Teenage girls can be tricky to shop for. They are not just on top of the latest trends but are also notorious for being extremely fussy. In addition, many gifts suitable for a 13-year-old girl may not go down well with an 18-year-old. Want to take out the guesswork from your next shopping expedition? From tech gadgets to bedroom lighting, here are some gift ideas bound to appeal to teenage girls of any age.

Wireless Headphones

It’s little wonder that teenagers live and breathe music. Song lyrics resonate with the inner turmoil of the teenage years. And there is something very appealing about wearing headphones that don’t keep you attached to your laptop, tablets or smartphone via a cord. In addition, an increasing number of headsets come with cool functions including voice-controlled digital assistants such as Google Assist or Siri, and noise cancellation. In case you don’t already know, most wireless headphones connect with other devices via Bluetooth or radio waves.

Jewelry

Let’s face it, jewelry will never go out of fashion. From bracelets and necklaces to earrings, the right accessory is bound to make a girl feel like a million dollars. Comfortable pieces with secure clasps that can be worn both to bed and in the shower are a practical gift option, particularly as teenagers are notorious for losing things. When it comes to bracelets and necklaces, pick a stand-alone statement accessory or dainty pieces that can be layered on. In addition, wearing a pandora bracelet can add that extra sparkle to any girl’s wardrobe. Dangling earrings and necklaces with seashell pendants are also trendy among teenagers. For a personal touch, why not have the jewelry engraved with an inscription.

I Totally Got This Inner-Truth Journal

Life is full of challenges, so it’s not surprising that we can’t always feel like we are at the top of the world, and teenagers are no different. This is where the I Totally Got This Inner-Truth Journal can help. With 70 uplifting quotes, this little book is bound to get any grumpy teenage girl out of their shell. And even those on top of their game will enjoy the motivational tidbits this book has to offer. After all, it’s never too late, or too early, to embrace the power of positive thinking. This book is available in two different sizes and comes with a ribbon page marker.

LED Strip Lights

A seemingly small thing can make a huge difference. LED strip lights are an ultra-cheap way of customizing a bedroom. With lots of colors and brightness levels to choose from, LED strip lights to come with evenly-spaced light emitters on a narrow circuit board that is flexible enough to wrap around objects. They usually feature a double-sided adhesive at the back and can be cut to size with a pair of scissors. Some LED strip lights can even be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, letting the user program their brightness, as well as switch on and switch off times.

Portable Chargers

Most teens are pretty tech-savvy. As such, they are never further than an arm’s length from a gadget. After all, who wants to miss the latest Facebook goss or an important message from a friend. As such, a dead phone can be a complete disaster. Portable chargers are handy little gadgets that can save the situation in mere minutes by eliminating the need for power outlets. Some portable charges these days are even wireless, meaning that the user no longer needs to fiddle with pesky cords. Opt for a charging station with multiple USB ports, if you think your teen will be charging a number of devices at the same time (not just suitable for smartphones, portable chargers can also be used to power iPods, Apple Watches and tablets).

Instant Cameras

Who would have thought that these nifty little gadgets would become cool again? Invented in the 1920s, instant cameras were the height of fashion in the early 70s. The compact cameras not only look cool but use a self-developing film to deliver instant credit card-sized photos. Unlike their predecessors, many of today’s instant cameras feature an in-built flash for exposure in low-light conditions, an optical viewfinder with a target spot and close-range focus.

Jewelry Organizers

From standard jewelry boxes to jewelry towers, accessories can be stored in many different ways. A jewelry organizer makes selecting jewelry for that special occasion a breeze and protects it from dust and debris. While jewelry organizers come in all shapes and sizes, many are designed to hold a specific accessory type. Hangers or trees are the best way of keeping bracelets and necklaces tangle-free. Revolving earring organizers or tiered earring holders are used to keeping these jewelry pieces in pairs. Meanwhile, rings are often placed on palm holders or hand-shaped organizers. Alternatively, opt for a three-tier jewelry stand that can hold earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and pretty much anything in between.

Bluetooth Speakers

Young people seem to love music, no matter the time or place. A Bluetooth speaker is a great device for music-enthusiasts on the go. As such, it’s not surprising that their popularity has skyrocketed, especially among teenagers. Connected to laptops or smartphones via Bluetooth, portable speakers don’t require cables or power outlets. You simply switch them on and pair them with your device via Wi-Fi. The more advanced Bluetooth speakers feature multi-colored LED lights that pulsate in time with the music and some are even waterproof in case your teen wants to use them at the beach or by a swimming pool.

Neon Signs

A great, not to mention cool, alternative to the humble bedside lamp, neon signs are a thrilling way to add some pizzazz to a bedroom. They are also a great way of making a statement, something that teenagers are bound to appreciate. Neon signs can be mounted on a wall, or placed on a desk or bedside table. Select from inspirational statements such as “all we have is now” or “it always seems impossible until it’s done,” or opt for a visual such as a heart or a skull.

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