I bet you’ve googled “best gifts for teenage girls” and “must have gifts for the on- trend teenage girl” at least ten ways by now.
And they all look the same.
You are probably confused.
You may be thinking, do teenagers really want fidget spinners and emoji slippers?
The answer is NO. They do not!
Don’t get sucked into the trap be that mom this holiday season!
Please let me help you!
I know I can.
I have two daughters. I’ve searched online for hours and wasted time looking at gift guides for teen(& tween) girls, and I always come up empty-handed.
You see, my daughter is sixteen, and like your teenage daughter she loves fashion and staying on top of trends.
Which means I must do my best to stay on trend and moms- that’s no easy task!
The truth is, there are many ultimate gift guides and hot lists for teens out there that are either created by moms who really have no clue what’s cool or media magazines that steer you in the direction of the products of their advertising partners.
I created this list by talking to my teenage daughter and other fashion- forward teenagers and asking them what kind of gifts they really wanted.
I mean, c’mon, you don’t want to do your shopping based on a teen gift guide created by a forty- two year- old mom do you?
I know the 25 Must-Have Gifts for the On Trend Teenage Girl will have at least one or two items that will spark a little joy this holiday season! (And not an eye roll!)
*Be sure to read until the end if you want the best blow her away splurge gift ever!
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The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 is like the older sibling of the Instax Mini 9 -that my nine year-old happens to have and adores!
It has the look of a professional camera with the benefits of an instant camera.
Both are great Instant Cameras.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 is just a bit more advanced.
It has more control over exposure.
Also, the Mini 90 has a rechargeable battery while the Instax Mini 9 runs on AA’s. You can never have enough AA’s.
Did you get that, Moms?
She will come HOME for this!!! The super soft Sherpa is luxurious enough to make her feel like a celebrity, but guess what? It’s machine washable!
I bet you’ve seen these strands of tassel in the backgrounds of Instagram pictures. Teens love it and I do too because it’s super economical and cute! Teenagers also use these to decorate their on trend bedrooms and dorm rooms. But I can’t even think about college right now.
Bath bombs are a huge trend among teenagers. These make a fab gift because she will love- love- love the on trend packaging and the six tennis sized bath bombs! They are all Vegan and non GMO in case you are wondering.
Quick Pro Tip: If you have absolutely no idea what to get a teenager and you do not want to give her cash get bath bombs!
I. Just. Had. To. Nothing tops a unicorn, right? Plus, this piece of on trend decor makes for a fabulous statement piece in any teen girl’s room or hang out area.
ban.do’s 17 month agenda is both on trend and gorgeous with gold wire binding and a laminated hard cover, but as moms know, it’s what is on the inside that counts. This ones got year, month, and weekly views to keep her organized and tons of note pages, stickers, and on trend artwork that will yield tons of compliments from friends. Warning: This will get her noticed!
Seriously, you’ve got to accessorize that agenda, duh!
These adorable ban.do pens will inspire her every time she writes with messages like “You’re better than unicorns” & “You rule so hard” & “Gosh, you look so cute!”
It took me a while to magnify those images to see what the words said so you weren’t stuck wondering if it was gibberish or something bad.
Finish out the look with this super popular tumbler from ban.do that will hold up to 20 ounces of her favorite drink!
You may have seen this on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015!
Each of the 12 letters has a prompt to encourage her to write and think about the future. It’s a keepsake diary and it’s way better than a fidget spinner! And if it Oprah loved them I’m going out on a limb and saying on trend here!
According to my daughter every girl needs these. They go with literally everyything. SO COMFORTABLE! If you go somewhere where that requires walking or standing you will not get blisters! These are a staple piece for the on trend teenager.
These durable leather fashion sneakers from Adidas are available in four different colors and are an on trend alternative to basic kicks.
This one in Rose Gold is stunning. It’s also water resistant and has an impressive GPS accuracy feature and battery life.
Would you care to know my teenager’s hilarious wisdom and selling point?
“When you don’t want to be rude and pull out your phone-just check your wrist!”
If she’s more into vintage style this Retro Tabletop Crosley Am/FM radio with a headphone jack is spot on trend.
Kate Spade “Essentials” small square stud earrings are just glam enough for the teenage girl who wants to keep it classy and on trend.
You can not go wrong with a piece of Kendra Scott jewelry!
We have many pieces of Kendra Scott around here and we treasure them all. Kendra Scott is both on trend and timeless. Every teenage girl needs at least one Kendra Scott accessory. You can go all out and buy the coordinating necklace and bracelet if you’re looking for a sparkly gift that wows.
These gorgeous, on trend handmade bracelets are also 100% waterproof, just in case your teen forgets to take off her jewelry before goes for a swim or a shower!
Graphic Tee’s are on trend now!
Insider Tip from my Teen: When shopping for a graphic tee stay away from quotes.
They may be ok for moms, but it looks like teens are shying away from the sayings on their shirts. If you get confused try the next one on the list!
This is one of my sixteen year-old daughter’s favorites!
If you’re afraid to make the leap into the world of teen fashion I get it! What about this fab Kate Spade umbrella?
As Moms we know how much our daughters adore Sephora and we also know how much we dislike telling them to wipe off that dark lipstick!
This is the best of both worlds!
In the Give Me Some Nude Lip Favorites set she’ll get a mix of four mini and two full sized lip products from Bite, Marc Jacobs, Buxom, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and Estee Edit.
The Becca Primer works for all skin types, but it works especially well for oily skin. It targets oil-prone areas and works like a blotting paper would.
Trust me, her makeup will stay in place if she uses this primer.
I know, because I use this primer on my extrememly oily skin! (My teenage daughter used mine one day when she ran out and has been a loyal fan ever since.)
This ultra-thin eyebrow pencil is long lasting and makes well defined brows look easy. No sharpening is required due to the retractable tube design! The bold brow is very on trend so why not make it easy?
Moms-this is a refillable palette! No more running out of one shade and having to buy another just to get that one color!
But who cares what we want?
She’ll love it because these colors look stunning on everyone, are easy to apply, and they last throughout the day!
Oh, and did I mention this is one of the best ten contouring palettes on the market according to Rank & Style?
If you have a teenager then you know all about contouring.
But you may not be aware of the baking trend that celebrities like Kim Kardashian have made all the rage. Note: baking is not about cupcakes!
It’s all about highlighting, contouring, and powder. And this one by Laura Mercier is THE one that everybody uses! You can’t go wrong with this on trend brand!
The on-trend color is Topless & Barefoot by Essie. This look was seen on the runway in NYC and is a must have gift for your teenage fashionista.
I’ve gotta be honest with you, I found the next one on my own!
I was thinking about the all of the makeup on the list and how our teenage girls do tend to wear a little bit too much on occasion.
I wondered how we could fix this problem and make them feel like movie stars… So I asked my BFF Google what she knew.
That’s when I found the most amazing makeup mirror from Vanity Girl!
Based in Hollywood, Vanity Girl’s customers include names like Bloomingdales, Sephora, and Saks Fifth Avenue. They stand behind their products with a lifetime warranty.
This mirror is called The Broadway. It has 13 professional quality dimming lightbulbs that both pro makeup artists and photographers adore.
There is no better way for your teenage daughter to wake up and feel like a movie star!
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