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. (And if you need even more ideas, you can browse all our gift guides over here!)
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 one of Instagram’s favourite beauty brands. There’s a cleanser, serum, rich moisturizer, face oil, two lip balms, and a stretchy pink headband emblazoned with the “G” logo.
Urban Decay Naked Cyber Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cyber Eyeshadow Palette is this year’s must-have makeup palette, filled with 12 cyberspace-inspired eyeshadows. They include satin, matte, shimmer, metallic and glitter finishes, and give a shade-shifting effect when the light hits.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Magic Kit
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Magic Kit is comprised of three products to keep skin clear, hydrated and glowing. You get a full-sized bottle of toner, which has BHAs and PHAs to clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying. There’s also a mini clay mask to unclog pores, and a mini niacinamide serum to brighten and fade post-acne marks.
Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum 4-Piece Gloss Bomb Set
Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum 4-Piece Gloss Bomb Set has a full-size creamy lip gloss plus three mini lip shimmers, in shades that are only available in this set. There’s a rose, a rose gold, a champagne and a chocolate, all with glossy (but non-sticky) finishes and an addictive peach-vanilla scent.
Topicals Like Butter
Topicals Like Butter is a soothing and moisturizing mask from one of Gen Z’s most sought-after new skincare brands. Lightweight and non-greasy, it’s loaded with niacinamide, squalane, shea butter, colloidal oatmeal and ceramides to heal dry patches and irritation.
Gisou Honey Infused Haircare Set
Gisou Honey Infused Haircare Set contains four honey-based products for achieving stronger, healthier hair. Think: a gentle shampoo, a hydrating conditioner and a nourishing hair mask. Plus you get the brand’s Instagram-famous hair oil to tame frizz and add shine.
Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow.
Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. 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).
Drybar Ready Set Smooth
Drybar Ready Set Smooth 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 full-sized detangler and mini shampoo, conditioner, heat-protecting mist and dry shampoo.
ITEM Twice as Nice Full Size Lip + Lash Kit
ITEM Twice as Nice Full Size Lip + Lash Kit is a duo of full-sized products from TikTok sensation Addison Rae’s new beauty line. You get a lash-lengthening mascara in black, plus a nourishing lip gloss in peachy-pink.
Bari Lynn Girl’s Neon Tie-Dye Make-Up Pouch
Bari Lynn Girl’s Neon Tie-Dye Make-Up Pouch is a quilted, zippered pouch for toting around beauty essentials. If the runways were any indication, this tie-dye print is one of the biggest trends for the coming year.
Kinship Skin Win Duo
Kinship Skin Win Duo is a starter skincare routine in two steps. It’s never too early to start using sunscreen, and this one (which is full-sized) is one of the best. It’s mineral-based, non-greasy and slightly tinted to help camouflage imperfections. You also get a full-sized enzyme face wash to clean skin without stripping.
Rare Beauty Selena’s Faves 4 Piece Mini Set
Rare Beauty Selena’s Faves 4 Piece Mini Set features four mini products for cheeks, lips and eyes, as selected by Selena Gomez. There’s a liquid blush, a liquid luminizer, a matte lip cream and a mascara.
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. You 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.
Cooluli Classic 4 Liter Small Mini Fridge
Skincare fridges are all over Instagram—and none are cuter than the Cooluli Classic 4 Liter Small Mini Fridge. It has shelves to store her favourite beauty essentials, can be charged with a USB cord, and comes in multiple shades.
Starface Hydro-Stars Gift Set
Starface Hydro-Stars Gift Set is a supply of star-shaped hydrocolloid pimple patches. Not only are they clinically proven to absorb fluid (therefore helping to clear up breakouts), they also prevent bacterial contamination and skin picking. You get three packs of 16 stars each, along with a handy refillable compact.
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.
Florence By Mills Double Masking Holiday Gift Set
Florence By Mills Double Masking Holiday Gift Set is a three-piece kit created by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. It includes a calming peel-off mask, a brightening berry-based mask, and a pair of bow-shaped gel patches for the under-eyes.
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.
OUAI Ouai Better Together
OUAI Ouai Better Together is a full-sized cleansing and hydrating duo for all hair types. The detoxifying shampoo removes product build-up without stripping your hair. Then, the leave-in conditioner gives weightless hydration and heat protection (and also smells amazing).
TonyMoly I’m 7 Days Sheet Mask Set
TonyMoly I’m 7 Days Sheet Mask Set includes a week’s worth of sheet masks from one of the most beloved K-beauty brands. There’s one for every possible skin concern: revitalizing Rose, pore-tightening Wine, brightening Lemon, purifying Green Tea, nourishing Avocado, soothing Lavender and detoxifying Charcoal.
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.
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