Cool Yet Meaningful Gift Ideas For Your Teenage Daughter


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The holiday season is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to make a list and search for the perfect present for your loved ones. If you’ve got a teenage daughter, chances are you’re probably struggling to come up with a gift idea that she’ll love.

Shopping for a present for your child may have been easier when she was a lot younger, but now that she’s a young adult, you may be tempted to hand her some cash or a gift card so she can pick out what she wants and call it a day. But instead of giving a financial present, there are other things that you can give your child that will create a special memory that will stay with her for a long time.

Here are some cool yet meaningful gift ideas for your teenage daughter.

Gifts that grow

Caring for a living thing, such as plants, fosters responsibility, and is beneficial for a teenage child’s mental wellbeing.

This year, give your daughter a thoughtful and non-wasteful present such as a few potted mini succulents, or an attractive flowering or indoor plant in a pretty container.

Given that indoor gardening is so popular among young people these days, giving your teenage daughter a few plants to care for will not only remind your child that you’re aware of the trends, but you’ll also enable her to add a touch of nature to her bedroom. 

Gifts that encourage creativity

Most teenage girls love presents that enable them to showcase their creativity, so be observant and see what your child likes to make.

For instance, if she likes to create digital art, then a new drawing tablet or a book about digital painting may be the perfect present for her. Girls who love photography will certainly love a digital or a Polaroid camera– if you go with the latter, make sure to include several boxes of film with your present.

Meanwhile, if your child loves to write poetry or stories, give them a gift of their very own domain so they can publish their work online, or perhaps a quality pair of noise-canceling headphones to help them focus while they work. Those who love to write the old-fashioned way will love a set of colorful gel pens, or a nice fountain pen bundled with a premium notebook such as a Leuchtturm 1917 or a Moleskine journal. 

Gifts that support their interests

Perhaps your child is a fan of a movie or book series. Or maybe they’re music fans or they love a certain band.

Whatever it is, give your teenage daughter a gift that lets her know that you support their interests. Authentic merchandise from their favorite bands or series, a vintage-style record player, or a ticket for their favorite act’s virtual concert are great gifts to give your daughter, and these presents will show them that you respect their interests and the things that they’re passionate about. 

This holiday season, give your teenage daughter presents that show them how much you care. Consider these cool yet meaningful gift ideas to remind her that she matters and that she’s loved by you. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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