9 Makeup Gifts Your Teenage Girl (or Sparkle-Obsessed Boy) Will Love

9 Makeup Gifts Your Teenage Girl (or Sparkle-Obsessed Boy) Will Love

Buying for a hard-to-please teenager can be rough, but cute makeup gifts are always a no-brainer. From a virtual makeup class to a vanity mirror and—of course—loads of sparkle, these holiday gift ideas are sure to get an 11/10 from any trend-savvy teen.

Real talk: Holiday shopping for a picky teenage girl (or guy!) is not an easy task. Gift cards are one safe option—but if you want to give them something more personal, makeup gifts are always a good idea.

Here, we’ve rounded up nine beauty gifts that’ll satisfy even the hardest-to-please teen, no matter their style or makeup skill level. Like all Petite ‘n Pretty makeup, the picks found here are paraben-free, nut-free, talc-free, and proven safe for all ages. From a virtual makeup class to a vanity mirror and—of course—loads of sparkle, these holiday gift ideas are sure to get an 11/10 from any trend-obsessed teen or tween.


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Keep reading for our makeup gift edit for tween and teen girls (and boys who love sparkle!) 

1. Cloud Mine on Ice Eye & Cheek Holiday Palette

When it comes to makeup gifts for teens, bling is a no-brainer. Our new, limited-edition holiday eye and cheek palette is as sparkly as it gets. Inside, you’ll find 10 age-appropriate eyeshadow shades, all talc-free and ophthalmologist-approved. The palette also contains a soft pink blush and a gold-toned highlighter to add sparkle and definition. If your teen wants to take their artistry skills to the next level, this palette is a must!  

2. Petite ‘n Pretty’s Virtual Makeup Classes

Our virtual makeup classes sold out in 2020, and it’s easy to see why—with all the pandemic guidelines in place, teens need an outlet for fun, creativity, and connection. At our virtual camps, they’ll learn from the pros, meet surprise guest influencers, and receive all the safe, Petite ’n Pretty makeup they need to create the looks for class! Contact us at hello@petitenpretty.com to secure your teen’s spot in one of our 2021 camps. 

3. Beauty Sponge

Every makeup lover needs a fresh beauty sponge in their cosmetic bag. Reusable beauty sponges are essential for seamlessly blending liquid products, such as our Gen Glitter Hair and Body Glitter. Your teen will be so thankful for this practical gift that they’ll  use on the daily!

4. L.A. LUSTER Glitter Hairspray

Our glitter spray is a fun and unexpected gift, especially if your teen is a fan of all things glitzy and glam! This weightless, non-tacky, clean hairspray adds a natural looking sparkle and a hint of our cotton candy-scented Cloud Mine fragrance. It’s not just for special occasions, either—they can use it to brighten up their Zoom classes and TikToks while staying at home this winter. 

5. Cloud Fluff Shimmer Holiday Body Puff

Need a fun stocking stuffer for your teen? Look no further! This talc-free, pink shimmer powder is the best way to glow from head to toe—without the mess caused by oils or creams. It’s weightless, easy to apply, and infused with our much-loved Cloud Mine scent. 

6. Cloud Mine Travel Size Fragrance Holiday Rollerball

Whether this is their first fragrance or her fifteenth, your teen is sure to be obsessed with our signature fragrance. It smells like cotton candy topped with whipped vanilla cream—AKA heaven. This season’s limited-edition, travel-size rollerball is perfectly sized to toss into a backpack or purse, and its shatter-proof exterior keeps it safe no matter what. 

7. Caboodles Makeup Organizer

The best way to keep their favorite beauty products organized: A Caboodles makeup case! (Yup, the same kind you might have used in the ‘80s.)  Caboodles come in a variety of sizes and colors, with styles ranging from the classic Caboodle to pro-grade train cases. These cult faves aren’t just great for makeup, either—your teen can also use it to store jewelry, hair tools, and other beauty must-haves.

8. Lighted Vanity Mirror

When it comes to creating a makeup look that slays, lighting is everything. This under-$50 vanity mirror will help them catch their light to perfection—plus, it’s got built-in Bluetooth so they can stream music or take calls while they’re getting their sparkle on.

9. Fully Feathered Volumizing Mascara

This mascara is the perfect product to achieve a no-makeup makeup vibe for school. Just add the blush from our Cloud Mine on Ice Eye & Cheek Holiday Palette and a swipe of 10K Shine Lip Gloss in Glow Down, and they’ve got a low-key look that’s high-key gorgeous.