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The Ultimate VSCO Girl Gift Guide

You guys!!! I think I just created the ultimate VSCO Girl gift guide! If you have no clue what I am talking about, no worries, I’ll fill you in.

Do have a teenager in the house? You are probably inundated with this new VSCO girl craze that is taking over social media and high schools everywhere. You might even be looking for gifts for a VSCO girl.

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What is a VSCO girl, you ask? Well according Urbandictionary.com, a VSCO girl is:

VSCO GIRL- Wears oversized t-shirts or sweatshirt with Nike shorts. Has Vans, Crocs, Birks, and wears a shell necklace. She also wears tube tops and Jean shorts. She always has a hydroflask. She can’t leave home without a scrunchie and her favorite car is a jeep.


My daughter’s high school recently held a VSCO themed night at the home sporting event and I have never seen more kids get into school spirit than I did that night. HUNDREDS of kids, boys and girls alike, dressed up. It was cute and I loved how much fun they all had.

I’ll be honest though, most of the time, I am just not a fan. The ridiculous sksksk sound they make and weird phrases they use. But hey…I was raised in the days of the valley girl, so who am I to judge?

My teen daughter doesn’t exactly identify as a VSCO girl, but has all of the gear to dress up as when when she chooses. Thankfully I have never heard her use a VSCO phrase, but she seemed appalled that I had no idea what a VSCO girl was until recently. Imagine that. I was just blissfully going about my life as a 40 year old woman who wants to wear pants and feels that scrunchies should be worn in your hair, or at least have a purpose other than to be placed around your hydroflask or your wrist. Crazy, right? What was I thinking?

If you are shopping for a gift for a VSCO girl, or you simply want your teen to be able to keep up with the trend, I have created a list of items every teen needs to have to be a true VSCO girl.

The Ultimate VSCO Girl Gift Guide


This is the part of this craze that I totally and completely get. I love Hydroflasks and have been a fan for years. I credit these awesome bottles with keeping my family and I hydrated, because who doesn’t love iced cold water? Yes, they are a little pricey, but as far as the kids are concerned, no other brand will work for a VSCO girl. Oh, and it has to be the 32 ounce bottle…not to be picky or anything.


Your Hyrdroflask isn’t VSCO until you add some stickers to make it your own. VSCO girls seems to really like to throw some adventurous stickers on their Hydroflasks.


Yes, scrunchies. Those things we wore way back in the stone ages when we were kids. Amazon has lots of awesome packs to choose from, but in true VSCO style, stick with pastel colors.


“Crocs are literally good for everything.” Wise words from my 15 year old daughter.

Crocs Charms

You don’t have to be a VSCO girl to love to personalize your Crocs, but it doesn’t hurt.


Birkenstocks go with every outfit, so needless to say, you can wear them in VSCO attire. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to break the bank for this gift. I actually found these ones for like $40!

Nike Air Force 1

Who says a VSCO girl can’t wear a sporty shoe? These Nike Air Force 1 shoes are all the rage with teens right now.


Summer may be over, but VSCO girls aren’t quite ready to put these shoes back in the closet. They don’t want to give up those famous Chacos tan lines.

Frienship Thread

Friendship bracelets are back again, my friends and VSCO girls are leading the trend. Make sure that they have all of the colors of the rainbow for the sweetest bracelets.

Instax Camera

VSCO girls like to be the ready to take a VSCO worthy selfie at a moment’s notice and a cell phone camera just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm makes the best VSCO girl stocking stuffer!

Urban Decay Naked Pallete

VSCO girls want to be look selfie ready, but like to keep it natural at the same time. That means that a nude colored pallette (preferably an Urban Decay pallette) is a necessity. As long as you are shopping for makeup, you might also grab them some mascara and lip gloss because that’s all the need.

Shell Necklace

VSCO girls don’t need much for jewelry, but they LOVE a beachy accent. A shell necklace is a great addition to a VSCO girl collection.

3 Bead Leather Rope Necklace

Another understated necklace that you will often find in a VSCO girl collection is the super cute and super popular 3 Bead Leather Rope Necklace. Take note though, as cute as it is, you cannot wear this one unless you want to be called a VSCO girl.

Long Graphic Tees

Graphic tees are a must for a VSCO girl, but make sure to get them a size or two big so they are long enough to cover their running shorts.

Nike Shorts

Nike running shorts that are short enough to not be seen under their long shirts. But don’t worry moms and dads, the shirts are long enough to cover plenty. It’s the VSCO girl way!

Mario Badescu Spritz Mist and Glow Facial

Have you ever wondered how a VSCO is able to look refreshed at a moment’s notice? Well, for one they are teenagers (remember those days?), but also they use Mario Badescu Spritz Mist and Glow Facial Spray. I hear it’s some good stuff.

Kanken Backpack Classic

I am about to show my age here, but I literally don’t even know why this one is on the list, but all of the kids are asking for these particular backpacks.

Reusable Stainless Steel Metal Straws

A VSCO girl loves a good cause and saving the turtles is their most important cause. These metal straws help them support the environment and save their sea friends, so of course they need a few to keep on hand!

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If you have a VSCO girl teen at home, I would love to know what you think of the trend. I go back and forth between being annoyed by it and thinking it’s cute. I’m just wondering how other parents feel about it.

Okay, so what do you think of this Ultimate Gift Guide for VSCO girls? Did I leave anything off of this VSCO gift list? Can you think of anything that I should add?

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    1. My daughter and all of her friends love all of this stuff! πŸ™‚ It is a bit like growing up in the 90s all over again, minus the hydroflask and metal straw lol

        1. I was the same way! You should have seen my in laws faces when all the kids (boys and girls) came walking into the gym with long shirts looking like they had no pants on and wearing scunchies on their wrist. haha. They were so confused!

  1. My 13 year old was just asking for floss to make friendship bracelets. I don’t care what she says, she isn’t getting a hydroflask that I am paying for.

    1. Lol, I hear ya there! I am a cheapskate and balked at the price. I got super lucky though and for years now, my best friend has worked at Hydroflask, so our first bottles were gifts (I would have never bought them otherwise). We love them a lot though and have since bought more. I once left mine out in the yard in the middle of the day on a hot day in August. Grabbed it the next morning when I went outside and there was still ice it. I cannot drink water unless it’s ice cold, so that sold me on it.

  2. My girls are too young to be influenced by this yet, but hey, *I* wear Birks ALL. THE. TIME. except when I’m wearing my Keen sandals (Chacos are too uncomfortable compared to my Keens, plus I prefer the toe coverage). And yeah, most mornings I leave the house with a scrunchie on my wrist, and I am embarrassed to admit how large my collection (which goes back to the day) is. (Though to be fair, it usually ends up on my hair by the end of the day.) And my SIL and bro are into their Hydroflasks, but me, I prefer my Contigo water bottles and stainless mugs.

  3. VSCO stuff has definitely swept through our town! My daughter is quite entertained by the whole VSCO craze. It’s funny to see scrunchies making a comeback.

    1. Haha me too! About a year ago my daughter and I were shopping and she asked for scrunchies. I was like “an actual scrunchie like I used to wear?! Heck yeah, I’ll buy you some!” haha

  4. This is fantastic! I think my daughter is a VSCO girl without even realising it. It is basically like a step back into the 80s πŸ™‚

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