Picking out the best gifts for teenage girls—or the perfect gifts for teens in general—can drive even the most well-meaning person up the wall; by the time you work your way onto a waitlist for the latest TikTok makeup drop, it might sell out. Or perhaps what they’re into has changed since you asked a month ago. Either way, we’re here to assure you that the perfect present for teens does exist. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift for your soon-to-be 13-year-old daughter or getting an early start on Christmas shopping for your 16-year-old cousin in high school who has everything, rest assured, there’s a unique present out there.
Even if you’re not fluent in TikTok, finding thoughtful gifts for teen girls is about tapping into their interests. Maybe she’s a budding photographer looking to give her pics the true Y2K treatment. Get her a digital camera that prints instant photos. Or hook your sleepover hostess with the mostest up with a tabletop skin care fridge stocked with lip gloss and nail polish, plus a cozy personalized hoodie. Music lover? A groovy tie-dye turntable will be so meaningful. And if her dorm room has become the movie night spot, she definitely needs a star projector.
From jewelry (think cute hoops), to fun, cheap gifts that double as stocking stuffers, like fuzzy headbands, these are the very best gifts for teenage girls, all of them highly recommended by teens on TikTok and the Gen Z girlies Glamour editors polled.