Buying gifts for older girls can be a challenging time – at the age of 17, they are approaching adulthood and any gift idea must be carefully assessed for suitability. Girls of 17 will no longer appreciate the same toys and games as they did when they were younger, and will instead be getting more interested in practical gifts they can make use of. So, if you are struggling to come up with the perfect gifts for 17 year old girl for her birthday, or any other special occasion, don’t worry, as here we have picked out a whopping 50 great ideas to browse through and select from. As well as our reviews of 50 different gift items, you will also find some tips and advice on choosing good gifts for teen girls.
Considerations When Choosing Gifts for Girls Aged 17
There are a few things to consider which can help you pick out the best birthday presents for girls. The main consideration is her age. Bear in mind that she’s no longer a child, and she’s well on her way to adulthood. So, be sure not to choose a gift which could be considered childish or immature and might embarrass her in front of her friends.
It’s also crucial to think about her interests to ensure you choose a gift she will appreciate and want to use all the time. So, maybe something related to her hobbies, products from her favorite brand, or practical accessories to make her life a little easier. At the age of 17, you might wish to choose gifts that can help her learn some important life skills as she becomes more and more independent.
50 Best Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls
Let’s now move on to take a look at some of the top gifts out there for girls aged 17. With 50 great ideas to choose from, you are guaranteed to find something she will love, regardless of the occasion you are buying for.
1. Hydracy Infuser Bottle
First on our list of 17 year old bday ideas, we have this infuser water bottle, perfect for keeping her hydrated throughout the day. It has a high capacity of 32oz altogether and has a long infuser basket to fill with her favorite fruits and flavors. The bottle is made from BPA-free materials and it has a secure-closing flip top to ensure it’s fully-leakproof. An eBook is included which has some delicious recipe ideas to try out and experiment with. The bottle is easily cleaned after use, too.
2. Ultimate Ears Speaker
This small Bluetooth speaker offers excellent sound quality despite its small size. It offers 360-degree sound and has an excellent battery life of up to 13 hours. The speaker is waterproof and dustproof and also floats in water, so it can be used just about anywhere without a problem. There is a button for ‘outdoor boost’ which makes the sound quality even better when the speaker is being used outside. It’s possible to connect two of these speakers for even better surround sound, and there are buttons on it to control the music without having to use the phone.
3. Apple AirPods
If you’re buying gifts for 17 yr old girl who loves listening to music and she has an iPhone, these are simply the best headphones to choose. They are wireless and sweat- and water-resistant. Setting them up for the first time is easy, and once they are connected, it’s easy to access Siri by simply saying ‘Hey Siri’. The AirPods offer excellent sound quality with noise cancellation, and there is also ‘transparency mode’ which allows users to better hear others around them. The case which keeps the buds safe is also used for charging them, and gives a whole 24 hours of battery life on a full charge.
4. TYLT Mini Boom Speaker with Bluetooth
Here we have yet another gift idea for young music lovers. This small, portable speaker gives up to four hours of battery life on a single charge and the music sounds crystal clear when played through it. There are three great, stylish colors to choose from – black, silver or gold – all of which are sure to appeal to older teens. The speaker comes with a microphone built-in so you can also take calls when music is playing.
5. ENO Hammock
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a girl who loves camping and other outdoor adventures, this hammock could be just what you need. It is lightweight to carry, yet strong enough to hold up to two people – it’s 6’2″ long and supports a maximum weight of 400 pounds. The hammock is made from nylon which is breathable and can be dried quickly if it gets wet. It comes with aluminum carabiners, line and steel snap links to hang it up anywhere with ease.
6. Lily Queen Backpack
A backpack is always a great choice when it comes to birthday gifts for teenage girls. This one is stylish and casual and is the perfect size for taking her belongings on a day out with friends. It is made from canvas which is durable and also washable and it has a magnetic snap closure to keep everything safe inside. There are adjustable shoulder straps for carrying the backpack, as well as a small handle on top. Four different color schemes are available to choose from, so you can find the one your teen will love the most.
7. Victrola Bluetooth Turntable
If your teen is a fan of all things retro, they are sure to love this turntable! It has a timeless look and comes in a wide choice of colors, so you’re sure to find something which appeals to her tastes. The turntable can play vinyl of three different speeds – 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM. Unlike a traditional turntable, however, this one has Bluetooth and AUX connectivity, so teens can play music from their device as well as listening to their vinyl collection.
8. Beats Solo3 Headphones
Here we have another excellent gift for music lovers – the ever-popular Beats headphones. These ones have Bluetooth connectivity and an impressive 40 hours of battery life. In fact, if the battery is getting low, you can use ‘Fast Fuel’ to get the battery life back up to 3 hours after just five minutes of charging. The headphones are adjustable and have cushioned ear pads to ensure they are comfortable to wear for long periods. There are many different colors to choose from, such as red, rose gold, silver, black, and even a cool Mickey Mouse design!
9. Kindle Oasis
Some teens love to read, whereas encouraging others to do so can be more of a challenge. With the brand-new Kindle Oasis, teens are sure to love reading – gadgets are always a hit with teens. It has a seven-inch display and reads just like real paper, perfect for reducing eye strain. The light is adjustable in tone from bright white to warm amber, which is helpful for reading in a variety of lighting conditions. The Kindle is lightweight and thin, so it’s comfortable to hold, and the page turn buttons are easy to press. The Oasis is waterproof so it can safely be used around water – perfect for using on a beach holiday!
10. Kombucha Brewing Kit
Kombucha is growing in popularity, so if your teen enjoys drinking it, she is sure to have a blast making it at home! If you’re looking for a unique and creative teen birthday gift, this is a great pick. Everything they need to get started is included – a one-gallon glass jar, a temperature gauge, pH tester strips, and cultures. The kit also comes with step-by-step instructions so it’s easy for first-timers to get started and have successful results.
11. 3D Night Light
When it comes to finding the perfect teenage girl Christmas present, something for her room might be worth considering. That’s why we love this nightlight – it’s something a little different. It’s really colorful – there are seven different colors to choose from or the colors can be cycled through, changing gradually. There’s a remote to easily operate the nightlight and it also has timers ranging from 1 hour to 24 hours, so it can be left on through the night. The light can be powered by either three AA batteries or a USB cable, meaning it can easily be used anywhere. There are different designs to choose from if the teddy bear doesn’t appeal – such as a peacock, and owl or perhaps a cute elephant.
12. Polaroid Originals OneStep
Many teenage girls love taking photos with their friends or of places they visit, which is why a Polaroid camera makes such a great gift idea. It comes with a built-in flash and a high-quality lens. The camera is super easy to use, so it’s ideal for those without prior experience in photography. It’s a point & shoot, so simply press the button and the photo will be printed out. There are many different color schemes to choose from, and the camera has a self-timer function so it’s perfect for selfies!
13. Bonaok Bluetooth Microphone
If your girl loves to sing, then what better gift than a karaoke microphone? This one has Bluetooth connectivity so it can be used as a speaker too – perfect for her to sing along with her favorite tracks. There’s also a micro SD card slot and buttons on the microphone for skipping between tracks. The Bluetooth range is up to 10 meters, so it can be used just about anywhere. There are different color options, including rose gold, metallic blue, black, and more.
14. Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Tech gifts are very often at the top of the wishlist when it comes to gift ideas for 17 year old female. It offers all the benefits of both a laptop and a tablet, so it is perfect for studying, working or passing leisure time either at home or when out and about. It is equipped with Intel Core i5 and has 8GB RAM as well as 256GB storage. So, it’s powerful enough for most teen girls’ needs. The Surface Pro is slimline and easy to carry around and weighs only 1.7 pounds, too. The battery life is excellent, lasting up to 13.5 hours on a single charge when used for video playback.
15. Shany Makeup Case
When it comes to teenage girl birthday gifts ideas, makeup is always a safe bet. This massive case comes with a large selection of products in many different shades and colors, so she is sure to love using it to create a range of different looks. Everything comes packed in an aluminum case, which can be used to keep everything neatly organized when not in use, and is also ideal for transporting the makeup. Some of the products inside include – eyeshadows, blushes, lipstick and lip gloss, eye and lip liners, and many different brushes.
16. Pin Art Block
Pin art has been around for a while, but still makes an interesting and fun gift for all age groups. This one measures 3.75 x 5 inches, has a black frame and is made from safe, quality materials. It will make a great piece for a girl to display on her desk, and she’s sure to love creating different 3D images with it all the time!
17. Sound Activated Disco Lights
Next on our list of the top gifts for 17 year old girls we have these super-cool sound activated party lights! They are simply perfect for using at her birthday party, or any other time she has friends over to dance or simply hang out. The lights have a remote to access the different settings and modes – choose the color and whether or not to have the lights sound-activated or simply always on. Girls will have loads of fun experimenting with the different modes to find the one they love best!
18. Nintendo Switch Lite
If you’re buying for a girl who loves playing games, the Nintendo Switch Lite is sure to be well-received. The handheld console can be used for gaming everywhere – it is small, light and portable. It’s ergonomic to hold and use, with a full range of buttons and controls. The Switch Lite can be used to play any Switch games that support handheld mode – so there are sure to be plenty of games that take her interest. Choose from a coral, yellow, gray or turquoise console, whichever she likes best.
19. Curling Iron Set
Many teenage girls love spending time getting their hair looking perfect. If yours is one of these, then she’s sure to appreciate this 5-in-1 curling iron set. It comes with different sizes of barrels so she can achieve any look she is aiming for, and also comes with a heat-resistant glove so it is easier for her to style her hair. There are 9 temperature options, so it is suitable for all hair types and lengths. The cord is 8 feet long and the iron will automatically shut off after 60 minutes as a safety feature.
20. Clarisonic Facial Cleanser
Most teenage girls are interested in beauty and looking their best at all times, which is why the Clarisonic facial cleanser is such a great gift idea. It is very easy to use and gives a much more thorough cleansing than other methods – six times better than using the hands alone. The cleansing cycle lasts for 60 seconds and leaves the skin soft and smooth, ready for creams to be applied, as they will be better absorbed by the skin.
21. Mermaid Tail Blanket
A gift which can be used to keep cozy is always perfect at Christmas. So, your teen is sure to love this snuggly mermaid tail blanket! It comes in a choice of colors and sizes, including one for adults. It’s made from cotton and acrylic for warmth and comfort, and it’s also easy to care for in the washing machine and tumble drier. The blanket is perfect for relaxing on the couch, keeping warm outside on a cool evening, or even taking to a friend’s house. She’ll love using it all the time!
22. Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses
Teens love big brands, so they are sure to adore these stylish and practical sunglasses from Ray-Ban. There are different colors of both the frames and the lenses to choose from, so you can find the perfect combination that she’ll love the most. They offer full UV protection and come with a case and a cleaning cloth to keep them in perfect condition for many years to come.
23. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
If your 17 years old daughter needs a new backpack for high school or college, this one from Fjallraven Kanken could be the perfect pick. There is a whole rainbow of colors and shades to choose from, so you are guaranteed to find one which appeals to her tastes. It’s made from polyester and three pockets, as well as the main compartment, for easily organizing the belongings inside. There are adjustable straps as well as tote handles for carrying the backpack by hand instead if preferred.
24. Pavilia Sherpa Fleece Blanket
If the mermaid blanket above doesn’t appeal, you surely can’t go wrong with this lovely sherpa fleece throw. It measures 50 x 60 inches, or 60 x 80 inches if you prefer the larger one. There are different patterns and colors to pick from, so you can find one which will match her room best. The color or pattern appears on one side of the blanket, whilst the other has the supersoft, cozy sherpa lining. The blanket is durable and soft, made from 100% microfiber material. It can be machine washed and dried and comes out of each wash as soft as ever.
25. Volleyball Charm Bracelet
If your girl is passionate about volleyball, she is sure to love this stunning charm bracelet dedicated to the sport. It is silver plated and adjustable in diameter to comfortably fit most wrist sizes. There are four charms included, as pictured below. It even comes in a gift bag so it’s ready to give as a special gift straight away.
26. 17th Birthday Necklace
Jewelry is always a popular pick when it comes to birthday gifts for girls. This one has 17 crystals on it – one for each year of your special young lady’s life so far. It is a perfect keepsake gift she is sure to love to wear and treasure for many years to come. The necklace is made from 925 sterling silver so it won’t cause skin irritation or become discolored easily. It comes in a gift box for giving straight away and is fitted to an 18+2 inch chain.
27. Wax Skinny Jeans
A great pair of jeans is an item any teen girl would love to own, and this pair from Wax is not only great quality, but they also come at a very reasonable price point. They have a stretch-skinny fit and come in a choice of shades of blue, blue and white. The jeans are made from cotton with polyester and spandex for a great fit and durability. They have five pockets and a button and zip closure so a classic, timeless look which works well with any style of top – they are sure to be a teen’s new wardrobe staple!
28. Shell Necklace & Bracelet
Here we have another lovely piece of jewelry that any teen girl is sure to love wearing. The set comes with a choker necklace and a bracelet, both of which are adjustable to fit a range of sizes. Both pieces are handmade from natural materials, perfect for eco-conscious girls. This set will look great worn at the beach, or even at home to remind her of summer days!
29. Satva Yoga Pants
Teenage girls are often interested in keeping fit, so if this sounds like your young lady, then these yoga pants are a must-buy. They’re made from organic cotton with lycra and come in two color options. They have side pockets and a comfortable fit perfect for any sports activity or simply for leisurewear. The fabric is absorbent to keep the skin dry when wearing, and it also isn’t see-through, unlike many other sport leggings.
30. Hansong Makeup Mirror
Makeup is something many girls aged 17 simply love, so this mirror to help her apply it well is sure to be a gift which is well-recieved. It has lights around the sides to help her see her reflection better, and has a small, detatchable mirror offering 10x magnification. It is also fitted with a Bluetooth speaker so she can listen to her favorite tracks as she is getting ready. The mirror tilts and swivels to ensure the perfect viewing angle at all times.
31. Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
We’ve already had a few pieces of jewelry on our list, but this one is a little different from the others. It can be used to diffuse essential oils, which is excellent for reducing anxiety and giving girls an overall sense of relaxation. The bracelet has a pad inside, onto which the oil should be applied so the benefits of it can be felt throughout the day. There are six holes in the band to allow the size to be adjusted to fit most wrists.
32. Nike Trainers
Trainers are always a hit with young girls, and these ones are gorgeous as well as comfortable, so she is sure to love them. She will love the aqua color, whether she is wearing them to the gym, our jogging, or simple for casualwear when out and about. They are mesh so they are lightweight and comfortable, and they have a padded tongue for maximum comfort.
33. The Awkward Storyteller
Party games are always good teenage girls birthday gift ideas, and The Awkward Storyteller is no exception. It is ideal for groups of between 4 – 11 players and is sure to make everyone laugh every time it is played. There are three different types of cards in the game, and players must use theirs to make a story, building on the cards played by the previous players. It’s great for playing at a birthday party with friends or for a fun family games night. No two games are alike, so it can be played over and over again and will still be fun many months after purchase.
34. Unstable Unicorns
Here we have another card game for teens, this time players are challenged to build an army of unicorns in order to strategically defeat their friends! It is suitable for 2 – 8 players, so it’s ideal for a party or when just one or two friends are hanging out. The game was featured on Kickstarter and has proven to be extremely popular. There are even expansion packs available to make the game even more fun and increase the replayability.
35. What Do You Meme?
If you’ve been thinking about 17 year old bday party ideas and have decided to simply have some friends around to hang out, then buy this game as a source of entertainment. The game can be enjoyed by groups of all sizes – as little as three people or more than 20 can play. That’s why it’s a great choice for parties. The game challenges players to come up with the funniest memes by using their caption cards against the photo card shown in each round. One player acts as the judge in each round to determine which is the funniest. This is definitely one for older kids and will guarantee a load of laughter every time it is played.
36. Buddha Board
If you’re looking for a unique gift, the Buddha Board is something she surely doesn’t have already. The included stand should be filled with water, which is then used to ‘paint’ on the board with the included bamboo brush. It can be used for writing and drawing, and the designs won’t stay for long before they evaporate leaving a blank canvas ready to start the next masterpiece. The board is excellent for practicing letting go, and is sure to leave your teen feeling more zen.
37. Dead Sea Mud Mask
Beauty is something many girls are interested in at the age of 17, which is why we have included this facial cleansing mask in our gift guide. It is great for helping reduce blackheads and whiteheads, as well as the appearance of the pores. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and oily skin, and leaves it both looking and feeling great. The mask contains a range of natural ingredients including the sea silt as well as shea butter, and more.
38. Oral B Electric Toothbrush
An electric toothbrush is a great, practical gift for a teenager. This one from Oral-B is said to remove 300% more plaque than a manual toothbrush, so it is excellent for her dental hygiene. There is a timer to ensure brushing lasts two minutes, and there is also a pressure sensor that stops the brush if too much pressure is applied. The battery life allows the toothbrush to be used for a whole week, twice a day for two minutes at a time.
39. Travel Pillow with Memory Foam
Next on our list of 17th birthday ideas for girls is this travel pillow made from memory foam. It’s a great gift idea for girls who love to travel and will make their future journeys more comfortable. The pillow is flexible and can be manipulated into a variety of shapes to ensure it’s always comfortable. The cover is machine washable so it’s easy to keep clean, and it has a snap fastener so it can be attached to luggage or a car headrest.
40. Letsfit Fitness Tracker
Many teens are interested in fitness, so this fitness tracker watch is a gift they are sure to appreciate. It is useful for tracking heart rate, daily steps and calories burned, amongst others. It’s also possible to input details from 14 different sporting activities. The band is soft and comfortable and is adjustable to fit many different sizes. There are also different colors to choose from so you can find one she would love to wear the most.
41. Shany Lip Gloss
These lip glosses have nice ingredients such as aloe vera and vitamin E to ensure they leave the lips feeling great. They come in a range of great shades, so there is something to match all looks and to suit all occasions. The Shany lip glosses are approved by PETA as they are not tested on animals, which is sure to make teens love them even more.
42. Dr JK Toe Separators
If your girl is a fan of yoga, she is sure to love this set of two toe separators. They ensure the correct alignment, and can also help with issues such as bunions which may arise as a result of incorrect alignment. The separators are made from medical-grade gel, so you can be sure they are high-quality. They are sized to fit most feet just right.
43. Shany Makeup Kit
Next on our list of 17th birthday gift ideas we have another makeup set, this time it’s Shany’s eyeshadow, blush and lip cream set. It has almost 50 brightly colored eyeshadows and it also comes with five brushes, which are double-sided, for easy application. Everything comes in an easy-to-transport case so it’s perfect for doing makeovers anywhere!
44. Reverse Folding Umbrella
If you’re looking for more gift ideas for 17 year old girl, this reverse-folding umbrella is sure to do the trick! It can be used in all weathers – it offers UV protection and is also windproof. When folded, the wet surface of the umbrella is on the inside, meaning everything won’t get wet! There are loads of great colors and styles to choose from, so you are sure to find the one she will love. The umbrella even comes with a hook on the end of the handle for easy carrying or hanging.
45. Adult Coloring Books
If you are still wondering what to get a 17 year old for her birthday, don’t worry, as we have a few more gift ideas lined up. Here we have a set of three adult coloring books, filled with intricate patterns for her to de-stress with. The books each have a different theme – jungle, sea, and air, so they are perfect for animal lovers. There are over 120 images in total, so this is a gift that is sure to keep her busy for a while! They are printed on thick paper, so colors won’t bleed through to the following pages.
46. Cinema Lightbox
Christmas gifts for 17 yr old girls don’t come much cooler than this color-changing cinema lightbox! These have been popular for a few years now, and the trend doesn’t seem to be dying down – teens love these! This one is A4 sized and comes with 100 letter and number tiles to make personalized messages. It has color-changing LEDs inside, so girls can pick their favorite or have them running in a cycle, or they can stick with classic white. This is a great piece for brightening up her bedroom!
47. Vera Bradley Travel Bag
A bag is always a great gift for girls this age, and this one is a great size, ideal for weekend trips. It has a long, adjustable strap for carrying on the shoulder, as well as shorter handles for quickly grabbing the bag. There are different pockets to make it easy to organize the belongings – in fact, there are four pockets on the outside of the bag to keep essentials within easy reach. There are loads of different designs to choose from, so there is sure to be something which appeals to her tastes.
48. OMyTea Tea Set
If you are looking for more unusual 17 year old birthday gifts, this lovely tea set could be a great contender. It comes with a bamboo tea tray, a porcelain teapot and teacups, as well as a bag to keep it all in, for travel. There are four cups, so it’s perfect for sharing a cup of tea with friends or family.
49. Bamboo Infuser Tumbler
Here we have another great gift for tea drinkers, this time it’s a bamboo infuser tumbler. It has a large, 17oz capacity and has an infuser and a strainer inside for making tea anywhere with ease. Inside, the flask is made from stainless steel, which keeps hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks can stay chilled for 24 hours. It’s also great for making fruit infused water – girls can enjoy any of their favorite drinks with this tumbler!
50. Vlando Jewelry Box
Lastly on our list of gifts for 17 year old daughter we have this lovely jewelry box. It is made from synthetic leather and has loads of compartments to neatly store and organize jewelry. There are two drawers underneath, ring rolls and an elasticated pocket, so there should be plenty of space for all her jewelry to be kept safe. There is also a mirror inside the box so she can easily check her look. The lining is soft inside the box in order to keep everything safe from damage.
Best Gift Overall
After looking at some of the best birthday and Christmas gifts for 17 year old girl, it is time to choose which is the best of all. We have decided to go with the Nintendo Switch Lite console in this case because it is so much fun! There are loads of games to choose from, so she’s sure to find something she will enjoy. The portability of this console is great – it can be used for gaming anywhere. She will love the stylish colors this console is available in, too.
Best Budget Gift
If you are looking for a cheaper gift idea, how about the Lily Queen backpack instead? It is really trendy – girls are sure to love taking this backpack on a day out with friends, to keep all their belongings safe. It has adjustable straps to ensure a comfortable fit, and there is plenty of space inside. A backpack is a great, practical gift – something you can never go wrong with!
What Can I Buy as a Birthday Gift for a 17 Yr Old?
There are loads of great gifts to give on a 17th birthday. In fact, any of the items we have picked out here will be suitable for this special occasion. It might be a nice idea to choose her something she can use with her friends if she is having a party or other celebration with some of her friends, such as a party game or activity. Alternatively, something with a number 17 can make a special and memorable gift she can have as a keepsake in years to come. A t-shirt or a piece of jewelry is an excellent pick in this case.
What Is the Best Gift to Give a 17 Years Old Granddaughter?
Grandparents always want to choose something special for their grandchildren, even as they get older. Thankfully, we have some excellent picks above that your granddaughter is sure to love. She’s sure to love any of the gift ideas we have picked out above. If you want to choose something really special, a piece of jewelry is great – she will think of you every time she wears it!
Gifts for 17 Year Olds Who Love Music?
Many older teen girls love listening to music, so it makes sense to choose a gift related to this interest. Headphones are a great gift – you can choose a high-quality pair with excellent sound quality and perhaps wireless connectivity. A speaker is also a good idea, perhaps one she can use around water or when out and about, wirelessly. There are many great options to choose from. Another nice idea if you fancy buying her something a little different is some lights which respond to music. She will love using these if she’s having a birthday party to celebrate the big day with her friends!