At age 17 a girl is right on the precipice of adulthood and whilst many 17-year-old girls are excited about their future, others are actually pretty scared about entering the adult world and all that entails. This is an age where friends and family can be quiet, steadying influences whilst the world seems all in flux.
Buying a gift for a 17-year-old girl can be a daunting prospect as you consider what it is that she may want, like or need. If you know the girl well then you’re likely to have some idea of her main interests and can select a gift related to those. If you don’t know her as well then a practical, useful gift might be a good idea. Here we’ve brought together a selection of products that 17-year-old girls will be happy to receive to help you in your hunt for the perfect gift.
1. Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is a popular device, and a great gift to splurge on. It offers a range of gaming capabilities; the handheld device offers portability and great battery life, whilst the output to TV mode offers the ability to play on a larger screen with a wider range of games.
For busy 17-year-olds this will be perfect, offering the ability to play on the go as well as at home. We often think of playing video games as a simple leisure pursuit but they offer plenty of other benefits too. Alongside increasing skills associated with technology, playing video games can increase physical dexterity in the thumb and fingers, improve hand-eye coordination and reaction times and develop critical thinking skills. As some 17-year-olds will be learning to drive these are great transferable skills!
2. Colouring Book for Teens: Anti-Stress Designs
Adult coloring is a craze that has really caught on, and with good reason; it’s incredibly relaxing and with heightened stress levels across the board everyone could use the opportunity to relax. This Coloring Book for Teens with Anti Stress Designs has been specially designed to help promote relaxation and lower stress levels.
The designs are complex yet uplifting and offer the user the opportunity to engage in mindfulness as they color the 35 pages of images, geometric patterns and mandalas. The paper is suitable for both coloring with pencils and with gel or felt tip pens and you can feel good as you color knowing that 10% of the profits are going directly to charity.
3. Joby GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit
Vlogging is big business and all aspiring vloggers need is their smartphone and this set. The Joby GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit includes everything needed to create a beautiful, sleek and professional-looking vlog. It’s lightweight and portable making it ideal for vlogging on the go and combines 3 products for the ultimate in functionality and ease of use.
The kit includes a secure grip stand for a camera or smartphone, which can be held out to get a wider angle and better shot as well as a Wavo Mobile Microphone to pick up crisp, clear sound both indoors and out. There’s also a mini LED light to help you create the perfect look and ambiance for the vlog you’re creating. This kit would make a great gift for a 17-year-old girl who has been vlogging to preserve memories or for business, or for a girl just starting out.
4. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw
The Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw is almost as famous as it’s fans! Having been featured on several TV shows including Oprah’s Favorite Things Holiday Show this throw has received rave reviews. It is available in 9 different colors so you can choose the one most suitable for the 17-year-old girl you’re treating.
This is a really luxurious gift perfect for relaxing at home. The throw is world-renowned for being soft, cozy and comfortable yet can be machined and washed on a cool setting to make it practical too. This is a gift that will provide great comfort when a 17-year-old girl takes it with her when she leaves home and gets her own space.
5. Cowin E7 Pro Noise-Canceling Headphones
Professional Active Noise-Canceling Technology makes the Cowin E7 Pro Noise-Canceling Headphones excellent noise-canceling wireless headphones for travel, work and relaxing at home. The noise-canceling technology works in both wired and wireless mode and removes background noise like traffic or the hustle and bustle of a busy house so you can relax and enjoy music, movies, videos, audiobooks, podcasts, gaming or whatever you like without interruption.
With enhanced sound, and upgraded soft ear cushions these lightweight headphones are a dream to wear and you can get up to 30 hours of playtime from a single charge. Using wireless Bluetooth connectivity, they can be paired with a range of devices such as laptops, smartphones or TVs. There’s a built-in microphone with clear, crisp sound to enable you to use the headphones as a headset for calls or gaming and with an 18-month warranty, you can buy with confidence.
6. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List
Travel is one of the greatest gifts we give ourselves, exploring new cultures, environments and ways of life. This book is sure to inspire a teen to want to travel the world and with the end of school coming up, and the chance for a gap year this would be both timely and relevant for her to consider. The Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List book has been put together by a global family of writers, editors and industry experts. There are 500 entries and over 200 of these are new for this book. The book features plenty of inspiring photos and commentary giving little-known, inside information about these incredible locations.
Lonely Planet are leading experts in the field of travel, having published books, online guides and magazines since 1973. This particular book features deserts, UNESCO world heritage sites, beaches, cities, markets and more to help a 17-year-old girl create her very own travel wishlist.
7. BaByliss Travel 2000 W Hairdryer
A travel hairdryer is a gift that will last for years to come and the Babyliss Travel 2000 W Hair dryer is the ultimate in travel hairdryers. From popular hair-care brand Babyliss, it is powerful with up to 2000W for fast drying results.
Its dual voltage makes it suitable for use anywhere around the world, including in the USA. Whilst some dryers struggle to deliver powerful results when using the dual voltage system, this hair dryer delivers great results no matter where you are in the world. Lightweight and easy to use, with a compact folding handle, this dryer is perfect for traveling. It’s a great gift for a 17-year-old girl who could use it for trips and travel for years into the future.
8. Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Wireless speakers are the ideal way to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks in your own space and the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is a great option for those looking for high-quality sounds and function at a reasonable price point. It’s compatible with a range of devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops using Bluetooth connectivity and can be used for hands-free calls too so long as the phone’s operating system supports this.
For a 17-year-old girl, this speaker is ideal for using in the bedroom to listen to her own favorite music and the magic button on top of the speaker can be programmed to play Apple music. Spotify or Deezer playlists without even needing to press play on your device! The 360-degree sound ensures that audio is always crisp, clear and high-quality so nothing is missed. It’s robust enough to stand up to a teenage lifestyle; it can be completely submerged in water for up to 30 minutes so spills are no problem at all!
9. Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera
Instax cameras are becoming incredibly popular amongst teenagers, and teenage girls in particular and it’s not hard to see why. In an age of digital photos, it’s rare that we actually get photos printed but most teenage girls love having photos of friends and family in their space. The Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera provides a hassle-free solution; simply point, shoot and print. Its automatic exposure ensures a high-quality shot so it’s perfect for novice photographers.
This model of Instax camera has a built-in selfie lens and mirror, helping you to get the perfect shot every time. It’s fun, sociable and rewarding so great for family events, parties or even school. A 17-year-old girl would love to receive this camera as a gift, allowing her to record memories easily and instantly.
10. Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
Listening to music is a popular hobby for teenage girls who often want to listen to their favorite songs as they go about their day. However, it’s not always practical or even safe to wear headphones as they can distract you from paying attention to your surroundings. The Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses help to minimize this risk. As well as being a particularly cool gadget, these sunglasses with built-in Bose speakers provide open-ear audio so that you can stay aware of the surroundings whilst enjoying your music.
Others hear practically nothing as you enjoy a rich, clear sound. What’s more, they are actually nice sunglasses too with a classic angular shape and lenses that block up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays. These sunglasses utilize Bluetooth connectivity for easy wireless pairing and even feature an integrated microphone so you can take calls and access your phone’s virtual assistant.
11. The North Face Women’s Etip Gloves
A good pair of gloves is a great practical gift for a 17-year-old girl whether she’s into outdoor sports or just spends a decent amount of time walking from one place to another. From high-quality outdoor brand The North Face Women’s Etip gloves are made with four-way stretch fleece to retain dexterity and allow your hands to rest in a natural position, whilst also being completely weatherproof.
They come in women-specific, one size fits all with 5 Dimensional Fit so they’re really comfortable to wear and the X-Static® fingertips give a precise grip as well as allowing fingers to use devices like phones, MP3 players or smartwatches. No more fiddling around, holding gloves between your teeth to send a text!
12. Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock
The tangle of wires on the nightstand, the fussing to find the right charger cable, fiddling around trying to plug in; all of this is a thing of the past with the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock. This sleek device allows you to charge devices simply by placing them on the dock. No wires or plugging in required! Perfect for bringing a bit of order to a teenager’s bedroom.
This all-in-one Apple charging solution is designed for iPhone, Apple Watch and Air Pods and supports a range of different series of these devices. The dock supports Nightstand Mode for the Apple Watch to enable the alarm clock feature as it charges. It can also charge any device with Qi charging technology without the need to remove phone cases.
13. Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer
So many of us have a little collection of ticket stubs from special concerts, shows, trips, or sporting events tucked away for memories sake, and so many of us don’t do anything with them! Instead, they stay gathering dust and taking up space, or eventually get lost or thrown out. With the Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer you can preserve up to 80 tickets as well as your own notes.
There’s a handy pocket inside the back cover to tuck away bigger items like programs, wristbands or other keepsakes, so this makes the ideal gift for a 17-year-old girl to keep hold of as she goes off to university or college. Tickets are protected with archival quality sheets, and the lined pages are completely acid-free to last beyond your own lifetime, so you can create your very own piece of history.
14. Apexel 10-in-1 Phone Camera Lens Kit
Our phone cameras just keep getting better and better, so why not go along with that and simply add a lens to get that high-quality, artwork worthy shot using just your phone? The Apexel 10-in-1 Phone Camera Lens Kit includes a wide angle lens, macro lens, Fisheye lens, telephoto lens, kaleidoscopes, and a range of filters. Its unique clamp design is compatible with most smartphone and mobile devices and it even comes with a portable storage bag.
This makes an ideal gift for a 17-year-old girl who loves taking photos with her smartphone and is perhaps beginning to express an interest in photography as it bridges the gap between smartphones and higher quality cameras.
15. Beauty Mirror with Approach Sensor
Perfect for a teenager’s bedroom, the Beauty Mirror with Approach Sensor is a double-sided, bright LED mirror with a swivel mechanism. It is cordless and rechargeable with a clean, clear reflection in its distortion-free glass.
This mirror is motion-activated and illuminates as you approach it, making it super convenient to use for getting ready for the day and applying makeup. The 7x magnification feature is helpful too for detailed work. This mirror would make a practical, useful gift for most teenage girls and especially for those interested in hair or make-up.
16. Cloud Nine The Original Iron Hair Straightener Gift Set
Get ready quickly! The Original Iron takes just 20 seconds to reach maximum temperature. So there’s no waiting around for hair irons to heat up Making these quick simple and safe to use. The Cloud Nine The Original Iron Hair Straightener Gift Set Includes an embroidered Heat Resistant Luxury Carry Case & Protective Heat Guard to keep things even safer.
With 7 temperature settings you can set the iron from 212°F to 392°F and choose the heat that’s best suited to your hair type. The ceramic heat technology means that the temperature is completely even across the entire surface of the ceramic plates. These hair straighteners also use ionic technology to help lock in moisture, seal the hair cuticle and minimize damage to hair’s natural structures They make a perfect gift for a 17-year-old girl who enjoys styling her hair.
17. Panda Luxury Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow
17-year-old girls are leading increasingly stressed and strained lives and need the opportunity to relax and unwind as often as possible the panda luxury memory foam bamboo pillow is a triple layer molded memory foam pillow to provide the ultimate comfort and support. It’s hypoallergenic, Perfect for dust allergy sufferers and an anti-bacterial Panda bamboo pillowcase is included.
With a silky smooth touch, this pillow features temperature regulating technology to help keep the pillow cool in the summer and warm in the winter, whilst the cover is easy to remove and wash. Top-quality materials and three-layer construction means that the pillow is soft and comfortable to use but firm enough to provide the support needed for the perfect night sleep. At age 17 sleep is at a premium! so this makes the ideal gift for a 17-year-old girl. There’s a 10 years manufacturer guarantee and a 30-night trial so you can buy with confidence.
18. Kodak Step Instant Printer
We live in an increasingly digital age and that has implications for the number of photos we print. 17-year-old girls love to preserve memories by printing off photos of their loved ones to display in their bedrooms or personal spaces but all too often photos get stuck on our phones and we do nothing with them. The Kodak Step Instant Printer is a solution to this allowing you to print pictures instantly straight from your phone, tablet or device.
This printer uses state of the art zero ink technology so there’s no need to buy ink cartridges, toners or ribbons. Instead, it delivers high-quality, instant prints that are resistant to moisture and smudges. The free app allows you to easily edit photos adding filters, stickers or text, and the printer film has a sticky back so you can peel it off and stick it anywhere; this is bound to be a hit with 17-year-old girls!
19. Kindle Oasis
Who doesn’t love to read in the pool or in the bath? well now you can with this completely waterproof Kindle. The Kindle Oasis is thin, light and has an ergonomic design so it’s easy to turn pages quickly. It looks just like printed paper but you can also adjust the light to shift the screen shade from white to amber so you can customize your reading display. Reading is a great way for 17-year-old girls to relax and to gain knowledge so this is something that we should encourage and the Kindle Oasis is a fantastic way to do this.
With instant access to millions of books, newspapers and audiobooks the world is your oyster, and this device is also designed to work with Audible so you can pair it with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to switch seamlessly between reading and listening. There’s no need to worry about getting pages wet or breaking an electronic device, the Kindle Oasis is built to protect against immersion in 6.5 feet of water for up to 60 minutes, so a little splash in the bath is nothing to worry about!
20. Hydro Flask Hibiscus
We all need to drink more water and this includes teenagers it is especially important for teenagers to hydrate their bodies adequately. Many teenagers do not get the sleep they need so hydration is the next best thing the hydro flask is a double-walled vacuum-insulated drinks flask which keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours making it a great option for taking on the go to encourage healthy hydration habits throughout the day.
It’s made with food-grade stainless steel and its strong durable design is perfect for a teenagers lifestyle And since this flask is available in a range of sizes you can choose the one that will suit the teenager you’re buying a gift for most.
21. Converse Cross Body Mini Bag
Converse is a popular and instantly recognizable brand. How many 17-year-old girls own a pair of shoes from converse so why not treat them to a matching bag too? With an adjustable shoulder strap and plenty of room inside, this bag is convenient for taking to school, out with friends or wherever she’s going.
There are plenty of pockets, all zipped for the ultimate security and convenience, and the smaller size of the bag means that it’s easy to carry. It comes in black canvas so matches any outfit and is suitable for most occasions this makes a great practical, convenient bag and a great gift for a 17-year-old girl!
22. Kawaii Tarot: A 78-Card Deck of Magic and Cute
Many 17-year-old girls are beginning to explore the spiritual aspects of life and enjoy experimenting with things like tarot cards this set is made with the adorable Japanese art style, kawaii, popularised by comics, TV fashion and more. This makes it a cute, girlie set ideal for beginners.
The 78 card deck comes with an accessible guidebook to help you interpret your tarot readings and the sweet pastel colored design will appeal to most 17-year-old girls. If the girl you’re buying for is interested in spirituality or all things Japanese then this is the gift for her.
23. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Sleep is so important for teenagers who are growing physically and cognitively but many teenagers don’t get the rest that they need and sleep problems are increasingly common amongst teens. Why not give the gift of relaxation with This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray?
This spray combines lavender, chamomile and vetivert to relieve anxiety, Calm the mind and improve sleep quality so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. This Works is a popular skincare brand and they have made this pillow spray to encourage deeper sleep which in turn helps improve skin overnight skin is repaired so this helps to promote regeneration for clearer, brighter and healthier-looking skin. Made with 100% pure essential oils and no sulfates, phthalates, synthetic colors, parabens or petroleum, this is a very ‘clean’ product perfect for teens.
24. Renpho Foot Massager with Heat
When stress accumulates the body doesn’t function as well as it should and neither does the brain so it’s really important to release stress regularly massage is a great way to do this and foot massage, in particular, has benefits to the whole body. The Renpho Foot Massager with Heat can help to relieve pain improve blood flow reduce stress and promote better sleep.
The ergonomic design gives a full comfortable massage just like a professional there are three kneading intensities and three air pressure levels which can be adjusted to your own preference the heat function is particularly soothing and can be controlled independently of the other settings. With the remote control, there’s no need to bend to adjust the settings and a 12-month warranty means that you can buy with confidence.
25. Buddha Board Enso
Inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment the Buddha Board Enso is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional art this board uses only water, no ink, paint or chemicals; you paint your design and then when you are finished it slowly disappears leaving you with a clean slate to start again another time. This is an incredibly relaxing exercise and is great for those practicing mindfulness.
The Buddha board is 100% recyclable helping to protect our planet and promote sustainable art. It’s perfect for artistic 17-year-old girls or for beginners looking to experiment with art as a hobby without the expense of all the equipment.
26. Oxo Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner
If you’re looking for a small practical gift or stocking stuffer then the Oxo Sweep And Swipe Laptop Cleaner is just the ticket. This double-sided tool cleans laptops tablets and smartphones safely the microfiber pad helps to remove smudges or fingerprints from screens whilst the soft brush is suitable for sweeping away dust and dirt from keyboards.
As 17-year-old girls are renowned for having a lot of gadgets this is the perfect tool to help keep them clean. There’s no need to use water or harsh chemicals so everything is extremely safe and Oxo offer great customer service so you can buy confidently!
27. TP-Link Kasa Smart Bulb
At 17 years old most girls enjoy having that own space and creating their own retreat the TP Link Kasa Smart Bulb is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and can be controlled completely using your voice. It works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub and is great for changing the ambiance of a space.
With a wide range of colors and dimming settings you can set the mood you want, it’s easy to set schedules to switch lights on and off automatically and you can also use your tablet or smartphone to control the lights wherever you are, even when you’re not at home! This bulb offers endless lighting possibilities, is easy to install and makes a great gift for a 17-year-old girl who loves her own space.
28. Repel Windproof Double Vented Umbrella
It might sound silly, but a good umbrella is something that you tend to hold onto for years to come so the Repel Windproof Double Vented Umbrella makes the perfect practical gift for a 17-year-old girl as she gets ready to join the adult world. With a lifetime guarantee, the company is obviously confident that you will love and use this umbrella for years and years and that it will be effective protection against all kinds of weather; they promise it will stand up to rain, wind sleet and snow.
With an automatic open and close function this umbrella can easily be operated using just one hand which makes it extremely convenient. This umbrella has been featured on TV programs and rated as the best umbrella in 2019. Designed with nine resin-reinforced fiberglass ribs, as opposed to the standard six or eight this umbrella, is much more able to withstand powerful gusts of wind without turning inside out. What’s more, this umbrella is designed to not only protect from the elements but to repel them the outside of the umbrella has superior repellence, so it’s waterproof, weatherproof and instantly dry making this the perfect all-round umbrella.
29. Beautify Acrylic Jewelry Organizer
By age 17, most girls have amassed a collection of jewelry, but teenagers aren’t renowned for their organizational skills! When jewelry is left unorganized or in a tangled mess in a drawer you risk damage to the items. The Beautify Acrylic Jewelry Organizer is a practical and attractive solution; it’s a great way to store jewelry such as necklaces rings and earrings.
There are six spacious draws with a special lining, two side compartments and nine hanging hooks. An expanding design means that there’s plenty of room for an entire jewelry collection to be organized it’s made from high-quality clear acrylic and there’s no assembly required so you can start using it straight away Its compact design means that it doesn’t take up too much space in the bedroom and it can be used for both jewelry and other items such as hair clips perfumes or makeup brushes.
30. Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device
Teenage skin needs a little extra TLC and the Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device Is a great way to get skincare treatments to work smarter not harder. It’s designed to work with sheet masks from Foreo and is app controlled to make each different mask the most effective. This allows you to access an advanced and professional treatment from the comfort of your own home.
The smart mask treatment device makes use of LED light therapy heating cooling and T Sonic pulsations. This improves skin health by increasing blood circulation and drawing out impurities as well as reducing the appearance of pause and combating inflammation The T Sonic pulsations provide a soothing facial massage and increase the effectiveness of skincare products. Using the smart mask treatment device you can cut the time needed for a sheet mask treatment from 20 minutes to 90 seconds, ideal for busy 17-year-olds!
By age 17 most girls are a lot calmer than they were during the early teenage years; there are fewer hormonal shifts and they have an increased sense of control over their world and their lives. However, this means that they often have increased responsibilities and pressures, so they will still rely on adult support, whether that’s practical or emotional, to get through the next few years and join the adult world.
When you are buying a gift for a 17-year-old girl you might consider what she will need, both in the long term and the short term. So, it may be that you buy her products to help her get a good night’s sleep now, or you buy something that will be useful and practical as she is propelled towards adulthood. We’ve brought together a collection of great gifts for 17-year-old girls based on the stage of life that they are at and the issues they may be experiencing, as well as popular interests and pastimes. We hope that you are able to find the perfect gift for the 17-year-old girl you are buying for!