Thoughtfully Good Christmas Gift Ideas for Girls in 2013

It can be perplexing to try and find a gift for a teenage girl. It’s hard to know exactly which clothing she’ll like (and once you pick out a shirt for her, she may hate it just because you thought it was nice). Music tastes change on a daily basis, and you probably have no idea what’s cool and what’s not. Let this list help. Here are some of the hottest trends for teenage girls. She will be impressed that you know what’s in, and will enjoy receiving a gift she actually wants.

For the Vampire Romantic

Victoria Frances Favole Vampire Paper Envelope Sticker Stationary Set
by Victoria Frances
Everyone knows that vampires are sexy and romantic, and teen girls are big fans. If you’re going to make her write thank-you notes for her Christmas gifts, at least give her some cool stationary for the task. This set features eight sheets of writing paper in tan, lavender, pink and green, each accented with a Victorian vampire in the bottom left-hand corner. Six envelopes have matching vampires in the corner, as well. A sticker sheet allows her to accent her pages with even more vampire-themed accoutrements. Get her more than one set so that she can write lots of thank-you notes, and still have some left over for passing notes in math class.

For the Glam Girl

Farouk CHI 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron
by CHI 
Teenage girls spend a lot of time obsessing about their appearances. They want to be in on the latest fashion trends for clothing, makeup and hair. Smooth, straight hair has been the trend for quite awhile now, and the look is sticking around. Help her achieve the popular styles with the Farouk CHI 1 inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron. This mid-priced hairstyling tool is built to last and can even take an occasion drop onto the bathroom floor. There’s a big difference between cheap flat irons and ones of quality. With the CHI, the teen in your life will be able to straighten her hair without being a professional. The iron is heavy enough to fully straighten each strand so that it won’t go frizzy again by lunchtime. For an added bonus, pick up a bottle of CHI Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream. This is similar to a curling iron and gets really hot. Keep it away from small children and be sure to turn it off after use.

For the Glee Girl

Glee: Season Two Blu-Ray (2010)
Everyone loves Glee. At least, teenaged girls do. For those who aren’t familiar, Glee is a television program featuring high school kids of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities and varying degrees of popularity. The characters all belong to the glee club where they sing and dance their way into each other’s (and your) hearts. The plots may be occasionally cheesy, but sometimes deals with real-life high school issues like discrimination, depression and death. The actors and actresses are talented young people and actually offer some serious singing and dancing entertainment. Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a popular substitute teacher. Season Two also brings on some talented guest stars including Carol Burnett, John Stamos and Kristin Chenowith. The Blu-Ray set comes with four discs and a total run time of 1001 minutes.

For the Fingernail Fashionista

4 OPI Shatter Crackle Nail Polish Full Size White Red Silver Black

by OPI
If you haven’t seen it at the nail salon yet, your teen can probably tell you all about the shatter crackle craze for nails. Shatter crackle polish is designed to be put over the top of regular nail polish. Once applied, it cracks, exposing the other color underneath. It’s a fun new fashion trend, and one that won’t drive parent too crazy (it’s also much easier to undo than a tattoo!). OPI has a longstanding reputation as a company that produces a quality polish that won’t peel or chip. This set of four full-sized shatter crackle polishes includes the colors white, red, silver and black, enough colors to match most of her outfits. It can be applied over the top of any other fingernail polish. Each bottle is .5 ounces.

For the Music Fan


Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush (Somebody to Love and Love Me)

by Brush Buddies 
Ahhh… Justin Bieber. If you live in a house with a teenage or pre-teenage girl, you can identify this boy. Bieber is a hot young Canadian pop star whose 2010 album hit bestselling charts quickly. He’s spent the last year on his My World Tour, and you may have had the pleasure of taking your teen to his Never Say Never 3D Concert film. He won the Artist of the Year award at the 2010 American Music Awards, and has been nominated for several others. And now your daughter can enjoy Justin every morning while she brushes her teeth! The Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush has two buttons – one for morning brushing and one for evening. When you press a button, Justin will croon “Somebody to Love and Love Me” for two whole minutes while she scrubs away plaque, decreasing your dental bills and increasing her oral hygiene. The toothbrush comes complete with batteries. Another version, “Baby and U Smile” is also available.

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