Finding the perfect presents for the teen and tween girls in your life is always a challenge. What can you give them that will elicit smiles, not eye rolls?
Ahead, find this year's best gift ideas for teenagers (and soon-to-be teenagers), including skincare, hair tools, lip gloss and more.
The Best Beauty Gifts for Teens and Tweens
Glossier The Skincare Edit
Glossier The Skincare Edit is a complete skincare routine in mini sizes from Instagram's favourite beauty brand. There's a cleanser, serum, rich moisturizer, face oil, two lip balms, and a stretchy pink headband emblazoned with the "G" logo.
OUAI Get Your OUAI Kit
OUAI Get Your OUAI Kit is a set of three healthy hair essentials for all hair types. One is a full-sized leave-in conditioner that gives weightless hydration (and smells amazing). The others are a travel-sized detoxifying shampoo to remove product build-up, and a travel-sized dry shampoo to build volume and absorb oil.
Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Holo’Daze Edition Mini Gloss Bomb Collection
Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Holo'Daze Edition Mini Gloss Bomb Collection has four mini lip glosses to try in an array of shades that are only available in this set. There's a deep plum, a gold, a coral and a bronze, all with shimmery finishes and an addictive peach-vanilla scent.
Peace Out Maskne MVPs
Peace Out Maskne MVPs helps clear up mask-related breakouts and the dark marks they leave behind. You get two boxes of targeted skin patches, including 20 dots for treating acne and 12 dots for fading pigmentation. There's also an acne-fighting serum with 2% salicylic acid, and a bonus sequin face mask.
Gisou Honey Infused Haircare Set
Gisou Honey Infused Haircare Set contains four honey-based products for achieving stronger, healthier hair. There's a gentle shampoo, hydrating conditioner and nourishing hair mask. Plus you get the brand's Instagram-famous hair oil to tame frizz and add shine.
ColourPop Truly Madly Deeply Shadow Palette
ColourPop Truly Madly Deeply Shadow Palette is a palette filled with 16 of the brand's bestselling eyeshadows. The shades include mauve, peach and pink pressed powders, as well as metallic pressed glitters.
Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set
Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set contains three full-sized bottles of the face mist teens love. They include cucumber and green tea (for brightening), herbs and rosewater (for hydrating) and chamomile and lavender (for soothing).
Bed Head Curlipops 1” Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron
Bed Head Curlipops 1" Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron has hundreds of four-star reviews for a reason. This affordable, clamp-free styling iron comes with a heat-protective glove and creates long-lasting loose waves.
Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Mini Lip Kit Trio
Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Mini Lip Kit Trio gives you three different lip looks from reality TV star turned makeup mogul Kylie Jenner. The six-piece set includes three liquid lipsticks in pink, red and rose, plus three corresponding lip liners.
Florence By Mills Selfie Moment Set
Florence By Mills Selfie Moment Set is from a new clean beauty line created by 16-year-old Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. Included are three sets of whale-shaped gel eye patches, a charcoal-based face mask, and a rose-infused face mist.
Kitsch Velvet Scrunchies
Kitsch Velvet Scrunchies are a set of five '90s-inspired scrunchies for wearing in your hair or on your wrists. (Yes, in case you haven't heard, scrunchies are back in a big way!) These ones are made from velvet, in a range of blush and mauve shades.
Skinnydip Extra Makeup Bag
Skinnydip Extra Makeup Bag is a translucent pink pouch for toting around beauty essentials. Anyone who identifies as "extra" (the adjective) will love it!
The Ordinary The Balance Set
The Ordinary The Balance Set is a four-piece kit to target shine, enlarged pores and irregular texture while giving skin an overall glow. Start with the cleanser, and then apply the niacinamide and zinc serum, which brightens, regulates oil production and reduces blemishes. Finish with the lightweight moisturizer, and once or twice per week, use the salicylic acid-based mask.
Amika New York Minute Hair Blow Dryer Brush Set
Amika New York Minute Hair Blow Dryer Brush Set has everything you need for a salon-style blow-dry at home. The star of this set is the brand's two-in-one hair dryer and round brush, which easily creates a bouncy blowout. There's also a dry shampoo to add more volume, and an anti-humidity spray to protect from heat damage.
Milk Makeup Here for the Party Mini Face Set
Milk Makeup Here for the Party Mini Face Set is perfect for makeup newbies. The six products include a brightening serum (in stick form), a nourishing moisturizer and a silicone-free primer to prep the skin. You also get mascara, clear brow gel and liquid liner.
Drunk Elephant Glowy The Night Kit
Drunk Elephant Glowy The Night Kit is a nighttime skincare routine that helps you wake up to hydrated, glowing skin. There are five products: the brand's new micellar cleansing water, gel cleanser, glycolic acid serum, moisturizer and overnight mask. There's also a bonus compact mirror to keep in your handbag.
Briogeo Besties Clean Hair Discovery Kit
Briogeo Besties Clean Hair Discovery Kit features five sulfate-free and silicone-free products for all hair types. You get a scalp scrub and gentle shampoo to remove product residue, oil and dead skin from your scalp and hair. The hydrating conditioner and deep-conditioning mask restore moisture, while the blow-dry cream protects your hair while heat-styling.
Nails Inc. Manicure & Pedicure Must Haves Set
Nails Inc. Manicure & Pedicure Must Haves Set is a five-piece kit of nail care basics. There's a moisturizing cuticle oil, plus a two-in-one treatment and base coat for building healthy nails. You also get a nail file, pale pink nail polish, and a quick-drying top coat that strengthens weak nails.
REN Clean Skincare Morning Clean Routine
REN Clean Skincare Morning Clean Routine is a three-step regimen to keep skin hydrated, calm and protected all day long. Sunscreen is the most important product for teens to get in the habit of using, and there's a full-sized bottle of one of the best formulas. Also included is a full-sized soothing moisturizer and full-sized gel cleanser.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Limited Edition Gift Set
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Limited Edition Gift Set includes not only the brand's iconic hair dryer, but also a round brush and detangling comb for the price of the dryer alone. This dryer is beloved for its speed, quiet motor and lightweight feel; it also uses smart heat-control measures to prevent hair from getting damaged.
Kosas The Wet Set
Kosas The Wet Set is three of the brand's new tinted lip oils in the most popular shades: warm red, pearly nude and clear. Part gloss and part lip treatment, these hydrate lips with castor seed oil, shea butter and hyaluronic acid while drenching them in glossy colour.
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