Weekly Christmas Shop: Presents for Teens

teen girl gift guide

I’ve had a bit of help with this teen girl gift guide; massive thanks to Rosalie who sat with me and went through all of the things she would be pleased (or not pleased) to receive as a Christmas present, and then did exactly the same thing putting herself in her older sister’s shoes so that I had both ends of the teen age spectrum covered! I then added in stuff I’d heard other teens mention (I’ve been eavesdropping like a total weirdo for weeks – supermarket queues, coffee shops, tube stations) and a few of my own ideas.

teen girl gift guide

It’s mostly pretty girly on this page I’m afraid; I have no clue what teen boys would like. If anyone has useful suggestions then do pop them in the comments – it’s always good when we build up a little database of these things!

Right, here goes – from Lush Bubble Bars to Unicorn Robes and Mermaid Tails, I (hopefully) have it all covered…

pom pom hat

Topshop Grey Pom Pom Hat, £14 here. Because pom poms, on anything, apparently, are just great.

topshop pink pom pom headband

So it follows that this pink pom pom headband is equally covetable: it’s £8 at Topshop here.

bleach london pink hair dye

I have it on incredibly good authority that this Bleach London Pink Hair Dye (£5 here) looks amazing on blondes and washes out in the stated time (2-10 washes) even on very bleached hair. I’m almost tempted to try it myself…

models own peach blush palette

I’d nab this collection of peachy blushers, too – Models Own came up a firm favourite when I asked about makeup brands. Find this palette at ASOS here – it’s the Pretty Peach version.

maybelline baby lips peach

Top makeup item, as revealed by my teen advisors? The Maybelline Baby Lips Balm & Blush! Who knew? I like this Innocent Peach shade – it’s £4.99 at Boots here.

lush penguin bubble bar

And for all other beauty needs? You’ve probably guessed that Lush (here) came up trumps – the bubble stuff always just seems like an instant bout of thrush waiting to happen, for me, but it’s ever popular and this penguin is very cute…

moschino fresh eau de toilette

…although for those with slightly more sophisticated tastes, I hear that funky and quirky perfumes are in. Try this mammoth spray-bottle of Moschino’s Fresh on for size – it’s about fifty quid on Amazon here but quite a showstopper…

moschino clouds perfume

But if you balk at the price, there’s an equally quirky-looking Moschino Clouds fragrance for a more purse-pleasing £14.95 here.

unicorn portable emoji phone charger

Portable iPhone chargers are a “thing” (again, who knew? I’m so out of touch!) and I like the emoji unicorn, £12.99 here

ice cream portable emoji iphone charger

…as well as the less obvious and slightly cooler (“IMO” which is “in my opinion”, FYI) ice cream version, £11.99 here.

unicorn fairy lights

Unicorns were definitely a theme, however, and so were fairy lights (no doubt thanks to Youtubers like Zoella and T Burr with their pretty backgrounds!) so I combined the two and found unicorn lights. You’re welcome. They are £10.79 here.

zoella lazy days set

Talking of Zoella; her stationery, gifting and beauty ranges came up top of the wishlist. I like this Lazy Days cosy sock-and-candle set from Superdrug – it’s £16 here.

cake pop maker

One I’d have never thought of: a cake pop maker! I think this is just brilliant – I’d be excited to use it myself, not least because then I would definitely-have-to-immediately eat all of the cake pops I’d created. It’s £26.81 (random) here.

emoji cat cushion

Emoji mania, anyone? We’ve had the iphone chargers, now let’s have the cushions. Here’s the “ghost cat” (is that right? I’m so uncool) and it’s a mere £8.99 at Amazon here.

skinny dip glitter poo case iphone

And the emoji sparkle-poo iPhone case? All yours: £18 at ASOS here. Skinny Dip phone cases are incredibly popular, apparently. I like the “Flying F*ck” one (look it up on ASOS) but I didn’t think it was entirely appropriate here..

word light box

For those who want to spell out their own witticisms, how about a cinema-style light box? I have this cheap and cheerful one from Amazon here (it’s £17.99) and it does the job. Looks smart, comes with letters and numbers and a few other bits and bobs essential to modern communication…

gift guide for teen girls

Oooh, I almost forgot to put in the Mermaid Tail Blanket – £32 at Topshop here. This is one of my favourite finds, just because it’s so absolutely bonkers. I mean.

topshop mega hoops

And mega-earrings (£10 at Topshop here), for those who don’t worry yet about such trivial things as catching their earrings in tube doors and getting their lobes ripped off. Enjoy the uncomplicated, anxiety-free life while you can, dear teens! One day you might be a neurotic health and safety freak like me!

wah nails dream days set

Much safer to stick to nail art, in my opinion. Unless you accidentally inhale – oh never mind. This set from WAH nails is brilliant – £23 at ASOS here.

adidas originals superstar mint green suede

I can’t think of anything to link my last few items, but they were at the top of the teen wishlist. First: Adidas “shell toes” – I like them in mint green suede. They are £75 at ASOS here.

ivy park vest

Equally lust-worthy, apparently, the Ivy Park range, available at Topshop. Has the most bizarre sizing I’ve ever experienced, but hey-ho! I like the drop armhole vest top – just remember you need to wear something underneath! It’s £15 here.

teen gift guide ideas

And, finally (I could keep going but I’m on hour seven, here, and counting) some stripy socks were requested. Warm and cosy, cute-looking. I found some Gingerbread Man ones, suitably festive – they are at ASOS here for £8.

Right – that better have been useful because I’ve actually developed bedsores I’ve been sat here so long! If you want to browse the other gift guides then they’re all HERE.

2016 A Model Recommends: all opinions are my own and any sponsored or paid posts will always be clearly marked. I accept press samples and receive product and services to review as part of my job. Outward links to retailers will usually be affiliate links. Please see here for full "about" section and disclaimer. A Model Recommends and Ruth Crilly are registered trademarks.

Share:

20 Comments

  1. Jerneja
    December 1, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Oooh, I loved this, so cute! Especially the comments made me laugh :D Is it bad that I’d honestly be quite happy to receive some of these myself? :D

  2. Hannah Chaney
    December 1, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    I am sooo not as cool as I thought was! Ahhhh well…I would still be happy to receive a lot of these gifts and I’m 33 Hannah x

  3. Sarah
    December 1, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    That is a really good list. I love the mermaid tail blanket. And the unicorn lights. And the pink hair dye…

  4. December 1, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Very different gift ideas than I ever would have picked!

  5. December 1, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Seems easy to shop for teenage girls then. I will stalk the comment section for boys now, totally lost there.

  6. Claire L
    December 1, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Brilliant gift list! I almost wish I had a teenager to gift at least one of these items!

  7. December 1, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Well I wouldn’t mind some of these myself…

  8. Maireaddy
    December 1, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Believe it or not, the present that I’m finding going down really well with the teenaged sons of friends is…

    A Hairdryer!

  9. December 2, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Haha re the Lush/instant thrush! Glad it’s not just me. You do make me laugh Mrs. xx

  10. Georgina
    December 2, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Great ideas and something a little different. You’re absolutely right about the teen boys…I haven’t got a clue where to start. Although hairdryer is worth a thought. Will check in again to see if there are anymore ideas in the comments.

  11. December 2, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Teens? Pfft! I want some of these things for myself!

  12. December 2, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    love it thanks Ruth. I got my teenage nephew 3 months gym membership. hes very sporty in an exam year and loves me for it x

  13. Madalyn King
    December 2, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Your commentary on these gifts did make me laugh! Seriously considering pink hair now (am I too old at 46?!)

  14. Viv
    December 5, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Desperately need a gift list for in-laws… My husband has given it up and it become on the top of my to-do…

  15. Elizabeth Forbes
    December 7, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    So the Zoella back packk with notebook and pencils and travel mug set I bought for my only female teen looks like it will be OK? I was worried as had never heard of her.
    But boys, who knows? bought the two in my life chocolate tools etc last year , life size and very life like from Germany, can’t repeat that though

  16. December 12, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Great ideas! I love Unicorns and the Bleach Rose Hair Dye is awesome and easy to use… also it’s not too strong on your hair and the result color is really lovely.
    XO
    Anna From Italy

  17. February 2, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Such great gift ideas. The mermaid blankets are so good!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *