The hardest person to buy for has got to be a teen girl. You almost need to spend every single day with them to figure out just the right present. Being the adult, they of course don’t WANT you to spend any amount of time with them. Figuring out a present when you don’t have a clue….not so easy.
Other than a car (the top of the list for every teen), the next best thing is probably going to be clothes or music. Speaking in general that is, since not every teenage girl is all about clothes, make-up, and music. However, it’s usually a safe bet.
Teenages love independence and shopping for themselves. Your best bet? A gift card. While it’s not always a good idea to give cash or gift certificates to adults, it’s the perfect gift for a teen. Let them get exactly what they want the first time around.
If you have a little better idea on what they like, you might try a gift basket. This is especially nice for sweet 16, when you need to make a big deal out of their party. You can stick in multiple gift certificates and other personalized item all in one basket.
The best gift idea, though, for any teen - cash.