10 Birthday Gifts Cool Enough to Impress A Teenage Girl

It can be difficult to keep up with teen culture. In a world of constantly evolving memes, regularly updating fashion blogs, and lightning fast communication, you just have to accept the fact that the teen girl in your life will always be up on a trend that you never even knew existed. However, you’re in luck. We've complied a list of trending teen girl gifts.

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Nike Air Force 1 ‘07
These clean white sneakers are too cool.

Vendor: Nike
Price: $90

Even if you have very minimal contact with the world of young people, you probably know that shoes — more specifically, sneakers — have become a major focus in the world of fashion. Shoes can tell you a lot about someone, and these shoes will tell the world that your teen girl is one fashionable chick. She’ll thank you for allowing her to follow in her favorite Instagrammer’s steps — literally.

FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment
For pretty and healthy lips.

Vendor: Sephora 
Price: $24

Lately, there’s a big focus on skincare in makeup, and these sugar balms from Fresh fit right in. Not only do they tint the lips a pretty shade of pink, they also moisturize the lips and provide protection from the sun with an SPF of 15. Reviewers across the internet rave about this product, so it’s likely that after she tries it, your teen girl won’t be able to live without it.

Book: Sourdough
A coming-of-age adventure any teen will love.

Vendor: Barnes & Noble 
Price: $23.49

Being a teenage girl isn’t all about clothing and makeup. It’s also about exploring the world and discovering new talents and hobbies. Sourdough by Robin Sloan, is a book that features a young computer programmer, Lois Clary, who is given a mysterious sourdough starter. This leads her to wander away from her draining and dull job, and delve into the vibrant, colorful world of the culinary arts. It’s a magnificent and strange novel that’s ultimately about the beauty of self-exploration — something that every young girl should check out.

These headphones are popular for a reason.

Vendor: Apple 
Price: $159

You don’t have to understand the meme, but what you do have to know is that Airpods are a status symbol. They’re the embodiment of cool. So, naturally, any teenage girl would be ecstatic to receive them as a gift. And, for all their flash, they’re actually pretty functional too, with clear acoustics, voice-activated Siri, and — of course — no wires to get in her way.

Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp
Bohemian vibes and a soothing glow.

Vendor: Wayfair 
Price: $31.99

A lamp made out of salt may seem a little weird, but this lamp has a rough, Bohemian look that fits right into most teen’s aesthetic. Not only does it look nice in her room, especially when lit, these lamps have actually been shown to help with anxiety and purify the air. A teenager’s room is sure to be laden with technology, which emit positive ions that can imbalance our bodies. The lamp, on the other hand, gives off negative ions that can help to combat this problem while also sending an increased amount of oxygen to the brain, which essentially makes us feel more energetic.

Adidas Saturday Hat
No one can argue with a classic black baseball cap.

Vendor: Adidas 
Price: $20

Simplicity and brand recognition is all the rage, and this black Adidas hat ticks both of those boxes neatly. The hat itself is cotton, but it features a sweat-wicking material in the sweatband around the inner rim. It’s adjustable, comfortable, and most importantly, looks super cool.

Quilted Faux Suede Fanny Pack
A girly, but edgy accessory.

Vendor: Forever 21 
Price: $17.99

The rumors are true — fanny packs are back in style. This quilted belt bag is a little more elegant than your typical fanny pack, but it’s still edgy enough to speak to your teenage girl in a language she will understand. It’s also a great way for her to carry her phone or any other trinkets.

Eat Cake 4 Piece Gift Set
It smells almost as yummy as it looks.

Vendor: ULTA Beauty 
Price: $20.00

Your teen deserves some pampering, and this bath set is the perfect way to invite her to indulge in some self-care.The set includes sweet smelling frosting body wash, body lotion, body scrub, and a cupcake fizzer.

Motile Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Let your teen rock out to high-quality acoustics.

Vendor: Walmart 
Price: $34.99

All teenage girls need a way to blast their tunes and annoy their parents, and this cute portable speaker is the perfect candidate. It’s water-resistant, featuring bluetooth as well as input and output ports that are covered neatly by a silicone flap to protect them. It’s small, easy to use, and produces a high-quality sound — what more could you ask?

Cold Brew Coffee Maker
A sophisticated coffee for a sophisticated (almost) adult.

Vendor: Bed, Bath & Beyond
Price: $29.69

With the stress of school and the entire college process, teenage girls need their coffee to keep them going. With this cold brew maker, they can get their caffeine without running up a huge Starbucks bill. The brewer is easy to use and easy to store, though it is unfortunately hand wash. It’s worth it for the smooth, sweet, and long-lasting finish this brewing tool provides. This cold brew stays fresh for up to 14 days — if she can resist drinking it for that long. 

In short, whatever gift you settle upon, just remember to keep in mind your teen’s unique taste. Or, play it safe with a gift card to any of the retailers mentioned right here on Gift Card Granny.