This year was the first year in a long time that I bought presents for people with my own money. I only gave them to a select two people, but that still felt pretty radical since I spent almost fifty bucks on them.
However, I also have a job this year, so I felt more comfortable spending the money.
I totally understand, though, that it can be really difficult to find gifts for people unless you’ve got something specific in mind. That’s why I’ve put together this list of gifts that are simple, easy to find in stores, and useful gifts for teenage girls.
I got some of these for Christmas already and I am just in love with them. I got some from a friend, and I got some for myself. I wear earrings often so I love getting them as a gift.
We did a secret Santa for school this year, and the person who gave me a gift was a great match because she’s a really good friend and knew just what to get me. She got me a few things, but one of them was a planner. Planners are cute and they’re perfect for Christmas because the new year is coming up.
You can go to Walgreens and find some cute notebooks. There’s nothing like a fresh notebook with nothing written in it yet (with a cute cover, of course).
I have a friend who LOVES pens, so naturally I got her some this year for Christmas. There’s a lot of different types of pens– there’s different finenesses, colors, and types of ink. They’re not that hard to find– you can get them at Walgreens.
Candy’s an easy go-to, especially if you don’t know the person very well. Find out what they’re favorite candy is (subtly, of course), and then you can probably pick it up at a lot of different stores.
Kind of like pens, but if you have an artsy friend I know there are a lot of specific markers that people really like, so if you can figure out what the best kind of markers are they can make a great gift.
One really simple, cheap, and meaningful way to give bracelets for Christmas is to make friendship bracelets.
8. Art supplies
If your friend really likes art, art supplies are an easy gift.
I’ve only recently become a ring person, but this year I got myself some rings for Christmas (they were free), and I really like them.
10. A sketchbook
I have a few friends who really enjoy drawing, and they can burn through sketchbooks really quickly. It never hurts to have some extra drawing paper!
Last year, I got a LOT of scarves for Christmas, and even though it’s a really simple gift, they’re really useful (and fluffy!).
For the two gifts that I bought this year, I gave both of them necklaces. Simple necklaces that can go with everyday outfits and can be dressed up or down make especially good gifts.
If you know someone’s taste in clothes really well, clothes can be an easy gift to buy and an exciting one to receive.
14. Gift cards
Gift cards are actually one of my favorite gifts to receive because I can buy whatever I want with them. If you can figure out what their favorite store or restaurant is, gift cards can make a really thoughtful and useful gift.
Anyone in their right mind likes chocolate. Chocolate is my favorite food, and I love getting different types of chocolate to try. It’s an easy but delicious gift.
16. A blanket
I got a blanket from a friend this year and it’s super cozy and cute, and I really like it. Blankets are cute and useful.
17. A mug
My sister is obsessed with mugs– she’s got a whole shelf in our kitchen dedicated to her mugs. Although I don’t love mugs as much as her, I was excited when I finally got my own mug for Christmas this year from a friend.
18. Tea or coffee or hot chocolate
Typically someone likes at least one of these things, and it’s a pretty easy gift to find.
19. Face masks
Face masks are the perfect spa night gift for your friend. They’re fairly easy to find and they’re fun, especially if you do them together!
20. (Fun) socks
I got my friend some socks for Christmas last year, and she really liked them because they were fun socks with ramen on them, and she loves ramen. I got some Christmas socks this year, and I put them on the day that I got them because I liked them a lot.
21. An experience.
This one is my favorite. A few times, for my cousins’ birthday, we’ve just taken her out shopping and had a sleepover. Oftentimes, the memories made are worth much more than a store-bought gift, and it’s much more fun.
Thinking of gift ideas can be difficult, but with these ideas, you’ll be able to easily come up with an idea for any teenage girl that you know. These gift ideas are easy and simple, not super expensive, and are fairly easy to find at a store near you.
In case you didn’t notice from reading through, I get a lot of stuff from Walgreens :)