Buying for teenagers and older tweens can be challenging. I find getting the big gift easy as it is often clothes and my teenagers have expensive tastes. Yet the stocking fillers and surprise presents challenge me. Therefore I have put together a round up of some of my favourite gifts for teens. My 9 year old has the Rebel Girls books and these come highly recommended. In fact I have been telling all the mums at the school gate to get these!
What Would She Do?
What Would She Do? Created by an all-women team and illustrated by renowned international artists, it is the ultimate guide to empowered women for children. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers, these are the incredible life stories of women from around the world. These trailblazers not only accomplished great things, but overcame the same issues that girls all over the world have to face in today’s modern society. Each profile concludes with a “What Would She Do….” scenario that applies the subject’s attitude to a relatable situation. Available from Amazon at a price of £6.98, this hardcopy book is the ideal gift for those looking for role models from the 25 most powerful and inspirational women of all time.
Stand Up, Stand Out!
Meet 25 of the bravest human beings of all time! Stand Up, Stand Out Meet the rebel heroes who spoke out against injustice and overcame impossible obstacles. A fantastic and educational read for children, the compelling text and hand-picked portraits brings these peoples achievements vividly to life. From Gandhi to Nelslon Mandela to unsung heroes such as Irena Sendler and Juliane Koepcke, each profile concludes with a “ What Can You Do”? section in which the story is related to everyday scenarios children might encounter. A truly educational and inspirational gift this Christmas, Stand Up, Stand Out! Is available from Amazon at a price of £12.99 (hardcopy).
Oh K! Bubble Sheet Mask and 3 Step Charcoal Mask
These luxury face masks are an innovative way of creating the perfect spa experience every time from the comfort of your own home and will make an amazing stocking filler for anyone this Christmas. The Bubble Sheet Mask is specially made in Korea and is designed to exfoliate and cleanse to liven up your beauty regime. The 3 Step Charcoal Mask brings the most exciting ingredients from South Korea. A specially formulated 3 step clarifying process ideal for blemish prone skin, offering the deepest cleanse possible whilst ensuring maximum hydration and moisture.
These masks are available from Amazon at a price of £7.50 for the Oh K! Cleansing Face Mask Sheet Bubble Clay Extract Sheet Mask and £6.50 for the 3 Step Charcoal Mask.
Oy! Organic Young – My Skin Goals Gift Set
The perfect gift set for your teen this Christmas. Clear Skin Confidence, Organic Young (Oy!) has put together 3 key products from its award-winning organic skin care range to create the ultimate 3-step skin routine. You begin with Oy! Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash, followed by Oy! Clear Skin Cleansing Moisturiser and finishing off with Oy! Clear Skin Purifying Serum. Containing pure ingredients of Willow Bark, Green Tea, Prebiotics and Tea Tree. Oy! My Skin Goals is tough on spots and gentle on skin and is available at www.greenpeople.co.uk at a price of £30.00.
The Clever Tykes Storybook Set
This 3-book set is a great stocking filler for your little one this Christmas. Aimed at 6-9 year olds, the set contains stories Walk-it Willow, Code-it Cody and Change-it Cho, and are designed to inspire children to be positive, creative and resourceful. This motivational stories set is available from Amazon at a price of £14.99.
Bomb Cosmetics Mistletoe Kisses Gift Set
Make bath time even more relaxing this Christmas with this fabulously cute and extra special Mistletoe Kisses Gift Set from Bomb Cosmetics. Beautifully handmade with essential oils and scents of vanilla, cinnamon and orange, this festive treat is a must have for your loved one this Christmas. This beautifully gift wrapped box contains Christmas bath bombs and handmade soaps including Christmas Wonderland Soap and Santa’s Bable Bath Blaster. It is available this Christmas from www.findmeagift.co.uk and is a bargain price of £12.99.
TX-30 Stereo Game & Go Headset
These brilliant new headsets are the perfect techy present for Tweens and Teens alike this Christmas. Available in a choice of 3 unique, funky colours – pink, blue or green. This affordable gift is ideal for any teen or pre-teen who enjoy music or gaming, making the perfect companion for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch or simply ideal for music lovers, delivering stunning, crystal clear sound. Available now from Argos for just £14.99
John Adams Rainbow Science
Make Christmas magical this year with colourful and fun rainbow science projects. Enjoy being a scientist with 5 amazing experiments to discover and explore. Your little one will have hours of fun this Christmas with blow a rainbow bubble snake and creating magical holograms. Available from Argos and other leading Stockists at a price of £22.99.
Beauty and the Beast, Ladies Short Pyjamas
Sit back and get cosy this Christmas with this luxurious Beauty and the Beast themed ladies pyjama set. Simple short sleeves and rounded neckline and includes 1 t-shirt and 1 pair of shorts. Available direct from New Look in sizes 8 to 18 at a bargain price of £15.99.
Thule Lithos Backpack 16L
This modern backpack is a must have for your loved one this Christmas. Available in Black, Dark Burgundy and Carbon Blue, it comes with secure flap folding closure ideal for closure or navigating through town. Secure belongings in main compartment using a 9 hook buckle flap closure and easily locate other items in zipped interior mesh pocket. Available direct from Thule, www.thule.com, at a cost of £55.00.
Guinness World Records 2019 and Guinness World Records Wild Things
Aimed at children between the ages 7 – 11 years, these newly released books will make the perfect stocking filler for your tween this Christmas. Guinness World Records 2019 has chapters including Universe, Planet Earth, Science, Social Media, Music, Film, Sports and ‘Do Not Try This At Home’. Available from Amazon and other leading stockists and is priced at £20.00. Also recently released is the Guinness World Records Wild Things book, which looks at record-breakers of all shapes and sizes, from gentle ocean giants to tiny bugs that kills millions. Great for the young explorer of the family, Wild Things is also available from Amazon and other leading stockists, at a cost of £9.99.
Personalised Aston Villa Football Book
This unique and elegantly designed hardback book (38 x 31cm) depicts the history of Aston Villa over the last century and is up-to-date with the latest season. This book will make the perfect gift for your footy mad loved one this Christmas and can be personalised with recipients name and short message. This book is available for most premiership clubs and can be purchased direct from www.ijustloveit.co.uk/product/aston-villa-football-book/
Red Letter Days
Forget boring “stuff”, give an experience day they’ll remember forever! Choose from 6000+ amazing gifts with Red Letter Days: I favour buying my family experiences these days and Red Letter Days have you covered for every single person. Whether it is a girls trip to London or an Adrenalin activity you are looking for they have it all. These vouchers allow the recipient the freedom to choose the experience they most value. They can also be booked for a convenient day and time making it practical too. My teenager loves a theatre trip and we will be using a voucher to enjoy a hotel stay and show.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Limited Edition Coin and Book Gift Box
This Beautiful Gift Box has been delicately designed and created in partnership with The Royal Mint. Featuring a Bespoke Edition of Beatrix Potter’s classic book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, alongside a Royal Mint official UK silver proof 50 pence Coin. Bringing the magic of this story to life, this gorgeously presented gift set will make the perfect present for your loved one this Christmas. Available exclusively from The Royal Mint, this can be purchased at a price of £120.00.
Rookie Roller Quad Roller Skates
The must have roller skate this Christmas, Rookie Roller Skates are one of the newest, most popular brands on the skating scene today. Available in a range of styles, designs and colours and suitable from ages young to old, men to women, from the inexperienced to the seasoned professional. With a style to suit everyone’s budget and shoe size, the Rookie Roller Quad Roller Skate can be purchased direct from Skates.co.uk in a range of prices.
The next present we think many teen girls would love to discover under the tree is Minky. This is the perfect solution to keep all of her much-loved styling tools in order. The Premium Styling Dock will be a godsend for her daily routine. Keeping those unruly hair grips and tangled leads all neatly in place, it’ll not only look immaculate but it’ll save her bags of time searching for things too – all the more for beauty sleep! Available in black, grey and black, and rose gold for under £30 at major retailers Amazon, Ebay, Argos and Minky https://www.minky.com/uk/