Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. Teenage girls are notoriously hard to shop for. Picking the right gift is even harder now than ever before thanks to trends that shift at lightning speed and the influence of social-media stars who most people of legal drinking age have never heard of.
But prices and stock are subject to change, so check to make sure your gifts will ship in time. Himalyan salt lamps are another popular lighting option. According to Nuh, these international mags from Australia and the U. Plus, they have cute color options like this turquoise one. For listening to music on-the-go, AirPods are a must-have among teens. Nuh turned 20 this year, but one of her favorite activities as a teenager was taking photos with her Polaroid camera. Is there any beauty product more closely associated with teens than lip gloss?
This lip balm from the highly Instagrammable beauty brand Glossier will also surely delight a teen girl. She says an eye-shadow palette would make a good gift, and year-old Quinn recommends this one. A nicely scented bath bomb is a perennial teen favorite. This brand, Da Bomb, is actually run by two teenage sisters who started making these when they were 10 and 12 years old. Sheet masks are another fun beauty gift, and this one offers both hydration and plenty of selfie opportunities.
If she prefers a backpack , our teen poll respondents say this Herschel style is the most popular option. Like Cohn, Grace agrees that jewelry is always a safe bet. The two have their own line of scrunchies , but there are plenty of other options out there, like this set of five that has you covered for the whole school week.
Sunglasses with circle lenses are having a moment among teen girls, too. I already have a pair of aviators and I kind of just want something different. These are cool. Mom jeans , with their high waists and tapered legs, have been trending among teens for a while now and show no signs of going out of style anytime soon. Teens who are into athleisure will appreciate a sporty pair of tights from Lululemon.
Cohn likes sporty gear from Champion, and the brand definitely has a following among other teens. Bra shopping can be tricky for teens, but a well-fitting one can help them feel more comfortable and confident. The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape.
We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change. Every editorial product is independently selected. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission. Account Profile.
Sign Out. Photo: Courtesy Hulu. Himalayan Salt Lamp. Frankie Magazine. Lula Magazine. Boy Smells Redhead Scented Candle. Apple iPhone Wildflower Leopard iPhone Case. Glossier Balm Dotcom. Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack. Photo: katedemianova AM1 B3 kateberg W. Photo: Courtesy of the retailer. Tags: the strategist good for teens the hard to shop fors gifts they might actually want gift guide holiday gift guide holiday gifts More.
Most Viewed Stories. More Stories.