The best gifts for 17-year-old girls help them feel like the grownup they are about to become. Notice this list is full of gifts she can take to a dorm room when she leaves your nest. Gifts she can take with her mean they are useful for her and help get the clutter out of your house!
|Top 5 Gifts for 17-Year-Old Girls||Why It's Best||Rating|
|Buddha Board The Original BUDDHA BOARD||A Calming Aqua Doodle for Teens and Adults||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Anker ROAV Jump Starter Pro||Jumps a Car when in a Rut! 6 Hours of Run Time||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Nature's Blossom Soy Candle Making Kit||Lavender, Lemon, and Chamomile for Making Soy Candles||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Filimin Set of 2 Friendship Lamps||Connect with Friends Using Colorful Lights||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Nintendo Switch Lite||Play with Friends for Local or Online Gameplay||♥♥♥♥♥|
The Best Gifts for 17-Year-Old Girls This Year
Zen Artist Board
Teens need creative outlets like the Zen Artist Board. Think of this like an Aqua Doodle board but for adults. They hyped it up with a rock brush holder with a water function.
They just dip the brush in the rock water, paint a relaxing creation, and enjoy as they watch their work fade away. A great way to try out new styles without commitment or waste. Moreover, it’s always available as a relaxing distraction from stress with a large surface and no paints!
Anker ROAV – Jump Starter Pro
For the next birthday or holiday give your teenager a Anker ROAV – Jump Starter Pro so you know she is safe on the road now that she can drive. No need for a stranger to pull your daughter over and help her if she gets stranded on the road with a dead battery. She can restart the car on her own with this incredible tool.
Pick your amperage based on your vehicle and you are set. The tool includes an integrated LED flashlight with seven modes and 6 hours of continuous run time. It includes the cables to jump a car without a second card. Recharge with any USB port for a reliable device for the tough times in life.
Nature’s Blossom Soy Candle Making Kit
Girls love candles but have no ideas about the work that goes into making a candle. The Nature’s Blossom Soy Candle Making Kit comes with everything necessary to create three two-wick candles all in a lovely box ready to delight teenagers. This is a fun craft that teens can do together on a sleepover or a rainy day.
The best part of this set is the candles are vegetable soy-based which works best for most allergy sufferers. Includes lavender, lemon, and chamomile along with a melting pitcher and tin candle containers along with a candle making guide. Even after you make these three candles, you will still have supplies left over to start on the next set of candles, but this works best as an introduction to see if you or your teen has an interest in candle-making.
Set of 2 Friendship Lamps by Filimin – Classic Design
Teens will love this unique set of lamps. The Set of 2 Friendship Lamps by Filimin – Classic Design allows two friends or family members to share a unique light that connects them despite space without taking up tons of time talking on the phone. It comes with two lamps that span space to keep loved ones in touch.
Here’s how it works: two people connect their lamps to Wi-Fi and touch the lamp when they are thinking of the other person. The light turns on both lamps when you touch your lamp. It comes with 256 possible color combinations to customize for each family member or friend. They come pre-paired for easier use.
Nintendo Switch Lite
Give the gift of games with the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s just like the Nintendo switch except it’s only a portable handheld instead of both a handheld and mountable console for a TV screen. The extremely light device allows teens to play all their favorite switch games even far away from home. Includes a wide range of controls for epic play along with a 5.5 touch, wide-screen display.
The system comes in several current colors which are bright and easy to find so the item gets lost less. Teens can team-up with friends for local or online game-play and expand their fun. A great way to relax, play, take pictures, and so much more.
DEUXPER Sandalwood Ring Craft Kit
Crafty girls will love the DEUXPER Sandalwood Ring Craft Kit which allows her to make her own wood rings. The set comes with everything needed to create gifts or jewelry for herself.
Everything a teen needs to make this specific type of jewelry is in the box including files and sandpaper in multiple grades. The kit also comes with multiple materials to make rings with. A great eco-friendly gift she can use to make gifts for friends and family while learning a new skill set for years to come!
Beginning jewelry makers can take a plain piece of wood and turn it into a shiny ring worthy of wearing. They can learn the value of hard work and meticulous detail too as they shave the ring down, use the clamp, and sand the wood down to create their designs. Great for those interested in wood-burning too for more unique designs.
BedShelfie The Original Bedside Shelf
Your daughter may not have a lot of space at home and probably even less in a shared dorm room after she graduates from high school. The BedShelfie The Original Bedside Shelf provides a space-saving bedside table she can fold up when not in use and use to store essential items right by her bed.
The table comes in several sizes and colors to work with most beds. It includes an extra-large clamp to keep it in place without requiring tools. Also, it’s made of eco-friendly bamboo and has 2 wire slots for easy charging while holding up to 15 pounds!
Industrial Style Folding Laptop Desk
Girls need a space to work and in case neither their room nor their future dorm room offers a dedicated computer space, they may need the Industrial Style Folding Laptop Desk. Most teens have a healthy supply of electronics including a phone, tablet, Kindle, speakers, headphones, gaming console, and a laptop. Give them a place to store their items with at least some semblance of organization!
Even better, these industrial style desks fold flat for storage under their bed when not in use for a reasonable price. No tools needed for this 39.4 x 19.7 x 29.5-inch sized desk. Makes a great surface for homework, crafts, and Legos too.
Diversion Safe – Picture Frame Safes
By 17-years-old, your daughter has something she wants to tuck away. The Diversion Safe – Picture Frame Safe allows your daughter to hide her valuables from her family, siblings, or anyone else that enters her room. Some safes are tricky but often look fake and impersonal indicating they aren’t what they seem.
Instead, give her a safe that looks like a picture frame. She can add in any picture she likes of herself and her friends or family and it simply looks like a stand-alone picture frame that also has hooks to hang on the wall. Inside is the secret compartment which is lined in foam to prevent rattling for a clever gift ready to hide your daughter’s valuables.
Da Vinci Code Mini Cryptex
Continuing on the theme of surprises, the Da Vinci Code Mini Cryptex provides a novel gift opportunity as you can put a gift inside this gift, but first, she has to figure out the code to open the cryptex and get her present! She can then turn around and have some fun with her friends, though she shouldn’t put her homework in there and hand it to her teacher!
The device looks like an antique with worn gold and older font with symbols. You can spell six-letter words which allows you to find a creative word to put inside the 14 cm long puzzle. The inner compartment measures about 8 cm by 2.5 meaning you can only fit tiny items in but sure provides a fun way to give tiny gifts!
YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze
Flexible teens may not enjoy other sports but find yoga right up their alley. The YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze allows your teen to try new poses and learn tons of body toning exercise poses. She can also build muscles using her body strength with less chance of injury.
The trapeze comes with a DVD to learn how to use and set up the device with more videos available online. If your daughter experiences back pain, inversion therapy can help naturally! A unique and interesting way to get teens involved in exercise for health and longevity.
Aerial yoga improves strength, flexibility, and a total body workout while improving balance. Other uses for the trapeze include pilates, dance, or as a seat if your daughter feels daring! Encourage your kid to improve her flexibility now to improve her body long term and prevent all the aches and pains adults deal with far too soon.
WHAT DO YOU MEME? Party Game
Give your girl a break from her schoolwork with a fun game of WHAT DO YOU MEME? Party Game. It’s for teens 17 and up so please use your discretion before giving it to your teen. If you have played Apples to Apples then you basically know how to play this game.
Everyone gets some response cards and picks the funniest option for the meme chosen. One person gets to pick the funniest for each card. The set comes with almost a thousand cards for tons of fun and unique play based on trendy memes for ultimate entertainment.
If your kid enjoys this game, you can add on several expansion packs for this side-splitting game of laughter and fun without the need for keeping track of scores with pen and paper. Don’t let younger kids play the game as some themes are inappropriate and too mature for children under 17-years-old.
HOT TOOLS Professional 24K Dryer Volumizer
The Professional 24K Dryer Volumizer from HOT TOOLS is a high-quality and high-rated dryer volumizer. With this dryer, your teen can dry and style her hair at the same time, reducing frizz and the time it takes her to do her hair.
With 24K Gold Technology, heat is distributed evenly among the barrel to create style-quality blowouts. The rotating temperature control offers three heat settings (cool, low, high) to provide a variety of blowout looks and styles. Women with thick hair and women with thin hair both love this volumizer and say it dries and styles their hair super quickly.
TYLT Mini Boom Bluetooth Speaker
Teens need a little music to help them with homework or just fill blank space and the TYLT Mini Boom Bluetooth Speaker can help. Though it’s tiny, the little gold speaker provides a big sound without distortion at the push of a button. No cords to tangle up as the speaker uses Bluetooth 4.2 to connect to your smartphone or device.
Teens get four hours of music once charged with the included micro USB cable. Even more useful is the built-in mic to accept phone calls or use Alexa, or Siri. It comes in black, silver, or gold but most teens prefer gold or silver.
Silpada ‘Wrapped Up’ Ring in Sterling Silver
If your daughter loves jewelry she will adore the Silpada ‘Wrapped Up’ Ring in Sterling Silver. This statement piece is five rings connected with overlaps for an edgy feel. With a little added texture, the ring has the casual and bohemian appeal teens crave. It’s offered in size 5 up to size 11 to fit most women’s fingers.
Before buying, find out what finger she may want a ring for, as teens enjoy rings on several fingers not just ring fingers. This sterling silver ring looks great with anything your daughter may wear. It’s perfect for girls who love pretty things and those who love bold pieces with an edge as it’s all in how you dress it up.
OMyTea 100% Handmade Vintage Kungfu Gongfu Tea Set
A tea set may seem premature, but teenagers have a world of possibilities in front of them and they want to try them all. This includes trying exotic teas that help her to feel global and connected to the world. With the OMyTea 100% Handmade Vintage Kungfu Gongfu Tea Set, she can feel worldly as she brews the perfect cup of green teen for a group of friends.
The gorgeous tea set comes with a non-traditional teapot with side handles, four-round cups just write for matcha tea, a wooden serving tray, and a cover along with a compact storage bag. The teapot holds about 6 ounces of liquid which is also the right size for some match tea or pair with a fancy tea sampler set too.
Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow For Traveling
Girls love to travel and sleep and so long as your daughter isn’t the driver, she will love the Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow For Traveling for sleeping in a vehicle. Whether in a car, airplane or even at a friend’s house, this adjustable pillow provides superior and custom comfort and support. Not many pillows adjust to the shape you need at the moment like this little beauty.
Filled with cushiony memory foam, this breathable pillow attaches to luggage, a backrest, a headboard or anywhere else a teen needs to find a comfortable spot. Take the cover off for a quick wash in the machine before the next trip. Great for teens who often travel for school events on a bus like a basketball or other sports players.
PAVILIA Premium Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket
Soft blankets like the PAVILIA Premium Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket need very little explaining. Teenage girls want to relax on the couch with their favorite show on Netflix and chill. A fleece sherpa blanket lets them relax in 50 x 60 inches of fuzzy comfort.
Choose from several colors and two different sizes to find the right blanket for your teen. It’s made of premium microfiber polyester for easy care and durability. Also, it’s affordable enough to buy for everyone you know.
Foot Spa Bath Massager with Heat
The Foot Spa Bath Massager with Heat is the ultimate dream home foot spa. For teens who walk the school halls all day and then run track or play a sport before walking the mall with friends, this is the gift that will renew her feet to repeat the set all over again every day. Also, this wonderful foot bath works for moms when daughters are away!
As the bath is fully automated, it massages acupressure spots while softening toes and heels to enhance blood circulation and improve metabolism by removing toxins. Adjust the temperature to three different settings and don’t worry about draining after as it comes with a drainage tube for easy emptying. It’s big enough even for men’s feet for plenty of space to beautify feet.
AerWo Macrame Wall Hanging
If you get the tapestry above pair it with the AerWo Macrame Wall Hanging to decorate another wall or even a window with an incredible bohemian backdrop. It’s great for teens who want a place to take pictures or selfies too.
This tribal Aztec inspired artwork improves any space it’s in and measures 7.8 x 20 inches to go over a bed or window. It’s affordable enough to buy two to cover a larger space. Made of 100% cotton for easy care.
Comwarm Soft Plush Cross Band House Slippers
If you haven’t seen it for yourself, many influencers have been spotted on social media rocking slippers like these Soft Plush Cross Band House Slippers from Comwarm. They are available in 10 different colors, so you’re sure to get a hue that fits your teen’s personality well.
Unlike many slippers that make your toes and feet sweat like crazy, these cross band slippers don’t cover the toes at all, allowing them to get the air they need while still staying warm. The soles are made of thick padding for a comfortable feel and the bottom of the slippers are made with waterproof EVA so your teen can run to the mailbox in them if needed.
Craft Crush Mini Terrariums Craft Kit
Geometric shapes and indoor plants are all the rage these days. If your daughter loves plants but isn’t great (or has the time) to take care of them, a Mini Terrariums Craft Kit should be a hit! With this kit, you’ll get three mini-terrariums and 3 geometric containers where you’ll get to create your own “succulent plants” with felt and other craft pieces.
Since these “plants” don’t actually need to be watered, your teen will be able to decorate her room and space without worrying about plant-care. The geometric shapes are fairly small (you can hold two flat in one hand), so keep that in mind. If your daughter loves plants and growing gardens, consider upgrading her to the AeroGarden Indoor Hydroponic Garden.
ViscoSoft 4 Inch Pillow Top Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Teens may be ready for a new mattress but you can save a little money by buying her a mattress topper instead. The ViscoSoft 4 Inch Pillow Top Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper offers a thick layer to make even an older mattress more comfortable. Your daughter can take it to college for a good night’s sleep even on a mattress used by many students.
The cover comes in sizes twin up to king and provides 4 inches of high-density gel memory foam and a 1.5 inch fluffy down cover for more comfort and a cleaner surface for sleeping. A great addition to any room as it makes sleep more productive so teens can function more effectively every day. Works for all sleep positions to reduce discomfort and pressure points for a better life.
Brother P-touch Label Maker, PC-Connectable Labeler, PTD600
While a label maker isn’t a necessity, it is a great way to create tons of impressive labels with a variety of uses. The Brother P-touch Label Maker, PC-Connectable Labeler, PTD600 isn’t like the label makers your grandma used. This device comes with a real keyboard and many options.
It’s great for making name labels, name tags, barcode tags, instructions and so much more using the color screen. Works great for small businesses or sisters with little siblings constantly taking her stuff or a teen in a dorm room with too many people not labeling their items. A great way for your teen to sell all of her old childhood stuff at a garage sale too!
All-new Kindle Oasis
The All-new Kindle Oasis is the best electronic because it’s only for reading! Moreover, this device saves you space and money as you can replace bookshelves and space-taking books with digital books to free up room in your home. Pick from 8 GB or 32 GB to put an entire library in your daughter’s hand.
For a little extra money, you can get Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity for access and it comes with Bluetooth for listening to books too. Includes a 7-inch screen with 300 PPI flush-front Paperwhite display with an adjustable warm light for viewing in the dark. Teens can even take in the bathtub with the waterproof design for a relaxing experience.
Lastly, seniors in high school often need tons of research material as do college students and this unique book allows a way to store textbooks without costing a small fortune. Teens can even take notes and look up difficult words right in the Kindle for added benefits and learning. It’s fully customizable too as you can change the screen color to less blue light and change the font and letter size for easy reading.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft lovers will enjoy the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 for its portable tablet laptop with a removable keyboard for versatility. It includes 12.3 PixelSense Display with high resolution and 10 point multi-touch. Also includes a solid-state drive for ultra-fast speed and your choice of storage space size.
The battery works for 13.5 hours of video playback and comes with an Intel i5 for epic graphics. Includes cameras and 11.5 inches of screen space for a functional tablet and laptop combined! The perfect tool to help with schoolwork, drawing, and many more functions teens need on a daily basis.
Additionally, the Microsoft Surface allows teens to create! They can draw, work on graphics, customize projects and so much more with innovative technology at their fingertips. The Windows-based phone experience offers the best of both worlds so this new generation can design the future.
Ambesonne Asian Tapestry
Add a little more Zen to her room with the Ambesonne Asian Tapestry. This is the perfect decor for a teen’s room that she can also take with her to a college dorm and large enough to decorate an entire wall at either 60 x 40 inches or 80 x 60 inches.
The serene image shows a beautiful Oriental castle at night with a thick layer of mist. Though, you can pick from several other images if your daughter isn’t into the Orient. It’s made of polyester for easy care with hand-sewn finished edges.
Samsung Galaxy Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone
Apple phones may be the most popular but the Samsung Galaxy Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone comes with a great price and expandable memory up to 512 GB with an external micro card. It comes up with 32GB so you don’t have to buy another card at the moment.
This smartphone also comes with fast battery charging and a decent camera. For teens who don’t like iOS, let them try out Android Pie and still use all their favorite apps. It also comes in several fun colors to suit any style.
Finally, teens can use two SIM card slots to use different numbers, one for friends and one for the family if they need to which is a unique phone feature. The 3 GB of memory means the phone can handle heavy gaming or multiple apps at the same time. This is a great phone for listening to music but not the least breakable, so get a decent case for it as soon as possible.
Rivet Distressed Color Medallion Rug
Add a little more color to a teens room with the Rivet Distressed Color Medallion Rug. It’s so pretty it can fit into any room and add a pop of style. The rug works with the ever-popular bohemian style teens love. It measures 5.3 feet by 7.7 feet, although you can pick other sizes.
This is another great gift she can take to college to personalize her space. It’s made of 100% polypropylene on the front and 100% jute on the back for durability and easy care. The faded design and bold colors add flair without overwhelming a space. Furthermore, it offers a great space to get feet off of cold flooring and reduce sound.
CLARKS Women’s Sillian Sway Ankle Bootie
Boots, boots, and more boots! That’s what teens want, well and slip-on shoes. But cold weather dictates the necessity for a quality pair of boots like the CLARKS Women’s Sillian Sway Ankle Bootie.
These boots come with options including wide width or narrow with sizes from 5 up to 12 to fit almost any feet. Choose from a plethora of neutral colors too to coordinate with almost any outfit while keeping feet warm in cold weather. The stylish books offer comfort soles, quality material, and tons of style.
Lastly, these shoes offer moderate arch support which keeps feet happy for extra walking. Supported feet are less likely to get callouses or blisters thanks to a comforting cradle design. Good quality shoes like these could even prevent back problems especially for teenagers walking around with heavy backpacks and purses!
Turkuoise Peshtemal – Set of 4 – Genuine Flat Woven Turkish Towel
In college, most towels look the same, differentiate your girl’s towels with these unique Turkish set. The Turkuoise Peshtemal – Genuine Flat Woven Turkish Towel offers four towels in unique colors, styles, and size ready to make her set noticeable which translates to less accidental thievery.
The generously sized towels measure 70 by 38 inches to offer more coverage and modesty. As these towels are so beautiful and unique, they work for the beach, as decoration, for the shower, and more with 100% cotton for easy washing. They dry quickly too without shrinking for a gift she can keep for decades.
Organic Cotton Women’s Active Yoga Pants with Hidden Pocket from Satva
Anyone doing yoga will need a pair of quality yoga pants like the Organic Cotton Women’s Active Yoga Pants with Hidden Pocket from Satva. The pants offer a simple design and style with a hidden pocket to store money or a phone. A wide waistband makes these super comfortable for a comfortable workout or even lounging around the house.
Finally, made of 95% organic cotton means these are easy to wash and good for your kid and the environment. These pants also have 5% lycra for a little extra comfort and breatheability.
Mystery Crystal Gift Box
Here is a gift that is a surprise inside a surprise! The Mystery Crystal Gift Box offers your daughter the mystery of either 4-6, 7-10, or 11-15 crystals in a beautiful gift box. A great gift for teens who find crystals beautiful and inspiring.
Each box comes with a variety of crystals including points, wants, clusters, raw crystals, and sometimes polished or tumbled minerals and crystals. The sizes vary too from small to large enough to use as a bookend. Handpicked in Portland, Oregon for each person with labels on every crystal.
Vera Bradley Iconic Grand Weekender Travel Bag
If your daughter is always on the go, get her the Vera Bradley Iconic Grand Weekender Travel Bag. This sturdy bag works for weekend trips, sleepovers, or even as a gym or game back. If it gets dirty take out the inner cardboard stability pieces and toss it in the wash on a gentle cycle and air dry.
It comes with front handles and a cross-body handle as well as a slide on luggage handle for sitting securely on a suitcase. Find her favorite lively fabric and let her fill her belongings in the large main compartment and the front zipper pockets. Vera bags last for years and even decades which makes the small price tag totally worth your hard-earned money.
Finally, the bag measures 14.5 inches high and 21 inches high by 9.5 inches in diameter which is big enough for up to three outfits and a spare pair of shoes along with toiletries. Pair with a matching backpack for added storage and easy to find lightweight pieces.
Morphe JACLYN HILL Eye Master Collection Brush Set
Your 17-year-old will be able to apply her eye makeup with ease with the Morphe JACLYN HILL Eye Master Collection Brush Set. Previous buyers rave about this brush set and say it really took their eye makeup look to the next level!
Included in this brush set is the Beast Mode Blender Brush, Transition Blender Brush, Universal Blender Brush, Inner Corner Highlight Brush, Precise Blender Brush, All Over Lid Brush, Brow Bone Highlight Brush, and Eyeliner Smudge Brush. A zip-up silver glitter brush bag is also included for her to store all the brushes in one place.
Vans Women’s Slip-on(tm) Core Classics
Why a pair of flats that look like they came straight out of the 80s are so popular now I will never understand, but Vans Women’s Slip-on Core Classics have a place even in this modern generation. These rather unisex shoes come in several neutral colors and thick soles to keep feet comfortably away from the ground and yet still flat. They also come in women’s size 5.5 up to women’s size 14.5 to fit most feet.
These classic slip-on shoes are great for busy mornings as they don’t require tying. They work with just about everything teens were nowadays including jeans and leggings. The signature rubber waffle outsoles, padded collars, and low profile may not offer arch support but offer all-day comfort with no fuss.
BAGAIL Double Layer Inverted Umbrellas Reverse Folding Umbrella
The super stylish BAGAIL Double Layer Inverted Umbrellas Reverse Folding Umbrella will keep your teenage daughter safe from the rain and the wind. The unique inverted shape means when the wind comes in strong, this umbrella will not break but just fold back in. It’s double-lined too with a solid color on the outside and polka dots on the inside.
No one will mistake this for their tiny black umbrella with vibrant colors and a unique C-shaped handle. Out of necessity, this umbrella has a wrap-around for closing securely and tucking away. Although, this is a little larger than other umbrellas, but won’t get stolen which saves you money.
Gifts for Similar Ages
Milestones for 17-Year-Old Girls
When your daughter is 17, you only have a year or less left to help her prepare for life outside of your home. The milestones now are minor but noticeable as she readies to leave the nest. Here are some milestones to know she is ready.
Your daughter is at her full height and puberty is over. Thank goodness! The moodiness should be a thing of the past but she does still have to deal with acne and body image. Keep her on a solid diet and encourage healthy eating.
By now, your daughter should be capable of caring for herself. She probably scared about taking even more independent care of herself, though she could beyond ready and excited. Help her to organize her life, such as work, school, homework, college readiness, as this is the last emotional help she needs.
You know she needs you less and less so now she turns to someone else for her life questions, her friends, and love interests. She has a deeper capacity for intimate relationships and wants to find true love. Though she may take fewer risks with the rest of her life, guide her toward beneficial friends and love interests.
Your teen’s brain is still a few years from full development but has shown massive improvements. They can effectively communicate with peers and elders but still love slang. They should be able to handle their problems without help from parents and let them when possible as it’s the last step in independence.
FAQs about Gifts for 17-Year-Old Girls
Should I only get my daughter a gift that she can take when she leaves the house?
Probably. At this point, your daughter is planning either her grand exit to college or some other opportunity away from home. Even if she plans to stay home another year, she will still be working toward moving away from home. The best gifts for 17-year-old girls that help her toward moving out could be very beneficial.
In the past, girls were given a trunk with helpful items for when they moved out. Mind you, these were for girls moving into their first home with a husband! The idea is still valid though but should be modified. Maybe add some dishes, towels, silverware, etc to help her prepare for life without your belongings!
Can my daughter appreciate real artwork as gifts at 17?
It depends on the girl. If your daughter is constantly breaking or losing items, you may want to wait until she gets her first or even second apartment. Instead of artwork, unless it’s a piece she has been asking for, focus on useful gifts to start out her life away from home.
Focus on gifts like we talked about in the last question, or even socks, anything useful to help her live on her own. Other useful gifts could be a water pot, writing supplies, and small pieces of furniture like a nightstand.
How can I encourage my daughter to spend time outside now that she can drive?
The best way is to keep her in extracurricular activities. Yoga, going to the gym, track, volleyball, and other sports are a great way to encourage her to love exercise and the outdoors. Try taking her camping with one of her best friends so she might enjoy nature and not feel the need to spend the entire time on the phone!
You could also have her do yard work to get driving privileges. This helps you out too and teaches her valuable skills about the responsibility to earn spending money for gas. At the minimum send her to sit outside to play on her phone!
The best gift for 17-year-old girls on this list is the Anker ROAV – Jump Starter Pro – Black for her car. First, this shows you trust her with a vehicle and to solve her own problems. Second, it helps her to fix her own vehicle troubles instead of relying on emergency services that could put her in danger. This is the gift of help and independence which gives you some peace of mind too.