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Best Gifts For 17 Year Old Girls


Best Gift Ideas for 17 Year Old Girls

Turning 17 is quite a big milestone in a girl's life. Teens of this age are leaving behind the rollercoaster of emotions that characterize the earlier teenage years. They are starting to become more independent perhaps driving a car, going out with their friends more and thinking about going to college. They are excited about the future.

Thinking about the typical issues a 17 year old faces will help give ideas of the type of gifts to get. If they can drive or are learning perhaps you could get a gift to use in their car. Girls of this age tend to take a lot of care with their appearance. Many love accessories and beauty gadgets to help with this. Think about what do they do in their spare time too? Do they love music, sport or cooking for example.

17 year olds also value their privacy and as many live at home, it's nice for them to be able to make their room their own. Gifts to personalize their room are therefore another idea.

Most 17 year olds are still studying, perhaps looking forward to going to college. Why not get them a gadget or some other gift to help them with their studies. Perhaps a Kindle, so they can read their study books electronically, a laptop, tablet or a new bag to carry all their study gear in.

Read on for great gifts for 17 year old girls below.

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Cool Music Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls

Whether the 17 year old girls you know shares the classic music tastes of her parents, is a cool rock chick or likes Justin Beiber doesn't matter - there are hundreds of gifts to choose for the teen music lover. Perhaps she is more a creator of music - she likes to sing, play an instrument or write - there are tons of ideas and here are just a few.

Gifts to experience and listen to music.

Consider an mp3 or an ipod if she hasn't already got one. Some speakers for her room. Tickets to see her favorite band, pop star in concert. Or perhaps their favorite band / pop star's latest concert on DVD. Other ideas include Ipod accessories such as headphones. Of course, you can also buy her the music she loves to listen to or if all else fails an itunes voucher.

Gifts to write and play music

If she enjoys playing music what about some song sheets with music for her favorite songs. In this music lovers gift guide, they suggest buying the sheet music for Adele's 21. Or what about the guitar or other instrument she has always wanted.

Shower Radio / Bluetooth Speaker

If I remember what my sisters were like when they were 17 years old, they were always listening to music and always getting ready to go out with friends in the bathroom (having a bath or a shower). If you know a 17 year old girl like this, they will probably love this shower radio.

Like the magic box speaker above, it's a bluetooth speaker that will connect to your phone or other bluetooth media player. But unlike the magicbox speaker, you can use it to listen to music while in the bath, shower or just in the bathroom. It can also connect to FM radio.

Stuff for the Bedroom

17 year old girls will often like to invite their friends around and the only private space they often have is their bedroom. It's also a space for them to have study space and personal alone time so it's important for many girls this age to have a comfortable, stylish and practical room. Therefore any gifts to help style and personalize their room as well as make it more functional are often appreciated.

There are lots of accessories for a teenage girl's bedroom which will make great gifts.

A bean bag chair makes a great extra seat in her room. Perfect for when friends come around, for watching TV, reading or looking on a laptop.

Other ideas include, an alarm clock, framed posters or picture, cushions, wall stickers, pin boards, mirrors and speakers.

Check out some ideas below.

Mini Fridge

A mini fridge is another practical and fun gift idea for a 17 year olds bedroom and great if she'll soon be going off to college as she can take it with her.


Another cool gift to help a teen girls accessorize her room is a lamp. There are all kinds of funky lamps that make excellent gifts. Ideas include lava lamps, water lamps and you can also get organizer desk lamps which she may find useful if she is studying and heading off to college soon.

Another top idea is the bluetooth speaker lamp opposite.


Clothes and Accessories

Clothes are a good option for 17 year old girls if you know what size they are and are certain about what they would like. If not, why not take her on a shopping trip? Another option is to buy a gift card for her favorite store.

If the 17 year old girl you know likes the latest fashions, some trends which are hot this Winter include knee high boots, chunky turtleneck knits and white sweater dresses.

17 year old girls will love to accessorize outfits and great accessory ideas including bags, scarves, sunglasses, socks, pajamas and hats.

Onesies are another idea and are very popular at the moment.

Infinity Scarf

Smartphone Wristlet

Jewelry for 17 Year Old Girls

When choosing jewelry for a 17 year old her tastes will probably be more sophisticated than even a couple of years ago. Many teens this age would also like something that is within the current jewelry trends. Chunky bracelets and rings are currently very fashionable as is gold statement jewelry. Check out the latest jewelry trends for summer 2014.

Charm bracelets are very popular at the moment.

Other ideas include watches and anklets. Or what about a trinket box or jewelry tree.

Another great and practical jewelry idea is a pendant which is also a USB. There are lots of different USB pendants. Many girls this age will be using USBs to save work so why not get them one on a chain they can wear around their neck.

Always keep the receipt and if they don't like they can always exchange it.


Entertainment Gifts Ideas for 17 Year Old Girls (TV, Movies Books and DVDs)

There are lots of cool books that many 17 year old girls will love. It can be difficult to buy books for 17 year olds as they are sometimes in between reading teen books and adult books but the New York Times list has a great list of current bestsellers for young adults to give you some ideas.

If you're unsure what books to get what about an Amazon Kindle for the avid reader.

Girls love reading magazines so an annual magazine subscription to her favorite magazine will make a nice gift. Cosmopolitan is a popular read with young women. If they love fashion consider a subscription to Vogue.

There are lots of great chick flicks on DVD that many 17 year old girls will love too such as girly films, romances or romantic comedies. Check out this list of great movies for teens for ideas. Or what about getting them a movie from the year they were born.

Another fab ideas is a media streaming player. These allow you to stream TV shows, videos, music and movies from the Internet onto your TV screen. There are lots of media streaming players to choose from. Ideas include Google Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. Great for a teen girls bedroom.

Sporting Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls

If the 17 year old girl you know is sporty, you could give them a gift regarding the sport they love. Here are some sports gifts ideas:

- Tickets to a sporting event

- Sports clothes or a sports bags

-,Home workout equipments (fitness DVD, exercise ball or if you are looking to spend more money an exercise bike or piece of gym equipment)

- Equipment for the sport they participate in.

- An excellent gift idea 17 year old girls who like sports is a sports watch. You can buy sports watches with specific features for different sports such as running, cycling and swimming.

This article may give you an idea of the types of sports many 17 year old girls like and participate in.

Beauty Gifts

Most 17 year old girls like to look good, feel good and smell good so beauty gifts make appreciated gifts.

There are lots of great beauty gifts you could buy. Ideas include:

- Perfume

- Moisturiser

- Make Up

- Nail Polish

- Make up brushes

If you're getting make up some of the make up trends for 2014 include bright orange lipstick, purple eyeshadow, graphic eyeliner, falsh eyelashes, being barefaced and white eyeliner. See the cosmopolitan website for these and more ideas.

17 year old girls often like to experiment with different looks so anything that facilitates this is good.

Beauty Gifts

Cosmetics Set

Hair Accessory Gifts

If you want to buy some hair accessories and equipment there are lots to choose from:

- Hair equipment such as flat irons, curling irons, hair wavers, hot air brushers or hair dryers.

- Hair treatment is a nice treat for teenage hair to make it look healthy and shiny. Or what about some expensive hair shampoo or condititoner?

- Hair accessories. here are lots of slides, headbands, pins and other trinkets to put in your hair which make great gifts too. Check out these top ideas of hair accessories.

Or consider booking an hair appointment at a hair salon.

Hair Straightening Brush

Tech and Electronic Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls

There are tons of gift ideas that fit in this category and I hope to give you a range of ideas for all budgets.

If have some money to spend there are lots of expensive gifts that 17 year old girls will love. Laptops, tablets, ipads, iphones and an ipod touch will always be appreciated.

If you want something a bit less expensive what about a digital camera or video camera. Or maybe a ipod shuffle, other mp3 player or handheld games console.

For those on a budget what about accessories for their existing gadgets such as earphones and speakers for mp3 players or a case to protect their phone or tablet. When the cold weather arrives you can also buy texting gloves that will allow them to use their smart phone and wear gloves at the same time. A writing tablet is another idea, a great gift for students (see the boogie board below).

Kindle Fire

Fun and Practical Books

There are lots of great fun and practical books which make great gifts for 17 year old girls. Live life to the full, learn to cook, get some beauty tips, learn from those that have been there and done it before! Check out bestseller lists such as this list of non fiction books for young adults - see a list from Powell's books and keep on reading for more ideas.

Car Gifts

If the 17 year old you know drives she may appreciate a gift or accessory for her car. Or what about a car!! Most girls who can drive would want a car of their own.

Okay - a car is out of the range of most budgets so here are some ideas for teens already have a car or need some driving accessories.

Ideas include seat covers, bumper stickers, a funky keyring, a car organizer, a kit which allows you to play your ipod in the car, a new stereo system, CD organizers, a car emergency kit or a steering wheel cover.

Or what about a cell phone holder for the car - great for when you need to use gps on your phone.

Check out the bluetooth transmitter below. This allows you to play music from your phone throught the car radio in the car. You can also use it for taking calls.

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Comments and Feedback on the Best Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls

Carla on October 05, 2016:

Anything not used for social media. Let's bring them back to Earth!

Ebony on December 18, 2015:

Very useful thanks heaps gave me a great idea im doing a massive hair beauty products in a beautiful basket

AJ from Australia on April 03, 2015:

I am now buying for this age group - thank you for your suggestions.

Amine from Doha, Qatar on March 08, 2014:

I always like to pick something sportive or that makes you active, but jewelry is one thing girls always love

pdxdonna lm on November 11, 2013:

Have you thought about a magazine subscription?

anonymous on August 19, 2013:

@anonymous: horrible gifts couldnt find any for eva she my homegirl

anonymous on December 08, 2012:

My sis likes justin bieber. she also likes to wear earrings but i don't know what to get her for christmas

anonymous on November 29, 2012:

very good but could use more shoes and bags.

anonymous on November 23, 2012:

Really good list, couldn't think of anything for my girlfriend but now i remember she likes her charm bracelet, so just need to find something to go on there!

anonymous on November 14, 2012:

@anonymous: Try www.esty.com they have lots of cool stuff,

anonymous on October 29, 2012:

Im turning 17 i already live on my own so most of this seems like useless junk to me. There is not one thing on this list i wanted :( but ill admit some 17yr olds might like this

anonymous on August 11, 2012:

My Sisters Birthday is Coming Soon and I can't find a perfect gift! She Is Friendly, Nice, Sporty Girl

anonymous on August 09, 2012:

My cousin's 17. This list really helps and these are the things I think she'd love! The Sansaclip thing is the only one I'm buying, though.

anonymous on August 07, 2012:

i have sister turning 17 what should i get her

anonymous on August 06, 2012:

@anonymous: In my country your basicaly an adult at 16 ... Im 17 and been reading cosmo and other magazines like look since i was 14 and don't see the problem (iv never actually hearn of seventeen)

anonymous on June 12, 2012:

I will be turning 17 in 13 days and some of these gifts would be nice to have but i already have most of them. Girls turning 17 will be getting out of highschool soon and need things for their venture out. If they have a car maybe car seat covers or like a lap top or a tv. Sometimes i would just like money so i can buy things on my own like when they come out

anonymous on May 20, 2012:

To Janelle, this was a post for "Best Gifts for 17 Year Old Girls", not 16 year olds, and there can be a large maturity gap between the two ages .

I'm seventeen and I read Cosmo. I enjoy Cosmo way more than Seventeen magazine; mostly because it has more interesting articles, contrary to, "My Mom is Dating My Teacher!!" or any of those stories that they put in them.

We are going to be adults next year, I'm pretty sure most of us are mature enough to read what's in them . Both Seventeen and Cosmo are good magazine choices for 17 year olds I guess. But saying that reading Cosmopolitan "just isn't right" is kind of odd; It's kind of like saying that 17 year olds shouldn't be allowed to buy bras from Victoria's Secret because there are sex outfits in there, and instead should stick to La Senza girl .

anonymous on April 19, 2012:

what if my friend doesn't like any of these

anonymous on April 07, 2012:

Seventeen magazine instead of Cosmo. I'm 16 and I don't read Cosmo yet.

anonymous on March 16, 2012:

No way Cosmopolitan for a 17 year old girl. Not right.