Gen-Z Has Spoken: Here Are 65 Gifts for Teen Girls That *Actually* Won’t Embarrass Them

According to parents, babysitters and the teenagers themselves

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Best Gifts for Teens universal
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Finding the perfect gifts for teen girls can be a doozy when they’re constantly flip-flopping between TikTok trends and must-have products or changing their minds like they change their clothes—and no, teen boys are not exempt from this gift-giving dilemma, either. One minute they’re onto the coquette beauty trend, the next, Wes Anderson everything. While there are a ton of gift ideas out there for teens and tween girls, we used our investigative journalism skills and headed straight to the source to find out what the kids are shopping these days. With the help from parents and siblings, babysitters, TikTok and the Gen Z teenagers themselves, here are 65 gifts for teen girls that they’ll *actually* be excited to receive.

The Best Gifts for Teen Girls at a Glance


For the Fantasy Fiend

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas Paperback Box Set

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For the Teen Girl on the Go

Baggu Medium Nylon Crescent Bag

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For the Teen Vocalist

Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

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For the Teen Trendsetter

lululemon Align High-Rise Pant

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For the Arm Party Lover

Redtwo Clay Beads Bracelet Making Kit

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How We Chose the Best Gifts for Teen Girls

We polled PureWow editors and friends who are related to or are parents of teenage daughters to find out just what exactly is at the top of their wishlists. We also went straight to the source and asked teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 19 to share some of their favorite items, from books to décor to jewelry and more. Of course, we couldn’t neglect Gen Z’s favorite social media search engine, aka TikTok, so we made sure to include a variety of the most popular and viral gift ideas garnering millions of views, like Baggu crescent bags and Amazon puffy headbands. Whether she’s sporty, musically inclined, a bookworm, an aspiring writer, a history buff or simply wants to become the next beauty influencer, our list of gift suggestions has something for everyone.

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Do her a favor and buy the entire set of this #1 New York Times bestselling series BookTok won’t stop talking about, which includes A Court of Thorns and RosesA Court of Mist and FuryA Court of Wings and RuinA Court of Frost and Starlight, and A Court of Silver Flames. This five-book tour de force follows 19-year-old Feyre—a huntress looking to care for and feed her sisters—and her quest into the magical and terrifying world of Fae after she kills the wrong wolf. Will everything fall apart? Is Feyre’s captor who she thinks he is? Can Feyre stop the looming wickedness before it’s too late?

For the Teen Girl on the Go

2. Baggu Medium Nylon Crescent Bag


According to the parents we polled, Baggu bags are one of the top requested items, and TikTok agrees. Teenagers love wearing these nylon crescent bags as a crossbody, but it can also be comfortably worn on one shoulder either short or long because of its adjustable strap. The medium size is spacious enough to store all her goodies, from her lipgloss and hair clip to her calculator and pencil case.

For the Teen Vocalist

3. Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone


The missing link for her next sleepover party, this colorful microphone is equipped with both Bluetooth and cable connection, so she’ll be belting out the latest releases from Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande and Beyoncé in no time after she downloads the corresponding app on her phone. She can also add effects like an echo, or can adjust the microphone and alter the music volume. “My granddaughter is in love with this mic,” gushes one Amazon reviewer. “It has great sound quality and excellent choices on the handle to make different sounds. My daughter-in-law announced that since this mic was so popular with all my granddaughter’s friends at the birthday party, they will all be getting one for their birthdays.” Score $6 off your order when you select the Amazon coupon code.

For the Teen Trendsetter

4. lululemon Align High-Rise Pant


You already know she (along with every other girl in her grade) is obsessed with buttery soft lululemon leggings made of the brand’s in-house Nulu fabric, which is famous for that barely there feel and four-way stretch. So she’ll *love* this new glaze pink color, which she can add to her ever-growing lulu collection. One customer says the waistband stays up well on her daughter without feeling overly tight or uncomfortable, and other buyers note the leggings run true to size.

For the Arm Party Lover

5. Redtwo Clay Beads Bracelet Making Kit


Whether she’s gearing up to stream the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor's Version) for the umpteenth time with some friendship bracelets in tow or simply pursuing a career as a jeweler, she’ll have a blast designing her own bracelets and anklets with this kit, which comes with 4,200 beads and pendants, plus a roll of stretchy string, tweezers and scissors.

Best Camera for Teen Girls

6. Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera


Polaroid pictures are a novelty to teenagers, so let her capture all the best high school memories with this Fujifilm camera. It has an automatic exposure and selfie mode with a built-in mirror so she will always get the perfect shot.

Best Necklace for Teen Girls

7. BaubleBar Pavé Bubble Initial Necklace


What’s better than an initial necklace? How about one from BaubleBar in a 3D bubble font and adorned in sparkly crystals that’ll look fab all by itself or stacked with more chains? Yeah, she’ll think so, too.

“I bought this for my 11-year-old daughter who prefers drawing to writing,” says one happy Amazon customer. “She loved the different art ideas. She liked it even more than I thought she would and uses it a lot.” The art journal, filled with more than 80 prompts like a stress relief space encouraging sketches and drawings and a create-your-own board game challenge, is a great way for your teen to unleash her inner artist or release stress after a long day at school.

Most Comfortable Footwear

9. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed


Comfy and cozy, these slip-on, open-toed Birks are a great gift for basically any teen girl…that is, if she doesn’t already own a pair. They’re durable, lightweight, breathable and made with a foam-filled cork footbed that molds to her feet. They even come in two width options (narrow and regular), so she never has to have a shoe that’s digging in or sliding off.

Influencer or not, she’s probably keen on Octobuddy suctions. These colorful suction grips stick on to the back of her phone case and allow her to slap it onto mirrors for her GRWM videos, windows for her OOTD TikToks and really any other smooth surface she can find.

What to get for the Harry Styles fan who has everything? This gorgeous hardcover coffee table book, of course! It features 224 glossy pages highlighting the singer’s iconic style and detailing pivotal fashion moments, like Styles and Lizzo’s matching metallic pink pants and fuzzy coat getup or when the singer modelled his Treat People With Kindness pin—taken from his 2019 hit song—with a yellow Mark Jacobs suit at the BRIT Awards in 2020.

Best Athletic Shorts

12. Automet Athletic Shorts


These comfy little puppies will swiftly become her favorite pair. Says one Amazon buyer: “These are my staple go to shorts now. They are not too short but not too long. I like the thick band so when I move and workout, I feel secure.” Made from 90 percent nylon and 10 percent spandex, these shorts are made to move around in. And as a parent who wants her, er, appropriately clothed, you’ll appreciate that they come with a built-in liner for extra coverage. Oh, and did we mention they have pockets for her phone?

For the curious one

13. Masterclass Subscription


If she wants to become a better writer, dabble in interior design or garner leadership skills, then she’ll appreciate a masterclass subscription, which she can access from her phone, computer, Apple TV or FireTV. She’ll gain access to a library full of hundreds of video lessons taught by more than 200 experts in their corresponding fields, such as Mark Cuban, Naomi Campbell, Gordon Ramsay and Yo-Yo Ma. Educational…but doesn’t feel like school.

For Her Nail Art Obsession

14. Olive & June Vampy Bows Tab Press-On Nails

Olive & June

Save her some allowance money and trips to the salon with these cute press-on nails from Olive & June. She’ll love that the pink nail polish and red bow accents are *totally* in-line with the coquette trend. Looks aside, the press-on nails are made with recycled materials, don’t require toxic glue and come with non-damaging tabs that make them easy to pop off when she wants to switch them out.

For the Watercolorist

15. Uncommon Goods Travel Watercolor Paint Kit

Uncommon Goods

Creativity sparks at any moment, so give your little O’Keefe in the making an outlet to capture the beauty of the moment. This travel watercolor paint set allows her to do just that, minus any mess, thanks to the hand-mixed, sun-dried watercolor sheets containing 16 colors that are activated after a few strokes with the water pen brush.

For the History Buff

16. History Channel Trivia Game

History Channel

It’s time to test if all those years of social studies paid off. This trivia game is packed with over 2,000 questions across five diverse categories (sports and recreation, geography and landmarks, arts and culture, science and technology, people and events) that will test their knowledge on humanity and beyond. Right now, you can receive five percent off when you select the Amazon coupon code before you add it to your cart. Sidenote: you may want to brush up on your history, so she doesn’t beat you.

For the Girl Who Never Brings a Bag

17. Uncommon Goods Hidden Pocket Scrunchies

Uncommon Goods

These aren’t your average scrunchies, folks. They double as extra storage for her cash or keys, so she can stop stuffing her loose change into her shoes when she doesn’t have any pockets or a purse on her. And in these muted velvet tones, they’re super on trend to boot.

Best Splash-Proof Speaker

18. Lexon TYKHO 3 FM Radio and Bluetooth Speaker


She may already own a Bluetooth speaker, but does she have a retro-looking one that also connects to FM radio and boasts a splash-resistant cover for staying bumpin’ at the beach? Answer: Not yet. With a Bluetooth range of nearly 33 feet, a 20-hour battery life and a four-hour charging time, this speaker will be the hit of any party. It’s even compact enough to pop in her backpack or overnight tote without compromising on space.

Best Blue-Light Glasses for Teen Girls

19. Eyebuydirect Square Tortoise Vinyl Glasses


These square, tortoise-colored glasses are classic, cute and oh-so studious. Whether she needs a prescription or simply wants a quirky pair of non-prescription glasses to accessorize her school outfits, Eyebuydirect lets you completely tailor the glasses to your teen’s needs. Best of all? You can add blue light filtering protection to shield her from eyestrain and headaches caused by computer screens, cellphone screens and the sun for as little as $23 extra.

Most Likely to Make Her Laugh

20. DSS Games You Laugh You're Out

DSS Games

To win this easy-to-learn party game, she’ll want to make everyone else crack a belly laugh or erupt in giggles by acting out the ridiculous challenges found on the cards for a whole 30 seconds. Think things like sing the “Y.M.C.A.” song like you have no teeth, or act out a hurricane through interpretive dance and roll around flat on the floor and repeatedly yell, “I’m a hot dog!” We bet her friends will agree: there’s nothing boring about this board game.

For the One Who Wants Tattoos (But isn’t allowed to get them)

21. Jim&Gloria Temporary Tattoo Pens


She may have expressed a curiosity in getting inked, but a permanent tattoo isn’t in the cards as long as she’s under your roof. This set of body art markers will give her the satisfaction of playing around with DIY tattoo designs and placements…without the permanent markings. The pens have a soft brush tip for both fine and broad strokes, and they’re water-based and safe to use on skin, so a tattoo won’t make her itchy or crack as it dries.

For the Musician

22. EastRock Blues Harmonica with Case


It’s never too late to learn a new hobby, especially one that can fit in your teen’s back pocket. “I know nothing at all about harmonicas or music, but I decided I wanted to learn, so I ordered this harmonica, and I am thoroughly impressed with the quality, the sound and the price,” raves one Amazon buyer. “It came in a lovely case and is simply a beautiful instrument! I would highly recommend this to anyone...beginner or expert!” While it doesn’t come with a practice book or tutorial guide, we have no doubt your teen will find plenty of YouTube or TikTok videos to follow along to.

Best Thriller Series for Teen Girls

23. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus


Who killed Simon during detention? And Why?! Your daughter won’t be able to rest easy until she finds out in the thrilling pages of Karen M. McManus’s New York Times bestseller, the first of a three-series set. When she’s finished, she can stream the television adaptation on Peacock

For the Pop Princess

24. Etsy Radical Optimism Unisex Sweater


We’re all awaiting the release of Dua Lipa’s new album, Radical Optimism, out May 3, so we advise you to secure this Etsy sweatshirt now if you know what’s good for you. It’s made of a cotton and polyester blend that will feel oh-so cozy, and it has the artist’s album cover plastered on the front of it. Parents be warned, this will quickly become her favorite sweatshirt.

For the Cosmic One

25. Galaxy and Star Projector


“My daughter has LED lights, and we gave [this star projector] to her as a gift, and she loves [it],” says one happy Amazon customer. The three-in-one star projector emits 14 combinations of lights and shadows, and features built-in Bluetooth speakers that can play music, audiobooks or anything else she wants to listen to while gazing at the stars. Plus, she’ll be able to control it all with a remote or via an app on her phone.

Best Astrology Gift for Teen Girls

26. Seeing Stars Zodiac Books


Is she stubborn, or is she just a Taurus? Discover everything there is to know about Zodiac signs  and astrology in these stunning books, which explore the ancient art of all things written in the stars.

For the Future Engineer

27. Uncommon Goods Build Your Own Bluetooth and FM Radio

Uncommon Goods

Who needs to buy a radio when you can build one? Give that future electrical engineer a project that’ll keep ‘em occupied for a few hours or less. It includes ports for USB and aux cables, an FM tuner, Bluetooth connectivity and, of course, detailed instructions. And she can actually use it when she’s done!

Best Portable Vanity

28. Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights


With three magnification modes, this quality vanity mirror makes applying makeup a breeze. And since it’s portable, she can take it with her to cheerleading camp and beyond. Says one Amazon customer: “My daughter uses the mirror for applying her makeup for her school and after games. [It’s] durable and super bright.” That’s because there are 21 LED bulbs that line the mirror, and which can be dimmed or brightened with a tap of a finger.

Best Luxury Splurge

29. Coach Tabby Chain Clutch


Meet the “It” bag of the year, aka the viral Tabby purse from Coach. We’re loving that this style comes with pockets galore—an exterior pocket, two interior pockets and eight credit card slots—and a detachable chain strap, so she can wear it as a clutch, a crossbody or draped on one shoulder. Made from the luxury brand’s signature polished pebbled leather and featuring its recognizable branded hardware, it’s an investment that will really last, and remind her of the day you got it for her (awwww).

For the Homebody

30. Custom Neon Sign


Spruce up your teen’s bedroom with this Instagrammable neon sign from Etsy which you personalize with her name or favorite saying. The customizable lights are made from durable and environmentally friendly LED neon strips which can dim and should last up to 10 years, according to the manufacturer. There are over 10 sizes and nine color options, like light blue, orange or pink.

For the Teen Girl Who’s Not a Morning Person

31. Urban Outfitters Cloud Digital Alarm Clock

Urban Outfitters

Waking up for school is never easy, but when the blaring alarm clock looks as dreamy as this whimsical cloud-shaped number, then she’ll make do. It can tell the time, date and temperature inside her room, but she’ll really only care about posting it to her story every morning. (The caption: Head in the cloudzzz.)

Best Self-Care Gift

32. Intelligent Change The Five-Minute Journal

Intelligent Change

For five minutes a day, your teen can get some much-needed R&R and a boost of serotonin with this mindful journal from Intelligent Change that was created to help ease anxiety, improve well-being and boost positivity. It features daily prompts that will get her to practice gratitude with questions like, What would make today great? and What did I learn today?

For a Pretty in Pink-Inspired Bathroom

33. Kassatex Shopbop x Kassatex Tray


Bathroom gifts may not be top of mind, but zhoosing up her sanctuary with some pink-adorned pieces like this marble tray is one small way to brighten up her mornings and nights. Made in India, the luxe tray is one of a seven-piece marble bath accessory collection that looks like it walked off the Greta Gerwig Barbie set. Displaying her body sprays, jewelry, cleansers and other miscellaneous items never looked so good.

This stainless steel Owala water bottle impressed the PureWow team thanks to its FreeSip spout and locked, push-to-open functionality (especially great for folks known to carelessly toss a drink into a backpack). Parents will love that it’s free of lead, phthalates and BPAs, and—yes—it will keep her Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino from Starbucks nice and cold, thanks to the double wall insulation.

For the Teen Girl Who Can’t Sit Still

35. LEGO Flower Bouquet Building Kit


Pause on those fresh floral arrangements for the time being and send your niece this LEGO flower bouquet instead. (Then make a day out of it and tackle this 756-piece project together.) It comes with detailed instructions that buyers say are easy to follow, and results in a beautiful arrangement of faux snapdragons, poppies daisies, grasses, asters and roses.

The Tortured Poets Department, is Taylor Swift’s brand-new and, arguably, most-anticipated album. Surprise your teen with this exclusive vinyl version, that she can listen to on repeat in her room, aesthetic pops, crackles and all. (If she doesn’t have a record player, you could pair it with this affordable and durable option from Amazon [$40] or this colorful Crosley turntable [$59].)

For the Fashion-Forward

37. Le Specs Pilferer Sunglasses

Le Specs

These rich tortoise-colored acetate sunglasses from Le Specs are selling like hot cakes, according to our friends at Revolve. They’re lightweight, scratch-resistant and they have the coolest rectangular frame that’s absolutely a vibe, as Gen Z would say. Per the brand, these sunnies are designed to block out between 82 and 92 percent of harmful UV light. Very useful when she’s poolside this summer.

For the Sporty One

38. Franklin Sports Rebounder Pitchback Net

Franklin Sports

Good for baseball, softball and lacrosse, this pitchback net will help your teen fine-tune her throwing, pitching or fielding whenever she wants a post-practice sesh. It’s constructed with a multi-angle frame that’ll switch up her returns and it has a water-resistant steel piping, so it’s A-OK to leave it sitting out in the backyard, which will come in handy since it doesn’t readily fold down, though many buyers assure it’s easy to take apart, too.

A sweet-smelling head-to-toe body mist that she can store in her locker or backpack is exactly the kind of gift you would have wanted as a teen, so it’s cool to see it still hits. “I love this product and use it on a daily basis,” says one Sephora reviewer, and we love that it smells like a burst of vanilla, jasmine and plum (but isn’t too overpowering) and is “Perfect if you want to smell like a tropical paradise.”

Best Prom Dress

40. Aqua Tulle Tiered Ruffle Gown


This baby blue stunner from Aqua is such a dreamy dress for any upcoming school dance, whether it’s prom, formal, homecoming or Sadie Hawkins. The ruched bodice and ruffle trim will look oh-so-elegant and dramatic as she sashays on the dance floor, and the tulle fabric and polyester lining purportedly have a slight stretch to it, so between the material and the supportive halter neckline, she’ll not only look her best, she’ll feel her best too.

Best Heatless Curling Set for Teen Girls

41. Kitsch Satin Heatless Curling Set


ICYMI, teen girls aren’t damaging their luscious locks with curling irons anymore. Instead, they’re wrapping their hair around these heatless curling sets, sleeping with them overnight and waking with voluminous salon-like curls in the morning. This Kitsch set comes with everything she’ll need for the perfect curl, including two satin scrunchies to keep her hair secured to the rod.

It’s pool party season, y’all! Surprise her with this Instagrammable glittery unicorn float from Funboy at the next sleepover. (You already know this, but she’ll really “love you forever.”) It’s pink and has a handy-dandy cup holder for storing a soda, but she may be too busy getting a post-worthy picture to notice it.

For the One Who Likes Organization

43. Makeup and Skincare Organizer


One Amazon mother, who purchased this makeup and skincare organizer for her daughter, raves: “These are all the rage right now, so I had to jump on the trend and get one. They hold so much and look pretty sitting on a counter or vanity.” Your daughter will love that it has enough compartments and storage for all her cosmetics (big and small), including makeup brushes, lip glosses, face masks, moisturizers and bobby pins. What’s more, there’s a protective clear lid that’ll keep water splashes and dust at bay and a sturdy handle for easy transporting.

For the Disco Queen

44. Tillys Home Disco Mushroom Lamp


Teens will love this totally rad, mushroom-shaped disco lamp, which emits a party-ready glow. Plus, when the sun trickles in through the windows, the light will bounce off the plastic pieces and reflect those dazzling specs all over her walls.

Best Journal for Teen Girls

45. Anthropologie Monogram Wrap Journal


Penny for your thoughts? Teenagers may not tell you everything, but journals provide a healthy and safe outlet for them to keep a log, journal, meditate, doodle or note-take in private. We love that you can personalize this one with her first or last initial and that there are five color options to choose from (black, cedar, moss, lilac or red).

Most Trendy Hair Accessory

46. Emi Jay Sweetheart Claw Clip

Emi Jay

Make like Matilda Djerf and splurge on this bejeweled Emi Jay claw clip. “The design is adorable and the clip itself is a fantastic quality,” writes one teenager in an Urban Outfitters review. “For a small clip its surprisingly sturdy,” she adds. We’ll chalk that up to the bio-acetate material, which is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic known to be extremely flexible and durable.

A classic pair of Chucks will never go out of style, and when it has a Gen-Z-approved chunky platform, it passes the vibe check tenfold. Have her select from a slew of styles, prints, colors or completely customize every inch of it to her liking. She can pick out colorful laces, interesting patches and get her name embroidered on it.

For the Future Filmmaker

48. Uncommon Goods 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

Uncommon Goods

She can’t call herself a movie buff if she hasn’t seen classics like Steven Spielberg’s E.T., Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting and Richard Donner’s The Goonies. Here’s a scratch off poster that your cinephile can make a dent in every weekend with the whole family. Don’t worry, The Notebook is in there, too.

If she’s constantly watching Top Chef, Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped or any one of the other cooking shows, then it may be time to gift her this cookbook. It’s written for teens, so its brimming with helpful pointers, suggestions, and all the tips and tricks of the trade. There are 75 easy breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack recipes that don’t require previous cooking experience. Psst, she’ll need someone to taste test the fluffy chocolate chip pancakes and parmesan-crusted chicken.

For Her GRWM Videos

50. Spa Terry Cloth Headband and Wristband Set


Practically every beauty guru on TikTok owns a version of this puffy headband and wristband set. It’s designed to keep her hair out of her face while she’s washing it or putting on makeup, and the wristbands work literal magic by stopping the water from splashing every which way after cleansing. It’s available in a ton of colors (like a dark blue and rainbow tie-dye) that will look beyond adorable in her GRWM (that’s “get ready with me”) makeup videos.

For a Room That’s Lit

51. RGB Rope Lights

The Holiday Aisle

The parents at PureWow have spoken: Teen girls want to surround themselves in psychedelic lights. This bendable and flexible 16.5-foot rope from Wayfair connects end-to-end, is waterproof and cuttable, so she can line under both her bed and bookshelves if she wants, and plugs into the wall via corresponding power supply (which you'll have to buy separately).

Best Skincare Fridge

52. Cooluli Beauty 12 Liter Mini Skincare Fridge


We’ve previously broken down the benefits of having a mini skincare fridge (like better circulation and a longer shelf life for your products), but your teenage daughter really only cares that it’s 1) mini and 2) her own, personal skincare fridge. This one holds a steady temperature at 50-degrees Fahrenheit and comes with a removable drawer and designated compartments designed for small, tall and wide items.

Best Cowboy Boots for Teen Girls

53. sugar Tammy Women's Western Boots


Cowboy core is alive and well, and so too is the metallic trend, so why not give her the best of both worlds with these western-inspired boots from the brand sugar? Despite its generous two-inch heel, there’s a cushiony memory foam footbed to keep her feet from aching, and she’ll just love the blend between the classic cowboy and modern detailing.

For Her Moment of Zen

54. Intelligent Change Mindful Affirmations

Intelligent Change

“If there is one thing I wish my younger self practiced every day, it’s affirmations,” says PureWow Associate Fashion Commerce Editor Stephanie Meraz (that’s me!). “I was (and still am) quite timid, hard on myself and in my own head, so reciting positive and mindful affirmations can be such a good way to boost that confidence.” Influencers like Viviane Audi and Manana Arakelyan use these aesthetically pleasing affirmations, too, which feature sayings like I have the courage to face my fears, I accept myself and I accept others and I care more about what I think of myself rather than what others might think of me. PS: your purchase also includes the Beechwood stand.

Best Facial Cleansing Brush

55. Coslus Facial Cleansing Brush Scrubber


Hormonal acne is no joke, so a gentle exfoliating and deep cleansing brush is an absolute must-have for most teen girls. This system contains a total of seven brush heads, from a bristle brush to a silicone brush to an exfoliating brush, that she can interchange according to her skin type and cleansing needs. We’re talking multiple speeds and a waterproof design for use in the shower.

Best Tech Gadget

56. Happrun Movie Projector


Movie night just got a whole lot sweeter with this small but mighty movie projector that can have her streaming the latest Netflix #1 from the comfort of her bed or from a makeshift fireside set-up in the backyard. “[My daughter] loves it,” raves one parent in an Amazon review. “It works so well that she doesn’t use the cloth [and instead] she projects directly on the wall and the image quality is really good—trust me, because she’s a picky one.” It comes with a projector screen, AV and HDMI cables and remote, plus it features built-in speakers *and* Bluetooth audio capabilities. To stream through Fire Stick, Roku, your phone or a laptop, you’ll want to make sure you use a lighting or USB-C to HDMI cable.

For Her Makeup Products

57. Personalized Sherpa Cosmetic Bag


Add her nickname or initials to this handmade cosmetic bag for a memorable keepsake that’ll bring her joy every time she reaches for her moisturizer. It’s made with a soft sherpa fabric and zips to close, meaning everything will stay put, even when she tosses it in her gym bag.

Best For the Budding Artist

58. Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers

Prismacolor Premier

Artists rave about these professional dual-ended markers, which have both fine and chisel tips that can create multiple line widths for any type of illustration. “I sent these to my granddaughter…[and] she loved them,” writes an Amazon buyer. “I don't always hear about how well she likes things, but these got a big thumbs up. Prismacolor is a quality brand, and they didn't disappoint.” Other customers appreciate the vibrant colors and smooth application, noting that they blend well but may bleed through certain paper.

Best Romance Novel for Teen Girls

59. The Upside of Falling by Alex Light


Seventeen-year-old Becca Hart just lied to her former best friend. To be fair, she was getting teased, and she felt backed into a corner. So, when Brett Wells, aka the captain of the football team and most popular guy in school, overhears this little white lie, he decides to step in as Hart’s mystery man. These two complete and total opposite strangers are hiding a lot underneath the surface in this fun age-appropriate will-they-or-won’t-they. Your rom-com loving teen will tear right through it.

Best Item to Take to College

60. 50 LED Photo Clip String Lights


Your teen can hang her polaroid pictures, small knick-knacks and childhood mementos from this fairy light photo strip above her bed, and you’ll rest easy knowing she took a little slice of home along with her. The 33-foot bendable, copper wire has adjustable clips, so she can organize her memories to her liking, and the tiny bulbs are powered by a small power box with an ON/OFF function that takes three AA batteries not included with purchase.

For the Makeup Guru

61. 5D Makeup Practice Mannequin Face


Any MUA (i.e., makeup artists) in the making can practice their craft on this reusable silicone face, which is creepy sure…but super useful if you’re just starting out. “My daughter asked for one and now brings it to her friends’ houses, per their ongoing requests,” says one father we spoke with. She can use her favorite makeup wipes, micellar water or cleansing oil to remove the makeup when she’s ready to start over, meaning she can try multiple looks in just one sitting.  Right now, it’s 20 percent off with the Amazon coupon code and it comes in four different skin tones.

For the Country Fan

62. Misty Cowgirl Boot Tufted Throw Pillow

Urban Outfitters

She’ll take one whimsical-looking western accent pillow to top off her bed, please and thank you. And we just love that the pink and red plush throw pillow is embroidered with a bunch of hearts. (Insert: Heart-eyes emoji here.)

Best Pimple Patches for Teen Girls

63. Starface Hydrocolloid Star Pimple Patches


Pimples be raging, especially when you’re a teenager, but these vibrant star-shaped pimple patches from Starface make whiteheads, blackheads and cysts feel less debilitating. They’re formulated with a sticky gel-like substance called hydrocolloid that works to suck out the gunk, reduce redness and shrink zits in six hours. They come recommended by PureWow Beauty Editor Jenny Jin, who spotlighted them in a recent Youngish beauty newsletter. (We have a feeling you’ll want to buy them in multiples because they’re *that* good.)

For Her Charm Necklace

64. Lureme Sports Pendant Necklace


How cute is this sporty little charm, made from an enamel-coated alloy? Choose between a volleyball, soccer ball, basketball or football charm pendant for your superstar athlete to rock both on and off the court.

Best Gift Card

65. Brandy Melville E-Gift Card

Brandy Melville

Almost every parent we polled said their daughters want something from the uber-popular Italian clothing brand, and we get it—Brandy Melville is the ultimate fashion mecca for teen girls, well, everywhere. They’re known for their super soft basic tops and tanks, vintage-looking denim and cozy knits. Get her a gift certificate so she can pick out exactly what she wants.

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