Do you remember you teenage years? I think I’ve tried to block most of mine out, filled with bad hair days, surging hormones and cheesy taste in music. Whilst I have blocked out the cringe-worthy bits (which are quite a few), I can remember having so much fun too from meeting up with friends, trips to the cinema etc. – oh to be young again.
Buying for teenagers is a difficult one, whilst they would love money or gift vouchers they need to something to unwrap come Christmas morning so take a look at my Christmas gifts for teens…
Music is a key part of growing up, songs that will help you remember school days, lazy afternoons with friends and the song you first danced to with that someone special. The way we listen to music has changed over the years, I can remember the days of records, then tapes before CD’s came out. Now it is all about digital download but it’s quite hard to wrap one of those up for Christmas so why not try albumcards – a new unique, online, and brand new to the market for Christmas 2014. It’s a personalised greetings card plus music gift, all in one!
albumcards makes choosing and sending this gift so easy, in 3 simple steps.
- Pick (the album you want to send)
- Personalise (your greetings card)
- Post (to arrive on the exact day you choose)
Even better, order your albumcard before 2pm and it can be delivered the next day.
Where to buy: albumcards.com
Babyliss TRESemme Smooth & Shine Collection Gift Set
I’m not exaggerating when I say that find electric hair appliances changed my life, you only have to look at my school photos pre-hairdryer and hair straightener days and you will understand what I mean.
The TRESemme Smooth & Shine Collection Gift Set is sure to help any teenage bad hair day and ensure they are looking their best.
The powerful 2200W salon professional dryer features ionic technology to fight frizz with three heat and speed settings plus cool mode. The Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray makes hair easier to style and leaves it with a gorgeous salon shine. The set also contains two sectioning clips, a styling brush and a beautiful embossed patent cosmetic pouch.
Where to buy: Lloyds Pharmacy
With a surge of hormones suddenly teenagers have turned into Cousin IT overnight, so why not help them keep things under control this Christmas with a shaving gift get from Gillette…
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler is Gillette’s first 3-in-1 precision grooming tool – perfect for those wanting to style their facial hair.
The Gillette Venus & Olay Sugarberry Gift Set features blades which ex foliate by sweeping away the top layer of the skin cells for surface renewal.
Price: From £10.99
Where to buy: Boots, Superdrug and all leading supermarkets
Nail Art Creations
When I was a little girl I can remember having Tinkerbell peel off nail varnish which my Mum had bought me from Avon. It was that nail varnish that started a love affair with my nails. Although I don’t get to wear nail varnish half as much I once did (not allowed to wear it for work – boooo) I had my nails painted by a friend for a party recently and have only just discovered nail art – here’s me just painting mine one colour when they could have some amazing designs and wraps added.
Avon have moved on since I was a child and now do an amazing Nail Creations Gift Set which would be perfect for that special teen girl.
With nail wraps, glitter and nail varnishes to suit all occasions, this pretty gift box contains everything needed to create a variety of nail looks for the party season. Gift box includes: Nailwear Pro+ in Liquorice, Pastel Pink and Starry Night, 10ml, Nail Art Design Strips in Bows for You, Nail Decoration Tool and Glitter Pot in Silver.
Where to buy: Avonshop.co.uk
Fresh and clean
Smellies find there way under everyone’s Christmas tree and no more so when you reach those teenage years of hormones, body odour and the I don’t need to wash stage – speaking from experience, my brother went through this stage for soooo long (yuck!). Take this NIVEA MEN Sport gift set, perfect for teens complete with 3-in-1 shower gel, 48hr antiperspirant and a collapsible drinks bottle.
A good smelling set of body spray, body wash etc. will hopefully encourage the teen in your life to be fresh and clean – they’ll soon realise that if they want a girlfriend/boyfriend washing help (a lot!).
Where to buy: Boots, Superdrug and most leading supermarkets
‘Tis the season for smooth skin and radiant lips
With parties, social gatherings and mistletoe around the corner, give your teen the gift of smooth silky skin and lusciously glossy lips this season. You are in safe hands this Christmas with a brand like Vaseline that believes beautiful skin begins with healthy skin.
The Vaseline Rosy Lip Pouch is great for girly girls wanting a touch of glamour, Vaseline lip therapy rosy lips and this patterned Vaseline lip pouch is the perfect choice.
The Vaseline Make Up Bag is great for girls on the go whether its heading out to the cinema with friends, a sleepover or a disco – filled with essentials like Vaseline lip therapy rosy lips and Vaseline hand & Nail lotion.
Price: From £4.00
Where to buy: Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Boots