Best Gifts for 17-Year-Old Girls of 2021

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Confidently buy a gift for the 17 year-old-girl in your life.

If you’re having trouble finding the best gift for 17-year-old girls, you’ve come to the right place. We asked the teenagers in our lives what they would like, compiled their responses, and scoured the internet for a wide range of suitable items.

We’ve got gifts for girls of every interest, across a wide range of price points. We tried to include plenty of items that would be useful at home, or if they were to leave home in the next few years. Finding the right present will cut back on your stress and bring back the joy involved with gift giving.

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  • Multi-colored flameless candles
  • Multi-function remote control
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A Gift Of Note
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  • Colorful self sticking sheets
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A Bright Idea
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  • Huge three-paneled mirror
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Reading & Viewing Comfort
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  • Trendy selection of graphic prints
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What Should I Get a 17-Year-Old Girl for Her Birthday?

When you’re trying to choose a gift for a 17-year-old girl, take the time to think about what she likes to do, how she likes to spend her time, and what plans she has for her future.

If you cannot ask her directly what she might like, browse her social media feeds, or ask her friends or other family members. You can also sneakily ask her what kind of gifts her friends are getting and what she thinks of them.

Feeling completely stumped? There’s nothing wrong with deciding to buy her a gift card so she can buy herself anything she wants. It’s better to ensure your money is well spent by coming up with something she’ll use, rather than wasting it on something she won’t just because you wanted to surprise her.


The Best Gifts for 17-Year-Old Girls of 2021

Whether you have a girly girl or more of a gamer girl, here are the 50 best gifts for 17-year-old girls.

1. GTRacing Bluetooth Speaker Gaming Chair

Online Comfort

For those who enjoy gaming, streaming, have online meetings and classes, or simply spend a lot of time at their computer, the GTRacing gaming chair combines ergonomic comfort with flexibility and excellent built-in sound.

The chair has a strong metal frame, cushioned support system, and a black faux leather cover with a choice of five accent colors. Removable lumbar and neck supports, adjustable armrests, and a recline function make this chair so comfortable, you may want one for yourself.


2. LED Lytes Multi-Colored Flameless Candles

Not Burning, Just Hot

Flameless candles have been a thing for a while now, but this three-pack from LED Lytes takes the concept to a whole other level.

Choose from either round or square, and you’ll receive three candles, each of which is three inches wide. In height, there’s one four-inch, one five-inch, and one six-inch candle, all of which are in an off-white ivory color. The good stuff happens when you turn them on.

Instead of a standard faux flame, you have an LED that not only flickers but can be changed, via remote control, to one of thousands of colors.


3. Themed Sticky Notes Booklet

A Gift Of Note

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild has six different note sets designed to appeal to a range of fandoms. There’s the Dr. Who set featuring the 13th Doctor and her team. The Tardis contains both a notepad and five separate sets of coordinating sticky notes.

Meanwhile, serious art fans can choose the Frida Kahol set, or the less serious art aficionados may enjoy the Bob Ross option.


4. Conair Reflections Double-Sided, Lighted, Makeup Mirror

A Bright Idea

Rather than a huge three-paneled mirror with multiple light effects and magnifications, we went for the more practical and portable double-sided, lighted mirror from Conair.

The mirror rotates a full 360 degrees, with one side being a standard 1x magnification and the other 10x magnification. This allows you to see what you are doing in the context of your entire face or flip the mirror for a close-up view while you tweeze those brows.

LED lighting around the outside of the mirror is powered by 3x AAA batteries, and the LED bulb has a lifetime guarantee.


5. Peeramid Tablet/ Phone/Bookrest

Reading And Viewing Comfort

No matter where you are, the Peeramid provides a way to hold up your book, phone, tablet, or e-reader, without having to use your hands.

Place it on your lap and snack while you read, sit it on the table, and put your feet up while you watch. The Peeramid even has a pocket in which you can store your next-to-be-read volume.

Simply stand your book or device on the soft but firm padded edge, and it will lean against the main pyramid, and the built-in rope bookmark means you’ll never lose your place again.


6. Maybe Swearing Will Help Adult Coloring Book

Coloring Therapy

A coloring book and 30 markers combo, this “slightly sweary” coloring book features images such as a giant, patterned fish to color with the caption “Holy Carp.”

While not to everyone’s taste, and certainly not for children, this is a decidedly adult twist on a children’s gift, which makes it a good present for a teen on the cusp of adulthood.


7. Canon EOS REBEL T7 Camera

Video And Stills

If your teen enjoys photography or videography, the Canon EOS Rebel is, in our experience, a great camera. It’s a good pick for those who want to take a step away from their phone cameras and dip their toes into the world of the digital DSLR.

This bundle comes with an 18-55mm lens and a memory card included, so your teen will have everything they need to begin recording the rest of their life.


8. Live Infinitely Infuser Water Bottles

Epic Flavored Water

Forever Fused is a 32-ounce infuser water bottle that allows you to create flavored waters at home. You can fill the full-length infuser rod with your choice of fruits and/or vegetables and lock it into place in the center of the bottle. Then, fill the bottle with water and enjoy flavored water for the rest of your day.

Made of dishwasher safe, shatterproof, BPA-free plastic, the bottle has a lid lock to prevent leaks and a convenient traveling hook for transport.


9. Hanging Planter Air Fern Holder

Decor With A Difference

This pair of glass terrariums can be hung by the jute rope included in the package or placed on a tabletop for display.

The set contains one tear-drop and one spherical terrarium, both of which have a large opening at the front through which to place your air ferns, stones, mosses, or whatever else you would like to display.


10. Adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Xpressive Shoes

Walking On Clouds

While clothing and footwear can be challenging to buy for someone, the Cloudfoam QT Racers from Adidas are a sports casual shoe that many like.

Available in 40 colors or patterns, the rubber sole is topped with a layer of memory foam to provide a soft, comfortable, cloud-like cushion for your feet. The upper is a knit textile and can be surface washed with a damp soapy cloth.


11. Kindle Essentials Bundle E-Reader

Pocket Library

This 8GB Kindle can hold thousands of books, and a single charge will last for approximately 14 hours. The wireless, fully autonomous e-reader does not require a computer or other device to download your books and other content.

The adjustable lighting on the display allows you to read in a variety of environments, so there’s no more having to find a shady spot in which to enjoy your book outside. Also, you can listen to audiobooks. The bundle comes with a cover to keep your screen safe.


12. Carstens Inc. Rustic Sherpa Fleece Throw

Snug And Sumptuous

A generously sized 54 x 68 inches, this 2-inch thick throw from Carstens has an off-white deep, sherpa plush on one side and a smoother, vibrantly colored pattern on the other.

The throw is warm and snuggly but not too heavy, making it ideal for the bedroom, or for taking with you on a trip, or even a move to college.


13. New Phone, Who Dis? Card Game

Off Phone “Texting” Fun

Designed specifically for those 17+, New Phone, Who Dis? is a game best played with three or more players.

Each player is dealt several Reply cards; then players take it in turn to be the Receiver. The receiver turns over a Text card, and the other players choose one of the replies in their hand. The funniest response, according to the Receiver, wins a point.

The player with the most points wins.


14. Resistance Bands Set

Compact Workouts

This resistance band set includes five high-quality resistance bands. It also has a door anchor, two cushioned hand grips, two ankle straps, one figure of eight exercise cord, and a protective sleeve that allows you to use the bands while wrapped around a non-smooth surface.

The 10-, 20-, 30-, 40-, and 50-pound bands can be used individually or stacked together to give up to 150 pounds of resistance.


15. EcoTools Interchangeable Makeup Brushes

Flexible Face Tools

If you have a 17-year-old girl who adores make-up but you are unsure of which items to buy for her, these interchangeable make-up brushes are an excellent option.

One brush handle comes with five heads that include two brushes, a make-up blender sponge, an under-eye de-puffer roller, and a face mask applicator.


16. ThinkGeek Steampunk-Styled Tesla Analog Watch

Steampunk Stylings

For those with a less mainstream taste, this steampunk-inspired watch is half timepiece and half work of art.

The weathered brass look case holds a Japanese movement and is mounted on a leather strap. Two faux vacuum tubes sit atop the watch face, and at the flick of a switch, the red LEDs light up to give the appearance of functioning tubes.


17. Car Roadside Emergency Kit

Safety First

For new or soon-to-be new drivers, a roadside emergency kit is both a thoughtful and a practical gift that could, realistically, be a lifesaver.

This kit is a compact 12.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 inches and includes a foldable safety triangle, work gloves, jump leads, a tow strap, and a ten-piece First Aid kit. It also includes a safety vest, LED flashlight, emergency blanket, and more.

There is also a multi-tool for the car cabin with a seatbelt cutter and window breaker.


18. Samsung Galaxy A21 Factory Unlocked Cell Phone

Unlocked Flexibility

The new Samsung A-Series phones offer high-end features at more affordable prices.

The main camera has four lenses with 16 mps, and the phone has a generous 32 GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded through the use of an SD memory card. A 6.5-inch edge-to-edge display gives a full 6.4-inches of usable screen.

Factory unlocked, the Samsung Galaxy A21 is compatible with all major U.S. networks.


19. Letters to My Future Self Book

A New Kind Of Keepsake

Letters To My Future Self is part memory book, part journal, part planner, and part personal exploration tool, all rolled into one lightweight, spiral-bound book that’s as easy to use as it is to store for the future.

This journal has lots of space to write about who you were, who you are, and who you want to be, plus plenty of room for photos, ticket stubs, greetings cards, and other memorabilia.

We found this was an adorable gift to round off one chapter in life before opening another.


20. Pinky Up Tea Pot and Cup

Tea For Two One

Not everyone is a coffee fan. There are some tea fanatics out there too, and if the 17-year-old girl in your life is one of the latter, this is a cute yet stylish gift idea that she can enjoy for years to come.

The 12-ounce teapot sits atop an 8-ounce cup, which sits on a large deep saucer. The set is delivered in a presentation box for gifting.


21. Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Timeless Threads

Some clothing items go out of fashion quickly, others never really arrive in fashion, but a few pieces remain fashionable, never going out of style. The motorcycle jacket is one of those rare pieces.

This faux leather cropped motorcycle jacket has side pockets, a waist buckle, and a classic offset zipper.


22. LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

Bathly Delights

Made in the U.S., this gift set contains 12 bath bombs, each of which is around two inches in diameter and roughly two and a half ounces in weight.

You receive 12 different fragrances, and while the bombs fizz away and color the water, they are guaranteed not to stain your bathtub.


23. Sterling Silver Birthstone Stud Earrings

Stunning Studs

It’s hard to go wrong with a pair of stud earrings, and these sterling silver birthstone earrings from Amazon are made with 92.5 percent sterling silver.

Butterfly backings hold the earrings secure, and a claw setting holds the stone. Choose the birthstone for the month in which your gift recipient arrived, or pick their favorite color instead.


24. Music Monkey with Headphone

Musical Decor

As your teen is on the cusp of adulthood, perhaps it’s time to upgrade from posters on their walls to actual artworks. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun, and this whimsical chimpanzee in headphones proves the point.

Hand-painted in oil, this chimp is the ideal way to brighten a bedroom or dorm room wall.


25. Tibetan Singing Bowl Set

Soothing Sounds

While many people buy or gift a Tibetan sing bowl for use in formal meditation, yoga, or mindfulness activities, we bought ours because it is a lovely piece in its own right.

Not only does it look good, but taking a moment to sit and make the bowl sing, is a stress-relieving, mindfulness activity for those who do not practice them.


26. Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle

Craft-tastic

A Cricut machine allows the user to upload images and cut them out of a variety of materials, from simple cardstock to specialist iron-on fabric inks.

Use the machine to create decor, personalized items, jewelry — the list is almost endless. A Cricut is also an excellent way to make money with a side hustle.


27. Grow a Boyfriend Novelty Item

Silly Fun

This is a silly, fun item that even a cash-strapped sibling can afford to give as a gag gift.

This small, dried “boyfriend” can be dropped into water, where it will grow to six times its original size. It’s available in girlfriend, husband, and wife versions.


28. The Driving Book

Gift Of Knowledge

The Driving Book is not a text-book style “how-to” guide, but rather a series of stories from teens, law enforcement, driving instructors, and others, sharing their experiences of difficult situations.

This updated version includes advice about texting, music playlists, GPS, and other tech your teen may be using in the car.


29. Amazon.com Gift Card

Flexible Gifting

Gift cards are an excellent choice when either you can’t decide what to buy, you have no idea what to choose, or that longed-for item is out of your budget.

The advantage to Amazon gift cards is that you can send them virtually, include an animated card, or send a physical gift card in one of many cute gift boxes or tins.


30. Mohawk Home Aurora Foliage Friends Rug

Brightening Floors

A good quality rug brightens up a room. It can also make a cold, wooden, tile, or stone floor a warmer place to put your feet when you get out of bed.

Then, when they move out and take the rug with them, it’s a reminder of home every morning. This could be a great choice for a 17-year-old who will be starting college soon.


31. Candle-Making Kit

Make And Enjoy

This candle-making kit has everything your teen will need to create their own soy candles, including the pitcher in which to melt the wax and a thermometer to ensure they reach the correct temperature.

Six decorative tins, color wax melts, and fragrances allow the maker to create candles in multiple color and scent combinations.


32. Under Armour Women's Vanish Mesh Leggings

Performance Meets Comfort

Microthread technology means these leggings wick sweat away from your body and dry exceptionally fast, preventing the discomfort and chaffing experienced by other leggings.

Offset seams avoid the common pressure points, mesh panels promote breathability, and an envelope pocket in the rear waistband provides secure transport for your phone.


33. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker II

Grab And Go Sound

A single charge of the Bose Soundlink gives around eight hours of high-quality musical entertainment via a link to any Bluetooth or NFC device.

The soft silicone outer cover ensures the speaker is safe from liquid splashes, no matter what direction they come from, and the mic means this doubles as a speakerphone for conference, personal, or Zoom calls.


34. Adulting Notepad

First Steps In Adulting

If you have a teen who needs constant nagging, this adulting notepad might help them transition to independence.

As well as an area for “to do” items and appointments, there are checklists to ensure you have showered, worn matching socks, and are not eating cereal for dinner.

Also important are the sections for “errands I can’t ignore anymore” and “people to contact, reluctantly.”


35. High School Activities Book

The Countdown Is On

This edition of 97 Things To Do Before You Finish High School is split into nine sections from “for your personal development” and “for your body” to “things to do with or friends” and “things to do with or for family.”

Actual things to do include the practical, such as write a resume, to the fun, like host a film night.


36. Sushi Socks Box

Tasty Toes

For sock lovers or sushi fans, the sushi socks box is a fun gift that’s likely to raise a smile as well as keep their toes warm.

Three pairs of 80 percent cotton socks are printed and packaged to look like the most popular of sushi – tamago nigiri, salmon nigiri, and cucumber maki. They come arranged in a faux sushi takeout box.


37. Healthy Snack Box Variety Pack

Yummy Tummy Filler

A tasty treat for your teen and their friends, the healthy snack box has 60 individually portioned items ranging from Snyder of Hanover mini pretzels and Pirate’s Booty aged white cheddar twists to Mott’s fruit gummies and Stretch Island fruit leather.

Suitable for school snacks, days out, or midnight munchies, the snack box should keep them going for a good few months.


38. Embroidery Backpack Purse

For the Fashionista

This canvas backpack with adjustable straps is covered on the front and top with vibrant embroidery in one of 11 colorful designs.

There’s a main compartment, an open pocket and a zipper pocket in the bag’s main body, and a second zippered pocket on the rear. Large enough for a tablet or lightweight chromebook, this is a fabulous choice for a fun yet stylish backpack.


39. Songmaster Songwriting Journal

For Music Lovers

For would-be, budding, or already doing it songwriters, this journal provides a place to record words, music, and notes, all in one convenient spot.

There are 180 thick, ivory-colored pages with a faux, vegan leather cover and a flexible spine that prevents the journal from breaking after constant use.


40. SweatyRocks Women's Hoodie

The Best Friend of a Casual Teen

SweatyRocks are known for their oversized, soft, comfortable hoodies. We would say that it is more of an oversized shape than actually big for the sizing.

Available in 36 color, image, and wording combinations, the drop shoulders and drawstring neck make this an ideal sweatshirt for relaxing weekends, camping trips, and lounging around the house.


41. Tree of Life Leather Bracelets

For Looking Good in a Hurry

Creating and coordinating a set of bracelets that look good together can be time-consuming and expensive. Alternatively, you can pick one of these leather bracelet sets that do all of the work for you.

Seven separate bracelets are mounted on a single, long clasp, meaning you put them on all at once for a coordinated look, straight out of the box.


42. Brother XM1010 Sewing Machine

For Fans of Sewing

This sewing machine from Brother is an ideal first machine for the beginner and the relatively experienced sewer.

There are ten stitch settings, an automatic threader, and a drop-in bobbin, as well as four sewing feet and an instructional DVD to get you started. It’s an excellent gift for a newbie at home or a more practiced sewer who is moving out on their own.


43. Kuston Sports Gym Bag

Sporty Style

Kuston has developed a lightweight, waterproof sports bag for the gym, school sports event, and even the odd weekend away.

As well as a generously proportioned main compartment, there is a deep side pocket specifically designed to take your shoes. Consequently, you do not have to worry about wet, muddy, smelly footwear making a mess of your clothes.


44. Artist Paint Palette Necklace

Arty Jewelry

Choosing a gift for a 17-year-old girl who enjoys painting can be tricky, especially if she has particular preferences for her paints and other materials. Avoid buying something she won’t use and pick up a pretty palette necklace instead.

The ten “paints” are synthetic gemstones of different colors, and the box chain on which it hangs is 16 inches long.


45. Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Jeans

Top Skinny

These pull-on skinny jeans from Levis are available in eight colors and three lengths, so you can be sure to choose the combination that suits her best.

The stretchy 82 percent cotton, 15 percent polyester, and 3 percent elastane fabric is guaranteed to keep its shape all day, so there are no baggy knees or butts to spoil the line of your jeans.


46. Digital LED Compound Microscope

For Science-Minded Girls

The solid metal construction and 360-degree binocular viewing head make this LED digital microscope incredibly comfortable to use. The built-in USB camera means you can view whatever is on your stage, on the screen of your laptop or tablet.

This higher-end digital microscope has eight levels of magnification — 40x, 80x, 100x, 200x, 400x, 800x, 1,000, and 2,000x, coaxial coarse and fine focusing knobs on both sides, and 5x, 10x, 40x, and 100x objectives.


47. Bonsai Tree Starter Kit

Big Tiny Gift

Buried within the gorgeous wooden presentation box of this kit, you’ll find four bonsai soil potting mix pods and mini burlap sacks in which to place them. Then you water the pods, plant one of the four different species of tree seed included, mark them with a bamboo sign, and wait.

As your trees grow, you can trim them with the bonsai pruning tool provided, and check out the bonsai book or online videos for help.


48. Intelligent Design Comforter Set

To Keep Toasty Warm at Night

Comforter sets from Intelligent design can be machine washed and dried, which is one reason we like them so much. Another reason is that you get a comforter and pillow shams, as well as a sheet set and decorative pillow to match.

Choose from four sizes and four patterns.


49. Genuine Leather Journal

A Journal Forever

Rather than just a standard journal, this Sovereign Gear Store journal has multiple details to make it a special gift to keep forever.

Handmade and ethically sourced, the journal has 300 pages of ivory color paper, which are held in place with leather stitching and binding. The hidden pen holder is great for the matching pen.

The journal comes in a presentation box, making it feel like the extra special gift it is.


50. Home Office Desk & Exercise Bike

Active, Not Sedentary

If your teen finds they have to spend more time than they would like sitting at their desk, attending online classes, and studying, or even if they have a work-from-home job, this could be the gift for them.

Place your laptop, tablet, or books on the adjustable height desk and get comfortable on the seat; adjust your pedal resistance, and away you go. Exercise for the brain and the body all in one compact spot.


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About the Author

Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.
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