Are you on a budget or unsure of what to get a teenage girl for her birthday? Below are some great gift ideas for teen girls that cost $10 or less! In addition, these are gifts that are sure to be used and appreciated, and are easy to locate from your home or local shopping area. Pick one, or mix or match, here they are waiting for you:
For the fashion conscious teen – Consider giving them a $10 gift card towards the purchase of any item from their favourite clothing store. Many places have sales that are up to 75% off from seasonal returns and clearance items. While a $40 sweater may be a little pricey one month, the same item could be $10 the next.
Beauty – A Bath and Body Works gift card is another great idea. After season sales occur twice a year there and many products are marked down to $1. Allow your recipient to select their own fragrance unless you know for sure they like it, as some scents tend not to agree with people.
Movies – Everyone has a favourite movie that they love, the question is, do you want to present it on DVD or as a movie ticket? If you are unsure, both AMC Theatres and Blockbuster rental store have gift cards available at many merchants.
Museums – For the science lover, be sure to give them a ticket to a local museum or planetarium. Also, there are similar tickets for teens who have an interest in art (gallery tickets), music (symphony tickets) and sports (sporting event).
Lunch on you – A $10 gift card to a favourite restaurant or a hand-written coupon for free lunch at a teen’s favourite eatery also makes a great gift, and is one that will definitely be well-used.
For teens with a car – A gas gift card for $10 makes a great present. It is something that can definitely be used; however, it also is an important safety item, as the card can be put away in case of emergency for a fill-up.
Book lovers – Will definitely appreciate a book from their favourite author. Unsure if your recipient already has a book? No problem, all of the major book retailers (Books A Million, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com) all offer either gift cards or e-gift certificates.
Music lovers – While it is tricky to purchase someone’s favourite CD (in case they already have it), an e-gift certificate from Amazon.com will allow your gift recipient to wait until an artist has a new release and they can pre-order it using the code that was in the gift certificate. Also, if something is missing from their collection, the recipient can immediately place an order for that missing piece to add to their collection. Amazon.com e-gift certificates are definitely one of the hottest and most desired gift certificates around due to their vast coverage of many different items.
For the teen that has everything – Mall gift certificates can be used at clothing, music, book stores, and in the food court. A mall gift certificate for $10 will definitely go towards purchasing something that will be appreciated.
Whatever gift(s) you choose, always be sure to ask yourself if the person you gift it too will really use it. It is a shame that so many gifts are tossed to the side or given away because it is of no use or desire to the recipient. As a person who counts her pennies, this is my main focus when I purchase a gift, as I would hate to see my money tossed aside.