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
Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set
Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set contains three full-sized bottles of the most popular face mist brand among teens. All are aloe-based, with either cucumber and green tea (for brightening), herbs and rosewater (for hydrating) or chamomile and lavender (for soothing).
Kitsch Velvet Scrunchies
Kitsch Velvet Scrunchies are a set of five '90s-inspired scrunchies for wearing in the hair or on the wrist. (Yes, in case you haven't heard, scrunchies are back in a big way!)
Fenty Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set
Fenty Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set has five mini lip glosses to try in an array of shimmery shades. The light pink one is the bestseller (FU$$Y), while the other four are brand new and include a fuchsia, opal, brown and red-orange.
Glossier The Skincare Edit
Glossier The Skincare Edit offers an Instagram-friendly skincare routine in mini sizes. There's a cleanser, serum, moisturizer, face oil, two lip balms and a stretchy headband emblazoned with the brand's logo.
OUAI Glow Your Own OUAI
OUAI Glow Your Own OUAI is a set of two double-duty products that can be used on hair and skin. One is a scalp and body scrub, and the other is a hair and body oil. Both are infused with the brand's Melrose Place scent.
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.
Saturday Skin Eye Candy
Saturday Skin Eye Candy is not just for the eye area. Along with an eye cream, this four-piece skincare set contains a peel-off exfoliating gel, a brightening serum, and a whipped moisturizer.
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.
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!
Florence By Mills Swimming Under the Eyes Gel Pads
Florence By Mills Swimming Under the Eyes Gel Pads are from a new clean beauty line created by 15-year-old Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. Shaped like whales, these under-eye patches are infused with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and coconut extract.
Amika Not So Basics Travel Set
Amika Not So Basics Travel Set has four travel-ready haircare products for all hair types. The kit contains a nourishing hair mask, a detangler, a dry shampoo and a texturizing spray. Plus, how pretty is this packaging?
Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Holiday Try It Kit
Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Holiday Try It Kit is a five-product set from reality TV star turned makeup mogul Kylie Jenner. It includes a lip liner, lipstick, liquid lipstick, blush and eyeshadow duo, all in soft pink and nude shades.
REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Mattifying Face Sunscreen
REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Mattifying Face Sunscreen is a highly protective and super lightweight sunscreen with a matte finish—making it ideal for teenage skin. Remember, SPF is really the most important product for them to get in the habit of using!
Briogeo Healthy Hair Game Kit
Briogeo Healthy Hair Game Kit features a full-sized hair mask, along with three mini haircare products: shampoo, a leave-in conditioner spray, and heat-protective styling cream. Everything is silicone-free and sulfate-free.
Tarte Party Time Trio Color Collection
Tarte Party Time Trio Color Collection is perfect for makeup newbies. The trio features a full-sized mascara, a mini peachy-pink powder blush, and a matching mini lip gloss.
Peace Out Jet Set
Peace Out Jet Set isn't just for jet lagged skin. It's an anytime rescue for pores, breakouts and tired eyes. Included are a pair of eye patches, 10 acne healing dots, a pore strip and a blackhead strip.
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Mist Set
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Mist Set is a set of two full-sized hair sprays for achieving temporary "unicorn hair" effects. That means either pink hair (from the Rainbow Mist), pearly shimmer (from the Star Mist), or both!
INC.redible Gen Yellow Jelly Lip Balm + Nail Polish Duo
INC.redible Gen Yellow Jelly Lip Balm + Nail Polish Duo is a lip and nail duo in Gen Z yellow (it's the new Millennial pink!). The nail polish is a 10-free formula, while the lip balm adjusts to skin pH to create a custom pink tint.
Glow Recipe Slice of Glow Set
Glow Recipe Slice of Glow Set is a brightening and hydrating duo for all skin types. It includes a lightweight moisturizer, along with an AHA-based sleeping mask that can be worn overnight or as a 10-minute wash-off mask.
Verb Ghost Wash & Go
Verb Ghost Wash & Go features a full-sized tinted dry shampoo (which had a 2,000-person waitlist before it launched!). There are two colour options: Light Tones and Dark Tones. Each kit also has a travel-sized shampoo and conditioner.
Nudestix Mini Nudies 3-Piece Kit
Nudestix Mini Nudies 3-Piece Kit has three chubby colour sticks to mix and match on the lips, cheeks and lids. One is a golden bronze, one is a soft peach, and one is a sun-kissed coral bronze created by celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips.
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