My Top 4 Gift Ideas For The Daughters In Your Life!

Perfect Gifts for Teen to Adult Daughters!

By Anna Bailey

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year! 

I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve already relished some of my favorite Christmas tunes, and I’m thrilled to be pulling out my favorite sweaters.

And of course, I’m already thinking of the perfect gifts for my family!

Christmas gift giving is a joy! 

But let’s face it, sometimes the stress we induce on ourselves to find the perfect Christmas gift can steal some of that joy away. I have made it a priority in my gift giving to be intentional, to try not to overthink it, and to shop at fellow local small businesses, as well as from makers and small businesses wherever I can find them. 

Did you know that you can actually search amazing gifts that are handmade by small businesses on Amazon? 

I love that feature when I’m not able to find what I”m looking for locally. It still feels good to know that I am supporting families and small businesses just like mine.

With so many people to shop for, I thought I’d dedicate this post to great Christmas gift ideas for daughters, especially the teens to adult ages. 

I have picked some of my local favorites, as well as awesome finds on Amazon!

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Whether you’re shopping a tween or teen, adult daughter, or even a granddaughter, I’ve got some great ideas that will help you conquer the task of finding meaningful and fun gifts, all while supporting small businesses.

I am going to start with one of my favorite go to gifts, jewelry!

I love looking for the perfect jewelry pieces to fit someones personality and unique style! Luckily here in Duluth, MN we have so many incredible jewelry makers so I tend to get a lot of my gift giving jewelry in person from local makers.

I really love the gem stone and metal jewelry from Badalia Creations. She sells her pieces locally in Duluth, MN but you can also shop from her online at

At Bailey Builds + Friends, we have several great options that range from sterling silver, stainless steel, mixed metals, clay, and wood. We are located at 5727 Grand Ave in Duluth, MN.

Within the past few years I have actually started my own line of wood jewelry, which makes for a great unique gift! We have been having a lot of fun building our Bailey Builds line of jewelry and have several designs to choose from.

If you’re not having luck with any local jewelers in your area I found an adorable small business on Amazon called Emery and Opal. They have dainty and trendy jewelry that would be a great idea for any daughter.

I love the Oval Gemstone Rings. They have great stone and size options and they are at great price points.

I also love these gold filled Birth Month Flower necklaces they make. These are so much fun, you could even get a matching one for yourself to make the gift a little more meaningful! I think these are the perfect present. And added bonus, not only can you customize the birth flower, but you can also customize the chain.

There is something so fun about a personalized gift!

I feel like you can almost never go wrong with a solid handmade mug. I don’t have a friend who doesn’t enjoy a special cup for their morning coffee or afternoon tea. This is also a great addition to throw in a gift basket with chocolate and drink mixes. I love getting coffee from Almanac Coffee and Hot Cocoa Mix from Mike & Jens.

I love the array of mugs and pottery we have procured at our Bailey Builds + Friends storefront. This is also a perfect way to support local small businesses. Even if you’re not in Duluth, MN chances are many local stores near you carry local handmade pottery.

The mugs in the below photos are from Burdock Ceramics, Northern Glasses, and Dock 6 Pottery.

It’s that time of time of year where the days are short and the to-do lists are long, so I totally get if you want to hop on Amazon and make a few clicks to get the perfect Christmas presents sent right to your door.

Here are a few mugs that can be a great choice for any last minute gifts.

I love this hand painted coffee mug from Good Always. It is so unique and the fun handle makes it the perfect gift idea.

I have recently learned that enamel mugs have made a comeback, and I totally get why. I love how durable they are. I think these would be especially great for daughters currently living in dorms because they don’t have to worry about them breaking.

I know my daughter Lia would love this Groovy Enamel Mug designed and printed in the USA by LoftiPopMugs.

My next idea for one of the best Christmas gifts or really a gift for any occasion is a really solid handmade bag. I am a firm believer that you can never have too many bags, and I think I have passed that along!

When I am looking for locally crafted totes, backpacks, and other useful goods I make sure to make a trip into some of my cities local shops like Frost River and Duluth pack here in Duluth, MN.

I can always find fun things in my budget made from leather and canvas.  And I know from experience that whatever handmade item I buy from these stores will practically never wear out and there is no doubt my daughter will have them for a long time.

I found some great options on Amazon as well.

I love this handcrafted Leather Messenger Bag from Generic and this Hand-painted Tote Bag from SwayGirls.

My last, but possibly favorite, idea for the best gifts for daughters is anything plant related! Lia loves plants, I mean she LOVES them! So I know anything plant related is always a good idea.

I love gifting plants to celebrate a special occasion ie. Birthday Gifts, Graduation Gifts, Valentine’s Day, an Anniversary gift…but honestly there is never a wrong time for a new plant in my opinion!

Not only do I love gifting plants, but also plant accessories.

I love the look of these Minimal Plant Hangers made from sustainably sourced and eco friendly leather. You can choose the right size and color for your plant to add a personal touch.

Concrete Planters have been all the rage this last year and I am definitely not mad about it. They are a great way to make your plant fit into any room from the living room, to the kitchen, to the bathroom. There’s not many interior design styles that a concrete planter doesn’t compliment.

I love the options Made By Deborah has available on Amazon.

If you don’t have a good place to get plants near you, air plants are the perfect option. They are hearty and can be easily shipped right to your door. I found these great variety packs on Amazon.

Air plants are super easy to care for and make the perfect first time plant if your daughter is just starting to show interest in her green thumb!

If you are dreading the Christmas rush because of all the hustle and bustle, I hope I’ve inspired you to cozy up in your favorite sweater, sip on a chai latte, and start exploring all the great and unique options from makers for the daughters and women in your life.

This Holiday, I challenge you to include handmade, local, and small business gifts as you do your holiday shopping.

It is a great way to directly impact our local economies, and small businesses and families whose livelihood depends on it. 

And as a bonus, you’ll be able to give something that’s special and unique, just like the loved ones in your life.

If you have any other great gift ideas for daughters leave them in the comments, I would love to hear!

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