Perfect Gift Ideas for Your Teenage Daughter

As your daughter grows up, it’s probably getting harder to buy gifts for her. Teenage girls can be tricky at times and it seems like there’s no pleasing them. So, when it comes to their birthdays, how could you possibly know what to surprise them with? Unless they give you a specific gift that they want, it can feel like you’re walking blind. Fortunately, there are lots of perfect ideas for teenage girl’s gifts. Here are some:

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Fashion Photo Shoot

This isn’t just fun, it’s ‘essential’ for all teenage girls. Your daughter probably has a few social media accounts and on those accounts are her best pictures of herself. She’ll jump at the chance to have professional pictures taken in her best outfits. You could even get her friends involved and the photographer can take pictures of them together. That way it’s ideal for capturing memories too.

Spa Day

Let’s be honest, life as a teenage girl can be rough. Exams, acne, boys…the list goes on. It’s time for figuring out who they are and that can be hard work. A day away from all the confusion can do wonders, and you can even attempt to make it a day where you bond with her by tagging along. You’ll be surprised by how she may let her guard down when she’s relaxed.

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Shopping Spree

What teenage girl doesn’t need a new top to impress the guy she likes? No girl can refuse shopping for new outfits and there’s almost always a social event to shop for. Treat her to a new outfit, some jewelry and shoes, and you may get back in her good books for a while. It isn’t likely to last long, but take what you can get.

Pets as Presents

Having a pet can be fun, so surprising your teen with a pet can be one of their special moments. Especially if they were eyeing a cute poodle or kitty of their choice. Great way to becoming a pet parent.

A Culture day

If your daughter is more into books than boys, plan a day that you know she’ll love. Perhaps you could visit a museum or attend a book signing with one of her favourite authors. She may even be into science fiction conventions, like Comic-Con. Events like these only happen once a year most of the time but you could get your hands on the tickets ready for her birthday as a surprise.

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Perhaps your teenage daughter is more into her music. Whether she has a band/singer or she’s more into quiet acoustic sets, there’s sure to be something going on that you can take her to. Look at local events happening around the time of her birthday and get something organized. The whole family could go for a meal afterward to celebrate.

Outdoor Pursuits

If you have a teenage daughter that’s a bit of an adrenaline junkie, you could consider organizing some outdoor pursuits. It’s easy to find activities like go-karting, quad biking and assault courses these days because they’re so popular. Get her friends together and plan a day out. They can compete against each other, with the winner getting a special prize.

It’s difficult to find the perfect gift for any teenager, but once you do, the smiles are worth it!

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  • TheZenFashionista

    I like the photoshoot idea! Would have loved that 🙂

    May 23, 2017 at 2:04 am Reply
  • Masshole Mommy

    So many great ideas. I think a spa day would be an awesome gift for anyone 🙂

    May 23, 2017 at 2:04 am Reply
  • Katina Davenport

    I'm crying a little on the inside. My daughter is turning 10 soon. She's getting to the age when it's getting harder to give her gifts.

    May 23, 2017 at 2:04 am Reply
  • Jackie

    These are great ideas and I'm not too far off from a teenager so I know I would have loved these a few years ago. The photo shoot would have been so fun.

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Jessica Taylor

    I think a photo shoot is a FANTASTIC idea! Girls love getting dolled up and feeling like the center of attention!

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Jay Colby

    These are all perfect gift ideas. The spa sounds like it would be so relaxing!

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • AiringMyLaundry

    I will keep this in mind. My daughter will be a teen in a few years. I know she'd love a photoshoot since she enjoys taking photos now.

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Shannon Patterson

    The spa day and fashion photo shoot would be my favorite! These are great ideas for a picky teen.

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Kaylee

    These are all great gift ideas for teenagers. I would have loved the photo shoot idea growing up.

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Milton Goh

    These are some great ideas!! I like the fashion photoshoot one especially! It's true, with all the Insta-famous people now, teens get caught up in presenting the best side of themselves on their social media 🙂

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Jenn Goggin

    YES as they get older all gifts get harder. I was really struggling with my pre-teens Easter basket last month. Thanks for sharing these ideas. I have one turning 12 in July so I will def keep these in mind!

    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • John Dale Obedoza

    thank god my daughter is still on pre-teenage years. these talks about fashion is giving me a heart attack.

    May 24, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
  • David Elliott

    These are great ideas here. I know that I have my daughter having a birthday party coming up and I know that I don't want to get things for her that I think she needs but that she would appreciate and help her out.

    May 24, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
  • ana de jesus

    These are all great ways of treating your kids but I think my favourite has to be the spa. A fashion photo shoot is definitely a prerequisite x

    May 24, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Ashvin Nankoo

    COMIC CON! I do not have daughter but my niece would love this. She is starting to get into superwomen and wonderwomen and she would love this. This would make an awesome birthday present!

    May 24, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Anosa

    Indeed such a nice list. So many great options that we can buy to teens and the list are just perfect.

    May 24, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Enjoy London

    Really nice ideas I keep them in mind for my daughter!'

    May 24, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Chiara D

    So many great ideas for a little woman! The spa is my favorite!

    May 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply
  • Ravi

    Good points on different activities here..My daughter is 4 year old and already loves music and dance. She has a list of selected songs she listens to regularly :)..

    May 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth O.

    It would be nice to give the the gift of experience, like travel. But I'm sure they're going to enjoy shopping so much more. Lol. These are all lovely ideas!

    May 25, 2017 at 6:22 pm Reply
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