Gifts for teenage girls should be easy to find, but the wide range of gifts available can actually make Christmas buying more difficult! We’ve brought together a list with something for everyone, from the youngest teen to the one who won’t be for much longer!
If you’re looking for a gift for a teenage girl this Christmas, Exploding Kittens is a great choice! Not as gory as it sounds, it’s a board game with a difference – players take it in turns to draw cards, but beware the Exploding Kitten, which can only be saved with a belly rub or catnip sandwiches!
The perfect gift for teenage girls who love to style their hair! This book offers easy to follow guides for 60 classic braids with an up to date twist. From up or down ‘dos, and even half-up ‘dos, this guide makes light work of complicated looking braids.
Unicorns are huge right now, and a firm favorite with teenage girls who still believe in magic (even just a teeny bit). This color-changing Unicorn Mug makes a whimsical gift to put in a teen’s Christmas stocking – hot chocolate and mythical creatures, need we say more?
Dogs are comforting. T-Shirts are comfortable. So what better combination than a doggy t-shirt? This super soft tee with its English Bulldog riding a tricycle is one teens will love to wear for its uniqueness and eccentricity, which epitomises everything we love about the English!
If you have a teenage girl in the family, you will know that some are prone to, shall we say, less than sunny moods occasionally. So give them the gift of artful zen with a side of cursing, and let them color in what they’re not allowed to say out loud!
Teenagers the world over spend their time glued to their screens, so you might as well make sure they are learning something while they do. The Makey Makey kit allows them to connect their computer to hundreds of everyday objects to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Banana piano, anyone?
Sleepovers are a rite of passage for girls through their teenage years and beyond, and now this DoubleNest Hammock takes the sleepover outside! Roomy enough for two, the hammock weighs only 19 ounces which makes it perfect for festivals and the beach, as well as simply hanging out at home.
Kids have been using journals forever to say what they don’t want to say out loud, and the Wreck This Journal goes a step further by encouraging them to express themselves using color – no writing involved! From poking holes in paper to scratching shapes on pages, this is a great alternative to a Dear Diary.
When teenage girls think of a career they would love, how many secretly think of a mermaid? Now they can channel their inner Ariel by slipping into a mermaid tail and having oceans of fun in the water. These beautiful tails naturally produce that iconic mermaid motion and allow for faster, stronger swimming.
Being a teenage girl can be fizzically exhausting, and bath bombs are just the thing to relax them. Go a step further by giving them a bath bomb making kit for Christmas, with enough ingredients to make 12 bath bomb cupcakes, complete with beautiful essential oils for scentsational tub time.
Style conscious teens will often forego comfort for fashion and pale at the mere suggestion of pulling on a pair of wellington boots when it snows! Hunter Gloss Rain Boots solve both dilemmas – style and comfort combined. And with several colors to choose from, they are far from dull or boring.
This Christmas stocking stuffer really nails this gift giving lark. Solve the problem of your teenager needing a third hand to hold the nail polish – this ‘ring’ does the job for her, holding the bottle steady and leaving her other hand free to paint without interruption.
Art supplies are the gifts that keep on giving, so if you know a teenage girl who loves to doodle, this set of 72 soft-core colored pencils is just the ticket. The soft cores make them perfect for intricate shading and shadow-effects, and are richly pigmented for colors that really pop.
Stop the devastation of a teenager’s lost keys or phone with a Tile Mate Finder- the Bluetooth technology in a Tile Mate means that anything they attach it to can be located through their smartphone. And if the phone itself is missing? Simply press the button twice to make it ring, even when on silent.
Any Harry Potter fan will wand-er how they ever got by without this boxset! Containing all seven of the books, this is a spellbinding gift for Hogwarts addicts everywhere. Whether they have never read the books, or read them a hundred times, this boxset is one to be treasured.
Get your teenager thinking outside the box with a game of Taboo, a great game to play at Christmas and beyond. Each player must describe what’s on the card without saying any of the usual words, which are strictly forbidden, and if they do they get ‘squeaked’! Fast paced fun for family and friends.
With teenagers spending so much time using electrical gadgets, a Himalayan salt Lamp is a must. Not only do they look stunning, but they are proven to reduce electromagnetic radiation and purify the air, while improving sleep by transforming damaging positive ions to beneficial negative ions. A health-giving gift even they will love.
There must be a place where all the lost lip balms go, because teenage girls go through them like nobody’s business! This kit gives them everything they need to make 24 lip-smacking balms in mouth-watering strawberry-kiwi, black cherry, pina colada, and peppermint flavors, and by adding a little lipstick they can create lip tints too.
It’s the time of year when toddlers, kids, and teenagers ramp up the good behavior to avoid getting a limp of coal in their Christmas stocking. Make them sweat, just a little, by giving them the gift of coal, all wrapped up in a pretty box. And then duck.
Are you worried that your teenage girl doesn’t have time to even have a hot drink in the morning before heading out of the door? This camo RTIC tumbler holds 30oz fluid, and keeps it warm for hours, making it great for a hot drink on the go, no matter how busy she is.
The only thing a teenager can’t do with this gift is live in it! This X-Box One Project Scorpio plays games (natch), as well as Blu-ray movies, 4K video streaming, streams and records clips, has 40% more power than any other console, and is compatible with all X-Box One components. That’s a lot of console!
Teenage gamers take their gaming seriously, so much so that at times they seem to live and breathe the worlds they play in. The Playstation VR set lets them do just that, immersing them right into the action by simply plugging in the VR headset and camera for a totally new and realistic experience.
Washi tape makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas, and you can never have too much of the stuff! It’s a great gift for decorating books, planners, notice boards or mirrors – and this set contains 12 different but complementary designs for crafty teenagers to pretty up their belongings with.
Beauty conscious teens and tweens will adore this super cute headband for when they’re performing their nightly skincare routines. The thick and comfy band holds hair away from the face, while the cute Etti-shaped ears add the fun factor to what might otherwise feel like a chore.
Add some nostalgia with this Nintendo, and show the teenagers what gaming used to be like! This Super NES Classic looks like the original, only smaller, but unlike the original it comes pre-loaded with 21 games, including the iconic Super Mario Kart. Perfectly sized for gaming on the go.
This little kitty is the purr-fect gift for girls who love animals, and will brighten up even the dullest homework day. Simply pull one post-it note off the pad, and another will be there ready to be grabbed with one hand, meaning they won’t even have to ‘paws’ in their homework to remove one!
Sometimes less is more, and this beautiful bangle is proof of that. The simplicity is stunning, and the engraved words on the inside will serve as a reminder to the wearer how much she means to you, whether she wears it alone or with other bangles. A gorgeous gift for gorgeous girls.
Love them or hate them, selfies are here to stay. Slip one of these selfie sticks into a teenager’s Christmas stocking so she can at least take decent shots! The extendable arm and flexible cradle means that photos can be taken at many different angles, so she will always be able to get her best side!
Taylor Swift is something of an icon to may young girls, so this perfume makes a great gift for fans of both the singer and perfume. The gorgeous scent comes in a beautiful purple bottle which will look lovely on a dressing table long after the perfume has been used up.
For body art that can be removed, these temporary tattoos make a great little gift for any teenage girl. Easily applied, (and easily removed) these metallic tattoos are long-lasting and come in a variety of designs, including feathers, stars, and bracelets, and are especially eye-catching when the light catches them.
Wherever your teenager wants to go, she can go there quicker thanks to this Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter. The super-quiet engine can reach speeds of up to 8 mph, and the self-levelling technology makes it the smoothest ride available, while the impressive blue LED lighting will make her stand out in a crowd.
Let the girls show the boys how skateboarding is really done, with a Penny Graphic Complete Skateboard. With more than a nod to the 70s, the small, classic design makes this the perfect board for both cruising and carrying, while the wide range of graphics means there is something to suit every teen.
Books are one of those things nobody can have too many of, especially kids. But they can take up a lot of room in a bedroom. Floating shelves are just the thing to display books while looking sleek, stylish, and minimalist, and make a great ‘grown-up’ alternative to book cases.
Teenagers will ‘screen’ with delight when they open this all-singing-all-dancing gift on Christmas day. This latest Fire tablet comes with Alexa, who is there at their beck and call day and night. Music, movies, and social media are all there at their fingertips, while the rear facing camera will capture all of life’s best moments.
Set the camera to ‘record’ when this game comes out to play! Players have to use a mouthpiece which keeps their mouths wide open while they try to say one of the many ridiculous phrases on the cards, with hilarious results! One of the best gifts they can get this Christmas.
So near and yet so far! Imagine the frustration of being able to see their gift on Christmas morning but not be able to touch it until they have solved the clues. Mean? Maybe. Fun? Absolutely. Give them clues to crack the code before finally getting their hands on the prize.
When it comes to bath time treats for any teenage girl, you can’t beat Lush – it’s everybody’s favorite. The SNAP! set comes with a spaceship for scenting your bath water, a crackling Christmas Cracker for fizzing fun, and a jelly for wobbly watery wonders. A scent-sational gift for a teenage girl.
Whether they need waking up or winding down, this set of six vegan bath bombs will be Heaven-Scent this Christmas. Bringing the gift of Zen into the bathroom, any teenage girl who loves tub-time will say ‘om my God’ when she smells these beauties.
Life can be stressful for a teenager, and hours spent studying can play havoc with the back and neck. A Shiatsu massage pillow gives deep-tissue massage along with a heat option to relieve tension while they work, rest, or play, and is perfectly shaped to fit the body.
Even unicorns have to let off ‘steam’ every now and again, and luckily there is always someone on hand to catch it in a bag, because Unicorn farts are delicious, and taste suspiciously like cotton candy! Fill their stockings with mystical magic this Christmas.
Mixing technology with fun, the Lego Mindstorms Robot Kit allows you to build five different robots, each one unique, and then program each one to come to life by walking, talking, and even thinking using the free programmer app included. It’s a great gift for a Lego fan who wants to take it further.
Every day is a birthday to a teenage girl, so why not celebrate it with this birthday cake pamper set? Infused with the irresistible scent of freshly baked birthday cake, she can shower, bathe, and moisturize her lips with its deliciousness. It’s one gift that will make for a very happy bath-day!
Digital cameras are all well and good, but nothing beats the fun of holding an actual photograph in your hands. Give the gift of instant pictures to a teenager who loves to snap her and her friends this Christmas. And to make sure they get their best side, this camera even comes with a ‘selfie mirror’!
“iHome, iHome, it’s off to work (or school) we go” with the iHome Bluetooth clock radio and alarm. This gorgeous color changing device can wake up even the heaviest-sleeper gently with Bluetooth audio, FM radio, or one of its many tones. And best of all, it can be used to take calls from your cell.
If you know a teenager or tweenager who loves to bling her bags, this set of eight cute enamel pins makes the perfect Christmas stocking filler. Cocktails, kittens, and cute ice cream cones are just a few of these adorable pins which will brighten up their day no end.
This is such a beautiful gift, not only for teenagers but for anyone who wants to give someone a reminder of how special they are. This set of twelve prompted letters can either be filled in by the giver, or can be given blank for the recipient to fill out for someone else.
With everything needed to make nine different food stuffs, both girls and boys will love mixing and molding the ingredients in this kit and transforming them into proper food. From burgers to bentos, and noodles to sushi, this is a gift which is definitely good enough to eat!
If you thought Star Wars was just for boys, think again! For girls who have seen Episodes III and IV, this movie fills in the gaps, and will take the viewer on a roller coaster of emotions. Darker and more intense than the others, Rogue One is not to be missed.
It’s always better to apply make-up in natural daylight, but that’s not always possible. This dual-sided mirror emulates natural daylight, meaning any teenage girl can apply their make-up in optimum conditions, and with 1x/10x magnification, those intricate jobs like applying false eyelashes can be carried out easily, too.
Know a teenager who longs to travel the world? The Scratch the World poster allows any globetrotter to scratch off the places they have already been while giving them a clear view of countries yet to be visited. As Dr Seuss would say: ‘Oh the places they’ll go’!
Even the most ardent of fashion aficionados know the value of comfort, and what could be more comfy than warm, fleecy lounge pants? Available in a variety of fun, wintry patterns and colors, these pyjama bottoms are a Godsend to teenage girls who love to lounge in style.
Magic 8 balls have always been fun, but now they have been brought bang up to date with an emoji make over. The ideal stocking filler this Christmas, the Mystic Emoji Ball just needs to be shaken, and it will reveal the answer to any question, in text speak, emojis, and slang.
The dot matrix notebook is a real page-turner for any girl or boy who loves to keep a journal, but also loves to keep their musings neat and tidy. Instead of lines, the pages are filled with a dot matrix pattern, making bullet lists, graphs, and neat doodles easy peasy.
For the teenager who can’t be parted from his or her hoodie, this pillowcase provides familiar surroundings for their head. The soft pillowcase comes with a drawstring hood and a pocket for a phone, with a porthole for headphone leads to ensure there are no tangling mishaps. A great gift for a ‘sound’ night’s sleep.
Simple but effective, this backpack will keep students standing tall and pain free. There is enough room for books and belongings, and a sleeve designed to snugly hold a laptop. With various zips and pockets, this bag is waterproof and dirt proof, which means it will keep on looking good, just like your teenager!
A super soft T Shirt for a super soft teenage girl (but sssh…don’t tell her that). With a slightly abstract German Shepherd on the front, this black top is picture-perfect for a dog loving girl who likes to be comfortable and casual.
Ok, so it’s a given that teenage girls will have far more clothes than they will ever need, so give them the gift of space this Christmas. These nifty little hangers can hold up to eight strappy tops, bras, camisoles, or tank tops on one, freeing up loads of space for even more clothes!
These bottles are not only very stylish, but they are also highly functional. The iconic coca-cola shape design houses a stainless steel bottle which will keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours, or cold for up to 24, and is available in many different eye-catching designs to suit any teenager’s style.
This gift would be well received by any girl for the beautiful bottle alone, but even more gorgeous is the scent inside the bottle! Ari, by Ariana Grande, is a floral, fruity, and musky fragrance which will suit any teenager who loves both celebrities and perfume.
For musically minded misses, few instruments have as much of a fun factor as the Ukulele. Small and portable, this ukulele comes with everything needed to learn to play it. Complete with mahogany instrument, strings, tuner, carrying case, and free online lessons, this is one gift which will last for a long long time.
Beauty products and skin care are always great Christmas stocking stuffers for teenage girls, but you need to be sure you’re giving them products which aren’t too harsh for their delicate skin. Philosophy One-Step cleanser is made from natural oils to moisturize the skin and is fragrance-free to eliminate irritation.
For teens who want to add music into the mix when they’re playing by the pool (or soaking in the tub) this Bluetooth speaker packs quite a punch. Small and compact, the soft-touch silicone speaker is water-resistant, and with voice prompts talking them through the pairing process, it couldn’t be simpler.
Teenage girls who are always on the go need footwear that is both stylish and comfortable. The Sperry slip on loafers are both – easy to slip on and off, and yet strong enough to withstand a lot of use without losing any of their comfort-factor. A pretty and practical gift for the busy teen.
Wooden it be nice to be able to give a teenager a drinks bottle they would actually like to be seen with? These Swell bottles come in a variety of wood-effect finishes which look good, feel great, and keep their drinks hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours
Plants will invariably die in a teenager’s room as they often forget to water them. This air plant is different. The box contains everything they need to create a little haven in their room that requires next to no maintenance, and even comes with a beautiful rose quartz for inner harmony.
Runners can ‘belt’ out the tunes as they go for their morning jog, thanks to this secure running belt. Made from neoprene, the wide belt holds a phone snugly but comfortably against the body to minimize bounce, and has a compartment behind the phone for safe storage of cash, cards, and keys.
Everyone loves Gummy Bears, right? But if you know a girl who can never have enough of those little teddies of wobbly deliciousness, this is the gift to buy! A whopping FIVE POUNDS of cherry flavored gummy, in one supersized bear! She’ll be bear-ly able to contain her excitement!
Teenagers love to make their mark, so help them make it in a creative way with Stained Fabric Sharpies. Made especially for clothes, these markers have a brush tip for precision ‘painting’, and are fade-resistant so their works of art won’t wash out. Great Christmas stocking gifts.
Any teenage girl will have probably have seen The Fault in our Stars, and for good reason! Now introduce them to some of John Green’s other books with this 4-book boxset which also includes Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. Books never go out of fashion!
Candles make every room look cozy, and if they’re scented that’s even better! The Nest Candle is infused with all the scents of Christmas, such as pomegranate, orange, pine, and cinnamon, to bring a festive feel to a teenage girl’s bedroom, while the gold on the holder adds a touch of opulence.
Teenage girls and selfies go together like bread and butter, so help them make sure their phone, and therefore their friends, see them in their best light! The Selfie Ring slips over the camera and, thanks to the 36 LED lights, emits a soft and flattering light to flatter and enhance their natural beauty.
When all unicorns eat is fairy dust and sparkles, you can imagine how beautiful their poop smells, so some entrepreneurial being decided to collect it and make it into unicorn poop soap, which just happens to be gentle enough for teenage girls’ skin! Give the gift of magic this Christmas, or elf!
This teeny tiny travel iron is an ideal gift for teenage girls who love to sleepover but want to look good. Small enough to stash away in their overnight bag, this steam iron will make light work of their outfits for those girls’ nights out, or pyjama parties in.
Fussy eating goes hand in hand with being a teen, so why not let them loose in the kitchen with this recipe book, which could well become the teenager’s cooking bible, as it shows them how to take short cuts and throw together ingredients to make something that’s somehow edible! Just don’t let them make Christmas dinner!
With coding being an integral part of life, it was only a matter of time before it made its way into toys and games, too. These Ozobot Bits can be programmed by younger kids with drawing, while teenagers can learn to control them using the advanced app and learning OzoBlockly, the robot’s own language.
Girls just wanna have fun, but when that fun requires a lot of equipment, a big bag is needed. That’s why this Adidas bag is perfect for teenage girls – there are enough compartments and pockets to hold everything they need, whether for the gym, their job, or just chilling with friends.
Pandora is one of those labels that girls know and love. The Pandora bracelet is a gift which they will treasure for years, as they can add to it for birthdays and Christmas with charms, making it truly sentimental and priceless. In sterling silver, the bracelet comes in several sizes to fit any wrist.
Katy Perry is synonymous with style, talent, and uniqueness so it’s no surprise that her perfumes are the same. ‘Meow’ is a purrfect scent for teenage girls who love fruity, floral aromas for a light, sweet, smell. And even when it’s empty, the bottle looks paw-jus on the shelf.
“Whatever”. It’s probably the most used word in a teenager’s vocabulary, so save them their breath this Christmas by giving them this super soft Ringspun cotton t shirt, which says it all for them. Available in six different colors, need we (and they) say more?
Indoor heating can be drying in the winter, as it strips the natural moisture from the room. Remedy that by giving someone this essential oil diffuser as a gift, which combines beautiful scents with its humidifying properties, while creating a calm atmosphere with the color changing lights. Perfect for teenagers’ bedrooms.
Reading is food for both the mind and the soul, but sometimes it can be a pain to carry a book around. The Kindle Paperwhite is lightweight, and the inbuilt light means it can be read in any conditions, even bright sunlight, so teenagers can have millions of books at their fingertips, wherever they go.
What girl doesn’t love shoes? Slip this quirky bookmark into their Christmas stocking so they can show the world that bookworms CAN be stylish! Louboutins and literature, now that’s the way to dive into a good book, and they make great conversation-starters, too.
Life can be tough for teenagers, and it always helps to read a book which draws them in and which they can identify with. Girl in Pieces will captivate the reader as she gets pulled along on Charlie’s journey of loss, love, self-harm and ultimately, survival.
Let your teenage girl be a lady who lunches in style with the uber-stylish Vera Bradley Lunch Bunch. With its lightly quilted exterior and fabric designs to die for, these lunch bags look more like gorgeous purses and will be gifts which are treasured by girls who like to dine in style.
Guess perfume really does take the guessing out of gift buying for the girl in your life this Christmas. With fruity top notes going right down to the woody, musky base notes, this is a scentsational choice for teenage girls who love their labels.
The Nintendo Switch gives players the best of both worlds – the ability to play at home, as a single player or multi-player, as well as the portability of a hand held system for gaming on the go. It’s like giving two consoles for the price of one – what a great Christmas gift!
Slippers, while comfortable, are usually seen as ‘boring’ gifts, especially by teenagers who would much rather have the cash! But even the pickiest teen can’t help but be impressed with the Ugg Moccasin. Comfy yet luxurious, these slippers have a molded rubber sole, making them perfect for outdoor use, too.
No matter how old they get, our kids are still our babies, and when they’re feeling under the weather (or hungover), we want to make them feel better. The Kit Happens kit includes everything needed to help them recover, from hot tea to handy wipes – all that’s missing is a Mom or Dad hug.
Prep your teen for any eventuality with this witty but interesting book about surviving anything! From a natural disaster to humiliating laughter, this book will teach your teenager how to deal with it all. (It also includes advice on how to be nicer to parents! Very useful indeed!)
You do know that when a teenager puts their headphones on, they’re not necessarily listening to music, right? Sometimes it’s kid-code for ‘Don’t talk to me’. So leave them alone in style with a pair of Beats Wireless headphones in this season’s hottest color: Rose Gold – at least they’ll look good while they’re sulking!
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They say elephants never forget, and with this adorable copper ring holder girls will never forget where their rings are! Whether they take them off for showering, doing the dishes (ha!), or any other ‘tusk’, their jewelry will be safe under the watchful eye of this miniature gentle giant.
If ever there was a book to inspire teenage girls everywhere, #GIRLBOSS is it. Sophia Amoruso tells her story of rags to riches in an honest, raw, and motivating way, showing girls everywhere that success doesn’t always have to come from Grade As.
Not all superheroes wear a cape – some of them wear an apron when they flex their super-muscles instead. While your teenage girl might not be saving the world, she could still be doing her bit for mankind (or at least her family) by cooking up a storm and saving her threads in this Wonder Woman apron.
Get back to basics with a Herschel supply Co. Backpack for your teenager this Christmas. With a laptop sleeve, headphone port, hidden zippers and bags of room for all their work or school essentials (plus a lot more), this backpack comes in a myriad of designs to suit any taste.
Do nut be a mug this Christmas! Give a teen with a sweet tooth a gift they can really use, with this original Donut Mug. Shaped like a yummy chocolate sprinkle-covered ring donut, this mug says what we all think, on the back: ”Mmmmm…donuts.” Buying gifts really is a piece of cake!
Sports can really take it out of you, whatever your age, and teen athletes are no exception. Help them to ease their aching muscles with a muscle roller stick, which is small enough to carry in their kit bag for relief wherever they are. If they can reach it, they can roll it.
Now this is a fascinating gift for anyone this Christmas! The ecosphere is completely enclosed, and yet the shrimp, microorganisms, and algae that live inside survive, because the sphere contains everything they need to live! All it requires is a warm-ish position with plenty of light.
This journal will fascinate any teenage girl who receives it as a gift. Each day begins with a single question, to which they write the answer down. When they get to the end of the year they simply start again, and read how much their mind-set has changed in a year, two years or even 5 years.
Get the kids outdoors and active, playing this game of volleyball with a difference. Two teams of two compete to out-bounce their opponents by bouncing the ball off the trampoline-like net in the middle. Great exercise, and the perfect way to get teens off their screens and into the fresh air.
We bet your teenager is a shining light in your life, so show her what a star she is with this vintage LED light. The battery operated star contains ten bulbs to give a warm glow to a bedroom, and as there are no mains leads it can be moved wherever she needs it.
There are many teenage girls who would love to find Harry Potter under the tree on Christmas morning, but a gift set containing all eight of the movies is even better, because the adventures can be re-lived over and over again from the Sorcerer’s Stone in the beginning right through to The Deathly Hallows.
If you’re having a hard time Hil-figuring out what to get your teenager for Christmas, pyjamas never go amiss. Young ladies who love to lounge in labels will adore this set by Tommy Hilfiger in super soft, heather grey stripy fabric, perfect for lazy days and sleepovers.
What girl wants to blend into the background with wishy-washy colors? Give them the gift of color this Christmas with the Lime Crime Venus I and II Eyeshadow Palettes – these colors are so strong that they practically bust their way out of the box by themselves! No fading, and no flaws.
Pizza isn’t exactly what springs to mind when it comes to Christmas, but a pizza slice inflatable is just too ‘amor-able’ for words! Whether your teenager uses it in the pool or on dry land, further slices can be interlocked to form an entire giant pizza, so no-one will be canne-lonely.
Let Alexa take the strain and do a teenager’s bidding, instead of the constant ‘Mom, can you…’ you usually hear. The Echo Dot (and Alexa) can play music, make calls, send messages, check out the latest news, check the weather, and even turn off the lights! But it can’t make beds, sorry kids!
Nail the art of gift giving this Christmas with a book full of easy to follow tutorials on how to produce beautiful nail art creations. Whether they are looking for fruity, frilly, or fabulously colorful, girls can learn how to reproduce each design, step by step.
A game for the older, and much more irreverent, teenager in the family, Cards Against Humanity is not for the faint-hearted! Loads of fun, this politically-incorrect game will offend and appal in equally hilarious measures. Easy to play, and guaranteed to bag them a place on the naughty list next year!
Sooner or later, teenagers will fly the nest, and when they do the last thing you want is for them to starve! Give them the gift of cooking with a book which takes them right back to the basics, from how to crack an egg to what to keep in your pantry.
This gorgeous gift is the closest the recipient will ever come (probably) to time travel. A set of 12 blank letters wit prompts such as “I promise myself…” and “I never want to forget this”, this set will be treasured for years to come as today’s teenagers fill them out, and tomorrow’s grandmothers read them back.
Available in black or dark heather gray, this ‘boyfriend fit’ t shirt is super soft and comfortable. Sporting the message that Smart Girls Rule, it’s the perfect gift for teenage girls who know that brains are just as attractive as beauty, and aren’t afraid to tell the world.
What if you were allergic to absolutely everything? That’s the story behind the novel ‘Everything, Everything’ in which Maddy hasn’t ventured outside her house for 17 years. It’s a book for every teenage girl who believes in love, and will give them all the feels – laughter, sadness, and everything between the two.
Leggings are a staple of every girl’s wardrobe, but these ones are extra special. With the unmistakeable Adidas stripes, these leggings will take them from the sports field to the gym, and from lounging to larking about with friends. The comfort of dressing down, with the style of Adidas.
For teenage geek girls, the Orion Table-Top Telescope provides plenty of star gazing opportunities, all packed into a neat little unit. Perfect for the home, it is lightweight and portable, making it equally useful for moon-watching in the great outdoors. With impressive magnification, the Orion will definitely place your girl among the stars.
At one time, coloring in was for kids, but that’s not the case now! Coloring in has become big news for teenagers and adults too, for its therapeutic value and calming effects. The Secret Garden is a big book of floral Zen, with intricate drawings just waiting to be brought to life.
Do you have a dog lover among the teenage girls on your Christmas list? If so, what could be cuter than this adorable t shirt, featuring a Maltese dog with a string of Christmas lights around his neck? Casual, comfortable, and even better – the dog won’t molt-ese!
Teenage girls are social butterflies, so while they might want someone to cuddle up to every now and again, an actual boyfriend can be too time consuming! Enter the Boyfriend Body Pillow. All the comfort of a cuddle without the hassle, and it doesn’t answer back!
When you want your teenager to be safe on their cycle, but they want to be stylish, slip a Monkey Light under the Christmas tree and you’ll both be happy! The Monkey Light comes with 42 themes and 16 colors, turning their wheels into a stunning lightshow, whatever the weather.
Teenage girls don’t smell – it’s a scientific fact (or at least, that’s what they would have you believe). Poo-Pourri allows girls to smell gorgeous, even after going to the toilet! Just a quick squirt into the bowl before they ‘go’ will eliminate any trace of odor, leaving the fantasy intact.
The Luminoodle is a great little Christmas gift for anyone, boys or girls, who spend time outdoors at night. Using a USB source such as a power bank, this flexible rope light provides a bright light to illuminate tents, for use as a torch, or to simply make someone visible in the dark.
Dad hats are everywhere, and not just on dads’ heads! These comfortable hats are a great solution for bad hair days, and they look great while hiding the terrible tresses that teenagers dread. This one sports a cute little King Charles Spaniel on the front, for the added ‘aaahhh’ factor.
Coloring in just grew up! Slip this gift into a teenage girl’s Christmas stocking and give her the luxury of designing her own perfect man in (and out) of uniform. With 30 action men to choose from, any girl can color herself happy bringing a small army of heroes to life.
Teenage girls are notoriously fussy about their hair, but trying to pin them down to a time for a trip to the salon can be an impossible task. With the CreaClip set, home hair-maintenance is easy and professional, and will allow anyone to create bangs, layers, or just have an even trim.
Superheroes come in all guises, and Wonder Woman really gives the girls one to aspire to. For too long the boys have dominated the comic book hero scene, and now the girls are fighting back! A great movie of courage, action, and a whole load of girl power for Christmas and beyond.
Find out what REALLY goes through your teen’s mind with ‘Say Anything’, the game where each player writes their own answer to a question which has been read out, and then they all bet on whose answer will win. Let the hilarity commence as players compete to give more and more creative answers.
You know that feeling when the Christmas decorations come down and everything looks dull? At least your teenager’s room will still look beautiful with a whopping 33 ft. of remote controlled fairy lights, all strung together on moldable copper wire. Lights can be dimmed, brightened, flashed or turned off, all at the touch of a button.
Vera Bradley bags and purses are instantly recognizable by their distinct patterns and quilting effect. Now girls can carry their phones in style with a VB Smartphone Wristlet Wallet. Just the right size to hold a phone and cards, the strap slips over the wrist for added security without having to carry a purse.
34 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Teen Girls
Finding a gift for a teenage girl can be difficult if you are looking for something truly unique. So why not make one yourself? Take a pair of plain phone cases, and turn them into matching BFF masterpieces, going as glittery or girly as you like with just glue, glitter, and a touch of bling.
Everyone enjoys a cup of something warm, but the cardboard cups from coffee shops are bad for the environment. Make one as a gift for a girl on your Christmas list by taking a plastic re-usable cup and just adding glitter (and then more glitter because why not?) for a personalized cup of her own?
For a girl who’s off to college, or to encourage one to dry the dishes at home (!), these DIY tea towels are perfect! Absolutely any shape can be stencilled on, making them absolutely personal to the recipient, and all you need is fabric, pens, paper, and an iron.
Statement sunglasses often come with a hefty price tag, but you can’t put a price on individuality. Take one generic pair of sunglasses and add some zsa zsa zsu with brightly colored loombands. The bands cover the arm, which just happens to be where most designers names are…or not…so no one will see them anyway!
These bracelets are so simple, yet so effective, that anyone could rustle up enough of them to slip into every teenager’s (or tweenager’s) stocking this Christmas. Both boys and girls wear them, so all you would need to do is choose the color and the sentiment for the link in the middle.
Turn a simple Mason Jar into a thoughtful gift for a teenager who needs a little pampering. The jar can be themed too, so a pedicure jar could have foot cream, emery boards, and nail police etc., while a hand one might contain hand cream, nail polish, cuticle cream…you get the picture!
Teens have more gadgets than ever before, and with the gadgets come the chargers. This is an interesting way to make a DIY charging port which looks smart, neat, and definitely not home-made. Paint the frame to match the room, and there you have it – a gorgeous DIY charging station.
Bring some sunshine to their step with DIY Tie-Dye socks! With a just a few pairs of boring white socks and some dye, you can turn generic into gorgeous, and whether they wear them as a pair or mismatched, they’ll still look awesome, and their friends will be Dye-ing to get their hands on a pair!
Weave some magic into your gift giving this Christmas by making these Jersey Knit bracelets. They’re super simple and look great, especially when two or more are worn together. By cutting strips of jersey material and weaving it on your fingers, you can have each bracelet finished in a couple of minutes.
Take one standard iPad sleeve and turn it into a replica Stella McCartney, at a fraction of the price. Teens really don’t like ‘boring’, so bling a smile to their faces with a sleeve that looks like a label without having to lose your hard-earned loot.
This is a Star Trek inspired gift that will live long and prosper in any sci-fi teenage fan’s bookcase for years to come. Using alginate to make the mold, all it takes is plaster of Paris, and time, to create a life-sized LLAP Vulcan salute. Ring holder? Bookend? Oh the possibilities.
These. Are. Fabulous! And a perfect DIY gift for girls who love candles. By making these candle holders from a water balloon and high melt paraffin wax, they will safely allow a tea light to be burned inside without melting the holder. Very simple but beautifully effective.
It’s a fairly safe bet that most teenage girls will have a corkboard or mirror full of photos, so it stands to reason that photo frames would make a great gift. Jazz one up with this simple tutorial by using decorative paper straws to cover the frame, giving it a unique and unusual make-over.
If you have a budding photographer in the family, or even if your teens just like to take photos with their friends, you’ll love this tutorial. This camera strap is home made, and can be decorated with whatever shapes, designs, or colors you want using masking tape and acrylic paint. A picture perfect gift.
Make a gold bowl to hold their gold jewelry, using a balloon, newspaper, and some Mod Podge – oh, and some gold leaf. It’s a really simple tutorial but will produce such gorgeous gifts that you won’t be able to feel ‘gilt-ey’ about them being home-made.
Chalkboards are everywhere, and with chalkboard paint being readily available why pay a fortune for one when you can make your own? Take any MDF shape – initials, or even words work well – and turn them into a personalized chalkboard for a teenager’s room? Just add chalk!
Turn a plain, boring mouse mat into a work of art, worthy of even the fussiest of teenager’s desk! Imagination is your only limit, as literally anything can be painted on to the mat using a brush and acrylic paint. It’s really that simple.
Younger siblings have a habit of rifling through big sis or big bro’s room, looking for a secret stash of candy. Help your teenagers protect their treasures with a secret stash book. This tutorial shows you how to turn a boring book into the best hiding place for when little eyes come looking.
There will be a huge (sugar) rush when any kid catches sight of this candy birthday cake, which is literally bursting at the seams with whatever kind of candy your teenager loves. Fill hat boxes with goodies, and then decorate the outside to look like a creation Willy Wonka would be proud of.
Teenagers do seem to think money grows on trees, so why not give their very own? Well, technically it’s a plant, but you get the idea. Rather than giving them a fistful of cash, why not turn each bill into a flower by following this instructional, and intersperse them with lollipops and other small goodies?
Girls love their jewelry, no matter what age, and handmade gifts are always well received. These necklaces are pretty and unusual, and are also easy to make using easily sourced items and some you probably already have at home. They make a real chain-ge from store bought ones.
It doesn’t matter how old your daughters get, they will always be little girls at heart. And little girls love bubbles. Combine art with childhood by making your teenager her very own bubble wand, using beads in her favorite colors, which she can keep and use whenever she feels nostalgic for those carefree summer days.
Do you remember the fun of pass the parcel when you were a kid? Recreate that fun teenage style, by making adorable zipper bags to hide the ‘real gift’ in. You could even make several, each one smaller than the last, so your teenager will have a set of matching cosmetics bags PLUS the final gift.
These photo frames open up a world of possibilities for displaying photographs. The wooden background gives the whole thing a rustic feel, while the decals can be adapted to the occasion, the person in the photo, or even the color of their room. A very simple but highly unusual gift.
Clear phone cases are a Godsend when it comes to DIY gifts, especially for teenagers. Clear cases are easy to find, and provide a perfect ‘blank canvas’ for whatever design you want to try. Nail polishes are perfect, as are gemstones, sequins, and even googly eyes for a monster theme!
Catch a falling star and put it in your jewelry box. Ok, so not quite the right lyrics, but that’s exactly what you can do with these ultra-easy earrings which can be made in a matter of minutes, using simple and inexpensive jewelry supplies. Ring the changes with other shapes, such as hearts, for a full set.
Wire wrapped pendants are on trend at the moment, but these artisan jewelry pieces can cost a small fortune. Make one as a gift for your teenager, using wood, shells, rocks, anything that catches your eye, and decorate them with wire to create stunning, individual pendants.
Terrariums require minimal care so have a go at making your own to give to a teenager to brighten up their room. Start the ball rolling with a handful of stones in the bottom of a jar, some charcoal in a bag, and the printable instructions and let them build their very own little garden in a jar.
Make chalkboards that really stand out by buying decoratively shaped wooden photo frames and giving them a DIY makeover. Paint the frames and then distress them if you like the ‘worn’ look, and then work the backboard into blackboard with special paint and/or coating and voila! The prettiest chalkboard you could find.
All those years making pompoms with your kids is about to pay off with this stylish tutorial for nautical bangles. By wrapping red, navy, and while yarn around a basic bangle, you can transform it into a bracelet that is definitely nautical but nice! Teenage girls will love them!
Teenagers love to congregate at coffee shops, which makes this gift perfect! Take a clear Starbucks’ cup, and add a gift card, trinkets, candy or even cinema tickets for a night out with the girls. Alternatively it could be filled with all sorts of spa goodies for a sleepover.
Bookworms will adore this DIY gift, and it will keep books looking newer for longer. There’s nothing more frustrating than losing your place in a book, but turning the corners down just makes them look dog-eared. This fabric bookmark solves the problem – no corners, no lost places, and therefore no stress!
There’s no time like Christmas to put your DIY skills to the test, and this tutorial will show you how to make a gorgeous clock for any teenager’s room – boy or girl. Using wrapping paper in a style/theme they like you can rustle up a professional looking timepiece in no time at all!
This is a very simple but much needed addition to any girl’s bedroom. Jewelry gets tangled, and earrings get lost, which is why this jewelry keeper is so impressive. By using a photo frame, decorative metal sheets and a few pretty door knobs, you can produce a beautiful jewelry holder worthy of Tiffany’s.
The tassels on these pretty bracelets add just the right splash of color and fun, without being overpowering. The color scheme is up to you, simply choose your teenager’s favorites and make a couple of dainty tassels before attaching to the silver chain, for a simple but effective gift for your girl.
Festive jewelry is a lot of fun to wear in the run up to Christmas, and these home-made snow globe rings are perfect! The empty globes and ring bases are really inexpensive, so all you have to do is fill them with whatever your teenager will like – glitter, fake snow, and teeny tiny Christmas trees!
There’s nothing phone-y about this pair of retro bookends, made using a pair of old phones and some metal. The phones can be painted, glittered, or even decoupaged to produce totally unique bookends worthy of any teen’s book collection, and requires only basic DIY knowledge.
Take one standard clutch and turn it into a statement piece fit for any red carpet event. The design is up to you – if it can be masked off it can be glittered on! Keep it simple or make it seasonal, you know your teenager’s tastes so get blinging for a Christmas gift she will love.
Whoever your teenager’s superhero is, he (or she…hello, Wonder Woman) can be turned into a coaster, ready to hold up a cup while saving the furniture from rings and tea stains! Make just one, or even a whole set, for a great gift for comic book fans.
Forrest Gump once said that life is like a box of chocolates, and that certainly rings true with this fab DIY idea! Take an empty chocolate box (bonus…you get to eat them all) and then replace them with cash in various denominations. Just watch a teen’s face fall when they think they’re just getting candy!
Making your own Christmas gifts, whoever they’re for, means that every gift you give is unique and made with love. These DIY votive holders are a case in point. Sweet, pretty, and unusual, these little holders lend an almost baroque atmosphere to any room.
A fun way to decorate a teenager’s gift, this bow is made using Photoshop and a little creativity. It’s a beautiful way to put the finishing touches to a special gift, and is one they will treasure for years to come. Stunning, simple, and definitely one of a kind.
Sometimes all a girl needs is a purse just big enough to carry her phone, her keys, and a chapstick. Using an old pair of jeans, you can make a handy little bag and embellish it with whatever you want to suit their personality. The perfect size for the perfect teenager.
Plain white vases and bowls can be given a sophisticated look thanks to this very easy step by step guide to marbling. Using any colors you want, just drop nail polish into water, swirl, and dip, to make stunning gifts for a teenager’s bedroom.
Fridge magnets make great stocking fillers, and are also a great way to bring out a girl’s geekiness! Take old comic books and acrylic shapes and let your imagination run wild! Characters, phrases, even a few lines of text can all be made into inexpensive fun items for your very own superhero.
Ring the changes with a Tiffany & Co. inspired jewelry box. Just take a plain glass-fronted shadow box and get to work, painting it a favorite color and adding foam inserts in which to place rings, earrings, and other special items. Keep it simple or add some sparkle, it’s entirely up to you.
Tote bags are absolute faves for carrying the million things teens need in their daily lives. If you’re not good at sewing, this DIY tote bag tutorial shows you how to make one without having to thread a single needle! Understated but fun, and you can have so much decorating it!
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