The 20 Best Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

by - Thursday, July 13, 2023

Have you been wracking your brain trying to find the perfect present for that teen girl in your life? The struggle is real. Teen girls have diverse interests, from the latest TikTok trends and skincare routines to must-have tech gadgets and the coolest fashion finds. 

But don't worry — we're here to help you navigate the teenage gift-giving landscape. Here, we've rounded up a selection of 20 stellar gifts that are sure to earn you a spot on their "favorites" list.

What Makes a Gift for Teens “Great?”

The best gifts for teen girls should align with their interests and be both useful and fun. A great gift is something that will be a perfect fit for their personality and lifestyle, whether they're a beauty guru in training, a tech-savvy tween, a gamer girl, a music lover, or a DIY dynamo.

With so many options out there — from Amazon and Nordstrom to Marleylilly — it's about finding that unique gift that will truly surprise and delight.

Let's dive right into our top 20 gift guide!

1. Apple AirPods Pro

Tech is always a hit with teen girls, and Apple AirPods Pro top the list. With excellent sound quality, active noise cancellation, and a sleek design, they're perfect for listening to the latest bops, catching up on their favorite podcasts, or even tuning into online classes.

Pro Tip: Add a personal touch to her favorite gadget with a Monogrammed AirPod Case Keychain. Pick her favorite color, add her name or initials, and voila — you've created a unique gift she'll adore.

2. Glossier Skincare Set

Tap into her love for self-care with a best-selling skincare set from Glossier. It's all about feeling pampered, so make sure her set contains moisturizing face masks, lip balm, fragrances, and more that’ll have her glowing from head to toe.

3. TikTok LED Strip Lights

String lights are out — LED light strips are in! Let her turn her room into a TikTok paradise with these trendy lights. They’re an easy way to add a cool factor to any space and set the perfect ambiance for dance challenges and content creation.

4. Marleylilly Monogrammed Tote

Ah, the classic tote — but with a twist. Make our Personalized Neoprene Tote extra special by having her initials monogrammed on it. This functional yet stylish bag is ideal for school, sleepovers, or just a casual day out, and it will always remind her of your thoughtful gesture.

5. Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera

Say cheese! This retro-chic instant camera is not only a fun gift but also serves as a decor piece. Similar to a Polaroid, this fun camera can take instant selfies that she can use to create a wall of memories with the instant photos, capturing all the joyous moments and turning her room into a personalized gallery.

For bonus points, add in a clear phone case so that she can add her favorite photo to the back of her iPhone. That way, she’ll have a reminder of all the good memories everywhere she goes.

6. Ipsy Beauty Subscription

For the glam-obsessed teen, an Ipsy subscription is a win. Filled with top-notch beauty products, she can test out different eyeshadow palettes, lip glosses, and nail polishes to her heart's content, discovering new favorites along the way.

Pro Tip: Level up this gift with our Monogrammed Make Up Bag. Adorned with a cute tasseled zipper, it's the perfect accessory to keep all her Ipsy treasures organized and stylishly personalized.

7. Nintendo Switch Lite

Perfect for the gamer gal, the Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact and lightweight console with a large library of games she can take on the go. In other words, it's a portal to endless adventures and a gateway to connecting with friends through multiplayer fun.

8. Urban Outfitters Essential Hoodie

Hoodies are a staple in every teen's wardrobe. Choose a soft, oversized option from Urban Outfitters in her favorite color, and you've got a gift she'll wear again and again, feeling cozy, confident, and effortlessly stylish.

Pro Tip: Is your teen not a fan of Urban Outfitters? Opt for our Monogrammed Sherpa Hoodie instead. Crafted with ultra-soft sherpa fabric and personalized with her initials, it's a cozy and fashionable alternative she'll love.

9. Bluetooth Speaker

Music on the go has never been easier or more stylish. A portable Bluetooth speaker offers crystal clear sound quality, making it a perfect gift for a teen who loves to jam out — whether in her room, at the beach, or at a friend's place.

Pro Tip: Make sure her speaker comes with a charger. If it doesn’t you may want to add one in separately.

10. Lululemon Leggings

The holy grail of leggings, a buttery-soft pair from Lululemon is a gift she'll absolutely love. Known for their quality and comfort, these leggings are perfect for yoga, gym class, or a Netflix marathon, providing both style and functionality for her active lifestyle.

Prefer something in a trendier print? Check out our High Waisted Leggings. Whether she’s grabbing coffee, walking the pup, or breaking a sweat, these leggings will make her feel fierce and on-trend.

11. DIY Tie-Dye Kit

Embrace her creative side with a DIY tie-dye kit. This trendy craft project has made a huge comeback on social media, and it's a super fun way for her to customize t-shirts, pillowcases, or even socks, adding her personal touch to everyday items.

12. Amazon Gift Card

Can't decide? An Amazon gift card never goes out of style. It's the perfect gift to let her choose exactly what she wants, from books to gadgets to fashion finds. 

Trust us — she’ll enjoy the shopping spree and discover something she truly loves.

13. Mini Beauty Fridge

For the skincare enthusiast, a mini fridge can keep her face masks and beauty products refreshingly cool. It's the epitome of luxe self-care and a must-have for her vanity, adding a touch of sophistication to her skincare routine.

14. Lip Smacker Lip Balm Collection

Nostalgia, anyone? This lip balm collection from Lip Smacker offers a variety of flavors, from Tropical Punch to Vanilla. Plus, they offer a blast of moisture to keep her lips hydrated.

Pro Tip: Pair this gift with our Monogrammed Quilted Travel Makeup Bag for a complete lip care package. The compact and personalized bag keeps her Lip Smacker collection organized and ready for on-the-go touch-ups.

15. Best Friend Necklace

For the girl who’s all about her squad, a best friend necklace is a sentimental and meaningful gift she'll cherish for years. Look for beautifully crafted matching sets to find the perfect symbol of your friendship. Or, better yet, find customizable options that allow you to engrave initials or special messages, adding a personal touch that will make it even more meaningful. 

Whenever she wears this necklace, she'll be reminded of the incredible bond you share and the memories you've created together.

16. DIY Candle-Making Kit

Unleash her creativity with a DIY candle-making kit. This hands-on gift allows her to craft her own unique scented candles, adding a personal touch to her space. It's a delightful and relaxing activity that will ignite her imagination and leave her with beautiful homemade candles to enjoy. 

These kits typically include wax, fragrance oils, wicks, and containers, providing everything she needs to become a master candle maker. With a variety of scents and colors to choose from, she can create a candle collection that reflects her unique style and mood.

17. Eco-Friendly Water Bottle

Stay hydrated in style while making a positive impact on the environment with an eco-friendly water bottle like our Monogrammed Motivational Water Bottle.

This essential item isn't just for health-conscious teens — it's a cool accessory that promotes sustainable living, showing off her commitment to both personal well-being and the planet.

18. LED Bluetooth Mirror

Upgrade her beauty routine and create a fabulous atmosphere in her room with a state-of-the-art LED Bluetooth mirror.

Not only does it provide flawless lighting for perfect makeup application, but it also lets her groove to her favorite tunes with built-in speakers. This trendy all-in-one gadget will make her feel like a star every time she gets ready.

19. Retro Vinyl Record Player

Transport her to a bygone era and ignite her passion for music with a stunning retro vinyl record player. Beyond its stylish contribution to her room decor, this unique device offers a one-of-a-kind music experience that feels nostalgic, special, and utterly captivating. 

She'll love exploring the vast world of vinyl records and the authentic sound they produce.

20. Luxury Plush Throw Blanket

Transform her space into a cozy haven with our indulgent luxury Fur Throw Blanket. Whether she's curled up watching her favorite tv series or engrossed in a captivating book, this sumptuously soft blanket will add a touch of glamor and comfort to her room. 

Its exquisite craftsmanship and irresistible warmth make it the perfect companion for relaxation and serenity.

Which Gifts Are Not Ideal for Teen Girls?

As we've been raving about the best gifts for teen girls, it's just as important to know what might not be a good fit. So, before you embark on your shopping adventure, here are a few tips to avoid the dreaded "uh, thanks?" reaction:

  • Keep it age-appropriate: Remember, your teenage girl is not a child anymore. Gifts that are too young for them — like toys, unless they're fun collectibles or nostalgic — might not fly.
  • Don’t buy clothes without checking her style: Teen girls can be particular about their fashion. Ensure to check her style preference before buying clothes. When in doubt, gift cards to her favorite fashion stores might be a safer bet.
  • Stay away from impersonal gifts: Personalized gifts are always a hit. A gift that shows you know her tastes and interests is sure to be a winner.
  • Avoid overly complicated gadgets: Teens love technology, but if the gadget is too complex to set up or use, it might end up gathering dust. Look for user-friendly tech gifts that she can start enjoying right out of the box.
  • Don't skimp on quality: When it comes to items like headphones, makeup, or fashion, quality matters. Brands like Apple, Glossier, Lululemon, and Marleylilly are popular for a reason — they deliver quality products that stand the test of time.
  • Keep it fun: DIY or crafty gifts can be a hit, but make sure it aligns with her interests. If she's not into crafts, a DIY embroidery kit or tie-dye set might miss the mark.
  • Be mindful of her space: If she shares her room or has a smaller space, large gifts might not be practical. Consider her living arrangements before purchasing that massive art set or the bulky piece of tech gear.

Remember, the best gifts come from understanding what she loves, what makes her unique, and how she expresses herself. Once you've got that figured out, you're sure to find the perfect gift for your teen girl.

Wrapping Things Up

Navigating the landscape of gift-giving for a teen girl can seem daunting, but with a little insight and thoughtful consideration, you can find the perfect present that will light up her world. And don't forget to add that personal touch that makes your gift even more special. At Marleylilly, we offer a plethora of customizable options, allowing you to elevate any gift from good to great with the addition of her initials or name. 

So whether you're considering a tech gadget, a beauty box, or a cozy hoodie, remember that your gift is a reflection of your love and understanding of her unique personality. Now, it's time to take action — embark on your shopping journey and discover the joy of giving.

Happy hunting!


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