If you want to know what to buy a 14-year-old girl, you’re not alone. It is notoriously difficult to choose a gift for a girl in her early teens.
At this age, they’re not necessarily ready for the kind of presents we give to adults, but they are way past the stage for a character-driven toy.
- Has a built-in microphone
- Has 16 color modes
- 33 feet of lights
- Hard-wearing & practical
- Has a hidden pocket
- Door or wall mounted
- Comes with jewelry cabinet
- Has 5 workout bands
- Includes full workout guide
- Xertified Fair Trade product
- Great for hardcore computer geeks
- Easy to mount
- For indoor or outdoor use
- Complete drawing set
- Comes in a sturdy carrying case
- High-quality digital video camera
- High-resolution tiltable screen
- Includes must have accessories
- Eco-conscious products
What Should I Get a 14-Year-Old for Her Birthday?
The easiest way to get your teen something they want for their birthday is to ask. You don’t have to commit to buying anything they ask for, but it will at least give you an idea of what could be well received. It might remove some of the element of surprise you like to have when you give a gift, but it’s better to give someone something they want than surprise them with something they don’t.
If you are asked for an item that is too expensive for your budget or unsuitable for her age, you can say you can’t afford it. Then you can look for something similar but more affordable, an item that is an appropriate substitute, or something with the same theme.
You can also get gift ideas by listening to her talk about the things she would like to do. If your teen mentions she would like to update her bedroom or wishes she had a space of her own, you can choose something for her personal space that reflects her personality.
If you’re having a hard time finding a suitable gift, it’s impossible to go wrong with a gift of money or gift cards. When giving gift cards, though, make sure it’s to a store that has a wide variety of products or a gift card that can be used anywhere.
The Best Gifts for 14-Year-Old Girls of 2021
With those thoughts in mind, here is our list of the 50 best gifts for a 14-year-old girl. We’ve tried to choose items that span a wide range of price points and interests so there is something for every type of girl.
1. SoundBot Water-Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker
This water-resistant speaker from Soundbot is excellent for long showers, soaking in the bath, or taking with you to share music with your friends on the go. Available in six colors, the speaker has rechargeable batteries and will work for approximately six hours on a full charge.
The Bluetooth connection has a range of around 33 feet and you can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device, including your phone. This means you can listen to music, use the built-in microphone, and enjoy hands-free calling on your phone.
2. Pangton Villa LED Strip Lights
You don’t need any DIY skills to install these LED strip lights from Pangton Villa. You simply peel off the backing and stick the strips directly onto a clean surface.
Once installed, you can use the remote to choose between 16 color modes, set the lights to stay on, blink, or chase, and adjust the brightness levels. The fade mode cycles slowly from one color to the next.
This kit includes almost 33 feet of lights, the remote, a power block, and a set of clips for those places where you want lights but don’t want to stick them directly to the surface.
3. Mid-Calf Military-Style Combat Boots
If you are confident you know your teen’s shoe size and style preferences, these combat boots from Dream Pairs manage to be hard-wearing practical, and super appealing all in one faux fur-lined package.
The synthetic material of the upper and the rubber sole makes these appropriate for anyone who is vegan, or who does not want to wear leather. The side zipper opening means you don’t have to undo and retie your boots every time you wear them. If your teen hates to carry a purse, they can stash money and a house key in the hidden pocket in the boots.
4. Organizer and Mirror Combo
This door or wall mounted cabinet from Nicetree provides your 14-year-old-girl with a full-length mirror, but it has another use. Unlock the door of this cabinet and you’ll discover a jewelry cabinet for storing earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
There are also several shelves on which your teen can store cosmetics, toiletries, or any other items they want to keep locked away from their siblings. The inside is lit up by six LEDs, so they can find what they need without turning on their room lights.
5. Whatafit Resistance Bands Set
For active teens who do not have the room for gym equipment, the next best thing is a set of workout bands. Whatafit makes this set which includes five bands ranging from 10 pounds to 50 pounds in 10-pound increments.
The set also includes handles, a door mounting fixture, a pair of ankle straps, a storage and carrying case, and a full workout guide.
6. Circuit Board Photo Frame
For the teen who prefers her gifts to be ethically sourced, there is the circuit board photo frame from Ten Thousand Villages. A certified Fair Trade product, this photo frame is handmade in Sarai Tarin, India from discarded, pre-consumer computer parts.
The frame is suitable for photographs measuring 4×6 inches. This is also a great gift for teens who are hardcore computer geeks.
7. EverKing Hanging Rope Chair
This hanging rope chair from EverKing is easy to mount with just one fixing and can be used both indoors and out.
Both the ropes and the two cushions are made from a machine washable cotton polyester blend. The swing will hold up to 250 pounds, and there are four color combinations from which to choose.
8. Shuttle Art Sketch Kit
Shuttle Art sketch kit is a complete drawing set with everything your 14-year-old-girl might need to explore drawing with pencils and pastels.
There are 12 graphite pencils in a variety of hardnesses, three charcoal pencils, and four pastel pencils. The set also includes a wide range of pastel, charcoal, and graphite sticks, two sketch pads, a plethora of accessories, and a sturdy carrying case in which to store it all.
9. Canon Creator Kit
This kit from Canon provides your would-be videographer with a high-quality digital video camera, tripod, memory card, and extra battery so they can capture life on the go.
The high-resolution tiltable screen allows you to take photos from difficult angles, as well as providing a way to ensure you are ready for your close-up.
Built-in wi-fi technology allows you to upload your film directly to select social media sites or to your computer for editing.
10. VSCO Girl Stuff
From the tie-dye scrunchies to wear on your wrists to the reusable drinking straw to use with your Starbucks, this VSCO Girl kit has all of the essentials for the aspiring teen trend follower.
The phone “pop socket” is emblazoned with “and I oop” and the canvas cosmetics bag reminds us to Save the Turtles. The only downside is that you may begin to see some of the 50 vinyl stickers everywhere you look in your teen’s room.
11. Razer Kraken Kitty Gaming Headset
Designed to be comfortable for hour after hour of use, the Kraken headset from Razer has cooling, gel-infused cushioning to prevent overheating or pressure during epic gaming marathons.
Stream responsive RGB lighting works with the Razer streamer companion app to respond to audience emoticons and alerts mid-stream. The THX 7.1 surround sound provides accurate spatial audio information beyond standard 7.1 surround sound directional cues.
12. Burt's Bees Classics Gift Set
A simple, but thoughtful, Burt’s Bees gift set, this collection of classic items includes lip balm, cuticle cream, foot cream, hand repair cream, rescue ointment, and a hand salve. The products come packaged in a presentation tin which doubles as a keepsake box. All of the items are lightly scented.
13. Snack Box Variety Pack
Everyone gets the munchies from time to time. What better way to deal with them than a great big box of snacks?
This gift box comes packed with a variety of sweet and savory snack packs, each one a good size for a pocket, a backpack, or to recharge between Tic Tok dances. If your teen is calorie-conscious, she might like individually packaged snacks as a way to avoid overeating.
14. Reading Journal For Book Lovers
This gorgeous kids journal has the expected pages to track your reading. But it also includes recommended book lists for multiple genres, an “Award Winning Books To Read” checklist, and multiple other sections.
For those who are willing to let their books out of their sight, it even has a section for tracking borrowed books.
15. Backpack, Crossbody Bag, and Change Purse Set
If your teen has a bit of an OCD about matching, this set is a great pick. Available in six color combinations, this canvas backpack, crossbody bag, and change purse combo gives your 14-year-old girl plenty of options when it comes to going out.
The backpack has multiple internal pockets, including a dedicated, padded space for a tablet or laptop. The crossbody bag is roomy enough for a phone or tablet, lunch, and some personal items.
16. Clay Jewelry Dish Craft Kit
There are plenty of kiddie crafts available out there, but fewer options for the younger teen. That’s why we adore this trinket dish craft kit.
There are enough supplies to make three useful dishes that are listed as being for jewelry, but are just as handy for keys or any other similarly sized items.
17. Sherpa Trim Plush Robe
These Sherpa trim robes are a pretty yet practical gift for the teen girl in your life. There are 11 diverse colors and patterns to choose from, and the sizes range from extra small to 3X.
The robe is lightweight but still warm and snuggly so it’s suitable all year round. As it is designed to be knee-length, it works well for girls who are on the shorter side.
18. Nadia Comforter Set
With a comforter, a pillow sham, and two decorative pillows, this comforter set is made from wrinkle-resistant, machine washable, microfiber. The fabric is also hypo-allergenic and OEKO-TEX certified, which means it’s free from harmful chemicals.
It is available in twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king/cal king with a choice of purple, yellow, or teal trim.
19. WithIt LED Book Light
Unlike some other book lights, this one from WithIt opens wide enough to comfortably accommodate hardcover books.
It gives off approximately 20 watts of light, which is plenty bright enough to read by but not so bright it will disturb other people. This makes it a solid choice for siblings who share a room.
20. Canon Pixma TR150 Wireless, Mobile Printer
The Pixma TR150 mobile printer from Canon is easy to set up and battery-powered. You can use it to print wirelessly from your phone, tablet, or laptop.
This makes it ideal for teens who may need a printer in different locations, such as the homes of different relatives, friends’ houses, or school.
21. Freeman 12 Mask Party Pack
Whether they are for a spa-day themed birthday party, a sleepover, or all for one girl, this party pack provides two each of six different face masks. The masks work well for every type of skin, even sensitive.
Give these alone, or add more skincare products to make up your own beauty basket.
22. Adidas Women's Grand Court Sneaker
A classic tennis-inspired sports shoe from Adidas, the women’s Grand Court sneaker is made from a durable, synthetic faux leather and comes in 38 color combinations. It’s a great pick for teens who like retro shoes.
Midsole cushioning makes these an extremely comfortable choice for those times you want to express your sporty side but do not necessarily want to wear your sport-specific footwear.
23. Lily England Hair Brush Set
This salon professional’s hairbrush set contains a trio of brushes, each with a comfortable, non-slip gel handle.
A vent brush with wide-spaced bristles makes blow-drying a breeze, while the round barrel brush helps to add volume. The set is rounded out with a paddle brush for straightening and detangling.
24. T.S. Shure Woodburning Creations Kit
This set includes everything you need to begin your wood-burning journey. It has a variety of woodburning projects, watercolor paints, brushes, wood glue, and sandpaper. It also has a good quality wood-burning stylus you can continue to use after the rest of the kit is used up.
The entire set comes packaged in a hinged wooden box that can be decorated and used to store the burner when not in use.
25. Women in Science
New York Times bestseller Women in Science tells the stories of 50 exceptional women who made their mark in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
From the more well-known, such as Marie Curie and Jane Goodall, to the yet to be widely recognized, such as Patricia Bath and Katherine Johnson, this book explores those who have paved the way so that your teen can blaze her own trail.
26. Brooke & Vine
Each a little smaller than a standard A4 sheet, these three prints from Brooke & Vine add a pop of inspirational color to the walls of your teen gift recipient.
Choose from the beautiful bronzes of the Good Vibe Tribe, the teal and purple Good Vibes Only, or the pastels and collage look of the VSCO Girl four-pack of prints.
27. The How-To Cookbook for Teens
The How-To Cookbook for Teens may be a gift for your 14-year-old-girl, but what she learns from it will last her a lifetime.
More than a book of ingredients and methods for specific dishes, this cookbook tells you how to adjust a recipe for a different number of people. It also teaches the basics of knife skills and explains the whys behind cooking techniques.
28. Lazy One Animal Paw Slippers
Cute and cuddly they may be, but there’s nothing that says “child-like” about these animal paw slippers from Lazy One.
The slippers are thick and snug with a comfortable padded lining. They have a sole of infused non-skid rubber dots to prevent you from slipping. Best of all, they are machine washable and a quick spin in the laundry is enough to get them looking as good as new again.
29. Jaipur Handloom Twin Golden Ombre
For the budding Bohemian in your life, this Jaipur tapestry works as a wall hanging, a bedspread, a yoga mat, or a beach towel. Your teen could get a lot of use with this 100 percent cotton piece that is handmade in India.
Approximately the same size as the top surface of a twin bed, multiple color options are available.
30. Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit
Spikeball is a two-on-two ball game that can be played either indoors, if you have enough room, or outside.
This kit has a spikeball frame with collapsible legs for easy storage. The net can be adjusted to make it tighter for new players or looser for the more experienced. Having three balls means you don’t have to run the ball down between points, and the whole set comes with a convenient storage bag.
31. Jenga Book Lovers Edition
Jenga is a timeless classic, but even our favorite games can benefit from the occasional overhaul.
This book lovers edition adds an extra dimension of play. Each piece has a foil embossed book-based question on the side, and you can add in the rule that you must answer the question before removing the block.
For non-book loving friends and family, it can be played just like regular Jenga.
32. If You Can Read This Novelty Socks
Each of these pairs of socks has “If you can read this” on the sole of the right sock and another phrase on the sole of the left.
Choose from “Bring me some chocolate,” “Bring me some donuts,” or one of the other phrases available. The socks are also decorated with the item requested, are machine washable, and come in U.S. women’s sizes 7 and up.
33. Stationery Organizer
For the girl who still loves stationery, this high volume storage pouch has room to stack up to 50 pens or pencils, plus a variety of other items such as small notepads, Post-It notes, and clips.
Inside, there are pouches to keep your items separated as well as elasticated holders, nets, and zippered pockets.
34. Burritos Tortilla Blanket
Wrap yourself up in comfort and fun with a giant, circular tortilla blanket from Meremaker. Choose from four sizes ranging from 47 inches to a whopping 90 inches across. If burritos aren’t your thing, there are waffle, pizza, and pita bread options.
These blankets are printed on both sides, 100 percent cotton, and come with a matching storage bag.
35. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Updated for the digital age, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens takes the principles of the original “Seven Habits” book and applies them to things that are relevant for today’s teens.
As well as how to improve self-image and resist peer pressure, there is advice on how to navigate social media, cyberbullying, and much, much more.
36. Fruit of the Loom Girls' Undershirts
Basic, but in a good way, these cami tops and tanks from Fruit of the Loom are a timeless classic for girls of almost every style.
With comfortable straps and a lightweight, slightly stretchy fabric, you can choose from a pack of three, five, six, or ten. The packs come in all white or assorted colors.
37. Noahas Abstract Shaggy Rug
A random dye swirl process makes each of these thick and luxurious feeling rugs one-of-a-kind. Sized to fit well next to a bed, the fluffy shag is warm and comforting on the feet, while the non-slip backing prevents you from taking an unwanted slide across the floor.
38. Watercolor Brush Pen Set
This pack of 20 watercolor pens has a good range of vibrant colors for “painting” on the go. The pens are prefilled so you can use them “as-is” or you can use the refillable water pen to dilute the colors for a more authentic watercolor look.
Flexible, shaped nylon tips make them pleasant to work with, and the point makes it easy to create fine detail.
39. Kootion Pendant and Flash Drive
This is at least two and could even be three gifts in one.
First, you have the chunky silver color and pink crystal heart that is worn as a necklace. Second, you open up the heart and discover the USB drive.
The third? Fill the drive with all of your favorite photos.
40. BalanceFrom GoYoga 7-Piece Set
Two thumbs up for the Balancefrom GoYoga set that provides everything from a full-size yoga mat and yoga mat towel to a pair of yoga blocks, a yoga knee pad, a stretch strap, and a hand towel.
There is also a mat strap so your yoga mat can go wherever you go, and the mats themselves are available in either ¼-inch or ½-inch thicknesses.
41. SHANY Carry All Makeup Case
Choosing cosmetics for someone else can be tricky, but when you choose this make-up and carry case set from SHANY you don’t have to worry. There is something for everyone in this kit.
Eight quads of eyeshadow, four full-sized lipsticks, double-sided eyeliner, brushes, a mirror, and moor are packed into the reusable case, which itself is available in four designs.
Also, SHANY is a member of PETA and all of their make-up is 100 percent cruelty-free.
42. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
The blue light emitted from the screens of our electronics has been shown to increase eye fatigue and cause problems with sleep regulation.
These simple blue light blocking glasses have no magnification. Instead, they are designed to filter out the blue light, preventing tired, dry, itchy eyes, and stopping the impact on our sleep patterns.
This is a good gift for girls who are on their phones, gaming, or studying at their screens.
43. Amazon.com Gift Card and Shipping Box
Some people see gift cards as a cop-out, but they are a way of making sure the person you love ends up with something they want.
If you feel bad giving a gift card, you may want to choose this option from Amazon. Not only is it a physical gift card rather than an electronic one, but it comes in a mini Amazon shipping box.
44. Fred THE END Dramatic Bookend
THE END bookends from Fred provide support for your book while making you smile. The angled end fits within your last book and leaves your tomes looking like they are about to fall over onto the silhouetted figure below.
Powder-coated steel, it comes one in a package. It’s light, yet heavy enough to withstand the weight of your teen’s printed words.
45. ManyBox Mini Projector
Connect this mini-projector to your laptop, smartphone, games console, or even a USB drive and enjoy small screen action made big.
Rather than everyone being huddled around a small screen, now you can all sit back and relax while watching the same images projected onto the wall. We take ours with us while camping and enjoy scary movies in the woods.
46. Otamatone Deluxe
Press down on the play surface of the Otamatone to create a variety of electronic sounds, then slide your fingers to change the tone from low to high and back again.
Squeeze the Otamatone’s mouth to create a “wah” effect and connect to your headphones, earbuds, amp, or speakers via the 3.5mm headphone jack.
47. Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer
The sturdy, composite construction of this balance board trainer belies the soft, comfortable surface on which you can stand either in shoes or barefoot. Meanwhile, the roller won’t damage your floors and neither will the specialist grip strip on the board’s underside.
Use the balance board to build strength in your core, improve your balance, or just to have fun.
48. Fatboy Original Stonewashed Bean Bag Chair
This chair is way better than the rounded bean bags that you sink into as soon as you sit down. The beanbag chair from Fatboy is soft enough to be stunningly comfortable, yet firm enough not to have you sink through and hit the floor.
Renowned for its durability, the Fatboy will still be in great shape when your teen is ready to leave home.
49. Action Village Tippmann Paintball Set
A great starter package for the paintball newbie, the Action Village Tippmann kit has a heavy-duty semi-automatic CO2 powered rifle with a red dot sight and a carrying sling.
The red dot sight requires a battery, but you can use the gun without it. With or without the sight the accuracy is excellent.
50. SweatyRocks Women’s Long Sleeve Colorblock
This relaxed fit sweatshirt with a drawstring hoodie is made for girls who want casual style with a huge dose of comfort.
The soft, slightly fleecy inside is warm and cozy. It stands up well to multiple trips through the laundry. With nine color combinations available, there’s bound to be a combo your teen will adore.
Good Luck With The Gift Giving
Choosing the right gift for anyone is tough, but picking something a 14-year-old-girl would like to receive is way up there as one of the most challenging gift-giving tasks.
If asking her what she would like isn’t an option, or if there isn’t anything you can buy on her “must-have” list, then there is always the gift-card option. At least that way, she will end up with an item she would like.