The 17th birthday is a strange time for a teenager. After all, they are no longer a child; yet they are not a full grown adult either. This can make selecting a birthday gift for a 17-year-old difficult. You don’t want to overdo it, and you definitely don’t want to make them feel embarrassed or underwhelmed either.
So we’ve compiled a list of some 17th birthday gift ideas to help you narrow your search. Some of the gifts are sentimental; some of them are cool; but we think all of them suit teenagers!
Gift Ideas for a 17-Year-Old Girl
1. Small Crossbody Bag
There is no birthday gift more appreciated than one that suits the recipient’s tastes, style, and personality. And this bag is the perfect present for any girl on their 17th birthday. A charming emblem and exotic flowers decorate the front of this purse; and it’s alluring look makes it perfect for evening events or just lounging at home.
Your daughter will find that this designer handbag is perfect for carrying her cell phone, keys, and wallet. And it can be carried by hand or over her shoulder.
This small crossbody bag is made of PU superior soft synthetic leather, vintage texture, and has a crossbody cell phone holder. It has a 3 pockets design and is suitable for many occasions. This beauty comes with shoulder straps and a hollow carved elements tassel. She will love this bag!
2. Glow in the Dark Throw Blanket
This glow in the dark throw can be used in any season and at any time — day or night. It is made of high-quality plush polyester fabric with super soft flannel that feels fine and smooth on the skin.
Simply lay it over her favorite chair and add some color to your daughter’s room. This blanket will also keep her warm during autumn and winter.
The Glow in the Dark Throw Blanket is durable and machine washable. It’s also a stunning piece of art that your teenager will appreciate as she has slumber parties with her girlfriends, sings karaoke, or just lounges and surfs the internet on her phone.
3. Charm Bracelet Making Kit
Give her this wonderful charm bracelet making kit. It comes with charm and pendants, European big hole beads, colored beads, rainbow beads, Shamballa beads, crystal beads, and necklace cords. It also comes with a snake chain bracelet that she can wear on her neck or wrist.
This is a great gift idea for her 17th birthday because it is simple to use and requires no glue or tools. The craft kit contains everything she needs to make amazing looking bracelets. Now she can design the bracelet that suits her moods and makes her 17th year brighter and more joyful.
4. 17th Birthday Tumbler
Why not get your daughter something meaningful and affordable — like this pair of tumblers? Two stainless steel tumblers come in one package. One is white and has the words “Happy 17th Birthday” printed on it, and the other is purple with the words “Not A Day over Fabulous” printed on it. Both are made of durable stainless steel, which is food grade and will not rust (even if she leaves it in water).
This is perfect for any girl who has a long commute to school or work. The tumblers are also easy to clean: Just give them a quick rinse with plain water, then use the cleaning brush included for a deeper scrubbing.
5. Bluetooth Headphones Over The Ear
This is the perfect gift for your daughter on her 17th birthday. The premium sound quality and comfortable ear cushions make these a must-have for any teenager. With these Bluetooth earphones, she can enjoy the deep bass and crystal clear high notes. They also come with a 53 inch cord.
These comfortable over-ear headphones are designed to sit comfortably on her head, even if she uses them for hours. The material is made of protein-coated leatherette that’s soft and malleable. Designed specifically for teenagers, they have a 20 hour battery life and will provide your daughter with endless entertainment and comfort.
6. Matte Lipstick Set
If you’re looking for a thoughtful and beautiful gift that will make your daughter’s day, consider getting her a Matte Lipstick Set. This high-quality set contains all her favorite colors and is made from natural ingredients to prevent allergic reactions like lips swelling or discoloration. It also contains a long lasting formula which prevents fading and provides care for dry lips or chapped skin.
Lip liner and lipstick for different occasions is a perfect gift for a girl. It can be used for everyday use and special occasions. She can choose from different colors, from bright shades to natural colors. The set includes a makeup box and tools for applying the lip gloss. The product also has a waterproof formula which prevents sweating or exposure to water.
Your daughter will feel and look beautiful with this lipstick set!
7. Satin Large Square Head Scarves
The Satin Large Square Head Scarves have a colorful print on a satin background and can be used as head scarves, neck scarves, hair scarves, or as shawls. What sets these apart from other scarves is that they are made of high quality polyester material with smooth and shiny fabric — which is lightweight, skin friendly, and soft.
This set of 4 scarves can be washed by hand. They also come in a variety of styles and sizes. These square head scarves are soft and feel comfortable on the neck. They also suit a wide range of outfits, from jeans and t-shirts to formal wear or evening gowns.
8. Personalized Customized Sterling Silver Earrings
If you want something that will make her feel special, take a look at these gorgeous Personalized Customized Sterling Silver Earrings. They are made of hypoallergenic 925 sterling silver metal, which is lead free, nickel free, and coated in an anti-tarnish polish.
The earrings have been designed to shine brightly and to last for years. The font type can be chosen to match her style, And the text on the back can be customized. Choose any of the available font types and provide the name/text you wish to place on these beautiful earrings.
She will cherish these earrings and remember you every time she puts them on!
Gift Ideas for a 17 Year Old Boy
9. Kymellie Race Car Night Light
The Kymellie Race Car Night Light is a colorful base made up of 14 colors and 8 RGB LEDs with 32 warm white LEDs mounted around it. This light creates an exquisite pattern when turned on.
It features easy-to-use physical keys, a remote control, and a built-in battery case for convenient use. This night light can be used in different parts of the house. It’s an exquisite LED illumination product that will look beautiful on anyone’s desk. The base emits warm white soft light, which will create a soft ambience in the room and eliminate the glare of bright lights.
The sports car décor light can be used as a night light, a decorative light, an illumination product, or as an LED lamp. If your son is like most boys, who love cool sports cars and technology, he will be thrilled when he sees this gift.
10. Spiderman – Avengers – Wall Clock
If you’re looking for a low-cost birthday gift that will make your teen feel special, then this wall clock is the perfect option. Powered by a 1 AA battery, this unique clock is made from a 12 inch vinyl record and has a diameter of 12 inches.
The clock face is the glossy sticker that comes with it; and because of its quartz mechanism it works silently and reliably. Plus, it has a strong hook on the back for easy mounting!
The clock features an artistic depiction of Spiderman. It will add a special touch of style to any room. This wonderful clock is well made and looks great.
11. BagTu Shinning Galaxy Cufflinks and Tie Clip Set
This is the perfect gift for your son on his 17th birthday! The BagTu Shining Galaxy Cufflinks and Tie Clip Set is an attractive gift set that contains cufflinks, a shining galaxy tie clip, and a matching craft greeting card.
This design is on both sides of the cufflink; and it’s sure to make you stand out in a crowd. This gift is a great way to let him know how much you love him. It makes such an attractive gift without being too girly or cheesy. The cufflinks are super awesome; they will make any shirt look classy with a bit of an edge.
12. Magnetic Dart Board
The Magnetic Dart Board is appropriate for kids and adults; and it is an ideal 17th birthday gift. The dartboard is double-sided — and each side is a different game. The front is a standard dartboard designed for archery, so that kids and adults alike can be entertained while they practice their aim. The back side features an archery dartboard game which tests his skills at hitting targets in various positions with darts.
It comes with a set of 12 darts and instructions. The darts are made of plastic and magnetic, so they will not hurt anyone. This is a great gift for a teen, or for anyone who wants to have lots of fun throwing darts. It’s small enough that it won’t take up a lot of space and will be easy to transport.
13. Teenager RFID Blocking Bifold Wallet
A bifold wallet is one of the most practical and useful gifts you can buy. This gift will excite any teen with newfound credit card privileges! This wallet not only offers slots for cards and cash, but it’s been made with RFID blocking protection to ward off thieves who scan your wallet with reader devices to steal your data.
The simple and classic design of that wallet makes it suitable for any wardrobe. There are 3 card slots that hold multiple cards plus 2 more pockets on the outside for even more cards. This well-made bifold is made of high quality fabrics and durable textile lining. With its compact size, it will fit easily in a backpack or school bag.
14. Junli Skateboards
Make your loved one’s birthday extra special with the Junli Skateboard! This board is the perfect gift for any boy who loves to keep active.
This skateboard has been made out of sustainable and eco-friendly Canadian maple, which means you can rest assured that it will be a high quality purchase for your child. It comes equipped with anti-shock durable wheels, high speed precision bearings, and a reinforced 5.25″ aluminum alloy truck.
In addition, the skateboard is waterproof and has non-slip high density emery grip tape! The added traction will make it even easier for him to learn how to skateboard.
15. Sportneer Military Lensatic Sighting Compass
The Sportneer Military Lensatic Sighting Compass is a professional grade military compass. This ergonomically designed compass is made of tough and tenacious materials that are water-proof and shake-proof.
The interface on this prismatic compass glows in the dark, making it conveniently usable at night. The lensatic function allows you to read with accuracy; by using a lens on the rear sight that magnifies the card dial, there’s no need to bend over or squat down.
The compass comes with a carrying case, making it easy to take everywhere you go. The Sportneer Military Lensatic Sighting Compass is perfect for use outdoors or in an emergency situation. This compass is ideal for hiking, camping, military usage, and survival.
16. Vicur Golf Practice Net
The Vicur Golf Practice Net comes with everything your son needs to perfect his golf swing. The portable handbag contains a target cloth, 2 sets of fiberglass poles, a golf net cloth, a 2 x 1 foot golf hitting mat, 4 ground stakes, and 5 white golf balls.
The size of this net is 10 x 7 ft which provides plenty of room for practice swings. And the best part? They can simply assemble and take down the net with ease. The poles are made of fiberglass to ensure durability and portability.
If your son plays — or wants to learn — the game of golf, this gift will make his day!
Gift Ideas for a Best Friend Who is Turning 17
17. Inspirational Black Rope Bracelet
Are you hoping to find a heartfelt gift for your best friend on their 17th birthday? You want to get them something to show them how much you care about them. The Inspirational Black Rope Bracelet will last forever and will be cherished every time they see it.
Give the one thing they can always wear, share, or proudly display! This bracelet can be adjusted — from 8.5 to 25 cm. Handcrafted from stainless steel and braided rope, this bracelet is both beautiful and durable.
18. Women Conceal Carry Tote Purse
This beautifully handcrafted designer purse will last for years! With its soft premium suede PU leather exterior lining with a trifold versatile wallet, this bag features an attachable wrist handle and matching crossbody shoulder strap.
It even has a concealed carry zippered compartment inside that will fit the average sized handgun (8″ x 6″). The interior pockets can be used to hold a variety of daily essentials, such as makeup, sunglasses, and even a smartphone at 4.5″ x 10″ x 1.5″. The matching wallet can be zipped into the purse’s exterior to create a briefcase style bag or detached to use as a chic clutch.
Do not miss out on this great birthday gift for your best friend!
19. Stainless Steel Mirror
For the best friend who deserves to be spoiled, this gift will stand out and make them smile. This gorgeous stainless steel mirror is engraved with a heartfelt message that’ll help make every day more enjoyable.
This high quality 2.5” diameter mirror has been designed with careful attention to detail and professional craftsmanship. Your friend will be blown away by the clear image projection it provides as well as its slip resistant backing. With a lovely pale pink surface, it’s the perfect accessory to complete her everyday look. This quirky travel mirror features a sturdy metal stand that resists damage and oxidation, ensuring the design lasts a lifetime.
Show your faithful friend how much you care about them by giving them this immaculate mirror!
20. Creative Guest Book Alternative Poster
This poster is a great addition to your best friend’s birthday. This poster fits in any 11×17″ frame and will make a thoughtful present.
The Creative Guest Book Alternative Poster is designed and made in the USA by Katie Doodle. It is both affordable and durable. Perfect for parties at home or events, this stylish gift is a great accessory. It is printed on a premium 11×17″ poster card.
If you’ve ever been to a party that had a guest book alternative instead of a regular guest book, you know how fun they are. This conversation piece makes an awesome present for anyone who is about to turn 17 years old.
21. 3D Galaxy Moon Lamp
This 3D Galaxy Moon Lamp is a great gift idea for any of your best friends who are turning 17 years old. The design process for this product was a 26+ hours 3D printing process, which replicates NASA’s stunning telescope images of galaxies and stars on the surface.
Your friend will be able to flip through 16 colors on this lamp and find the perfect mood lighting for their bedroom. They’ll also get 5 different brightness modes and 5 different levels of brightness. The remote control allows them to change the brightness at any time to match their mood.
The 3D Moon Lamp is cordless, so it is portable and will look great sitting on a nightstand or desk. It is also multi-functional, and can serve as a desk lamp when you’re not using it for lighting your room.
22. 17 Years Old Funny Coffee Mugs
This fun coffee mug will make your friend laugh! It can be put in the microwave or dishwasher without harm. And the large handle makes it easy to hold.
The funny quote makes the design even better. Fill it to the brim, pop it in the microwave for a minute, and then serve your friend her favorite hot beverage. They will love you for it! The cup is 11oz, and will hold a good amount of piping hot coffee or tea.
23. Amazon Gift Card
An Amazon Gift Card might be the perfect gift for your friend on their birthday! This birthday card provides your friend with a never-ending world of possibilities. You could buy them something for their apartment, or if they like shoes, clothes, or food — it doesn’t matter! It’s a gift that delivers to destinations all over the globe. Plus, there are no shipping fees and no expiration date! Simply scan and redeem any Gift Card, add a personalized message, and send it off. How cool is that!
The Amazon Gift Card is an incredibly thoughtful gesture that offers an unparalleled level of convenience and flexibility. It’s the best kind of birthday gift!
Gift Ideas for a Daughter Who is Turning 17
24. The Love Knot Necklace
Celebrate her special day with this exquisitely crafted necklace. She will wear it proudly, feeling the love that you have for her. It is made of 14K white gold over stainless steel and features an adjustable cable chain with a heart-shaped cubic zirconia stone surrounded by smaller cubic zirconias set in sterling silver.
This is a gorgeous gift for any daughter on her birthday! She will treasure the sentiment behind this elegant gift. And it’s a way to let her know that you will love her — come rain or shine! This necklace comes with a beautiful card message and is available in a standard gift box or a mahogany style gift box for a more elegant presentation.
25. Black Melanin Women Girl T-Shirt
This t-shirt is lightweight, comfortable, and available in many different sizes. This 100% cotton shirt is made with a double-needle stitch (for durability).
This shirt is so cool and comfortable to wear. Its light, soft fabric makes it great for wearing in the summer. It is also available in many different colors, so find the one that accentuates your daughter’s skin and eyes. And she will love the beautiful design on the front!
26. Vlando Princess Style Jewelry Box
The Vlando Princess Style Jewelry Box is the gift that has it all! This is an ideal birthday gift for your daughter. This box features an iridescent finish and a beautiful gemstone handle crafted in the shape of a heart. The box is lined with satin and splashed with glitter to protect her jewelry from scratches.
The box has removable drawers with dividers inside that keep necklaces from tangling. This is a great place for your daughter to store her jewelry. The jewelry box symbolizes love, prosperity, energy, and success.
With this box, she won’t have to worry about her jewelry getting lost or damaged. And she will love the way it looks on her dresser or vanity.
27. Cute Mini Leather Backpack
If you’re looking for a unique gift for your daughter’s 17th birthday, this is the perfect option! This simple and cute mini backpack will make her feel like a treasure. It has a top short handle with 2 adjustable shoulder straps to ensure that it will fit perfectly on her shoulders.
The backpack also has 2 internal slip pockets and an exterior rear zip pocket. The bag is made of durable thick faux leather with polyester lining and clean stitching, which means it will last for generations. This cute mini backpack will be a welcome addition to her collection. Perfect for school or everyday use, your daughter will love this backpack!
28. Refillable Leather Journals Notebook
The Refillable Leather Notebook is a perfect birthday gift that will last for years. It has an elegant looking leather case and stylish stitching. It also comes with a beautiful binder index table.
This notebook would be ideal for taking notes in school or at work. It comes with a refillable ballpoint pen, a card pouch to store cards or tickets, and 2 ziplock storage bags. The tough inner lining is resistant to feathering and bleeding from ink. And the notebook comes with a zipper storage pouch.
The Leather Journals Notebook is one of the most thoughtful things you can give your daughter for her 17th birthday!
29. Locachy Casual Denim Jacket
Get your daughter her dream denim jacket for her 17th birthday! The Locachy Casual Denim Jacket is made of cotton and polyester denim. Its machine washable, has a lapel collar, and is single-breasted with 2 chest pockets and 2 hand pockets. It’s also cropped, so it goes with pants or leggings, as well as a t-shirt.
This jacket is classic and versatile: It goes with almost any outfit! The lapel collar style and chest pocket in front gives it a classy vibe. On the sleeve, it has 2 hand pockets that allow her to store items.
A denim jacket is an item every girl should have in her closet!
30. The Book of Awesome Women
This book contains an inspiring collection of biographies. It is also beautifully illustrated, with photos that capture the spirit and achievements of these women.
It’s a great read for anyone who wants to learn about the women who changed the world. The biographies of Sojourner Truth, Margaret Mead, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Coretta Scott King are among my favorites. These biographies taught me the importance of standing up for what is right — no matter the cost. And I know that many readers will be inspired by these lessons as well.
This book will show your daughter what it means to be a woman; and it will inspire her to make her mark on this world!
31. Girls Ballet Dance Duffel Bag
This Ballet Dance Duffel Bag is the perfect birthday gift for your daughter. The bag is spacious enough to fit all her clothes, shoes, and accessories; and most importantly, it is super easy to store!
The duffle bag is made of water-resistant nylon with a removable shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry. And it comes with a small zippered storage bag.
The bright colors and vivid patterns will make your daughter fall in love with the Ballet Dance Duffel Bag! This gift is unique, just like your daughter — and she will love it!
Gift Ideas for a Son Who is Turning 17
32. JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
One of the most thoughtful gifts that you can give to your son on his 17th birthday is a Bluetooth speaker. With the JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, he’ll be able to enjoy his favorite tracks with crystal clear sound and deep bass. The battery lasts up to 12 hours, so there’s no need to worry about it running out.
The JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is made with recycled plastic and offers excellent playback thanks to its dual passive radiators. He’ll be able to connect his phone wirelessly; and he can easily pair it with his headphones or home theater speakers. When he’s not using the speaker, he can easily pack it up in its carrying case so it doesn’t get scuffed up.
33. 64G Wireless Retro Game Console
The 64G Wireless Retro Game Console is every teenage boy’s dream! With this 64G wireless console, your son can watch TV or movies and play games. The built-in professional upgraded chip makes the wireless game console run smoothly, making it an ideal gift for those who love classic gaming.
He can even download the app and search for information or download games online. There are 30,000+ pre-installed games in the library. And it comes with two 2.4G wireless controllers.
The 64G Wireless Retro Console will provide your son with hours of enjoyment!
34. Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
Give your son the ultimate wireless headphones! The Apple AirPods offer all of the latest features you’ve been looking for in a premium set of headphones without the hefty price tag.
The Apple AirPods are ultra-small and wireless. Plus, the sound clarity is amazing! With advanced Bluetooth 4.2 technology and Apple’s W1 chip, he can pair them to his iPhone and iPad with a tap.
The AirPods fit wirelessly into his ears any time he wants to listen to music or make calls. No more tangles! The AirPods are also equipped with intelligent sensors that cause them to turn on and off automatically (based on whether they are in or out of his ears). And there are lights on the buds that indicate which ear they should go in — right or left.
35. SmartWatch for Android iOS Phones
With this watch, your son will always be in touch with his friends and family. Show your son you care and want to keep in touch by giving him this watch as a birthday gift.
Whether he’s at work or school, he’ll never miss a message from the people who are most important to him! The SmartWatch has a built-in heart rate monitor, blood oxygen monitor, and many other features. All this information is neatly displayed for easy viewing on the watch face. It can also automatically detect sleep and wake times and display them on the clock face. This will let your son know how he’s been sleeping and enable him to check on his health stats.
36. Disney Pluto Birthday T-Shirt
It was just yesterday that he was a toddler learning to walk, and now he’s an active teenager. After all this time, you’re still his number one fan. Celebrate the special occasion of your son’s birthday with our Disney Pluto Birthday T-Shirt.
This t-shirt is professionally screen printed with the highest quality materials. It is made of 100% cotton broadcloth with a fine jersey finish. The feel is soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. The shirt features double-needle stitched sleeves and a bottom hem for extra durability.
Officially licensed by Disney, this shirt is ideal for fans of Pluto. It can be worn as a gift or to represent your love for the character!
37. Goodlysports Indoor Mini Basketball Hoop Sets
We have the perfect present for your son on his 17th birthday: Goodlysports Indoor Mini Basketball Hoop Sets. This game comes with an electronic scoring system and cheers sound effects, so he can have a great time playing by himself or with friends.
The indoor basketball hoop is made of shatter resistant polycarbonate, which means it will never break. This set is ultra durable and will last for years! Plus, it’s easy to assemble thanks to its thick dense foam padding on the backboard and brackets.
It measures 18.5 x 17.7 x 18.1 inches and is great for all ages. This is the perfect gift if your son enjoys playing basketball!
38. Birthday Gift Basket
The Birthday Gift Basket is filled from top to bottom with birthday-themed goodies, favors, treats, candy, and snacks. It includes 45 different food items.
Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful gift or just one to make him happy, he’ll love this! It’s also a great way to spread joy and happiness to everyone else at the party. You can’t go wrong with these tasty treats!
39. Wetike Boys Basketball Shoes
These Wetike Boys Basketball shoes are a perfect choice for any boy on their 17th birthday. They have a lightweight and breathable mesh upper layer combined with molded quarter panels, which provide stability, comfort, and easy movement.
The one-piece solid rubber outsole is made of a patterned material that provides exceptional grip and control. The heel has a wider-than-average toe box that provides comfort while the shoe is being worn. The wider toe box makes it perfect for running, jogging, riding, driving, working out, or for casual wear.
The shoes also have an attractive design. These black and red shoes are durable and practical. And they will make your son happy on his special day!
40. Marvel The Avengers and Thanos Baseball Hat
The Avengers Baseball Cap features an embroidered Marvel logo on the front of the cap. The embroidery adds a unique look and a subtle air of style to the cap. It’s simply unmatched by any other baseball hat! Plus, this one is made of 100% cotton. That means it’s incredibly soft, comfortable, and durable.
The stunning quality of the cotton is especially evident in its ability to retain its shape and appearance even when washed over and over again. It’s sure to be passed around the birthday party like a collector’s item. Everyone will love your son’s hat, especially the birthday boy himself!