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35 Best Gifts For Teen Girls Who Are Hard To Shop For

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If there's a teen girl in your life, chances are she's going to get a whole lot of lip gloss and glitter pens this holiday. That's fun and we're sure she'll love all that, but if you want a gift that will stand out and be a bit extra special, there's a lot of ways you can go.

From cute beauty and wellness items to tech to fashion and style, these gifts for teen girls are sure to rock her world. Gifts are about the thought, and we know that's what counts. But teen girls also really love getting the gift that gets talked about (and used) for months and years to come, and there's some major contenders in this roundup.


1. Philosophy Snow Angel Gift Set

The delicate scent of snow angel evokes an icy evening dotted with crystalline stars and snowflakes. This collection includes four snow angel scented products. And you can even wrap it up for a fan of snow.

(Philosophy, $32)

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2. CAI Cosmetics All That Glitters Eyeshadow Palette

The Unicorn palette is filled with bold colors, along with moon and star accents. The Mermaid palette allows you to create looks as vast and endless as the sea. Create bold and defining looks that are unique and mystical.

(Target, $7.99)

3. Kidskin 3-Step Acne Kit

The Kidskin 3-step acne kit consists of T-blast foaming cleanser, Z-blast clarifying serum, and a calming moisturizer. The cleanser features tea tree oil that will kill bacteria, fungus, and infections. Salicylic acid in the serum will reduce redness and inflammation, and the white tea leaf extract in the moisturizer will help soothe the skin and clear imperfections.

(Kid Skin, $45)

4. CHI for Ulta Beauty Snow Bunny Hairstyling Iron

The CHI for Ulta Beauty Hairstyling Irons feature LED temperature control up to 410 degrees F to maximize your styling experience. The iron's award winning CHI 1 inch titanium, floating plates create silky, shiny hair instantly and lock in moisture.

(Ulta, $99.99)

5. So Fresh So Clean Funky Facial Cleansing Brush

This power brush is perfect for teens looking to get into a skincare routine. The rotating bristles on the Funky Facial Cleansing Power Brush penetrates deep into the skin to thoroughly cleanse and remove dirt, oil and makeup 85 percent better than cleansing by hand alone. The gentle massaging action softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, exfoliates dead skin cells and helps to stimulate new skin cell production.

(So Fresh So Clean, $7.99)

6. Proactiv X Hello Kitty Brush Kit

Hello Kitty fans of all ages can have fun with their skincare regimen with Proactiv’s latest collaboration with Sanrio, featuring pop icon Hello Kitty® in a themed brush kit with a cleansing brush head in the shape of our favorite character. The brush is designed to help clear away surface debris to keep pores from clogging.

(Ulta, $70)

7. SkinOwl Teen Starter Kit

The Marlborough School created a simple, effective, healthy skincare regimen that works on the most stubborn of skin issues. The creators wanted to give students and teens a healthy place to start their skin journey and have them have a say in what that looked like.

(Skin Owl, $125)

8. Sara Happ Sugar And Shine Set

This set has been a customer request for years to make it an easy way to bring them with you everywhere. The flavors are great for the holidays, and includes Hot Cocoa and Pink Marshmallow Lip Scrubs, and a Whipped Vanilla Lip Slip Gloss.

(Sara Happ, $38)

9. Global Beauty Care Premium Megastar Glitter Mask

Holographic glitter and stars are suspended throughout the charcoal gel to give you the ultimate selfie-ready masking moment. Treat your face to something awesome.

(Global Beauty Care, $10.99)

10. Color Up Therapeutics Holiday Wind-Down Set

Packaged for gifting to all of the teenage girls in your life, ‘tis the season for self care with Color Up Therapeutics' Wind-down Set. Giftees will enjoy a relaxing bath or foot soak with the Bath Bomb and give sore muscles a rub down with the healing Salve. It's packaged in a hemp travel bag that includes a crystal.

(Color Up Therapeutics, $19)

11. Moroccan Magic Lip Balm & Lip Salves Variety Pack

Moroccan Magic Lip Balm is often called the “smoothest balm ever” thanks to its blend of 100 percent organic argan and essential oils. The Moroccan Magic line of lip balms are available in Rose, Peppermint Eucalyptus, Lemon Thyme, Lavender Vanilla, and Coconut Almond.

(Moroccan Magic Beauty, $12)

12. BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box

BOXYCHARM is an online beauty subscription box service that surprises you each month with several full-size luxury products from popular and upcoming beauty brands. It's perfect for any teenage girl who is still experimenting with her look.

(BoxyCharm, $21/month)

13. Philosophy Hot Cocoa Hygge Mug 

This duo features the fan-favorite shower gel formula, infused with the rich, cream scent of hot cocoa. It's paired with a signature philosophy “hygge” mug, the Danish way to express that special warm and cozy feeling that’s especially present around the holidays. 

(Philosophy, $18)

14. 100% PURE Fruit Pigmented® Punk Princess Palette

This all-in-one palette features three eyeshadows, a blush and luminzer, all colored from vitamin-rich fruit and vegetable pigments. It features bold, beautiful colors with soft, smokey, and glimmery tones that can create any versatile look whether it's edgy or classic.


15. By Gina Excel Infrared Flat Iron

Instant hair saver, constructed of tourmaline heating plates, Excel Infrared Flat Iron instantly heats to 450 degrees to create smooth loose waves or straight styles. Exclusive Infrared Smart Technology infuses each strand with micro-moisture particles to prevent the damaging effects of high heat tools.

(By-Gina, $149)

16. Rich Hair Care Detangling Hair Brush

Ergonomically designed to sit comfortably within the palm of your hand, the bristles glide effortlessly through knotty hair without snagging or pulling. Plus, the bristles are anti-static to reduce the build-up of frizz and fly-aways.

(Rich Haircare, $6.99)

17. Pinrose Best Travel Perfume Ever

Made for movers and shakers, this playful fragrance gift set includes 20 individually packaged wipes soaked in a perfectly measured dose of eau de parfum. It features all 9 fragrances from Pinrose collection.

(Pinrose, $10-$65)

18. Skinfix Smoochable Six

These lightweight, natural lip balms are made with 40 percent coconut oil soothe and soften lips, leaving a healthy glow. This set features six flavors: Sparkling Berry, Candy Cane, Cinnamon Swirl, Black Cherry Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

(Ulta, $25)

19. DryBar Blowout Besties Gift Set

Together, this mix keeps your hair safe while you use hot tools like a hair straightener or curling iron, amplifies your look and adds texture and volume to your style, and lets your locks feel fresh and clean between washes.

(Ulta, $35)

20. DryBar Glitter Gang 

Glitter Gang is packed with every essential you need to create a beautiful blowout at home. This style-perfecting set includes the limited-edition Buttercup — Drybar’s signature blow-dryer, covered in a dramatic dose of glitter — as well as an amazing assortment of bestselling products to cleanse, style, finish and maintain your Drybar-inspired look.

(Sephora, $215)

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21. Tocca Cleopatra On the Go Travel Set

Surround yourself with a luxurious fragrance paired with our delicate hair fragrance and bath and body indulgences. Each product is travel-friendly and ready to take flight on your next adventure.

(Sephora, $38)

22. Pulleez Gold Heart with Burgundy Elastic Cord

Created out of necessity by a former fashion show producer, Pulleez multi-patented ponytail holder originated backstage at NY Fashion Week. The revolutionary sliding toggle design securely holds hair in place and is released by simply pressing the toggle. It eliminates damage associated with traditional elastics that twist to hold hair.

(Pulleez, $13)

23. Britto Miracle Leave-In Product 

A limited-edition collab between It's A 10 and Brazilian artist Romero Britto, this haircare cure all is a must-have product for anyone who values quick, easy hair maintenance. With a blend of natural ingredients like sunflower seed and green tea leaf extract, this easy-to-use miracle spray smooths frizz and boosts shine and body. This bottle also helps aid the Best Buddies International charity in Puerto Rico. 

(It's A 10 Haircare, $37)


24. Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom

Pocket Wisdom is a collection of the icon's most powerful and clever quotes on beauty, life, activism, marriage, fame, and, of course, diamonds! Whether she's dealing with relationship drama, taking on a new extracurricular, or switching up her style routine, Pocket Wisdom is her source for bite-size motivation.


25. Girls Girls Girls Phone Case

This protective, black vegan leather hardshell phone case with yellow embroidered “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” text is perfect for any teen girl on the go.

(Valfre, $32)

26. GRL PWR Phone Case

This protective, handmade 3D phone case is made out of porous silicon with “GRL PWR” printed on the back in cherry red, because girl power should start young and last forever!

(Valfre, $38)

27. Romantic Bucket Hat

This blue corduroy bucket hat features an embroidered rose, a flat crown, and wrap-around brim, bringing the 90s back in all its glory!

(Valfre, $32)

28. Clove + Revel Jo Hip Belt Bag

The hands-free carry-all has taken on a new identity and this trend is not going away any time soon. The Jo Hip Belt Bag is an it girl staple that she’ll definitely love you for this one this winter. It's made from genuine leather with gold tone hardware.

(Clove and Revel, $179)

29. Coco + Carmen Adrien Faux Fur Wrist Bag

Give your teen this pink plush purse from Coco + Carmen. This faux fur pouch, with an interior pocket, accommodates her must-haves. A detachable strap provides carrying options.

(Coco Carmen, $14)

30. Lulu Dharma Light Pink Velvet Weekender

A newly minted classic from Lulu Dharma, it's unique yet classic, eco-friendly with matching vegan leather handles and trim. Zipper opening and removable strap with gold toned hardware, including gold-toned feet that protect the bottom of the bag. 

(Lulu Dharma, $119)

31. Lulu DK Anything is Possible Necklace

The Anything is Possible Necklace is a timeless symbol of freedom, as the unicorn reminds us to celebrate our uniqueness and stay a little mysterious. Inspiring and elegant, a crystal-encrusted charm is suspended from a beautiful lariat chain that flatters the neckline. 

(Lulu DK, $78)

32. Quilted Koala Rose Gold Backpack

This delicate pink hue is decidedly feminine, surprisingly versatile, and compliments a wide range of skin tones and styles. Each backpack has a padded built-in computer sleeve with a Velcro closure, drawstring and snap closure that clicks as well as three outside pockets for convenience.



33. Andiamo Bluetooth Speaker

The Andiamo, meaning “let’s go” in Italian, is a compact Bluetooth speaker with loud, dynamic sound performance that has been engineered for portability. It features a premium Italian leather carry strap and up to 20 hours of portable playback time. 


34. Modern Desk Gift Set

The gift set comes with basic writing tools anyone requires, plus a few creative ones too, all designed in metallic tones to style up your space. Includes: Modern Script Fountain Pens & Journal, Modern Metallic color pencils, Glamtastics glitter journals Deco stickers, Modern graphite pencils and sharpener.

(, $48.99)

35. Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL bring you the best smartphone photography experienced, powered by AI, giving your teen all the tools for the perfect Insta-worthy photos. Supercharge your selfies with the new Wide Angle Selfie Mode, which allows you to get more people or more scenery in your shot without a selfie stick, Top Shot to get the perfect photo in which no one's eyes are closed, and Photo Booth, which lets you take a photo with just a smile.

(Google Store, Pixel 3: $799-$899; Pixel 3 XL: $899-$999)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at

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