents are mint and coconut! For those with sensitive skin, they also have their original lip balm which is fragrance-free.
Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low
The Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low Women’s Shoes are the perfect white platform sneaker. They match well with any outfit: athleisure, jeans, and even a dress! These are sneakers are staple pieces. Air Force 1’s are a simple and classic style that will never be off-trend and can elevate any outfit.
Touch Screen TriFold Mirror
This Touch Screen TriFold Mirror with Led Lights is perfect for selfies, doing her makeup, and doing her skincare.
This mirror has a touch screen switch and rotates 180 degrees. Because the mirror is trifold it is very easy to transport wherever she goes. The lighting is extremely flattering and will allow her to see her makeup perfectly!
Foreo Facial Cleansing Brush
The Foreo Facial Cleansing Brush is perfect for the girl who loves skincare. Using the Foreo is a much better alternative than the regular way to wash your face. The Foreo uses vibrations to push oil and dirt out of the skin to the pores can get a deeper clean. This is also much better than alternative face cleansing brushes due to the fact there are no replacement heads or anything of that nature. The Foreo is less abrasive on your skin due to it being made with soft silicone and it is better for the environment due to the lack of replacements needed creating less waste.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
These Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise Cancelling Headphones are fantastic for listening to music and also for studying! She can put them on in a busy library on turn on the noise-canceling feature and have purse silence to focus on homework and studying. They also have great sound quality so she can jam out to her music with great quality!
ELEPHAS Mini Projector
This ELEPHAS Mini Projector is fantastic for watching movies on something bigger than her laptop. Because of its small size, it also is great for transporting! This is also great for practicing any presentations she might have, but let’s be honest, it will be used for movies more frequently. Overall, this is a super cool gift!
This KIM+ONO Satin Kimono Robe is a must-have! Nothing is more comfortable than getting out of the shower and relaxing in your comfy robe. This satin robe will last a lifetime and is a timeless piece. Moreover, the designs are extremely beautiful and this gift will not go unnoticed.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Fenty Beauty is extremely popular, especially among teens. This FENTY BEAUTY Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer will be an instant hit! This shade looks stunning on absolutely all skin tones and provides such a glossy finish. This is the perfect lip and the fact that this is Fenty Beauty will have her even more excited to test this product out.
Teens love stickers. To put on their phones, laptops, water bottles… the opportunities are limitless! A Sticker Pack is perfect for any teen especially considering the variation of stickers to choose from! Sticker packs can be custom to the individual and what she likes so there won’t be an issue with finding one to fit her personality, or even if she is a fan of The Office.
This Keebofly Jewelry Organizer has a place for every item. Most organizers just hold a place for easily tangled necklaces, but this one also comes with storage boxes below to hold earrings, rings, and bracelets! Having your jewelry tangled or lost is a nightmare, but with this organizer, that worry is gone. Every item is wonderfully displayed and extremely easy to find!
Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat
This Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat is amazing. Cleaning makeup brushes is a tedious task and the brushes never seem to be completely clean after you are done. This mat makes the whole process much easier. The different textures make it easier to get between different bristles and get all of the dirt and makeup off of the brush. This is also a very portable item that she can take with her anywhere.
How do we Pick the Best Gifts for Teen Girls?
New and Popular
We looked closely at what was new and popular amongst teens in 2022. Animal Crossing New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch is immensely popular amongst the teenage community. New Horizons is a video game that appeals to both the gamer and the non-gamer uniting both in a niche community. We also looked at the common things teens are buying repeatedly: Scrunchies, Facial Masks for skincare, and Reusable Bamboo Utensils which are environmentally conscious items. Items like the travel cutlery set and the face masks are items that teens are loving right now and can not seem to get enough of!
Useful in Day to Day Life
Nothing is worse than buying someone a gift and seeing them never use it. We focused intently on finding gifts that people will use in their day to day life! Not only is it discouraging when people don’t use the gifts you purchase them, but it also can feel like money wasted. Items like the Hydroflask are things that she will use every single day filling up her water bottle every few hours! The waterproof speaker is something that she will keep in her shower and play music daily on. The TOZO Wireless Charger and phone case are essential items that she definitely needs and will use every single day!
FAQs About Gift For 17 Year Old Girl
What is the best technology gift for a teenage girl?
If she is into video games we recommend the Nintendo Switch. It is a 2-in-1 gaming console that allows for handheld and TV gameplay! With games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing New Horizons[/easyazon_link there is a game for every type of video game player as well. Moreover, this game is extremely portable and perfect for travel as well as a way to wind down and relax.
What gift will a teenage girl actually use?
Finding gifts for teenagers can be tough because who really knows what they want? We do and we have compiled some of our favorite gift ideas to give you a head start. For a quick answer though, we recommend a FabFitFun Box Subscription. This is the gift that keeps on giving! Every season a box is delivered to her door filled with an array of goodies from full-size beauty products to some new sunglasses!
What is a popular gift for a teenage girl?
A popular gift for teenage girls is a polaroid camera. Snapping photos with their friends is such a special way to create a tangible form of their memories! With everything being digital now a days it is nice to have a camera that requires nothing digital whatsoever. In addition, polaroids are pretty cool and the white space at the bottom is a great space to write the date or a special note. Pairing a [easyazon_link identifier="B077BQ6KZ7" locale="US" tag="ugift-20"]Mini Instant Polaroid Camera with some Sharpie Color Burst Markers makes a wonderful bundle gift.
What is a unique gift for a teenage girl?
The possibility of getting her something that someone else already has is fairly daunting; however, we have you covered! Gifts such as a Customizable Phone Case, an Adventure Fund, or a Cooling Weighted Blanket are all distinct and not thought of that much for birthday gifts.
This does not mean that they are not great gifts though! These are gifts that she will love and also shows that you care about getting her something that no one else has thought of. She will love the thought that was put into it and how you have gone the extra mile to be original with your gift!