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If you want to find the perfect gift for a teen girl, use this list of ideas based on gifts currently popular with and coveted by teens (as verified and deemed aesthetic by my teenage daughter and her friends). 

It can be quite hard to find gifts that will truly delight teenagers. The days of filling a Christmas stocking with toys are long gone. Plus, teens can be very fickle about what they like. Then there’s the influence of social media, and TikTok trends can play havoc with a gift list. 

As the parent of a teen, I thought I’d make it easy for anyone searching for birthday or Christmas gift ideas by listing all the things that my daughter and her friends either already own and love or would love to own. These gifts are great for 13-year-olds right the way through to 18 and 19-year-olds.

Having done my time in the editorial department of several glossy magazines, I’m pretty good at keeping up with the latest trends, but I have to admit that keeping up with teen trends takes a certain level of dedication, so I am very glad to have my own teen to help point me in the right direction. 

So, whether you have a daughter who is a teen Harry Styles fangirl, a Swiftie or a sporty teen or really into beauty and style or all of the above, I’ve got you covered.

Here is what I’ve come up with; I hope these ideas and suggestions come in useful as a gift guide.

Teen girl wearing yellow tshirt holding a gift
The only gift guide for teen girls you will ever need


I’ve put in the time and research to ensure this list is peppered with unique and aesthetic gift ideas that your daughter or the teen girl you are gift-buying for will be bowled over that you bought her.

Let’s kick off with a list of beauty products that are on many teen girls’ lust lists.


I’ve focused this curation on beauty brands and products that teen girls hanker after at the moment. Many of these beauty products have blown up on TikTok over the last few months. 

Some are relatively inexpensive and great as filler gifts. Others are more expensive and make for great luxury beauty gifts that teens won’t be buying for themselves. 

All of the products on the list have hundreds of rave reviews. Plus, I am lucky enough to have a teenage daughter and teenage niece eager to try out beauty products in the name of research (or who have been given these items as gifts in the last few months), so I have mentioned where we actually have the product at home, use it and love it. 

  1. e.l.f. Cosmetics Glossy Lip Stain

    E.L.F Glossy Lip Stain has blown up on TikTok in 2023. It's all about low-maintenance beauty. It can be applied and then blotted so that it doesn't have to be constantly reapplied throughout the day.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Boots
    02/19/2024 11:33 am GMT
  2. e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter

    E.L.F Halo Glow Liquid Filter is a super popular Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter dupe loved by teen girls whose pocket money doesn't quite stretch to Charlotte Tilbury prices.

    Buy from Boots
  3. RARE BEAUTY Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
    £22 (at time of publication)

    Rare Beauty is one of those rare celebrity brands that is truly good in its own right. The liquid blushes are a particular favourite with teens wanting to perfect a radiantly natural-looking glow

    Buy from Sephora
  4. GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
    £18 for 15ml (at time of publication)

    Niacinamide is one of the go-to active ingredients for teens wanting something to calm redness and smooth and soothe bumpy skin.

    Glow Recipe's Dew Drops have reached cult status this year. 1. It's a great product, and 2. The bottle looks great on a dressing table. It is expensive for teen purses, so it's a real treat of a gift.

    Buy from Sephora
  5. Revlon Oil Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller

    The early teen years are when the skin starts to get more oily and potentially troublesome. This roller is a TikTok favourite for helping soak up the excess oil and keeping skin looking its best. My daughter has one and totally rates it.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Boots
  6. DIOR Addict Lip Glow Oil

    Dior Addict Lip Gloss is an absolute cult beauty favourite and a total luxury for the average 13-year-old. But if your teen has an eye for luxury beauty brands, this is one treat that she is absolutely going to love.

    Buy from Boots Buy from John Lewis
  7. NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Concealer Serum
    $12.00 $9.99

    NYX is a super popular beauty brand with my teen daughter and her friends. This concealer serum is huge on TikTok in 2023. Teens love it because it gives medium coverage in serum form, which means that it can be applied to blemishes without it overloading them with oil or looking unnatural. It comes in 13 shades. It's also great on dark circles and for evening out skin tone.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Boots
    02/19/2024 11:48 am GMT
  8. Revlon One-Step hair dryer and volumiser (mid to long hair)

    This is quite possibly the most amazing hair-styling tool I have ever owned. It has transformed how I dry my hair because it makes it so darned easy to style... which is why I am forever finding this wonder brush in my teen daughter's bedroom. So I think it would make the perfect gift for teen girls with mid to long hair who want a quick and easy way to dry and style their hair. There is also a version for short to mid-length hair.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 12:58 pm GMT
  9. The Flat Lay Makeup Bag

    My daughter has this exact bag. It holds tonnes of products and opens out flat (the clue is in the name!), making it super easy for girls to find stuff in and simply scope up and shut when they need to dash.

    Buy from Boots Buy from Sephora
  10. MYLEE 15 Seconds Cure Convex Curing® LED Gel Polish Nail Drying Lamp KIT

    Teen girls seem to be way more into their nails than back in the day, but given that most younger teens don't have the cash to visit a nail salon on the regular, an at-home kit is a great gift idea. My daughter and I share this kit, and both use Mylee gel polish as well. It does a great job of curing gel nails, and there are some lovely colours in the range.

    Buy from Amazon
  11. Danielle Creations Rose Oil Infused Pink Super Soft Turban Hair Towel

    We are huge fans of these hair turbans in this house. My teen daughter and I both have hair that has a tendency to frizz, but wrapping our hair in a turban to dry rather than towel drying it really helps to tame that frizz.

    Buy from Amazon
  12. Kitsch Satin Heatless Curling Set
    £22.95 (£7.65 / count)

    This is one item we have yet to buy, but it's on my teen's wishlist. Apparently, it takes a hot minute to work out how to use these heatless curlers, and you will need a butterfly clip or two to help secure your hair as you work, but they are hugely popular at the moment.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Look Fantastic
    02/18/2024 02:33 pm GMT
  13. Futuredew – Glossier
    £26 (at time of publication)

    If you've ever stood in line waiting to gain entry to the London Covent Garden store, you will know how popular Glossier is with teens. FutureDew gives the kind of iridescent glow that shouts 'expensive beauty product', and it looks mighty fine on a dressing table too.

    Buy from Glossier
  14. LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Berry 20g | SEPHORA UK
    £19 (at time of publication)

    This is quite possibly the most gorgeous lip balm ever created. I bought a pot almost a year ago, and my daughter's eyes lit up when she saw it, as it has been all over TikTok.

    It comes with a little spatula in a pouch that helps keep it hygienic. You only need a tiny amount, so the jar is still going strong almost a year after buying it. It would make a gorgeous stocking filler gift.

    Buy from Sephora
  15. Made By Mitchell Blursh Lights - Nova Nights
    £16 (at time of publication)

    The Made By Mitchell brand is blowing up on TikTok. Mitchell Halliday is a 24-year-old make-up artist and TikTok beauty influencer. I recently bought Blursh Lights for one of my daughter's friends at her behest.

    Buy from ASOS Buy from Made By Mitchell
    £28 (at time of publication)

    I was super surprised at how popular Bum Bum cream is with teens, but it turns out that it is HUGE. The Beija Flor fragrance is particularly coveted at the moment, so this set would make a great gift. It has body wash, elasti-cream and the iconic Cheirosa 68 perfume mist.

    Buy from Cult Beauty Buy from Boots
  17. Ariana Grande Cloud Pink Eau de Parfum 30ml
    £26.40 (at time of publication)

    Ariana Grande Cloud is what I think of as 'entry-level' perfume for teens. It's a fairly sweet-smelling fragrance - a 'sensual' blend of ambery woods, magenta moss, and a touch of sweetened praline. But what I really like is that the bottle is super-cute and very covetable.

    Buy from Boots Buy from Superdrug
  18. Summer Fridays Lip Butter
    £23 (at time of publication)

    Summer Fridays is one of those brands that has stormed to success via social media. This lip butter is designed to relieve cracked and taut lips, leaving them smooth and hydrated without ever feeling greasy. There are seven delicious colours to choose from.

    Buy from Cult Beauty
  19. Brush Works Jade Roller
    £9.99 (at time of publication)

    Teen girls are so much more knowledgeable about how to look after their skin than I ever was. They know that a jade roller will help reduce the puffiness of facial skin and they LOVE a good beauty gadget.

    Buy from Sephora Buy from Look Fantastic
  20. Skinny Dip Vanilla Body Scrub

    Teen skin can get a little bumpy, especially on the backs of the arms. So, a good body scrub is always a welcome gift. This one from Skinny Dip is positively delicious.

    Buy from Boots
  21. Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment
    £16 (at time of publication)

    Rhode Skin is the skincare brand by Hailey Rhode Bieber, model, influencer, daughter of... wife of... blah blah blah. Thing is, the products are actually really rather good.

    This is a restorative lip treatment for naturally pillowy-soft lips that leaves lips looking super glossy. My 14-year-old teen was given the Salted Caramel flavour by her cousin and LOVES it.

    Buy from Rhode

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How about some things that they can wear? This can often be one of the hardest gift types to get right. Hopefully, my teen intel will help you find gift success!

I asked my daughter to curate the jewellery ideas, and I have to say I love the items she has chosen.

  1. UGG Classic Mini II Boot (Chestnut)
    £165 (at time of publication)

    I know UGGs are a complete luxury gift for a teenager. I also know they will be on my teen daughter's Christmas list. I have two suggestions for tackling this:

    Firstly, look for online stores that offer a sign-up discount to new customers. Secondly, make them a group gift, with several family members contributing.

    On the upside, they will get worn endlessly and are very sensible for winter!

    Buy from UGG Buy from Amazon
  2. Adidas Handball Spezial
    £85 (at time of publication)

    Adidas Sambas are still a thing, as are Gazelles, but if your teen has a real eye for the latest trend, she'll be very happy to be given a pair of Adidas Handball Spezial.

    Buy from Adidas
  3. Tiny Moon Loop Earrings
    £55 (at time of publication)

    These tiny moon loops are made from 18ct gold-plated vermeil on recycled 925 sterling silver.

    Tada & Toy is a London-based jewellery studio that specialises in high-quality, affordable earrings. It was founded by BFFs Tansy & Victoria. Tada & Toy donate 5 per cent of sales to animal conservation charity The Aspinall Foundation. 

    Buy from Tada & Toy
  4. Gold Midnight Star Necklace
    £55 (at time of publication)

    This gold star necklace is 450mm long with a 50mm extender. It is made of 14kt gold plated on sterling silver.

    Ania Haie is a London-based jewellery brand that makes trend-led pieces at affordable prices that are delicate enough to be stacked and layered.

    Buy from Ania Haie
  5. MEXICO 66 | Onitsuka Tiger GB
    £115 (at time of publication)

    If your teen has Adidas Samba fatigue, her eyes will light up if you buy her the latest must-have trainer on the block, the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66. The most famous of which is the yellow and black version worn by Una Therman in Kill Bill. However, there are many more colourways, so I rate this Birch/Green combo.

    Buy from OnitSuka Tiger
  6. Round Mini Shoulder Bag | UNIQLO UK
    £14.90 (at time of publication)

    The Uniqlo Mini Shoulder Bag is one of the hottest bags of the year... and it's from a mainstream high street brand at a price that doesn't even make you flinch. It's way cooler than a bumbag and has started popping up at this summer's festivals as the bag of choice.

    Buy from Uniqlo
  7. Le Specs trash trix wrap sunglasses
    £65 (at time of publication)

    Wrap sunglasses are back after aeons in the wilderness. LeSpecs is fast becoming a go-to brand for lovers of style who don't want to or can't pay big-ticket designer prices. Perfect for teens who have a habit of losing their sunglasses at festivals! These Trash Trix sunglasses come in several colourways.

    Buy from ASOS Buy from LeSpecs
  8. Lune Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet
    £105 (at time of publication)

    Stellar 79 is an East-London-based jewellery brand founded by sisters Natasha and Sheena. They make affordable 18-carat gold vermeil jewellery influenced by their heritage, which is Trinidadian and Mauritian Indian.

    The jewellery is handmade in Jaipur using ethically sourced gemstones.

    Buy from Stellar 79
  9. Cloud Slides By Mochi Mart
    £19.95 (at time of publication)

    Cloud Slides are a teen favourite this year. They are cute and practical and can be worn as slippers around the home or out and about.

    Buy from
  10. Adidas Samba OG
    £90 (at time of publication)

    The Adidas Samba is in a close-run race with the Adidas Gazelle as the shoe of the year. They have been popular for a while, but there is still mileage in them.

    Buy from Adidas
  11. Shrimps Beaded Ring Sterling Silver
    £39 (at time of publication)

    This beaded ring (on 3rd finger in image) is from the Shrimps collab with Daisy London, the cult-favourite brand founded by Ruth Bewsey around Portobello Road. The brand does collabs with fellow cult brands and influencers.

    The ring is made from 100% recycled silver and is a great ring for stacking with others (the stacking trend from 2022 prevails this year).

    Buy from Daisy London
  12. The Pleasing T-Shirt in Sunshine Yellow
    £66 (at time of publication)

    For parents not in the know, Pleasing is Harry Style's brand. So, if you have a teen who is a Harry Styles fan, they will likely love you even more than they already do if they unwrap a 'Pleasing' gift from you for their birthday or Christmas.

    This T-shirt is ethically crafted, cut and sewn in Los Angeles and made from 100% cotton, using 50% recycled and 50% organic yarn.

    Buy from Pleasing
  13. Out From Under Extra-Long Leg Warmers
    £16 (at time of publication)

    Yep, leg warmers are having a moment with teen girls. Check out Pinterest (officially Generation Alpha's fave way to plan their 'looks'. I've seen them looking very cool styled with Ugg boots.

    Buy from Urban Outfitters
  14. The Mini Weekender in Beige
    £91 (at time of publication)

    Béis, by Pretty Little Liars actor Shay Mitchell, started a luggage and travel bag brand but now has a line of other bags and accessories too. The Mini Weekender Bag is the perfect size for a chic sleepover/slumber party bag.

    There are 11 colourways, but the beige is the one that everyone wants, so be prepared to sign up for the waitlist.

    Buy from Béis

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Now, let’s move on to some more aesthetic, lifestyle-focused gifts that teenage girls will find cute. Stuff that will brighten up a bedroom, home comforts that will cosy up a dorm room at Uni.

  1. OTPEIR Personal Size Blender

    This small but mighty mini blender is great for teens who want a smoothie on the go. It's handheld. You can stack it with fruit and veg, then blend them fresh when ready to have a drink. Great for school lunch breaks or after sports. It holds 250ml of juice and is super lightweight (460g).

    Buy from Amazon
    02/20/2024 03:05 pm GMT
  2. STYLPRO Mini Beauty Fridge
    RRP £54 (currently on sale at Boots for £41.24)

    Beauty fridges are a thing! Especially for the TikTok generation. This StylePro fridge is a favourite, and super style-conscious teens will love how its aesthetic adds to their room.

    As well as being a lovely luxury gift, the fridge is also practical for extending the life of skincare products.

    Buy from Boots Buy from Sephora
  3. stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

    This innocent-looking tumbler is actually a massive showoff and name-dropper. It's been all over TikTok and Insta Reels in the hands of Olivia Rodrigo and Carrie Underwood.

    Now, I kid you not, you can even nip onto Etsy to order Stanley Quencher hand-engraved for the Taylor Swift Eras tour. Perfect for Tay-Tay Stans.

    Oh, and in case it's of any interest, the cups, which come in an array of colours, are double-wall insulated for keeping drinks hot or cold for four hours.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from John Lewis
    02/19/2024 05:28 am GMT
  4. Tryone Gooseneck Phone Holder

    My daughter has one of these. It's a great neck saver for teens who otherwise spend all their screen time rounding their necks and shoulders down to stare at their screens.

  5. Teddy Fleece Weighted Blanket
    £19.99 £15.99

    A weighted blanket is like sleeping under a big hug. It's a great gift idea for teens to snuggle under when they are feeling anxious or their emotions get the better of them. They are also a great style addition to a teen room.

    They come in rose pink, silver grey and slate grey.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/18/2024 02:04 pm GMT
  6. Desktop Vacuum Cleaner

    This cute little desktop vacuum cleaner is great for doing a quick laptop keyboard cleanup or scooting around a desk, gobbling up crumbs spilt whilst studying. It has a USB charger and a couple of useful little accessories for more precision cleaning.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/20/2024 06:25 pm GMT
  7. Lumie Bodyclock Spark 100
    £99.00 £74.99

    It's a well-known fact that teenagers have a different circadian rhythm than people of other ages. So help a teen girl out by giving her the gift of natural daylight to help her get up on school mornings!!

    My daughter has this exact alarm clock, and it really does make a difference. It's also proven to help treat SAD/winter blues (Certified Medical Device (class I).

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Boots
    02/18/2024 02:18 pm GMT
  8. Maya Wire Jewellery Stand By Lisa Angel
    £21 (at time of publication)

    This is a great jewellery stand for grab-and-go jewellery storage. There are plenty of places to drape, hang and drop necklaces, bracelets and rings.

    Buy from
  9. Steepletone Cream Mono Cassette Player & Recorder
    £45 (at time of publication)

    Gen-Z is in love with cassettes. Sales of them have been going through the roof this year. Who knew that would ever happen?! So, this is a great gift for teens who want to raid their parents' old cassette collections or even buy their own cassettes.

    Buy from Urban Outfitters
  10. Print - Floor, The Largest Shelf
    £15 (at time of publication)

    I asked my 13-year-old which wall art resonated with her most on Etsy, and this was her no. 1 choice. Parents, the struggle is real!!

    What I love about Dictionary Print Store is that you can buy the digital version and print it yourself (£2.10 at the time of publication) or choose what you would like them to print it on and send to you.

    Buy from Etsy
  11. Mean Girls Game: The Burn Book

    Mean Girls is now firmly a cult classic rite of passage movie for teen girls to watch. So, this little Burn Book game will go down a treat as a gift. It's easy to play doubles up well as a gift that could also be played at a birthday party.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 04:38 am GMT
  12. 101pcs Skateboard Stickers Pack
    £6.99 (£0.07 / count)

    Skateboard stickers are having something of a moment, being used to adorn mirrors and walls of cool teens. Supreme stickers are the OG of stickers, but there are tonnes of options on Amazon. They make for great stocking filler or little extra gifts.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 05:18 am GMT
  13. Squishmallows Original Cam Calico Cat

    Squishmallows are now firmly part of the establishment and are a valid gift for kids from two to teens. Cam Calico Cat is a current favourite.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Smyths Toys
  14. icon Teddy Bear Cuddle Cushion

    A reading pillow is like giving the gift of a giant, supportive cuddle. Perfect for teens to snuggle into to read or erm, scroll.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 05:48 am GMT
  15. Planting Positives Gift Set For Teens
    £21.50 (at time of publication)

    This cute positivity gift set by Equipp is a lovely gift for teenagers in need of a little ray of therapeutic sunshine. It contains a 'Happy Whale' planter with grass seeds, a pouch of 'You're Amazing' positivity cards and pick 'n' mix sweets, all packaged in a gorgeous gift box tied with a ribbon.

    Buy from
  16. Victoria's Secret Satin Short Pyjamas
    £65 (at time of publication)

    Victoria's Secret is hugely popular with teen girls. These PJs are super cute and actually really good quality (i.e. they actually live up to their price tag, which is on the high end, I realise!) According to my teen, they have 'Clean Girl' vibes, which is apparently a current aesthetic trend around looking elegantly casual in a minimalist way. (See my suggestion for a great Etsy dupe alternative next on the list)

    Buy from Victoria's Secret
  17. Personalised Pink Victorias Secret Inspired Pyjamas
    £29.99 (at time of publication)

    Now, this PJ set makes a great alternative (dupe!) to splashing out on the Victoria's Secret PJ set, and what's even more lovely than the cheaper price is that they can be personalised.

    Buy from Etsy
  18. Owala FreeSip (Retro Boardwalk)

    According to TikTok, the Owala Freesip is the new Stanley Cup (if you know, you know). It's actually more practical and comes in an array of cute colourways, with sporadic new colour drops to keep Gen Z / Alpha on their toes.

    The bottle is stainless steel, has a patented sip spout that makes it hygienic and easy to drink from, and is BPA-Free. My teen has a 24oz Owala that she takes to the gym.

    NB: The bottle is often listed as cheaper than elsewhere on the Owala site, but Owala adds sales tax and shipping.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Owala
    02/20/2024 04:26 pm GMT

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Some of these tech gifts are jazzed-practical ideas like smartphone and AirPod protective cases; others are the dream tech gifts that teens rate.

  1. OtterBox AirPods Case

    Otterbox AirPod cases are soft touch, grippy texture (great for ensuring you don't drop them), a loop for hooking them onto a belt or keyring and are extra protective (compared to the case AirPods come in). They come in a whole range of cute colours too.

    Buy from OtterBox
    02/20/2024 06:31 pm GMT
  2. iWALK Mini Portable Charger

    A compact portable charger is pretty much essential for teens on the go. The Walker is light, compact and reliable. It's good for teens to know their smartphones won't run out of charge and it's reassuring for their parents too!

    Buy from Amazon
    02/20/2024 04:56 pm GMT
  3. Apple MagSafe Charger
    £45.00 £36.00

    The MagSafe charger is designed to charge more quickly and efficiently than regular iPhone chargers. They are compatible with the iPhone 12 upwards (just make sure that the phone has a case that allows MagSafe charging without having to remove it every time.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Apple
    02/20/2024 05:15 pm GMT
  4. Divoom Ditoo-Mic Pixel Art LED Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Karaoke Microphone

    My 13-year-old has a pink Divoom Mood Light in her room and loves it. So, I was really excited when I spotted that Divoom now has Bluetooth Ditoo speakers... and also, this Ditoo Speaker + Karaoke Mic.

    It might be small but it is mighty and the sound quality is reportedly great. It has gone straight on my gift ideas list for Christmas. The pixel animations can be customised, so it is an all-around original and cute gift idea.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Divoom
  5. Logitech POP Keys Mechanical Wireless Keyboard
    £99.99 £69.00

    This wireless mechanical (it looks, feels and sounds like an old-school keyboard) is both a visual feast and an ergonomic wonder. It will amp up the style on any teen desk, and its compact keyboard encourages less arm reaching and more comfort.

    There are three Pop Keys colourways (I mean aesthetics!), oh and it connects to up to three devices at once, so busy teens can switch between devices instantaneously.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Logitech
    02/18/2024 07:20 am GMT
  6. The Powerpuff Girls Medley Case - CASETiFY
    £47 (at time of publication)

    Casetify cases might be expensive, but they are the perfect mix of strong and stylish. There are so many designs to choose from, including bespoke personalised.

    I'm going with this case featuring the cult classic Powerpuff Girls, sparking a little nostalgia for teens who watched the Powerpuffs back in the day.

    Buy from Casetify
  7. Apple AirPods (3rd gen) Lightning Charging Case ​​​​​​​
    £169.00 £149.00

    When kids hit their teens it is a great time to upgrade their headphones to more adult versions. These are the newest Gen of AirPods in the lightning charge case. For slightly more, you can have the AirPods in a MagSafe case if you have MagSafe chargers at home.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Apple
    02/18/2024 06:23 am GMT
  8. Nintendo Switch OLED White
    £309 (at time of publication)

    The OLED is the latest version of the Nintendo Switch, and its popularity keeps on growing.

    It has a wide range of games, including classics like Mario Kart and all the latest releases. It has a 7-inch OLED screen, 64GB storage, a built-in stand, a dock, a wired LAN port, and controllers. It supports 4K gaming resolution, up to 120 fps frame rate, and 3D spatial audio, enhancing the gaming experience.

    Buy from Currys Buy from Amazon
  9. Led Strip Light, 10m with remote
    £15.99 £9.99

    I wasn't overly keen on my daughter having these, but they are actually brilliant (and now my nephew has a set in his room too). They totally change the mood of her room depending on which combination of colours she chooses with the remote. They are really easy to put up (though be prepared to repaint when they eventually get taken down!).

    Buy from Amazon
    02/18/2024 04:59 pm GMT
  10. Meta Quest 2 - Advanced All-In-One VR Headset - 128 GB

    I'm in two minds about this whole VR thing, but I know plenty of teens who absolutely love VR, so I'm going to include it.

    The Meta Quest 2 is a standalone headset, i.e. it isn't connected to a device by wires, so it means there is more freedom to move around with it. The downside of standalone headsets is that they are heavier, and the experiences aren't as in-depth as tethered devices.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Currys
    02/18/2024 08:08 am GMT
  11. Apple 2022 Apple TV

    One thing I've noticed is that it gets really hard to find TV shows that all the family enjoys watching together, Modern Family, Superstore and Stranger Things are winners, but there comes a time in a teenager's life when they need their own TV!!

    This is the Apple TV 4K Wi‑Fi + Ethernet with 128GB storage (3rd generation). Your teenager can have a world of TV and movies at their fingertips, and they can even use Siri to select a show.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Currys
    02/18/2024 08:19 am GMT

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Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing for teens who love to work out or keep on top form for playing their favourite sport.

  1. York Fitness Vinyl Kettlebell, Purple, 6kg

    We have a couple of these York kettlebells at home. They are really reasonably priced and are just right for use whilst working out with TikTok or YouTube videos. We also have the 8K kettlebell.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/18/2024 06:33 am GMT
  2. JLL® Wooden Balance Board

    JLL is known for their great quality gym equipment - I have its indoor cycling bike and can vouch for the quality. Balance boards are great for core strength (and perfecting abs!), so this is a great gift for teen girls who love to keep fit and healthy.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/18/2024 08:23 am GMT
  3. CFX Resistance Bands 3 Sets
    £19.90 £10.26

    If you have a teen who loves working out at home, this set of three resistance bands (light, medium and heavy resistance) is great for lower-body workouts. My daughter and I prefer the fabric bands to the latex ones because they don't snag on your skin.

    The bands are brilliant for doing squats correctly (the band keeps the knees aligned), and the colours are cute!

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 04:08 am GMT
  4. Bala Bangles (1lb each)

    Bala Bangles are all over TikTok/social media. They are super sleek ankle or wrist weights. You can buy other, cheaper weights, but if you really want to impress a sporty teen, Bala is the way to go.

    The weights come in 1/2lb, 1lb and 2lbs (each weight) versions. This is the 1lb version, which is great for teens who like yoga and HIIT.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 04:38 am GMT
  5. TANGRAM Smart Jump Rope Rookie

    Smart jump ropes take skipping to a whole new level, and the Tangram Rookie just looks so cute too. It comes in pink, blue, black and coral. This foam-handled jump rope has an LED screen for tracking workouts and connects to an app. Great for teens working out at home or in the great outdoors.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from John Lewis
    02/19/2024 04:39 am GMT
  6. CampTeck Dual Sided Gliding Discs

    Gliding discs are brilliant for amping up core workouts, these CampTeck discs work on both hard surfaces and carpets, so great for teens to use in their bedrooms or dorms if they are at uni.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 05:08 am GMT

A list of the best fitness gift ideas for teen girls
Fabulous fitness gifts for teen girls


Got a creative teen in the house? Here are some brilliant gift ideas for making and creating, whether it’s art or food or craft.

  1. 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen
    £29.99 (£0.12 / count)

    The 3Doodler Create+ is a refined 3D pen for teens confident in their artistic skills and who know their way around 3D art. It can be held in the same way as a regular pen, so it is easy to manipulate. Do note that as this is veering towards the more professional end of the 3D pen market, the filaments are more expensive than more child-focused 3D pens.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/20/2024 05:04 pm GMT
  2. Giles & Posner Doughnut Maker
    $38.99 ($19.50 / Count)

    This mini doughnut maker makes three doughnuts at a time. It's great for teens who love baking. Oh, how I would have loved my own doughnut maker for after-school or college snacks!!

    The maker is easy to clean (always useful for teens) and super easy to use.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 05:39 am GMT
  3. Cricut Maker Tools - Sewing Kit Set
    $34.99 $17.49

    My daughter loves upcycling old clothes, particularly denim. She is an avid watcher of YouTube tutorials on upcycling, so this Cricut sewing kit was a very welcome gift and has been used lots over the months after she received it.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 05:39 am GMT
  4. STAEDTLER 61 100 Design Journey Sketching Set
    $17.97 $16.31

    Teens gearing up for taking GCSE art will love getting their hands on some quality sketching pens and pencils. Staedtler is one of the go-to brands for artists. It is known for its superior quality pencils in particular.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from WHSmith
    02/19/2024 06:44 am GMT
  5. Faber-Castell Tin, 24 Polychromos Blendable Pencils
    $64.50 $45.57

    Faber-Castell blendable colouring pencils are fabulous to work with; they are blendable but, at the same time, smudge-proof, so it is easy to keep work in progress looking perfect. This is another great gift for creative teens, particularly those studying art for GCSE.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 06:49 am GMT
  6. Canon 4519C008 Zoemini S2

    Teens are increasingly turning towards cameras rather than always using the camera on their smartphones. Shoot and print cameras, like this Canon Zoemini mean it is possible to snap and print using the same device. It also takes an SD card (buy separately).

    The Canon Zoemini has its own ring light and a front-mounted self-mirror to make sure posing teens get the best shots straight away. It is lightweight and slimline, so perfect for teen influencers out and about. Plus, there are customisation options like built-in effects and frame buttons.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Currys

The best gift ideas for creative teen girls 2023
Brilliant gifts for teen girls who love creating and making


Here is a roundup of some brilliant ideas for books to buy teen girls. From what I know, it is getting harder to encourage kids of all ages to read. It’s just not nearly as immediate watching stuff ad infinitum on screen.

But if you can engage a teen in reading a book, especially if it has been a struggle up until now, you really are giving them a gift for life. This curation includes modern classics, books that are useful and or inspirational and books that are just plain fun.

  1. Harry Styles: and the clothes he wears
    £22.00 £15.99

    My daughter absolutely loves her copy of this book. It is filled with images of Harry's outfits ('fits) over the years, along with an insight into the cultural references that inspired each of them. If your daughter loves style and Styles, this is an absolute winning gift.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/19/2024 09:24 am GMT
  2. Heartstopper Series

    This is the complete set of four graphic novels in the Heartstopper series that has become a massive hit on Netflix. Graphic novels are hugely popular with teens at the moment.

    Heartstopper is a heartwarming series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman that narrates the blossoming romance and profound friendship between two British schoolboys, Charlie and Nick, as they navigate their identities, emotions, and relationships.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 09:29 am GMT
  3. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
    £8.99 £5.00

    A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is a gripping young adult mystery novel where high school student Pippa Fitz-Amobi dives into a complex, cold-case murder investigation for her final year project, unearthing dark secrets that change her perception of her seemingly perfect town. There are three books in the series. For readers aged 14+

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/19/2024 09:33 am GMT
  4. The Fault in Our Stars: The Fault in our Stars
    £8.99 £7.85

    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a deeply moving and poignant novel about two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who, while dealing with their own terminal illnesses, fall in love and navigate the complex emotions of joy, fear, love, and loss. This may not appear to be the most cheery book ever written, but there is something truly uplifting and wonderful about it, which I guess is why it was made into a Hollywood movie that was a massive box-office hit.

    This is a Teachers Pick book on Amazon. Reading age: 14+

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/19/2024 09:48 am GMT
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a profound and timeless novel that explores themes of racial injustice, morality, and the loss of innocence through the eyes of young Scout Finch in the American South, making it an exceptional read for teenagers as it promotes empathy, critical thinking, and understanding of social issues. Reading age: 13+

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/19/2024 09:53 am GMT
  6. The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (PENGUIN CLASSICS)

    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank offers a deeply personal and poignant account of a Jewish girl's life in hiding during the Holocaust.

    This is an important read for teenagers as it provides historical insight, nurtures empathy, and fosters an understanding of resilience, hope, and the indomitable human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity. I read this as a teenager, and the story has stayed with me for life, as it should. Reading age: 13+

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/19/2024 09:53 am GMT
  7. A Girl's Guide to Being Awesome: Empowering Advice for Teenage Life
    £9.99 £9.05

    A Girl's Guide to Being Awesome: Empowering Advice for Teenage Life by Suzanne Virdee is an inspiring guide that offers practical advice, encouragement, and actionable tips to help teenage girls navigate various aspects of their lives, including self-esteem, relationships, and dealing with pressure while empowering them to embrace their individuality and build a fulfilling life.

    It's a great read for young to mid-teen girls.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/19/2024 10:04 am GMT
  8. The Big Book of Adulting Life Skills for Teens

    To give this book its full title... The Big Book of Adulting Life Skills for Teens: A Complete Guide to All the Crucial Life Skills They Don’t Teach You in School for Teenagers.

    This book has just been published in 2023, and it's a brilliant idea.

    There are so many basic life skills that just don't get taught in school, and we parents may well try to teach them, but according to our teens, what do we know?! So this is a great book to give as a life bible for teens leaving home for university or to head out into the big wide world.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/19/2024 10:14 am GMT

This is a list of some of the best books for teen girls to read in 2023 that make brilliant gift ideas
Must-read books that make great gifts


It can be quite a challenge to find great gifts for teenage girls. So here are a few tips to bear in mind when trying to find the perfect gift for your daughter, granddaughter or teen girl you need to find a wonderful gift for.


I find I get the best intel and information from my teen daughter when we’re out walking somewhere together or when we’re sat in the car casually chatting. I try not to ask direct questions about gifts because I usually end up with very to work with in response.


It’s quite a tall order to keep an eye on teen trends, but being observant about what teens are wearing or chatting about when you are around them – out shopping or in town – can be a great way to gather intel. It is also worth popping into shops that cater to a teen demographic every now and then.

If you happen to be with your teen out shopping for school stuff or basics, it’s worth keeping an eye on the things that catch their eye and making a note for future reference.


Keep track of the latest products via email newsletters or follow your daughter’s favourite brands on TikTok (if you have it) or Instagram to see what’s new and what’s trending.

I’ve put together a big list below of brands that are currently popular with teen girls in the UK.


I spend time tracking the trends and researching gift ideas so that you don’t have to. Make use of my gift lists to find brilliant gifts for your teenager/s.


Here’s a few shots of some of the products that my teen daughter and I own and love using. I’ve mentioned stuff that I own because this is the stuff that seems to find its way into my 13-year-old’s room on the regular!