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Probably the best way to figure out a good Christmas gift for a teenage girl is by asking her what she would like, and then making sure the parents approve. She might be very much into makeup or certain fashions that would not meet with her parents’ approval, for example. People who cannot get a direct answer from the teenage girl or her parents may want to consider a few gifts that will generally delight most girls, like bath products, hair care items, music players, or books. Of course, gift certificates are usually an acceptable choice.
When the gift giver is unsure about whether or not makeup would be a good gift, a bath and body product can be a good alternative. They come in great scents, from flowers and spices to cinnamon or chocolate. Everything from body wash, to shampoo, to moisturizing lotions are available in pretty and young scents. In addition, adding some nice loofahs or scrub pads can be a nice touch.
Hair care items can make good gifts as well. These can include practical items, like brushes or shampoos, and higher priced products, like ionic hair dryers or flat irons, may also be appreciated. If a girl has long hair, a basket of differently styled ponytail holders, headbands, and decorative clips could make a lovely Christmas gift.
Another Christmas gift that few teenage girls would object to are MP3 players. This method of listening to tunes is a must have for most teenage girls. If a girl already has a digital music player, the gift giver can consider music downloads gift certificates so she can add to her music collection. Alternately, a satellite radio player and subscription to a satellite service can make for a great gift.
Unlike many boys, teenage girls often welcome clothing. Shoppers who are unsure about the girl’s fashion sense, a whimsical pajama set, perhaps with accompanying robe and slippers, can make a fun gift. Garments that are flame retardant are best, for added sleeping safety.
Avid readers may enjoy advice books or a current fiction bestseller. Alternately, books that cater to a particular girl’s interest are excellent choices. Gift givers who can’t decide may want to go with a gift certificate to a good bookseller with lots of choices instead. Subscriptions to magazines designed for teenage girls may also please the reader.
If choosing gift certificates, shoppers try to focus on stores with a wide variety of merchandise. Gift certificates that can be used throughout a mall or for large Internet companies are more likely to give the teenager lots of options. Alternately, the giver can focus on a girl’s specific interests in choosing a Christmas gift certificate. A passionate nature-loving girl might be best served by a certificate to a good outdoors store, while a sports fanatic might be most charmed by one to an excellent local sporting goods store.
Whatever the gift, the giver should be sure to include a gift receipt. This is particularly important for electronics, books and clothing. This gives the girl the option to return duplicate gifts or to get a different size if needed.