Unique Gifts for Teens – Girls

Christmas Gifts for Teens: Part I – Girls

This may be the toughest group to shop for – especially if you’re not as technically savvy as those you’re shopping for!  So here are some suggestions that might help with this challenging group, many of which reflect the younger generation’s commitment to the environment!

Recycled Wrapper Clutch Purses

Handmade from recycled candy wrappers and bar codes, these woven clutches have a unique zigzag top and add a graphic touch to any outfit! (Recycled Candy Wrapper Clutch, $25)

Fashion Game Book:  A World History of 20th Century Fashion


This hard cover book is a compendium of who’s who and what’s what in fashion, along with games, quizzes and more!  Photographs in vivid color illustrate 100 years of fashion! (Fashion Game Book: A World History of 20th-century Fashion, $23.07)

Mobile Phone Retro Handset


This clever add on to a cell phone will take you back to your own teen years!  This gift is an iconic handset that attaches to a cell phone with an old fashioned cord and allows you to enjoy a wireless conversation with comfort, clarity and convenience!  Available in orange, pink or red. (Mobile Phone Retro Handset, $45)

Travel Bags

travelbags1.jpgThese colorful cotton drawstring bags are specially designed and ornamented to hold flattening irons and blow dryers (with heat resistant linings) and manicure kits (with a waterproof lining)!  Complimentary personalization is offered. (Travel Bags, $25 each)

Colorful Beauty Accessories


Just perfect to go inside of the travel bags mentioned above, are super cute curling irons, flat irons and blow dryers offered in pink/white floral and green/white or blue/white polka dots! (Pink and Green Beauty Accessories, Blue and Green Beauty Accessories, $49 to $129)

Dot to Dot Beauty Bins and Robes


These colorful carry alls are just perfect for keep makeup, hair and beauty supplies organized. Water resistant fabric makes it terrific for use in the bathroom, whether at home or in the dorm!  There are two color combinations and two sizes to choose from.   Matching robes are the perfect finishing touch!  The robes coordinate with the bins and can be monogrammed!  (Beauty Bins, $25 – $35; Robes, $89)

Reclaimed T-Shirt Scarf

This scarf is crafted from every teen’s favorite fashion essential:  T-Shirts!  Using unused, reclaimed T-Shirt scraps collected from apparel factories, a patchwork scarf is created with no two alike!  (Reclaimed T-shirt Scarf, $25)


Recycled Record Jewelry

Turn up the volume on her jewelry wardrobe with these funky items crafted from recycled vinyl records.  Choose from a cassette tape, 45 rpm or headphones necklace or earrings! (Recycled Record Earrings, $25)

Zodiac Charm Necklaces

These cute sterling silver necklaces are a fun and whimsical take on typical zodiac jewelry!  Created by Mark Poulin, these imaginative creatures offer star gazers a new way to express their inner astrology!  (Zodiac Charm Necklace, $32)

Jewelry from Vinyl Records and Bottle Caps


Before CD’s and plastic bottle caps, there were vinyl records and colorful metal bottle caps and now these old standbys have a new life in some fabulous jewelry!  Beamer Arts Design has worked these old classics into bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants encased in sterling silver.  Each piece is totally unique and totally fun!  (Bottle Cap Jewelry, $49 – $190)

Handmade Jewelry from Lucid New York


Regularly spotted on the pages of fashion magazines, this jewelry retailer offers a charming array of pieces that are stylish with a terrific sense of humor!  Some of my favorites include the cupcake necklace, girl with a jump rope necklace and the fortune cookie necklace!  It will be hard to make a pick here!  (Lucid New York)


For affordable fashions with a current feel, take a look at Urban Outfitters! The site sells sweaters, skirts, pants, accessories and much more! (Urban Outfitters)

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