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I wouldn’t know this because I was an angel (JUST KIDDING) but teenagers can be a little difficult. In all seriousness, I was really close with my parents and relatively well-behaved, as were my friends. And now that I’m older I have some friend who have kids and some approaching their teen years. I feel like being a teenager now is especially difficult with the onslaught of social media everywhere telling them how to look, where to shop, and how fast to grow up.

Finding the right presents for a teenage girl can be a real hassle. In most instances, they will pretend to feel less than thrilled with anything you purchase because you’re “old and uncool.” Still, some gifts always go down well, and you’ll find some fantastic suggestions on this page.  Now is the time to consider her newfound maturity and ensure you don’t make the mistake of buying something childish for their special occasion.

Of course, you don’t have to choose any of the items mentioned in this article. They are just here to offer some inspiration and point you in the right direction.

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Buy some theater tickets

If she loves the arts, it might make sense for you to purchase some tickets to see a show at the theater. Some of the best Broadway theatre productions at the moment include:

  • The Book of Mormon
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Hamilton
  • Hello Dolly!
  • Anastasia

However, there are lots more shows you might like to consider, and nothing is wrong with choosing a production by a local theater company. Sometimes that’s easier as you don’t have to make travel arrangements.

Book a weekend city break

Taking her away for the weekend is a fantastic move if you want to treat her for her birthday. You could stay in the US or brave a trip to Europe if you have enough cash to spend and you don’t mind traveling on a plane. Some of the most popular cities for breaks in the US include:

If you want to travel further afield, you might consider some of the following locations on the European continent:

  • London
  • Berlin
  • Milan
  • Barcelona

The decision is up to you, but people who visit those places tend to have an excellent time as there are lots of sights and attractions. Just be sure to make the arrangements a couple of months in advance or at the last minute for the best prices.

Get some luxury jewelry

Lots of teenagers want to look like adults, and that’s why you’ve probably spent a lot of money on designer clothing labels during the last couple of years. While some parents don’t want their kids to wear makeup until they’re older, most people have no issues when it comes to jewelry. So, take a look online and check out some of the most popular suppliers and specialists. Maybe she would like a thick gold choker or something with a little more bling? Perhaps she would enjoy something a little more elegant like a diamond ankle bracelet? Just shop around and see what you can find! Also, if you buy from mainstream jewelry companies, be sure to search for discount deals and coupons because sometimes they help you to save a fortune on the purchase price.

Give her a makeover

By the time most girls reach the age of thirteen, they have the minds of young adults. That often means that she will start to wear makeup long before they learn how to apply it correctly. If you’ve spent many mornings lecturing your bundle of joy about the state of her eyebrows, maybe she would benefit from a professional makeover? Specialists who undertake procedures of that nature will know how to make her look as beautiful as possible. If you want to find the best experts in your local area, just:

  • Search Google
  • Ask for recommendations on social media
  • Speak to any friends who recently got married

The latter suggestion is handy because most brides-to-be will spend a long time searching for the best makeup artist in the area. So, you could save yourself a lot of time if you know someone who’s just started their married life.

Invest in a new outfit

Buying clothing for a teen girl is somewhat of a minefield, and for that reason, you should always involve her in the process. However, you don’t want to remove the element of surprise from your birthday gift. So, visit stores in your hometown or search online for the best fashion brands. Ask your loved one to pick out a few different outfits she likes so you can choose from her shortlist. Failure to do that could mean you have an unhappy teenager on your hands when the big day arrives. Some of the best-selling fashion brands at the moment include:

  • Prada
  • Gucci
  • Burberry
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Dolce and Gabbana

Purchase some concert tickets

Does she love one music artist more than any other? Is her bedroom covered from wall to wall in Justin Bieber posters? Then it stands to reason that your not so little girl is going to love some concert tickets. Here are some of the most significant artists and bands performing live in the US this year:

  • Pink
  • Lauren Hill
  • Lady Gaga
  • Blink 182
  • Green Day

Pay for a driving experience

One of the most critical milestones in a person’s life is when they pass their driving test and get their license. Maybe you could give her a taste of what she can expect when she starts the learning process? There are many gift packages available that feature driving experiences and most of them are not going to break the bank. The best thing about that idea is that she will get to spend time in a luxurious vehicle and benefit from the guidance of an expert. With a bit of luck, the process will encourage her to pass that test as quickly as possible when the time comes. Just be sure to:

  • Check age limits and restrictions
  • Select a vehicle she will enjoy
  • Ride in the back and try not to have a panic attack

Consider a spa day

Sometimes everyone likes to relax at a spa. Spa resorts are excellent because they help people to unwind and feel rejuvenated. So, conduct some online research until you identify the most suitable establishment in your city. Read some reviews by other customers to ensure the company offers the services you require. Some spas even offer overnight accommodation, and so it’s possible to turn the expedition into a weekend adventure if that idea appeals to you both.


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More people are traveling now than ever before. The trend has properly caught on, being particularly popular among younger people. There are many things to prepare and think about before embarking on your trip. The main one will be a plan of the places you are going to visit. You can be clever here, and combine what you are passionate about with the travel itself. It will make the trip even more enjoyable. If you are just traveling to see the world, that’s fine, and you’ll surely see some amazing things. But if you can do and see what you love, then you can make the trip even better. This article looks at certain passions and how you can enjoy them on your travels by visiting certain areas. You may have already combined some of these to fit into your travel, but you may have more than one passion, so try to pack your trip with as much as them as possible. They can at least give you ideas, and inspire you to try different things on your trip.

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Some people are real connoisseurs, whilst others just like certain meals and drinks. If you are the former, then you should try to bring your passion out during your trip. You can sample foods from other countries and cultures with ease on your trip. Just call into local restaurants. Research where the best are and give them a try. You should always sample differing drinks too. If you are a wine connoisseur then consider trying unique wine based on that country. You can even try some wine tasting days all over, and they are super popular in America. Just remember, different countries have different etiquette where tasting is concerned, you can find an example at http://hermannwinetrail.com/plan-your-trip/tasting-room-etiquette/. If you are a drink buff, then using tasting sessions can let you taste a multitude of differing wines in each session. Sometimes you can come across foods you really may not want to try, but do it. Give in. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so make sure you exploit it as much as you can. Again, research makes the difference here. If you find out where the best food offerings are before you go you’ll be doing yourself justice.


Another great passion for many around the world is that of history. Different countries have different history that goes with them and if you love history you can link in with this on your travels through each country. Some elements of history are hidden gems, requiring you to research areas of note before embarking on your trip, others are more obvious, think of the Colosseum in Rome. Europe has one of the most varied histories in the world, allowing you to visit sites of ancient wonder right through to more modern history such as world war one and two. Supplement your visits with some reading. It will give you the background to fully appreciate where you are going and what you are seeing. The trenches at Ypres are a harrowing site, but when you know the complete story and history behind them it makes it much better. Some places take longer to visit than others. In Rome, Vatican city is certainly an all day job, so plan them into your diary so that you don’t end up missing out on anything you wanted to see. Combine your passions. If there is a city that offers stunning food in a certain restaurant, spend the rest of your day looking at sites of historical significance in the same area. That is what traveling is all about. You need to be clever and combine certain activities to get the most out of your trip so that you can fit more in.

Adrenaline Junkies

If you have a passion for adrenaline then the world has much to offer if you are traveling it. The key issue here is safety. Some countries are more open with certain safety regulations than others, meaning you could be at risk. Do your research and make sure each activity has been approved. It could be rock climbing a certain mountain or peak like Everest, or skydiving in Australia. Different countries offer different things depending on the environment. In South America you can go trekking through the Amazon rain forest in search of long abandoned cities, or in Italy you can participate in the ever controversial bull run. There is always going to be an element of risk involved with these activities, so you need to do your own assessment to make sure it is truly safe, don’t leave this down to the people operating the attraction, because their and your definition of safe may be different things. Theme parks can also sate your thirst for adrenaline. Research where the best ones are. In America, there are dozens all over the country, but for the ultimate parks Florida is the easy choice. Disney parks, Universal and Busch Gardens provide entry level rides right up to the five star crazy rides to suit all your needs.


You can combine your travel with your passion for driving. Simply take a favored car and use it to move around. In Europe, this is fairly easy but if you are going overseas you may need to rent a car in the target country. Compile a list of some of the best roads and use them to get to your destination. Switzerland has some roads surrounded by beautiful vistas that wind their way through misty mountains. Try to make your journey go through these areas, if you are a petrol head you will truly appreciate it, even if you are going a roundabout or longer way to reach your destination. You can also consider some of the better racing tracks around the globe, you can either watch some formula one as part of your trip or better yet see if they do track days for you to have a go yourself. The beauty of this is that your mode of transport is your passion.




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