Teenagers often assume their parents don’t understand them, and special occasions are your chance to prove them wrong. Picking out the perfect gift for your teenage daughter is as simple as thinking through her interests and giving her something you know she already loves. Here are just a few simple ideas of what to get your daughter for her birthday, Christmas, graduation or just because you want to let her know you’re thinking of her.
For the Accessory Queen: Jewelry
If your daughter won’t leave the house without at least one fashionable accessory, get her something to add to her collection. If she loves big and bold items, a huge ring or a set of bangles will be perfect. If she’s more delicate, choose dainty earrings or a simple ring. If she searches for meaning in her accessories, consider a word necklace or a charm bracelet.
For the Music Lover: CD or Concert Tickets
You may have a hard time getting your daughter to turn off her sound system, but you can show you care by giving her some music she loves. Find the latest album by her favorite musician or get a throwback older album by a musician she’s recently started following. If you want to go one step further, get her concert tickets to see a favorite artist live.
For the Fashionista: New Outfit
If there’s an item of clothing your daughter has been begging for, now’s the perfect time to splurge and get it for her. Unless you’re sure you can pick a winner, offer to take her out on a special shopping trip to pick the exact outfit she wants, and maybe grab some frozen yogurt while you’re out.
For the Sensitive Soul: Journal
Teenage girls may not be willing to tell you everything they’re feeling, but that doesn’t mean they need to keep it all bottled up. Get your daughter an elegant journal with high quality binding and a pretty cover. Get away from the childish diaries and get something a little more grown up so she’ll feel more mature when she writes in it.
For the Star Gazer: Movie
Any girl who follows news about Hollywood stars like they’re her best friends will love a gift related to the movies. Get her a DVD or Blu-ray of one of the films she has enjoyed recently, or pick up a pair of tickets so she and her best friend can go to a movie they’ve been looking forward to seeing when it comes out.
Your daughter’s personality and interests will affect what type of gift is best for her, so just take a close look at who she is today to know what to buy. This isn’t the time to project your interests or wishes on her; instead, you should celebrate who she is and what she loves. Seeing her face light up when she opens the gift will make your purchase well worth it.