Christmas Gift Guide - Teens


Buying for teenagers is pretty easy as there are just so many products on the market aimed at them! But I thought it would still be nice to do a gift guide and split it into three parts as lets face it, you wouldn't give a 12 year old girl the same gift as someone that is eighteen.

I'm not sure how right I have got it but I hope you enjoy! 

early teens

Early Teens...
When I was in my early teens, around 12/13 I remember receiving a huge makeup set (the kind with lots of cheap makeup in) and I absolutely loved it. But of course teenagers today are a lot more savvy and also sadly more grown up, so it's about making them feel like they aren't children anymore but without making their parents stare on in horror as they open their present of false eyelashes from Aunty Linda! 
Impulse Mini Trio Set (Tesco £3.50 - here)
 This is just a cheap little gift that could be included along side another present. These all smell quite nice and are ideal someone in their early teens for putting in their school bag or using at the weekend etc!

Harajuku Lovers Jingle G (Fragrance House £12.50 - here)
This perfume is just lovely to give as a gift this Christmas for all ages really! It has actually sold out on Escentual and Boots online now so the link included above was the only place I could find it at, but at least it is free delivery still. The fragrance itself isn't very Christmas smelling but it is nice and sweet and fun and the top can be used as a Christmas tree decoration for years to come! 
 Accessorize Make Up (Superdrug from £3.00 - here
Accessorize makeup is nice and again, for any age but some of the packaging is perfect for anyone in their early teens, it's super girly and all the shades are nice and pretty. 
At the moment Superdrug had an offer on the Accessorize range when you spend over £6 you receive an eyeshadow palette (above). So I purchased two lipglosses for £3 each and received the free palette which is actually worth £6!
MUA Immaculate Collection Palette (Superdrug £8.00 - here) 
For anyone in their early teens a large eyeshadow palette like this is great as most won't own so many eyeshadows and it means they get to play around with all different shades! I really do like this and think the quality is really great for the price. You can get this online at Superdrugs or in larger stores OR at the moment if you spend £8 on the new MUA website you get this palette FREE - here.
Barry M Nail Paints (Boots from £2.99 - here)
Barry M nail polishes are for any age but I think more appreciated than Miss Sporty or Natural Collection for someone in their early teens (I keep saying that don't I!) as Barry M products are kind of cool aren't they. There are so many amazing shades and they definitely look nice as a trio... plus when you spend over £6 on Barry M products in Boots at the moment you receive a Limited Edition Nail Paint which is very sparkly and lovely!
Nail Art - (Various prices) 
I won't go into specific products here but nail art is definitely a great present to give as it's something really fun to try out on Christmas day and to get creative with! For nail art pens I would suggest - Topshop (here), Stargazer and Models Own. For nail stickers and gems etc I would suggest - Girls With Attitude (here) and Stargazer and also Nail Rocks (here) for nail wraps.

mid teens

Mid Teens...
I personally think that the mid teen age stage is slightly harder to buy for as it's kind of all about being cool and things can go from being cool to so un-cool pretty quickly at that age. Also when you are 15/16 you can be easily offended when someone buys you something that isn't grown-up enough! 

Lauren Conrad: Style (Amazon £5.29 - here)
I remember when I was around seventeen I was given the Victoria Beckham style book and I totally loved it and this seems to be the exact same style of book but just with Lauren Conrad who is very 'now' and also it is a bit more informative. I wouldn't even say the receiver of this gift needs to be an actually fan of Lauren Conrad it's just a good book on style, shopping and make-up tips! Also £5.29 is such a good price as the R.R.P is £9.99.
17 Make up (Boots from £2.89 - here
You could go for any brand when buying makeup for someone in their teens but there is just something about 17 - it just basically ticks all the boxes. It's affordable as a gift so you can purchase quite a few items, the packaging is always nice and the products are always good quality. I would say stick to mascara, eyeshadow trios (love Enraged at the moment), lipsticks and nail polishes! Also when you spend over £6 on 17 products at the moment you receive a free gift set of nail polishes!

Makeup Brush Sets (Blush Professional from £9.99 - here
If you are buying for a girly girl that is getting into makeup a bit more than a brush set could make the ideal gift! A large brush set like the one above with 18 brushes in it will literally cover everything and will last them such a long time. 
Katy Perry Purr 30ml (Boots £24.99 - here
Unless the teenage you are buying for is a goth/emo/something alternative then I'm pretty sure most teens quite like Katy Perry! This comes in such a cute bottle and is just nice... I won't even try to describe the scent of this as I can't pick out any notes in it. But out of all the newer celebrity perfumes I would say this is the nicest looking and smelling. 
Violent Lips Tattoos (HQ Hair from £10.50 - here)
I'm pretty sure if you gave these as a gift this year they won't receive anything even remotely similar! These are just so fun and actually do look good and are fairly easy to apply! Also ideal for anyone that loves Jessie J!

late teens

Late Teens...
 I would say this is pretty much the easiest age range to buy for as it all about getting something good quality and something that looks nice & pretty!

Rae Morris Makeup: The Ultimate Guide (Amazon £10.02 - here)
 This has to be the most informative makeup books I have read, ever! It just contains so much information and the images in the book are just so detailed and beautiful. This is something that they will be able to go back to time and time again and read snippets from. 100% worth the price and will make someone that loves makeup a great gift.

Models Own Nail Polish (ASOS £5 each - here)
Whether you buy a trio of glitter polishes, mix n' match or buy some shades from the new and amazing Beetlejuice collection these are sure to make a really nice gift. These are super duper quality and some of the shades are just amazing. The polishes above are Champagne, Magenta Devine and Golden Green.

Benefit Primpcess Set (Benefit UK £25.00 - here)
Any Benefit set/kit would make a lovely gift this Christmas but the Primpess set is my newest set (you can see my full review of it here) but I equally love the Finding Mr Bright set. All the sets are just great for trying out Benefit products and the packaging is always amazing. The Primpcess set is sold out online like a few of the other sets so I would definitely say to go to your nearest Benefits counter and not to be tempted by discount sites or eBay as the Internet is now just so saturated with counterfeit Benefit products. 
MAC Lipstick (Debenhams £13.50 - here)
Mac lipsticks are kind of cult products now aren't they?! Even if you can only afford the one, it would make someone a lovely treat - any age! My tip is to purchase a shade you have seen the receive of the gift wearing the most so that you cannot get it wrong. Also this is definitely something to wrap up really pretty in gold sparkly paper and to tie a little bow around. 
Guerlain Insolence 30ml (Boots £35.50 - here)
The Insolence perfume is just an example really even though I personally adore this scent. But if your budget stretches to a fragrance then something like Vera Wang Princess, Burberry Body, Juicy Couture Juice, etc would make SUCH a lovely present and I think the receiver of such a fragrance may pretty much love you after opening it! 

  I really enjoyed writing this so I hope you also enjoyed reading it!

The next gift guide I am thinking will be either on books, high end beauty gifts or gifts for men!

Fee xo.

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