Gifts for Alternative Girls – Your 2024 Idea Guide

Skate, Hypebeast, Techwear, Dark Academia, Punk-core. Need we say more? This is your definitive guide to gifts for alternative girls.

When your favorite gal is a little more Wednesday Addams and a little less Elle Woods, she deserves that perfect gift that speaks to her unique tastes. 

There’s no place for pink ribbons, bright colors, or stilettos in her alternative fashion closet, no ma’am. So what do you get for your not-so-average girlie when her birthday or the holiday season rolls around?

That might seem like a tough question but never fear. We’ve put together a list of the perfect alternative gifts that she’s sure not to roll her eyes at. 

Before we jump to our highlights section, here are some quick suggestions that we think would make top gifts for these special teen girls:

  • concert tickets to see one of their favorite bands
  • graphic tees
  • digital cameras or art supplies for the creative types
  • leather journal for the writers
  • chunky necklaces or fun chokers
  • claw clips, headbands, hats, and hair accessories that fit their fashion trends
  • skin care or beauty products
  • nice headphones or a Bluetooth speaker

Most teenage girls would appreciate any of the items above, but keep scrolling for a detailed look at the best gifts she’ll love.

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15 Gift Ideas for Alternative Girls

Butterflies and pink blossoms? Nah. How ’bout thick soles and cute little ghosts and skeletons? That’s more like it.

Here’s a gift guide to the coolest gifts that will get you all of the five-star reviews.

Our Pick
Dr. Martens Women's Ankle Boot
  • Natural, full-grain leather
  • Durable, Goodyear welted construction
  • Cool kid classic
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They’re the little black dress of edgy-girl footwear. These great boots can be dressed up or down, look just as fabulous with jeans as a dress, and are in their favorite color: black as the night.

Every alternative girl loves some platform boots, and these will be right up her alley. Plus, they’re a great way to add height for the fearsome itty-bitties.

Dark Academia Tumbler
  • Premium stainless steel
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Cute and good for the planet
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Stanley tumbler who? Hot take, this gorgeous, dark academia-themed tumbler is much prettier and more conveniently sized than its clunky, overpriced camping counterpart.

Teen years are primetime for coffee consumption, making coffee mugs and tumblers the perfect present. But don’t worry, this high-quality stainless steel cup is equally good for keeping her water or lemonade nice ‘n’ chilly.

Magneto Skateboard
  • Great board for beginners
  • Fun designs to choose from
  • Canadian Maple wood construction
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Perfect for your gamer girl, this classic, double-kick skateboard features a fun controller design.

Not a big gamer but still loves to ride? There are tons of other designs and different colors to choose from, too. She’ll be all over this, and all over town, in no time!

Ghoulish Hearts
  • Cute & quirky
  • Share with friends
  • High quality enamel
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Whether she gives one to her BFF, or keeps them both for decorating her hats, jackets, or backpack, this adorable ghost with a broken heart pin is spooky and cute all at once.

She’s bound to get a lot of compliments on this unusual set!

Natural Pearl Skull Earrings
  • Elegant & Edgy
  • Natural, carved pearls
  • Choose from sterling silver or 18k yellow, rose, or white gold
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Whether you pick out the rose gold, the silver, or the classic gold, she will go bananas over these asymmetrical skull earrings!

Not in-your-face kind of goth, but simple and classy, they will go with all of her outfits and we bet she never takes them off. Such a special gift!

We Love
Squishable Plague Doctor Plush
  • Super soft
  • Glows in the dark
  • Perfect snuggle companion
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She’ll squeal in delight when she sees this adorable little guy!

A great addition to her ever-growing squish collection, he’ll make the perfect nap and homework companion, and may just turn out to be her new best friend. Unicorns are so last year, but the plaque doc is here to stay.

Black Cat Soy Candle Collection
  • 100% Hand Poured Soy Wax
  • Wooden Wicks
  • Scented with amber, black myrrh, and sage
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Nothing creates a softly spooky atmosphere like some flickering candles! Candles really do make the very best gifts for girls, alternative or otherwise.

This pretty black cat candle will suit her dark and mysterious vibes perfectly and will fill her space with the scents of amber, clary sage, Egyptian musk and more.

Banksy Wall Art

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Not every girl wants to cover her dorm room in posters of cats. Some of them are a little deeper than your average motivational message wall art!

Enter these black and white—with a splash of color—wall art posters. They’ll go with her décor and keep her motivated to stay true to herself.

Rose & Black Tea Bath Bombs

Gothic Bath Bombs - gifts for alternative girls
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Relax in a tub in full Morticia Addams style with these pretty black bath bombs! Whether she uses them all up posthaste or keeps them in a dish to decorate her bathroom, she’s going to adore these.

They’re unique, gorgeous, and timeless: just like she is. The best part is that they’re made from natural ingredients like white clay, baking soda, and natural oils.

Stay Positive Shirt

Unique Gifts for Alternative Girls- Stay Positive Shirt
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Witty irony abounds with this clever tee shirt! She’ll laugh (in spite of herself) and find herself pairing this with everything from baggy pants to summer shorts to cargo jeans.

It’s a good reminder to everyone she meets that even if she’s into the spookier side of life, she still has a great sense of humor!

Personalized Skull Mermaid Tumbler

gifts for alternative girls- Personalized Skull Mermaid Tumblers
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Just because you like Gothic things more than say, Barbie, doesn’t mean you don’t mind some girly-girl mermaids once in a while! Put a spin on the boring old Ariel story with these skull mermaid tumblers!

It’s a little Starbucks, a little fairy tale, and a whole lotta badda$$ery.

Creepy Kawaii Coloring Book

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Coloring relieves stress, and what’s more adorable than slightly dark but still cute pastel characters?

Pair this sweet but totally weird (in all the right ways) coloring book with some high quality markers and you have yourself a fabulous gift that will make her think of you fondly every time she gets to coloring.

Personalized Black Stainless Steel Necklace

Stainless Steel Punk necklaces - gifts for alternative girls
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Personalized with her name or creed/mantra, this pure black stainless steel necklace is a winner for sure. It’s distinctive and doesn’t like anything you’d find at Claire’s; instead it is an alternative girl gift just as individual as she is.

It will pair perfectly with a black tee or a steampunk dress, and will make her feel like a million bucks.

Skeleton PopSocket

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You can like sunflowers and skeletons at the same time, why not embrace it? We love this cute and spunky popsocket, and think she will too.

Turntable Slip Mat

Unique Turntable Slip Mats - gifts for alternative girls
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A little punk, a little steampunk, and a whole lot of rad artwork, this turntable slip mat is amazing! We guarantee this is the gift she didn’t even knew she wanted until it showed up in wrapping paper.

If your alternative girl is a music lover who loves to play deejay, she is going to ecstatic over this one!

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