The 25 Best Gifts For Teenage Girls in 2021

Impress teen girls with these cool gifts

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Our Top Picks

Skinny Custom Stamped Bracelet at

"Dress up her wrist with a simple and personalized bracelet that can easily be mixed with other jewelry from her collection."

Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee at

"A wardrobe staple for teens everywhere, Madewell's V-neck can be layered different ways for year-round wear."

FENTY Beauty Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora

"There are 10 different palette options, all of which come with six long-lasting colors that complement each other."

Tropical Terrarium Kit at Amazon

"A fuss-free garden kit that comes with seeds, a potting mix, and decoration—all your teen needs to do is add water."

The Reversible Mat at

"Available in four colors, the mat is designed to stay put during flow and will also absorb moisture so hands and feet won’t slip."

Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag at

"A bestseller, this water-resistant toiletry bag comes with a hook so your teen can easily travel with all of the essentials."

Inspirational Geode Bath Bombs at

"You get three bath bombs with your purchase and can choose between ‘Focus and Balance,’ ‘Calming,’ or ‘Energize’ collections."

Sole Society Eban Faux Leather Backpack at

"With a flap magnetic closure, this backpack has plenty of space for all of your teen’s purse contents."

Set of 6 Beach Wall Art Photos at

"Each of the coordinating pictures has a beach theme and pink and turquoise color scheme for the beach-loving teen."

Multi-Colored Flameless Candles at Amazon

"Decorative and safe, these flameless candles are remote control-powered, so there's no need to worry about blowing them out."

Girls change a lot between 13 and 19 years old, and the teen label can make finding the perfect gift for them a little more challenging. Gifts need to be both age-appropriate and "cool" in the eyes of a teen, which can be tricky. Whether she’s into sports, fashion, pampering, decor, reading, or somewhere in between, there's a gift out there for every interest.

Here are the best gifts for teens of all ages.

Skinny Custom Stamped Bracelet

Skinny Custom Stamped Bracelet

 Courtesy of Etsy

Simple and understated, this bracelet is available in copper/rose, Nugold, or aluminum. The bangle is hand stamped with a custom quote of your choosing (up to 40 characters), so you have the option of making it personal or just something inspiring. The total length of the bracelet is 6 inches and it's 1/8 inch wide.  

Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee

Madewell Pocket Tee

Courtesy of Nordstrom


A basic V-neck tee will always be a wardrobe staple for teens. This one is made from cotton with a light and airy feel and has a small pocket on the left side of the chest. There are tons of color options, it is machine washable, and is available in women’s sizes 000 through 24.

FENTY Beauty Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

FENTY Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

 Courtesy of FENTY Beauty

For the girl who loves to switch up her makeup (or watch YouTube tutorials), this eyeshadow palette is a great gift. There are 10 different palette options, all of which come with six long-lasting colors that complement each other and have different finishes from matte to shimmer. 

Tropical Terrarium Kit

It’s a craft and a cute piece of decor. This kit comes with a cute planting dish, potting mix, faux succulents, polka-dot plant seeds, and a flamingo and pineapple for extra flourish. Once the terrarium is all set up, your teen can water her plant and watch it grow into an even more gorgeous decorative piece in her room. 

The Reversible Mat

Lululemon Reversible Mat

 Courtesy of Lululemon

Yoga is a practice that can be done by anyone at any age, and if your teen girl enjoys it then she will be thrilled with this mat. Available in four colors, the mat is designed to stay put during flow and will also absorb moisture so her hands and feet won’t slip while she’s holding a pose. The mat has a little bit of cushioning for comfort and an antimicrobial additive to keep it safe from mold and mildew. 

Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag

Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag

 Courtesy of L.L. Bean

She can take this with her to sleepovers, to college, on family vacations, or just use it at home to store all of her toiletries. This organizer is designed to be waterproof and even has zippered pockets to ensure no moisture leaks through. There is an attached hook in the bag, which allows your teen to hang it from a shower rod, hook, or doorknob for easy access and can hold up to 25 pounds. 

Inspirational Geode Bath Bombs

Inspirational Geode Bath Bombs

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If your teen likes a little luxury, then she will be thrilled to use these bath bombs that look like geodes. You get three bombs with your purchase and can choose between ‘Focus and Balance,’ ‘Calming,’ or ‘Energize’ collections. The bombs are made from all plant-based ingredients and will leave your teen’s skin feeling moisturized. 

Sole Society Eban Faux Leather Backpack

Sole Society Eban Faux Leather Backpack

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

This backpack has plenty of space for all of your teen’s purse contents. The bag has a flap with magnetic closure, an exterior pocket with a snap, and two interior pockets, one with a zipper and one without. The shoulder straps can be adjusted to ensure a good fit, and there is a top carry handle for the days she doesn’t want to wear the bag on her back. 

Set of 6 Beach Wall Art Photos

Beach Wall Art Photos

 Courtesy of Etsy

Does your teen girl love the beach? Then get her this set of six prints! When you purchase them, you get a digital file of the photos, which can be set at 30 different sizes. You can print the pictures at home and gift them as is or pick up some basic white frames to give them a finishing touch. Each of the coordinating pictures has a beach theme and pink and turquoise color scheme. 

Multi-Colored Flameless Candles

There’s nothing more relaxing than candlelight, but a 13-year-old may not be responsible enough to always remember to blow out her candles when she’s done using them, which is why these LED candles are so great.

The set comes with three flameless candles (4-, 5-, and 6-inches tall) that are battery-powered and a remote that lets you change the candles’ flame colors to a number of different settings. They’re relaxing, safe, and a lot of fun. 

‘The Sun is Also a Star’

"The Sun is Also a Star" is a beloved young adult book (which was also turned into a movie) that an avid reader would be thrilled to get. It’s a story about young love, determination, and the theory that everyone has a destiny.  

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask

Give your teen girl the gift of a good night’s sleep with this sleep mask that is made from 100% silk. It has a soft elastic strap to keep it in place, and the silk is not only soft on the skin but also keeps skincare products where they should be (on the skin!) because it’s non-absorbent. This little piece of luxury is fantastic, but it does need to be hand washed and line dried. 

Dimmable 50 Photo Clip String Lights

If your teen actually prints out her pictures, then this is a great way for her to display them! This string has 50 light-up photo clips (that look like clothespins) that are spaced about 8 inches apart from each other. The string is powered by three AA batteries and also comes with a remote with eight light settings and on/off buttons. These lights also have a timer so they will automatically shut off and can be set to gradually dim until they turn completely off. 

Quay Australia x Lizzo Around the Way Sunglasses

Lizzo Around the Way Sunglasses

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

These sunglasses are amazing with their oversized black faded lenses (which also have 100% UV protection). The frame is made from gold metal with padded earpieces and adjustable nonslip nose pads. If glam came in the form of sunglasses, it would be these. 

Color Map Mugs

Color Map Mugs

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods


Teen girls with wanderlust will love one of these mugs which features a map that she can color in as she visits locations. The ceramic mug comes with a green marker (there’s also an extended pack for additional charge), and you can choose between a mug with a map of the U.S. or the world. After coloring in the map, you just bake the mug for 25 minutes, then the color is set and dishwasher safe. 

Madewell Cap Sleeve Tie Dye Boxy Organic Cotton T Shirt-Here

Madewell Tie Dye Tee

 Courtesy of Madewell

This cozy, trendy tee shirt was designed to pair perfectly with high-waisted jeans. It’s made from super soft 100% organic cotton and has a boxy, slightly cropped fit. Though it has an airy feel, the material is still thick enough to provide good structure, and it’s machine washable. 

Bullet Journal Kit

Bullet journaling is great for anyone who enjoys doodling. You can help your teen get started with this set that comes with a 224-page journal, 15 color pens, stickers, washi tape, stencils, and more. The journal has a hardcover, ribbon page marker, and an elastic band to help keep it closed when it’s not in use. 

Scuba Crew

Lululemon Scuba Crew

Courtesy of Lululemon


Made from cotton, french terry, and elastane textiles, this top is designed for lounging or a casual look. It has a front kangaroo pocket, thumbholes on the cuffs, a hidden media pocket, and a soft inner lining. It’s available in five color options and in women’s sizes 0 through 14. 

SweatyRocks Women’s Letter Print Long Sleeve Crop Top Sweatshirt Hoodie

There are several color and print options for this hoodie, but the tie-dye style is the one that stands out the most. It has a swirl of bold colors that make the crop hoodie all the more trendy. The pullover top is made from a cotton blend and is machine washable. It’s available in women’s sizes extra-small through extra-large.

Drybar The Tress Press Digital Styling Iron

Your teen can straighten, smooth, curl, or add some wave to her hair with this tool. Its titanium plates add shine to the hair no matter how it’s being styled. The tool itself has a 9-foot cord, a digital temperature control, and automatically shuts off after 60 minutes to ensure safety. 

Yarn Tree Kit

Yarn Tree Kit

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods


Girls who love to craft will have a lot of fun with this kit that includes everything needed to make a colorful yarn tree. It comes with an 18-inch, pre-assembled wire tree and a collection of yarn in bright hues. It’s a craft that doesn’t require a ton of skill but still produces an amazing final result.

Five Feet Apart

A best-selling novel, "Five Feet Apart" is the story of a girl with a lung condition who falls in love with a boy, but in order to keep her medically safe, they have to stay 6 feet apart at all times—even 5 feet is too close. The book has been a huge success with the young adult audience and was even turned into a movie.

Tory Burch Kira Floral Leather Double Wrap Bracelet

Tory Burch Leather Double Wrap Bracelet

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

This bracelet is simple, colorful, and a great gift for a teen girl. It has a bright floral print on a 0.5-inch wide strand of leather that loops around and hooks closed on the wrist. The bracelet also features a gold Tory Burch logo charm which gives it a metallic touch. 

‘Wizard of Oz’ Bookmark

'Wizard of Oz' Bookmark

 Courtesy of Etsy

If your teen loves a good book, she’ll get a kick out of this fun Wizard of Oz-inspired bookmark. It’s molded out of polymer clay and then hand-painted, making it totally unique. The witch’s legs are attached to a bookmark that’s made out of laminated cardboard and features the quote “There’s no place like home.” 

Nails Inc. Freshly Juiced Nail Duo

With this set, your teen will get two 14-milliliter bottles of nail polish— one in a bold pink and the other in a bright orange hue. The polish does more than just add color, too, it’s packed with vitamin C and oils intended to keep nails healthy and strong.

The nail polish brush is designed to provide the best coverage with the least amount of strokes so an at-home manicure will have a professional-looking finish. 

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Ashley Ziegler is a staff and freelance writer who covers lifestyle, home, parenting, and commerce content for a variety of platforms. She’s a mom to 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters, and an aunt to three nieces and two nephews. In addition to regularly scouring the internet to find the best things for herself, Ashley spends multiple hours a week researching, comparing, and writing about products specifically for kids and families.

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