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    34 Gifts The Teenage Girl In Your Life Will Actually Enjoy

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    Teenage girls are many things, and intimidating to shop for def tops the list. Fear not: We've gotchu! From makeup that will make them feel like they have a glam squad to trendy accessories, you're about to have one happy girl on your hands.

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    (Having been a teen girl at one point myself, I think I'm qualified to help you shop for the one in your life...right? Here goes nothing!)

    1. A makeup blender that over 1,400 Amazon customers are obsessed with — and any teen girl will be too., Amazon

    This teardrop sponge is surprisingly just as nice as the pricier original BeautyBlender! It's received rave reviews from Amazon customers and is sure to impress any teen who's working on their makeup routine.

    Promising review: "Cute, cheap, and works great to blend out foundation/concealer. It's not dense and expands when wet. It also washes easily, thank god, which I didn't think would be the case with my pale foundation on a black sponge. I only need to use normal Dove bar soap. I think I'll stick to this brand for Beautyblender dupes in the future. Their sponges work perfectly and are much prettier (I'm not a bright fuschia kind of girl)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.93 (also available in a set of three or five).

    2. A Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera for the teen who's always taking selfies., Amazon

    This camera bundle is a gift that's great for girls of all ages! It's easy to use and comes with a ton of accessories you can test out together — starting with the selfie mirror, obvs. Any teen is sure to also enjoy the colored plastic frames, film stickers, colored lens filters, and cute matching case.

    Promising review: "Amazing bundle!! I bought this for myself (19/f) and I absolutely love it! The case is functional, the front unbuttons in the back so you can keep it in the case and still take a picture which is super cool. And the photo album is so cute. The camera works so smoothly and the quality of the pictures is everything I wanted. I love the vintage aesthetic." —Cailyn Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $128.95+ (available in five colors).

    3. A Harry Potter mug that will keep any teen satisfied until her Hogwarts acceptance letter arrives.


    Has the teen in your life been clamoring to see the latest installment of Fantastic Beasts? Hold them over just a little longer (or until you have a free night to spend at the movies) by gifting them this awesome heat-reveal coffee mug. Upon first glance it looks like a plain black mug, but when you pour hot liquid into it a secret message is revealed. Mischief managed!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A basic dad hat for the teen who embraces the fact she's "basic AF.", Amazon

    Is there a lovely young lady in your life who is frequently obsessing over pumpkin spice lattes and spending her last dollar on Kylie Lip Kits? Then she is sure to love this equally basic dad hat. You're welcome.

    Promising review: "This hat is amazing. I bought this hat for my trip to California. I live up north and go to school so I didn't want to buy a really expensive hat I would barely wear. I bought the lavender and it looks amazing on dark hair. It is functional and fits my head perfectly. I would totally recommend it to all my friends." —Helen Cornman

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 21 styles).

    5. A classic plaid blanket scarf to keep any beloved teen from whining about how freakin' cold she is., Amazon

    Whether the teen in your life needs to head out to grab some food or needs to walk her dog around the block, heading outside in cold winter temperatures is not ideal. Luckily, scarves like this exist to make it less awful.

    Promising review: "I have been purchasing on Amazon for as long as I can remember and this scarf right here is the best purchase that I have ever made. THE BEST. I love plaid. I love everything about plaid. I came across this scarf and thought, 'Well hey this looks like everything else I own so I might as well buy this.' So I did. This thing comes in the mail and I'm excited. I open up the package and then I touch it. It's so soft. I feel like I'm petting a bunch of tiny kittens. It's thin but not too thin. It doesn't feel cheap. I like this because it's not super bulky around my neck. I was freezing in my office yesterday and unwrapped my scarf and made myself a fun little blanket to enjoy during my 9-5. I felt so cozy and warm. It was wonderful." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    6. A holiday tribute to Drake that will have them busting out the "In My Feelings" challenge dance moves (again).


    Whether they're headed to an ugly sweater party or sippin' hot cocoa at home, this parody Drake sweatshirt is sure to be a great asset to any teen's winter wardrobe.

    Get it from IdeasByArianna on Etsy for $39.19 (available in men's sizes S-4XL and in five colors).

    7. A book about legendary ladies to empower the impressionable teen in your life and teach them a thing or two about awesome females.


    Ann Shen's latest book, Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You, is jam-packed with stunning illustrations and facts about goddesses from all around the world. Any girl would be lucky to receive this book this holiday season!

    Promising review: "Ann Shen has created another beautiful piece of work with Legendary Ladies. Her attention to detail shows she has a passion for the subjects she chooses and she has made sure that each page keeps the reader engaged, entertained, and educated. I wish this book existed when I was younger, but I am also happy it exists now! It's perfect for readers of any age who wants to learn and find inspiration!" —Allison E. Krumwiede

    Get it from Amazon for $15.35.

    8. A metallic peel-off face mask for a makeshift spa night with her friends.


    What do teen girls love more than feeling pampered and hanging out with their friends? Not much. Which is why this product checks multiple boxes. This shimmering Disco Kitten Mask is painted on then peeled off to reveal illuminated skin. This will be so much for teens to test out during girls' nights.

    Promising review: "One of the best peel-off masks I have used. Scent is really light and pleasant, not overpowering. Skin definitely looks brighter and more radiant after use. Does not irritate my very sensitive skin, and it actually peels off very easily!!! There is probably enough for about 10 total applications. Will absolutely be purchasing again!" —Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    9. A Game of Thrones version of Clue that will challenge teens to solve a murder mystery in The Red Keep or Meereen.

    Box Lunch

    Game of Thrones nerds, where you at!? I can't think of a teen who wouldn't be down to play this themed board game. Hell, they may even ditch their friends to stay in and play with their parents (GASP!). The even more treasonous version of this game is sure to keep Khaleesi-obsessed teens in check.

    Get it from Box Lunch for $52.90.

    10. A personalized reusable Starbucks cup any your caffeinated queen will adore.


    If the teen you're shopping for is someone who is constantly sipping on a iced coffee from Starbucks, she will definitely be into this cup. It holds 16 oz (also known as a grande), can be made in a variety of colors, and customized with her name or any other phrase.

    Promising review: "It came sooner than I expected. The quality is very good. I got it as a gift for a friend who loves Starbucks. The inscription I chose was 'Name's Livin' La Vida Mocha,' for those of you looking for good coffee puns." —Joan Watson

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A fancy colorful iPhone charger for the teen who is forever losing theirs — because you can't put a price on an always-juiced phone.

    Free People

    We all know that one person who is constantly asking to borrow our charger. Give them the gift of a functioning phone by presenting them with this pretty wrapped iPhone charger. This one would be really hard to lose as it comes in a bunch of vibrant patterns.

    Get it from Free People for $70 (available in four styles).

    12. A set of vintage headbands to make sure your fave teen's hair is always ~on fleek~ (teens say that, right?)., Amazon

    An important lesson every teenage girl should learn as early on in life as possible is that you can never have too many hair accessories. That being said, you can help kickstart their collection by gifting them these adorable knotted headbands.

    Promising review: "I really like these headbands! They are great for holding back my hair. They are thicker than I thought they would be, but overall work well with updos for me. With my fine hair they are too thick for wearing with my hair down. The designs are really cute and the style if perfect for those who love the vintage look. Overall I am happy with these! They are well made, and even hold up to being washed in the washer."—Cheryl

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 13 styles).

    13. A dazzling set of makeup brushes that will have any YouTube tutorial-obsessed girl squealing.


    Not gonna lie, I kind of want these for myself! These brushes are ENCRUSTED IN CRYSTALS! If I had been given this set as a teen I probably would've cried tears of joy — and nailed a beauty routine before the age of 25. The set comes with five brushes and a glamorous clutch. F A B U L O U S.

    Promising review: "I usually never buy such high-end brushes, but when i saw these babies (and for the price!) I couldn't help but purchase them — and they are beautiful! The clutch bag is stunning and I will most def be recommending to friends and family." — Bella0230

    Get it from Ulta for $48.

    14. A Homesick candle, so they can always have a piece of their favorite place with them wherever they go.


    These special candles are scented to recreate memories of home. Whether the teen you're shopping for is headed off to California for college or wants to reminisce about the time they spent at summer camp, Homesick has a candle for them.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    15. A set of Iconic Duo sweaters for the teen who's absolutely inseparable from her bestie.

    Iconic Duo

    Where were these when I was 16?! There's no one (and I mean NO ONE) a girl loves more than her best friend during her teen years. Gift her a fun set of sweatshirts she can share with her BFF and she'll be saying, "Santa, who?" This set features peanut butter and jelly, because what goes together better than that?

    Get the peanut butter and jelly sweatshirts separately for $42 from Iconic Duo (available in sizes S-L).

    16. A faux leather Mickey backpack that is so versatile it can be worn to school, hanging around the mall for hours, or on a trip to Disney World.


    Whether she's 13 or 18, any teen would love toting this badass backpack around. The gold metal studs that outline Mickey are just cool enough to pass the teenage-girl test. And if she doesn't want it, I'll take it.

    Get it from ShopDisney for $69.75.

    17. An exciting game for the Nintendo Switch, because you're never too old (or too young) to become a Pokémon trainer.


    You haven't already forgotten about the Pokémon Go fad, have you? This game combines the trendy app with the old-school games we used to play on our GameBoys in the '90s — and I think I want it as much as any teen might. The Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! game will have teens feeling like they're actually catching those pocket monsters. Sign me up!

    Get it from Amazon for $59.88.

    18. A mug with the iconic Ariana Grande "thank u, next" tweet that will have any teen yelling, "WE STAN A TWITTER QUEEN!"


    Ariana Grande has had quite the year, to put it lightly, and has come out on top. Let her latest hit (and now meme) motivate your favorite teen to live her best life via this mug. (Can someone also pick one up for me?)

    Get it from APleasantPeninsulaCo on Etsy for $15.95.

    19. A Snow White lipstick set, because every teen's makeup needs to look FIRE while she waits for true love's kiss.

    Box Lunch

    My girl Snow may have been the fairest of them all, but your lucky giftee can be the fiercest after getting this set in their holiday stocking. With a mini lipstick inspired by each of the Seven Dwarfs, anyone's sure to find a color that matches their style and mood each day.

    Get it from Box Lunch for $34.90.

    20. A chunky mid-heel boot that will keep your teen's ankles toasty while still looking fashionable AF.


    There isn't a teenage girl out there who wouldn't love a new pair of booties. This chic pair can be worn all winter long and either rolled up or down, so it's basically like you're gifting her two pairs for the price of one!

    Promising review: "I love this shoe soooooo much! They fit me perfectly. When I tried them on, I did not want to take them off. I even sent a picture to my husband. The shoes are a little hard to get into but once they are on your feet, you feel great. I LOVE MY SHOES!!!! I'm so happy that I bought them!!!" —Deverley

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 4-11 and in five colors).

    21. Smartass and Sass, a subscription box for the teen who continues to get grounded for saying something inappropriate (BEEN THERE).


    Not to reward bad behavior but...this subscription box is simply the perfect gift for any teenage girl who can't help but mouth off. The subscription comes with five to seven full-size items like mugs, notebooks, totes, and apparel. If she's feisty and a little sarcastic (as most teens are), she is sure to get a kick out of the products in this package.

    Promising review: "I love everything about this subscription box — from the fun and sassy items to the super-cute packaging! I also love that the items are procured from and support small business owners! Highly recommend this subscription box and can't wait to get my next one." —Noel

    Get it from Cratejoy for $15.95 a month.

    22. An oversized cardigan that even the pickiest of teenage girls wouldn't scowl at.


    How many times have you tried to give your younger sister or teen cousin a piece of clothing and they either politely say thanks and toss it in a corner or blatantly roll their eyes at you? Well, after presenting them with this cozy but chic cardigan, they will have to admit they were wrong about your style all along!

    Promising review: "This is better than I imagined! I love it so much, I plan on buying the other colors. I’m usually an XL/XXL and the M fits me great. If you want a big, baggy, comfy look, I suggest going with your regular size. I would also suggest a delicate wash and hang drying." —Shellie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    23. A Newt Scalamander Funko Pop to bring some magic from the Wizarding World to your teen's desk.


    Whether they have a crush on him or they want to be him, any teenage girl who receives this adorable vinyl version of Newt will be smiling ear to ear. Just beware of any lingering beasts that may join him...

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A felt letter board that will let any teen creatively express themselves at all times (without shouting or crying).

    Being a teenage girl is an emotional time! Let the angsty teen in your life get her feelings out via this customizable letter board. It comes with 696 letters and symbols, so they won't have worry about about keeping things short and sweet.

    Promising review: "I love this little felt board. I bought it to take to festivals and it catches EVERYBODY's eye! It is a little bit time-consuming to set up, but it's always well worth the end result and it looks fabulous!" —Lacey

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    25. A witty throw blanket for the girl whose hobbies solely include napping and binge-watching episodes of The Office.


    They might as well be wrapped up in something cute while they loaf around the house, right? Made with 100% cotton, this woven throw blanket is as funny as it is soft.

    Promising review: "The coziest, most snuggly and warm blanket and funny AF! Totally in love with it!" —Tash Webb

    Get it from FrankiePrintCo on Etsy for $79+ (available in three sizes).

    26. A quilted crossbody bag that's classy and cute — no teen will turn it down.,

    A girl is never too young to start building her handbag collection. This quilted crossbody is great because it can be worn with both a cocktail dress or with jeans — the teen on your shopping list will definitely get a lot of use out of this beauty.

    Promising review: "This bag is just gorgeous — I got the off-white in the small size and it’s stunning. Quite roomy inside for a flap purse in this size. Quilting on the bag is very well done and the quality it unbelievable for the price. Can wear as crossbody or with chain handle adjusted shorter to be worn on my arm." —DMoyers

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in black and off-white).

    27. A delicate initial necklace for the girl who prefers simple jewelry she can wear every day.


    ...or so she can scream-sing the Taylor Swift lyrics "I want to wear his initial on a chain 'round my neck not because he owns me but 'cause he really knows me." Either way! Fab gift.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    28. A pair of Vans high-top sneakers, because these days they're considered both ~retro~ and stylish.

    Free People

    While us old folks (aka twentysomethings and older) just think of these as sneakers, teens will recognize them as a timeless, classic staple. Treat the teenager in your life to a fresh pair of kicks — you won't be sorry.

    Get them from Free People for $65 (available in sizes 6.5-10 and in seven colors).

    29. A badass set of ear cuffs that would make any teen green with envy.


    When I was a teenager, my biggest obsession was ear piercings. If the teen in your life is anything like I was, she'll love these edgy ear cuffs. Don't worry, Mom — they're hypoallergenic, lead-free, and nickel-free.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. A Gilmore Girls sweatshirt, so they have an excuse to exclaim, "OY WITH THE POODLES ALREADY!" whenever they wear it.


    Thanks to the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls, a whole new group of teens can appreciate the treasure that is Luke's Diner. They'll for sure enjoy rocking this cozy sweatshirt and reppin' Stars Hollow.

    Get it from Emtizee on Etsy for $22.95+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors).

    31. A shimmer eyeshadow palette that will teach them that they don't need to blow all their cash on pricey products (yet).


    While social media may try to tell teen girls otherwise, the shocking truth is they don't need to spend a shit ton of money on makeup to look good. This palette is pigmented with rich colors and has a super smooth application. It is comparable to the Urban Decay Naked palette from Sephora ($54 if you do want to splurge).

    Promising review: "I have bought several palettes from this label (UCANBE) and they are so pigmented and easy to apply and blend. This brand is a good as most of the high-end brands and the price is fantastic. I highly recommend this palette." —Steph B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79.

    32. A set of pinky promise pins, because who uses that as a form of loyalty more than teenage girls?


    Is this not the most precious pin set you've ever laid your weary eyes on? Gift this to the teenager in your life and cross your fingers she loves you enough to give you the matching pin (eeeep!).

    Get it from dakohtahsmithdesignco on Etsy for $20.

    33. A velvet scrunchie so they can easily dress up even the most boring of hairstyles.


    Is the teen you're shopping for often rolling out of bed after their alarm and rushing for the door? These trendy velvet scrunchies will be perfect for them! All they have to do is throw their hair up in a pony or a (somewhat) neat bun, accessorize it with this fab scrunchie, and move on with their morning.

    Promising review: "The scrunches are very soft, very strong and stretchy, and surprisingly smell pretty good. They can make an outfit more interesting even by just wearing them on your wrist. 11/10 would recommend." —Torence H.

    Get a pack of 10 on Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in a pack of 13).

    34. And a sparkly avocado clutch that screams "HOLY GUACAMOLE!"

    Teens are cooler than we'll ever be (or so they think), so why not gift them a fabulous sparkly avocado to carry around? It just feels right. You can also have this beauty customized with a shoulder strap or hand strap.

    Promising review: "Be cautious when opening as there is colorful confetti inside the package. :) It was a gift for my roommate and she loved it — reminds us both of a whimsical Kate Spade bag. Quality is even better in person than you see in the photographs online." —cassamania

    Get it from PupTartHandmade on Etsy for $26.56+.

    Good luck, shoppers!

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