2020 Christmas Gifts For Her: Teens, College Students and Young Adults

I’ve always loved holiday shopping for my daughter as I can think of so many cute and practical things for her, many that I would secretly love to have myself! If you have a daughter, niece or other special young woman in your life, here are our favorite holiday gifts for her, 2020.

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Favorite  2020 Christmas gifts for girls

Mini Fridge for Make-Up or Snacks 

If there is a cuter fridge out there, we have never seen it!  The Cooluli is portable, runs on AC or DC, and can be plugged into a car. It also operates as a warmer. Great to keep at a study or work from home space to grab a snack between zoom classes.

mini cooler

Lokai Bracelets

We think these simple bead bracelets are so lovely but when we read about the founder’s story and saw how many bracelets he created to honor and contribute to worthy charities, we are even more excited to feature them on this Holiday Gifts for Her list. Use code word GROWNANDFLOWN on checkout as we are Ambassadors.

lokai bracelets

Glossier Cloud Paint

Glossier is a favorite cosmetics line and this unique blush, “cloud paint,” is something any teen or young woman would love to try.  Available in six shades.

Glossier cloud paint

Glossier Skin Salve

In the winter, especially in cold, dry climates, we need a thicker moisturizer for skin and lips.  Glossier has many scents and colors to choose from in their Balm Dotcalm line.

Olive and June Pedi System

We are a little in love with the Olive and June product line for nail care and think that this pedicure system with all the tools, several bottles of polish and a footstool would make a great gift for any young woman.

Olive and June pedi system

Himawari Waterproof Laptop Backpack

This super-functional, well-priced and adorable laptop backpack has loads of interior pockets which will appear to any girl who values well-organized design. It’s available in dozens of color and size combinations, too.

Himawari backpack

Everlane’s 100% Human face Masks (set of 5) 

These face masks look so soft and come in cute designs. Package includes 5 masks for $25.

Everlane mask

The Comfy

What is it about these oversize lounging hoodies-personal blankets that have become so appealing to our teens and college students? Maybe it’s that Comfys are the security blankets that we could all use for the 2020 holidays!

women in comfy
Everyone wants a Comfy

Rothy’s Envelope Bag

We think this adorable envelope bag is a must-have for any Rothy-loving girl.  These lightweight bags are available in loads of cute color designs and are made from recycled materials.

Rothy's envelope bag

Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace 

The most popular piece of jewelry on the Kendra Scott site is the Elisa necklace. Available in gold, rose gold and silver, the centerpiece of this delicate necklace is a pendant. Choose a stone in your daughter’s favorite color or one that matches her college colors.

pendant necklaces

Mini Facial Cleansing Brush

This award-winning mini facial brush is suitable for any skin type and can deep clean by unclogging pores and removing make-up residue. With eight adjustable intensities, it charges with a USB cord which means no batteries dying out just when your daughter is ready for this at-home spa treatment.

facial cleansing brush

Project Repat T-Shirt Quilt  

Project Repat T-Shirt quilts are consistently one of the most popular gifts in our G&F community. Transform a stack of your teen’s t-shirts into a practical and sentimental gift with the help of Project Repat.  This is especially nice for soon-to-be high school grad who will be able to take a bit of home with her to college.

t-shirt quilt and teen girl

Allbirds Shoes

We love these shoes, our kids love these, too. We include them here as holiday gifts for girls but they are great for any family member. They come in lace up, pull on and boot styles in loads of amazing colors. Allbirds has running shoes that are perfect for both everyday wear and working out.


Allbirds Clothing

Allbirds has launched an apparel line that includes t-shirts, sweaters, and a puffer jacket, all sure to be amazingly popular just like their off-the-charts successful shoes. Now shop for socks, undergarments, apparel and more…all at Allbirds.

Allbirds sweater

While shopping for your daughter, don’t forget to get yourself something for under the tree, too.  The Grown and Flown book is for moms of teens and NOW, available in paperback. 

Grown and Flown paperback

Faux Leather Leggings 

There is no more comfortable garment in the world than leggings and these faux leather ones from SPANX take the look up several notches. These best-sellers will likely be your daughter’s favorite look for the holidays.

leather leggings

UGG Slip On Shoes 

These slip ons come in a half dozen colors and all look adorable; made with mesh exterior and terrycloth lined.

UGG slip on sneaker

Uniqlo Lightweight Down Jacket

Uniqlo has made ultra light down jackets, cardigans, and vests for more than a decade which speaks to their great combination of functionality, style and price points. We love them the different silts and colors.

down jacket

Cosmetics and Jewelry Organizer

This beautiful travel case is an ingenious way to organize jewelry and cosmetics and store them all is one space when you are on the go. Made of vegan leather, it is available in seven colors.

travel makeup case

Apple AirPods Pros 

We are hearing that this is THE #1 gift for teens and college students for the 2020 holiday season. Apple AirPods Pros have active noise cancellation which differentiates them from the previous models of AirPods. Your daughter will be able to listen to music or a podcast,  have conversations on her cell, and ask Siri questions. The AirPods Pros hold a charge for 4.5 hours.

AirPods Pro

Silicone AirPods Pros Case Cover

Don’t forget to add a protective case cover like this one, available in many colors, that will help keep the case (and AirPods inside) from being scratched or damaged.

Air Pods Pro cover

Bierkenstock Slides and Sandals

These synthetic leather Bierkenstock sandals are available in an array of colors and styles and are PERFECT for any student who needs to wear shower shoes in a communal bathroom in a dorm or gym. A slides style works well for athletes who need to change out of their cleats or specialized shoes after games.

Bierkenstock sandals

Orolay Down Coat

We cannot begin to explain how or why this coat became a viral sensation last year but, take our word for it, it won the Internet. Lucky for parents, it is a fraction of the cost of the high end jackets (hello, Canada Goose) and comes in six colors.

down coat

Harry Potter 12 Days of Socks

We fell hard for Harry when we first met him and his pals and still LOVE the stories and fantastic world that J.K. Rowling gave us all. If your daughter is a Harry or Hermione fan, she will find these 12 Days of Harry Potter Socks to be a memorable gift.  Each pair is nestled in a envelope to be revealed one at a time.

Harry Potter socks

Car Phone Holder

More than anything, we want our teens to be safe, especially when they’re driving. This very-popular phone holder sticks on the car’s dash or window and can be adjusted to an angle that makes it easy for  your daughter to use her phone hands-free.

phone holder for car

Pura Vida Bracelets 

These trendy bracelets are made by artisans all over the world. Create unique combinations of jewelry that feature your daughter’s favorite colors.

Pura Vida bracelet

Hair Dryer/Styler

This hair drying tool by Revlon has become a favorite in the Grown and Flown community and here is why – you can dry your hair in less time than with a conventional blow dryer and shape it with the built-in round brush as you dry it. Your daughter will love this new dryer and it  might not be something she would splurge on herself – a perfect gift.

blow dryer styling brush

Wireless Earbuds

This is the #1 tech gift that teens are asking for this year and this pair gets high marks from reviewers.  Once charged, they can last for over 5 hours.

wireless earbuds

MVMT Watches 

We just discovered this watch brand that began in LA in 2013. (Where have we been??) They are very stylish and are sold at an excellent price point. Here are a few to give you an idea – the MVMT site has dozens more to chose from, all of which are an elegant blend of classic style with very 2020 touches. If your daughter is asking for a watch for Christmas, this is definitely a brand to check out.


Everlane Sweater

Everlane is an online store with a fantastic shop in Manhattan. It’s always been one of our favorite spots to buy classic pieces (for guys or girls), including this gorgeous sweater.


Darn Tough

These are simply the best winter socks on the planet. They are indestructible and guaranteed by the company for LIFE. The thinner ones are great for everyday wear with boots and the thicker ones are perfect for hiking. We have walked countless miles in these great socks with warm cozy feet.

Darn tough socks

Jackery Bolt External Battery Charger

There is NO better safety device for your daughter than a charged phone and this one is exceptional. It charges phones super fast, has room to charge two devices at once, and has a built-in flashlight for emergencies.

Jackery charger

Socks with a Message 

Notes to Self socks offer words of encouragement and available now in pretty gift boxes. Who wouldn’t love comfy, new and matched socks, especially when they provide a little inspiration to get you daughter’s day off to the right start?


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Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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