Four Gifting Principles for Teenage Girls

When it comes to making Christmas wishlists something that we have tried to instil with each of the children is why they are adding that item to the list.  Is it something that they want, need, will wear or to read? 

Separating the items into the different gifting principles helps them understand that Christmas is not just about seeing how many gifts they can find under the Christmas tree, but instead, thinking about how that present will be used after the wrapping paper has been discarded.

As the children get older it seems that present buying becomes more difficult.  Finding Christmas Gifts for a teenager is especially challenging as they are changing so much at this age, with Roo posing me a challenge this year as she is on the cusp of becoming a teenager.  Thankfully Boots offer a host of different Christmas gifts for her allowing me to complete a Christmas wishlist in one shop, with each of the four Christmas gifting principles covered and then some… plus their 3 for 2 offer gives great value for money.

The Four Christmas gifting principles

Something they want

Distinguishing between want and need can take some doing, especially when makeup is involved.  My usual argument of ‘if it is something you will use every day then it is a need’, falls short for this category. Thankfully Roo is just starting to ‘experiment’ with make-up so I’m sure I can utilise that line for at least another year. That being said, her priority this year is to expand her makeup tools selection., with her favourite girl group, Little Mix providing her with a makeup and accessories range that has suddenly expanded her ‘want’ list.  The LMX By Little Mix Brush Up! Make-Up Brush Collection at the top of her list, comprising of the all-important brush selection to create the perfect look.

Something they need

Thinking about the things that we need in life can be difficult, as often when you look at the things on the list they are wanted items rather than something you need.  After discovering the Soap & Glory range last Christmas via some amazing crackers, Roo has been using their skincare products.  There is always an amazing range of Soap & Glory sets available at Christmas from Boots.  This year the Soap & Glory She’s Show Ready! Gift Set is the needed item for Roo, a substantial gift set containing a whole host of skin care products to keep her going.  An added bonus of the Thick & Fast™ High Definition *Collagen Coat™ Mascara and Sexy Mother Pucker™ will satisfy her makeup ‘need’.

Something to wear

Whilst teenage girls have sadly outgrown the range of Boots Mini Club PJ’s that would have found their way under the Christmas tree, it doesn’t mean that they miss out entirely.  Travelling to and from high school, as well as get-togethers with friends means that teenagers can be outdoors more often than we think. Bulky coats are deemed not fashionable, however, a bobble hat can match almost any outfit. The Zoella Travel Mug & Bobble Hat set is the perfect winter warmer. I’m happy that she’s wearing a hat and it saves her from the ‘your body loses more heat through your head’ speech, whilst she also gets to take along a hot chocolate on the walk to school, the bus stop or her best friend’s house (that extra warmth making up for the lack of coat!).

Something to read

This seems like such an obvious category for a new book to enjoy, maybe even a series of books to be read before bed each night.  However, I selected the Zoella I’ve Got A Plan Planner for Roo.  Whilst authors have a beautiful way of sharing the written word, sometimes the most powerful words are the ones that we record ourselves.  The teenage years can be a time when recording what happened during the day, our thoughts and feelings can be a type of therapy. This planner can be utilised to aid Roo with the organisation of her school activities, plans with friends or just recording that she heard her favourite song on the radio.

Taking advantage of the Boots 3 for 2 Christmas gifts means that you can mix and match from different ranges., whether you are looking for a teenage girl, your best friend, a family member… or just looking to see what you can add to your own Christmas wishlist (the range of Joules gift sets are amazing – just saying!)

How do you decide what makes your Christmas wish list?
Have you checked out the Boots Christmas Gift Guide for inspiration?

This post is in conjunction with Boots but all thoughts are my own

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12 Comments

  1. November 9, 2018 / 10:38 am

    These are great principles to buy by. I do think girls can be tricky, but these are lovely ideas.

  2. November 9, 2018 / 11:41 am

    these are all great tips. and I love the Boots 3 for 2, it really is brilliant when choosing gifts 🙂

  3. November 9, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    Boots 3 for 2 always makes for fantastic gift sets. These are some good tips for buying gifts if you’re unsure! 🙂 xx

  4. November 10, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I hadn’t heard of these until earlier this year and it’s genius! It makes so much sense and helps to stop over spending 🙂

  5. November 10, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    Although I think Zoella is a bit much sometimes, I can’t deny that she does make some excellent gifts for teenage girls. I love the planner and anything Soap and Glory gets my vote.

  6. November 11, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I have a teenage boy to buy for this Christmas and those principles are definitely the same.

  7. November 11, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Boots 3 for 2 is perfect for Christmas gifts – I always make sure I get a few for me too!

  8. November 11, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I need to head to boots and pick up some Christmas presents, love these principles, I always buy what they loved.

  9. Helen Clark
    November 11, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    This is a great way to get kids thinking about their Christmas lists. Teenagers are so hard to buy for, especially girls. The Boots gifts are always a perfect place to look for presents for everyone you need to buy for.

  10. November 12, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    I love the Zoella hat & mug set. I’ve seen mug & earmuff sets but I think the bobble hat is much more useful as who doesn’t love a bobble hat!

  11. November 13, 2018 / 6:43 am

    My two have been writing Christmas lists since September, I keep coming back to my laptop and there is a powerpoint presentation waiting for me… and yep, they pretty much all fall into these categories so you’ve hit the nail on the head!

  12. November 15, 2018 / 9:58 am

    These are some really great things to keep in mind for Christmas gifting – Boots 3 for 2 is just what’s needed for getting those Christmas gifts sorted.

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