February 25, 2021
Tween and teen girls are not renowned for being the easiest to deal with at, well, anything, but when it comes to gift buying even more so. They already have their opinions firmly “fixed” but that could of course change at any given moment (or second, as the case may be). One day they’ll *literally die* if they don’t have something, only for it to be “so over” the next month. So, when it comes to gift buying for tweens or teen girls shopping can be a minefield. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a few tips on how to get it right and our best gift guide choices for teen and tween girls.
Take inspiration from their influences - Both tween and teen girls are highly influenced by the world around them – the celebrities they idolise, the influencers they follow on Tik Tok and YouTube, and perhaps most importantly, their friends. With teens especially, one girl owning something will generally mean the rest of their group will follow in a matter of months. So if you’re ever stuck for inspiration, look to their friendship group! What does everyone have? What are they lusting over? That’s a great starting point.
Don’t “baby” them - The fastest way to lose a teen’s respect is by treating them younger than they are. Yes, they may only be 15, but they don’t want to be that age – or at least they don’t want to appear that age. It can be hard to tread the line between age appropriate and too young, but if in doubt, go for something that is a couple years older than what you think – they’ll never turn their nose up at something that’s older and “cooler” but it will be a definite fail if you choose something that their kid sister would use. The same applies to tween girls. They are at an awkward crossroads between kid and teen and everything feels strange and doesn’t quite fit. They often feel really displaced because even clothes stores don’t really accommodate this stage – so tread carefully with purchases that are age appropriate, but also acknowledge their move into the next phase of their lives
Need a little more help? Here are our top picks of gifts to buy for teens or tween girls.
The best gifts for Tween girls
Blossom Mini Roll-On Lip Gloss Set $13.97: Glossy, untinted, and beautiful to boot, this is a “makeup” feeling product, without it actually being makeup, which makes it the perfect fit.
Crazy Rumors Bubblegum Lip Balm, $7.50: A great entry-level product that will nourish the lips and make them feel grown up. All natural, vegan and it smells delicious, you can’t go wrong.
Blossom Coconut Nectar Natural Perfume Oil, $15.95: A natural, alcohol free “perfume” infused with real flowers and jojoba oil, it’s the ultimate accessory, without having any nasties that could potentially upset delicate hormones,
The best gifts for Teen girls
The Cottage Greenhouse Moroccan Red Clay Face Mask, $31.47: The masking trend shows no signs of slowing down, plus this one will leave their skin glowing and perfectly detoxed.
Hanami Tootsie Nail Polish Mini Pack, $38.95: The perfect edit on on-trend colours in a non-toxic formulation. Perfect for those sleepovers where the girls want to have a pamper session.
Kynd Scent Wild Flower Natural Perfume, $65: A beautiful, delicate natural scent that’s free from all nasties (including phthalates), it’s a perfect first-time fragrance that won’t have them smelling like every other girl in school.