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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12. Portable Rainbow Manicure Set
Shopping for a 15-year-old aspiring nail artist? This gift is going to be one that any young girl will be happy to add to her beauty arsenal. This complete manicure set has everything needed to keep nails looking polished and perfected. It includes all the basics like files, nail clippers and cuticle scissors but also comes with more advanced tools like a pedicure knife and a beam knife. In all, the kit includes 18 pieces, all made of high-quality stainless steel.
What makes this kit special is the rainbow coating on the stainless steel. It gives the kit a young and fun look while still being sharp and made to last. The kit comes in a hinged case that matches the rainbow coloring so it’s sure to stand out at the bottom of a purse or school bag. This gift not only promotes self-care but could also encourage skill development for a possible career in nail art. It’s all the rage on social media.
13. Fashionable Matching Luggage Set
Looking for a gift for a 15-year-old girl that looks forward to going on family vacations? This gift is going to make her happy. On her next trip, she’ll be able to bring along this adorable set of matching luggage. The set includes a hold luggage case with wheels and a retractable handle and a carry-on tote with padded carrying straps. Each piece features multiple zippered pockets and plenty of space inside to carry all her favorite things to her next destination.
The high-contrast and fun design of these cases makes them easy to spot on a busy luggage belt at the airport but also dark enough to not get dirty during travel. They’re constructed of thick polyester that is water-resistant and rugged enough for international travel. While these are cute cases for a 15-year-old, they’re also age appropriate as she starts traveling with friends instead of just family. It’s a gift that says you recognize she’s maturing and that you support her interest in expanding her horizons.
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.
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.
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.
17. Insulated Steel Water Bottle
This stainless steel water bottle by Hydro Flask would be a great gift idea for a 15-year-old girl if she likes to stay hydrated while she’s away from home. Whether it’s during class or during after-school activities, this bottle will be ready with cold water when she needs it. The thick insulated walls that are made of pro-grade steel will keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours or warm for up to 12 hours. Even the cap is specially designed with a honeycomb insulation layer to retain temperatures for longer.
The bottle is available in a variety of colors, including timeless white. The outer walls are powder coated to make sure colors don’t fade in the sun or in the dishwasher. You can choose from three different sizes, 18 ouches, 21 ounces or 24 ounces, each with a standard wide mouth opening for easy sipping. This gift will help teach the importance of hydration for all-day energy and overall optimal health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22. Lightweight Athletic Gym Bag
If you’re shopping for an athletically inclined 15-year-old girl, this sports bag will be her go-to carryall for her essential sports gear. Designed specifically for athletes, this bag not only features a large zippered compartment to hold towels, clothes, water bottles and other necessities, but it also features a three-quarter zip front pocket that holds a regulation-sized soccer or basketball and a ventilated lower compartment for running shoes or cleats.
The outer material is durable polyester that is resistant to tears and wet weather so it’s great for outdoor sports. The backpack design makes it comfortable to carry and the padded adjustable straps make it easy to get a snug fit to evenly distribute weight. It’s available in three colors, pink, blue and black so you can choose the color that best suits her personal style. This gift will not only offer convenience to and from practices but will also protect gear from getting lost or damaged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
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.