40 Best Gifts for 17-Year-Olds If You Don’t Know Where to Start

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this adorable two-piece look

Ekouaer Womens Loungewear Set

Womens Loungewear Set

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this adorable two-piece look

Ekouaer Womens Loungewear Set

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Teenage girls may seem like the hardest bunch to shop for, but the power a cute two-piece set has on a 17-year-old gal will amaze you. Just trust me on this one! I mean, it’s a complete outfit that she can throw on and go. Expect lots of praise from her for this one!!

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this gift for the Taylor Swift fan

TOBGBE Album Inspired Gift

Album Inspired Gift

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this gift for the Taylor Swift fan

TOBGBE Album Inspired Gift

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Look no further if you’re trying to find something for the Swiftie! This pouch with Taylor’s different ~eras~ embroidered can be used to hold makeup, pens for school, or small miscellaneous items. She won’t be able to leave home without it!

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this easy-to-use digital camera

CAMKORY Digital Camera, FHD 1080P

Digital Camera, FHD 1080P

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this easy-to-use digital camera

CAMKORY Digital Camera, FHD 1080P

Credit: Amazon

Digital cameras are A Thing again, and the youths are all over it. This user-friendly and affordable option will allow her to capture super crisp photos. It even has a bunch of fun filter effects if they want to get creative with their pictures. Plus, its compact size means it’ll fit comfortably in most pockets and purses.

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this crystal box based on their horoscope

Faivykyd Birthstone, Natural Healing Crystals with Horoscope Box Set

Birthstone, Natural Healing Crystals with Horoscope Box Set

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this crystal box based on their horoscope

Faivykyd Birthstone, Natural Healing Crystals with Horoscope Box Set

Teen 101: If she’s an astrology lover, she’s probably into crystals. This customized box based on their zodiac sign features six different stones that’ll manifest allllll the good energy.

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these sparkly under-eye patches

grace & stella Award Winning Under Eye Mask (Blue, 24 Pairs)

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Award Winning Under Eye Mask (Blue, 24 Pairs)

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these sparkly under-eye patches

grace & stella Award Winning Under Eye Mask (Blue, 24 Pairs)

Now 29% Off

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Any 17-year-old would agree that skincare is more fun when the product is cute! Enter: These pretty under-eye masks that hydrate and tighten.

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this tiny photo printer

KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Color Printer (White)

Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Color Printer (White)

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this tiny photo printer

KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Color Printer (White)

Credit: Amazon

With this lil gadget, she’ll be able to print out pictures whenever she wants! Yep, this wireless mini photo printer will connect to her phone via Bluetooth where she’ll be able to make physical copies of her favorite photos.

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this blanket they can legit wear

THE COMFY Original | Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

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Original | Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

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this blanket they can legit wear

THE COMFY Original | Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

Credit: Amazon

I mean, it’s a blanket with sleeves, a hood, and a giant pocket… Of course, she’s gonna love it! (Wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up buying one for yourself too! 😏)

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this game-changing remote for TikTok

ADZERD TikTok Remote Control

TikTok Remote Control

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this game-changing remote for TikTok

ADZERD TikTok Remote Control

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You’re looking at a device that will scroll through TikTok, turn pages on her Kindle, and take photos hands-free for her. How so? It’s a Bluetooth remote where she can control her screen with just the press of a button.

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this Taylor Swift coded candle

CE CRAFT Smells Like Travis Kelce Candle

Smells Like Travis Kelce Candle

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this Taylor Swift coded candle

CE CRAFT Smells Like Travis Kelce Candle

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Get a 17-year-old girl a candle that “smells” like her celebrity crush and you’ll feel like you won the lottery. This one has beautiful notes of vanilla and oak.

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these quick press-ons

Glamnetic Press On Nails

Press On Nails

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these quick press-ons

Glamnetic Press On Nails

It’s probably hard for her to find time in her busy schedule to get her nails done. (And, let’s be real, she more than likely doesn’t have the budget for it because, ya know, they are #17.) Treat her to these fan-fave press-on nails that’ll give her a salon-level mani—right at home—in just a few minutes!

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this entertaining card game

Game That Song Fun Music Card Game

Fun Music Card Game

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this entertaining card game

Game That Song Fun Music Card Game

Credit: Amazon

Encourage her time with friends to be ~phone-free~ with this fun music card game! One person (aka the card dealer for every turn) will pick a topic from the deck of cards and the other players will play a song from their phone that they think matches the topic on the card the best. The card dealer will then choose who they think has the best song. They’ll be playing this all day long, watch!

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this travel-friendly safety device

She’s Birdie The Original Personal Safety Alarm

The Original Personal Safety Alarm

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this travel-friendly safety device

She’s Birdie The Original Personal Safety Alarm

Credit: Amazon

This may not be the cutest gift in the world, but it’ll keep her safe! It’s a small safety gadget she can take with her everywhere (unlike pepper spray and tasers which are illegal in some states) that’s both a loud siren and a strobe light. Whenever she feels unsafe, all she has to do is remove the top pin to activate it. It even comes with a keychain so she can attach it to her keyring, backpack, or belt loop.

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this precious stuffed toy

Squishmallows 12-Inch Daxxon Purple Alien

12-Inch Daxxon Purple Alien

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this precious stuffed toy

Squishmallows 12-Inch Daxxon Purple Alien

Credit: Amazon

The recipe for making a teen girl happy must include a Squishmallow plush toy. I don’t make the rules! So with that being said, how precious is this purple alien one? She’s gonna freak out when she sees it!!

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this pretty bookmark

HNQCPCVU Personalized Hand Embroidered Corner Bookmark

Personalized Hand Embroidered Corner Bookmark

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this pretty bookmark

HNQCPCVU Personalized Hand Embroidered Corner Bookmark

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What to get the reader that’s not a book? A unique bookmark! This beautiful embroidered one perfectly fits at the corner of a page. You can even add her initial to it to make it that much more special.

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this galaxy machine for their room

Rossetta Star Projector

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Star Projector

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this galaxy machine for their room

Rossetta Star Projector

Now 33% Off

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A star projector will instantly turn her room into a galaxy. It has 33 different light effects that are available in various colors and speeds so that they can change the ambiance depending on their mood. Other fun features include a night light, a Bluetooth speaker, and a white noise machine with eight soothing sounds.

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this birth chart book for the astrology girlie

Birthdate Co. The Personalized Birthdate Book

The Personalized Birthdate Book

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this birth chart book for the astrology girlie

Birthdate Co. The Personalized Birthdate Book

Now 17% Off

Credit: Birthdate Co.

Maybe you’re on the hunt for a gift that feels personal. In that case, I suggest getting her this made-to-order birthday book that’ll give her lots of enlightening information about her birth chart—including a detailed horoscope analysis and interesting insights about her life and personality.

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this automatic hair tool

Beachwaver B1 – Midnight Rose

B1 - Midnight Rose

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this automatic hair tool

Beachwaver B1 – Midnight Rose

Now 30% Off

Credit: Beachwaver

Betcha she doesn’t have a rotating curling iron in her life! All they have to do is make sure their hair is clamped in the barrel and from there, it’ll do all the hard work for them. Bonus: It’s pink!!

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this famous leggings

lululemon Align High-Rise Pant 25

Align High-Rise Pant 25

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this famous leggings

lululemon Align High-Rise Pant 25

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You’ll never go wrong with a pair of leggings—especially ones from lululemon. The brand’s Align High-Rise pants are famous for their stretchy, sweat-wicking, and second-skin-like fabric that feels like you’re not wearing any bottoms. They’re great for low-intensity workouts or as casual athleisurewear.

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this popular water bottle

Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw

FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw

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this popular water bottle

Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw

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Something about 17-year-old girls? They’ve gotta have an emotional support water bottle. A cute one at that! You’ll win all the points if you gift her this Owala stainless steel bottle that’ll keep her drink cold for up to 24 hours. She’ll have the choice to drink either from its spout or built-in straw by pushing its handy lock button opening. It even has a carry loop feature to make traveling with it easier!

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this celeb-owned skincare bundle

rhode skin the rhode kit

the rhode kit

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this celeb-owned skincare bundle

rhode skin the rhode kit

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Hailey Bieber’s skincare collection is definitely something she’s had her eyes on. And this is the chance to make her dreams come true! The kit has four hydrating essentials—the iconic Glazing Milk, the Peptide Glazing Fluid, the Barrier Restore Cream, and the viral Peptide Lip Treatment in Unscented—that she can use for her day and/or night routine.

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Megan Uy is an associate shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, where she searches for the best products in all things fashion, home, beauty, sex, gifts, and more, so you don’t have to. When she’s not writing for the site, she’s whipping up some cool and trendy content for the fashion section of the print magazine. She’s been with the brand since 2019 (when she was an itty-bitty editorial fellow), and she’s also written for Delish, House Beautiful, and People. Follow her on Instagram to get some BTS of the editor life and chaotic NYC content. Also, feel free to hit her up if you ever wanna discuss the madness that is TikTok

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