Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s Christmas Gift Guide for Teen Girls.
Below you will find clothes, shoes, decor, games, and accessories that teen girls are bound to love for Christmas 2021.
Casual sneakers are always at the top of my girls' list for any birthday or holiday. These sporty All In Go Platform Sneakers by Dr. Scholl's come in three different colors and offer cushioning, comfort, and support.
Tip: Teenage girls care about their hair. As such, they will love any gift that will help them tame their curls, add volume to straight hair, or create a new look. Mermade Hair is the perfect brand for teen girls as all of their products come in adorable colors and packaging.
If your girl loves the look of crimped or wavy hair, she will love the simplicity of the Pro Waver Mini 25mm and the 22mm Cutie Waver. Both wavers create beachy, perfectly 90s waves in minutes! Perfect for both busy school days and special events!
Another HOT gift idea is Mermade Hair's Hair Dryer. Perfectly pretty in pink, this hair dryer looks cute - but is also a high-tech, thoughtfully-designed appliance. The best feature, by far, is that it "uses iconic airflow technology to increase moisture retention protecting hair from long term damage." If the gift recipient has curly hair, add on the Diffuser for only $8, which will help decrease frizz and define her gorgeous ringlets.
If you want to spend under $30, go with The Pony Kit - which includes one clear claw clip, one pink scrunchie, 25 thin ties, 10 thick nylon ties, 6 clear coily ties, 50 bobby pins, 25 clear elastics, 1 pink comb, and pony gel - all in a pink clear case.
Finally, when you go to stuff her stockings, toss in some Grip Clips, which will help her feel like a professional stylist. These pink clips will allow her to section off hair for easy braiding, curling, or crimping.
If she has a little bit of country in her and generally yearns for "wide open spaces," she'll probably be mighty pleased by the apparel and accessory options from Idyllwind. From casual basics to fancy frills, this brand offers lots of variety for this age group. Be sure to pick up a few bandana hair scrunchies for stocking stuffers too!
If you know a teen girl with curly hair, bless her with LUS shampoo, conditioner, and styling cream. I didn't discover curly hair products until after college and they forever changed the way I style and view my hair (I love having curly hair, for the record).
Help her know what to do, what to say, and what to wear in a variety of situations - from school to parties to part-time jobs. These two books - How to Be a Lady (published in 2001, expanded in 2012) and 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know (published in 2011) - offer timeless advice in short, pithy statements.
Sweatshirts have been in style for teenagers for decades and, why not? They are cozy, comfortable, and soft! This corduroy logo version in a gentle blush color is sure to be a hit! Don't forget boot socks for a stocking stuffer!
Would you believe that an autobiography about a Bible smuggler could read as a thrilling mystery? God's Smuggler does! It's thought-provoking, challenging, and educational. An excellent pick for ages 14 to adult!
Know a talented young artist? Browse the professional-level art supplies by Tombow!
Rest assured, art supplies are not a boring present. To a teenager who loves art, they are a gold mine! Our two daughters instantly glow when they receive premium art supplies and they make good use of them.
Pictured above are the Alcohol-Based Art Markers in the Nature Palette. The brush tips work like a paintbrush to create fine, medium, or bold strokes. For a complete gift, you can wrap it up with an accompanying sophisticated marker case.
The Colored Pencil Dictionaries are also an elegant choice. The set comes with 30 beautifully crafted pencils with soft lead that is a delight to use for sketching of any kind.
If a teenager in your life is enrolled in AP courses, consider gifting her with a test prep course or manual for the class she is taking. She'll be grateful for the extra resources as she prepares for the test this spring.
Hackett's Test Prep Manual is one of only a few books we've discovered for AP Latin (which we've heard is one of the hardest AP tests offered). Published semi-recently (in 2020), this manual provides "comprehensive coverage of the AP Latin syllabus" plus a number of practice questions.
Our older girls both requested tinted sunscreen after a recent visit to the dermatologist. In fact, the dermatologist specifically recommended the EltaMD Skincare line for teens.
EltaMD's tinted sunscreens are a great alternative to foundation because they provide a great natural glow while offering the added benefit of sun protection and deep hydration.
Your teen will love these new chelsea sneakers from Saola. Made of vegan leather, they are lightweight and comfy! Perfect for school, home, or out and about.
A good pair of boots will take her so many places! This new arrival from Jambu & Co is crafted of water-resistant genuine leather and is just the right heel height for comfort. The mid-calf length lends itself to being dressy without pretentious. Plus, they're easy to take on and off, thanks to the full zipper. She'll wear these all winter!
Some of the products in the list below were sent to us to try. Other products are ones that we purchased ourselves or were given by family members and friends. Know that I will always provide both the pros and cons of each featured product. You are welcome to send any follow-up questions to me via twitter (I’m @stephsheaffer).