How to get it right.
If you have a teenage girl at the moment, then it can be a struggle to know what you can get her as a gift, because a lot of young people these days seem to have everything that they want already. The best thing to do is to let her have some kind of input, but without telling her exactly what she is getting.
A good tip would be to give her a couple of clothing catalogues, and ask her to pick some things out that she likes. If she picks a selection of clothes from it, then you can choose which of them you are going to buy which means that she is still going to be surprised. If she has a charm bracelet, then she can do the same here, and you can inform family and friends which of the charms she likes so that nobody can get her the same thing as you are doing. If she is your daughter, then it might be a good idea to take her shopping on her birthday once she has received her birthday money from all of her other relatives. You could give her a budget that she is allowed to spend while you’re out, and this means that she would be able to get whatever she likes. This is good as it means that no money is wasted on things that you’re not sure if she is ever going to wear or use.
Another good idea for a teenage girl is some kind of voucher for a spa treatment. A lot of teenagers are obsessed with the way that their bodies look, and this means that a girl might find that a treatment such as this is very attractive to her. You could book a ticket for her and another ticket for someone of her choice to take with her on the day. If you’re lucky, she might even choose you! It is best if you don’t book her in for a specific treatment, but allow her to choose which one she wants on her own, as this means that she can look forward to it and have some kind of input into her own gift.
Things like bath sets are always welcomed by teenage girls, because of the fact that they’re interested in their own body image. You could make up a goody bag of things that she can use in the bath, and you don’t have to spend too much money on it either. This means that she will be able to enjoy these products for a couple of months which is much better than getting something that is going to be used up in just a couple of weeks like it would be if you bought her chocolate or anything like that. The most important thing is that you buy a gift that you are happy with, and that you know she is going to be happy with, too.