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What to buy for an 18 year old and 16 year old girl? Between £20 - 30 pls.

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twolittledarlings Wed 31-Oct-12 22:02:44

Any ideas what to get for an 18 and a 16 year old girl?
I don't know what teenagers are into as my girls are only 8 and 10.


stephenfriedrice Wed 31-Oct-12 22:42:58

Nice bath stuff, a new celeb autobiography, sweets, amazon voucher, DVDs, magazine subscription?

everydayaschoolday Thu 01-Nov-12 01:17:37

16YO DSD likes Soap and Glory toiletries. I have also got her an ITunes voucher.

Getting 18YO DSD an Odeon Cinema voucher + restaurant voucher (for restaurant nearby) for her to have a date night with BF.

deleted203 Thu 01-Nov-12 01:21:01

The best bet is probably a voucher/gift card of some sort as they will know what they want -and you will get it wrong if you try and buy it grin - (believe me, she says, as the mother of teenage girls!) Depending on whether they are Primark, New Look or Next girls I would go for one of these, as they can then choose their own clothes/perfume/shoes that they want.

WeAllHaveWings Thu 01-Nov-12 09:22:48

I've given my dniece(19) cash the last few years as she has always been saving for something - new ipod/phone, driving lessions, clothes etc.

Dawndonna Thu 01-Nov-12 09:37:52

My sixteen year olds have asked for boots/new look/ type gift cards.

ITunes gift card would probably go down well.

squeaver Thu 01-Nov-12 09:41:51

Cash. Top Shop vouchers. Itunes vouchers. Seriously.

twolittledarlings Fri 02-Nov-12 01:23:42

Thank you all. Will get them vouchers.
Now need to decide which ones.

dementedma Fri 02-Nov-12 21:22:31

Cash, iTunes or cinema voucher,hotel chocolat slab, lush smellies, earrings,voucher for somewhere like Nandos or Frankie and Bennies. Nail bar session, voucher for spa treatment

Are they city girls?

One of my 15 and 17 yr old dds' favourite gifts for the last couple of years (and it's gone down well when we've done it for their friends too) is a cheap red mug filled with a big Starbucks chocolate coin and candy cane, plus a loaded Starbucks card.

If you want to go for a clothing voucher, my two would always choose Topshop over anywhere else.

I always like the idea of a voucher plus something little that 'goes' with it, so the Starbucks idea as above, or a Topshop voucher wrapped up with maybe a Topshop nail varnish, or a cinema voucher with a bag of popcorn, or a magazine sub with a copy of the magazine etc.

emilyofnewmoon Fri 02-Nov-12 22:45:29

One4all gift vouchers from Post Office are great as you can spend them in lots of places inc Topshop, Boots etc

Dollydowser Fri 02-Nov-12 22:59:49

Ask what's on their christmas list? Or something that comes with a gift receipt so they can exchange it.

twolittledarlings Sat 03-Nov-12 00:13:18

They are city girls. We all live in London. The older one just got into Cambridge. She is very studious. The younger one is really into make up, dressing up until that is when her sister got into Cambridge and now I have been told she stays at home all the time studying. Maybe the sister effect is rubbing off on her.

Last year, I got the older one Hmv vouchers and the younger one a makeup book and Boots vouchers. I may email their mum to ask which shops they frequent.

Thank you all for your input.

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