The teenage years can be tricky, but between 15- and 18-years old teenagers are busy gaining the skills they need to become responsible adults so this is a crucial time and it’s important to continue to build strong relationships throughout these years. Most 15-year-old girls have developed a strong sense of independence and confidence in their own opinions and some may even have a bit of a rebellious nature, but this is all a part of growing up and usually nothing to worry about.
Understanding a teen’s development can help to build those strong relationships they need in order to mature and can also help you to select an appropriate gift for them! We’ve brought together a selection of gifts to help you choose a gift that will suit a 15-year-old girl.
1. Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
Reading for pleasure is the biggest factor in determining academic success, so it’s something that we should definitely encourage. Screen-time can be an issue for 15-year-olds who love and use technology and often end up glued to devices, but the Kindle is both technologically advanced, and safe from many of the drawbacks of other screens and devices.
The Kindle Paperwhite E-reader is purpose-built for reading, and the screen and front light adjust to different environmental conditions to keep the screen glare-free and no different to reading from paper. This is obviously beneficial to developing eyes, and also eliminates the worry of too much blue-light exposure which can disrupt sleep. With a battery that lasts weeks and audiobook functionality, this makes a perfect gift for a 15-year-old girl.
- Encourages reading
- Adjustable front light
- Purpose-built for reading- glare-free
- Battery lasts weeks
- Can be used for audiobooks too
- Requires purchase of kindle books
2. GHD Air Hair Dryer
GHD is a popular haircare brand with their name being almost synonymous with hair straighteners! But they offer plenty of other hair care products too of which the GHD Air Hair Dryer is one. It is available in different sets with different combinations of accessories so you can choose the set which best suits the needs of the 15-year-old girl you’re buying for.
Many girls experiment with different hair styling products and tools, and some will even begin to experiment with different cuts and colors during this stage, so protecting hair from damage becomes more important than ever. This hair dryer has three different temperature modes, two speed settings and dries hair in half the time that a conventional dryer takes, which means the hair is only exposed to half the heated air and is at much less risk of damage.
- Available in different sets with accessories
- Half the drying time
- Professional finish
- 3 temperature modes, 2 speed settings
- Ergonomic design for use by left or right-handed users
- More expensive hairdryer
3. Fossil Riley Glitz Quartz Watch
A watch makes a lovely gift for a 15-year-old girl as it is something that she can wear and appreciate for years to come as well as being perceived as quite a mature or ‘grown-up’ gift to receive. The Fossil Riley Glitz Quartz Watch is from a popular fashion brand and has an elegant, glamorous design well-suited to a teenager.
With day, date and 24hr features as well as an adjustable wristband the watch is very practical and being water-resistant it is also durable enough to stand up to a teenager’s lifestyle. To make gifting this item even easier the watch comes in a special presentation tin, making it the ideal present for a 15-year-old girl.
- Elegant, glamorous design
- Popular fashion brand
- Day, date and 24hr features
- Presentation tin ideal for gifting
- Specialized batteries required
4. Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re looking to really treat a teenage girl then a high-end specialized Bluetooth speaker might be just the way to do it. The Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus Bluetooth Speaker comes from a brand that specializes in high-quality audio equipment and will last for years to come.
This is the best performing Bose speaker with 360-degree sound and 16 hours of playtime from a single charge. As well as wirelessly connecting to a range of devices to play music, there’s no need for the speaker to be plugged in while in use making it perfectly portable and ideal for taking to parties and events. There is also a built-in mic and speakerphone function so that the speaker can be used to take calls as well as play music.
- Best performing Bose speaker
- Built-in mic for speakerphone function
- 360-degree sound
- 16-hour playtime from a single charge
- Wireless Bluetooth speaker
- Expensive item
5. Fjällräven Totepack No. 1
This popular brand is gaining in popularity amongst teenagers and this totepack would make a great practical gift for a teenage girl who may need a bag for school, sports, or spending time with friends. The Fjällräven Totepack No. 1 can be carried with handles or worn as a backpack and is ideal for both everyday life and for traveling.
Made with durable materials this should be a long-lasting gift that can stand up to the rigors of a teenager’s lifestyle. With its zipper closure everything can be contained and kept safe whilst on the go. If you’re unsure about what to buy a teenage girl but looking for something from a popular brand then the Fjällräven Totepack No. 1 would be a good buy as it is something that she is sure to get use out of.
- Can be carried with handles or as a backpack
- Popular brand
- Ideal for everyday life and traveling
- Zipper closure
- Durable materials
- Expensive item
6. Ring Light with Tripod Stand and Bluetooth Remote
Creative hobbies like making YouTube videos are gaining in popularity amongst teenagers and this is definitely something to encourage because it helps to develop creativity skills alongside a whole host of other related skills like content planning, videography and editing. Having a good kit can make all the difference to filming videos and a ring light is a great basic piece of equipment.
Even if the 15-year-old girl you’re buying for doesn’t make videos, the Ring Light with Tripod Stand and Bluetooth Remote is still ideal for taking beautiful, well-lit photographs. It comes with two in-built phone holders to choose from and a tripod stand to carefully set up shots. The lighting this ring light provides is highly adjustable with three light colors and ten light levels to choose from.
- Comes with tripod stand
- 2 phone holders to choose from on stand
- 3 light colors
- 10 light levels
- Encourages creative hobbies
- Not easily compatible with tablet/ laptop
7. The How-To Cookbook for Teens
Cooking is an important life skill. Not only should everyone have the ability to put a decent meal on the table, but cookery can be a fantastic way to relax and destress too. As teenagers get older, they tend to push against boundaries and want to be more independent so encouraging cookery is a great way to channel that drive for independence into something positive that will serve them well in life.
The How-To Cookbook for Teens is specially designed for teenagers just starting out with learning how to cook, so alongside 100 recipes with super-clear instructions it also goes over specific skills like cutting, cleaning and preparation for a really thorough introduction.
- 100 recipes
- Develops cookery skills
- Clear instructions
- Increases independence
- Paperback only
8. Foreo Luna Mini 3 Smart Facial Cleansing Brush
Most 15-year-olds enjoy receiving practical gifts that can be used for self-care and many have an interest in luxury beauty gifts. The Foreo Luna Mini 3 Smart Facial Cleansing Brush is a popular, high-quality beauty product having been used and reviewed by many of the beauty and lifestyle bloggers or vloggers a 15-year-old girl may follow.
Available in a range of colors and made with hypoallergenic silicone so that it’s suitable for all skin types the Foreo Luna Mini 3 Smart Facial Cleansing Brush uses vibration to help remove up to 99.5% of dirt, make-up residue and dead skin cells to reveal soft, smooth, cleansed skin and ensure that products work more effectively. Using the app, users can customize the routine that the cleansing brush carries out varying the speed and intensity to achieve the best result for their skin type.
- Available in a range of colors
- Removes 99.5% of dirt, make-up residue and dead skin cells
- Award-winning product
- Practical, self-care gift
- Hypoallergenic silicone
- Expensive product
9. Wireless Charger with Desktop Organizer
15-year-old girls tend to come with a whole host of devices that need charging and the Wireless Charger with Desktop Organizer makes a great gift for girls who are always needing to charge their devices up. This gift helps avoid the tangle of wires, and still easily charges phones, tablets or headphones.
As a bonus this can help to organize belongings on a desk, keeping the stereotypical messy teenage bedroom at bay! This would make a brilliant practical and useful gift for a 15-year-old girl.
- Made with durable leather
- Easy to clean
- Keeps desk organized
- Charges a range of devices
- Needs USB adapter to plug into mains
10. Remington Keratin Protect Intelligent Ceramic Hair Straighteners
Many 15-year-old girls are extremely style conscious and enjoy styling their hair using hair straighteners so the Remington Keratin Protect Intelligent Ceramic Hair Straighteners could be a good gift idea. Not only are the straighteners high quality with five different settings, and suitable for straightening or curling hair but their plates are infused with keratin, a protein that makes up hair. This helps to protect teenage hair from damage, and leave it looking healthy and shiny.
To further protect hair, these straighteners have a built-in intelligent heat protection sensor so you won’t need to worry about frazzled hair. There’s also a plate lock and heat resistant storage pouch to make sure everything is safe! With a digital display controlling the settings is super easy, making these the perfect gift for a 15-year-old girl.
- 5 settings
- Digital display
- Intelligent heat protection sensor
- 3 times the protection from damage
- Plates infused with keratin
- Must be kept out of the way of younger children
11. Jeemak WiFi 10.1-inch Digital Photo Frame
As girls become more conscious of their surroundings and take more pride in their environment, they may wish to display photographs of friends and family, but physical prints often go out of date quickly and it can be time-consuming to keep replacing them with up-to-date prints.
The Jeemak WiFi 10.1-inch Digital Photo Frame has a built-in memory of 16 GB and SD card compatibility so it can be updated with plenty of new pictures and videos frequently! This digital photo frame can also receive digital photos and videos directly when it’s connected to the WiFi. With it’s easy to use touch screen this gift would be ideal for a 15-year-old’s bedroom.
- Displays digital photos
- Can receive digital photos and videos via WiFi
- Easy to use touch screen
- Built-in memory of 16 GB
- SD card compatibility
- Requires compatible device
12. Hooty Heatable Owl
The Hooty Heatable Owl is an adorable soft, snuggly toy owl that can be heated in the microwave and used in bed like a hot water bottle without the risk of scalding or leaks. Like a warming rice bag, the Hooty Heatable Owl is also ideal for using to soothe aches and pains.
Encouraging teenage girls to relax is important as their lives begin to become more stressed and pressured around this time. The Hooty Heatable Owl also has a lavender scent, known to relieve stress and aid relaxation so is perfect for a 15-year-old girl.
- Soothing warmth
- Encourages relaxation
- Lavender scent
- Can be used for aches and pains
- Requires microwave heating
13. Apple AirPods
Popular earbuds from Apple, the AirPods are on the wish list of many 15-year-old girls and with good reason! They are known for their high-quality sound and cutting-edge technology allowing them to be completely wire-free. This makes them ideal for listening to music whilst playing sport or taking phone calls on the go.
The Apple AirPods offer up to 5 hours of continuous playtime and come with a charging case, which is also a great way to keep them stored neatly and safely away. If the 15-year-old girl you’re buying for is in the market for some wireless headphones then Apple AirPods are probably on the top of her list.
- Popular Apple brand
- Compatible with a range of devices
- Completely wireless
- Universal fit
- Come with charging case
- Requires compatible device
- Small, easy to lose
14. Jewellery Box with Two Drawers
By age 15 many girls are interested in wearing lots of different items of jewelry and may have amassed quite a collection. Instead of having tangled necklaces shoved in a drawer or bag a jewelry box is a good storage solution for this growing collection. The Jewellery Box with Two Drawers is available in three different colors so you can choose the one that will match her bedroom décor and style best.
With different storage compartments for different types of jewelry it’s much easier to keep everything neat, contained and well-organized. There’s a mini case too which can be removed to travel with so that everything can stay safe on the go.
- Available in 3 different colors
- Different storage compartments for different types of jewellery
- Mini case for travel
- Includes large mirror
- No lock
15. American Tourister Bon Air Spinner Hand Luggage
As a 15-year-old girl becomes more mature and independent she will likely begin to take trips away from home and having her own luggage is really helpful. The American Tourister Bon Air Spinner Hand Luggage is a super lightweight hand luggage sized suitcase and makes a great practical gift.
It is available in a range of colors so you can choose one to suit the style and personality of the girl that you’re buying for. This case has a 3-digit combination lock to keep everything safe and secure in transit too. If you’re looking to buy a useful gift then this is something that will certainly be used for years to come.
- Available in a range of colors
- 3 Digit lock
- 360-degree spinner wheels
- Super lightweight
- Practical gift
- Only used occasionally
16. Kikkerland Boiled Wool Bedside Pocket
Another way to keep the expected teenage mess in order the Kikkerland Boiled Wool Bedside Pocket is a stylish bedroom accessory. In a popular, neutral grey tone, with wool texture to add to bedroom décor this bedside pocket is ideal for storing magazines, books or devices neatly to prevent the bedside table from becoming too cluttered or disorganized.
This would make a practical gift for a teenage girl and complements a range of décor styles too so you don’t need to worry about whether or not it would match her room décor.
- Practical gift
- Attractive material
- Keeps everything organized
- Perfect for the bedroom
- Only available in grey
17. Pizza Socks Box
A lovely way to give a practical and useful gift; the Pizza Socks Box is a unique and beautiful present, combining the practicality of socks with the artistry and fun of being presented as pizza! With high-quality, colorful socks presented to look just like pizza, this is sure to delight a 15-year-old girl.
This gift is perfect if you’re not too sure of a girl’s interests and want to buy her something practical that she will get some use out of but don’t want it to seem too boring for her when she opens the gift. Coming from a family-run business the Pizza Socks Box makes a great gifting option for both teens and adults.
- Practical, useful gift
- Fun presentation
- Colourful socks
- High-quality materials
- Family run business
- Need to know recipients size
18. BonClare Gym Bag
Encouraging participation in sports, swimming or going to the gym during the teenage years is a great way to support building health habits the last into adulthood and throughout life. Physical exercise is also a wonderful way for teenagers to keep stress at bay.
The BonClare Gym Bag would make a really useful gift for girls taking part in sports, swim or gym and has plenty of practical features that make using it really smooth. For example, there is a separate shoe compartment to keep muddy or smelly sports shoes away from other clothing and a wet pouch for swimming gear. As it’s available in a range of colors it’s easy to choose something stylish but also practical.
- Available in a range of colors
- Useful gift
- Encourages participation in sports
- Shoe compartment
- Wet pouch
- Not a well-known brand
19. Ferryman Manicure Set
Self-care becomes increasingly important in the teenage years and many teenage girls love the independence of giving themselves a manicure. The Ferryman Manicure Set has all the tools needed to keep nails and cuticles neat, tidy and healthy.
In a popular rose gold color, the tools are all made from stainless steel so they are easy to keep clean and hygienic and the storage case not only ensures that everything is contained and organized but is also really useful for taking this set on the go.
- Self-care gift
- Popular rose gold color
- Stainless steel
- Comes with storage case
- Need to buy polish and nail products separately
20. Rich Cotton Women Ponytail Beanie
Whether she likes to wear a beanie hat as a cool fashion accessory or needs it to keep warm, there is one huge drawback for girls wearing a hat and that’s hat-hair! Often when a hat is removed it lifts the hair with it, ruining the hairstyle and causing hair to stick up with static; not a great look!
The Rich Cotton Women Ponytail Beanie is a great way to combat hat hair as it has a space for hair. Available in a range of colors, with a fashionable cable knit design, there’s no need to compromise on style while keeping the hair neat.
- 30% Merino wool
- Space for hair
- Keeps hair neat
- Fashionable cable knit design
- Available in a range of colors
- 70% acrylic
21. Amazfit GTR Ultra-Modern Smartwatch
Smartwatches are extremely popular with adults and teens alike and so a smartwatch is sure to make a great gift for a 15-year-old girl. The Amazfit GTR Ultra-Modern smartwatch is ultra-thin and light, barely being felt on the wrist but it has a really stylish design and plenty of functionality.
With a heart-rate tracker, calorie tracker, sleep-tracker and so on there are plenty of ways to track health and fitness, setting a 15-year-old up with good habits for life. With 12 different sports modes, this is a really versatile tracker and with ten days of battery life and water resistance to 160 feet it’s durable and practical too.
- Heart-rate tracker
- 12 sports modes
- 10 days battery life
- Water-resistant to 160 ft
- More expensive product
22. North Star Games Evolution Climate
Board games are a great way for teenagers to continue to spend time with their families, keeping relationships strong and communication channels open without being too ‘intense’ as the game provides a distraction and a topic of discussion.
North Star Games Evolution Climate is a game for 2 to 6 players which encourages critical thinking skills and as it’s based on the idea of evolutionary advantage it helps to build scientific understanding too! Playing board games is another way to help develop social skills too as it requires the ability to take turns, play by the rules and read other players as well as control reactions.
- Suitable for 2-6 players
- Encourages critical thinking skill
- Builds scientific understanding
- Develops social skills
- Requires other players
23. Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewellery Organizer
Some jewelry is so pretty it ought to be on display and the Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewellery Organiser not only keeps jewelry neatly organized, preventing tangles but also displays in the bedroom. It is available in two different metal colors so you can choose one that suits the bedroom décor or the personal style and preferences of the 15-year-old girl you’re buying a gift for.
This is a great way to encourage organisation and avoid the typical teenage mess, it even has different kinds of storage hooks for different types of jewellery. This makes an ideal practical gift for a 15-year-old girl who enjoys wearing jewelry and might need somewhere to display and store some of it.
- Available in 2 different colors
- Ideal for the bedroom
- Encourages organization
- Different storage options for different types of jewelry
- Not suitable for travel
24. Instax Mini LiPlay
Instax cameras are quickly gaining almost cult status amongst teenage girls, they are considered extremely trendy and a real must-have item, so this is a gift that will really delight a 15-year-old girl. The Instax Mini LiPlay is the smallest and lightest Instax camera yet so it’s perfect for taking out and about.
It comes in a range of colors so you can choose one that suits the personality and style of the girl you’re buying for and is also compatible with many smartphones so that images can be instantly transferred. There are multiple built-in filters and frames and images can be printed instantly.
- Available in a range of colors
- Instant prints
- Image transfer from smartphones
- Multiple filters and frames
- Smallest and lightest Instax camera
- Requires film
25. Travando XXL Toiletry Bag
Practical gifts are a good choice if you’re not completely sure on the likes or interests of a 15-year-old girl, as they are changing frequently at this age. Many teenage girls actually welcome practical gifts as they are the kinds of things that they see adults receive and also, they are beginning to see the value in useful items!
The Travando XXL Toiletry Bag is an extremely useful gift with a range of useful features like a hanging hook so that it can be hung up on the back of a door or even in the shower. The extra-large size means that full-size products fit in easily and the five different compartments keep everything nice and organized which also makes this toiletry bag ideal for travel.
- Extra-large size
- Practical hanging hook
- Great for travel
- 5 compartments
- Water and dirt-repellent material
- Only 2 color choices
26. Thermos Stainless King Travel Tumbler
Another practical gift item, the Thermos Stainless King Travel Tumbler will allow a 15-year-old girl to take a hot drink with her on the go, helping to curb an expensive takeaway coffee habit perhaps! This tumbler can keep drinks hot for up to seven hours and has a special insert for teas.
Available in a range of different colors and made with durable stainless steel, this is an attractive and robust product with a specialized drink seal lid to prevent spills. This makes a great gift for a busy 15-year-old girl.
- Available in a range of colors
- Practical and useful
- Keeps drinks warm for up to 7 hours
- Drink seal lid
- Durable stainless steel
- More expensive than other drinks flasks
27. Max Factor Gift Set
From the popular beauty brand Max Factor, this set is designed especially for gifting. It contains three full-sized products selected to complement one another. There is an eyeshadow palette, volumizing mascara and hydrating lip gloss, in popular neutral colors to suit a range of skin tones, hair and eye colors.
The mascara contains both keratin and biotin to nourish lashes whilst it volumizes. This would make an ideal gift for a 15-year-old girl with an interest in beauty and make-up and comes in special gift packaging so it’s perfect for giving as a gift.
- Popular, neutral colors
- Contains keratin and biotin
- 3-piece set
- Popular beauty brand
- Gift packaging
- Need to check for allergies
28. Intex Inflatable Watermelon Pool Lounger
Plenty of 15-year-olds like to spend their summers at the beach or the pool, relaxing and playing in the water. Pool loungers make a great gifting option if you know that this is something the girl you are buying for enjoys.
The Intex Inflatable Watermelon Pool Lounger has a bright and attractive watermelon design making it fun and distinctive. There’s plenty of space for two people on the lounger so it can be used with friends too. On a practical note, it features an all-around grab rope which is great for dragging it along in the water or for carrying it to and from the car.
- All round grab rope
- Space for 2 people
- Ideal for the pool
- Repair patch included
- Requires access to pool
29. GoPro Hero 9
GoPros have a well-deserved reputation for being high-quality action video cameras and the GoPro Hero 9 certainly lives up to this reputation. Achieving up to 5K resolution it is ideal for shooting video in a range of different environments.
This GoPro is easy to use with a built-in touch screen and lots of automatic features, which makes it ideal for 15-year-old girls developing an interest in film-making and perhaps beginning to explore videography. Whilst this is an expensive product, the higher price tag is definitely reflected in the quality of both the camera itself and the video it records.
- Up to 5K resolution
- Develops videography skills
- Encourages interest in film-making
- Easy to use
- Touch screen
- Expensive product
30. Royal & Langnickel Artist Premier Sketching Pencil Set
Encouraging artistic skill and creative expression is one way to make a teenage girl feel known and understood, so if the 15-year-old girl you’re looking to buy a gift for is interested in art then the Royal & Langnickel Artist Premier Sketching Pencil Set is a great option to consider.
Within this range, there are several different sets available, and this pencil set includes serval different types of pencil and blending tools neatly contained in a storage case. The equipment itself is professional-grade but excellent value for money and ideal as a gift.
- Encourages interest and skill in art
- Several different types of pencil included
- Professional-grade equipment
- Includes storage case
- Excellent value
- Sketchbooks and canvas must be bought separately
At 15-years-old, teenage girls have a lot on their minds! Not only are they stressed about grades, relationships, their image and appearance, but they are also beginning to really crave independence and may be imagining college, travel or getting their own apartment or space to live. This is a time when teenagers often have conflicts with their parents and other adults in their life, so it is more important than ever to develop and maintain strong relationships with good communication.
15-year-old girls want to know that you value your relationship with them and giving a gift which shows that you know and understand them is a great way to demonstrate just that. Don’t be afraid of practical gifts at this age; buying a more practical gift shows that you see her as grown-up and mature and is likely to be well received too. Our list of gifts features those catering to common interests, and some items that a 15-year-old would find useful, so there is sure to be something suitable for the 15-year-old girl you’re buying for.