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With so many gift ideas to choose from, it can be hard to narrow the selection to accommodate the teenage or college-age girl in your life. Based on her needs, preferences, and personality, you’re able to determine the best possible gift ideas with consideration to the budget you set for gift-giving this year. If you know the young woman well, it’s far easier to select a present with personal meaning to give her. If you don’t know much about her, the gift you choose to give will likely be something she may need to buy for herself in the future.
The best Christmas gift ideas for teenage & college-age girls foster a sense of individuality and independence. As young women leave the nest, they need items that help them feel safe, secure, and capable of handling life on their own. The gifts listed here are fun and functional. They allow the recipient to express herself and carve her own space in the world.
This guide helps you identify the things that teenage and college-age girls want for themselves for Christmas. Each suggestion explains why it is of use to young women. By the time you’re done reading the listings, you’ll be an expert at buying for teenage and college-age girls.
Photo Frames and Photo Displays
What young woman doesn’t want to celebrate the important moments in her life with photos of her family and friends? Photo frames and photo displays allow her to do just that. They’re decorative and sentimental. With so many ornate options to choose from, there is a frame or display that fits her personality perfectly.
- GALLERY STYLE 4 x 6 PICTURE FRAME: Luna is a multi picture frame and photo collage frame that makes...
- DISPLAY PHOTOS, ARTWORK, ILLUSTRATIONS & MORE: Use Luna to showcase 9 of your favorite 4x6 photos in...
- WALL ART & PHOTO DISPLAY: Luna doubles as a photo display and wall art with a simple elegant plastic...
Amazon Kindle Tablet and Case with Wireless Keyboard
Lightweight and portable, this is the gift that keeps on giving for years. Loaded with exciting features that allow girls to read ebooks, watch their favorite movies and TV shows, play games, and access the internet, an Amazon Kindle tablet with wireless keyboard case makes traveling between school and work and home and college much more enjoyable. It’s something she can easily pack in her purse or bag and enjoy her wait more.
- Brilliant 10.1" 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), up to 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM,...
- Our largest display, now with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band...
- Use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the...
A Favorite Movie or TV Series on DVDs and Snacks
Watching movies or TV shows with friends is a real possibility when the teenage or college-age girl has DVD versions to take with her to a friend’s house, apartment, or dorm room. This type of gift is appealing because it encourages her to relax and enjoy premium entertainment and snacks without feeling an ounce of guilt. She doesn’t need to change out of her pajamas or spend a lot of money on a popcorn combo at the theater, either.
- Pre-owned; great condition; no damage to disc
- Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, James Pickens Jr. (Actors)
- English (Subtitle)
Mirror for Applying Make-Up
Girls who want to ‘glow-up’ need the best tools for applying make-up. They may be trying to prepare for the day using a standard hand mirror without great success. A lighted mirror meant specifically for applying make-up helps them achieve that flawless finish perfect for posting pics on social media. Some mirrors come with built-in ‘selfie-rings’ for the right amount of illumination with every photo shot.
A Beautiful Journal or Stationery Set
Journaling has known physical and mental health benefits. It gives young women a place to explore their thoughts and dreams. It provides them with a safe space to vent as well as record daily occurrences, so she doesn’t forget them. Beautiful stationery can be used to send letters and postcards to family and friends back home while a girl is away at camp or college.
- Hardcover Book
- Peter Pauper Press (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
A Curling Iron
Special occasions call for big, beautiful curls. With a styling tool, young women can curl their hair quickly before heading out the door for a dance, date or job interview. Curling irons range in size, too, making them portable enough to take to the gym and travel with. A curling iron bag allows them to put the heating tool inside of it and go without fear of burning something in the process.
- 【Travel Friendly】: Dual voltage (100V-240V) for worldwide use, ideal to bring along with you
- [BIGGER WAVES] 410°F highest heat setting, MiroPure 1.25 inch curling iron barrel for long-lasting...
- [FAST HEATING] Instant 30-seconds heat-up with extra-long cool tip and nonslip grip handle, safe to...
Tickets to a Movie Theater or Concert Venue
If the young lady you’re buying a gift for loves pop culture and the entertainment industry, she likely has favorite movie stars and musicians. Giving her the gift of movie theater or concert tickets allows her to be part of the scene. She can gather her best girlfriends and enjoy a night at the cinema or the hottest music venue. It’s one way for her to create a memory that she never forgets.
Protecting a laptop is impossible without a good case. Choosing one of the trendiest colors, patterns, or materials is a great way to get the teen or college student to take care of her electronic equipment. With extra padding shielding the computer from damage, she’ll feel comfortable taking it wherever she goes.
- Dachee Waterproof shockproof laptop shoulder bag is light and easy to carry
- Say Goodbye to dull color laptop bag,our special patten laptop bag make you unique
- Made of high quality canvas and thick metal zipper puller,metal buckle.Our bag is strong and durable...
Every girl can use some pampering after a long day of lectures, taking tests, and working at a full-time or part-time job. A manicure/pedicure kit allows young women to keep their fingernails and toenails looking great without spending a lot of money to do so. It’s one way for them to practice self-care regularly.
- MULTI-FUNCTIONAL:A care set of three functions must meet what you need,include hand care,facial...
- PORTABLE:The manicure set is small and lightweight.It is easy to put it in the bag for traveling or...
- DURABLE:All the tools are made of quality stainless steel,never rusts,extreme hardness,keep sharp 10...
Pretty Tumbler and Starbucks Gift Card
When pulling an all-nighter, coffee is a must because it keeps students awake and alert. Girls can take their Starbucks gift card and tumbler to their favorite coffee shop to get the beverage and snack of their choice. It gives them the fuel needed to study like a boss.
- These Ramblers come standard with our YETI MagSlider Lid, the only drink lid that uses the power of...
- Our Ramblers are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay...
- Dracut is a durable coat of color that won't fade, peel, or crack through extended field use and...
Flat Iron Styling Wand
Girls with curly hair know the struggle of keeping it looking neat. A flat iron allows them to straighten their strands with the greatest of ease. A cordless or travel-size flat iron travels with them to the gym, a friend’s house, and on vacation where it gets the most use.
- 【NEGATIVE ION TECHNOLOGY】Titanium flat iron use the advanced PTC ceramic heater.Ultra-s...
- 【FLAT IRON & CURLING IRON】KIPOZI Hair Straightener in round shape is designed for creating...
- 【FIT FOR ALL TYPES HAIR】 Adjustable Temperature and LCD display is easy for you to understand...
A Case for a Mobile Phone
Young ladies who like to accessorize also enjoy expressing themselves through the cases they put on their phones. By giving the girl a new phone case, you’re allowing her to show others what type of things she’s into at the moment. Phone cases can be TV show or character-related, solid-colored, patterned, embellished with glitter, or even be made of fake fur or similar fuzzy materials.
- [Compatible with Apple iphone 7/8 Plus]: This Matone Clear Case perfectly fits your iphone 7 Plus/8...
- [Ultra clear hybrid case]: Clear TPU case is thin and lightweight for flexible durability. Clear...
- [Shock Absorption TPU Bumper Cushion]: Corner bumpers protection for drops. Soft TPU materials offer...
Emergency Kit for the Car
If the young lady drives, you can prepare her for auto-related emergencies by buying her a kit for her car. Compact and ready-to-use at a moment’s notice, it’s packed full of the things she needs if her car were to become disabled. If a college student drives back and forth from school and her parents’ home, she’ll want the added security of a car care kit.
- Flashlight with batteries
- Keep in your car
- 8 gauge heavy duty booster cable
A Fashion Scarf
One of the most accessible and most versatile accessories there is, a fashion scarf takes seconds to put on and adds a pop of color, pattern, or texture to an outfit. It doesn’t take up much space in a girl’s closet, either, which is a concern of college students living in small dorm rooms or apartments. Scarves come in an array of styles, colors, patterns, and materials, making it easy to personalize the gift you give.
- SIZE: 79L*23W Inches,Include the tassel.
- The best quality yarn and cotton processing
- soft and close to the skin, the manufacturers commitment does not fade, no pilling
Gift Card for Gas
Any girl with a car knows the price of gas. It’s likely one of the most significant expenses she has. A gift card for gas allows you to fill her tank once or twice. It gives her peace of mind knowing that she can drive to school, work, and home without the gas needle sitting on E for Empty.
Skin Care Products or Set
Today’s teenage and college-age girl cares a lot about how her skin looks. She wants it to be dewy and blemish-free so she can go places without wearing makeup. Gifting her skin care products or a set containing several products allows her to keep her skin looking clean and healthy always.
- Reveal glowing skin with the 3 item Aveeno Ultimate Radiance Collection Skincare Gift Set complete...
- Use the 5-ounce Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub for softer, brighter, more...
- The smoothing and brightening .35 ounce Positively Radiant MaxGlow Peel Off Mask gently exfoliates...
Digital Photo Frame
Rather than keep all their photos on their phones, give the girl in your life a digital photo frame. She can keep all of her favorite pictures on it. The frame will scroll through all the photos loaded onto it so that there’s something new to look at continuously.
- THE SUPERIOR NON-WIFI DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME: Enjoy crisp, vivid photos (JPEG) and videos (MJPEG-4)...
- DISPLAY THOUSANDS OF PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Enjoy all your favorite memories on the NIX Advance Digital...
- EASY PLUG AND PLAY: Set up your Frame in minutes; Just insert a USB stick or a memory card (SD/SDHC)...
Being able to tell the time in settings where phones aren’t permitted is essential. Teenage and college-age girls appreciate the beauty and simplicity of a fashion watch. Choosing one where the band can be switched out allows the recipient of your gift to have multiple options that match what she wears.
- 38mm case, 18mm band width, mineral crystal, Quartz movement with three hand analog display,...
- Round stainless steel case, with a black dial
- Quartz Movement
Digital Alarm Clock
No girl wants to wake up late for class and rush through her morning routine. This gift, although practical, is very sought-after. The alarm on the phone isn’t always loud enough to wake a sleeping beauty. A digital alarm clock, however, can wake up the neighborhood when the volume is turned up.
- ⏰【7 Colors Light & Natural Sounds for Kids】The 7 colored sunrise light is considerately...
- ⏰【Intelligent Sunrise / Sunset Simulation】Simply set your alarm time, the wake up light will...
- ⏰【Personalized Alarm Settings】Uneasy to get up from your bed? Upgraded snooze function gives...
Perfect for a night out, a wristlet holds all the essentials a girl needs while out for the evening. There’s room for her phone, driver’s license or ID, cash, and a tube of lipstick. She doesn’t need to carry her entire purse with her to the school dance or nightclub that way.
- Signature MK print coated twill with gold-tone hardware
- Measures 8.5"W X 5"L X 1"D
- Interior: Slit Pocket
Nail Art Supplies
One of the hottest trends today is nail art. Girls of all ages love to take care of their nails and express themselves through the use of colors, images, and glitter. They can do many things to make them stand out from painting them neon colors to applying geometric designs or entire galaxies onto their fingernails and toenails.
- Professional Nail Art kit include: 15pcs nail art brushes set, 5pcs nail art 2-way drawing dotting...
- 15pcs Nail art brushes set: 2 Flat Fan Brushes; 1 Angled Head Brush; 1 Pattern Brush; 2 Liner...
- 5pcs Double-ended dotting pens for nail: each is end with a large ball and another end with a small...
Mini Travel Hair Dryer
Young ladies know the hassle of trying to air-dry their hair. A mini travel hair dryer allows them to achieve the look that they love without relying on a hotel hair dryer that only works part of the time. The heat tool allows them to dry their hair quickly so they can be out the door enjoying their vacation.
- The Conair 1600 Watt Folding Handle Hair Dryer folds right into your busy lifestyle
- Lightweight travel blow dryer with folding handle for compact storage; only weights 1pounds
- Dual Voltage great for travel
Chalkboard Message Board
From writing out favorite quotes to serving as a message board for friends, a chalkboard memo board is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. It can be erased and used repeatedly. If a girl loves hand lettering, she can try her hand at using different lettering techniques to make her messages stand out.
- BEAUTIFULLY HANDCRAFTED - Our Rustic Countertop Chalkboards are handcrafted with care and attention...
- VERSATILE DESIGN - Our small Chalkboard Easel was designed with maximum versatility. It can be used...
- MAGNETIC CHALKBOARD SURFACE - Enjoy the added bonus of having a magnetic surface for pictures,...
Phone Charger for the Car
An absolute essential, a phone charger for the car is a must-have. It allows her to have a way to charge her phone while driving. If an emergency came up, she’d be able to call for assistance because the battery a full battery enables her to.
- The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by America's leading USB charging brand.
- Advanced Charging Technology: PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to provide the fastest possible...
- Certified Safe: Anker's MultiProtect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your...
Hoodie from the School of Her Choice
Showing school pride is easy with an oversized hoodie. Not only is it warm, but it’s also comfortable. The girl that receives this type of gift appreciates its novelty and how it lets others know where she goes to school or hopes to attend college at one day.
Oversized Beanbag Chair
Great for lounging around on, this gift is the height of comfort. It’s an alternative solution to bedroom or dorm room furnishings. An oversized bean bag can take a lot of abuse yet still look fantastic at year’s end. It’s great for seating friends when a girl is limited in space, too.
- It’s all about the FOAM: Cozy Foam’s long smooth strands are designed for maximum comfort and...
- It really is about the FOAM: Cozy Foam is made from 100% CertiPUR-US certified foam. CertiPUR-US...
- PROTECTIVE LINER: Durable Cozy Sack liners protect our patent pending bean bag filler and make it...
Perfect for the girl who loves to take selfies and photos with friends, make-up kits range in size, style, and price. They’re a welcome sight for teenagers and college students who love dressing up and feel that makeup is yet another way to express themselves. Beauty influencers on Instagram and YouTube especially love receiving makeup as a gift.
- 5 Pieces Basic Big Kabuki Makeup Brushes and 9 Pieces precise eye makeup brushes
- SOFT and SILKY to the touch, the brushes are dense and shaped well.
- Soft but firm to apply makeup, the bristles also do not fall out during the makeup application...
Warmer for Car Seat
If the young lady you’re buying for lives in a state that experiences four seasons, she will appreciate this gift more than you know. If a vehicle doesn’t already have warmers built into its seats, having ones that you place over the seat is ideal. She can use them throughout the colder months of the year to keep herself and her friends warm.
- Comfortable & Warm Feature - For 12V models only! Big Ant heated seat cushion for car, designed with...
- Plug-and-Play in Security - Equipped with Overheat Protection Thermostat, our heated seat cushions...
- Natural and Efficient for Non-slip Accessories - luxury car seat pad / heat pad /heated seat cover...
Initial or Monogram Jewelry
Unique and personal, initial jewelry and monogram jewelry are something that teens and college-age girls love to wear. It allows them to take pride in their name and cherish the sentimental gift you’ve given them. Initial jewelry can be gold or silver, metal or plastic, colored, or translucent.
- Wearing an initial is a classic way to make a statement! Show off your first name, your new last...
- Our Alphabet Initial Pendant Necklace is 3/8" in Diameter and 18" with a 2" extender adjustable...
- ✦ MADE WITH LOVE ✦ This unique and heartfelt product is beautifully packaged and ready...
Some occasions call for a sweet and satisfying treat. With an S’mores maker, girls will never be without something yummy to eat. Best of all, they can make S’mores for their entire family or circle of friends. It’s perfect for parties and special events.
- S'mores maker kit features two built-in s'mores making stations for easy and clean fun
- Includes one can of proprietary Sterno S'mores Heat Fuel for marshmallow roasting
- Roasting screen for even toasting and flame protection
A good pair of shades is essential. It helps teens and college-age girls see while driving. It protects their eyes while they’re at the pool, lake, and beach. It’s also a fashionable way to accessorize themselves.
- UV400 PROTECTION FOR YOUR EYES – SojoS's anti-glare lenses can block 100% of both UVA and UVB...
- HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS – These SojoS vintage aviator sunglasses are made of high-quality metal...
- PERFECT ALL ROUNDER – These SojoS sunglasses are the perfect choice for outdoor sports and...
Bath and Body Products
A little pampering goes a long way. Girls can relax and enjoy the soothing scents of their favorite bath and body products. This gift is one that will be appreciated and used often, especially if the young woman is on a budget and not able to buy these items for herself regularly.
- 12 uniquely handcrafted bath bombs. Functional and relaxing. Great Mothers day gifts.
- Truly made in California, USA freshly with premium USA natural ingredients - fizzes with colors,...
- Therapeutic and Moisturizing bath bombs, formulated for Normal/Dry skin
Fuzzy Socks or Slippers
Another item of comfort, fuzzy socks, and slippers are always welcome. Teenage girls and college-age girls love lounging around between work and school. Having something soft and cozy on their feet is something they look forward to especially during the colder months of the year.
- GREAT MATERIAL - Our women fuzzy socks are made of premium microfiber,are super soft, fluffy...
- PERFECT VALUE - Wearing super soft cozy socks while you go to bed, it will keep your body warm and...
- GENERAL SERIES - One pack includes 3 different style warm fluffy socks. You can match them with any...
Selfie Stick or Tripod for Phone
Young women love to take photos wherever they go. A selfie stick or tripod for their phone allows them to create the perfect shot for their Facebook and Instagram accounts. It allows them to set the scene before taking a photo, which is very handy especially while they are traveling.
- SUPERIOR QUALITY, WOBBLE FREE SELFIES, COMPARED TO LIGHTWEIGHT STICKS > Ultra Extendable To Industry...
- PRO GRADE WHEN PHONE SAFETY MATTERS, DROP SAFE > You Get Two Different Phone Mounts & Mirror Mount,...
- FAST CONNECTING BLUETOOTH REMOTE FOR USE WITH MOST PHONES > Rechargeable Battery, Never Replace...
A gorgeous gift idea that is rife with sentimental value is a charm bracelet. Girls can add charms to it as they go to different places. It can reflect their interests, extracurricular activities, goals, and dreams, too. It’s a fun way to remember trips and milestone events with a new charm.
- Hand Polished Heart Initial Bracelet, 26 Available Alphabet Can Choose. Letter B.
- Chain Length:19cm(Not Include Lobster and Heart). Chain Width: 6MM. Heart Size:15*16MM.
- Meterial: Stainless Steel. Lobster-claw Clasp, Easy to Wear and Take Off.
Cooking Gear and Cookbooks
Every young woman needs to eat! If she’s on her own for the first time, it becomes imperative for her to have the right tools to create delicious meals. Luckily, cooking gear and cookbooks give her a distinct advantage. You’ll find recipes for every type of cuisine available, including plant-based vegetarian and vegan options.
- DURABLE NONSTICK: Hard titanium reinforced, scratch resistant and toxin free nonstick interior...
- THERMO SPOT INDICATOR: Ring turns solid red to show when pans are perfectly preheated and ready for...
- RIVETED HANDLES & VENTED LIDS: Handles are designed for comfort and safety; Vented tempered glass...
The Perfect Present for Every Teenage and College-Age Girl in Your Life
The best Christmas gift ideas for teenage & college-age girls range in price, style, and meaning. This guide is packed full of suggestions for you to choose from. The only issue you’ll have is narrowing down the incredible choices to one or two gift items because there is a lot to choose from.
Now that you’ve read about why each gift idea works well for teens and college-age girls, you’ll be able to power through your gift list with ease. You’ll have picked out the perfect present for each young woman in your life, and they’ll be extremely grateful for your gift.